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.
Redbone Magic Brewing
TSO—An American in Paris
Honey—The Ultimate Heart Tribute Band
On the Border Mexican Cantina
Fat Jacks Oyster & Sports Bar
Heaven Changes Everything Tour
Big Daddy Weave, Tasha Layton, & Hannah Kerr
Trinity Baptist Church
Red Bone Magic Brewing
October 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Texarkana Public Library Pumpkin Decorating
Jeans and Bling
Texarkana Texas Convention Center, 7 pm
Singo for a Cause
Redbone Magic Brewing, 6 pm
LifeNet Celebrating 30 Years
Texarkana Texas Convention Center
11 am-2 pm
Check-in El Frio & Hopkins
Wear Pink to Fight Breast Cancer
Texarkana Down Syndrome Society
Sporting That Extra Chromosome
Spring Lake Park
For the Sake of One Hope Banquet
Crossties Event Center
October 20 & 21
Gayble Moss Tennis & Golf Tournamnt
Northridge Country Club
Rotary Club Car Show
Gregg Orr Auto; 8 am-10:30 am (awards at 2 pm)
October 27 & 28
UAHT Fall Fest
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Four States Auto Museum Annual Car Show