On February 17, 2022, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration were held for the Arkansas Recreation Center. The newly renovated facility is open to the public and includes a gymnasium, computer lab, tutoring room, activity center, kitchen and sports complex. The facility also has meeting rooms and outside of the recreation center, there are ball fields that can be rented out for the community to enjoy.
Run the Line Half Marathon and Relay was held on Sunday, February 20, 2022, in Texarkana, USA. Run the Line Half Marathon is a unique opportunity to run half marathon in Texas and Arkansas on a USATF certified single-loop course.
On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the Women of Hope & Courage held their annual membership drive benefitting CASA for Children and the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center. Hosted at J Brown for the Home and Joel Wright Art Gallery, the event raised funds and promoted volunteer opportunities for both organizations.
On Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Texarkana Regional Airport held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the inaugural flight with United Airlines to Houston, Texas. The celebration was located at Gate 1 in the terminal building. Airport Director, Paul Mehrlich, United Airlines Executive Vice President/ Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist, Texarkana Chamber of Commerce CEO Mike Malone, Texarkana Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman, Texarkana Arkansas Mayor Allen Brown spoke during the ceremony. The community and many other local dignitaries were in attendance for the momentous day.
The 23rd Annual Bramlett Beans and Cornbread was held on December 2 at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center. With a new location, this event featured beans, cornbread, tea, coffee and dessert. Proceeds from Bramlett Beans and Cornbread provide Christmas food baskets to families in the community. This event allows them to serve over 100 families with food baskets that include a month's worth of food and Christmas gifts.
… The Opportunities, Inc. Annual Autumn Luncheon was held on Thursday, November 4th at the home of Judy Morgan.This signature event hosted by the Foundation Board has been held since 1985. … Joan Carter and the late Nancy Sandefur founded the Opportunities, Inc. Foundation Board to raise public awareness about Opportunities, Inc. and its many programs. This event celebrates the ongoing progress of the organization while raising vital funds to support local children and adults with disabilities in our community.
On November 9, 2021, Texarkana College broke ground on the new McCulloch Industrial Technology Center. The McCulloch Industrial Technology Center will be an estimated $1 million facility that will expand existing workforce programs and offer new technical training programs. The center will provide more than 15,000 square feet of new training facilities for TC’s Electrical Technology program and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC) program.
The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce and residents celebrated the new courthouse square improvements in Downtown Texarkana on October 29. The celebration consisted of a ribbon-cutting, food trucks, and local high school bands and cheerleaders. Pastor Warren Smith of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church began the ceremony with an invocation and other local officials shared remarks in celebration of another project completed that makes Texarkana, USA even better.