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Genoa Dragons 5K Trail Run

Genoa, AR- On May 11, the Genoa Central Boys and Girls Track Teams will host the Third Annual Dragon Fire 5K Trail Run. The race starts at the elementary school on Highway 196 in front of the Dragon Gym. Entry fees should be received by mail by May 10 and will be accepted for an additional five dollars on race day. Entry fees are $20 through May 10 and $25 on May 11. Families of 3 or more from the same household may register early for $15 per person and $20 on the day of the race (must have 3 or more). Continue Reading →

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Miller County Master Gardeners to Hold Plant Sale

The Miller County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The sale will be held at the Home Arts Building at the Four States Fairgrounds and is open to the public. Funds from the sale will be used to complete projects in Miller County.  The Miller County Master Gardeners work with local elementary schools, summer programs at the library, and they assist in maintaining the various flower beds at the Miller County Courthouse.  The group also assist with various other community projects throughout the year. 

Those interested in purchasing plants or talking with the Miler County Master Gardeners group should attend April 6 – this Saturday – at the Four States Fairgrounds’ Home Arts Building.  Gardeners will be onsite from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer questions and offer plants for sale.  As of 1:30 today, the group is already onsite setting up the large selection of plants for the sale. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get some great plants and help an active community service group in your area! Additional information may be obtained through the Miller County Red Dirt Master Gardener’s Facebook page. Continue Reading →

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Arkansas Municipal Auditorium Prepares for Life Again

It was once the the place where the music blazed out into the night from piano players, guitar pickers, drummers, and vocals arriving by way of Highway 67. Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Conway Twitty were just a few of the names to become legends that would perform in the early days of the Texarkana Arkansas Municipal Auditorium. Perhaps the most famous performer of them all was Elvis Presley, the boy who would become the King of Rock and Roll. But, all those greats faded away from the Texarkana spotlight over forty-five years ago. For Texarkana, the Interstate arrived, planes began to carry the performers from city-to-city and Texarkana’s small auditorium simply would not accommodate the growing crowds of fans. Continue Reading →

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TAAC Free Little Library Grand Opening

TEXARKANA, TX- The Texarkana
Regional Art and Historic District’s African American Committee (TAAC) is
hosting the Grand Opening of the Free Little Library located at the Southwest
Center, 3222 W. 7th Street, Texarkana, Texas on Saturday, March 2,
2019, 11:00 AM- !2:00 PM. The Free Little Library will be
stocked with a variety of books aimed at children in Kindergarten through 4th
grade.  You are invited to take part in
the festivities and find a book that appeals to you or your children.  Refreshments will be available and art
projects will be on display. Continue Reading →

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Legend of Boggy Creek at Perot

Relive your childhood memories with your friends and family this summer with the tale of a Big Foot-like creature, or as we colloquially know him, the Fouke Monster, in Charles B. Pierce’s The Legend of Boggy Creek.The film was recently fully restored and remastered in 4k by Pierce’s daughter andis ready for rerelease at the historic Perot Theatre. 

Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 21, 2019, at 10:00
AM and can be purchased online, in person at 221
Main Street, or by phone at 903-792-4992. The legend continues with showings on June 15-16, 2019, at Midnight,
10:00 AM, Noon, 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Tickets are $15 per person, ages 13 and up, while tickets
for Seniors, Veterans, Students, and children 12 and under are only $12 per
person. 

Seating is reservation only and everyone must have a ticket
to enter the theatre regardless of their age. Buy your tickets now to get the
best seats available. See firsthand what trigged a cult-like following in this “docudrama”
style film that conveys swamp life in the 1970’s with the lore of a hidden
creature that cursed the Texarkana area. Continue Reading →

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Perot HolidayTraditions Saturday, Dec. 22nd

TEXARKANA, TX-The holiday season is in full swing and the City of Texarkana, Texas in partnership with the Texarkana Regional Arts and HumanitiesCouncil (TRAHC) would like to invite you and your family to this year’sPerot Holiday Traditions event Saturday December 22nd, at the HistoricPerot Theater. A full day
of fun filled activities are planned, including arts, crafts, refreshments, and
food trucks. Starting at 10:30, the Historic Perot Theater will play host to some of
the most loved and well-known Christmas movies of the past seven
decades! Film features will include:

The
Polar Express – 10:30 AMHow
the Grinch Stole Christmas (Short) – 1:00 PMElf
– 1:30 PMIt’s
a Wonderful Life – 7:00 PM

Tickets for
the early double feature and short are only $5 as is the evening showing of “It’s
a Wonderful Life”. For the whole flight of films, it is only $7! Continue Reading →

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Equality Texarkana Holds Monthly Social Dinner

Texarkana, USA – Equality Texarkana held their monthly social dinner at Pop’s Place on Highway 67 Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m.  Roughly 20 people attended the event held for visiting, meeting new people, and perhaps most importantly…eating. Equality Texarkana is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization located in Texarkana, Arkansas and serving Texarkana, USA, and the surrounding areas.  The group strives to encourage equal rights and representation for all people regardless of sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or nationality/heritage.  While the group has a central focus on the LGBT community, they have members from all walks of life in the organization.  The group offers support meeting for family members, people dealing with social issues, and for people dealing with bullying issues in schools and in the community.   The group has had national celebrity support and political leaders support as they have continued to grow. During the monthly social dinner Saturday, one person stated, “I had no idea there was a support group like this in Texarkana.  I’m excited to find you guys!”   Business leaders and pastors from the community were in attendance Saturday evening. The group can be contacted through Facebook or their Website online.   Interested parties may also email the group. Continue Reading →

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Equality Texarkana and Special Guest to Host Major Event in Texarkana

Texarkana, USA – The non-profit group, Equality Texarkana, will sponsor a “Day of Pride” Parade and Festival this Saturday, June 9, in downtown Texarkana.  The event will start officially at 10:00 a.m. with a parade, followed by a picnic at 11:15, entertainment at 11:30 and a raffle at 3:00 p.m.  The public is welcome and encouraged to participate throughout the day’s events. This year the “Day of Pride” event will feature two nationally known guest.  Stephanie Rice, a recent major contender on the NBC television show The Voice, will serve as the MC and perform during the entertainment portion of the event.  Ms. Rice shared her history while on the show The Voice.   She suffered through being disowned by her family when she came as a lesbian out at eighteen.  Despite being alone and facing the world, Ms. Rice was able to attend college, earn her degree, contribute to HIV research, and become a major contender on The Voice.  Ms. Rice used her birthday celebration on Facebook to raise significant funds to assist Equality Texarkana in putting together this year’s “Day of Pride”. Another special guest this year will be speaker Kimberly Shappley.  Mrs. Shappley is a conservative Christian mother who found herself in the position of having a transgender child.  Her acceptance and encouragement that she promoted toward her child and to others has caused her story to be featured on The Today Show, and other shows and networks.  Articles about Mrs. Shappley have appeared in Good Housekeeping, the Huffington Post, and many other publications.  Mrs. Shappley is an R.N. and an ordained minister.  She has spent her life proclaiming love and acceptance to churches in Texas, Louisana, and Mississippi. In addition to the scheduled events, the day will also feature vendors, games, and various other events throughout the day.  The event is open to anyone and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Equality Texarkana is a 501 (c) 3 organization promoting equality and fairness for all people regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation.  To learn more about Equality Texarkana or the “Day of Pride” event, see the webpage at Equality Texarkana or the Facebook Page. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Resources Presents the 6th Annual Ark-La-Tex Challenge

Ark-La-Tex, USA – Cyclists it’s time to ride the Ark-La-Tex again!  Texarkana Resources is presenting the 6th Annual Ark-La-Tex Challenge. It doesn’t matter whether you’re young or just young at heart there is a route you can take.  So, get your tires aired up, get your safety gear on, load your bike and get ready because the ride is this Saturday, April 7th. New and experienced riders alike can join in on this ride.  It will cover three states for the experienced riders.  The challenge is offering five different distance categories ranging from 0 miles (my favorite) up to 70 miles.  The 70 mile trip will cover the entire scope of the race – Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana.   Imagine riding all three states on your bike!  There’s a list of rides and information on the website and even the kids can join in for a 3 mile ride! If you ride, or  if you just want to support a great cause, take the link here ARK-LA-TEX CHALLENGE and “ride” on over to the website for more details! Texarkana Resources is a non-profit organization that supports individuals with disabilities. Continue Reading →

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Free Tax Return Assistance

Texarkana, USA -Free in-person tax preparation is available again this year from local AARP volunteers for Tax Aide. Both federal returns and state returns can be prepared, and the volunteers can file electronically for most taxpayers. Special arrangements are required to assist taxpayers claiming the Border City Exemption, but the volunteers are familiar with that and can provide the needed support. Taxpayers must bring Social Security cards for themselves and all dependents, photo ID, all relevant tax forms and records (W-2, SSA-1099, medical expenses, etc.), last year’s tax return and all healthcare insurance documents. Assistance will be available at two sites this year starting in February and ending April 12, the last volunteer workday before this year’s tax filing deadline of Tuesday, April 17. Beginning February 1, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 2 pm, at the Southwest Recreation Center, 3222 W. 7th Street, Texarkana, TX, and ending April 12. Continue Reading →

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