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photo by Mike Muench Photography
As he escorts a community group through the striking new Jim Yates terminal at the Texarkana Regional Airport, Executive Director Paul Mehrlich expresses pride at the fact that his name, along with other airport and city officials, will be permanently displayed on a bronze plaque in the terminal lobby. However, he quickly points out that he is only a piece of the vision established many years ago to build a unique and beautiful terminal in Texarkana, USA.

Lakeside Luxury

photos by Matt Cornelius

PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTSLocation Lake Greeson, Arkansas … Architect Joe Crews … Builder Darren Thompson with Hackleman Built … Landscaping & Pool Charlie Flanigen with Cantera General Contractors … Interior Design Jeff Brown of J Brown for the Home

photo by Laura Steffan
Margaret McCoy is a Texarkana native who was transplanted to New Orleans after her time at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She spent 11 years in hospitality and hotel sales in downtown New Orleans. Once the pandemic hit in 2020, she and her husband, Bradley McCoy, purchased a 1973 houseboat in Minnesota and boated it down the Mississippi River to their home in New Orleans.

Hardship to Healing

photo by Matt Cornelius
Maria Sanson’s Journey from Romania to Texarkana … Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” —Mark Twain … Maria Sanson’s journey exemplifies this truth, proving that with kindness, determination, and an open heart, we can overcome any obstacle. Born to deaf parents during the waning years of communism in Romania, her childhood was a blend of hardship and adversity mixed with innocence and joy. “The first six years of my life were lived during the communism era,” she recalls.

Locally Owned 2024

2024 TEXARKANA MAGAZINE SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION … Discover the heartbeat of our community as we highlight Texarkana’s locally-owned and operated businesses. Texarkana Magazine understands the unique essence and vibrant spirit that make our city truly special. As a dedicated member of this community, we take pride in showcasing the diverse businesses that bring life to our streets. … When you choose our local businesses, you are investing in the growth and sustainability of our community.

Collected Life

photo by Matt Cornelius
Confessions of a Compulsive Collector … I love walking into a minimalist house with neutral tones. It calms my mind and puts me at ease. This is the person I strive to be. Those kinds of homes look like the mom really has her act together. If I could only achieve this status. … Well, when stepping foot into MY house, one quickly realizes…THAT AIN’T ME!

Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
If there’s one thing that screams “America,” it’s apple pie! … So, when attempting to tap into patriotism for this July article, I thought, “What better way is there to do that than by attempting to bake an apple pie with my friend, editor, mentor, and all-around amazing woman, Kara Humphrey?” And as the adage goes, the experience that ensued was as “American as apple pie!” … I would like to first say I do not bake. When I tell people I am going to cook, I mean I’m taking a piece of Walmart salmon, some yummy frozen veggies, seasoning them all up, and throwing them into the air fryer.

The Monthly Mix

Pool Bag Must Haves … Get ready to make a splash this summer. Our local shops offer amazing selections of stylish pool bags and all the accessories you need to fill them. From vibrant towels and chic sunglasses to eco-friendly sunscreen and the latest trends, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy a perfect day by the water.

Publisher's Letter

Running a small, locally-owned business is truly a family affair. And when I say family, I am not just talking about my own family. Often that includes the families of my staff and sometimes even innocent bystanders who agree to pitch in. Our job descriptions and job titles are more like maybes, possibilities, and guidelines. This month, that translated to all hands on deck to sweep the concrete at the airport before our photoshoot. Photoshop can do wonders, but it can’t clean up all the red dirt at a construction site.

Gator Glut

photo by Eric Ethridge at Millwood Lake
Did the efforts to protect the American Alligator become overly successful? … This is no doubt an effort that is appreciated by all nature lovers, but the current alligator populations in South Arkansas continue to increase at an alarming rate. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Tech Blake Keener said the problem at Beard’s Lake Park, part of Millwood Lake, stemmed from people illegally feeding the alligators. Alligators are skittish of humans, and feeding them can cause their natural fear of humans to dissipate.

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Faces & Places

  • The Texarkana Regional Airport hosted its ribbon cutting on Friday, June 28, 2024, at the new location, 2600 TXK Blvd. Texarkana Arkansas.

  • 2024 Debutante Announcement Tea

    The Debutante Cotillion Club of Texarkana honored the 2024 debutantes at the annual Announcement Tea on Tuesday, May 30, 2024

  • SkinRNs Grand Opening

    SkinRNs hosted its grand opening on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 3218 Texas Boulevard, Texarkana, TX.

  • Robbins Toyota hosted its second annual "Attend and Win Giveaway" on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Participating districts were Liberty-Eylau ISD

  • Inaugural We Are Washington Gala

    We Are Washington, a local non-profit whose mission is to cultivate the youth of our community into motivated and upstanding individuals

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