Faces & Places

Forever Young Grand Opening Celebration

Forever Young at Dermatology Associates held its Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, April 7, 2022. The celebration included food, drinks, consultations, and giveaways. Forever Young is now open at 2011 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas.


Leadership Texarkana Lunch with Leaders 2022

Leadership Texarkana celebrated local excellence in community leadership at their annual Lunch with Leaders at Texarkana, Texas Convention Center on April 19th, with the awarding of the organization’s Leader of The Year Award, as well as honoring community leaders through Leadership Texarkana’s annual Wilbur Awards. The luncheon was sponsored by Texarkana Emergency Center and Hospital.

Cornerstone Retirement Community 60th Anniversary

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the entire Cornerstone family gathered to celebrate Methodist Retirement Communities' 60th Anniversary. They rolled out the red carpet for such a special occasion. The day was made complete with fun music, dancing, games, great food, a photo booth, and even a visit from their favorite Elvis impersonator. … Sixty years ago The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church launched this important ministry that would make its way to Texarkana.


Opportunities Inc. Sunday Funday

Opportunities Inc.'s first annual Sunday Funday was held on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at Crossties in downtown Texarkana. This event included live music by up-and-coming Nashville star, Lil' Skinny, barbeque from Naamans, and a baggo competition. All proceeds benefitted children and adults with disabilities in our community.


1st Annual Pitch It Texarkana!

The inaugral Pitch It Texarkana! Entrepreneurial Competition was held on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Crossties in Downtown Texarkana. The winning entrepreneurs were awarded $5,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place. The winners of the first-ever Pitch It Texarkana were first place, Jesse Darby-Tillis, Hypecon Events a sports gaming lounge; second place, Ren Overlock, TAGN a ratchet strap tie-downs with custom printed slogan "They Ain't Going Nowhere"; third place went to Brittney Haynes, that is a zero-waste refill store.

Culinary Uncorked 2022

The Pleasant Grove Independent School District Education Foundation hosted its annual Culinary Uncorked "The Best is Yet to Come" fundraiser presented by Farmers Bank & Trust on Friday, March 25, 2022, at the home of Whitney and Vickers Fuqua. The evening consisted of friends, fun, wonderful food by Jeff Loving, live music, and a silent and live auction. All proceeds benefitted the PGISD Education Foundation.


16th Annual Harvest Wine & Jazz

The 16th Annual Wine and Jazz Gala was held on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Silvermoon on Broad. This year's event was presented by TEXAR Federal Credit Union and honored Norma Durrant the founder of the Wine and Jazz Gala. There was live music from Candace Taylor & Trio, a premier silent auction, a live painting by Texarkana artist Joseph Raymond and expertly selected paired wines with gourmet dishes prepared by local chefs. The Wine and Jazz Gala raised over $50,000 for hunger relief, including an endowment for childhood hunger—The Norma Durrant Childhood Hunger Fund.

Anna Beth Gorman for Arkansas Secretary of State

On Monday, February 28, 2022, at the home of Junie and Dennis Young, a celebration was held to honor Anna Beth Gorman officially filing for the Democratic nomination for Arkansas Secretary of State. … Anna Beth Gorman has committed her professional life to public service with a specialized focus on advancing the status of girls and women in our society. For over a decade Anna Beth has worked across the state to champion women’s empowerment.

Arkansas Recreation Center Ribbon Cutting

On February 17, 2022, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration were held for the Arkansas Recreation Center. The newly renovated facility is open to the public and includes a gymnasium, computer lab, tutoring room, activity center, kitchen and sports complex. The facility also has meeting rooms and outside of the recreation center, there are ball fields that can be rented out for the community to enjoy.


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