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Halloween Soirée Style

It’s time for spooky, scary ghouls and ghosts! Halloween is a fun time to dress up and throw a party. One of my favorite things to do each season is decorate my home and bar cart accordingly. October is especially a favorite since it is a Halloween themed one! I’m sharing some ideas to spook up your home for a soiree.


My Drift

photo by Matt Cornelius
Go Pink or Go Home … I generally try to keep things light in this space. You won’t often come across anything of real consequence here; my goal is to make you chuckle or roll your eyes. This month is an exception. I need your close attention because this is important. … October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I always try to use the month to heighten awareness, which is why I wear my breast cancer awareness bracelets every day.

Bougie Grubs

Hello, my name is Angela Evans. … Let me introduce you to my alter ego, Bougie Grubs! What is Bougie Grubs, you may ask? … Bougie Grub started with my love of food and the ability to make people feel special with my dishes. As a working mom, time was limited, and my opportunities to make these beautiful dishes were few and far between. So, I began my effort to create dishes and desserts that would only take me 30 minutes to prepare, but would look like it took me all day! What I didn’t know was this “fun pursuit” would become a necessity.

Teacher of the Year

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” That quotation from the Chinese philosopher Confucius adorns the email signature line of our featured alumna, Robin Hilton. Originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas, Robin received her BSE in Elementary Education from Henderson State University and her MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University-Texarkana, where she did her concentration in History.

Women of Hope & Courage Champagne Soirée and Celebration

The Women of Hope & Courage (WOHC) held a Champagne Soirée & Celebration on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Northridge Country Club. The event was a celebration of 50 years of combined service for CASA and the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center (TCAC) who work collectively to provide hope, healing and justice to child abuse survivors in our community. The WOHC are ambassadors for children victimized by abuse through increasing community awareness, promoting advocacy, and fundraising on behalf of CASA and TCAC.

32nd Annual Opportunities, Inc. Golf Invitational

Opportunities, Inc. held its 32nd Annual Golf Invitational on September 12 and 13, 2021, at Texarkana Country Club featuring guest speaker and pro golfer Todd Hamilton and The Sounds of Joy Choir. Clay Roberts was the recipient of the 2021 David Pryor Award. This year's event was a huge success and all support enables Opportunities, Inc. to provide specialized services for individuals with disabilities.


The Perfect Homecoming Look

What makes the perfect homecoming look? There are so many factors that go into creating the perfect look for homecoming, or really any special occasion. Homecoming 2021 style is a mixture of sequins, beading, asymmetrical necklines, neon colors and even stars! This year is also characterized by the simple, more traditional looks that we have seen in past years, such as lace and the classic little black dress. Truth be told, anything goes this season! Homecoming 2021 is a matter of personal style!

Polka Dots, a Chevy... and Forever

In February 1950, twenty-one-year-old James Stanley was walking out of the movie theater when he first saw Donna June Beck from afar. The two were separated by a crowd of people, but when she met his gaze, both claim to have been immediately interested in the other.

S.O.A.R.ing Back to School

Each year, as August ends and September rolls around, people everywhere re-acclimate to the flow of school. As the future college students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana planned and made their way to campus, faculty, staff, and student leaders prepared to welcome them through the Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (S.O.A.R.) program. Through S.O.A.R., incoming freshmen and their parents are welcomed on campus for a fun-filled and informative crash course in college life!

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