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Finding Home with Philip Mann Conducting Released on SONY Classics

Ensemble Bravura’s debut album features Grammy Winner Jason Vieaux, renowned flutist Alexa Still, three world premieres and works of Aaron Copland, Michael Fine, Aaron Jay Kernis and Sergei Prokofiev. … SONY Classics announces the debut release of Philip Mann conducting Ensemble Bravura on the storied label. Mann, who has previously recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and Roayal Scottish National Orchestra, created 'Finding Home' with a vision of illustrating and celebrating the music of the composers who unexpectedly found homes - musical and otherwise - in unexpected places.

2022 Save Jane Event

THE TEXARKANA CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER AND CASA TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR CHILD ABUSE WITH SAVE JANE EVENT Area To Read Names Representing Over 1,300 Children Abused Last Year … Facebook Live Event—On April 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., local volunteers and community members will join the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA for Children Texarkana in taking a stand against child abuse through a live video on their Facebook pages with the Save Jane event. … Leaders from the Texarkana community will read the names and ages of over 1

No Clowning Around

photo by TAG Outdoors
The atmosphere is buzzing with excitement. It is that hand-on-your-heart, American flag experience. It is beautiful horses, cowboy hats, boots and shiny buckles. It is the dirt arena and the announcer introducing events and contestants. Even the smell signals that you are about to see something spectacular. The stands are full of rodeo fans who have come to participate in a piece of southern culture. … photo by Todd Brewer Photography … One of the most exciting, and by far, the most dangerous rodeo events is bull riding.

We Stand Ready

photos by Matt Cornelius
No child deserves to live in fear! Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) is a nonprofit 501-C-3, tax-exempt international organization with a chapter right here in Texarkana. The organization was founded in 1995 with one man’s desire to help just one suffering child, an eight-year-old, who was so frightened by his perpetrators that he would not leave his own home. The founder, having had kind and loving experiences with bikers during his own childhood, was moved to include this boy in his biker circle.

Lauren Hubbard

photo by Amber Fenix
Lauren Hubbard is a freelance writer living in New York City and can be found in publications such as Town & Country, Elle Décor, Harper’s Bazaar and Fashionista. Covering beauty, shopping, entertainment, travel, home decor, wine and cocktails, Lauren is living her best life and sharing her perspective with the world. … What do you love about Texarkana? … Texarkana was a great place to grow up.

Ministry Well Done

Please join FBC Texarkana on Sunday, March 27th at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m to celebrate a "Ministry Well Done" and honor our Associate Pastor, Mr. Larry Sims. He has baptized, married, counseled, consoled, and encouraged countless souls with God-given compassion and love throughout his tenure at First Baptist Church. His heart for First Responders is well-known throughout the region as well as his long-time work with Hospice Texarkana. Mr. Larry has loved his church family and surrounding community so well during his 44 year-long career.


Kurt Williams

photo by Doug Summers
Kurt Williams is the co-founder and CEO of Casino Cash Trac, a company dedicated to utilizing data to streamline operations, optimize decision making and prevent fraud for casino customers. Williams always had an entrepreneurial spirit. From a very young age, he organized various ventures with his friends, from mowing yards to cleaning office buildings. “Just about anything we could do at that age we attempted.” Williams, like many young people starting school, didn’t know what he wanted to do. “My dad was a CPA and started his own firm when he was just 25 years old.

Glow Crazy with Hawk Hustle

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to celebrate the wonderful things going on in our public schools as we acknowledge Texas Public Schools Week from February 28–March 4. The Pleasant Grove ISD Education Foundation will host GLOW CRAZY this week to celebrate Pleasant Grove ISD students and staff. … GLOW CRAZY … The sound of shakers, pompoms, and gleeful screams will fill the Pleasant Grove High School Indoor Athletic Facility this week as the Pleasant Grove ISD Education Foundation hosts its annual Hawk Hustle for students in grades K–5 on Friday, March 4. Students will

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.

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