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Recycling Done Right

The U.S. produces about 34.5 million tons of plastic waste each year; that’s enough to fill the Houston Astrodome 1,000 times! … German cosmonaut, Sigmund Jahn famously said, “Only when I saw the Earth from space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I realize that humankind’s most urgent task is to cherish and preserve it for future generations.” Despite these words of caution in 1978, destruction and pollution of the environment have continued at an alarming rate.

COVID-19 Update

Dr. Matt Young, owner of Texarkana Emergency Center, and practicing emergency medicine physician of more than 20 years, serves as the Health Authority for Bowie County. He works closely with local hospitals and city and county leaders to make recommendations and share information about Texarkana’s COVID-19 status. Texarkana Monthly asked Dr. Young a few questions to help provide updated information regarding current conditions in the community. MISINFORMATION … From the beginning of this pandemic until now, there have been constant changes and new findings.

Joseph Raymond Fine Art Gallery Ribbon Cutting

Joseph Raymond Fine Art Gallery became the latest addition to the exiting renewal of downtown Texarkana. Thursday, July 16th, along with the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, the beautiful gallery celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting. “I am really excited to be a part of all the cool things that are going on downtown.

Texarkana Children’s Charities Open

The All Pro Tour (APT) and Women’s All Pro Tour (WAPT) Texarkana Children’s Charities Open Golf Tournament benefitting Runnin’ WJ Ranch was held Monday, July 13 thru Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Northridge Country Club and Texarkana Country Club. … The tournament featured 250 golfers. The week of events included a PRO-AM Golf Tournament, Golf Clinic for special needs friends of Runnin’ WJ Ranch, Pro 9 Hole Shoot-Out, and ended with an awards ceremony for the winners of the tour. … The winners of the Pro 9 Hole Shoot-Out were Sam Wise and Karah Sanford.

“Popped Positive” For COVID-19

So, You’ve got the COVID. Now What?Day 1 … I notice a peculiar cough; It’s kind of dry. It was Tuesday… or maybe I had it Monday? I can’t rule it out, but can’t quite remember either. … Day 2 … Wednesday, I sneeze probably four or five different times during the day. When I sneeze it’s at least three, and often as many as six sneezes… in a row! … Also, on Wednesday, I have lunch with my father-in-law. He’s one of my favorite people on Earth. Although he’s older than me, he’s likely in better shape, but still, he is a septagenarian.

Go See The Pros

Love golf? Need an outing? … Texarkana has a unique opportunity to see some great players in action at Texarkana Country Club and Northridge Country Club. … The All Pro Tour and Womens All Pro Tour are playing in Texarkana this week.

Everyone Needs To Be Counted In Their Hometown

Every decade for the last 230 years, the United States has counted its population. Doing so is a requirement spelled out by Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, which requires the participation of the general public. The census provides critical information used by lawmakers, teachers, business owners, and service providers to gauge the needs and well-being of our communities.

Texarkana Dreamer

The story of Texarkana Dreamer, Michelle Madrid. … At six years old, with dreams of the big city, a small child traveled many miles to start a life in a country offering endless opportunities and new beginnings. Michelle Madrid recounts the journey from her home in Honduras to the United States. … Michelle grew up in San Pedro Sula Cortes, Honduras. She lived in a household with her mother, sister, and two uncles. The home would be comparable to a duplex in the United States, with Michelle’s grandparents sharing the other side.

Dr. Christopher Smith

University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Dean of Students, Dr. Christopher Smith Has Been Appointed to the UA System Task Force on Racial Equity … HOPE/TEXARKANA, AR • July 2, 2020 … University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt today announced appointments for a new system-wide task force that will consider issues around racial equity at the campuses, divisions, and units within the UA System.

The Texarkana Dream

What do Albert Einstein, Sammy Sosa, Dave Matthews, Alex Trebek and Mila Kunis all have in common? … The answer is, they were all born in other countries and immigrated to the United States. Their contributions to academia, education, sports, music and television have made them household names and the idols of the generations that follow them.

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