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See You at the Pole September 27 at Arkansas High

Texarkana, USA- For years prayer was a part of our public school systems across the nation until the age of forced separations became the norm.  Although nobody was made to pray, eventually courts caused the schools to pull prayer from their daily routines.  At that time, prayer in the schools became “A moment of silence”.  Students were encouraged to reflect on their upcoming day, think about assignments, meditate or just pray if they wished to do so.  Then even the moment of silence was almost completely removed from the schools. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Faculty Association Establishes $40,000 Endowed Scholarship Fund with TC Foundation

Texarkana, TX- The Texarkana College Faculty Association presented a check for $40,000 to the TC Foundation today to establish an endowed scholarship fund. Members of the Faculty Association award up to ten student scholarships annually through funds acquired by faculty payroll deductions and memorial donations.  Now, as a permanent endowment, the fund can continue to grow through donations as well as through interest earned on the principal investment. Kim Penney, TC Faculty Association President, said, “When the Faculty Association was established approximately 50 years ago, an important goal was to invest in our students. Collectively, TC faculty donate approximately $5,000 annually to Faculty Association scholarships for students.”

Penney said faculty members recommended the establishment of the endowed fund to ensure scholarships in perpetuity. “Members felt that investing our monies into TC’s Foundation would increase sustainability and potential returns on our investment,” said Penney. Continue Reading →

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Lady Dragons Track Team Undefeated and Legendary

 

Genoa, AR- Just before the first Genoa Central home football game, the Lady Dragons Track Team of 2016-2017 took to the sideline.  Coach John Murphy walked out of retirement to address the crowd of Dragon fans present.  In his presentation, he noted that the Lady Dragons have now been state champions three times in a row.  This season, the coach’s last season with them, they were not only state champions, but they stood with a record of 9-0. As Coach Murphy spoke, he noted the hardships and the triumphs of many of the young lady’s present.  He also noted that unlike a football or basketball game, when these ladies walked onto the track, they were up against several other teams.  Each young lady was recognized publicly and congratulated by the coach as they received their championship rings. Later just before the game the stands were dotted with Lady Dragons wearing T-shirts printed with “Undefeated, Legendary, and 9-0”.  They proudly showed their rings to family and friends as their coach visited with several of the spectators.  It was apparent that friends, family, and school members are very proud of the accomplishments of this team. The Lady Dragons are the 2016-2017 State 3A Champions and the District 7 3A Champions.  One school employee noted they already have a trophy case full and now they are adding another championship to long string of excellence. Continue Reading →

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Arkansas High School vs Texas High School Football Game

The annual Arkansas High/Texas High Football game is scheduled for Friday Sept. 8th at Arkansas High’s Razorback Stadium. The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department would like to offer the following suggestions to those who will be attending the game. Vehicles may enter the Stadium the following ways:

Home (Arkansas) Fans – East on E 18th. St. Continue Reading →

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Four States News Welcomes School Fundraisers

Four States Area-  It’s that time of year again!  Hawks are flying, Razorbacks are running, Panthers are everywhere,  Leopards are leaping, Hornets are stinging, and there’s even Dragons flying around.  School is back in full force.  No matter where in the four states area your school is located, there is a good chance someone is raising money to help with some program.  You have athletic fundraisers, band boosters, cheer sales, and so much more. Continue Reading →

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Support Genoa Central Band

Genoa, AR – Genoa Band Boosters have started the year off with their first fundraiser.  The parents group, supporting the Genoa Band, is selling “I’m with the band” T-Shirts. Orders need to be turned in no later than Friday September 8th.  You can drop them off at the school, or contact a band booster. The T-Shirts come in Youth sizes and Adult sizes. Continue Reading →

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Gov. Hutchinson Announces Arkansas & Facebook Techstart Partnership Expansion

 

HOT SPRINGS, AR–  Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the details of an agreement with Facebook, Inc. to expand the company’s Techstart program to all Arkansas public high schools. The Arkansas & Facebook Techstart Partnership was a first-of-its-kind partnership with the social media giant. Under the original agreement announced earlier this year, Facebook donated approximately 400 Virtual Reality (VR) classroom kits, including computers, cameras and the Oculus Rift equipment necessary to administer the Techstart program to approximately 250 schools. This new agreement will expand the donation to all of the more than 360 public high schools in Arkansas. In addition, each school will receive an Oculus Rift touch controller and 30 virtual reality viewers. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Board of Trustees Accepting Letters of Interest for Vacant Precinct 1 Position

 

Texarkana, TX- – Texarkana College Trustee Ken Reese announced his resignation from the Board on Monday after serving as a member since January 26, 2015. The seven-member board is accepting letters of interest through September 13, 2017, from Bowie County residents who reside within Precinct 1 and are interested in serving on the TC Board of Trustees. “I feel passionate about supporting Texarkana College and have enjoyed my two-and-a-half years of serving as a trustee,” Reese said. “We’ve had to work together as a team to make difficult decisions that ultimately benefit students. I love that TC is moving forward and remaining strong in our community.”

Reese said that since joining the Board, he has seen a great deal of progress in helping students complete their goals of earning their college credential. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Faculty Association Establishes Endowed Scholarship Fund with TC Foundation

Texarkana, TX- Texarkana College Trustees learned today that the TC Faculty Association will invest $40,000 in the TC Foundation for the purpose of establishing an endowed scholarship fund. Members of the Faculty Association award up to ten student scholarships annually through funds acquired by faculty payroll deductions and memorial donations. Now, as a permanent endowment, the fund can continue to grow through donations as well as through interest earned on the principal investment. “We are so fortunate to have caring faculty at TC who support our students not only through their time and effort, but also through scholarships,” said Katie Andrus, TC Foundation Director. “We want to honor the Faculty Association today for supporting our students through their generous donations.”

Andrus said the permanent endowment will ensure students continue to benefit from the faculty’s generosity for many years in the future. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana College Music Department Home to Distinguished Faculty

Texarkana, TX- From the halls of Texarkana College to the corridors of famed Carnegie Hall, members of Texarkana College’s music faculty are accomplished musicians, performers and instructors widely recognized for their talent on the national and international level. “Students in TC’s music program learn from world-class instructors who have performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages,” said Mary Ellen Young, Dean of Liberal and Performing Arts. “The line-up of talent within our music department faculty is unmatched in our region, providing students with excellent instruction in music performance, and composition, as well as the foundations of music theory and history.”

Full-time music faculty members at TC include Marc-André Bougie, Conductor for Texarkana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor for Texarkana Regional Chorale, and Mary Scott Goode, nationally recognized pianist. Acclaimed vocal coach and performer Janice Aiken will join the team as an adjunct vocal instructor beginning this fall. Her addition brings a depth of experience in voice, diction, stage direction, and opera along with technical and business leadership to TC’s music department. Continue Reading →

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