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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.

“Popped Positive” For COVID-19

So, You’ve got the COVID. Now What?Day 1 … I notice a peculiar cough; It’s kind of dry. It was Tuesday… or maybe I had it Monday? I can’t rule it out, but can’t quite remember either. … Day 2 … Wednesday, I sneeze probably four or five different times during the day. When I sneeze it’s at least three, and often as many as six sneezes… in a row! … Also, on Wednesday, I have lunch with my father-in-law. He’s one of my favorite people on Earth. Although he’s older than me, he’s likely in better shape, but still, he is a septagenarian.

Go See The Pros

Love golf? Need an outing? … Texarkana has a unique opportunity to see some great players in action at Texarkana Country Club and Northridge Country Club. … The All Pro Tour and Womens All Pro Tour are playing in Texarkana this week.

Texarkana Dreamer

The story of Texarkana Dreamer, Michelle Madrid. … At six years old, with dreams of the big city, a small child traveled many miles to start a life in a country offering endless opportunities and new beginnings. Michelle Madrid recounts the journey from her home in Honduras to the United States. … Michelle grew up in San Pedro Sula Cortes, Honduras. She lived in a household with her mother, sister, and two uncles. The home would be comparable to a duplex in the United States, with Michelle’s grandparents sharing the other side.

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.

United Way 2019 Campaign Recognition Lunch

A letter from United Way of Greater Texarkana Executive Director Mark BledsoeTo our Community and Campaign Supporters: … On Monday, June 22, 2020, United Way of Greater Texarkana was able to have the first board meeting since February 17th. It was a lunch at Silver Star Smokehouse with board members and Texarkana, Arkansas Mayor Allen Brown in attendance. Due to COVID-19, our annual United Way of Greater Texarkana 2019 Campaign Recognition Breakfast had to be cancelled. Although this was a general UWGT board meeting, many campaign recognition awards were handed out.

The Texarkana Dream

What do Albert Einstein, Sammy Sosa, Dave Matthews, Alex Trebek and Mila Kunis all have in common? … The answer is, they were all born in other countries and immigrated to the United States. Their contributions to academia, education, sports, music and television have made them household names and the idols of the generations that follow them.

2020 Graduates

The top graduates and senior perspectives from Liberty-Eylau High School, Trinity Christian School, Texas High School, Pleasant Grove High School, Arkansas HIgh School and Queen City High SchoolSponsored by Express Employement Personel and Kaci Kirkland, Farmers Insurance.


Pandemic Nursing

Eight weeks ago, I packed up the safety and security of my comfortable life and left my husband and children to make the 1,300-mile journey to Hackensack, New Jersey. I was on my way to serve on the front lines of COVID-19 in one of many makeshift intensive care units in a 700-bed hospital. Quite honestly, I had no idea what to expect, and the thought of leaving my family was almost unbearable. In my mind, that was the most horrific thing I would face. The day I walked on my unit, my entire reality changed.

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

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