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54th annual Austin Trail of Lights Powered by H-E-B Announced for Dec. 10-23, 2018

Austin, Texas’ most vibrant holiday winter attraction is back for its 54th year; announces activities, event calendar and more

 

AUSTIN, Texas:  The Trail of Lights Foundation today announces dates for the 54th annual Austin Trail of Lights, powered by H-E-B, running from Monday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 in Austin’s beloved Zilker Park. Since it began in 1965, the Austin Trail of Lights has grown into one of the city’s largest events, attracting an average of 400,000 people from all over the state and country per year. Every holiday season, Austin’s iconic Zilker Park is transformed into the Trail of Lights with more than two million lights, 65+ displays, 30 food trucks, three entertainment stages, 50 private holiday parties and interactive experiences throughout the park. Last year, the Austin Trail of Lights was recognized as a Top 10 lighting or holiday event by USA Today, Yahoo and Southern Living and was deemed the second largest event in Austin, according to the Austin Business Journal (2017). Continue Reading →

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Regional Christian Methodist Evangelical Convention held at Texarkana, Texas Convention Center

TEXARKANA, TX- Approximately 350 members of approximately 70 CME churches in the region converged on Texarkana for the East Texas CME Convention this week. Reverends, wives, missionaries, youth and children were among the attendees who filled up the Hilton Garden Inn and held their worship services, church business meetings, and conducted training at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center. Pastor Van Williams is the planner for the state of Texas CME conventions. “This is our third time hosting our annual conference in Texarkana,” he said. “This staff has set the standard for hospitality and service with their accessible location, modern amenities and stellar customer service.”

The conference began as guests arrived on Tuesday, July 10th and finished up Saturday, July 14th. 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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Neighborhood Specific Demolition Phase to Begin May 1

 

TEXARKANA, TX- Beginning May 1st, the City of Texarkana Texas will begin demolition of nine substandard structures in the Beverly neighborhood, as part of the Neighborhood Specific Demolition initiative. Demolition is expected to take three weeks to complete. The properties selected for demolition are located on Wilson, Melton and Jerome streets. “Removing these substandard structures is yet another step towards improving our city and keeping our residents safe,” said Dustin Henslee, Director of Public Works. “In the past couple of years, we have brought down around eighty substandard structures in our city, which is good progress, but there is still so much to be done. Continue Reading →

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Odessa Most Expensive City in Texas To Visit, According to Survey

Texas, March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Odessa, located in the heart of the Permian Basin, is the most expensive destination in Texas based on the cost of its lodging. That’s the main finding of a recent survey conducted by CheapHotels.org. The survey compared 30 cities in the Lone Star State, using as its basis of comparison the average rate for each one’s cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel) during the month of April 2018. April also happens to be the month during which most Texan cities reach their highest average hotel rates. To stay in Odessa, travelers will have to spend an average of $186 per night. Continue Reading →

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Texans Reminded to Use Convenient Online Services

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents that Spring Break is one of the busiest times at Texas driver license (DL) offices and that going online to renew their license or identification (ID) card or to change their address is a convenient, time-saving option. Residents who are eligible to skip the trip to a DL office altogether by going online often do not take advantage of this option. Are you eligible to save time by going online? Find out now by visiting Texas.gov.

 

“During the busy weeks around Spring Break, we want to remind Texans to take advantage of online services that will make their visit to the office easier, or in many cases, will allow them to forgo a trip to the DL office altogether,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “If an in-person visit is necessary, we encourage residents to go to a high-capacity driver license center or to ‘get in line’ remotely before heading to the driver license office.”

 

High-capacity driver license centers are primarily available in major metropolitan areas. Continue Reading →

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TEXARKANA, TEXAS PARTNERS WITH SERVICE LINE WARRANTIES OF AMERICA

TEXARKANA, TX- Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) will send out mail outs to Texarkana, Texas residential customers to offer protection for homeowners for their Water Service Line in the month of March. The coverage is voluntary and available at monthly or annual prices. Founded in 2003, SLWA has partnered with over 400 leading cities and municipalities in the U.S. to provide repair service plans that offer peace of mind and convenience. The city agreed to allow SLWA to offer the product in the city limits of Texarkana, Texas, but is not sponsoring or administering the program in any way. The program is also not a product of Texarkana Water Utilities. Continue Reading →

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LIBERTARIAN PARTY GROWING IN TEXAS

Bowie County, TX- The Libertarian Party of Texas continues to post record growth across the state and Bowie County is the newest county to charter an official affiliate organization. County Chair Steve Oglesby made the announcement by saying, “The role of government, at it’s core, is to protect the individual’s life, liberty, and property. It has become increasingly obvious that if we, the people, want our rights protected, we need to consider looking for answers outside the Democrat and Republican parties. Many of us believe the Libertarian Party of Texas offers the best solutions to current problems, and we look forward to spreading the word. Come join us!”

The Libertarian Party of Bowie County will hold its first official meeting at Smokey Joe’s in Nash at 6:30 on January 16, and on the third Tuesday of each month thereafter. Continue Reading →

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Fallen Bikers Memorial Wall 2018 Calendars

Texarkana, USA – It’s now four days into the new year and your phone calendars have all updated, so now it’s time to finally consider a wall calendar.  You still know what a wall calendar is, right?  It’s those paper – yes paper- calendars with pictures we all love.  Some people get calendars with pictures of mountains, the Dallas Cowboys, cheerleaders, or a favorite movie or theme so that it can decorate your wall for the year to come.  Right about now those calendars are starting to be marked down and if you’re like me you’re just about ready to run out and buy a few to place around the home or office. Now, before you run out and buy your favorite baseball team’s calendar, you need to ask yourself one question.  Can I make my calendar mean something this year?  The answer is “Yes”!  Not only can you have an outstanding calendar for 2018, but you can make sure that your donation for the calendar goes 100% for a local charity. The Texarkana Fallen Bikers Memorial Wall organization is offering 2018 calendars.  Supply is limited, so you need to hurry.  You can go to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/texarkanafallenbikersmemorialwall/ or call 903-244-1883 to get yours.  The cost is only $10 and you will know that your money is not going to some calendar company somewhere far off…instead it’s going right here in Texarkana, USA and to a 501 (c) (3) organization working to bring a memorial wall to our community.  Don’t wait – call now and decorate your wall while you help build the memorial wall. Online: https://www.facebook.com/texarkanafallenbikersmemorialwall/

Call: 903-244-1883

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Texarkana Awarded TXDOT Sidewalk Funding

TEXARKANA, TX – The City of Texarkana, Texas was recently awarded $208,883 for sidewalk improvements along Summerhill Road as part of Texas Department of Transportation’s Statewide Curb Ramp and Pedestrian Improvement Program. David Orr, Director of Planning and Community Development, will be overseeing the grant. “This project originated as an application for TXDOT Transportation Alternative Set Aside (TASA) Project funding based on the recent Sidewalk Inventory completed by the Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization,” said Orr. “The inventory highlighted gaps in our sidewalk infrastructure and recommended projects that improve pedestrian safety.”

The sidewalk improvements will take place along Summerhill Road from the intersection of New Boston Road to Tiger Stadium at Grim Park. The sidewalk will be 6-foot-wide and constructed with 6” reinforced concrete. Continue Reading →

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