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CASA Seeks Volunteers in Little River County

CASA of Texarkana is seeking volunteer advocates in Little River County. According to Stephanie Fussell, CASA will be having sessions at the Anytime Fitness Center in Ashdown on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 and 5:30p.m.

Those interested may come into the fitness center and visit with volunteer coordinators to learn about the program, obtain answers, and consider volunteering with CASA. The children in the area of Little River County currently have a need for a “caring voice and friend” that CASA volunteers provide. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, but can not make the meetings, please call 903-792-1030. CASA will make time and arrangements to meet with you and provide answers and opportunities to assist in this important work. Continue Reading →

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AR-TX Regional Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) Selects Rob Sitterley as First President and CEO

TEXARKANA, USA –Sonja Yates Hubbard, chairman of the board of directors of AR-TX Regional Economic Development, Inc. (REDI), announced today the appointment of Robert (Rob) Sitterley as the organization’s inaugural President and CEO. Hubbard, said Sitterley’s
leadership and success align with the organization’s design and mission to
build a stronger economy for southwest Arkansas and northeast Texas. “Sitterley has strong and
effective economic development skills resulting in the creation of thousands of
jobs in communities across the nation,” said Hubbard. “He has an ideal blend of
experience in the private sector as well as vital knowledge and skills in
negotiating and planning projects on behalf of government and public entities. The AR-TX REDI
Board has high expectations for this newly created position and we are elated
to have Sitterley join us at the helm.”

AR-TX Board of
Directors, comprised of community stakeholders and representatives from both
Miller and Bowie Counties, began the search for a president/CEO in 2018. Continue Reading →

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Arkansas Legislators announce Formation of the Arkansas Republican Women’s Legislative Caucus

Little Rock, AR- The 21 Arkansas Republican Women Legislators announced that they have officially formed the Arkansas Republican Women’s Legislative Caucus (RWLC). Members of the RWLC will focus their
efforts on a legislative package which contains 
‘Bold Initiatives for the Good of Arkansas, as part of their ‘Dream B.I.G.
Arkansas’ campaign. The initial legislative package includes
bills that will assist Arkansas’s families and will move the needle.  These bills include improving access to cancer
treatment and research for Arkansans; training teachers and provision of
structured literacy curricula based on brain science for our public schools; increasing
rural broadband deployment and access; expanding childcare accessibility for
working families through increased entrepreneurship; and reforming juvenile
justice.  The purpose of the caucus’s initial
package is to make a game-changing mark on Arkansas. The caucus said of its goals:

“We are all excited about this opportunity to work together as twenty-one
women strong in the Arkansas Legislature. We will have a great package of bills
that we are proposing for our Dream B.I.G. AR campaign and we are excited to
get to hit the ground running during legislative session.”
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A&M-Texarkana Student Named Character Athlete of the Week

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
soccer player Brianna Osborne was recently named the Red River Athletic
Conference Character Athlete of the Week. As part of the RRAC’s commitment to
the NAIA Champions of Character program, the conference recognizes student-athletes
from member schools that have exhibited a high level of scholarship,
sportsmanship, integrity, responsibility and community service. One
student-athlete is selected each week based on character and commitment to his
or her school and community. Osborn is a sophomore
Kinesiology major from Plano, TX with a 3.10 GPA. She plans to enroll in a
physical therapy or nursing school after graduation. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Professor Publishes Book on Quantum Computing

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Professor of Electrical Engineering Dr. Parag Lala has recently published a
text on the emerging science of quantum computing. His new book, Quantum Computing: A Beginner’s Introduction,
is designed to be used as a textbook for entry-level quantum computing classes. Still in its infancy, quantum computing uses quantum bits, which may be in
superpositions or states, rather than the two states (0 and 1) of bits in a
binary computer. Dr. Lala has been a faculty member
at A&M-Texarkana since 2006, and previously taught at Syracuse, North
Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, University of South
Florida- Tampa, The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and The University
of Arkansas System. This is his 8th text. Continue Reading →

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Municipal Court to offer Amnesty Program

City of Texarkana TX

TEXARKANA, TEX- Texas Municipal Court is offering an Amnesty Program from February 1, 2019 until April 5, 2019. Citizens with an outstanding warrant with Texarkana, Texas Municipal Court may come in before April 5, 2019 and pay the warrant in full without being arrested. 

To inquire about a warrant (Class C misdemeanor) with Texarkana Texas Municipal Court, please call (903) 798-3009, 798-3013 or 798-3790, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Citizens can pay their warrant in full with cash, money order, debit card or credit card.  If payment is made with a debit or credit card service fees apply. Warrants may be paid Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Texas Pay Fine Window located on the 1st floor of the Bi-State Justice Building, 100 N. State Line, Texarkana, Texas, before April 5, 2019.  A warrant cannot be paid on line. When paying a warrant at the Texarkana, Texas Pay Fine Window citizens will not be arrested, and the warrant will be recalled after the payment is made. The police usually serve warrants. Continue Reading →

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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
your backyard- even if you live in the city. Continue Reading →

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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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