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Master Gardener Basic Training First In-Person Training Since 2019 Held Again This Fall

Are you ready to get out of your houses and train on gardening at our first in-person Master Gardener Basic Training since 2019. If so, now is the time to apply for the Arkansas Master Gardener program, the state’s largest horticulture volunteer and education organization. In-person training is slated for September 22, 29 and October 6, 20, and 27, 2021.The deadline to have your applications into our office is August 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Applications are available through your Miller County Extension Service, located at 1007 Jefferson Avenue, Texarkana, AR (we are across the street from Jefferson Park). Applications are also available online at https://bit.ly/3hZjCSM. If you have any questions or would like an application mailed to you, please call 870-779-3609 or email jsmallwood@uada.edu.Cost of the training is $125 and covers your book, training materials, name badge, and first year’s dues. Fee should be remitted along with the application. “This program would be of interest to anyone who would like to sharpen their horticulture knowledge and skills,” Berni Kurz, extension educator-consumer horticulture for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said. “Individuals will be able to complete an online horticulture training program designed for homeowners who are interested in becoming a Master Gardener
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Construction Work Scheduled for Moores Lane for a Few Weeks

WHEN:Beginning Monday, July 19 through Thursday, Aug. 5, or until work is completedWHERE:                       On Farm to Market Road 2240 (Moores Lane) between FM 559 (Richmond Road) and FM 1397 (Summerhill Road). MEDIA:Traffic will be restricted to one lane, one-way traffic around the work zones controlled by flaggers on FM 2240 during the days while work is being conducted. ATLANTA — Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) work crews will be making repairs to and resurfacing the main traffic lanes of Farm to Market Road 2240 (Moores Lane) between FM 559 (Richmond Road) and FM 1397 (Summerhill Road) during the next few weeks. Work is expected to begin Monday, July 19 and possibly last through Thursday, Aug. 5, or until work is completed. Continue Reading →

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Safety Lighting to be Installed at Area Highway Intersections

ATLANTA – Nine highway intersections in Northeast Texas will have new safety lighting systems added during the coming year, according to plans approved in June by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “Nighttime lighting systems at the intersections will be installed that will have energy efficient LED lighting and will better illuminate the roadways,” said Rebecca Wells, Director of Transportation Operations for TxDOT in Atlanta. “The LED lights are brighter and more cost efficient than our old lighting systems.”

Striping Technologies of Tyler, TX, was awarded the contract for these safety lighting projects with a bid of $539,434. Work on the projects should begin in August and take about nine months to complete, Wells said. Intersections scheduled for lighting additions are:

In Bowie County: SH 93 at FM 558 and SH 98 at FM 1840.In Cass County: US 59 at FM 2327.In Harrison County: US 59 at FM 1793, FM 450 at 2208 and FM 1999 at FM 9.In Morris County: US 259 at Loop 284.In Titus County: FM 2348 at FM 4000.In Upshur County: SH 154 at FM 1650. Continue Reading →

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Safety Features to be Added to Several Area Highways

ATLANTA — Safety features will be added or enhanced along six sections of highways in Northeast Texas during the next couple of years, according to plans approved in June by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “This project is designed to reduce the severity of traffic incidents where vehicles leave the roadway,” said Paul Wong, Area Engineer for TxDOT in Texarkana. “We are looking at installing additional safety features on driveway culverts and drainage structures along several sections of highways in Bowie, Morris and Titus Counties. H X Farms, Inc. of Hallsville, TX was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $1.5 million. Work on the projects should begin in August of this year and take about two years to complete, Wong said. Continue Reading →

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Guard Railings to be Upgraded on I-30 Frontage Roads, SH 77

ATLANTA – Guard railings will be upgraded over the next three years along Interstate 30 frontage roads in Bowie and Titus Counties and State Highway 77 in Morris County according to plans approved in June by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We will be replacing and upgrading the guard rails on I-30 frontage roads throughout Bowie and Titus Counties and on SH 77 at US 67 in Naples,” said Tommy Bruce, Area Engineer for the TxDOT office in Mount Pleasant. 

Highway 19 Construction of Sulphur Springs was awarded the contract for the construction projects with a bid of $6.5 million. Work on the project should begin in August of this year and take about three years to complete, Bruce said. Continue Reading →

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Recycling to return on July 1st

On July 1st, curbside single-stream recycling will return to Texarkana, Texas. Please help us maintain a successful recycling program by recycling right every day. To learn more, visit www.wm.com/recycling or http://ci.texarkana.tx.us/373/Recycling-Program. For more information please contact, Lisa Thompson, Public Information Officer and at 903-798-1743 or email lisa.thompson@txkusa.org. Continue Reading →

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