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Painting the town

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...

Future of the Four States

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...

Reviving the downtown area with art and kindness

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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