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Little Rock-based USAble Life to be featured on ‘Designing Spaces’ airing on Lifetime TV

LITTLE ROCK, AR: USAble Life, an ancillary insurance carrier headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., will be featured on “Designing Spaces,” the award-winning home improvement show airing on Lifetime TV, on Nov. 16 at 7:30 a.m. EST/PST. Viewers are encouraged to check their local TV guides and listings. “We are pleased to be involved in such a valuable project with ‘Designing Spaces,'” said Jim Casey, USAble Life president and chief executive officer. “So many individuals are unaware of the importance of supplementary insurance. Continue Reading →

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Miller County 4H Shooting Sports Club Participates in Parade

Texarkana, USA-Amid streamers of red, white and blue, the Miller County 4H Shooting Sports club made their way down the Stateline at the Veterans Day parade in downtown Texarkana. With flags waving high, they thanked their fellow American veterans for their service to our country. At every club meeting and throughout the entire parade route, each member verbally pledges their “Head, Heart, Hands & Health to a better living for their club & community. Participating in the parade was just one of the many things the Miller County 4H Shooting Sports club does to give back to the community and to once again, Say Thanks to a Vet! Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and Paris Junior College Host PLACE Event

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University, Paris Junior College, and The Program for Learning And Community Engagement are sponsoring an event on the campus of Paris Junior College on November 5th. The event is titled “Paving the Path” and will feature a discussion by PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. The event will begin at 12:15 in Room 101 of PJC’s Math and Science Building. TAMUT will offer a live stream of the event in University Center Room 210. Dr. Anglin will be discussing her role as one of the first female community college presidents in the state. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Trustees Vote to Hire Dr. Jason Smith as Ninth President

Trustees also took action to authorize board president Kyle Davis and TC legal counsel John Mercy to finalize the exit agreement for current president James Henry Russell. Russell will officially vacate the president’s position on December 31, 2018, and begin work in the private sector for BWI Companies, Inc., in January. Russell has served as president of TC since 2011. Davis said trustees anticipate a smooth transition in leadership beginning January 1, 2019. “Dr. Smith is already a champion for TC,” said Davis. Continue Reading →

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City Earns Recognition for Financial Reporting

TEXARKANA, TEXAS– The city of Texarkana, Texas has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2017 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. This is the 28th year in a row the City of Texarkana, Texas has earned this recognition. Chief Financial Officer for the City of Texarkana, Texas, Kristin Peeples, leads a the Finance Department staff who are responsible for producing the annual report. The finance department’s dedication to transparency and sound financial accounting has earned this award year after year for the city. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Receives Donation from University Partner

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana accepted a $100,000 donation from the Texas Pioneer Society at a Press Conference in University Center Wednesday morning. The gift was presented to the university by Fred Markham, President of the Texas Pioneer Foundation, and will go to the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Foundation Endowed Scholarship fund. By making the donation to the Foundation’s scholarship fund the contribution will be matched by the foundation’s Board of Directors, who last month announced the “Double Your Impact” scholarship campaign. Under the “Double Your Impact” initiative the members of the foundation board personally pledged to match contributions to the endowed scholarship dollar for dollar up to a total of $1 million. “Texas A&M University-Texarkana continues to be blessed by the support we receive from our community partners,” said President Dr. Emily Cutrer.” “The Texas Pioneer Foundation has a long history of contributing to A&M-Texarkana and their support has made a difference in the lives of countless students.” Today we are doubly blessed, as this gift will be matched by our Foundation’s Board of Directors.”

The Texas Pioneer Foundation is a private, independent foundation that supports academic excellence by funding innovative educational programs that are sustainable, able to build capacity, and have measurable results. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE to Host Lecture November 2nd

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement will sponsor an open lecture on the topic of “Hashtag Activism in Hollywood” on November 2nd. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 1200 p.m. in University Center Room 116. There is no charge to attend the lecture and it is open to the public. The event will be hosted by Dr. Drew Morton, TAMUT Associate Professor of Mass Communications and Nicole Alvarado, former Research & Reporting Associate at the Director’s Guild of America and Database Coordinator for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The informal discussion will focus on disparities in hiring and representation, sexual harassment, and sexual assault in Hollywood. Continue Reading →

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ANIMAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO HOST EVENT FOR LOCAL PET OWNERS

TEXARKANA, TX- The City of Texarkana, Texas Animal Control Services is pleased to host Bark at the Park this Saturday, November 3, 2018.  Bark at the Park is a free community-wide registration and rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats. The event will be held at the pavilion near the Kylee Sullivan Dog Park at Spring Lake Park from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Free three-year rabies vaccinations will be offered for dogs and cats. Free city registration will be offered for dogs and cats residing inside city limits. In lieu of payment, donations will be accepted to assist in funding future Animal Control Services activities. Microchipping and other vaccinations will be available for a fee. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Biotechnology Program

TEXARKANA, Texas – Biotechnology students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana are studying concepts and ideas that will one day change the way diseases are treated, says Professor Oscar Alzate. The Nobel Prize for Physics was announced on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 and was awarded to a Canadian professor and his French and American colleagues for their work in laser techniques that have been adapted for eye surgery. One day later the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the discovery of methods to create drugs for treating human diseases using protein engineering based on monoclonal antibodies. And while it might be easy to assume that this kind of work takes place in private laboratories or large research universities, just a few days prior to these announcements Dr. Oscar Alzate was discussing very similar applications with two of his biotechnology students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Dr. Alzate, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Biotechnology at A&M-Texarkana had recently been discussing how to submit a monoclonal antibody-based drug proven to cure lupus to the US Food and Drug association with his student Arthur Gray. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE to Host Lecture on Halloween

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) will host a lecture on October 31st by Courtney Hubbart, Adjunct Instructor of History at TAMUT. The lecture is titled “She’s a Witch. Witchcraft Hysteria and Gender Bias in the Early Modern World,” and will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in University Center Room 210. The event is free and open the public. PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. Continue Reading →

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