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    This Saturday students, faculty, staff and alumni from Texas A&M University-Texarkana will show their appreciation to the Texarkana community during The Big Event: Eagle Pride City Wide, a day of community service. This annual event for A&M-Texarkana started last year. Participants in The Big Event complete “done-in-a-day” community service projects The Big Event has become a national phenomenon at a number of colleges and universities throughout the United States. It originated at Texas A&M University in 1982. Since that time, more than 100 universities have joined the effort.


    Texarkana Independent School District is requesting parents/guardians of attending TISD students and community to provide feedback during their Progress Survey 2018 open through April 20. The online survey is compatible with any computer, tablet or smartphone.  Paper surveys are also available from all TISD campuses.  All responses are confidential and anonymous. The survey can be reached online via




    $3 Million in street improvement projects is planned this year according to a plan the City Council approved Monday. A high-tech survey of every Texas-side street last year resulted in a list of nearly 100 repair and maintenance projects

    About 57 percent of Texas-side pavement is rated satisfactory with   16 percent is rating poor, very poor or serious

    A preliminary list of all 97 projects for 2018, and maps showing their location and extent, are in the agenda packet for the council's April 9 meeting, which is available on the city's website

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    • Dragon Boat Festival

      For the third year, Dragon Boating is coming to Texarkana on April 21, 2018! This festival will take place at Bringle Park and is benefiting HandsOn Texarkana. The event is now open for team registration! Forming a dragon boat team is easy! Included in your team registration is a practice session where we will show you how to paddle and race. Practice sessions and race day include all of the necessary equipment such as a boat, paddles, lifevests, a drum and a steersperson/coach. Find 20 co-workers, friends and/or family member to join you at this exciting event!

      at Bringle Lake
    • Moscow Festival Ballet The Sleeping Beauty

      Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Inc. Presents... The classic fairy tale comes to life through Russian ballet beautifully choreographed to the world famous score by Tchaikovsky. The Sleeping Beauty highlights Marius Petipa’s style of steel point work, sharply accented spinning turns, soaring leaps, and much more that makes this fairytale on stage memorable for generations to come. Sponsored in part by Texarkana Community Ballet. Series sponsored in part by Century 21 All Points Realty. Tickets are on sale now - $46, $36, $27, and $16.50 with student ID. Student tickets are only available through the Box Office by calling (903) 792-4992 or visiting 221 Main Street, Texarkana, TX.

      at Perot Theatre
    • Relay For Life of Texarkana

      LET'S GET READY TO RELAAAAAYYY!!! We Can Be Heroes!! Join us as we fundraise for the American Cancer Society! There will be food, music, games, entertainment, and fun. We want you all to bring your family to check out all the activities. Our Relay teams will each have a campsite with fundraise items for sale! All money raised at this event will benefit the American Cancer society's fight against cancer! Come on out and check WE CAN ALL BE HEROES!!!!

      at Four States Fair Grounds