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6th Annual First Responders Day

photos by Jayce Keil

In honor of the sixth annual EMS appreciation week local first responders were celebrated at First Responders Day on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Big Jakes Bar-b-que was served to all first sponsors to honor their efforts and dedications at Texarkana, Arkansas Convention Center and Texarkana, Texas Convention Center. This event was sponsored by Texarkana Emergency Center & Hospital, Eagle Distributing, Farmers Bank & Trust and Texarkana Funeral Home.


Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce C.E. Palmer Awards Presentation and Celebration

photos by Anita Peek

On Thursday, May 20, 2021 the Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce honored former Bowie County Judge, James Carlow as the recepient of the 2020 C.E. Palmer Award. This award was established by the Palmer family in 1941, and is Texarkana’s most prestigious recognition for long-term meritorious civic service. All past recipients make up the selection committee each year. The event was held at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center.



Christine Holt Recommended as Next UAHT Chancellor

HOPE/TEXARKANA, AR—May 12, 2021 … University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt today announced he is recommending Christine Holt, D.B.A., J.D., as the next chancellor at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana (UAHT). … Holt, who currently serves as chief of staff for the University of Missouri System, is expected to begin her new role by September 1. … “Following a very thorough and well-executed search process that brought four very high-quality finalists to campus, I’m very pleased that Dr.

Wadley Regional Medical Center Announcement

STEWARD HEALTH CARE TO BUILD NEW $227 MILLION WADLEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IN NORTHWEST TEXARKANA Medical campus spanning nearly 400,000 square feet will bring full suite of state-of-the-art technology and services to region by Summer 2024 Texarkana, Texas (May 11, 2021) – Having served the Texarkana community for more than 120 years, Wadley Regional Medical Center will soon break ground on a new state-of-the-art hospital northwest of its current downtown location.

6th Annual Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival

The Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area held its 6th Annual Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival—a one-of-its-kind art, food, music and wine festival for the Four States Area on Saturday, May 1 at Spring Lake Park. This year's event brought thousands of local residents and others from surrounding areas out to enjoy this completely outdoor event. … The 2020 Wine Festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wineries from across the State of Texas, numerous merchants and local businesses gave guests an opportunity to taste and purchase wines and gourmet treats.

From Germany, With Love

photo by Stephanie Ryan
“Can we host an exchange student?” Isn’t that the question every husband expects to hear coming from his wife? I had been coming across Facebook posts by Ms. Arnetta, Regional Manager for the Program of Academic Exchange (PAX), for several weeks.

63rd Annual Kiwanis Club Pancake Day

The Kiwanis Club of Texarkana has a mission to improve the world, one child and one community at a time. The 83 members of the Kiwanis Club once again invite all residents of the Ark-La-Tex to join them on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Truman Arnold Center on Texarkana College’s campus for the 63rd Annual Pancake Day fundraiser event! Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the event. Without a doubt, Pancake Day is the best breakfast deal in town: it is an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, complete with sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice, and milk!

Best Who Ever Lived... or Something Close

“You’re going to be the best homeschool mom who ever lived,” I whispered to myself in my mirror as I prepared for the first day of school at home with my 9-year-old, 3-year-old, and 1-year-old. I had sharpened all the pencils, organized all the supplies, and prepped all the curriculum. I had bought learning tools and had an adorable art station set up. All books were lined perfectly on the shelf, ready to be scoured by inquisitive little minds. I had the entire day planned for our first day.

Twisted & Uncorked

photos by Jayce Keil

Twisted & Uncorked VIP Party and Buffet Dinner was held on Friday, April 30. This event was hosted at the home of Cathy and Mark Van Herpen in celebration of Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival, a celebration of art, food, music and wine. Sponsors and guest enjoyed dinner from Twisted Fork Executive Chef Staley James and Pastry Chef Bri James. Twisted & Uncorked benefited the Alzheimer's Alliance Tri-State Area.


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