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Autism Conference Scheduled for March 17 in Texarkana

Texarkana, AR – Registration is open now online to attend Future Horizons Autism Conference in Texarkana, Arkansas.  The conference will be held Friday March 17, at the Arkansas Convention Center.  Featured speakers will be Dr. Temple Grandin, Eustacia Cutler, and Dr. Jim Ball. Additional information can be found online at http://fhautism.com/attend-a-conference/texarkana-arkansas-march-17-2017/  The conference will offer continuing education hours to those needing it.  A schedule of events is lined up as follows:

Autism Conference Schedule


Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Temple Grandin – The Way I See It


Eustacia Cutler (Via Skype) – A Thorn In My Pocket:  Eustacia’s Story of Raising Temple Grandin​

Lunch on your own

Dr. Jim Ball – Early Intervention and Autism​


Dr. Jim Ball (continued)

Conference Ends

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Captain Glenn Greenwell Retirement

Capt. Glenn Greenwell’s career in Law Enforcement began in November of 1975 with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department and he worked his way up through the ranks making Captain in October of 1999.  During his law enforcement tenure Capt. Greenwell left TAPD in May of 1984 for approximately 3 years to serve as Chief of Police for De Kalb Police Department. Captain Glen Greenwell served the majority of his time as the Services Division Commander responsible for the administrative function of the agency.  This included TAPD’s operating budget, personnel, training, risk management, internal affairs, computer services, radio communications, wireless mobile data support, technical services, grant management, fleet management, airport police services, court security, corrections, and logistical services support to the other department divisions. Captain Glenn Greenwell holds a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University-Texarkana.  He has received many awards throughout his career including Police Commendation, Officer of the Quarter, Educational and Advanced Certificate, and many letters of commendation and appreciation in his files. Chief Bob Harrison said all of these professional accomplishments and accolades, pale in comparison to the real impact Captain Greenwell has had on the men and women of this agency. Glenn has been a very competent, dedicated professional, and personal friend that will be missed.  We will all greatly miss his contribution to the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department and to the City of Texarkana, Arkansas.  We wish him well as he transitions to the next phase in his lifetime of retirement. Continue Reading →

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College Preview Day at Texarkana College- Come See Why It’s A Great Place to Start or Start Over!

Texarkana College invites you to attend Preview Day on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at 2 p.m.
February 20, 2017- TC staff is ready to help you get started on your college admissions process! Preview Day gives prospective students a chance to take a campus tour; meet TC students, professors and staff; visit TC’s full-service recreation and student centers; check out the library and academic commons; and learn how to pay for it all. College staff will give an overview of the many degrees and certificates available at TC that lead to high-demand jobs in a variety of fields. Since 1927, Texarkana College has helped guide students from all around our region start their journey towards a better and brighter future. Continue Reading →

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The Needed Connection of Arkansas High to Arkansas Stadium

Texarkana, AR- Anyone who has ever attended Arkansas High and had to walk from the school to the stadium or from the stadium to the school knows the dangers faced by a student.  While students are fortunate to have a stadium so close to the main high school campus, they are also hindered by no direct, safe route to walk to the stadium. Nix Creek effectively blocks any direct access to the stadium for students.  The best students can do is walk down Nix Creek trail and then cross the bridge on 18th street where they are exposed to traffic from both directions.  During game nights this traffic can range anywhere from a few cars to hundreds of cars flooding up and down the street. Continue Reading →

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2017 Texarkana, Texas Farmer’s Market Vendor Meeting

TEXARKANA, TX- The Texarkana, Texas Farmers’ Market will host its annual vendor meeting and seed swap, March 1st from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  in the Texarkana, Texas City Hall, 2nd Floor Council Chambers.  Local farmers, gardeners, food producers, artisan crafters and anyone interested in participating in the 2017 Farmers’ Market season are all invited to attend the meeting and seed swap. The farmer’s market team will be on hand to discuss the upcoming farmers’ market season and answer any vendor related questions. Farmers are encouraged to bring seeds for swapping.  The Texarkana, Texas Farmers’ Market is an open-air market in historic downtown Texarkana that provides a venue for local vendors to sell products while promoting healthy, locally grown food. 
 For more information about the meeting, contact Holden Fleming at Holden.Fleming@txkusa.org or (903) 798-3901. Continue Reading →

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TAPD Unveils New Mobile App

Texarkana, AR- Because the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department takes pride in providing exceptional law enforcement services to our community, we are proud to announce the unveiling of the Texarkana Police App for mobile cell phones.   This free App enables the user to submit information on suspicious persons or vehicles, register a home or business surveillance camera, and access information on; current wanted individuals, local registered sex offenders, incarcerated individuals, department website, and police officer employment. “TAPD is invested in innovative ways to enhance public safety,” states Chief Bob Harrison.  “With our new mobile app we have the ability to connect, inform, and engage our residents on a daily basis.”

Anyone who submits a report of a suspicious vehicle, person, or incident can choose to remain anonymous. The Texarkana Police App is available for download on the App Store for Apple products and the

Google Play Store for Android by searching for Texarkana Police or click http://m.appbuild.io/texarkan. You can also check out an informational video at https://www.dropbox.com/s/isxappujvqgbz9c/TAPD%20APP.mp4?dl=0

Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice. Continue Reading →

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Attempted Robbery Suspects Arrested

Texarkana, AR – On Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at approximately 1:30am, an unknown suspect dressed in black, wearing a shiny metallic mask and a carrying a hammer, attempted to rob the EZ Mart store located at 3920 Jefferson Avenue.  During the commission of the crime the suspect struck the store clerk with the hammer.   The store clerk ultimately fought off the suspect and chased him from the store. Thankfully the store clerk received only minor injuries from the incident. Photographs of a subject in the store less than a minute before the robbery occurred, were posted to social media.   Subsequently, a witness came forward identifying both the robbery suspect, a 15yoa juvenile male, as well as his accomplice, 21yoa, B/M, Devin Whitaker of Texarkana, AR.  Both Whitaker and the juvenile male suspect were located at a local apartment complex and charged with aggravated robbery and battery in the second degree. Whitaker was booked into the Miller County jail, while the juvenile is being detained at the Miller County Juvenile Detention Center. Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is urged to contact Texarkana Arkansas Police at 903-798-3154, or the Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP. Continue Reading →

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Renovations of The Most Photographed building in Texarkana

Texarkana, USA-The Most Photographed building in Texarkana, Texas Produce/Ritchie Grocery building has been acquired and renovations have begun. If you ask where is the most photographed building in Texarkana, most will say the downtown post office. But, where two pictures are taken at the post office, hundreds are taken at the Ritchie Grocery building at the corner of Front and Olive. Proms, Homecomings, and School group pictures are commonly taken at this Historic Architecturally Unique Building. Built in 1894 for the Texas Produce Company as a Grocery warehouse, and with the railroad completion to the west coast, worldwide Produce was then available in Texarkana. Continue Reading →

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Hotel Grim Project Update

TEXARKANA, TEXAS— The City of Texarkana, Texas recently received approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Section 108 loan guarantee assistance in the amount of $1,429,000 for the Hotel Grim Lofts Project.  The Hotel Grim Lofts is a mixed use historic preservation project involving residential space in downtown Texarkana. The goal is to redevelop the hotel with 98 housing units and commercial space on the first level. The financing plan is to use 108 funds from HUD along with federal and state historic credits, an EPA cleanup loan, conventional debt, and any other eligible sources. The proposal is for market apartments with apartments set aside of approximately 20 units for affordable family. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana, Texas Municipal Court to Offer Amnesty Program

Texarkana, TX-The Texarkana, Texas Municipal Court is offering an Amnesty Program beginning February 1, 2017. Anyone who has an outstanding warrant with Texas Municipal Court can come in before March 31, 2017 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, 903-798-3013 or 903-798-3790, 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. Stateline, Texarkana, Texas before March 31, 2017. Continue Reading →

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