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Ryan Yarnell

photo by Aaron Davis
“The woods of East Texas and Arkansas helped shape me into the man I am today.” That about sums it up for avid sportsman and Texarkana native Ryan Yarnell. Hunting and adventure have been a way of life for him since his earliest memories, and he has turned his love for the outdoors into an incredible career—traveling to some of the most beautiful places in America and beyond.To read more about Ryan, make sure you check out “Blind Living.” What is your favorite Texarkana memory? … Y2K. It snowed a lot in Texarkana and the power was out.


2022 Talk Tuesday Top Ten

Talk Tuesday, the digital publication of Texarkana Magazine, is a weekly look into the lives of some of Texarkana’s most incredible residents. Each heart-felt story is the first person account of people who are finding love, achieving goals, overcoming obstacles, and learning new things across our community. This year’s top ten most read stories drew thousands of readers and confirmed once again that the people of Texarkana really are Twice as Nice.


Giving Guide 2022

When we give, it touches so many people. Nonprofits have always been an essential part of our local economy and culture. The assistance and support they offer is crucial to the well-being of our entire region. Each one makes the area a better place to live and work. … These organizations across the region are still reeling from the impact of the coronavirus, yet they have continued providing vital services and resources and are fulfilling needs.

Sunni Cranfill West

photo by Ashley Kelly
Sunni Cranfill West has a background of more than 30 years in the dancing and performing arts industry. She has studied and danced professionally with ballet companies, including Ballet Arkansas, Ballet Austin, The Lone Star Ballet, and the Russian Ballet. Eventually, Sunni turned in her pointe shoes for a pair of white cowboy boots. Sunni spent three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys as one of America’s Sweethearts and performed in front of the NFL’s record-breaking crowd of 105,000 in the inaugural game at AT&T Stadium.

A Community on Pointe

photo by Matt Cornelius
The Christmas season is just around the corner, and children far and wide are dreaming of a little girl named Clara, a charming prince, and their visit to an enchanted land of sweets. For a number of local ballerinas, they are not only dreaming about it, but thanks to the Texarkana Community Ballet, they are working hard to put together the 2022 performance of The Nutcracker. … Fifty-five years ago, dance instructors Judith McCarty, Dixie Splawn, and Sandra Robinson founded the Texarkana Community Ballet (TCB) out of their strong desire to bring classical ballet to the community.

A Whole New World

There are certain things in this life that do not go together—forks and power outlets, Mexican food and tight jeans, and the idea of an exotic Norwegian living in the piney woods of Northeast Texas. … Almost seven years ago, my family and I hosted a foreign exchange student from Norway. Her name was Karoline Gregersen and in my melodramatic mind, she was sure to arrive in America with long, blonde braids showing from underneath her horned Viking helmet, all while wielding a sword. Karoline’s hair was indeed blonde, but she looked just like everybody else in Atlanta, Texas.

Texana Bank Presents Breast Cancer Warriors

Texarkana Magazine recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October and supports breast cancer survivors, those fighting breast cancer, and their families. Texana Bank celebrates three of their own employees and breast cancer warriors and survivors. … Warrior One: Linda Roberts … Breast cancer arrived in our lives in 2009. A small raised lump on my upper right breast required an immediate biopsy. The biopsy was positive for those dreaded words. An immediate appointment was made in Little Rock at the Women’s Oncology Group.


Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

photo by Matt Cornelius
Will it be a boy or girl? Who will they look like? How big will they be? Will I be a good parent? … When a child is born, eager moms and dads experience an array of emotions elicited by few other days in their lives. Hearing that first cry brings a sigh of relief as they look to the medical professionals surrounding them in the busy delivery room to give the “all is well” thumbs up. … Eight years ago, Kristi and Clint Lachowsky, who were about to be parents for the second time, anxiously anticipated every emotion that would accompany the addition of another daughter to their family.

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