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Locally Owned, Nationally Known

Right here in Texarkana, where Texas meets Arkansas, we have businesses making their mark on a national scale. Through ambition, innovation, and community spirit they have crossed geographical boundaries. Each feature celebrates not just the success but the journey of these enterprises—from humble beginnings to becoming household names in different industries. By making products locally with local talent, they prove Texarkana is more than just a spot on the map. Explore the diverse paths these businesses have navigated and the challenges they have overcome.

Texarkana Financial Profiles

Texarkana Magazine takes great pride in acknowledging the skill and valuable contributions of the community's local banks and credit unions. These institutions are the benchmark of excellence, dedicated to ensuring their clients' financial well-being and confidence.

To achieve optimal outcomes in financial endeavors, engaging with a professional is key. Expert advisors are there to enlighten you about your choices, introduce innovative concepts, and guide you through the journey ahead.


A Seat at the Table

photo by Tyrone Dodson
“There is a destiny that makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.” —Edwin Markham … The lines of “A Creed,” a poem by Edwin Markham recited by L. Lee Richardson to her senior class at age sixteen became a providential blessing that set into motion divine appointments in each of her children’s lives—including her daughter, Linda Henderson.

What’s on the Ballot State of Texas Primary 2024

Early Voting February 20-March 1, 2024ELECTION DAY … Tuesday, March 5, 2024 … Polls open 7 am-7 pm … Bowie County participates in the State’s Countywide Polling Place Program (CWPP), which allows voters to vote at any of the 25 Vote Centers in the county on Election Day. … Bowie County Early Voting Locations … Bowie County Courthouse … Election Workroom … 710 James Bowie Drive … New Boston, Texas … Southwest Center … Activity Room … 3222 West 7th Street … Texarkana, Texas … Walnut Church of Christ … Westside Entrance … 2720 Moores Lane … Texarkana

What’s on the Ballot State of Arkansas Primary 2024

Early Voting February 20-March 1, 2024 … Miller County Early Voting Location … American Legion Building … 525 East Broad Street … Texarkana, Arkansas … ELECTION DAY … Tuesday, March 5, 2024 … Polls open 7:30 am-7:30 pm … Vote Centers allow all voters to vote at any of the 13 locations. … DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY President … Stephen P. Lyons … Joseph R. Biden Jr.


Texarkana City News

photo courtesy of the City of Texarkana, Arkansas … Texarkana, Arkansas by Robert J. Thompson … A new year always invites optimism and opportunity for individuals in leadership. Being new to this area has created a lot of excitement for me and my family, and we are thrilled to call Texarkana home.

A True Symbol of Patriotism

photo by Matt Cornelius
In the early hours of New Year’s Day 1969, as the world celebrated the dawn of a new year, one man embarked on a journey that would define his life, reshape his values, and inspire a deep commitment to his country. Meet Greg Beck, a United States Marine Corps (USMC) veteran whose story is a testament to duty, sacrifice, and unwavering patriotism. … For Beck, the decision to join the military was not one he took lightly. He felt an innate sense of duty and a debt to his nation that called him to service. “I owed America,” he reflects.

Dear Mrs. (Slightly) Sophisticated

photo by Matt Cornelius
Every year during the holiday season, my mother-in-law reaches a frenzied state regarding gifts. From Black Friday shopping to Christmas morning, it is a nonstop race that makes us all forget the reason for the season. None of the rest of us care who bought the most expensive gifts or who spent more on decorations. Any way you can help me navigate this? Thank you, Miserable, not Merry Dear Miserable, not Merry, … You are not alone in this epic battle. Here are a few examples I have found regarding this issue. … Black Friday:

Arkansas Girls Lead

photos courtesy of Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas House Photographer Rayna A. Mackey
In our current society, we often find ourselves in a hyper-partisan world where it seems increasingly difficult to reach consensus on any issue. … If you’ve ever watched the Arkansas General Assembly debate a highly controversial piece of legislation, you might conclude your local lawmakers are just as deeply divided as those in Washington. … But I want to let you in on a little secret: most of us are friends.

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