Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
photo by Matt Cornelius

Good Evening TXK

Ah, October—the month of crispy leaves, pumpkin patches, and Halloween costumes. It’s a time for spooky tales and candy-induced sugar comas. Or at least, that’s what it’s supposed to be. But apparently, someone forgot to inform the universe that October is not just the runway for December’s holiday extravaganza.

Let’s take a moment to collectively raise our eyebrows at the speed with which people shift from Halloween to Christmas these days. It’s like sprinting from your first bite of turkey to setting up Santa’s sleigh in the blink of an eye. Honestly, the holiday rush these days makes The Flash look like he’s moving at a snail’s pace.

Picture this: you’re still trying to perfect your werewolf costume, and there’s already a full-fledged winter wonderland of twinkling lights and snowflakes displayed in every store window. I mean, come on, can’t we give Halloween its five minutes of fame before the tinsel brigade takes over?

Sure, marketing teams are sprinting to stay ahead, but I’ve got to hand it to them for their impressive feat of juggling jack-o’-lanterns and gingerbread houses simultaneously. Speaking of juggling, let’s take my friend Brittney Quinn, for example. I’m convinced she’s the real-life embodiment of the saying “burning the candle at both ends.” Brittney’s fall candles are aglow by August while the temperatures are still above 100 degrees, and I wouldn’t be surprised if she already has a Christmas tree ready to roll out before the first leaf hits the ground in October.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I have the utmost respect for those who adore fall candles and mugs of pumpkin-spiced everything. In fact, I’m pretty sure there’s a pumpkin-flavored pencil on my desk as we speak. And Christmas is always one of my favorite times of the year. But here’s the thing: while we’re rushing to welcome the festive decorations of the next holiday, are we missing out on the brief moments that make each holiday special in its own right?

Imagine trading the hurry-hurry-hurry for a leisurely stroll through the season, like savoring every bite of your Thanksgiving feast instead of gobbling it down to move on to the next course and giving yourself indigestion. There’s a certain charm in living in the moment—in finding delight in the pumpkin spice latte that’s still warm in your hand.

The holiday rush might be relentless, but let’s not allow it to sweep us away from the simple pleasures: the crunch of leaves underfoot, the joy of watching a classic horror movie on Halloween night, the warmth of a family gathering where the focus is on togetherness rather than gift-giving.

So, as the carols creep onto the airwaves and Santa’s sleigh inches its way toward store shelves, let’s share a chuckle at the audacity of it all. Sure, we’ll get there eventually, but for now, let’s make the most of this October magic. After all, time flies faster than a reindeer on Christmas Eve, and we don’t want to miss the beautiful moments that each season brings… even if they do come faster than Brittney Quinn’s fall candles lighting up in August.


October 6
Greg Gardner
Redbone Magic Brewing

October 7
TSO—An American in Paris
Perot Theatre
7 pm

October 7
Honey—The Ultimate Heart Tribute Band
On the Border Mexican Cantina
6 pm

October 20
Jake Tankersley
Fat Jacks Oyster & Sports Bar
8:30  pm

October 22
Heaven Changes Everything Tour
Big Daddy Weave, Tasha Layton, & Hannah Kerr
Trinity Baptist Church
7 pm

October 27
Honey Duo
Red Bone Magic Brewing
7 pm

October 28
Trey Lewis
67 Landing
5:30 pm


October 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Texarkana Public Library Pumpkin Decorating

October 7
Jeans and Bling
Texarkana Texas Convention Center, 7 pm

October 9
Singo for a Cause
Redbone Magic Brewing, 6 pm

October 11
LifeNet Celebrating 30 Years
Texarkana Texas Convention Center
11 am-2 pm

October 13
Destination Downtown
Check-in El Frio & Hopkins
6 pm

October 13
Pink-Out Day
Wear Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

October 14
Downtown Texarkana

October 14
Texarkana Down Syndrome Society
Sporting That Extra Chromosome
Spring Lake Park
9-11:30 am

October 19
For the Sake of One Hope Banquet
Crossties Event Center
6 pm

October 20 & 21
Gayble Moss Tennis & Golf Tournamnt
Northridge Country Club

October 21
Rotary Club Car Show
Gregg Orr Auto; 8 am-10:30 am (awards at 2 pm)

October 27 & 28
UAHT Fall Fest
Hempstead Hall
Hope, Arkansas
4-10 pm

October 27
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Perot Theatre
8 pm

October 28
Four States Auto Museum Annual Car Show

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