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Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Sleet, Nor Hail

I cannot remember a time that the United States Postal Service, and specifically the employees who deliver mail, were not a part of my life. My father, Bill Humphrey, was hired as a city letter carrier in New Boston, Texas, shortly after my birth in 1955. He was one of only two men who served the customers of New Boston six days a week, no matter the weather. So, I was almost delivered by mail.

David Kersey

photo by Cannon McNair
David Kersey is a Texarkana native and a gifted artist. He has been working in the world of digital art and animation for more than 15 years. David has worked for The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures on films such as The Polar Express, The Chronicles of Narnia, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen.

The Beat Goes On

photo by Matt Cornelius
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day. It pumps about one and a half gallons of blood every minute. Over the course of a day, that adds up to over 2,000 gallons. There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in your body, enough to go around the world twice. … The average heart rate of a woman is about eight beats per minute faster than a man’s heart. It is small, about the size of a fist. The right side of your heart pumps blood into your lungs. The left side of your heart pumps blood back through your body. … These are the facts about our heart that we simply take for granted.

One Common Goal

Members of the Twin City Black History Association (TCBHA): (L-R) Joe Daniels, Rae Thigpen,  Barbara Sears, Novella Medlock, Veronnica Fulce, Anita Pickett, Terri Daniels and Anderson Neal photo by Matt Cornelius
Twin City Black History Association (TCBHA) is a group that recognizes, exemplifies and celebrates black history. Established in 1992 by Sandra Calloway and Bobbie Milligan Tatum, TCBHA has a rich history of unifying Texarkana, USA. The organization started as an opportunity to bring the twin cities together for one common goal—community service and making a difference for all people. President of TCBHA, Novella Medlock, emphasized they are an organization focused on advancing the Texarkana community forward. “In order to focus on our future, we must acknowledge and honor our history.


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