Talk Tuesday

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!

Unwrapping the Evolution of Holiday Fashion

'Tis the season to sparkle and slay, as holiday fashion takes center stage with a glittering evolution that's as festive as the season itself. From vintage glam to modern chic, let's unwrap the journey of holiday fashion and discover how it has evolved to make a statement that's as bold and diverse as the celebrations we cherish. … Dazzling Decades: Retro Resurgence … Rewind to the mid-20th century, and you'll find holiday fashion characterized by opulent silhouettes and rich fabrics. Think Audrey Hepburn in classic black dresses or the glamorous allure of Marilyn Monroe.

A Gift for Jesus

As we celebrated the Christmas season, Ms. Laurie's class was mindful of the reason for this very special time of year: The birth of Jesus. The greatest gift is the gift of love from God for all of us. Jesus is a gift for us and since it is his birthday, Ms. Laurie asked her students what gift they would give Jesus.

What Makes You Happy?

Ms. Lori's class talked about how Christmas trees make us happy! She asked her students, "What makes you happy?" … Kash: All the presents from Santa. Shepherd: When my brother shares the Nintendo Switch. Brinkley: Jesus … Miller: My mommy … Blaire: Reindeer … Nora: Ornaments … Kelsen: Setting up Christmas … Shelby: Jingle Bells … Gentry: Jesus's Birthday … Oliver: Jesus … Larkin: Opening presents, seeing Santa, and spending time with my family. Claire: Presents and my mama … Easton: Jesus's Birthday … Ava: Ornaments … Wyatt:

Bougie Grubs Cranberry Salsa

Cranberry Salsa is a vibrant and flavorful dish that combines the tartness of fresh cranberries with the freshness of cilantro, the heat of jalapeno, and the zestiness of lime. Here's a recipe you can try:


… • 2 cups fresh cranberries … • 1/2 cup sugar (adjust to taste) • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped … • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped … • Juice of 1 lime … • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced … • Salt, to taste …


… • Prepare: Rinse the cranberries and place them in a food processor. Add jalapeno, minced garlic, and cilantro.

A Gift for Santa

Ms. Alley asked her class if they could put one gift under the tree for Santa; what would it be? … Luis: "Magnet Blocks so he can make toys faster." … Aislyn: "A teddy bear lovie to sleep with after he delivers presents." … Liam: "A super cool race car to drive to my house." … Emma: "Christmas pajamas to sleep in after he brings me my gifts." … Cameron: "A Barbie House with a pool because he will need a vacation." … Samuel: "Dinosaur nuggets because he will be hungry." … Ben: "An airplane to replace his sled." … Elena: "A bicycle to ride with his elves." … Addis:

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