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Ministry Well Done

Please join FBC Texarkana on Sunday, March 27th at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m to celebrate a "Ministry Well Done" and honor our Associate Pastor, Mr. Larry Sims. He has baptized, married, counseled, consoled, and encouraged countless souls with God-given compassion and love throughout his tenure at First Baptist Church. His heart for First Responders is well-known throughout the region as well as his long-time work with Hospice Texarkana. Mr. Larry has loved his church family and surrounding community so well during his 44 year-long career.

Anna Beth Gorman for Arkansas Secretary of State

On Monday, February 28, 2022, at the home of Junie and Dennis Young, a celebration was held to honor Anna Beth Gorman officially filing for the Democratic nomination for Arkansas Secretary of State. … Anna Beth Gorman has committed her professional life to public service with a specialized focus on advancing the status of girls and women in our society. For over a decade Anna Beth has worked across the state to champion women’s empowerment.

It's That Time of Year!

We all know what May brings… Prom dresses, hair and make-up, tuxedos and bouquets! … But what does April have to do with it? It is the month of “promposals.” For anyone wondering what this term means, it is an elaborately staged request to score a date to the prom. Although we don’t know exactly where the term originated, one early article about the idea of asking a high school classmate to prom with a creative, over-the-top gesture, was written by the Dallas Morning News about a group of high schoolers in 2001. Not at all shocking, because, you know, everything is bigger in Texas!!

Celebrating Women Authors

I have had the great fortune in my 40 years of life of being surrounded by powerful, impression making and deeply impactful women. From my girlfriends, to former and current co-workers, to the strong women I am lucky enough to be related to. I can easily pinpoint a nugget of truth I have learned from each of them. Likewise, I have the distinct honor (and pressure, let’s be honest) of raising two little ladies, so when it comes time to celebrate Women’s History Month, I’m giving a standing ovation and clapping the loudest.

Arkansas Recreation Center Ribbon Cutting

On February 17, 2022, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration were held for the Arkansas Recreation Center. The newly renovated facility is open to the public and includes a gymnasium, computer lab, tutoring room, activity center, kitchen and sports complex. The facility also has meeting rooms and outside of the recreation center, there are ball fields that can be rented out for the community to enjoy.

Bougie Grubs Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


… • 1 package of Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix … • 1 cup of Guittard Milk Chocolate Chips … • 1 egg … • 1 stick of butter, browned (room temperature ) • 1 teaspoon vanilla …


… • Preheat oven to 350 degrees … • Mix all the ingredients together … • Form dough into balls and place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. • Bake for 12 minutes … • Cool and enjoy!

2022 Run the Line Half Marathon and Relay

Run the Line Half Marathon and Relay was held on Sunday, February 20, 2022, in Texarkana, USA. Run the Line Half Marathon is a unique opportunity to run half marathon in Texas and Arkansas on a USATF certified single-loop course.

Pitch It TXK!

Some of the most successful companies in America began with a single person and an idea. Thomas Edison had the right idea when he said, “I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it.” Texarkana, USA is full of businesses that have started with a unique idea and a passion to grow our community. Maybe you have an idea that you feel would greatly benefit the community of Texarkana. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had a way to get a jump start on making that idea a reality?

A Boozy Business

photo by Matt Cornelius
Dating back to ancient times, wine has been a mainstay of societies around the world. It was used for centuries for its medicinal properties and even now is chosen for its rich antioxidants. It may be selecting the perfect wine to complement their favorite dish for some. For others, it is a way to relax after a long day. Wine is celebratory and used to toast a bride and groom. It evokes feelings of romance, elegance and timelessness. Champagne, a sparkling wine, is used to christen new ships and launch them on their maiden voyage.

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