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Dr. William R. Patterson Health Science Center Named with $1 Million Gift to TC Foundation

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The Texarkana College Foundation will host a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, November 5 at 10 a.m. to name the Texarkana College Health Sciences Center in honor of the late Dr. William R. Patterson. Patterson was instrumental in the establishment of Texarkana College’s Associate Degree Nursing program in 1959, the first accredited associate nursing degree program in Texas and one of the first in the entire Southwest. He is also credited for founding the Texarkana College Foundation, which will accept the $1 million gift from his son- and daughter-in-law, Cary and Lois Patterson, at the dedication ceremony. “Dr. Patterson is remembered today as one of the greatest pioneers Texarkana College has ever known,” Texarkana College President James Henry Russell said. “He had a deep concern for wanting Texarkana College to be first class and his legacy is one of devotion, determination and humility. Continue Reading →

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Haunted Texarkana Adds Arkansas-Side Edition

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The Arkansas addition will include Union Station, the East side of Broad Street, several alleys, the Landmark Building, Hart Drug,  Zapata’s, the Municipal Auditorium, the Arkansas fire station, the Miller County Court House, the old St. Michael’s, and Hopkin’s Icehouse. The tour also discuss the Avenue Hotel and the Grim. Each stop has a report or two of odd occurrences. Most have documented stories of a ghastly crime in the past. Continue Reading →

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Early Voting Begins Today

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Early voting begins today in Texas and Arkansas for the upcoming midterm elections. Texas voters can early vote at either Bi-State Justice Center or Bowie County Courthouse in New Boston. Arkansas voters can vote at the Miller County Courthouse. Miller county also has satellite voting locations open Thursday, Oct. 30 – Saturday Nov. Continue Reading →

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City Earns Recognition For Financial Reporting | City of Texarkana, Texas

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TEXARKANA, TEXAS– The City of Texarkana, Texas has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2013 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. This is the 24th year in a row the City of Texarkana, Texas has earned this recognition. Chief Financial Officer for the City of Texarkana, Texas, Charlie Bassett, leads a staff of seven who are responsible for producing the annual report. The finance department’s dedication to transparency and sound financial accounting has earned this award year after year for the city. Continue Reading →

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Volunteer Information Sessions Offered By CASA for Children Today and Tomorrow

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CASA for Children will host four volunteer information sessions in our Texarkana office on Monday, October 20th and Tuesday, October 21. Sessions will be both days, one at 9:00 a.m. and a second at 5:30 p.m. There will also be an information session in Atlanta, Texas hosted by the Cornerstone Assembly of God (105 W. Main Street, Atlanta, TX) at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 23rd. Anyone interested in learning more about the CASA volunteer opportunity and the positive work CASA does in the community to help foster children should attend any one of these five information sessions. CASA trains and utilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have been removed from their abusive or neglectful environments and placed in foster care in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. CASA’s goal is to provide a trained volunteer advocate for each of these children and return them to a safe and loving home as soon as possible. Continue Reading →

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Local Domestic Violence Prevention Center Seeking Contributions | Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc.

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The National Football League (NFL) announced a five year commitment to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and pledged funding which will be distributed to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Domestic Violence Prevention is requesting support from the community to maintain our level of services. Your donation can make a difference. You may do so by sending a check to DVP at P. O. Box 712, Texarkana, Texas 75504 or online, through our Gofundme account at http://www.gofundme.com/dvptxk. This along with the recent media coverage regarding violence against women among NFL players has contributed to an increased volume of calls to local and national sexual assault and domestic violence hotlines. Domestic Violence Prevention has been serving the greater Texarkana area, Bowie, Cass, Miller, Little River, Hempstead and Lafayette Counties, for the last 34 years. Continue Reading →

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