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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.

2020 Graduates

The top graduates and senior perspectives from Liberty-Eylau High School, Trinity Christian School, Texas High School, Pleasant Grove High School, Arkansas HIgh School and Queen City High SchoolSponsored by Express Employement Personel and Kaci Kirkland, Farmers Insurance.


Pandemic Nursing

Eight weeks ago, I packed up the safety and security of my comfortable life and left my husband and children to make the 1,300-mile journey to Hackensack, New Jersey. I was on my way to serve on the front lines of COVID-19 in one of many makeshift intensive care units in a 700-bed hospital. Quite honestly, I had no idea what to expect, and the thought of leaving my family was almost unbearable. In my mind, that was the most horrific thing I would face. The day I walked on my unit, my entire reality changed.

How to Get Tested

SPONSORED STORY … The Ark-La-Tex Health Center is the only multi-disciplinary clinic located in Texarkana, Arkansas, offering both medical and chiropractic care under one roof. Convenience and affordability are just a few unique benefits they strive to bring to their patients. Chiropractic care is offered by Dr. James Raker, D.C. as Matt Brandon, FNP, focuses on family medicine. Dr. Raker, who has been practicing for 30 years, says

Paul Norton's Legacy

Paul Norton, Superintendent of Schools for Texarkana Independent School District, was chosen on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 as the Lone Finalist for Lake Travis Independent School District Superintendent of Schools. … The Lake Travis ISD Board of Trustees will vote to formally name him on July 8, 2020 following a state-mandated 21-day waiting period. … “For 9 years, TISD has excelled under the servant leadership of Superintendent Paul Norton,” said Fred Norton, Jr. President of TISD Board of Trustees.

TC Kids’ College 2020

SPONSORED STORY … The mission of Texarkana College is to advance the community through attainable higher education and lifelong learning , and it has a rich history of doing so with excellence since 1927. As TC’s website states, it has always been “dedicated to providing academic and vocational leadership to the intellectual, cultural, social and economic life of the northeast Texas region,” and that is why it is such a vital and valued part of our community.


When The Markets Go Crazy

Kale Magness shares financial advice with Texarkana Monthly. … Right from the start, 2020 picked up right where 2019 left off. It appeared as if we would see a continuation of this unprecedented bull market. All indications pointed towards another good year for equities, maybe not as robust as 2019, but a good market for equities nonetheless. The economy was booming, record low unemployment, maximum employment with more jobs available than workers, a promising trade deal with China, a presidential election year, along with other very positive economic news and no recession in sight.

Community Relief

It’s like nothing business owners and operators have ever faced. … One week, we are amid an unprecedented boom, all cylinders running. The next week, stores and manufacturing plants shuttered and employees laid off. The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the world of commerce to its core. … Rallying to help local businesses recover, the Texarkana Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation was created. The Texarkana, USA Regional Chamber of Commerce and Ritter Communications with other community partners raised $75,000 to assist small businesses in the community.

Beta Male Revolution

Brandy and Billy Eldridge are one of those invaluable couples who bring more than their fair share to our community. They both have such a heart for helping others and they continue to find new ways to do just that.

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