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Pitch It Texarkana 2023

Imagine if Texarkana, USA, were a magnet for talent and entrepreneurship in our region. Bright young minds would see a tangible path to success after graduating from our schools, local businesses would have no shortage of eager and industrious recruits, an infectious startup culture would permeate our community, and hometown ingenuity would start to look a lot more like big city innovation. … Pitch It Texarkana is a collaborative effort to turn strategic thinking into strategic doing.

Bougie Grubs Pi(e) Day

We know, it is an old joke. But we could not resist the temptation to celebrate Pi Day with Bougie Grubs and her delicious pie recipe! To the math enthusiasts and those with a sweet tooth, this one is for you. Happy Pi(e) Day! … INGREDIENTS … 2 cups of chopped strawberries … 3 tbsp sugar … 1 tbsp cornstarch … 1 tsp of vanilla … 1 package of premade pie crust … DIRECTIONS … 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the crust to warm up on the counter until you can unroll it without it cracking. 2. Mix strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla in a bowl.

Songs, Sass, and Sequins

​​"I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony…" Whether that little excerpt makes you want to sing, bring peace to the world, or drink a coke, those words came to mind the night at the recent 4-States Fusion Chorus friends and family night. 4-States Fusion is Texarkana's all-female, barbershop style, a cappella, song and performance group. The choral ensemble consists of twenty women of all ages from Texarkana and its surrounding areas. To say that this group is talented is, perhaps, the biggest understatement of all time.

The Power of Believing in Someone

When the idea came up to write about my career and the story of Sticks Baseball for Texarkana Magazine, I really had no idea if anyone would be interested. Years of trying to inspire everyone around me have led me to believe that if one article, or one interview, can impact even just one person, then it is worth sharing.


The world of the 2020s has been one filled with debate. People these days don’t even seem to be very picky about what they are debating. According to many, loudly voicing arguments has become the key to unlocking the change we want to see in the world. And to take it a step further, being willing to fly in the face of the dreaded norm seems to prove one is a real humanitarian. “I will stand up for my rights.” “I demand to be heard.” “I will not be ignored.” “You must listen to me and also take up my cause, or you are definitely _____-phobic.” (Fill in the blank.

Corbell-Singh Wedding

My husband, Gagandeep Singh, and I come from different countries and cultures. We are both very family-oriented, and it was important to us that we spent plenty of time with family as we celebrated becoming one. We are so thankful to God for bringing our cultures together through two weddings, and we are excited to see what adventures life has in store for us. … On December 19, 2022, Gagandeep and I had a traditional Punjabi wedding in my husband’s homeland of Punjab, India.

Morris-Bright Wedding

Q. How did you meet? … We met online! Cross’s cousin went to the same college as I did, and we were on the same dance team. Jaden, his cousin, posted a picture of the two of us on Facebook. Cross saw the picture and became interested in me. From there, he messaged me on Instagram, we facetimed for a month, and then he drove four hours to where I was going to school to take me on our first date. … Q. What drew you to each other? … I loved how outgoing and fun he was, but he was also so intentional.

Bougie Grubs Banana Pancake Bites

This simple and beloved recipe will have you humming Jack Johnson's “Banana Pancakes” with a smile on your face. … INGREDIENTS … 1 cup of pancake mix … 1 cup of water … 1 banana … DIRECTIONS … 1. Mix pancake mix and water to create a batter. 2. Slice bananas. 3. Dip banana slices in batter. 4. Place dipped banana slices on a hot griddle or skillet.

Bledsoe-Williams Wedding

Q. How did you meet? … Wren and I met through mutual friends when we were 15 years old. We grew up hanging out with similar friends, but our paths had not crossed before. We became friends during the summer after our freshman year of high school and started dating shortly thereafter. For most of our high school years, we went to different high schools across the state line.


One thing that I know for sure about the Royal Family is that everyone has an opinion. Mostly differing. Beyond that, it’s hard to tell what’s real and what is as made up as a Walt Disney fairytale. As Americans, we’ve only “known” the House of Windsor from across the pond and through the tabloids.

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