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The Texas & Arkansas State Line More Than a Photo Op
Nov 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
State line is an interesting and unique part of our hometown. Everyone has taken a picture in front of the post office, at least once or twice. It makes our home a little different too.
Explore how Texarkana’s unique history has driven its governmental culture with acclaimed Texarkana College professors Dr. Beverly Rowe and Dr. Candy Stevens Smith as part of Texarkana College’s new Distinguished Lecture Series on Thur., Nov. 19th at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Beverly Rowe
Dr. Rowe has taught at Texarkana College for 23 years and is a notable Texarkana historian who has published numerous articles and books about the Twin Cities, including the book Historic Texarkana: An Illustrated History. Dr. Rowe and her husband purchased and restored two buildings downtown, creating a 5,000 square foot townhouse and establishing the Lindsey Railroad Museum. She is the recipient of the Ralph W. Steen Award from the East Texas Historical Association (2010) and the Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education Award from Preserve Arkansas (2015).
Dr. Candy Stevens Smith
Dr. Smith has been a government professor at Texarkana College for more than 30 years. Prior to joining the faculty, she held a position in local government and was on the staff of a United States congressman in Washington, D.C. In 2000, she was TC’s first recipient of the TC Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence award. Dr. Smith earned an A.A. from Texarkana College in 1974 and went on to earn a B.A. in English, M.A. in Political Science, and Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.