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A&M-Texarkana to Present Awards for Best Papers in History Courses

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA,
Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Department of
History will award the 2019 Bennie Walthall Awards for the best research papers
written in the university’s history courses on Thursday, September 26 at 12:00 pm. The event will take place in the Tri-State Iron & Metal Atrium, located on
the 3rd floor of the University Center building. The awards are made
possible by a grant from the late Mr. Bennie Walthall of Texarkana, Ark., and
will provide a total of $800 in prize money to three individuals. The awardees for 2019 include two first-place winners and one
second-place winner. Abigail
O’Gorman (1st Place) for Anglo American Racism During the Mexican War (prize: $300)Melinda
Zwirn (1st Place) for The Good Fight: The Effect of Black
Chaplains in the Civil War (prize:
$300)David Zwirn (2nd Place) for Santa
Doodle Dandy: Thomas Nast’s Santa Claus Drawings as Civil War Propaganda (prize: $200)

To
be considered for an award the papers must have been a minimum of 1800 words
and used a minimum of five sources, four of which had to be primary documents
or peer- reviewed articles or books. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and Master Gardeners to Present Program on Succulents

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA,
Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Bowie
County Master Gardeners will present a program titled “How to Care for
Succulents and Not Kill Them” on Monday, September 9th. The program will take
place in University Center room 326 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Reservations
are not required and the event is free and open to the public. Succulent
plants are plants that store water in their leaves, stems, or both. There are
many different types, species, and cultivars of succulents, and they come in a
wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and offer unique features. The
discussion, led by Texas Master Gardener Caleb Corbin, will focus on ways to
keep succulents healthy and will include information on watering, location, and
different soil types that can help your plants thrive for years to come. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Announces the Creation of the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas
– Texas A&M University-Texarkana is pleased to announce the creation of
the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture. Housed in the Department
of History under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor of History Dr. Andrew
McGregor, the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture at Texas
A&M University-Texarkana will support the collection, preservation,
exchange, and dissemination of locally and regionally significant materials
relating to history and culture in the Red River area, including southeast
Oklahoma, northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas, and northwest Louisiana. One of the key missions of the center is to find ways to deploy
history to improve the region by bringing to
life its cultural heritage through dynamic exhibits, educational programming,
and impactful research. The Center will illuminate
narratives of leadership, struggle, and progress that not only give a better
understanding of who we are and where we come from, but also inspire us as we move
forward. 

The Red River
Center for Regional History and Culture will offer an interdisciplinary
humanities perspective to building our region, supporting our economic and
social welfare, and improving our quality of life. At its core, the Center will
to tell the stories of the region we call home- extraordinary stories that have
only begun to be told. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE to hold Networking Social to Kick Off Lecture Series

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana
and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will be holding a
networking and informational social to kick off the 2019-2020 PLACE Lecture
Series. The come and go event will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd
from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Tri-State Iron & Metal Atrium on the
3rd floor of the University Center building. Refreshments will be
served and the public is invited to attend. The event will serve as an
opportunity to visit and mingle with university faculty, staff, students, and
community members to discuss the theme of this year’s PLACE series, which is
Wellness, Happiness, and Mental Health. PLACE Committee members will be on hand
to discuss the exciting series of events and guest speakers featured in the
2019-2020 program. Continue Reading →

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TEXARKANA COLLEGE CAMPUS INCIDENT ON AUGUST 29, 2019

Texarkana College

On the afternoon of Thursday, August 29, 2019, officers of
the Texarkana College Police Department were involved in a foot pursuit of a
suspect possibly involved in prior thefts on campus. The suspect, who was later
identified as Darren Corneilus Boykin, age 23 of Dayton, OH, was apprehended by
TCPD officers, and transported to Bi-State Justice Center by officers of the
Texarkana Texas Police Department who arrived at the scene after the suspect
was taken into custody to assist TCPD. The suspect was then transported to
Wadley Regional Medical Center after suffering from a medical event. Boykin
died Thursday evening at the hospital. 
TCPD reported the incident to the Texas Rangers for investigation, which
is standard procedure in this type of situation. The investigation is ongoing. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Offers New Program for Services and Support for Transfer Students

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Students transferring
into Texas A&M University-Texarkana in 2019 will be assisted by a new
program designed specifically to help transfer students succeed. A&M-Texarkana’s new Transfer Student Services office (TSS) will help
students transitioning from other institutions of higher education to TAMUT
with the primary goal of offering support for the students as they work toward
their academic and career objectives. The program originally
began in 2017 when TAMUT and Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) received
a Title V grant from the US Department of Education. Grant funds were used to
hire completion coaches who specialized in building success plans for low
income and/or Hispanic students to help them to complete degrees in a timely
manner. In addition to assisting low income and/or Hispanic students, the
completion coaches are now providing support services to all TAMUT transfer
students. Continue Reading →

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Texas Veterans Commission Partners With TC For New Service Center Site

Texarkana College

August 26, 2019, Texarkana, Texas- At today’s board meeting, Texarkana College trustees approved an official partnership with Texas Veterans Commission Claims Representation and Counseling division to provide on-campus accommodations to TVC to provide aid in accessing benefits to any eligible veteran who served in the United States armed forces. Dependents or survivors of eligible veterans may also receive assistance in obtaining access to the federal and state benefits to which they are entitled. TC President Dr. Jason Smith said the partnership to provide a dedicated campus space for this service is a great benefit for area veterans. “The Texas Veterans Commission contacted Texarkana College to see if we would be willing to partner with them to open an office on our campus to assist veterans with claims representation and counseling,” Smith said. “We identified an available office space in the Truman Arnold Student Center where we could accommodate a Veterans Claims Counselor.”

Smith said TC will provide private, handicapped-accessible office space for one full-time TVC claims counselor, along with sufficient parking for visiting veterans and guests. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Police Department Earns Accreditation

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Police
Department recently earned accreditation through the Texas Police Chief’s
Association for meeting 168 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices in the state’s
Law Enforcement Recognition Program. The best practices were carefully developed by Texas law enforcement
professionals to assist agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of
service, the reduction of risk, and the protection of individual’s rights.      There are over 1900 law Enforcement agencies in
Texas, and approximately 100 are certified in best practices. TAMUT is the
second agency in Bowie County to be accredited. The Texarkana Texas Police
Department was one of the first 10 agencies to be accredited in the state. Continue Reading →

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Farmers Bank & Trust Presents Scholarships from Inaugural Distinguished Speaker Series

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Officials from Farmers Bank
& Trust, Texarkana College, and Texas A&M University-Texarkana met at
Farmers Bank & Trust Thursday, August 15th to award the first
scholarships from the Inaugural Farmers Bank & Trust Distinguished Speaker
Series in Texarkana. The event was designed to raise scholarship money for
local community college graduates who are enrolling at A&M-Texarkana to
complete a bachelor’s degree. This year’s scholarships were awarded to students
from Texarkana College. “We are so
appreciative to Farmers for providing our students the opportunity to continue
their education at TAMUT. Financial obstacles prevent many TC students from
pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and these transfer scholarships will make a big
impact,” said Texarkana College President Dr. Jason Smith. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana to Host Economic Outlook Luncheon

Texas A&M Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the College of Business, Engineering, and Technology will host an Economic Outlook Luncheon at Northridge Country Club at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 11th. The luncheon will feature guest speaker Dr. Joe Tracy, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Tickets to the luncheon are $45 each and may be purchased online at www.tamut.edu/CBET. RSVP to Jim Bynum at jbynum@tamut.edu or 903.223.3191. Please
designate your vegetarian/dietary preference upon making RSVP. Continue Reading →

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