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Remedies to become festive

Remedies to become festive

December 15, 2018

A warm fire is burning. Presents sit under the Christmas tree waiting to be opened. You hold hot chocolate while watching snowflakes fall outside. Christmas is a cherished time of the year, but it can be hard to feel festive. Here are some ways to truly get into the Christmas spirit. Christmas movies ...

Gifts for good causes

Gifts for good causes

November 9, 2018

The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoeboxes to reach out to children all over the world. Over the last 25 years, Operation Christmas Child has collected hundreds of millions of boxes and sent them out to over 150 countries. “My favorit...

‘The Star’ shines bright this Christmas

December 15, 2017

In Sony Picture’s latest animation film, “The Star,” everyone is reminded of the true reason for the season: kindness, giving and its biblical roots. An unlikely group of animals come together to ensure Mary and her companion, Joseph, have safe travels to Bethlehem. A donkey named Bo, Ruth the...

TSO performance a success

TSO performance a success

December 12, 2017

The sound of French horns, tubas and clarinets playing band songs is replaced with violins, pianos and harps playing Christmas melodies. A grass field turns into a wooden stage floor. An audience of cheering football fans in the stands becomes a peaceful audience in the theatre balcony. The Texark...

Last day to donate for Angel Trees

Last day to donate for Angel Trees

December 8, 2017

Tearing open the box, she starts to laugh joyfully. She doesn’t know the person, nor does she know why they chose her name. She is just thankful that someone thought of her during Christmas. She squeezes her eyes shut and promises to pay it forward, while murmuring a ‘thank you’ for her blessings. The...

Annual Christmas parade tonight

Annual Christmas parade tonight

December 4, 2017

The annual 33rd Main Street Christmas Parade begins tonight at 7 p.m. This year's float theme is "Gingerbread Village." The parade will be led by camels, following the floats, and then any community applications afterwards.  There is no cost, although Main Street Texarkana is seeking donations ...

All I want for Christmas is a silent night

All I want for Christmas is a silent night

December 8, 2015

December. The month that millions of Americans look forward to every year. The month that promises amazing food, tons of presents and quality time with family. December would be the perfect month, except for one small detail: Christmas music. Yes, I am one of those people. I absolutely cannot s...

Cracking down on “The Nutcracker”

Cracking down on “The Nutcracker”

December 4, 2015

Dancers from all over Texarkana will perform “The Nutcracker” at the Perot Theater, which will run from Dec. 4 through Dec. 6. Student dancers feel a special connection to the annual show, and are very fond of the cast and crew. “I love [‘The Nutcracker’] because I know so many peopl...

Home for the holidays

December 4, 2015

Twenty-two crowded cameras packed inside one tight portable classroom. Twenty-two pairs of eyes waited patiently in anticipation. With the creak of a door and an intake of breath, 22 tears stained the cheeks of Junior Piper and Freshman Hartley Spaulding as they hugged their brother for the first tim...

ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas

ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas

December 1, 2015

Christmas is the best time to curl up on the couch and watch holiday movies with friends and family. Whether you want to watch a heartfelt movie or a family friendly classic, finding one can be a challenging task. With well known opponents such as Hallmark and the classic DVD collection, ABC Family ...

Deck the halls

Deck the halls

November 26, 2015

Holiday season is back again and stronger than ever. For the past 30 years, the holidays have always been welcomed with a Texarkana tradition- Mistletoe Fair. Held from Nov. 19-22, the event was a huge opportunity for people to get into the holiday spirit. “I’ve gone for as long as I can remember,”...

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