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Adventure in the Crosshairs

photo by Matt Cornelius
Mist drains over the mountains and dissipates into the chiseled valley’s belly. At its peaks, clouds are reborn again and again—a contagion of wispy foam. The vapors bind to the chill under the sun and fill the space left between heaven and earth. Among the stillness in the air, flocks of sheep faintly bleat. … Longtime local Kendal Howe works as the payroll services coordinator for Texas A&M-Texarkana but cashed in some vacation days, traveling hundreds of miles north for a big Alaskan sheep hunt.

3 Keys to the Future

photo by Matt Cornelius
We have great opportunities to move our city forward in the future, but it’s going to take a collective effort from everyone to see major progress. We have identified three areas of focus to best accomplish this. 1. Community maintenance, 2. Planning, and 3. Communication are the areas where we need to get everyone on the same page. Even though all three areas of emphasis are separate, they are also all interrelated. … 1. Community maintenance is something we can all do to build pride in our community and lift the standard by which we live. This will start with leadership.

Giving Guide 2021

When we give, it touches so many people. Nonprofits have always been an essential part of our local economy and culture. The assistance and support they offer is crucial to the well-being of our entire region. Each one makes the area a better place to live and work. … These organizations across the region are still reeling from the impact of the coronavirus, yet they have continued providing vital services and resources and are fulfilling needs.

Publisher's Letter

November marks the one year anniversary of Texarkana Magazine in print.

We couldn’t have done it by our selfies!

Thanks to all those who have helped make this year possible.


Runnin' WJ 20th Year Anniversary Celebration

On October 19, 2021, a 20th Year Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser for Runnin' WJ Ranch was held at Twisted Fork Grill & Lounge. Express Employment Professional provided a western-style wagon and Clydesdales. Runnin' WJ Ranch is a Christian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that opened its doors for therapeutic riding classes in September of 2001. The core of the operation is its over 400 volunteers. Runnin' WJ Ranch is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center (www.pathintl.org). Runnin' WJ Ranch is funded by organizations, foundations, and individual donors.


Bougie Grubs Meatball Stew

It is almost that time of year again when the weather is cold, and Daylight Savings Time sends us all home a little earlier in the evening for some extra time with our families. There is nothing like a good stew to warm up those cool nights, and nobody does stew like our good friend Angela Evans at Bougie Grubs. Check out this easy meal that will have your family thinking you spent all day getting it just right.

This month, try Bougie Grubs' Meatball Stew!

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TXK Book Club—Talking to Strangers

There seems to be a constant buzz in the air at the end of each year that gives us cause to reflect. When I looked back over 2020, I proudly realized I had become an avid reader. I went from (maybe) one-three books per year to 61 books in 2020. Maybe it was the quarantine, maybe it was AirPods, but I had undoubtedly covered more content than I had in years. I followed a guide I found on Pinterest for the year that suggested a new theme each month, which helped me step way out of my comfort zone. Full disclosure...

UAHT Groundbreaking

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana broke ground on a new facility at the Texarkana campus on October 7, 2021. The new 14,754 square foot facility will house a welding program, the Secondary Career and Technical Education Center, the Arkansas High Collegiate Academy, and more. “This new facility is a testament to our dedication to higher education in the Texarkana area community and the region as a whole,” said Dr. Christine Holt, UAHT Chancellor.” “UAHT has seen significant growth at the Texarkana campus, which shows that the Texarkana community is committed to us.

The Music Man

I took piano lessons from the ages of five-years-old to 16-years-old. I learned about all the classical composers. I was taught music theory, and I became skilled enough to sight read just about any piece of sheet music put in front of me. Impressive, right? Wrong. At the time, I absolutely loathed the piano and really wanted nothing to do with any of it. There were a few problems that hindered my musical education; all brought about by me. First, I was not much on practicing.

16th Annual Edge of Texas Golf Tournament

CASA for Children held their 16th Annual Edge of Texas Golf Tournament on September 27, 20201 at Northridge Country Club. Thirty four teams enjoyed a day of golf while supporting a great cause. All proceeds from the tournament went to benefit CASA and the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center.


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