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World-Famous “Bowie No. 1” Makes Homecoming 200 Years After Leaving James Black’s Forge

WASHINGTON, AR: In the early 1830s, James Black crafted the most famous Bowie Knife ever forged for James Bowie in Washington, Arkansas. James Black, with his fire and forge, shaped the history and legacy of the world’s most famous blade from hisblacksmith shop in Historic Washington, Arkansas. Several years ago, Historic Arkansas Museum acquired Bowie No. 1 from an auction of the collections of two prominent Texas knife collectors. Once secured by Historic Arkansas Museum, Bowie No. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Will Not Hold Master Gardener Event in January 2020

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Bowie County Master Gardeners have announced that there will not be a
Master Gardeners Event on campus in the month of January. The next scheduled
event will take place on February 10th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m. in University Center Room 326. For more information contact Emily
Newsome at 903.223.3039 or Teresa Slack at 903.831.7494. Contact Bowie County
Master Gardener President Steve Walls at mgstevew@gmail.com for program information. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College’s Externship Program Builds Pipeline of Skilled Workers for Regional Employers

Texarkana College

Texarkana, TX- Texarkana College’s Community & Business Education (CBE) Center provides training programs to help build a stronger regional economy. At today’s Board of Trustees meeting, Mendy Sharp, CBE executive director, shared news about a new externship program that partners with local business and industry entities to match skilled students with companies who have workforce needs. Sharp told trustees that a pipeline of student applicants and employers who have shown interest in the program already exists. “The externship program is designed to identify and recruit talent from a pool of student applicants who match the emerging workforce needs of local business or industry partners,” Sharp said. “The externship opportunity provides a student with exposure to a job, business or industry in their career field of interest. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Foundation Receives Scholarship Donation from ERA Raffaelli Realtors

December 16, 2019- ERA Raffaelli Realtors presented a $1,050 check to the Texarkana College Foundation for the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) scholarship at a check presentation ceremony held on December 11, 2019. The check was presented by representatives from Raffaelli Realtors:  Steve Raffaelli, President, Virginia Prazak, Vice President, and Ashly King. Katie Andrus, director of the TC Foundation, said the gift will provide scholarships for students taking the next step in their educational journey. “Most of my family members got their start at Texarkana College,” said Raffaelli. “Many of us went to school during the day and worked in the evenings to prepare for our next steps.  We recognize the importance of education and are proud to help provide this same opportunity for potential students.” 

The EOC serves our low income, first generation college students by helping them navigate through the admission and financial aid process. 

For additional information or to make a donation, please contact Katie Andrus at (903) 823-3125 orkatie.andrus@texarkanacollege.edu. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana’s Red River Center for Regional History and Culture to Host Screening of Football Documentary

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture will be screening the football documentary “The Big Shootout” from 2:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7th in University Center room 217. Mike Looney, author and producer of “The Big Shootout” will be joining the screening for discussion of the book and movie. “The Big
Shootout” is a film about the 1969 football game between the Texas Longhorns
and the Arkansas Razorbacks, which many have dubbed “The Game of the Century.”
On December 9th the number one ranked Texas Longhorns played number
two ranked Arkansas in a Southwest Conference game in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Longhorns won the game 15-14 and would go on to win The Cotton Bowl and be
crowned National Champions. In addition
to author and producer Mike Looney there will also be several players from the
game on hand to join in the discussion and answer questions. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Host Annual Holiday Event on December 7th

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University and the Office of Student Life will be hosting their annual holiday celebration, Eagle Wonderland, on Saturday, December 7th from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The event will take place in the University Center and is free and open to the public. The 2019 edition of Eagle
Wonderland will feature free photos with Santa, a station to write and mail
letters to Santa, Christmas crafts, stuff-a-critter, and free hot chocolate and
cookies. For more information contact
Celeste McNiel, Director of Student Life at 903.223.1351 or celeste.mcniel@tamut.edu. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and Bowie County Master Gardeners to Present Program on Growing Cool Season Crops

TEXARKANA, Texas –  Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Bowie
County Master Gardeners will present a program titled “Growing Cool Season
Crops and How to Have Your Own Hoop House” on Monday, November 11th. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in University Center
room 326. The class is free and open to the public and reservations are not
required. The program will be conducted by
James Lamb, a current Arkansas Master Gardener and Plant Pathology Technician
at the University of Arkansas Experimental Station in Hope, Arkansas. The
discussion will feature tips on which crops can reap plentiful harvests in cold
weather, as well as tips on how and when to plant seeds to ensure your spring
crops thrive. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and Texarkana Symphony Orchestra Hold Chamber Music Series Concert

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra will be holding the second Chamber Music
Series concert of the season on Monday, November 11th. The concert
will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Tri-State Iron & Metal Atrium on the 3rd
floor of the University Center building. The concert is free and open to the
public. The program includes
music for piano trio by Sergei Rachmaninov and Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky.  Featured guest artist is David Fung, piano,
along with TSO’s assistant concertmaster, Diana Norwood and TSO’s principal
cellist, Brett Andrews.  “TSO is pleased to partner again with Texas A&M
University-Texarkana to bring great classical music to the A&M campus” said
TSO Executive Director R. Andrew Clark. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Receive $250,000 Grant from AEP Foundation

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials from Texas A&M
University-Texarkana and Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) will
gather in TAMUT’s building for Academic and Student Services Friday, November 8th
to announce a $250,000 grant from the American Electric Power Foundation to the
university’s College of Business, Engineering, and Technology. The event will
include a check presentation and will feature remarks from TAMUT administration
and faculty as well as representatives from SWEPCO. The announcement will take
place at 10:00 a.m. in room 247 of the Building for Academic and Student
Services. The grant will be used to construct a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) lab and will be completed in two phases. The first phase of the CAD lab will contain 24 state-of-the-art CAD workstations and an instructor lecture workstation. Continue Reading →

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TEXARKANA COLLEGE TRUSTEES NAME ANNE FARRIS AS BOARD SECRETARY

Texarkana College

At the October 28, Texarkana College Board of Trustees meeting, Anne Farris was named secretary of the board to fill the vacant position previously held by Jane Daines. Farris, a DeKalb native, is in her second board term serving in Place 3 position. Board President Kyle Davis said Farris’ dedication to student success and unwavering commitment to progress makes her a natural fit as a board officer. “Mrs. Farris sets the gold standard for education in Northeast Texas,” Davis said. “Her service to students who live in rural school districts is unmatched and is a vital part of Texarkana College’s mission. Continue Reading →

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