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Twice as Fine when there's Wine

A celebration of art, food, music and wine-It’s Twice as Fine when there’s Wine! … The Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area cordially invites you to join us for the 6th Annual Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival going on this Saturday, May 1 at beautiful Spring Lake Park in Texarkana from 11 am to 7 pm. You will enjoy twenty-four wineries, one beer booth, eleven restaurants, fifty-three artisan vendors and local musicians every hour! Shopping, eating and music are all open to the public at no charge.

Designer Doodles

As long as I can remember, I have loved animals. In my childhood we had horses, bunnies, cats, hermit crabs, and my favorite of them all, dogs. Our beloved Retrievers were not allowed in the house because of our severe allergies. This is not a problem that only my family encountered. In the early 1990s, a blind woman in Hawaii needed a service dog, but her husband was allergic to all dogs that shed. Because they most commonly use Labradors and Golden Retrievers as service dogs, this was a dilemma for them.

Four Fifteen Estates

photo by Carlye Allen
On April 15, Bowie County supporters, friends and family gathered to celebrate the extravagant grand opening event of Four Fifteen Estates. A new wedding venue nestled in the woods on the outskirts of New Boston, Texas. While enjoying wine and the delicious food provided by Jeff Loving, guests were able to take a tour.

2nd Annual Walking for Williams

We would like to invite the Texarkana Community to join us for our 2nd Annual Walking for Williams on Sunday, April 25! This family focused event will take place outdoors on the church grounds at Williams Memorial, 4000 Moores Lane.

CASA Colorful 5K

The CASA Colorful 5K and Family Run is back! Join us this Saturday, April 24, at Trinity Baptist Church for a morning full of fun for the whole family. The Kids Fun Run (ages 5-12) will begin at 8:30 am, followed by the Adult Run at 9:00 am. The race begins with each participant releasing a bag of color into the air creating a beautiful burst of color at the starting line. Stations will also be located throughout the race where runners will be showered with brightly colored powder.

Be A Hero

photo by Molly Kendrick
If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with my boxer. The truth is, I like dogs more than I like most people. This makes helping with animal rescue come naturally. Adopting instead of buying a dog or a cat gives you the chance to save a life! There are countless healthy, friendly, lovable dogs and cats scheduled for euthanasia in shelters right now. Once I realized the need for fostering and adopting was so immense, it just didn’t make sense to buy another dog. I initially got involved in dog rescue when I spotted my first foster, Carino, on Facebook.

It Is Never Too Late

Ms. Sharonda Smith is a recent recipient of an award from the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) of Miller County. Sharonda is the proud mother of one, Halston Gregory, who is a senior this year.

2nd Annual CASA & TCAC Save Jane Event

… On April 1, 2021 local volunteers and community members joined 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. … Leaders from the Texarkana community read the names and ages of over 1,100 children who were reported as abused and received services through the Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA in 2020. Because these children are minors and their identities must be protected, “Jane Doe” and “John Doe” were used in place of their names.

The Service of Peace

photo by Charlotte Howe
After dealing with intractable seizures since the age of 11, I looked into getting a service dog for comfort, care and especially greater independence since I was 27 years old. Online, I came across a breeder in Oklahoma City that breeds labradoodles for a service/therapy dog organization called Paws with a Cause.

Wild Ride

photo by Brian Jones
Every parent dreams their child will do big things and make a difference, but for Amanda and Lance Gainey, that dream is a reality… and a wild ride! The Gainey’s 13-year-old twin sons, Ethan and Hayden, are sweeping titles across the country for Miniature Bull Riding, and both boys have achieved world champion status. Ethan won the International Miniature Bull Riding Association (IMBA) Junior World Championship in Mesquite, Texas, and Hayden won the International Miniature Rodeo Association (IMRA) Junior Mini Reserve World Championship in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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