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$5k Donation Establishes Student Emergency Grant Fund at Texarkana College

Check Presentation Ceremony

Presented by Joey and Jamie Martin

Thursday, June 21, 2018

2:00 PM

Nelson Administration Building

Texarkana College

2500 N. Robison Road

Texarkana, Texas

Texarkana, TX- June 20, 2018- The Texarkana College Foundation will receive a $5,000 donation to establish an Emergency Grant Program for students enrolled in Texarkana College’s nursing and workforce training programs. The fund is made possible by the generous support of Joey and Jamie Martin. “We are pleased to provide more resources to Texarkana College that are dedicated to supporting students in times of greatest need,” said Joey Martin. “Emergency grants are a bridge to college completion and the financial security a degree can provide.” The fund will help low-income students with financial emergencies that often cause them to drop out of college or fall way behind due to transportation problems or health issues. Brandon Washington, Dean of Workforce and Continuing Education, said access to the emergency fund will help TC students cover expenses just beyond their means and will allow them to better focus on successful course completion. Continue Reading →

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Eat Your Way Around The World Reveals The Best Foodie Destinations

DALLAS, /PRNewswire/ — Paris (27%), Tokyo (23%) and Rome (22%) have topped a list of the hottest spots on earth for foodies, according to the® Tasty Travels* report. Paying tribute to these delicious destinations, has collaborated with food artist Carl Warner to bring foodies’ favorite hangouts to life, using each city’s famous food ingredients – Parisian buildings made of cheese, the Pantheon made of pasta and Mount Fuji made of seaweed. Every city looks good enough to eat. Top 7 Foodie Cities

Paris (27%)
Tokyo (23%)
Rome (22%)
London (21%)
Barcelona (16%)
New York (16%)
Madrid (14%)

Nearly two-thirds of American millennials (60%) admitted a destination’s cuisine is the biggest deciding factor when picking where to travel, with beautiful beaches (43%), the shopping scene (20%) and special offers (9%) being less appetizing. The younger generation in the U.S. is now even more focused on munching delicious local delicacies on vacation (65%) than visiting landmarks (49%) and exploring the outdoors (34%). Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Committee Sets Convention Date

Texarkana, AR: The Miller County Republican Committee will hold a Special County Convention and Biennial County Convention on Monday, June 25, 2018, at New Haven Golf Club.    The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.

The committee will hold the Biennial County Convention at New Haven Golf Club directly after the Special County Convention on June 25, 2018.  Committee members who filed for public office or committee positions during the 2018 filing process are encouraged to attend.   The committee will fill several key positions at this time which includes State Committeeman and Committeewoman, District Committeewoman and Committeeman, and delegate positions for the District and state level of the Republican Party of Arkansas.   Additional information may be obtained at the committee’s website at or through the committee’s Facebook page at Continue Reading →

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Critics of Medical Marijuana Ignore Facts: Legalization Reduces Opioid Abuse

OKLAHOMA CITY – As Oklahoma nears the June 26 ballot referendum on medical marijuana, new scientific studies continue to show that legalization is directly correlated to reducing opioid abuse and opioid deaths.  

In one study, Dr. Hefei Wen of the University of Kentucky and Dr. Jason M. Hockenberry of Emory University report that passage of medical marijuana laws is followed by a reduction in opiate prescriptions of nearly 6 percent. In a second study, Dr. David Bradford and Dr. Amanda Abraham from the University of Georgia concluded that medical marijuana laws are associated with an 8.5 percent reduction in opioid doses filled by Medicare Part D recipients. Bud Scott, the executive director for New Health Solutions Oklahoma, a trade group for the medical cannabis industry, said opponents of medical marijuana are running out of excuses to deny a potentially life-saving product to sick Oklahomans. “The facts are in and the science is there,” said Scott. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Trustees Approve Strategic Goals Leading to Greater Student Access to Higher Education

Monday, June 18, 2018, Texarkana, Texas- The Texarkana College Board of Trustees met today to approve the institution’s two-year strategic plan including its vision, mission, core values and beliefs.  The approval of the plan was the final step in setting measurable goals for the College that will advance this community through attainable higher education and lifelong learning opportunities. The plan establishes the core values of Texarkana College, which include opportunity, excellence, community and success, and shows the top priorities to be:

Enhancing, upgrading and renovating facilities to meet state and federal ADA compliance standards and modernizing instructional space,
active involvement in a regional economic development initiative effort, and
reaching $10 million in TC Foundation assets by 2020 and growing the TC Alumni & Friends Network to 1,000 members by 2018


“Over the next two years, we will measure progress by our level of adherence to these values, priorities and our mission,” said TC President James Henry Russell. “Making informed decisions is important now more than ever for the future of Texarkana College and our community.”

In other business, Dr. Donna McDaniel, Vice President of Instruction, recognized the 2018 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Teaching in Excellence Award Winners representing Texarkana College. Denise Johnson, biology faculty member, and Dr. John Dixon Boyles, Dean of Business & Social Sciences, received the prestigious award at the NISOD national conference held on May 27, 2018, in Austin, Texas. McDaniel said Johnson and Boyles go above and beyond for their students and make significant contributions to our community in helping build a college-going culture. Continue Reading →

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HealthCARE Express Youth Leadership Program Launching New Session

Join Klondike Leadership Academy at Their Launch Party June 15

TEXARKANA, TX -HealthCARE Express is offering their free leadership program for children called Klondike Leadership Academy in our community. Klondike Leadership Academy (KLA) is focused on creating a legacy of leaders within our communities and within the world. This program is for children in kindergarten to fifth grade. Klondike Leadership Academy is designed to create a spirit of leadership in today’s children. It focuses on core concepts of responsibility, accountability, and taking action in areas like the community, home life, or school. Continue Reading →

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BEST Robotics announces CAMP CODE for GIRLS

AUSTIN, Texas, /PRNewswire/ — BEST Robotics is looking to give young women a head start on future STEM jobs. This summer, female students entering grades 6 through 8 are invited to push their robotics knowledge at CAMP CODE for Girls, a three-day, 12-hour coding camp. Presented in collaboration with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and funded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), this hands-on learning experience is designed to provide challenging yet rewarding learning opportunities in an environment aimed at fostering interest in computer coding and programming. “Diversity in coding and in STEM at large have long been issues, particularly related to the inclusion of girls and young women,” said BEST Robotics executive director, Rosemary Mendel. “As a STEM and robotics education organization whose executive team is almost entirely female, we’re especially thrilled to partner with the Texas Workforce Commission in an endeavor that is dedicated to the spirit of inclusion and gives young women access to the tools they need to join our future workforce.” Continue Reading →

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City urges residents to recycle right

TEXARKANA, TX- The City of Texarkana, Texas has been asked by Waste Management to remind residents what items are acceptable for curbside single-stream recycling inside the city limits. According to Waste Management District Manager Jarrod Miller, approximately 1/3 of Texarkana, Texas residents are not recycling correctly. “We have been informed by the recycle facility that if we do not clean up our single stream recycle, they will no longer take it,” Miller said. Waste Management began tagging contaminated carts yesterday, in an effort to remedy the issue. “Waste Management will not dump the contaminated recycle cart in the trash,” Miller said. Continue Reading →

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Rep. Ratcliffe announces Bowie County Rising Lone Star winners

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the 2018 Rising Lone Star winners from Bowie County. The recipients included Timothy Brown and Corey Cox from Liberty Eylau High School; Brandy Nicole Swink and Joe Sanders Hendrix from Redwater High School; Emily Jennings and Gage Jones from Maud High School; and Philip Moore and Madison Whisenhunt from Hooks High School. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and the Rising Lone Star program gives us the opportunity to showcase young folks who’ve distinguished themselves on the fast track to success. I look forward to seeing what they’ll accomplish as thoughtful, engaged members of the Northeast Texas community in the years to come,” Ratcliffe said. Ratcliffe launched the Rising Lone Star award program to recognize high school students throughout Texas’ 4th District who exhibit outstanding leadership or service in their schools and communities. Continue Reading →

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Work on N. Park Road will begin Monday, June 4th

TEXARKANA, TX- The City of Texarkana, Texas will begin street maintenance on N. Park Road on Monday, June 4th, 2018. Work will start with the section from Greenbriar Forest to Bill Rogers on Tuesday. Early indications estimate work will take two weeks to mill and mix cement, and after that a contractor will lay asphalt. The total project should take around three weeks to complete, with the street closed to thru traffic during the day and reopened each evening. Residents will be allowed access in and out of the area and could experience delays, but other motorists are asked to find an alternative route. Continue Reading →

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