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If These Walls Could Talk

photo by Molly Kendrick
Survey Says…I have always been a sucker for mindless television. I look forward to my “me time,” watching reality television, especially those centered on housewives, after the kids go to bed. I think it makes me feel grateful that my life seems a little less complicated and a lot more joyful than those I see on the screen. As my kids are getting older, though, we are looking for more family-friendly shows we can all enjoy. America’s Funniest Home Videos has been a huge hit and we have also been dipping our toes into Family Feud.

And so, They Built a House They Loved

photo by Molly Kendrick
Ashlyn and Austin Harvey are high school sweethearts that prove with hard work and perseverance, focus, and a little hustle, life might just lead you to a perfect black cabin in the woods. As newlyweds, they lived in a modest duplex and set their sights on saving money to build the perfect starter home. They set a goal and a budget and began looking for just the right place to call home. “We lived in a super-duper cheap duplex in Nash. And we pinched pennies for two or three years to save up enough to have a decent down payment,” Austin said. “We almost gave up even.

Small Town, Big Business

photo by Brian Jones
A suburb outside of Texarkana, Texas, the city of Nash has seen consistent growth in recent years. New and old businesses alike have brought vital economic opportunity to the region and rebranded the city as a hot spot in Bowie County. … Nationwide commerce has taken a hit since the introduction of COVID-19. Despite the pandemic, however, Nash’s business activity was ultimately unaffected because many of its businesses are industrial or production based.

The Purpose of Committee

Arkansas State Representative Carol Dalby is the first woman to chair the Arkansas House Judiciary Committee.
There are ten standing committees in the Arkansas House of Representatives. Many of these committees are familiar to you, and by the committee’s name are self-explanatory in purpose, such as Education, Transportation and Public Health. Each committee accomplishes good work for the people of Arkansas and often touches the lives of Arkansans.

Doing Good

photo by Maddy Green
Volunteers are not paid—not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. With most of us leading busy lives, the idea of volunteering may seem impossible. How can we fit anything else into our already … jam-packed schedules? Why would we do that? Despite all the other important things that compete for her time, Joan Carter, our own hometown treasure, has made it her mission to do exactly that. She is a woman who has made it her mission to lighten the burden for thousands of Texarkana residents for over five decades now.

Crafting Chords

photo by Brian Jones
For some of us, music is a getaway from the real world. For others, it’s just fun. But for many, it is a passion from the very first day they pick up an instrument. … Bryan Jefferies is a guitar-maker, musician, photographer, and more, bringing art in multiple forms to our community. Along with music, which is “his main diet,” he also runs two media businesses, Fresh Focus Films and Over the Edge Studios, where he does event and commercial photography and video work. His projects include music recording, writing and performing, which he says are his true loves in life.

On the Scene, Ready to Serve

A child or adult in cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, with a fractured hip, brain bleed, motor vehicle accident, stroke, seizure or needing lift assist are just a few of the things an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professional may encounter in their day.

Spring Home Refresh

There is just something about the weather warming up and flowers blooming in spring that makes everything feel fresh and new! We often hear the phrase “spring cleaning.” It is a time when many people reorganize, clean and get rid of things around their homes. It is also a great time to give your home décor a refresh! You can take things you already have and move them into new places, add a few new pieces and you have a whole new mood to your space!


Save Jane

The Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA Raise Awareness For Child Abuse with Save Jane Event … Area To Read Names Representing Over 1,100 Children Abused Last Year … Virtual Event/Facebook Live … On April 1, 2021 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. … I am Jane Doe.

Margaret Fischer Davis Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Margaret Fischer Davis Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on March 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM. The staff, local community leaders and the community joined to celebrate the opening of the new elementary that opened in November 2020. The building was made possible by a nearly $20 million bond election approved by voters in 2018 and named in honor of Margaret Fischer Davis, who served as superintendent of the for 20 years.


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