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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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TAPD Unveils New Police Cruiser Potential Graphic Design Change

Texarkana, AR –   Today the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has officially unveiled a new potential police cruiser graphic design change. We will be testing out the potential new change by gathering feedback from the officers and members of the community.  We want to know what you think? Thanks to an anonymous Texarkana Texas donor, who provided the funding to TAPD for the purchase of 10 used Dodge Police Chargers from the Missouri Highway Patrol.  (The Missouri Highway Patrol allows all of their vehicles that reach 50,000 miles to be removed from service and sold to law enforcement agencies around the county.)   For TAPD, purchasing the Missouri cars is a fiscally sound practice.  For the past 11 years TAPD has purchased all fleet vehicles this way due to the city’s budget restraints.  This is just one way TAPD strives to save our citizens money. The anonymous donor advised the donation was to ensure TAPD had dependable fleet vehicles to answer calls and to respond to emergency services. Continue Reading →

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2017 Six Leg Fun Run and 5K Race

Texarkana, USA- The 2017 Six Leg Fun Run and 5K Race will be held Sunday, January 29 at 12:30-4:30 p.m. in downtown Texarkana.  The race will start at the Front Street Stage.  Proceeds from the race will benefit the Animal Care and Adoption Center and assist them in the purchase of an “Adoption Trailer.” Participants are encouraged to bring your vetted and leashed canine friend to run or walk with you in the race.  Awards are being provided to each decade age group from 14 and under through 60 plus. Continue Reading →

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