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Texas City of Mount Pleasant and Titus County Expands Restrictions

Titus County, TX- This afternoon at approximately 5:30 p.m. an emergency notification went out for Mt. Pleasant and Titus County in Texas. The notification explained to citizens that expanded restrictions to the 4-1-2020, Local Disaster Declaration, originally published on 3-20-202, had been added. In addition, a new informational chart was added today. Updates for the area are being published on the city Website at http://mpcity.net. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County First COVID-19 Case Identified

Bowie County Texas

TEXARKANA, TX- The first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Bowie County, TX has been identified. We are awaiting confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More details will be released as they become available. The Bowie County/City of Texarkana, TX Emergency Operations Center has been opened and will operate Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The public telephone number is (903) 255-5560. Continue Reading →

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Miller County COVID-19 Update

Arkansas-Miller County wishes to notify the public on what we, as a community are doing to address the current COVID-19 situation. This event has been designated as a pandemic by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson declared a Statewide Emergency as President Trump declared a National Emergency which will open access to State and Federal assistance if needed. Currently, in Arkansas, there are 20 presumed positive cases with 327 being monitored as an identified risk. 103 people have negative test results. Continue Reading →

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New 911 Equipment in Miller County

 Miller County, under the supervision of The
Office of Emergency Management is proud to announce the recent replacement of
the outdated 911 Emergency Communications equipment at the Miller County
Sheriff’s Dept. “Communications between the public and emergency services like
the Miller County 911 dispatchers to sheriff deputies, emergency medical
responders and firefighters must involve the latest, updated equipment to
successfully process an emergency call for service to the 1st
Responders” said Joe Bennett, Coordinator of Emergency Management who oversees
the County’s 911 Emergency Communications. When Bennett
entered the office in January 2019, the system at that time had been installed
around 2007 with few updates and a mapping extension that didn’t work. The new Next
Generation system is more reliable, uses less specialized equipment, is much
more efficient and will provide the residents and visitors of Miller County
access to all emerging features for many years to come.  The funding was made possible by the Quorum
Court with added financial assistance and support from the Miller County
Sheriff’s Department. Continue Reading →

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Arkansas Assessments Online for Miller County

Once again the new year is in full swing and with it comes the annual assessment of property in Arkansas. Assessments of vehicles can be completed in person at 400 Laurel Street, Room 100, Texarkana, Arkansas, by phone at 870-774-1502, or online at ScoutAssess. This year if you want to avoid the rush and the busy signals on the phone, you can complete the assessment online at the Scout Assess site. There are several screens to be completed with the first one being a choice between vehicles and business property. Most people will be doing vehicles. Continue Reading →

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Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District For Sept. 15-21, 2019

Road Construction Ahead

Bowie County

SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Camp County

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Cass County

FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, resurfacing highway. SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Harrison County

SH 43 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass. Loop 281 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Tax Assessor Offers Online Assessments

Nancy Herron, Miller County Tax Assessor

If you have ever needed to look a property record up for
Miller County, Arkansas, then you may have used the online service known at “ActDataScout”.  The service offers access to several counties
and the opportunity to search property records, and see mapping for properties.  What you may not know is that the service has
expanded to cover assessments. Nancy Herron took over as the new Tax Assessor for Miller
County in January.  Nancy and her team
wasted no time rolling out the online assessment coverage for Miller
County.  Now if you have an existing
assessment with the county, you can go online and easily add new vehicles.  Not only can you access the site from your
computer at ActDataScout.com, but you can also find an app for those wishing to
use their cell phones or tablets. 

Assessments are required for new vehicles, boats, motorcycles, RVs, etc.  You have to have completed an assessment with the county assessor before you can register for tags.  In the past this has meant a trip to the Assessor’s office or a call to talk with someone about your assessment needs.  Now with the online service, you can complete your assessments without going to the courthouse. 

Nancy is encouraging everyone to spread the news and use the
app or the online service as needed. 
However, if you are still more comfortable talking with someone on the
phone or coming by the office, then please do so.  Nancy and her crew will be glad to help you
complete your assessment needs. 

ActDataScout.com is operated by DataScout, LLC. 
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Bobby Ferguson Park Sign Progress Continues

Texarkana, AR – Enter Bobby Ferguson Park near UofA Way or pass it as you come off the Interstate and you’ll see a nice, rock sign on the hillside just inside the park informing you of the park’s name.  However, if you enter from the Fairgrounds end of the park, there is no sign to indicate the name of the park.  Soon, the lack of a park sign will not be a problem near the Four States Fairgrounds. The Texarkana Arkansas Beautiful Commission works to improve the appearance and beautification of Texarkana, Arkansas.   In addition to having clean-up days, dumpster trash days, planting days, and coordinating education about keeping the city clean, the commission has overseen the implementation of signs for city properties.  The most recent sign, the huge “Welcome to Texarkana” sign on the Interstate was one of the larger sign projects the commission has undertaken in recent years. The commission usually, through suggestions of need, etc. attempts to take on a sign project whenever it can afford to do so.  Funding is supplied through the A&P Commission and the City Beautiful Commission seeks bids, designs the signs, and implements the projects.  Once completed, several other groups, including city maintenance, the Master Gardners, and other volunteer groups join in to assist in planting, watering, and maintaining the signs for the city. The commission’s latest project is underway right now.  The unfinished sign is coming together on the southwest corner of Bobby Ferguson Park.  When finished, there will be two flag polls, the sign, lights, water, and plants to celebrate and enhance the new sign’s location. Continue Reading →

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Miller County Chief Deputy Tax Collector Retires

Miller County, AR – Mary Kay Hicks has spent the last three and a half years as the Chief Deputy Collector for the Miller County Tax Collector.   That short stint in Miller County does not do her justice when looked at alone.  Hicks has spent twenty years serving the citizens of Miller County.   She was also appointed by the Quorum Court to serve as the Tax Collector before the election of the current Collector, Cathy Hardin-Harrison.    Many people will recognize her from her work at the Tax Collector’s office where she has answered questions, assisted with problems, and…as the Tax Collector’s office does…taken your payments. Today at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., employees that the courthouse will celebrate Mary’s twenty years of service.  She will be retiring soon and this celebration is meant as an appreciation and a send off to a wonderful retirement.  The event is open to the public and Tax Collector Elect Laura Bates has extended invitations to friends, family and through social media.  Even if you miss the retirement party, drop Mary a line and say congratulations and thank you for many fantastic years of service to the people of Miller County! Continue Reading →

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Miller County Republican Committee Sets August 2017 Meeting

Miller County, AR – The Miller County Republican Committee will hold a monthly meeting Tuesday August 8 at 6:30 p.m.   The meeting will be held at the New Haven Golf Club on 2321 Line Ferry Road, Texarkana. An executive session will be held for officers from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with the general meeting following after. The Miller County Republican Committee maintains a Facebook page and during elections seasons rents a headquarters in the Texarkana area.  The committee has a goal of assisting Republican candidates to obtain office.  All current Republican officer holders are encouraged to attend meetings, and provide updates regarding their offices. Continue Reading →

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