Tuesday News Update

    Tuesday News Update

    Houston-area officials have told a congressional committee they weren't aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey.

    However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a concerted effort was made to ensure all information was shared with local officials and the public.

    Local and federal officials testified Monday during a meeting in Houston of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee about lessons learned from Harvey.


    The Texarkana, Texas city council voted 5-1 last night to approve an ordinance allowing restaurants to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. The current cutoff time is midnight.

    In other business, the council unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing conversion of 256 city street lights to LED fixtures. Using LED lights will save the city more than $24,500 a year in electricity cost, staff estimate. Based on those numbers, the city estimates the change to LED will pay for itself in four years.


    NAMI Texas hopes lawmakers during the next legislative session will explore expanding the statewide alert system to apply to a specific population of people with mental illness who go missing. Current Amber Alerts let the public know when a child is missing. Silver Alerts apply to a senior citizens with an impaired mental condition like Alzheimer’s who disappear. However no system is in place for the at risk population with mental illness

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    Today's Weather

    • Texarkana, TX

      Sunny

      High: 68°F | Low: 43°F

    Events

    • 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