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Pecan Point Brewery Benefit

Sunday, October 11, the Opportunities, Inc. Angel Guild hosted an afternoon of football, craft beer, and delicious food at Pecan Point Gastropub and Brewery. This was a fantastic event and a real crowd pleaser with craft beer and food pairings such as Pecan Point’s “State Street Blonde” paired with Tuna Tartare, “Pecan Point Ale” paired with Beer-Battered Pub ‘Shrooms, “Grim Porter” and Duck with Cherry Sauce, and “Bell’s Dairy Milk Stout” paired with Chocolate Bread Pudding. … Ticket proceeds from this event will go to support Opportunities, Inc.

10th Annual Leadership Texarkana Fall Party

Leadership Texarkana, with the support of the City of Texarkana, Texas, hosted their tenth annual Fall Party at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center, October 13. The event was held to celebrate the Leadership class of 2020 and the partners and supporters of Leadership Texarkana. There were food trucks on hand to add to the festivity and fun. … At the event, Dr. Mary Ellen Young was named as the 2020 Idalee Raffaelli Hawkins Leader of the Year honoree.

Life On An Oil Rig

I started working offshore on oil and gas platforms nine years ago. … My title is “inspector” but that covers a wide variety of tasks that make up my job. In a nutshell, I inspect piping and vessels and anything else oil and gas flow through, using various inspection methods to ensure the safety of the components.

United Way Foundation Golf Tournament

Golfers from the Texarkana community gathered, Tuesday, October 6th, for a golf tournament supporting the United Way Foundation. It was a beautiful day of golf, raising money for an important cause. … The event was hosted at Texarkana Golf Ranch and was organized by members of the tournament committee, including David Mims, Mike Mahone, and Mark Bledsoe.

Life In The Shoes of A Bullfighter

Have you ever been to a rodeo? … If your answer is no, I highly recommend you add it to your bucket list of things to do. If you have been to a rodeo, I’m sure you’ve noticed the brave, yet possibly crazy guys who strap themselves onto the back of a raging bull to attempt an 8 second ride. … Somewhere in the chaos and clouds of dust are the individuals in the arena, called bullfighters, who go nearly unnoticed.

Peace, Love & Gayble

On June 11, 2010, my world came crashing down. … The unexpected happened to my family, along with several other families in the surrounding area. I had always heard of horrible things happening to others, but I never imagined that my family would be a part of such a story. On that day, we lost Gayble, our seven-year-old spunky, fun, loving daughter, in an unexpected, horrific flood at Camp Albert Pike. … The first year after this devastating event occurred was nothing but a blur for me. I recall just trying to survive one day at a time.

A Day In The Life

Hi, my name is Tammie Luthringer and I am a pelvic floor physical therapist. … What the heck is THAT, you ask? I am a physical therapist that focuses on the muscles of the pelvic floor. What it comes down to is, I focus on muscular problems related to bowel, bladder, and sexual health. Yikes!

Chamber EDC Golf Tournament

The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council hosted an Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Texarkana Country Club. … Texas A&M-Texarkana and Texarkana College were recognized for their recent outstanding efforts to aid in economic development in the Texarkana region. It was noted that TAMUT has started new programs, including a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, led an economic development survey in conjunction with the Chamber, and has had a strong COVID-19 reaction that has allowed continued instruction.

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra 2020 Celebrity Conductors

The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Announces Its 10th Annual Celebrity Conductor Competition … This year’s competitors include Cassy Meisenheimer, publisher of Texarkana Monthly; Jane Portis, Residential Case Manager with Randy Sams’ Outreach Shelter; Randy Roeser, attorney with the firm of Haltom & Doan; and Brandon Washington, Vice President of Operations at Texarkana College.

Happy Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Jessica Rich … What started out as providing basic photo booth decorations for Kindergarten Adventure at Pleasant Grove Elementary School almost seven years ago, has evolved into Jessica Rich becoming one of Pleasant Grove ISD’s most indispensable volunteers. Her passion and commitment to strengthening education has been an asset to Pleasant Grove, its students, and the community at large.

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