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Kurt Williams

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Kurt Williams is the co-founder and CEO of Casino Cash Trac, a company dedicated to utilizing data to streamline operations, optimize decision making and prevent fraud for casino customers. Williams always had an entrepreneurial spirit. From a very young age, he organized various ventures with his friends, from mowing yards to cleaning office buildings. “Just about anything we could do at that age we attempted.” Williams, like many young people starting school, didn’t know what he wanted to do. “My dad was a CPA and started his own firm when he was just 25 years old.

Grit and Determination

photo by Matt Cornelius
Colin Powell once said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” Looking at the life of Greg Francis, you can see the truth of this sentiment brought to fruition. “This quote speaks volumes to me,” he said. “Getting up, being responsible and dedication are the things that get you what you want. You can dream of success, but if you do not put in the man hours to make it happen, then it won’t.” … Greg was born and raised in Texarkana with his mom, his dad and his brother Chad, who is ten years older.

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

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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.

Texarkana Money Makers 2022

Behind every successful individual you will likely find a trusted advisor—or team of them. For the best results you need a professional managing and advising your finances. Professional experts inform you about your options, help you explore new ideas and work with you to navigate the road ahead. Wherever you are in your financial journey, these local finance specialists can set you on a path toward a profitable future. For wealth management, investment management and financial strategy, invest with a Money Maker in the local area.

Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
I know St. Patrick’s Day is associated with fun parties and getting pinched if you aren’t wearing green, but beyond that, I knew little about it. So, I decided to research. Did you know Saint Patrick was born in Britain during the Roman period but eventually became a slave in Ireland? Did you know that Saint Patrick is also believed to have gotten rid of all the snakes in Ireland (even though snakes don’t usually live in places like Ireland anyway, so who knows about that one?). And where in the world do these leprechauns come from?

The Monthly Mix

Easter Style … Spring is upon us! With the season comes beautiful weather and longer days. It’s definitely one of my favorite seasons! Easter will also be celebrated soon. I’ve put together several looks that will carry you from church to brunch and, of course, photos with the family!

Dear Mrs. (Slightly) Sophisticated

Over the years, I’ve been given a lot of useless items: a clunky coffee mug, a peace-sign cookie cutter and an expensive photography book still in the plastic. Can I re-gift? Dear Stuck with Stuff, … While I love a thinly veiled insult as much as the next person, re-gifting to a co-worker or relative is never a good idea. Lucky for you, there are many other options on how you can unload the items you find useless. … Start by asking questions. Is your church having a rummage sale soon? Does the teacher down the street have a use for that cookie cutter? Or maybe the art teacher?

Beautiful Evolution

photos by Matt Cornelius
Building a house is really a lesson in trust; you might not always see the same vision as your spouse, but you recognize the need to communicate and offer your support. … When Katie and Kyle Trumble went through the building process, they worked together and allowed the house to evolve and change as they went. “I had never built a house before,” said Katie. “And Kyle had a definite vision for what he wanted.” The couple also hired Seventh Day Design to provide mood boards of Kyle’s inspiration pictures and purchasable links to everything.

Women of Hope & Courage Annual Membership Drive

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the Women of Hope & Courage held their annual membership drive benefitting CASA for Children and the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center. Hosted at J Brown for the Home and Joel Wright Art Gallery, the event raised funds and promoted volunteer opportunities for both organizations.

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