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Debbie Nicholas sits in front of her most recent painting she's been working on. Numerous other pieces of art are displayed throughout ARTS on Broad.

The art of retirement

July 12, 2020

After teaching for 37 years, with 20 of those years being at Texas High, art teacher Debbie Nicholas has retired. While some would take this time to settle down and take things slow, Nicholas packed up her paint brushes and jumped forth on a new project. The former art teacher took her skills and used them to open her own art gallery, ARTS on Broad, located in downtown Texarkana.

Photo by Merideth Stanfill

Painting the town

January 25, 2019

Texarkana our community: exploring our identity through architecture. This is the theme that painting students utilized for downtown's art gallery. Texarkana’s Regional Arts and Humanities Council asked art students to participate in their art installment series Art Smart. Every few months, artists o...

A banner hangs in front of the downtown Texarkana courthouse at the launch event for the Regional economic development initiative, or REDI.  State legislatures and governors from both Texas and Arkansas as well as city officials attended the launch event in September.

Future of the Four States

December 8, 2018

A unified vision of regional growth has led to a new initiative to boost economic development of Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Both Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Texas Governor Greg Abbott along with the Texarkana mayors announced the creation AR-TX Regional Economic Development Initiati...

Restoring the glory

Restoring the glory

October 3, 2018

The grand opening of the Grim Hotel was in 1925. When a person entered the doors marble flooring lined the ground right underneath their feet and directly above them hung glass chandeliers. Musicians played jazz music outside of the open doors. The rooftop held  gardens and could be transformed into a...

Sophomore Anolyn Keenum, a member of Art Club, paints downtown at the Second Saturday Trade Day. Local artists were featured at the event in order to bring attention to the downtown area.

Reviving the downtown area with art and kindness

October 23, 2017

The century old floors creaked and moaned as people mingled about the space. The dusty, sunlit room was filled with the sounds of chatter, laughter and anticipation. The Second Saturday Trade Day was held on Saturday, Oct.14th, at the 1894 City Market on 105 Olive St in downtown Texarkana. These e...

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