Someone once said, “The world is best viewed through the ears of a horse.” That may very well be true, but from the perspective of the sibling trick riding team of Claira (13), Wyatt (12), and Allie (10) Morris, the second best view comes from hanging upside down off the side of a horse running around a rodeo arena. … There is not a lot of mainstream attention paid to the sport of trick riding, but because of the glitz, high-adrenaline stunts, and, of course, danger to the rodeo crowd, it is a fan favorite.
As you know, my job as your Congressman in Washington, D.C., is simply to serve you, to be your voice, and to be your vote as we work together to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. Such a service can take on many different forms. It includes proposing legislation that addresses your concerns, voting in line with our values, advocating for you with my colleagues, ensuring transparency with frequent communication, and holding the federal government accountable.
Zack Fischer, a Golfer on the Korn Ferry Tour, is from Wake Village, Texas, and currently resides in Benton, Arkansas. He is married to Kaitlin Fischer (8 years) and together they have a little girl, Hallie (2). Zack and Kaitlin have a golden retriever named Arnie Palmer. Fischer has been playing professional golf since 2011. Fischer is the only two time winner of the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying tournament and recently won the Argentina Open which has qualified him for the 2023 Open Championship. … What is your favorite Texarkana memory?
I took a weekend trip with some of my closest friends to Dallas right before the pandemic hit hard in 2020. We were just four broke twenty-somethings foolishly wasting the last dimes of our paychecks, combining our pocket change for the cheapest hotel room we could find, all in the name of leaving town for a few days and wandering around a big city together. It was one of those trips where you want to leave assured that spontaneity can, in fact, be fun. Out of every random activity that weekend, the most fun thing we did was ride around downtown Dallas on Bird scooters for three hours.
Rodeo Style … The Four States Fair and Rodeo is in town, y’all! This is the perfect time to channel your inner Yellowstone. I love to style a good western outfit, and adding a cowboy hat or boots to a look is always a great way to accessorize. Here are a few that will help you saddle up and have a great time at the rodeo. … A gorgeous pair of white cowboy boots will truly go with everything. This color has been on trend the last few seasons, and it does not show signs of going anywhere soon. Available for $204 via Boot Barn … This button-up top is giving me all the western vibes with a twist.
Why I Love Easter … Happy Easter to one and all! This is such a special time of year to me personally because of my relationship with Jesus Christ. I usually allude to my faith each time I talk to you guys, but I have never really laid it all there, so to speak. That changes today! … I grew up in a Christian home from birth. I went to church, Sunday School, children’s choir, children’s mission organizations (shout out to all my fellow Girls in Action!), Vacation Bible School, camps, retreats... if it had to do with church, more than likely, my family was in attendance.
Ah, April. Some believe the month is named for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, while others contend its name derived from the Latin verb aperio, “I open.” The poet Ovid wrote that “April was named from the open season, because spring opens all things.” His expectant reference to the first flowers of the season from which bees and butterflies begin to gather nectar is lost on this tax lawyer whose thoughts of something opening in April go no further than to a checkbook.
In 2015, I was invited by a friend to attend a Christian women’s conference I knew nothing about. The second annual IF Gathering in Austin, Texas, was being live streamed that year at Fellowship Bible Church in Texarkana. I had originally planned to be on a girls’ trip that weekend, but my heart was stirred to skip it and to check out this gathering instead. Attendance has been a priority in my life every year since. … IF was unlike any event I had attended before, and I was unsure what to expect.
Around the world, strong women are being called to lead their communities in service like never before. From the highest-ranking political offices to global companies on the cutting edge of technology—women are at the helm of it all. Standing on the shoulders of generations of women who came before, the role of women has bloomed to be inclusive of all things, at all times. … Texarkana has followed suit, empowering women across all industries and demographics by encouraging the strengths that women bring to the business environment.