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Texarkana College Student Organization Promotes Cultural Knowledge, Appreciation

September 17, 2018, Texarkana, TX- Texarkana College is a great place for high school students and adults who are looking to begin a new career path. It’s also an affordable opportunity for students around the world who are trying to get an education in the United States. According to data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), more than 1.18 million international students choose to study in America, and one of the top destinations is Texas. Dr. Theresa McDonald teaches Computer Technology at Texarkana College and she said in the 32 years working on campus, she has seen an increase in students from other countries. That’s why she chose to sponsor the Cultural Awareness Student Association (CASA). Continue Reading →

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Democratic Committee of Miller County to Host Fish Fry

Miller County, AR – The Democratic Committee of Miller County will host a fish fry fundraiser Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.    The event will be held September 15, at the Cooper Tire Union Hall on 3500 Washington Street in Texarkana, Arkansas. Several candidates are expected to be present during the event and to speak with guest.  Hayden Shamel who is running for the Fourth District Congressional seat, Susan Inman who is running for Arkansas Secretary of State, Jared Henderson who is running for Arkansas Governor, Mike Lee who is running for Attorney General, and  Anthony Bland who is running for Lt. Governor are all expected to be in attendance for the fish fry. The campaign fundraiser is opened to the public for a donation of $10 and all proceeds will be distributed to party candidates.  Additional information may be obtained by calling (903) 691-8508 or going to the Facebook Page.   Continue Reading →

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Dot’s Ace Hardware to hold Texarkana’s First Grill Fest

Texarkana, Tx: Dot’s Ace Hardware and Dot’s Rentals & Sales invite area grilling and food enthusiasts to Texarkana’s first Grill Fest. The event will be held outside at the hardware store at 3411 Richmond Road in Texarkana, TX and tickets are $15 with free admission for kids under 12. Similar to last year’s EggFest, this event will celebrate all things grilling, but with a twist. In addition to the Big Green Egg, Grill Fest will be open to Traeger, Green Mountain, R&V Works, PK Grills, Blackstone Griddles, and T-Wok brand grills, all available at Dot’s Ace Hardware. Picture a circle of smoking grills with new foods to sample each hour, from sweet to savory, breakfast to lunch and beyond. Continue Reading →

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Republican Monthly Meeting to Host Discussion on Ballot Issue

Texarkana, AR:  The Miller County Republican Committee will hold their monthly meeting September 11, 2018, at the New Haven Golf Course at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting is open to everyone and will feature a guest speaker Chad Gallagher.  Mr. Gallagher will be speaking about Issue 1 on the November Ballot and the need to defeat this issue in Arkansas. The public is encouraged to attend this important meeting to learn more about Issue 1.  
More information may be obtained online at the Miller County Republican Committee website Texarkana-MillerCountyGOP.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/millercountyrepublican Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE to Present Opening Lecture in Series about Gender Issues

TEXARKANA, Texas – The Program for Learning and Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Texarkana (PLACE) will be kicking off its fall schedule Thursday, September 13th with a lecture presented by Dr. Jaime Cantrell, TAMUT Assistant Professor of English. The lecture, titled “The Sex Life of Food: Gender, the Body, and Carnal Appetites in Southern Lesbian Poetics,” will take place from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in University Center room 217. This event is free and open to the public. *Note: this lecture contains references to explicit sexual content  

The Program for Learning and Community Engagement is a faculty-driven initiative designed to create and nurture a community of learners by developing an academic year’s worth of programming around a central theme. The theme for the 2018- 2019 PLACE series is “Gender Issues.” PLACE themes are carefully selected to not only engage the faculty, staff, and students of Texas A&M University – Texarkana (TAMUT), but also members of the greater Texarkana community. In its 5th year, PLACE has become one of the most vibrant programs on campus. “Gender issues is an important topic that is relevant to everyone,” said Dr. Angela Sikorski, A&M-Texarkana Associate Professor of Psychology. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Announces Distinguished Alumni, Faculty, and Other Awardees

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana has recently announced the 2018 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Faculty, as well as the winners of the university’s Pioneer Award and Spirit of A&M-Texarkana Award. The 2018 Distinguished Alumni are Mark Bledsoe, Melva Flowers, Tanya Dunlap, Travis Ransom, and Carol Caver Miller. The 2018 Distinguished Faculty award winner is Dr. Michael Perri, A&M-Texarkana Associate Professor of History. The Pioneer Award recipient is Janet Barnes, and Joe Nichols has been named the Spirit of A&M-Texarkana winner. Carol Caver Miller graduated from A&M-Texarkana with a bachelor’s degree in 1990 and a master’s degree in 1996. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and TSO Present Annual Chamber Music Series  

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announce the first concert of their 2nd annual Chamber Music Concert Series on Monday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center building. The concert will take place in the Tri-State Metal and Ironworks Atrium on the 3rd floor, and includes piano trios by composers Antonin Dvořák and Ludwig van Beethoven. Featured musicians for this performance include TSO’s associate concertmaster Diana Norwood, TSO’s principal cellist Brett Andrews, and pianist Tatiana Roitman Mann, Assistant Professor of Music at Texas Tech University.  

“TSO is pleased to partner again with Texas A&M University-Texarkana and Dr. Emily Cutrer to bring great classical music to the A&M campus and the greater Texarkana community. This series allows us to reach our growing university student population, create a means for up-close and personal connections with TSO musicians, and bring the intimate experience of quality chamber music performances to our community.”

–R. Continue Reading →

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Joe Joe Dawson Ministries National Conference

Texarkana, TX : Joe Joe Dawson Ministries and ROAR Apostolic Network are hosting the ROAR National Conference September 14-16 with special guests, Dutch Sheets & Ken Malone. The conference will be held at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center. Dutch Sheets will be ministering on September 14 & 15, Friday at 7 pm & Saturday at 9:30 am. Ken Malone will be ministering on September 15 & 16, Saturday at 6 pm & Sunday at 10 am. People from all over the nation are traveling into Texarkana for the ROAR National Conference. Continue Reading →

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Cmr Bush: SBOE Committee Recommendation to Remove Travis “Victory or Death” Letter Dilutes Heroic Story of Alamo Defenders from Texas History Curriculum

AUSTIN- On Thursday, Texas Monthly reported that the State Board of Education Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Groups recommended deleting Alamo commander, Lt. Col. William Barret Travis’ stirring “Victory or Death” letter calling for reinforcements during the 1836 siege from the state curriculum. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, a Navy veteran of the war in Afghanistan and former history teacher, urges the committee to drop its recommendation and retain Travis’ historic letter in its entirety. “Travis’ ‘Victory or Death’ letter is the heart of Texas history,” Commissioner Bushsaid. “This kind of politically correct nonsense is why I will always fight to honor the Alamo defenders’ sacrifice. Continue Reading →

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Search for New Texarkana College President Begins as James Henry Russell Announces January 2019 Departure

Texarkana, TX- At a special called Texarkana College Board of Trustees meeting, TC President James Henry Russell announced his plans to resign from his position in January 2019 after 7 ½ years of service at the college. Russell said he will begin his new job as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with BWI Companies, Inc. in January 2019. “Texarkana College is an institution that my entire family has fallen in love with,” Russell said. “The faculty, staff and students have truly become family. It is hard to beat the feeling of a TC graduation when you see our amazing students graduate after conquering and pushing through so many life issues and struggles to get to a better place in life. The TC faculty not only teaches our students what they need to be successful in life, but they also become part of the student’s family and are the key ingredient as to why our completion numbers have soared. The TC staff continually takes on more roles and responsibilities than ever in the history of the college, and they do it with smiles on their faces and the best customer service of any organization around.”

Russell said the decision to leave his position at TC has been one of the hardest decisions he has ever made. Continue Reading →

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