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Taste Buds

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Dry-Aged Duck Steaks … Hunting is a very important part of our lives, just like it is for many others here in Texarkana. As a community, we are fortunate to have many hunting and fishing opportunities so close to home. The best parts of hunting are twofold: spending quality time with friends and family in the great outdoors and providing quality table fare at home for our friends and family! … We can each look back and remember the first time we went hunting. Nostalgic memories flood in and remind us of that heart pounding moment right before our first big kill.

Talk Tuesday, the digital publication of Texarkana Magazine, is a weekly look into the lives of some of Texarkana’s most incredible residents. Each heart-felt story is the first person account of people who are finding love, achieving goals, overcoming obstacles, and learning new things across our community. This year’s top ten most read stories drew thousands of readers and confirmed once again that the people of Texarkana really are Twice as Nice.

The Monthly Mix

Holiday Baking … The holiday season is busy, bright, and full of energy, but baking can be such a wonderful way to create quality time for you and your family. One of my main childhood memories is spending time in the kitchen decorating freshly baked cookies. There are plenty of handy and adorable must have items that will take your holiday baking to the next level this season! … Aprons are a necessity when baking. They serve the dual purpose of keeping your clothes clean and ramping up your holiday style. I love these adult and children’s holiday motif aprons.

Publisher's Letter

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’Tis the season! As the chill of winter sets in and the days get shorter, we eagerly embrace the Christmas season. For some, decking the halls may have started well over a month ago. Some of us, however, firmly stand our ground, keeping Christmas neatly packed away until after the last of the Thanksgiving festivities. … I was recently attending some of the holiday open houses around town and realized that while I’m still searching for Thanksgiving inspiration, others are already packing up their turkey yard inflatables and turning on the Christmas lights.

Modern Day Thanksgiving

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A Shift from Homemade to Restaurant-Made Feasts … Thanksgiving, a holiday synonymous with the warmth of family gatherings, the rustling of autumn leaves, and tables laden with homemade culinary delights. The traditional image of families uniting to cook and share a meal has been at the heart of this holiday for centuries. However, with modern lifestyles ever-evolving, a new trend is emerging—increasingly, families are turning to local restaurants to source their Thanksgiving meals.

The James Henry Russell Stem Complex Opens at Texarkana College

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On October 10, 2023, Texarkana College (TC) held the grand opening of the Dr. James Henry Russell STEM Complex. The naming of the complex is a well-deserved honor, as James Henry Russell (JHR) has spent his life endeavoring to make Texarkana the best place to live, work, and raise a family. It was a day full of celebrating Texarkana College’s beautiful state-of-the-art complex and the amazing opportunities available for TC students. … After graduating from Texas A&M University–College Station, JHR turned down a job offer in New York State and returned to Texarkana.

Talking Turkey

Your Preseason Guide To Hunting Texas’ Wiliest Game Bird … Courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine … I scratch the wand across the slate call, and almost instantaneously, the tom turkey responds with a thundering gobble. For 30 minutes, we played a cat-and-mouse game of call and response. He gets closer each time. … Now, he’s 15 yards away. We are eye to eye. … In the shade, turkeys look dark and drab. In the sunlight, however, they shine with an iridescence not seen in many other Texas critters.

A True Symbol of Patriotism

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In the early hours of New Year’s Day 1969, as the world celebrated the dawn of a new year, one man embarked on a journey that would define his life, reshape his values, and inspire a deep commitment to his country. Meet Greg Beck, a United States Marine Corps (USMC) veteran whose story is a testament to duty, sacrifice, and unwavering patriotism. … For Beck, the decision to join the military was not one he took lightly. He felt an innate sense of duty and a debt to his nation that called him to service. “I owed America,” he reflects.

Ashley Ann (Molton) Landers

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Fluent in Spanish, Ashley started her career in San Antonio at the nation’s largest (at the time) Hispanic advertising agency, Bromley Communications, where she led campaigns on global packaged goods brands like Nestle and General Mills. While part of a global network out of Paris, France, she managed multi-agency teams from one of the original “mad men” agencies in Lower Manhattan. A month after becoming Principal and CEO of Texas Creative, Ashley structured a global agency partnership with an Australian-based firm to be the US Agency of Record for a global sports-betting company.

Good Evening TXK

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As November unrolls its carpet of burnt orange and crispy leaves, it also brings forth the season of togetherness, reflection, and Thanksgiving. This month let’s slice through the pumpkin pie of our digital lives and savor the authenticity that often gets overshadowed by the whipped cream of egos and likes. … With the advent of smartphones and tablets, it seems we’ve all been handed tickets to a digital feast where the main course is carefully curated profiles, and dessert is full of sweet, addictive validation.

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