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Census and Arkansas Updates

By April 1, 2020, each of you will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.  Responding to the census will be easier than ever, as this will be the first time you can respond online. The Constitution mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790. The Governor recently announced the formation of the Arkansas Complete Count Committee. The 30 member task force includes two state senators and two state representatives who have agreed to help promote statewide participation in the 2020 Census. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

The census tells us much more than just the population of our state and our communities. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Present Awards for Best Papers in History Courses

Texas A&M Texarkana

Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Department of
History will award the 2019 Bennie Walthall Awards for the best research papers
written in the university’s history courses on Thursday, September 26 at 12:00 pm. The event will take place in the Tri-State Iron & Metal Atrium, located on
the 3rd floor of the University Center building. The awards are made
possible by a grant from the late Mr. Bennie Walthall of Texarkana, Ark., and
will provide a total of $800 in prize money to three individuals. The awardees for 2019 include two first-place winners and one
second-place winner. Abigail
O’Gorman (1st Place) for Anglo American Racism During the Mexican War (prize: $300)Melinda
Zwirn (1st Place) for The Good Fight: The Effect of Black
Chaplains in the Civil War (prize:
$300)David Zwirn (2nd Place) for Santa
Doodle Dandy: Thomas Nast’s Santa Claus Drawings as Civil War Propaganda (prize: $200)

be considered for an award the papers must have been a minimum of 1800 words
and used a minimum of five sources, four of which had to be primary documents
or peer- reviewed articles or books. Continue Reading →

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Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District For Sept. 15-21, 2019

Road Construction Ahead

Bowie County

SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Camp County


Cass County

FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, resurfacing highway. SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Harrison County

SH 43 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass. Loop 281 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass. Continue Reading →

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Deadline Extended to Apply for Master Gardener Basic Training

The deadline has been extended to get your application in for the Red Dirt Master Gardener Basic Training, conducted by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Training begins in October. Deadline has been extended until September 30th. This is a great opportunity for those who wish to sharpen their horticultural skills and then share their knowledge with others in the community. Candidates are given 40 hours of horticulture training along with a comprehensive reference text. Continue Reading →

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Over 400 Volunteers to lend a hand

TEXARKANA, TX- Over 400 volunteers will descend on the Texarkana Texas Convention Center over the weekend to help pack meals to benefit Feed my Starving Children, funded by Tacos4Life’s Meal4Meal program. Volunteers from the area will pack meals beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, and finish up by 4:30 p.m. The media is invited to attend.  Over 100,000 meals will be packed to be distributed. If you would like more information or want to volunteer contact Jennifer Montoya at the Texarkana Convention Center 903-255-4647

To set up an interview, contact Kirsti Williams at 1-802-275-2285
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A&M-Texarkana and Master Gardeners to Present Program on Succulents

Texas A&M Texarkana

Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Bowie
County Master Gardeners will present a program titled “How to Care for
Succulents and Not Kill Them” on Monday, September 9th. The program will take
place in University Center room 326 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Reservations
are not required and the event is free and open to the public. Succulent
plants are plants that store water in their leaves, stems, or both. There are
many different types, species, and cultivars of succulents, and they come in a
wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and offer unique features. The
discussion, led by Texas Master Gardener Caleb Corbin, will focus on ways to
keep succulents healthy and will include information on watering, location, and
different soil types that can help your plants thrive for years to come. Continue Reading →

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Broken Arrow Public Schools takes proactive measures to reduce germs in schools

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New study shows the impact of the Clorox® Total 360® System on environmental cleanliness

BROKEN ARROW, Okla., Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A new study, released today by Broken Arrow Public Schools and CloroxPro, has shown the positive impact of daily disinfection in a school environment by using the Clorox® Total 360®System. After implementing the system daily throughout the 2018-19 school year, environmental swabbing of surfaces disinfected with the Clorox® Total 360® System showed a reduction in bacteria to near zero, including on hard-to-clean surfaces like door handles. Proper disinfection of high-touch surfaces is key to protecting against illness outbreaks that can result in a high level of absenteeism, interrupting student education. Bacteria and viruses that cause infectious illnesses, including colds and the flu, can survive on surfaces for days. Continue Reading →

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Arkansas High School vs Texas High School Football Game

AR v TX Game

The annual Arkansas
High/Texas High Football game is scheduled for Friday Sept. 6th at Arkansas
High’s Razorback Stadium. The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department would like
to offer the following suggestions to those who will be attending the game. Vehicles may enter the Stadium the following ways:

1. Home (Arkansas) Fans – East on E 18th. Continue Reading →

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TYLER — Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has appointed Senator Bryan Hughes as Chair of the Senate State Affairs Committee, effective October 1. “I am honored to serve as Chair of the Senate State Affairs Committee and am grateful to Lt. Governor Patrick for the confidence he has placed in me,” Hughes said. “The State Affairs Committee deals with some of the most important and most difficult questions facing the people of Texas. I look forward to working with committee members to find creative and durable solutions to these public policy challenges.” Lt. Governor Patrick stated, “Since his election in 2016, Senator Hughes has quickly become another one of our leading conservatives in the Texas Senate. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Announces the Creation of the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture

Texas A&M Texarkana

– Texas A&M University-Texarkana is pleased to announce the creation of
the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture. Housed in the Department
of History under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor of History Dr. Andrew
McGregor, the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture at Texas
A&M University-Texarkana will support the collection, preservation,
exchange, and dissemination of locally and regionally significant materials
relating to history and culture in the Red River area, including southeast
Oklahoma, northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas, and northwest Louisiana. One of the key missions of the center is to find ways to deploy
history to improve the region by bringing to
life its cultural heritage through dynamic exhibits, educational programming,
and impactful research. The Center will illuminate
narratives of leadership, struggle, and progress that not only give a better
understanding of who we are and where we come from, but also inspire us as we move

The Red River
Center for Regional History and Culture will offer an interdisciplinary
humanities perspective to building our region, supporting our economic and
social welfare, and improving our quality of life. At its core, the Center will
to tell the stories of the region we call home- extraordinary stories that have
only begun to be told. Continue Reading →

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