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Political Column by Charles JordanCan we just face it? … President Donald Trump is a centennial figure who will be talked about by his detractors with annoyance, anger, and hatred for the foreseeable future, maybe even the rest of the century. They see him as racist, careless and incompetent in every way. To his supporters, the President is the no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is New York outsider who popularizes America, patriotism, and the American way while building the wall and wrestling the swamp.

A Sarine Thought… or Two

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Thanksgiving, Traditions, and the LikeNOVEMBER. A thirty-day month full of gratitude, joy and, for some, appropriately timed Christmas shopping. For me and my family, this month marks the beginning of a fairly complete transition to cooler weather, celebrating a wedding anniversary with my stud of a husband, continuing to watch PG and A&M football, being able to wear my UGGS in public with less self-awareness and my favorite American celebration: THANKSGIVING! … Thanksgiving has become our favorite holiday spent with the whole family, and we are all refreshed once it is over.

Say Yes to the Mask

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“I love your mask!” “I love yours too!” … My dermatologist and I greeted each other as she entered the exam room wearing a facemask by the same designer as the one I wore. … Hers, of course, was just for cosmetic purposes, and covered an N95 mask like most of the physicians wear. Mine was acting alone, but it did offer the added protection of a coffee filter between its layers.

Arkansas vs. Texas RIVALRY

Rivals for 110 years, it stands to reason that both sides of Texarkana’s State Line would agree, “Texas/Arkansas Week” is the most highly anticipated and spirit filled week of the whole school year for both Texas High and Arkansas High students and possibly even the entire cities of Texarkana. The traditions of frying bacon on the school lawn, chomping Tiger Tail doughnuts, stealing mascots, and driving down State Line with the Texas and Arkansas state flags unfurled and flying proudly from the beds of pick-up trucks

Hunter’s Paradise

Located in the middle of a hunter’s paradise right outside of Bradley, Arkansas and situated on the waterfront of Lake Erling, lies Belle Terre Hunting Estate. It is a one of a kind refuge and provides an incredible opportunity of solitude and outdoor sportsmanship for the Pruett family.

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Six Things You Should Do in Texarkana During the Month of November! … Now that everyone’s back out and about (mask or no mask), and we’ve all officially made it back around to the fall, I figure there’s absolutely no better time than now to start celebrating this wonderful season, and there’s no better way to do it than by participating in all the AMAZING events Texarkana has planned for the month of November. … This is the place for all the moms and dads who have hit rock bottom when it comes to ideas on how to keep their children entertained and are about to jump ship.


The Life of a Funeral Director

People ask me every day why I became a funeral director. … My answer is always, “I didn’t choose it, it chose me.” I truly believe that this profession requires a calling by God and a compassion for people. I see funeral service as a ministry, one that began for me as a child. … When I was eight years old, I lost two grandparents suddenly within twelve days of each other. I remember vivid fragments from each death experience. From that time on, death intrigued me, and I regularly checked the obituaries as if I were an eighty-year-old woman looking for gossip.

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.

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