Community & Culture

The Kings of Liberty-Eylau

Photo by Kate Silva with k8photography
Acommunity, by its very definition, is a group of people living in the same place with common goals, interests, and attitudes. Growing up in Liberty-Eylau, Kendrick and Kayla King found a strong, supportive community of people who gave them the opportunities to succeed. The solid community Kendrick and Kayla experienced growing up inspired them to pour their hearts out to the current generation of children growing up in Liberty-Eylau. “We love that Liberty-Eylau is not just a school district,” the Kings shared. “We are a family and a community.

Through the Eye of a Tiger

Photo by Abby Elliott
Friday night lights. Fans scream. The band plays. The student section goes wild. Texas High just scored another touchdown, and it was all captured through the lens of a Tiger photographer and the words of a Tiger writer. … The Texas High publications program begins its work on Friday nights long before kickoff. During the summer, preparation and planning commence for fall sports coverage. … “Each summer, the staff plans out coverage for all fall sports,” adviser Clint Smith said.

Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones spent his early years in Texarkana but has gone on to give life and personality to some of the most well-loved characters in sports. Currently, he is the community relations director for Indy Eleven Soccer and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been the mascot for teams across the nation and has performed internationally. Jonathan is also a photographer.

Total Medical Supply Hero Scholarship

Total Medical Supply specializes in continuous glucose monitors and supplies, diabetic testing supplies, urological and catheter supplies, incontinence supplies, thickeners, nutritional supplements, and breast pumps. Located in Texarkana, TX, on McKnight Road, Total Medical Supply services patients nationwide. … This year, Total Medical Supply awarded two $10,000 Hero Scholarships to high school seniors for their college careers.

Painting with Passion

In her poem Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou wrote: … "It's in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me." … After meeting local muralist Darlene Taylor, there is no better way to describe her than as a "phenomenal woman." Before meeting Darlene, you meet her smile. It is big and contagious, much like her personality. A Dallas/Fort Worth native, Darlene has called Texarkana home for 13 years.

Strawberries Optional

I have often thought that the imaginations of small-town kids must work better than those of big city kids, because small town kids must make up their own kind of fun in a place where there is nothing to do. Sometimes that homespun fun is purely innocent, sometimes it’s a little mischievous, but it always makes for a good laugh.

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