Community & Culture

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.

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.

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.


Brittney Rice

Brittney Rice lived in Texarkana 18 years. She went on to attend Texas A&M University in College Station. After graduation, she moved to Dallas where she is now a successful Fitness and Nutrition Consultant at CFDC in Dallas, Texas. … What is your favorite Texarkana memory? … Most of my Texarkana memories revolve around sports. I started playing as soon as I could walk, so it was a huge part of what made me who I am. Pleasant Grove was a powerhouse volleyball school, with a 13-year streak of never losing a district game. I was fortunate enough to get to be a part of that legacy.

Living His Best Life

photo by Matt Cornelius
If you have lived in Texarkana for a while, you have probably heard the name James Bramlett. You might remember the decade he served as the Mayor of Texarkana, Texas, or have done business with him at Farmers Bank and Trust, or maybe you have attended the Bramlett Beans and Cornbread Community Fundraiser in the last 23 years and shaken his hand as he handed you a bowl of beans. His love for Texarkana runs as deep as his roots in our community. … “My family has been in Texarkana since 1884. My great-grandfather came here in July of that year to work for the Texas and Pacific Railroad.

My Drift

photo by Matt Cornelius
Sing a Song of ChristmasMy friend Randy has an app on his phone that counts down the days until Christmas. All year long, starting the day after Christmas, he keeps track. If you go to a baseball game with him in July, he’s likely to mention during the seventh inning stretch that Christmas will arrive in 157 days. He just loves Christmas. … I have to admit to not sharing his enthusiasm. I remember as a child feeling giddy delight as the holiday season loomed seductively around the corner.

Nancy Hinshaw Curtis

Soprano Nancy Curtis enjoys a multifaceted career as a singer of opera, oratorio, symphonic repertoire and recitals. … She has been invited to sing for many of our nation’s leaders including former Presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan and Texas Governor Greg Abbott. … Curtis is also a member of the internationally acclaimed choral group, Conspirare.

2021 A Year in Review

Trials and turmoil across the globe, including a worldwide pandemic, have not been enough to dampen the spirits of our local community this year. We have continued to thrive, made improvements, broken down barriers and made big plans for our future.

Little Orphan Annie Comes to Texarkana

When someone hears the word “Annie,” especially in a musical setting, our minds remember the little orphan with red hair and the ever so famous red dress. She was a child icon who went from a cartoon comic character to live theatre, Hollywood movie stardom and television fame.

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