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West Park Boulevard Closure

TEXARKANA, TX- West Park Boulevard will be temporarily closed for 24 hours beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 and will reopen at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

The closure will allow for a groundbreaking on the city’s largest commercial development project in its history at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 for Wadley Regional Medical Center. 

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Safety Features to be Added to Area Highways

Forty-one highways in Northeast Texas on schedule for new features

ATLANTA – Safety features in the form of texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to 41 area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in August by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We are looking at installing texturized pavement methods to centerline areas of these highways to help prevent crossover crashes and along the shoulders to prevent run-off-the-road crashes,” said Rebecca Wells, Director of Traffic Operations for TxDOT in Atlanta.  “The texturized pavement methods make noise when vehicle tires run over them, alerting drivers that they are getting out of their traffic lane.”

Strip-A-Zone of Grand Prairie was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $3.5 million. Work on the projects should begin in October of this year and take about 10 months to complete, Wells said. Highways scheduled to receive the improvements are:

CountyHighwayLimitsMilesBowieUS 67From: FM 2149 To: FM 21488.7BowieUS 82From: Spur 86 To: FM 13984.4BowieUS 59From: Arkansas State Line To: 1.5 miles north of I-304.0BowieFM 44From: Red River County Line To: FM 9927.7BowieFM 992From: US 82 West in De Kalb To: US 82 East in New Boston22.0BowieFM 1398From: US 82 West To: US 82 East10.5BowieFM 1701From: Red River County Line To: US 2596.6BowieSH 98From: US 82 To: FM 18402.5CampSH 11From: FM 21 To: Loop 1793.5CampFM 21From: Titus County Line To: SH 113.6CampFM 556From: FM 1519 To: Upshur County Line5.9CampFM 1520From: FM 1521 To: SH 117.0CassSH 11From: FM 130 To: SH 499.6CassFM 251From: FM  785 To: FM 12514.7CassFM 74From: Loop 236 To: FM 2512.5CassFM 96From: FM 2791 To: US 598.8CassFM 130From: FM 250 To: SH 1113.3CassFM 1766From: SH 77 To: FM 9946.6HarrisonUS 80From: FM 450 To: Gregg County Line7.6HarrisonSH 43 From: Marion County Line To: FM 26824.9HarrisonFM 134From: Marion County Line To: SH 438.1HarrisonFM 134From: Spur 449 To: FM 19995.0HarrisonFM 450From: FM 449 To: US 827.8HarrisonFM 2625From: US 59 To: FM 316.6HarrisonFM 1793From: US 59 To: FM 13410.1MarionFM 2683From: SH 43 To: FM 2485.9MarionSH 49From: FM 134 To: SH 4312.5MorrisSH 11From: 1.5 miles west of Cass County Line To: Cass County Line1.5MorrisSH 77From: Cass County Line To: US 2596.0PanolaFM 348From: SH 315 To: Rusk County Line4.3PanolaFM 1970From: US 79 To: SH 3154.0TitusSH 11From: Camp County Line To: Morris County Line4.4TitusFM 1735From: 2.1 miles south of SH 49 To: SH 116.1UpshurUS 271From: 5.9 miles north of SH 155 To: 1.5 miles north of SH 1554.4UpshurSH 155From: FM 1404 To: US 80 East7.9UpshurSH 155From: US 80 West To: Smith County Line2.0UpshurFM 2088From: Wood County Line To: FM 5565.0UpshurFM 1795From: FM 49 To: FM 10026.2    UpshurSH 300From: FM 3358 To: Gregg County Line5.9UpshurFM 1795From: FM 1002 To: Wood County Line1.4UpshurFM 726From: US 271 To: SH 3004.1UpshurFM 2685From: SH 155 To: FM 14046.6
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The Muses Brings Family-Friendly Cabaret-StylePerformance to Regional Arts Center

TRAHC to Present TRAHC Hero Awards Prior to Performance

The Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council is bringing a professional cabaret-style troupe of vocalists, dancers and instrumentalists to the Regional Arts Center with The Muses: “Broken Standards”: Fascinating Rhythm on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 at the door, $25 prior to the event and $10 for students. The concert is sponsored by the Patterson-Troike Foundation. TRAHC will give out its 2021 TRAHC Hero awards prior to the concert at 6:45 p.m.

The Muses performance troupe, based in Hot Springs, Ark., blends vastly different musical styles in unexpected ways. Broken Standards juxtaposes early Western European music and early American big band and jazz standards, representing the origin of opera and the birth of jazz. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County Launches their ACT® Work Ready Community Initiative

Texarkana, Texas—Bowie County announced today, they have engaged in the process to become a certified ACT® Work Ready Community (ACT® WRC). This practice demonstrates their commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers, and current and future citizens of the county. Earlier this year, Miller County began the process and now Bowie County is on board to work with the Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce and Miller County to enhance our workforce in the Texarkana Region. “Bowie County is excited to work with the Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce and Miller County to become a certified ACT® Work Ready Community.  This is a regional effort to develop a talent pipeline for our employers, and Bowie County is excited to support this initiative. The ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® (ACT® WorkKeys® NCRC®) is the basis for industry-driven efforts that link education, workforce, and economic development,” said Judge Bobby Howell, Bowie County Judge. Continue Reading →

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New Family Clinic Focused on Health and Wellness to Open on Arkansas Side

TEXARKANA, AR – Texarkana and the surrounding area is gaining a new resource for health and wellness. Led by Sam Nix, APRN, Total Access Health & Wellness will be opening on E. 9th Street in Texarkana, Arkansas in 82 Plaza. The clinic will offer primary care and minor emergency care, with the ability to accept walk-ins for those who need to be seen on the same day, Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Mr. Nix will begin seeing patients on Tuesday, September 7th, the opening day of the clinic, and they are already accepting appointment bookings. “After working in both hospital and clinic environments as a practitioner for the past six years, the opportunity arose to open my own clinic and I jumped at the chance,” said owner and primary practitioner Sam Nix. Continue Reading →

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I-30 Widening Project: Four Lane to Six Lane Atlanta District Construction Update

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, the contractor will be closing lanes of northbound I-369/US 59 at the I-30 interchange to replace the crash cushion attenuator. The exit from I-369 N/US 59 N to FM 559 (Richmond Road) will be closed. Traffic will need to use the US 82 (New Boston Road) exit and follow the frontage road to FM 559/Richmond Road. Also, the entrance to I-369 N/US 59 N for I-30 from US 82/Sowell Lane/Frontage Road will be closed. Continue Reading →

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