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City Beautiful Commission Presents First “Yard of the Month” for 2018

Texarkana, AR – The Texarkana Arkansas City Beautiful Commission awarded the first “Yard of the Month” Award for 2018, last Monday night.  Jeff Brown, the Chair of the City Beautiful Commission, was on hand at the City Meeting Monday the 16th to provide the award to Ms. Toni Nix.   Ms. Nix’s home is located on the corner of 23rd and Laurel and will proudly display the award sign presented Monday. For several years the City Beautiful Commission has awarded “Yard of the Month” Awards to various homes and yards around the city.  The only criteria to be nominated is for someone to recommend the yard to the commission.  Once recommended, the Commission members review the yard, present the information at the monthly meeting and vote.  The public is encouraged to recommend yards to commission members or through the commission’s Facebook site. Jeff Brown stated that he always enjoys the opportunity to provide an award to a homeowner.  Jeff said, “You’d be surprised at how many great yards there are in Texarkana.  Sometimes we have a real struggle picking out just one.”  Jeff also said he would encourage anyone to nominate a yard.  “Community involvement is very important to the Commission whether it’s in nominating a yard or helping with one of our clean-up projects throughout the year.  We need everyone in Texarkana to help make our city beautiful.” The Texarkana Arkansas City Beautiful Commission is an all-volunteer commission meeting on the second Tuesday of each month.   The commission maintains a Facebook site at:  https://www.facebook.com/TexarkanaArkansasCityBeautifulCommission/ Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Arkansas Yard of the Month Nominees Needed

Texarkana, AR – The Texarkana Arkansas City Beautiful Commission is looking for the best, brightest, and most beautiful yards in the city.  Each year as flowers bloom, trees fill out, and the grass grows green, the commission attempts to find and recognize the hard work, clean-up, and beautification of Texarkana yards.  This year the commission is turning to you for help and nominations! Do you know someone with a fantastic yard?  You know the kind of yard the commission is looking for; it’s the yard that makes you slow down when you drive past and say, “Wow”.  Texarkana has beautiful yards all over the place….in fact, there are so many that there is no way commission members can find them all.  So, your City Beautiful Commission needs your help.  The commission needs you to find the yards, and send them in for review by the commission. If you know of a yard that should be “Yard of the Month” or you stumble across one while driving around, send a note on the commission’s Facebook page.  The commission will take all nominations, review them, and vote.  Pictures would be helpful, but are not necessary.  The address will be needed for review. Send nominations online to Texarkana Arkansas City Beautiful Commission.  Continue Reading →

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City Beautiful Committee to Host Clean Up

Texarkana, AR – The Texarkana Arkansas City Beautiful Committee will host a clean up Saturday May 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Texarkana Arkansas citizens may participate by bringing items to one of three locations within the city.  Drop off sites will be set up at Bramble Park, Market Place (the old County Market on Jefferson Ave) and The Sandflat Glendale Center on E. 14th. Dumpsters will be set up and supervised by City Beautiful Committee members from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  No items will be taken before 9:00 a.m. and no items will be taken after the dumpsters are full or after dumpsters have been picked up at 12:00 p.m.

Please do not leave items at any location unless there is a dumpster and a City Beautiful Committee member present.  Dumping items at these locations without a dumpster and a committee member could be considered illegal dumping. The following items may not be placed in dumpsters and will not be accepted:

Tires and/or Wheels
Automobile parts and/or batteries 
Dead animals – including fish
appliances with refrigerant
building materials – includes shingles
concrete, bricks, rock, dirt
paint and/or paint cans
electronics
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