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Miller County Republican Committee Sets Convention Date

Texarkana, AR: The Miller County Republican Committee will hold a Special County Convention and Biennial County Convention on Monday, June 25, 2018, at New Haven Golf Club.    The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.

The committee will hold the Biennial County Convention at New Haven Golf Club directly after the Special County Convention on June 25, 2018.  Committee members who filed for public office or committee positions during the 2018 filing process are encouraged to attend.   The committee will fill several key positions at this time which includes State Committeeman and Committeewoman, District Committeewoman and Committeeman, and delegate positions for the District and state level of the Republican Party of Arkansas.   Additional information may be obtained at the committee’s website at http://texarkana-millercountygop.com/ or through the committee’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/millercountyrepublican/ Continue Reading →

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HealthCARE Express Youth Leadership Program Launching New Session

Join Klondike Leadership Academy at Their Launch Party June 15

TEXARKANA, TX -HealthCARE Express is offering their free leadership program for children called Klondike Leadership Academy in our community. Klondike Leadership Academy (KLA) is focused on creating a legacy of leaders within our communities and within the world. This program is for children in kindergarten to fifth grade. Klondike Leadership Academy is designed to create a spirit of leadership in today’s children. It focuses on core concepts of responsibility, accountability, and taking action in areas like the community, home life, or school. Continue Reading →

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BEST Robotics announces CAMP CODE for GIRLS

AUSTIN, Texas, /PRNewswire/ — BEST Robotics is looking to give young women a head start on future STEM jobs. This summer, female students entering grades 6 through 8 are invited to push their robotics knowledge at CAMP CODE for Girls, a three-day, 12-hour coding camp. Presented in collaboration with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and funded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), this hands-on learning experience is designed to provide challenging yet rewarding learning opportunities in an environment aimed at fostering interest in computer coding and programming. “Diversity in coding and in STEM at large have long been issues, particularly related to the inclusion of girls and young women,” said BEST Robotics executive director, Rosemary Mendel. “As a STEM and robotics education organization whose executive team is almost entirely female, we’re especially thrilled to partner with the Texas Workforce Commission in an endeavor that is dedicated to the spirit of inclusion and gives young women access to the tools they need to join our future workforce.” Continue Reading →

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City urges residents to recycle right

TEXARKANA, TX- The City of Texarkana, Texas has been asked by Waste Management to remind residents what items are acceptable for curbside single-stream recycling inside the city limits. According to Waste Management District Manager Jarrod Miller, approximately 1/3 of Texarkana, Texas residents are not recycling correctly. “We have been informed by the recycle facility that if we do not clean up our single stream recycle, they will no longer take it,” Miller said. Waste Management began tagging contaminated carts yesterday, in an effort to remedy the issue. “Waste Management will not dump the contaminated recycle cart in the trash,” Miller said. 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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Work on N. Park Road will begin Monday, June 4th

TEXARKANA, TX- The City of Texarkana, Texas will begin street maintenance on N. Park Road on Monday, June 4th, 2018. Work will start with the section from Greenbriar Forest to Bill Rogers on Tuesday. Early indications estimate work will take two weeks to mill and mix cement, and after that a contractor will lay asphalt. The total project should take around three weeks to complete, with the street closed to thru traffic during the day and reopened each evening. Residents will be allowed access in and out of the area and could experience delays, but other motorists are asked to find an alternative route. Continue Reading →

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Writing and Self-Publishing Discussion

Texarkana, TX – Lee McQueen will share with the Texarkana community and surrounding areas her experiences with writing and self-publishing at McQueen Press. You’re invited to share your own tips for best practices and results. McQueen’s past works include The Cadis Evening (2016) and Writer in the Library (2008). The forthcoming novella is Deprivation (due late Summer 2018). Texarkana Public Library, Meeting Room, Thursday July 12th, 6:00pm. Continue Reading →

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Lara Trump Announced as Special Guest for Biggest Annual Republican Event

Little Rock, AR- RPA Executive Director Sarah Jo Reynolds announced yesterday that Lara Trump, Daughter-in-Law to President Donald Trump, will be joining the 2018 Reagan Rockefeller Dinner as a special guest. The event will be held on June 22 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock. The dinner will begin at 7:00pm. There are multiple admissions options starting at $150.00. To secure a seat, visit ArkansasGOP.org or call (501) 732-7301. Continue Reading →

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TTFD Receives Grant from Firehouse Subs

TEXARKANA, TX- Texarkana Texas Fire Department and Firehouse Subs will host a media event at Firehouse Subs tomorrow, May 31st, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. to announce the purchase of equipment purchased with grant funds totaling over $7800. The grant will be used to purchase five pulse oximeters and one pulse oximeter with carboxyhemoglobin detection. The carboxyhemoglobin detection will show the amount of carbon monoxide in the bloodstream for firefighters that have been operating at a fire scene. It can also be used to determine if victims at a fire scene are suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Please join us for this media event tomorrow at Firehouse Subs, 3213 Kennedy Lane, Texarkana, Texas. Continue Reading →

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DPS Ramps Up Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining law enforcement efforts across the state this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe and encourage motorists to practice safe driving habits. From Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28, DPS Troopers will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, and drivers violating speed limit, seat belt and other traffic laws. “Memorial Day pays tribute to those who have given their lives to serve and protect our country, and what better way to honor them than to protect your fellow drivers by making safety a priority every time you get behind the wheel,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “By driving sober, wearing your seat belt, obeying traffic laws and using extra caution, you can help prevent senseless tragedies. DPS will join other law enforcement agencies in Texas to do our part to keep travelers and our roadways safe this Memorial Day holiday.”

During the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend, DPS Troopers issued nearly 60,000 citations and warnings, including more than 1,000 seat belt and child safety restraint tickets. DPS enforcement efforts also resulted in 372 DWI arrests, 251 fugitive arrests and 190 felony arrests. Continue Reading →

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