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Writers of Texarkana, USA Meeting

The Writers of Texarkana, USA will hold the monthly meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at 915 East 3, Texarkana, Arkansas. The meeting is open to the public. The meetings focus on sharing writing, discussing writing styles and offering feedback to published and unpublished writers from around the area. Meetings are held on a regular basis on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The group has a group open to active members and a Facebook page

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Rep. Ratcliffe backs Trump’s call for border security funding

Rep. Ratcliffe

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on President Trump’s national address about securing the Southern Border:

“I strongly support President Trump’s call for Democrats to stop playing politics with America’s safety by refusing to fund border security. This is the sole reason our federal government remains shut down. It’s time to end this game and address the crisis at our Southern Border. We must equip our law enforcement professionals and border agents with the resources they’ve requested – including a physical barrier – so they can properly perform their mission to protect us from the criminal gangs, drug smugglers and human traffickers seeping into our country.”
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A&M-Texarkana Hosts Bowie County Master Gardeners Event

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M
University-Texarkana and the Bowie County Master Gardeners will present a
program on “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Wildlife to Your Backyard ”
on Monday, January 14, 2019.  The event
will take place from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in University Center Room 231. The
class is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required. The
Program will be presented by Aarron Corbin, Texas Master Gardener and current
President of the Bowie County Master Gardeners. Aarron will give tips and suggestions
on how to draw flocks of birds, butterflies, and other scurrying wildlife to
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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE Host Community Screening of “On the Basis of Sex”

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) are hosting a
private screening of the recently released Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, “On the
Basis of Sex.” The screening will take place at Cinemark Texarkana 14 on
Tuesday, January 15th at 6:00 p.m. 
The event is open to members of the community, students,
A&M-Texarkana faculty, and staff. As this year’s PLACE
community event, TAMUT is offering free tickets to the showing, but seating is
limited. You must RSVP to to reserve your
tickets, but you may reserve up to 5 seats. PLACE is a faculty-led
program designed to create a community of learners comprised of
A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE
chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other
activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and Texarkana Symphony Orchestra Host Chamber Music Series Event

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M
University-Texarkana and The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announce the
next concert in their 2nd annual Chamber Music Concert Series on Monday,
January 14, 2019, at 6:30PM. The concert will take place in the Tri-State Iron
& Metal Atrium, 3rd Floor of the University Center building, and will
feature the Emerald Quartet. The quartet includes: TSO’s assistant concert
master, Diana Norwood; principal viola, Borys Smolaga; and principal cello,
Brett Andrews. The Quartet will be joined by pianist Dean Pieskee. Repertoire
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A&M-Texarkana Faculty and Education Alumni Publish in Teaching Journal

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Dr.
Corrine Hinton, Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University –
Texarkana, and three university alumni and current educators, Stephanie
Chickadel, Kristen Childress, and Amanda Nix recently published an article in Currents in Teaching and Learning, an
online education journal published by Worcester State University. Their
article, “Extending Experiential Learning Opportunities in Teacher Education:
Connecting Preservice Teachers and their Communities through Project-Based Collaborations”
appears in the journal’s October 2018 special issue on project-based learning. While
enrolled in an education methods class together, Chickadel, Childress, and Nix
collaborated with Discovery Place, an interactive museum for children located in
downtown Texarkana, as a service learning project to help the museum improve
its attractiveness to area educators. As the article explains, the women, then
preservice teachers, helped to map the concepts from several exhibits to
education standards in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Chickadel,
now a high school science teacher at Queen City High School, explained, “Our
project began as a way to help a local museum’s exhibits become more accessible
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Texarkana Arkansas Promotes Two Officers

Texarkana Arkansas Police

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Two officers. Sergeant Scott Megason has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  Lieutenant Megason began his career with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department in March of 1992. During his years in Law Enforcement Lt. Megason
has been assigned as an officer and supervisor in the Patrol Division, Services
Division, Special Operations Section, and the Criminal Investigation Division. 

Lt. Megason served as a Field Training
Officer, member of the Advisory Board, Coordinator for the Explorer Program, as
well as the Public Information Officer for the Texarkana Arkansas Police
Department.  Additionally, Lt. Megason serves
as a coordinator for the Hostage Negotiation Team for TAPD SWAT team. Lt. Megason holds a Senior Law Enforcement
Certificate and has received numerous letters of accommodation and appreciation.  Including recipient of the Life Saving Award. His promotion date is as follows; promoted
to Lieutenant (effective) 12/30/18. Continue Reading →

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DPS: Pack Safety on Your Holiday Road Trip

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging drivers to pack safety on their holiday road trips by staying sober and following traffic laws throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. In an effort to increase safety on Texas roadways, DPS Troopers will conduct traffic patrols throughout the holiday weekends — Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1 — looking for drunk drivers, speeders, seat belt violators and other dangerous drivers. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County Sheriff Reports Major Tractor and ATV Theft

Between 12-13-18 and 12-14-18 there was a major theft from a ranch in the Bassett area, west of Simms, TX. The following items were stolen:

2017 Circle K 20’ gooseneck trailer, 2014 Big Tex 32’ gooseneck trailer, a 2019 Polaris HiLifter Ranger 1000 ATV, a 2016 camo Polaris Ranger 900cc ATV, a yellow 2006 Honda Foreman 4 wheeler, an orange Kubota 9960 m5-091 tractor, an orange Kubota 7060 tractor , an orange Kubota SVL 90 skid steer, a Weatherby .270 rifle with Swarovski scope, an FN .308 cal rifle with IRMK 3x 35 thermal scope, a Benelli M-2 shotgun, and multiple implements for above tractors and skid steer (2 augers, boom mower, tree sheer, pallet forks, grapple, 2 mower attachment ) .  If you have any information regarding this crime please contact Investigator David Biggar or Investigator Chad Ford at the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office. Continue Reading →

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Legend of Boggy Creek at Perot

Relive your childhood memories with your friends and family this summer with the tale of a Big Foot-like creature, or as we colloquially know him, the Fouke Monster, in Charles B. Pierce’s The Legend of Boggy Creek.The film was recently fully restored and remastered in 4k by Pierce’s daughter andis ready for rerelease at the historic Perot Theatre. 

Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 21, 2019, at 10:00
AM and can be purchased online, in person at 221
Main Street, or by phone at 903-792-4992. The legend continues with showings on June 15-16, 2019, at Midnight,
10:00 AM, Noon, 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Tickets are $15 per person, ages 13 and up, while tickets
for Seniors, Veterans, Students, and children 12 and under are only $12 per

Seating is reservation only and everyone must have a ticket
to enter the theatre regardless of their age. Buy your tickets now to get the
best seats available. See firsthand what trigged a cult-like following in this “docudrama”
style film that conveys swamp life in the 1970’s with the lore of a hidden
creature that cursed the Texarkana area. Continue Reading →

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