Texarkana, USA – On September 4, Governor Abbott and Governor Hutchinson will share the stage together for an AR-TX REDI Meeting in downtown Texarkana. The meeting will be held at the federal courthouse on Stateline at 3:00 p.m. Traffic is expected to be complicated at this time and both Texarkana Texas and Texarkana Arkansas police are making preparations to handle the parking and routing. Those attending will need to pay special attention to instructions from the police departments which can be at the link found here.
Citizens of both Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas are being encouraged to attend this important event. Citizens from surrounding towns with an interest in the area’s growth, development and progress should also plan to attend. The general feeling in the community is that both Governor Hutchinson and Governor Abbott need to be aware that the people of Bowie County and Miller County have a vested interest in the success and growth of Texarkana.
A few years ago a community member said during some heated times between the two Texarkanas that, “Texarkana, Texas needs Texarkana, Arkansas, and Texarkana, Arkansas needs Texarkana, Texas.” It is our opinion that a truer statement could not be made. While there are individual differences in the two cities, there is also a huge tie between the two. For economic growth, the businesses located in both states need the citizens of each town. Because of tax opportunities in both Miller and Bowie County, the growth of the Interstate system into the area, and the recent growth in community-based levels of higher education, Texarkana, USA has opportunities not available in many cities. The time to act is now.
Citizens should plan to come out on September 4, at 3:00 p.m. and support Texarkana, USA. The governors of both states need to hear loud and clear that we want Texarkana to be the most successful area in the four states region. The more people showing up to show support, the more clearly conveyed the message will be to both governors that Texarkana, Arkansas and Texas, as well as Bowie and Miller Counties, are far more connected and together than we are apart.
This amazing opportunity to show the governors a unity that stretches beyond a state line will rarely be seen in any other part of the country. Make plans to get there early and make sure you show your overwhelming support for Texarkana, USA.