Faces & Places

Runnin' WJ 20th Year Anniversary Celebration

On October 19, 2021, a 20th Year Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser for Runnin' WJ Ranch was held at Twisted Fork Grill & Lounge. Express Employment Professional provided a western-style wagon and Clydesdales. Runnin' WJ Ranch is a Christian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that opened its doors for therapeutic riding classes in September of 2001. The core of the operation is its over 400 volunteers. Runnin' WJ Ranch is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center (www.pathintl.org). Runnin' WJ Ranch is funded by organizations, foundations, and individual donors.

UAHT Groundbreaking

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana broke ground on a new facility at the Texarkana campus on October 7, 2021. The new 14,754 square foot facility will house a welding program, the Secondary Career and Technical Education Center, the Arkansas High Collegiate Academy, 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.” “UAHT has seen significant growth at the Texarkana campus, which shows that the Texarkana community is committed to us.

16th Annual Edge of Texas Golf Tournament

CASA for Children held their 16th Annual Edge of Texas Golf Tournament on September 27, 20201 at Northridge Country Club. Thirty four teams enjoyed a day of golf while supporting a great cause. All proceeds from the tournament went to benefit CASA and the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center.

Women of Hope & Courage Champagne Soirée and Celebration

The Women of Hope & Courage (WOHC) held a Champagne Soirée & Celebration on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Northridge Country Club. The event was a celebration of 50 years of combined service for CASA and the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center (TCAC) who work collectively to provide hope, healing and justice to child abuse survivors in our community. The WOHC are ambassadors for children victimized by abuse through increasing community awareness, promoting advocacy, and fundraising on behalf of CASA and TCAC.

32nd Annual Opportunities, Inc. Golf Invitational

Opportunities, Inc. held its 32nd Annual Golf Invitational on September 12 and 13, 2021, at Texarkana Country Club featuring guest speaker and pro golfer Todd Hamilton and The Sounds of Joy Choir. Clay Roberts was the recipient of the 2021 David Pryor Award. This year's event was a huge success and all support enables Opportunities, Inc. to provide specialized services for individuals with disabilities.

The Texarkana Children Charities Open Cut Party

The Texarkana Children Charities Open Cut Party was held on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Northridge Country Club. The All Pro Tour (APT) and Womens All Pro Tour (WAPT) was a week-long event that benefited Runnin' WJ Ranch. The tournament took place at Northridge Country Club and Texarkana Country Club.

Local Bands, Local Brews, Local Bites

TEXAR presented Local Bands, Local Brews, Local Bites on Thursday, June 24 in front of the Historic Perot Theatre. This was a free concert featuring The Moss Brothers with food and drinks available from Pecan Point Brewing and Red Bone Brewery tents.

7th Annual Clay's Golf and Guitars Golf Tournament

… Gail & Dr. Ed Eichler started the Clay Eichler Memorial Fund in 2015. Each year, the Clay Eichler Memorial Fund raises money through an annual event known as “Clay’s Golf and Guitars” with all profits benefitting worthy local organizations needing financial assistance. The recipients of the funds raised by this event are chosen by their board on a rotating basis. … The 7th annual Clay's Golf and Guitars Golf Tournament was held on May 22, 2021, at Northridge Country Club.

2021 Debutante Announcement Tea

Debutante Cotillion Club of Texarkana honored the 2021 Debutantes at the annual Announcement Tea on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Texarkana Country Club. This year's debutantes are Hollan Borowitz, Chloe Carpenter, Georgia Cobb, Cara Anne Court, Kathryn Davis, Meredith Green, Rachel Hemphill, Anna Grace Jones, Caroline Joyce, Olivia Lower, Gracie McDougal, Phoebe Robertson, Olivia Rochelle, Gracyn Upton, Jenna Williamson.

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