The Farmers Bank Foundation hosted NFL quarterback and television personality Terry Bradshaw as a part of its third annual Distinguished Speaker Series held on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the Hilton Garden Inn Texarkana Convention Center in Texarkana, Texas.
Opportunities Inc. held its second annual Sunday Funday on Sunday, April 4, 2023, at Crossties in downtown Texarkana. This event included live music, barbeque from Naamans, and a baggo competition. All proceeds benefitted children and adults with disabilities in our community.
… Leadership Texarkana celebrated local excellence in community leadership at their annual Lunch with Leaders at Texarkana, Texas Convention Center on April 4, 2023, with the awarding of the organization’s Leader of The Year Award and honoring community leaders through Leadership Texarkana’s annual Wilbur Awards. Texarkana Emergency Center and Hospital sponsored the luncheon. This year's luncheon featured special guests former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and former Arkansas Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston.
… The 2nd Annual Pitch It Texarkana Entrepreneurial Competition was held on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Crossties in Downtown Texarkana. The winning entrepreneurs were awarded $7,500 for first place, $5,000 for second place, and $2.500 for third place. The 2nd Annual Pitch It Texarkana winners were first place Cheyenne Adams, second place REMI Guitars, and third place went to Felicia Coopwood. … Our community’s success and ability to develop entrepreneurial synergy depend on working together anddoing strategically.
The 17th Annual Harvest Texarkana Wine and Jazz Gala took place on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Silvermoon on Broad. The attendees enjoyed expertly selected wine and gourmet food pairings, live music, and a silent auction. Wines were paired with each gourmet item prepared by some of the area's top chefs.
DeQueen-Mena, South Central, and Southwest AR Education Cooperatives partnered with Ledwell for a regional student competition event, Girl Power to the Max, to encourage participation in non-traditional occupational areas for females. Any 9-12th grade female student attending a public school within the three Arkansas Education Cooperatives’ area schools was invited to compete. Girls had the opportunity to participate in competitions focusing on CNC Cutting and CNC Lasering technology projects using advanced equipment in Welding and Power Structural Systems.
On Thursday, March 16, 2023, the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana celebrated Business After Hours grand opening of the Farmers Bank & Trust Workforce Center. The new 14,754-square-foot facility on the Texarkana campus will house a welding program, the Secondary Career and Technical Education Center, the Arkansas High Collegiate Academy, community meeting rooms, and more. “This new facility is a testament to our dedication to higher education in the Texarkana area community and the region as a whole,” said Dr. Christine Holt, UAHT Chancellor.
On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital celebrated the newely renovated and expanded infusion center. The upgrades were part of a $500,000 expansion is aimed at increasing their ablility to serve more patients.