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DPS Highlights School Bus Safety Efforts

Texas – In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to comply with laws prohibiting drivers from passing school buses. During this period, DPS Highway Patrol Troopers will be looking for drivers who violate the law. It is illegal to pass any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red lights or a stop sign. “Motorists should always be alert and practice safe driving habits when traveling near school buses or anywhere school children gather, including bus stops,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Students Participate in Community Outreach

October 16, 2017- Texarkana College art students will participate in a community outreach program benefitting the Randy Sams Homeless Shelter in Texarkana.  On Saturday, Oct. 21st from 9 AM – 4 PM, students will paint murals that will be hung at the shelter with the goal of providing an uplifting and encouraging environment for clients.  TC faculty, staff, students, and members of the community are welcome to gather in support of the project and observe students as they paint the murals. The project will take place in the Stilwell Humanities Building on Texarkana College campus, 2500 N. Robison Road, Texarkana, TX.  
For more information, please contact TC art instructor, Valerie Owen, at 903-823-3277 or by email atValerie.Owen@texarkanacollege.edu. Continue Reading →

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ANIMAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO HOST EVENT FOR LOCAL PET OWNERS

TEXARKANA, TX- Animal Control Services for the City of Texarkana, Texas is hosting Bark at the Park.  This is a community-wide event promoting city registration and rabies vaccination for dogs and cats of local pet owners. The event will be on Saturday, October 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the pavilion near the Kylee Sullivan Dog Park in Spring Lake Park. Free three-year rabies vaccination will be offered for dogs and cats of all area residents, and city registration will be offered for Texarkana, Texas residents. Other vaccines will be available for a fee, and microchipping will be available for $30. Attendees will have the chance to win door prizes, from local vendors while learning more about the pet services available in Texarkana. Continue Reading →

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Wheelchair Donation Provides Aid for TC Students and Campus Guests with Limited Mobility

Texarkana, TX- At a ceremony held October 13, Texarkana Emergency Center donated three wheelchairs to Texarkana College for use on campus to temporarily aid students or guests who have limited mobility. The wheelchairs will be placed around campus in high-traffic areas and be available in case of emergencies or to assist those with injuries. “Texarkana Emergency Center is happy to support our community and TC by donating these three wheelchairs,” said Dr. Matt Young, Texarkana Emergency Center Medical Director. “As healthcare providers, we realize the importance of our patients, families and friends being able to enjoy the many educational opportunities, programs and special events TC has to offer while healing from an injury or medical procedure. ”

Young said his entire family began their college career at TC, and he knows the importance of getting a great start. Continue Reading →

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CASA Volunteers Needed to Speak up for Abused, Neglected Children

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program is seeking adults who are at least 21 years old to act as advocates for children who have been removed from their homes because they have been abused and neglected.  With 17 children in foster care in Cass County not being served by a CASA volunteer, the CASA for Children program urges members of the community to consider becoming CASA volunteers. When a child enters foster care because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge appoints a committed volunteer from the CASA for Children program to represent a child’s best interests.  The volunteer guides the foster child through the overburdened and complex child protection system with the goal of reaching a safe and permanent home.  CASA Volunteers are everyday members of the community doing extraordinary work by choosing to speak up for abused and neglected children in their communities.  They are screened and trained, then appointed by the court to advocate for the best interests of a child in the foster care system.  Often the CASA volunteer is the one constant in a child’s life while he or she goes through the overburdened system.  CASA volunteers work to move children through foster care and into safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The work of a CASA volunteer also involves gathering information from everyone involved in a child’s daily life, including family members, foster parents, teachers, doctors and social workers. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Arkansas School District Partners with Law Enforcement for Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, October 28th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, Miller County Sheriff Officer, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in partnership with the Texarkana Arkansas School District, will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for the 12th annual Drug Take Back Day. Bring your medications for disposal to the Texarkana Arkansas School District Administration Office located at 3435 Jefferson Ave in Texarkana Arkansas.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Committee October Meeting

Miller County, AR – The Miller County Republican Committee will hold a monthly meeting Tuesday October 10 at 6:30 p.m.   The meeting will be held at the New Haven Golf Club on 2321 Line Ferry Road, Texarkana. An executive session will be held for officers from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the general meeting following after. The Miller County Republican Committee maintains a Facebook page and during elections seasons rents a headquarters in the Texarkana area.  The committee has a goal of assisting Republican candidates to obtain office.  All current Republican officer holders are encouraged to attend meetings, and provide updates regarding their offices. Continue Reading →

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Dec. 1 Medicaid Cuts Threaten Health Care Crisis, Imminent Closures

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s struggle to adequately fund health care services became a full-blown crisis today, with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) announcing it will likely be forced to cut $169 million in state and federal matching funds from the Medicaid budget. The proposed cuts will take the form of a 9 percent Medicaid reimbursement rate cut to health care providers beginning December 1. Oklahoma Hospital Association CEO Craig Jones noted that Oklahoma hospitals have already been cut by $489 million in annual funds since 2010, leading to several closures in rural areas, nine hospital bankruptcies and the elimination of key services and treatments at many health care centers. “Today’s announcement is just devastating,” said Jones. “We aren’t just seeing an isolated failure to invest in our health care infrastructure, we are seeing the collapse of a budgeting process that is supposed to fund core government services. Continue Reading →

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Battle on the Border is Saturday October 7

 

Texarkana, USA – The Battle on the Border will once again arrive in Texarkana, USA this Saturday at noon.  Spring Lake Park will be the host site for bands, a chili cook-off and a 5K run.  In addition to this “Battle” events, the event will also host a variety of games and contest. In our digital age of televisions, electronic games, online gaming, and picture driven advertising, reading is often overlooked.  Reading is still an important need for children and adults. Continue Reading →

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LOCAL STORE CELEBRATES 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

 Texarkana, TX – Dot’s Ace Hardware, the locally-owned hardware store and more located at 3411 Richmond Road, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. To mark the occasion, the store will hold an anniversary event Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10am to 2pm, with representatives from Big Green Egg and Traeger on-hand doing grilling demos for customers to learn and taste. In addition to Saturday’s celebration, the store is also holding an Anniversary Sale with 20% off of most items (see store for exclusions) from Friday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. Continue Reading →

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