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Local Museums

Visit Texarkana and you’ll stay for the good life. With so many family-friendly activities, lakes and woodlands, parks, sporting events, ballets, concerts, gallery shows, antique shops, museums, historical sites, golf courses and rodeos to choose from, you’ll see why “in Texarkana” life is so large it takes two states! This listing only includes a few of our fine attractions. To …

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History of Texarkana

As legend has it, it was a day in 1542 when Hernando DeSoto ordered a mutinous follower hanged from an oak tree near an artesian spring in the Territory of the Grand Caddoes. Little did he know that less than a half-hour march to the South was the site of a city which, 400 years later, would boast 60,000 in …

Red River Army Depot – 2015 Veterans’ Expo

In the next five years, between 1 and 1.5 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces will leave the military, according to the Department of Defense. Many of these veterans will be seeking new careers; by a great margin, veterans cite finding employment is their number-one need when returning home. Our community is fortunate to have Red River Army Depot …

Our Downtown Matters

Hopefully we are all familiar with the recent efforts to revitalize downtown Texarkana. Thankfully we have an outstanding Main Street program who works continuously to bring back the life of our downtown area. Our Main Street has focused on the Economic Development of this area through preservation, re-purposing, education and community involvement by providing technical assistance and expertise to the …

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The Future of Our Cities

CannonDesign’s plan for Jaypee Sports City features a continuous 10-mile park woven through a dense urban fabric of high- and low-rise developments. This entirely walkable parkland links all the city’s neighborhoods and social amenities. It’s an idea that can improve the life and health of any city, says architect Peter Ellis. Peter Ellis, an architect and designer of cities and …