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Painting with Passion

In her poem Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou wrote: … "It's in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me." … After meeting local muralist Darlene Taylor, there is no better way to describe her than as a "phenomenal woman." Before meeting Darlene, you meet her smile. It is big and contagious, much like her personality. A Dallas/Fort Worth native, Darlene has called Texarkana home for 13 years.

Redwater Senior Perspective 2022

WOW, I did it! I am a high school graduate—a REAL ADULT! … But WAIT! How did I get here so fast, and what am I supposed to do now? … To answer these two questions, we will have to look back starting on March 7, 2004—the day the world became a better place because I was born (those are my Mom's words!) to today as I sit here reflecting on my school years. … I have spent 18 years guided by my parents, teachers, and mentors, and now I am expected to adult all on my own. That is scary and maybe even a little dangerous.

Diamonds Are A Mom's Best Friend

When I was asked to write a story about being a traveling baseball mom, my mind exploded into many different memories. Over the past 15 years, I have been a travel ball mom for softball and baseball, and although both are very different, the sacrifice is the same. I can not put a number on the many miles we have traveled for practices, camps, and tournaments; the towns have blurred together along the way. And while the money we have spent is most definitely substantial, the relationships we have gained along this journey are more than a blessing.

The Pros are Here!

Texarkana has a storied past in the world of professional golf, from club professionals to PGA Tour champions to course designers. The homegrown list of golfing elite includes Byron Nelson, Miller Barber, and Bill Rogers, just to name a few.

2022 Debutante Announcement Tea

Debutante Cotillion Club of Texarkana honored the 2022 debutantes at the annual Announcement Tea on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Texarkana Country Club. This year's debutantes are Charli Hueter, Johnni Hueter, Evelyn Patterson, Reagan Potts, Janie Rounds, Lily Sewell, Holly Thornton, Trinity Tutolo, and Mary Claire Wright.

Dancing Through Life

Napoleon Hill once said, "Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." One thing I can say about my dancing daughter is that it does not come naturally to her. She works extremely hard and continuously sets and surpasses goals for herself. As her Mom, sometimes I fear it is too much time, too much pressure, and too much demand on her little body. However, I know she is reaping many benefits from training with her dance family. … Reagan is nine years old.

Strawberries Optional

I have often thought that the imaginations of small-town kids must work better than those of big city kids, because small town kids must make up their own kind of fun in a place where there is nothing to do. Sometimes that homespun fun is purely innocent, sometimes it’s a little mischievous, but it always makes for a good laugh.

A Life of Service

Sarah, Bryan, Huck, George and Scarlett Sanders. Photo courtesy of Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Over the years, Texarkana has had bragging rights to being the hometown of many famous people, from actors and politicians to musicians and athletes. In 2017, Texarkana native Sarah Huckabee Sanders moved into the national spotlight when she became White House press secretary. The two years she spent in this role were challenging, to say the least. Imagine being the one who answers questions on behalf of the most powerful political leader in the world.

Sarah for Governor Freedom Tour Meet and Greet

On May 16, 2022, the Sarah Huckabee Sanders Freedom Tour for a Meet and Greet. The event was held at Crossties in Texarkana, Arkansas. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the Republican candidate for Arkansas Governor. Sarah is the daughter of former Arkansas Governor, and Presidental candidate Mike Huckabee.

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