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Texarkana Police Start “See Something, Say Something” Campaign

Due to the horrific events that have occurred recently involving school shootings the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, in conjunction with the Texarkana Arkansas School District, is launching “See Something, Say Something” campaign to heighten awareness of potential threats against our children and in our schools. Its simple, if you see or hear something that alludes to a possibly dangerous or harmful circumstance, call and report it.  With the community working together both inside and outside of our school walls we can assure our children’s’ safety. To report suspicious activity, contact your TAPD at 903-798-3130. Describe specifically what you observed, including:

Who or what you saw;
When you saw it;
What you heard;
Where it occurred; and
Why it’s suspicious. If there is an emergency call 9–1–1. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Democratic Party Announces Filing Fees for 2018

Miller County, AR – The Miller County Democratic Party has announced 2018, filing fees for county offices.   The party maintains a Facebook page at Democratic Party of Miller County-Arkansas.  The Party also maintains a blog at Miller County Democratic Party.   Forms and filing options will be available for all interested candidates at the Miller County Courthouse during the filing period.  2018, filing period will be February 22, at noon until March 1, at noon. Filing fees will be as follows:

County Judge and Sheriff     $400

County Clerk, Treasurer, Tax Collector, Tax Assessor, and Circuit Clerk  $300

Coroner  $200

JP   $150

Constable $50

Committee Member $15

For more information, you may contact the party through their Facebook page. Continue Reading →

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February  2018, Texarkana, TX- More than 530 students earned a spot on Texarkana College’s scholastic honor roll for fall 2017 by earning high-grade point averages (GPA) in twelve or more college-level semester credit hours. Students on the President’s List earned a 3.8 GPA or higher and students earning GPAs of 3.2 or higher were placed on the Dean’s List. Students in academic, workforce, as well as high school students participating in dual credit or early admissions courses, are eligible for placement on TC’s honor rolls. “It is evident that our students are committed to achieving their dreams of earning college credit, furthering their academic goals, and bettering their futures,” said James Henry Russell, TC President. “Often our students have to overcome barriers that try to keep them from college completion; however, they make the most of their challenges and strive toward excellence. Continue Reading →

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Aspiring Americans Scholarship Application Released

Undocumented and DACA-Eligible Students Encouraged to Apply
Oklahoma City, OK, February 15, 2018– Aspiring Americans has announced the beginning of the application process for the Aspiring Americans Scholarship 2018, a scholarship benefitting students displaying high academic achievement who do not qualify for federal financial aid. Luis Hidalgo program director of Aspiring Americans said this morning: “The Aspiring Americans Scholarship is a yearly effort to reward those students in the community who despite all obstacles, have chosen to continue their education demonstrating commitment and strong moral character.” Over the last 3 years, Aspiring Americans has been able to award tens of thousands of dollars to students across Oklahoma thanks to generous donations from community members, businesses, and universities.  The application process will be open from February 15, 2018 to March 15, 2018 through the Communities Foundation of Oklahoma (CFO) scholarship portal at: Aspiring Americans is a program of Scissortail Community Development Corporation as part of its mission of economic and social development in Oklahoma. The Aspiring Americans mission is to help undocumented students and families in Oklahoma pursue the highest education possible and facilitate their successful enrollment in colleges and universities across the state. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Foundation Receives $3,272 Gift from Texarkana Noon Lions Club

The Texarkana Noon Lions Club presented a $3,272 check to the Texarkana College Foundation today at a check presentation ceremony held at 10 AM in the lobby of the Texarkana College Nelson Administration Building. The gift represents proceeds from a recent gun raffle by the Lions Club and will be used for student scholarships. Lions Club representative, Selden McMillin, said, “It is important for us to support our community and we are proud to give these scholarships.”

Katie Andrus, director of the TC Foundation, said the gift will have a big impact on students. “We are so appreciative of the Lion’s Club generous donation and their commitment to higher education,” said Andrus. “The Lions have made education a priority when it comes to supporting our community through their fundraising efforts. Continue Reading →

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Correctional Officer Accused of taking $3,000

Bowie County, TX – On 2-13-2018, the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a jailer for the Bi State Jail may have taken money from a prisoner’s personal property. The individual reported that she had been arrested by the Texarkana Texas Police Department (TTPD) on February 11, 2018 and booked into the Bi-State Jail. She advised that she had approximately $3,000.00 in US Currency inside of her purse when she was booked in. Upon her release, she discovered that only $100.00 remained in her purse and reported the incident to jail management. She advised that Correctional Officer Ikkima Shavers had processed her belongings and taken possession of her purse. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Committee Filing Dates and Fees

Miller County, AR,-  The filing period for the 2018 election cycle will be February 22, 2018, at noon until March 1, 2018, at noon.  Filing forms will be available at the Miller County Courthouse or may be obtained by contacting the Miller County Republican Committee Secretary at 832-652-8012.  2018, filing fees are listed below:

County Judge: $500, Sheriff: $500, Tax Collector $500, Tax Assessor $500, County Clerk $500, Circuit Clerk $500, Treasurer $500, Coroner $250, Justices of the Peace (JP) $250, Constable $50, Committee Member $30
Additional information about the Miller County Republican Committee may be found at Facebook and online at the Website. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Helps Meet Student Needs Through TC Care Closet

February 7, 2018- Texarkana, Texas- Texarkana College has expanded its food bank to become the TC Care Closet Initiative allowing the college to meet student needs in new ways. For students in need, the Care Closet offers toiletry and essential items as well as childcare items such as diapers, formula and baby food. TC employees Katie Jewell, Coordinator of Testing and Student Support Services Advising, and Phillip Parrish, Success Coach Coordinator, opened the TC Food Bank in June of 2016. “You have to meet people where they are,” said Jewell. “It’s hard for students to learn in class when they are worried about where their next meal will come from or if they will have diapers for their baby. Continue Reading →

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Local Hospice Joins Effort to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

Tyler, TX- A local hospice is joining a substance abuse prevention coalition to prevent their patient’s prescriptions from falling into the wrong hands. Cypress Basin Hospice is distributing prescription drug disposal bags to families who need a way to dispose of their loved one’s prescription drugs after they pass away. The bags are provided by the Northeast Texas Coalition Against Substance Abuse. “We think this is a great way for us to work together on this important issue,” said Sheri Cobb, Director of Provider Relations with Cypress Basin Hospice. “This means that our families will have one less thing to worry about.”

The bags are charcoal-based and landfill-safe. Continue Reading →

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Bridging The Gaps and Tri-State Technology Partners for Youth Computer Class

Texarkana, AR – Bridging The Gaps of Arkansas has formed a partnership with Tri-State Technology to offer a 12-week Technology Skill Development and Training Program for local youth.  The class will start on February 8, at 4:30 p.m. at the Sandflat Glendale Shannon Neighborhood Center.  The Center is located at 209 E. 14th Street in Texarkana, Arkansas. Classes will meet weekly at the Center on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The training is open to the public and youth.  High School Students are especially encouraged to join.   Participants in the program will learn computer coding in several languages, computer service, communication, team building, business development and entrepreneurship skills according to Barbara Pitts Riley, the Managing Partner for Bridging The Gaps of Arkansas.  Barbra stated, “This is a great example of how private companies can partner with local nonprofit organizations to help develop the future workforce.  Our commitment is to bring the necessary information and skills training to the community and eliminate all excuses.” Where:  Sandflat Glendale Shannon Neighborhood Center 209 E. 14th Street, Texarkana, AR. What: Youth Technology Skill Development and Training Program

When: February 8, at 5:00 p.m and each Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m. for 12 weeks



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