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Happy Literacy Day

When you educate one person, you can change a life; when you educate many, you can change the world.” —Shai Reshef, Israeli businessman and academic administrator … The Texarkana College Adult Education and Literacy Program changes lives every day by providing the community free access to several courses through funding from the Texas Workforce Commission.

Hope Remains

Gail and Dr. Ed Eichler's story of founding Clay's Golf and Guitars. … Hope is a word that carries heavy emotions and expectations. For Gail and Dr. Ed Eichler, hope is a feeling of trust that comes from their steadfast faith in God. This is evidenced by the scripture from Philippians 4:13 which is displayed front and center on a table in their living room.

Inaugural Texarkana Save Jane Event

The Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA Raise Awareness For Child Abuse with Inaugural Save Jane Event … Area To Read Names Representing Over 1,200 Children Abused Last Year … Virtual Event/Facebook Live • August 13, 2020 • 10:00 a.m. … Local volunteers and community members will join the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA for Children in taking a stand against child abuse through a live video on their Facebook pages with the first-ever Save Jane event. … I am Jane Doe.

Battle of the Border

Texarkana, AR vs Texarkana, TX … Battle of the Border … Friendly Census Challenge … TEXARKANA, USA • July 30, 2020 … On Tuesday, July 28, Texarkana Mayor, Bob Bruggeman and Texarkana, Arkansas Mayor, Allen Brown met at the state line in front of the Federal courthouse to announce a friendly challenge to see which part of the twin city will get the higher percentage of participation in the 2020 Census over the next month. … Both Mayors will have a team that consists of members from the joint census committee.

Recycling Done Right

The U.S. produces about 34.5 million tons of plastic waste each year; that’s enough to fill the Houston Astrodome 1,000 times! … German cosmonaut, Sigmund Jahn famously said, “Only when I saw the Earth from space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I realize that humankind’s most urgent task is to cherish and preserve it for future generations.” Despite these words of caution in 1978, destruction and pollution of the environment have continued at an alarming rate.

COVID-19 Update

Dr. Matt Young, owner of Texarkana Emergency Center, and practicing emergency medicine physician of more than 20 years, serves as the Health Authority for Bowie County. He works closely with local hospitals and city and county leaders to make recommendations and share information about Texarkana’s COVID-19 status. Texarkana Monthly asked Dr. Young a few questions to help provide updated information regarding current conditions in the community. MISINFORMATION … From the beginning of this pandemic until now, there have been constant changes and new findings.

Everyone Needs To Be Counted In Their Hometown

Every decade for the last 230 years, the United States has counted its population. Doing so is a requirement spelled out by Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, which requires the participation of the general public. The census provides critical information used by lawmakers, teachers, business owners, and service providers to gauge the needs and well-being of our communities.

Dr. Christopher Smith

University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Dean of Students, Dr. Christopher Smith Has Been Appointed to the UA System Task Force on Racial Equity … HOPE/TEXARKANA, AR • July 2, 2020 … University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt today announced appointments for a new system-wide task force that will consider issues around racial equity at the campuses, divisions, and units within the UA System.

How to Get Tested

SPONSORED STORY … The Ark-La-Tex Health Center is the only multi-disciplinary clinic located in Texarkana, Arkansas, offering both medical and chiropractic care under one roof. Convenience and affordability are just a few unique benefits they strive to bring to their patients. Chiropractic care is offered by Dr. James Raker, D.C. as Matt Brandon, FNP, focuses on family medicine. Dr. Raker, who has been practicing for 30 years, says

Paul Norton's Legacy

Paul Norton, Superintendent of Schools for Texarkana Independent School District, was chosen on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 as the Lone Finalist for Lake Travis Independent School District Superintendent of Schools. … The Lake Travis ISD Board of Trustees will vote to formally name him on July 8, 2020 following a state-mandated 21-day waiting period. … “For 9 years, TISD has excelled under the servant leadership of Superintendent Paul Norton,” said Fred Norton, Jr. President of TISD Board of Trustees.

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