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Bougie Grubs Hibachi Bowl

This month's recipe is one of our personal favorites. The hibachi bowl is sure to impress family and friends!INGREDIENTS … 1 1/2 pound chicken breast … 1/4 cup soy sauce … 1 tbsp sesame oil … 1 tsp ginger paste … 1 tsp minced garlic … 1 tsp black pepper … Bag of stir fry veggies … 1 cup diced zucchini … DIRECTIONS … 1. Cut chicken into small pieces and place in a bowl. 2. Mix in soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger paste, garlic, and black pepper. Marinate chicken for 30 minutes in the fridge. 3. Add chicken to skillet on medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring often.

AFTER You Grow Up

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” … When we are young, this is the burning question that seems to be on everyone’s mind. People begin asking us as soon as we can successfully string enough words together to have conversations. This one question encompasses several others: What interests you? Where would you like to go to college? What career can you see yourself doing? Do you want to get married? Do you want to have kids? Where would you like to live?

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Book Review

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success fascinated me with its vast reach of applicable principles. Specifically to my own personal development, I could apply the concept to parenting my children, being a spouse to my husband, and how I approach each facet of my work. The notion that everything is movable brings a fresh perspective to every thought, idea, and dream. … "Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It's about seeing things in a new way.

Women’s History Month and the Power of Women’s Voices

Maya Angelou once said, "each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women," and she was exactly right. Only through the efforts of previous women have any others been able to receive the recognition and celebration they have now. In fact, Women's History Month was not nationally established until the late 1980s after centuries of feeling discredited and ignored was combated by the lobbying of several groups and historians across the country.

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.

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