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Maximizing Potential

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Whether it’s a house she’s flipping or a business she is starting, Lauren Callaway Francis strives to create an end product that maximizes her vision. In her most recent remodel, she created both an amazing home and a unique neighborhood. “In 2020, I bought the ten acres across the road from this house with the intention of building a home someday for myself. Then, this property became available, and I didn’t really know what I was going to do with it but bought the house and another almost 12 acres. I initially rented this house out while I was trying to figure out what to do.

Locally Owned, Nationally Known

Right here in Texarkana, where Texas meets Arkansas, we have businesses making their mark on a national scale. Through ambition, innovation, and community spirit they have crossed geographical boundaries. Each feature celebrates not just the success but the journey of these enterprises—from humble beginnings to becoming household names in different industries. By making products locally with local talent, they prove Texarkana is more than just a spot on the map. Explore the diverse paths these businesses have navigated and the challenges they have overcome.


Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
Having those people in our lives who see something special in us when we really don’t even see it in ourselves can be life changing. I have written a handful of articles about those who have yanked the best out of me in my personal life: my mom, Ali Deal, and other family members. But I haven’t really written about those who have mentored, fostered, and nurtured my strengths in my professional life. … While I’d hardly consider myself some highly successful businessman, I have found myself in professional positions I never could have imagined I would be in five years ago.

Gary Kusin

photo courtesy of Gary Kusin
Gary Kusin was born in Texarkana, Texas, in 1951, and graduated from Texas High School in 1969. Kusin is a mentor, investor, entrepreneur, business advisor, and author of the forthcoming book Always Learning: Lessons on Leveling Up from GameStop to Laura Mercier Cosmetics and Beyond, available April, 2024. Today, he advises an array of public and private companies, large and small, on strategy, management, and growth issues.

The Monthly Mix

photos by Matt Cornelius
Local Easter Basket Ideas for All Ages … Seersucker Easter Basket $32 comes in other colors and includes monogram, available @initialthings on Instagram … Bunnies by the Bay Grey Stuffed Bunny $54, and Canvas Easter Basket $32, available at Gable’s Gifts and Gratitudes … Cottontail Bunny Basket $56, and Striped “Jack” Bunny $22 available at Ginger Junction … (Monogramming available on all items) … BABY … KicKee Pants Tortoise and Hare Pajama Set $38.50 and Stripe Coverall $34.50, available at Dreidel Home + Sundry … Children’s Books available at J.

Texarkana Financial Profiles

Texarkana Magazine takes great pride in acknowledging the skill and valuable contributions of the community's local banks and credit unions. These institutions are the benchmark of excellence, dedicated to ensuring their clients' financial well-being and confidence.

To achieve optimal outcomes in financial endeavors, engaging with a professional is key. Expert advisors are there to enlighten you about your choices, introduce innovative concepts, and guide you through the journey ahead.


Publisher's Letter

photo by Brian Jones
Diving into the world of entrepreneurship and owning a business has been an extraordinary undertaking. Since launching my business in 2020, the lessons I have learned have surpassed all my expectations and my admiration for every business owner, large or small, has grown immensely. … Texarkana Magazine is a testament to the power of a family-run business. It is a place where everyone contributes. My husband and kids play an invaluable role, supporting my vision from behind the scenes and giving in countless other ways.

Simply Choose Love

photo by Matt Cornelius
Although George Moore was born in 1948, deep in the throes of segregation, he never realized as a child he was living in a segregated society. “We had one white neighbor who lived less than a mile away. I didn’t see him as white. My parents didn’t talk about Martin Luther King Jr. or Jim Crow. I was never taught racial hatred, and I grew up in a loving, Godly family. I did not hear negativity or anyone talking down to others in my home.

A Peak into the Cage

photo by Daisy Murray
Over the past few decades, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has quickly risen in popularity, drawing audiences from diverse backgrounds and cultures worldwide with its combination of striking and grappling techniques. Blending disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, and boxing, MMA has created a sporting phenomenon that has demolished traditional boundaries. … As fighters showcase their skills in the cage, the appeal of MMA continues to grow, making a place for itself in Texarkana through Peak Fighting Championship (PFC), a locally owned and managed MMA promotion.

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