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Bright, Creative, Dyslexic

In 2009, I came home from teaching first grade one day frustrated, worried, and ready to find answers. I had broken the advice I gave to parents numerous times: I compared my children's work to their peers. I remember looking at the children's work hanging in the hallway, then seeing my boys' work and thinking, "What is wrong?" The writing was literally on the wall!

Activewear Renaissance

In the ever-evolving world of fashion, there's a style revolution happening, and it's all about embracing comfort without compromising on flair. Say goodbye to stiff collars and constricting jeans; activewear has officially returned to the limelight, proving that casual is the new cool. … The Rise of Athleisure Chic … Gone are the days when workout gear was confined to the gym. Activewear seamlessly blends functionality with fashion today, creating a versatile wardrobe staple that effortlessly transitions from the yoga studio to brunch and beyond.

If These Tables Could Talk

The living room. The very words denote the place in a home where life is lived, and family comes together. This may be true in most homes, but not in mine. Earlier this year, I was given a table that holds a very sentimental place in my heart (more about that later). That table made me realize that my whole life and its ever-changing chapters have taken place around a table. Sure, there have been some good meals shared at the many tables of my life, but when the food is taken out of the equation, the conversation around these tables has been invaluable.

2024 Miss Texarkana Twin Rivers Scholarship Pageant

The Miss Texarkana/Twin Rivers Scholarship Pageant will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at The Sullivan Performing Arts Center on the Texas High School campus. The program will start at 6:00 pm and will feature young women vying for scholarship awards. The Miss Texarkana/Twin Rivers Organization is a nonprofit entity affiliated with the Miss America Organization. … To compete for the Miss and Teen Texarkana or the Miss and Teen Twin Rivers, you must first register with the Miss America Organization.

Bougie Grubs Rustic Ranch Chicken and Bacon Soup

One-Step Crockpot Recipe


1 cup shredded cooked chicken … 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon … 2 russet potatoes, diced … 1 onion, chopped … 4 oz cream cheese … 2 cloves garlic, minced … 2 teaspoons black pepper … 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix … 2 cups chopped kale … 8 cups chicken broth … 1 cup heavy cream


… • Prepare the Ingredients. Dice the russet potatoes, chop the onion, and mince the garlic cloves.

Reform Yourself

Reform Pilates is a new pilates studio located within the Texarkana Physical Education Gym at 4023 Jefferson Avenue, Texarkana, Arkansas. It is the first to bring a machine-centric focus on the worldwide exercise phenomenon to our community. The studio is owned by me, Texarkana native Malorie Looney, who recently moved back to Texarkana from Austin, where I initially fell in love with the practice and its ease of accessibility for all body types and skill ranges.

23 Things That Happened in 2023

… … Texarkana turned 150 in 2023, and it was a year to remember! Here is a list we put together of some of the exciting and, in some cases, historic events that happened this year to set us apart. Happy New Year!

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