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Glow Crazy with Hawk Hustle

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to celebrate the wonderful things going on in our public schools as we acknowledge Texas Public Schools Week from February 28–March 4. The Pleasant Grove ISD Education Foundation will host GLOW CRAZY this week to celebrate Pleasant Grove ISD students and staff. … GLOW CRAZY … The sound of shakers, pompoms, and gleeful screams will fill the Pleasant Grove High School Indoor Athletic Facility this week as the Pleasant Grove ISD Education Foundation hosts its annual Hawk Hustle for students in grades K–5 on Friday, March 4. Students will


“Dust and ashes touch our face, mark our failure and our longing...” These are the beginning lyrics to a song we will sing tomorrow at St. Edwards Catholic Church. Lent, one of my favorite seasons of the church year is about to begin, and as I often do with other events and holy days of the Catholic Church calendar, I recall song lyrics!

Texarkana Regional Airport- United Airlines Ribbon Cutting

On Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Texarkana Regional Airport held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the inaugural flight with United Airlines to Houston, Texas. The celebration was located at Gate 1 in the terminal building. Airport Director, Paul Mehrlich, United Airlines Executive Vice President/ Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist, Texarkana Chamber of Commerce CEO Mike Malone, Texarkana Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman, Texarkana Arkansas Mayor Allen Brown spoke during the ceremony. The community and many other local dignitaries were in attendance for the momentous day.

Hannah and Dylan Martin Wedding

Q. How did you meet? … A. Dylan and I met at a church retreat in 2013. It took us a few years to get in contact with each other and officially start dating, but I had a major crush right from the start! … Q. What drew you to each other? … A. Once Dylan and I really started getting to know each other, I loved how genuine he was. He’s one of the most thoughtful and nicest people I’ve met; and that’s what really drew me to him. As our relationship progressed, we realized we both shared the same morals and values, and we each had big plans for our future.

“I Have a Dream”

Trinity Lomelino … In Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the statement that stood out to me the most is, “With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” This quote means that one day there will be hope for various skin colors to be able to be together: together at work, together in school, and together in standing up for what’s right.

Bougie Grubs Sangria Chicken

Here is a quick, simple and yummy twist on baked chicken.


… • chicken thighs seasoned with black pepper and sea salt … • 1 tbsp of unsalted butter … • 6 slices of thick-cut bacon cut into pieces … • 1/2 of red onion, sliced … • 1/2 of sweet onion. sliced … • 1 tbsp of minced garlic … • 2 cups baby carrots … • 2 cups of Sangria (I used Members Mark brand) • 1 tbsp of dried rosemary … • 1 orange, sliced ( blood or regular)


… • Preheat oven at 375°. • Melt butter in a dutch oven on medium heat. • Brown chicken on both sides for 3 minutes, skin side first.

Toss for a Cause

The Junior League of Texarkana provisional class is hosting a cornhole tournament, “Toss for a Cause,” at Crossties on Sunday, February 27th at 2:00 pm. The proceeds from this event will go towards the provisional member project, “Make a Change”. The goal of this project is to purchase diapers and wipes for families in need. This project is in partnership with Opportunities, Inc. who will store and distribute these items to clients, as needed. … The event will also include an alcohol pull and a silent auction.

Trena and Cade Vanderhoeven Wedding

Q. How did you meet? … A. We met in college through a mutual friend who was also a part of our wedding party! … Q. What drew you to each other? … A. It was instant attraction between the two of us, but we also believe it was the mutual respect for our talent as musicians. Cade sings and plays bass guitar and I play the trumpet and sing as well. … Q. Tell us about the proposal. … A. We both committed to moving across the country together. However, I moved first because of my job. Cade came a month later, after he was able to transfer from his job.

Erin and Josh Cole Wedding

Q. How did you meet? … A. We met in high school when Josh and his family moved to Texarkana from Ohio. … Q. What drew you to each other? … A. Josh says he was drawn to my southern charm, and I was drawn in by his calm demeanor and that he thought all of my weird jokes were hilarious. … Q. Tell us about the proposal. … A. Josh was doing yard work on a Monday night, and he started a fire outside. We love to sit around fires together, so he asked me to come outside and see it. I was reading a book in my sweatpants, so I almost said no, but I put on my muck boots and went outside.

Knowing and Doing Better

I feel largely inadequate and underqualified to write this month’s book review and honestly, I’ve struggled with my words. It is a special month and I want to make space for the voices who need to be heard. I’m not sure that is my voice, but February is National Black History Month. Each year during Black History Month, I exclusively read black authors and stories. There are many informative resources out there to teach us about the past and equip us with the tools and knowledge to strive for a more collaborative future together.

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