Faces & Places

Opportunities, Inc. Golf Invitational 2023

Monday, September 18, 2023, the 34th Annual Opportunities Inc. Golf Invitational Tournament was held at Texarkana Country Club. The mission of Opportunities Inc. is to provide developmental and support services to children and adults with disabilities, supporting them in attaining a full life and encouraging the recognition of the value and abilities of all to our community. In the past 34 years, Opportunities has raised over 3.5 million dollars from this event. These funds have been life-changing for the children and adults who are served by Opportunities Inc.

CASA Songwriters on the Edge of Texas Concert 2023

On Sunday, September 24, 2023, CASA hosted the 18th annual Songwriters on the Edge of Texas concert, featuring an acoustic show by Stoney Larue. The event included dinner donated by Outback Steak House, a Tiny House raffle drawing, and gift basket drawings. CASA would like to thank its many generous sponsors and donors. All proceeds go directly back to CASA for children and TCAC. Northeast Texas CASA provides coordinated services to abused and neglected children through our CASA for Children and Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center programs.

2023 Just Love and Kindness Annual Golf Tournament

The 4th Annual Just Love and Kindness Golf Tournament and Auction was held on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Texarkana Golf Ranch in loving memory of Jarrod L. Klein. Laura and Robert Klein lost their youngest son, Jarrod, in 2017 to a senseless, meaningless, and preventable tragedy. Since then, they have watched even more families suffer this same fate, and as a family/collective/hive want better for our community. In honor of his memory, they started Just Love and Kindness to make a difference in our community.

PH Realty Launch Party

PH Realty’s official launch party occurred at 25 River Plantation on September 13, 2023. PH Realty is the newest boutique real estate brokerage offering real estate services in residential and commercial properties in Texas and Arkansas, with Oklahoma and Louisiana coming soon. Owner and broker Lauren Callaway recently opened the brokerage and is excited to positively impact the real estate world here in the Texarkana metroplex. PH Realty is where innovation meets timeless values. Top-notch technology for marketing your properties and the tried and true values set this brokerage apart.

Heroes of Hope 2023 Banquet

The Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center hosted its 2nd annual Multidisciplinary Team Awards Banquet and Appreciation Event, Heroes of Hope 2023, on Saturday, September 9th, at the Texarkana Convention Center. … Heroes of Hope honors our local multidisciplinary teams (in Texas and Arkansas), who are frontline professionals who respond to reports of child abuse and neglect.

Texas A&M Gourmet Dinner 2023

Women for A&M-Texarkana presented a Gourmet Dinner and Auction on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Texarkana Country Club.

Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by a four-course gourmet dinner by renowned chef Eric Dreyer of Monarch Restaurant in Dallas, Texas. There was an energetic live auction and live entertainment.

Benefits from the dinner provide generous scholarships for students attending Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

The United Way of Greater Texarkana Area Celebrates 100 Years

The United Way of Greater Texarkana (UWGT) celebrated 100 years of continuous service on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center. Jazz saxophonist Rich Walker entertained guests as they arrived and played his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Past Campaign Chairs, Past Board Chairs, and community leaders were recognized for their vital roles in the UWGT history. A United Way Worldwide (UWW) representative, Bill Kitson, Director, U.S. Central Region, was in town to participate in the epic Centennial Celebration.

Tyler S. Arnold Pop Up Art Show

Joseph Raymond Fine Art Studio hosted a pop-up art show on August 25 and 26, 2023, for Texarkana native, Tyler S. Arnold. Tyler is an accomplished artist with a passion for creating vibrant and striking works of art. He has been honing his skills for over a decade, and his unique style blends modern and traditional techniques. Joseph Raymond has hosted Tyler at his gallery since opening, and they both support and encourage each other's creativity.

Jack Humphrey Release Party

Local musical talent, Jack Humphrey (18), released an original worship single, Close to Me, to Apple Music and Spotify on August 5, 2023. A release party was held at Local Habit Coffee Company to celebrate. Jack and the PowerHouse Worship Band from Church on the Rock -Texarkana performed the new song and other favorites to a packed house. Check out the new single on Apple Music and Spotify.

Farmers Bank & Trust Junior Pro-Am

The Farmers Bank & Trust Junior Pro-Am was held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at Northridge Country Club. The new event was held in conjunction with the Texarkana Children Charities professional golf tournament that took place that week. Junior golfers got to play a 9-hole scramble with a Professional Golfer before the tournament as well as other “behind the scenes” perks. The Farmers Bank & Trust Junior Pro-Am was a huge success.

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