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Always Learning Book Review

photo by Matt Cornelius
This May marks 25 years since I graduated from Texas High School. It’s around this time of year that I like to offer suggestions for books that will inspire and motivate our budding graduates. When I graduated high school, the book of choice for gifting was Chicken Soup for the Soul. I believe I had multiple iterations of that book; I had one for my teenage soul, my graduate soul, and my ordinary soul.

Class of 2024

Welcome to Texarkana Magazine’s celebration of the Class of 2024. As these remarkable students close one chapter and embark on new adventures, their achievements and promising futures that lie ahead are honored. Everyone is invited to recognize their hard work and success, and to wish them well as they step into the next phase of their lives.


The Monthly Mix

Floral Finds … As chilly temperatures fade away and nature begins to stir, there is no better way to usher in the season’s cheerful ambiance than by adorning your home with the freshness and beauty of floral elements. From delicate blossoms to lush foliage, spring floral finds offer an effortless way to infuse your living spaces with a sense of renewal and vitality.

Publisher's Letter

Starting my career at Texarkana Gazette, typing out obituaries as a temporary newsroom secretary, was a humble beginning. However, to me, it was a big deal; it felt like my first real job after working in restaurants and the retail industry. I loved the hustle of the newsroom. When my stint at the obit desk wrapped up, I moved into classified ad sales. If you ever called about a garage sale ad back in the early 2000s, you were probably talking to me. That job really was the start of my sales career, and I learned a lot. … That gig was just the beginning.

Once a Queen, Always a Queen

photo by Matt Cornelius
In the heart of the Lone Star State, where the sun beats down, and the cattle ranches stretch on forever, there’s a spirit as vast and untamed as the land itself. It is the spirit embodied by Marilyn “Cattle Kate” Jones, a woman whose life story reads much like a chapter from a classic Louis L’Amour western novel. It has been said, “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway,” and “saddling up” is exactly what Marilyn has done over and over throughout her life. … Born July 4, 1939, in the small South Texas town of Raymondville, Marilyn’s story began.

Back to the Nest

courtesy of TAMU-T
They say there’s no place like home. But for several of the Texas A&M University-Texarkana athletic teams, “home” has been a somewhat relative term. The Eagles tennis, baseball, and softball teams have held their home competitions at other venues across Texarkana, which by default lack much of the excitement and energy of the game day experience on a college campus. The facilities are well-kept and taken care of and have provided a much-needed home location during the early years of the athletic program.

It's a Solarbration

artwork by Tyler S. Arnold courtesy of Dr. John Tennison
Glasses ready? Check. Snacks prepared? Check. Sun-and-moon-themed playlist? In progress. … The total solar eclipse, which will pass over the Ark-La-Tex region on Monday, April 8, 2024, is an astrological event that will not happen again for another 20 years, according to NASA.

Tyler S. Arnold

courtesy of Tyler S. Arnold
Tyler S. Arnold is an accomplished artist, passionate about creating vibrant and striking works of art. He has been honing his skills for over a decade, and his unique style blends modern and traditional techniques. Born and raised in Texarkana, Arkansas, Tyler has always had a love for art and has been creating since he was a child. He studied advertising and public relations at the University of Arkansas, with an emphasis on graphic design.

Defining Zen

photo by Matt Cornelius
In the Arkansas countryside, nestled amidst serene surroundings, lies the tranquil retreat of Dustin Hughes and Lily McBryde. The expansive pasture is home to grazing cattle and the family’s three adorable dogs. Bordering the pastureland stands a tree line that adds to the overall tranquility.


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