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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.

Bash through Nash

April 16, 2020

Posters waving in the air. Sirens sounding throughout Nash neighborhoods. Smiling children are finally able to see their teachers in person. On April 15, 2020, Nash Elementary School held a drive by parade within their town in order to reach students outside of the classroom–– from a safe distance.   ...

In case you missed it, Jan. 13, 2020

In case you missed it, Jan. 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

Mother Kelley’s Home Cooking moving to location on State Line The beloved restaurant Mother Kelley’s Home Cooking is moving to a new location on State Line Ave. The building was formerly occupied by MeoMyo’s Cajun Cafe. They took their time finding a place that was just right for their restau...

In case you missed it, Nov. 29, 2019

In case you missed it, Nov. 29, 2019

November 29, 2019

Thousands of people forced to evacuate after chemical plant explosions in Texas The first explosion happened Wednesday morning in Port Neches , leaving at least three employees injured. More explosions followed throughout the day: Authorities issued a mandatory evacuation for areas within a 4-mile ra...

Family members help add finishing touches to Danielle Hamblett's mural. More murals are expected to be painted downtown by the end of the year.

Repaint the town

October 30, 2019

People pose in front of the brightly colored murals that engulf downtown Texarkana. Teenagers post pictures across social media, allowing the popularity of the murals continue to grow. This year, more than five murals were created one paint stroke at a time by artists who set aside time to enhance t...

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...

Students enjoy their down time at the local Steak 'N Shake. Throughout the years, hangouts have evolved from drive-ins to the multiple restaurants we see today.

History of hangouts

November 14, 2018

From burgers and root beer floats at the local A&W to nuggets and sweet tea at the renowned Chick-fil-a, the history of hangouts has left its mark on Texarkana. Throughout the years, hangouts have evolved from drive-ins, to parking lots off State Line, to the multiple restaurants of today. Durin...

The Ace of Clubs house still remains downtown. The home had the first colored television set in Texarkana.

History found downtown

October 16, 2018

Forgotten history is revived along the streets of Downtown Texarkana

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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Kelsi Brinkmeyer
Texas High School
Texarkana, TX
Clint Smith, instructor

Funneling in to Texarkana

September 10, 2015

The 71st Annual Four States Fair and Rodeo will kick off Friday at the Four States Fairgrounds. The fair will run through Sept. 20 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and tickets will cost from $5-$7. “I’m most excited about the food because they have really good curly fries and lemonade that I get every year I...

Charming new additions

Charming new additions

June 2, 2015

Over the past month, ULTA, Charming Charlie’s and Dress Barn have come to Texarkana. Just in case you haven’t had the time to visit any of them, here are some short reviews of the stores. ULTA Cosmetics ULTA is the epitome of all beauty supply stores. It can only be described as a mixture of Bat...

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