The City of Texarkana, Texas

The City of Texarkana, Texas The City of Texarkana, Texas is a fast-growing, vibrant, twin city of 37,442 situated in the Northeast corner of Texas on I-30.
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Our community is rich with opportunities for shopping, dining, arts, history, entertainment, business, and more. Excellent K-12 school districts, multiple institutions for higher education, a thriving retail industry, and many cultural experiences are only a few of the reasons that Texarkana is a great place to call home. Get involved; it's a great day to be in Texarkana! Emergency Contact call 911 General Questions call 903-798-3900 TERMS OF USAGE This is the official page of the City of Texarkana, Texas. This page is managed and periodically monitored by the Public Information Office of the City of Texarkana, Texas. Before posting on this page, please review these terms: • A posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms. • This page is not monitored on a 24-hour basis. In case of emergency, to report a crime, or if you need police assistance, dial 9-1-1. • Comments posted by others on the City Texarkana, Texas' page are not to be considered the opinion of the city. • Comment / post removal: This page was created by the city to facilitate the exchange of information with the people of Texarkana. To promote such exchange, the city encourages and welcomes postings and comments from the general public about issues related to Texarkana, Texas. This is not a public forum. The city reserves the right to regulate the content of, and where necessary delete completely, any entry that appears on its page which does not comply with the city's terms of use or Facebook's terms of use. The CIty of Texarkana, Texas may take appropriate action whenever necessary, and at its sole discretion, to protect other page visitors from inappropriate or otherwise harmful information and links posted to its page. To that end, the city reserves the right to remove any comments or post that involve or contain: • Advertisements of any kind, including comments referencing commercial services or products. • Profane language or content. • Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. • Explicit or implied sexual content. • Content implying, promoting, threatening, or encouraging illegal activity. • Information that might compromise the safety or security of the public. • Support of or opposition to political candidates, political organizations or ballot propositions. • Content that infringes on copyrights or trademarks. • Content that is repetitive. • Content that does not topically pertain to the particular post/photo. • Content that might harm public welfare. • Content that violates Facebook's terms of use.

Another round of no-cost COVID testing will be provided in Bowie County this Friday. You'll need to register for an appo...
05/11/2020

Another round of no-cost COVID testing will be provided in Bowie County this Friday. You'll need to register for an appointment, but the state's appointment desk won't open up scheduling for the Bowie County site until Thursday. Mark your calendars!

Good morning, Texarkana! As we see more businesses open back up, and lots of folks return to work, this is a friendly re...
05/11/2020
Business Impact COVID-19 Survey

Good morning, Texarkana! As we see more businesses open back up, and lots of folks return to work, this is a friendly reminder that we are trying to gauge the economic impact to our community. Bowie County business owners, please fill out this short survey helping us do just that: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHFOIw9o16XOhE2_Ul4iKlW0K775q7zsWmjctRpovfhTWDzw/viewform?usp=sf_link

This survey is a joint effort between the City of Texarkana, Texas, Bowie County, and the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce. It will help measure the economic impact to our region as it relates to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are seeking to gauge the economic impact for all of Bowie County, Texas. Please....

Nurses are our real life superheroes. We want to say THANK YOU on National Nurses Day and every day.
05/06/2020

Nurses are our real life superheroes. We want to say THANK YOU on National Nurses Day and every day.

05/05/2020

Gov. Abbott this afternoon provided another update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and the next phase of re-openings. Here are the highlights:

- Effective Friday, May 8: Cosmetology salons — hair salons, nail salons, tanning salons and barber shops — will be allowed to open with restrictions, including one customer per stylist and appropriate social distancing. The governor also strongly recommended masks for both stylists and customers, and using a reservation system to avoid grouping of walk-ins in waiting areas

- Effective Monday, May 18: Gyms and exercise facilities will be able to reopen with 25% capacity. Initial restrictions will include showers and locker rooms remaining closed, requirements for customers to wear gloves covering their whole hand, and the disinfection of all equipment after each use. Distancing will of course be required as well, and any equipment brought in (such as a yoga mat), must be disinfected before and after use.

- Non-essential manufacturing and other offices will be welcome to reopen Monday, May 18 to the greater of the following: five employees, or 25% of their workforce, provided that social distancing can be maintained

- Guidelines are still being worked out for bars, and the governor has requested that owners reach out to provide feedback

- Weddings, funerals, memorials and burials may now take place with the same regulations as religious services for a seated arrangement, with receptions following the regulations of restaurants

Gov. Abbott also reaffirmed that while outdoor seating areas at restaurants do not have the same 25% capacity restrictions as indoor spaces, other regulations such as spacing between tables still apply.

Similarly, he clarified that regulations currently applied to state parks also apply to the state’s beaches, lakes and rivers, including river rafting; those restrictions include maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others, and having no more than 5 in a group unless your party are all members of your household.

No-cost COVID 19 testing will be offered in Texarkana, Texas and New Boston, Texas on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 10:00 ...
05/04/2020

No-cost COVID 19 testing will be offered in Texarkana, Texas and New Boston, Texas on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. An appointment is required.

To register for an appointment, call 512-883-2400 or visit https://txcovidtest.org/. To be tested, a patient must be experiencing one of the following symptoms: Fever and/or chills, Cough (Dry or Productive), Fatigue, Body aches/muscle or joint pain, Shortness of Breath, Sore Throat, Headaches, Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea, Nasal Congestion, or Loss of Taste and/or Smell.

Testing locations will be at 4102 Gibson Lane, Texarkana, Texas (the old Excel ER location) and #1 Trail Head Park Plaza in New Boston, Texas (the Pavilion at Trail Head Park just west of the Three Bostons' Museum).

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas
05/01/2020
Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas

In this time of COVID-19, Workforce Solutions is excited to give jobseekers and employers of Northeast Texas the chance to connect in our Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, May 7th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Don't miss this chance to see job opportunities available in our area and put your resume and qualifications in front of employers throughout our region.

To register, click the link below.

https://www.workintexas.com/vosnet/Guest.aspx?enc=DZxC+qsvFcHaG7xzEbeU/0oxgUzMVrzP9NZPDBzPGeb7bsUswK//LHKerZnEO7g0jtaOD4l6/Vxk2owGiSKnPQH1Ao6UINnU3Hg4MIHYz72sVm45mRUzOlG6JrueVG0a

You will be asked to create or upload your resume when you register. Then, on the day before the Virtual Job Fair, you will be sent a link to access the event.

We encourage anyone who has been affected during this time and needs work, please register today and don't miss this opportunity to get back to work.

For more information, email us at [email protected]

05/01/2020

Did the governor’s “stay home/work home” order “expire” on Friday?

No, it did not. In spite of various media headlines about the “governor’s stay home order expiring on Friday (May 1),” his newest order (Executive Order GA-18) has similar stay home/work home language as previous orders:

“In accordance with guidance from DSHS Commissioner Dr. Hellerstedt, and to achieve the goals established by the President to reduce the spread of COVD-19, every person in Texas shall, except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services or reopened services, minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. People over the age of 65, however, are strongly encouraged to stay at home as much as possible; to maintain appropriate distance from any member of the household who has been out of the residence in the previous 14 days; and, if leaving the home, to implement social distancing and to practice good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation.”

This means that Texans should stay home/work home, unless an exception applies (e.g., accessing essential services or activities, retail-to-go, re-opened businesses, or religious services).

#flattenthecurve

04/30/2020

Joint Operations Center COVID -19 Update

Texarkana Texas Police Department
04/30/2020

Texarkana Texas Police Department

It's with a broken heart that we share the passing of Texarkana Texas Police Captain Joe Bunting, who died unexpectedly at his home after work last night.

Joe served law enforcement for over 40 years - including 35 years of exemplary service with our department. He held the rank of captain for the last 19 years of his career. He had previously worked for the Stephen F. Austin University and Nacogdoches Texas Police Departments. He was also a Marine Corps veteran.

During his devoted service to this department, Joe served as a Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Office of Professional Responsibility, City Marshal, Uniform Services Commander, Investigative Services Commander, and Interim Chief of Police.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Alice Bunting, and three sons, Joey, Sam, and John - as well as his brothers and sisters at the Texarkana Texas Police Department.

Please keep Joe’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this most unexpected loss.

Rest in Peace, Captain Bunting…

04/29/2020
It’s our job to inform you, so we want to make sure you saw this part of the Governor’s Executive Orders today. While he...
04/27/2020

It’s our job to inform you, so we want to make sure you saw this part of the Governor’s Executive Orders today. While he did say he would let the Stay-At-Home order expire on April 30th, this part of GA-018 says that “non-essential contact with others and social gatherings shall be minimized”.

You can access the whole order here:

https://www.tml.org/DocumentCenter/View/1745/Governors-Executive-Order-GA-18

A quick guide to what's changing in the next few days:
04/27/2020

A quick guide to what's changing in the next few days:

04/27/2020
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Governor Greg Abbott made public his plan to Open Texas today. Here's what we heard him say:

Governor Abbott will let his Stay-At-Home order expire on April 30th.
Retail, restaurants, movie theaters and malls can re-open but must limit their occupancy to 25%
Museums and libraries can re-open at 25% occupancy, but interactive exhibits are to remain closed.
Sole-Proprietors can return to work
Outdoor sports are allowed with no more than four participants
All licensed health care workers can return to work but health care facilities must reserve 15% of capacity for COVID-19
Counties with 5 or fewer cases may increase their capacity to 50%
Hair salons, barbershops, gyms, bars cannot open yet (mid-May if all goes well with Phase 1)

The full plan is available here: http://coronatxk.org/DocumentCenter/View/6892/OpenTexas-Report

Here’s a link to the Executive Orders signed by the Governor today for details: https://lrl.texas.gov/legeLeaders/governors/displayDocs.cfm?govdoctypeID=5&governorID=45

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS CITY OF TEXARKANA, TX CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN REVISION2018-2022 CONSOLIDATION PLAN REVISION...
04/27/2020
Community Development  | Texarkana, TX - Official Website

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
CITY OF TEXARKANA, TX
CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN REVISION
2018-2022 CONSOLIDATION PLAN REVISION
2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN REVISION

The City of Texarkana, TX is revising the Citizen Participation Plan, Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The City proposes changes to the Citizen Participation Plan to provide for a shorter public comment period of not less than 5 days in the event of emergency or health crisis as deemed by state or local governing agencies. The City proposes changes to the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan to include CDBG Coronavirus Funds of $218,921 provided b the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Acts (CARES). These funds will be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Public hearing will be held on April 27th at City Council Chambers at City Hall at 6:00 PM. The public is invited to make comments on the draft plans and to provide further input on needs and priorities.

Draft plan documents can be found here: http://www.ci.texarkana.tx.us/538/Community-Development-Block-Grant-Progra

Written comments may be submitted to the City of Texarkana, TX, Planning and Community Development, Attn: Betsy Freeman, P. O. Box 1967, Texarkana, TX 75504.

This page includes information regarding our HUD Community Development Block Grant Program.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texarkana, Texas City Council will be conducting this meeting virtually by two-way com...
04/25/2020
Texarkana, TX - Official Website | Official Website

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texarkana, Texas City Council will be conducting this meeting virtually by two-way communication through the Zoom platform. Due to technical limits, the Zoom platform is reserved only for citizens who are planning to comment during the meeting. The virtual meeting may be accessed by going to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wB_QWSfQS3Wt5OuI_kzDKA (which will take you to a Zoom platform web site).

Citizens who wish to comment in open forum or on a particular agenda item can do so by one of three ways: (1) mail comments to Texas City Hall, Attn: Jennifer Evans, 220 Texas Blvd, Texarkana, Texas, 75501 (2) e-mail comments to [email protected], or (3) pre-register by 12:00 p.m. the day of the meeting using the Zoom platform instructions described above, and then be ready to comment during the meeting. All mailed or e-mailed public comments must be received by 12:00 p.m. on the day of this meeting.

Citizens may access the City’s regular meeting internet livestream through the Quick Links “City Meeting Videos and Agendas” posted on the city’s website ci.texarkana.tx.us.

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Thought for the day...
04/23/2020

Thought for the day...

COVID-19... Fear... Shelter in place... Financial concerns... Face masks... Worry... and the list goes on...

There's no denying that these are some trying times that we're all living in. We think it's important to remember that circumstances and conditions cause people to experience what's happening from different perspectives.

Let's all please make a point to be respectful, gracious, and kind to each other - especially right now. You never know what that other person is going through.

#texarkanapolice

For more information, visit:  https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/docs/ReOpenedRetailGuidance.pdf
04/21/2020

For more information, visit: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/docs/ReOpenedRetailGuidance.pdf

This event TOMORROW is hosted by the Governor's Office of Business and Community Development, The City of Texarkana, Tex...
04/21/2020

This event TOMORROW is hosted by the Governor's Office of Business and Community Development, The City of Texarkana, Texas and the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, and is concentrated on Northeast Texas.

If you know a small business owner, tag them in the comments. We'd like for everyone to listen in!

Wednesday: Join us for the Governor’s #SmallBusiness Webinar Series for North Texas from 1-2 p.m. Hear from local experts regarding small business provisions in the #CARESAct and workforce-related topics such as hiring, benefits, payroll and unemployment. Register here: https://bit.ly/3cwonyY #TexasBizStrong

Today was a great day to take advantage of the sunshine at one of our beautiful parks.  If you’re feeling a little stir ...
04/19/2020

Today was a great day to take advantage of the sunshine at one of our beautiful parks. If you’re feeling a little stir crazy, get outside for a bit and take a walk. You can still practice social distancing and have a good time - just like this family did.

The Governor held a press conference today to talk about the steps to “opening Texas” again. This is great news and a gr...
04/17/2020

The Governor held a press conference today to talk about the steps to “opening Texas” again. This is great news and a great step in the right direction. However, we are not there yet. Please still proceed with caution and continue following the guidelines in place by the CDC. We are still adding new cases every day, and need to stay safe now more than ever. Please don't give up, Texarkana!

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers for positive cases in Bowie County. We don't have complete information on those cas...
04/17/2020

Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers for positive cases in Bowie County. We don't have complete information on those cases where people have recovered or are hospitalized, so we didn't included it. However, we know that there are some cases that fall into these categories.

Please keep in mind that the inmates at the Telford Unit that have tested positive are not included in our numbers. If you are interested in that information, you can find it at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website.

There was a question before about the apparent discrepancy between the numbers we have been providing and those that you can see on the Texas Health and Human Services website. Our local Emergency Operations Center is working with healthcare providers and private testing centers, so positive cases are usually identified here at the same time that the state is notified. We have found that there is often a delay in posting that information to the state's website. That said, the case count that you're getting from us is the most up-to-date and accurate that anyone has. We hope that this clears up any confusion that there's been on that.

Go check out www.coronatxk.org anytime for the most recent numbers and all kinds of COVID-19 information about what's happening here in our community.

#coronavirus

04/15/2020
The City of Texarkana, Texas

The City of Texarkana, Texas

If you have a teenager at home, ask them to watch this video. It's important we ALL do what we can to stop the spread of this virus.

The Salvation Army has been serving the community of Texarkana for 127 years, operating a first class shelter, Boys and ...
04/15/2020

The Salvation Army has been serving the community of Texarkana for 127 years, operating a first class shelter, Boys and Girls Club, food pantry and a case managed social services financial assistance program.

The Salvation Army also Provides Emergency Services, and recently has received many requests for food. To answer this call, the Salvation Army is opening a “Neighbor to Neighbor” drive thru donation intake / distribution center. This center will open this Friday and stay open as long as there is community support and a strong need. The center will be located at the Family Store at 420 Walton Dr. Texarkana, Texas. Please note: The store will NOT be open for business.

Those who are in need of food should call 870-774-2701. Some contact information will be required for participation, and a day/time to pick up food will be assigned.

There will be no long lines of traffic interfering with the traffic flow on Walton Street. Upon arrival at the distribution location, the person receiving the food box will provide a claim number provided to them at the time of registration. Recipients will not leave their vehicles, but the boxes will be loaded into the vehicle's trunk.

Should I wear a mask? When do I need it? Who should wear one? What does it do? All your face-covering questions answered...
04/14/2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Should I wear a mask? When do I need it? Who should wear one? What does it do?

All your face-covering questions answered by the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-faq.html

Please note: "Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children younger than 2 years of age, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance."

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

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220 Texas Blvd
Texarkana, TX
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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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Our community is rich with opportunities for shopping, dining, arts, history, entertainment, business, and more. Excellent K-12 school districts, multiple institutions for higher education, a thriving retail industry, and many cultural experiences are only a few of the reasons that Texarkana is a great place to call home. Get involved; it's a great day to be in Texarkana! Emergency Contact call 911 General Questions call 903-798-3900 TERMS OF USAGE

This is the official page of the City of Texarkana, Texas. This page is managed and periodically monitored by the public information office. Before posting on this page, please review these terms:

• A posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms.

• This page is not monitored on a 24-hour basis. In case of emergency, to report a crime, or if you need immediate assistance, dial 9-1-1.

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• Comment / post removal: This page was created by the City to facilitate the exchange of information with the people of Texarkana. To promote such exchange, the City encourages and welcomes postings and comments from the general public about issues related to the work of the City. This is not a public forum. The City reserves the right to regulate the content of, and where necessary delete completely, any entry that appears on its page which does not comply with the terms of use or Facebook's terms of use. The City may take appropriate action whenever necessary, and at its sole discretion, to protect other page visitors from inappropriate or otherwise harmful information and links posted to its page. To that end, the City reserves the right to remove any comments or post that involve or contain:

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· Content implying, promoting, threatening, or encouraging illegal activity.

· Information that might compromise the safety or security of the public.

· Support of or opposition to political candidates, political organizations or ballot propositions.

· Content that infringes on copyrights or trademarks.

· Content that is repetitive.

· Content that is off subject or does not topically pertain to the particular post/photo.

· Content that might harm public welfare.

· Content that violates Facebook's terms of use.

· Content that contains personal information or personal attacks of any kind.


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Question for locals. When you want to buy hard liquor for home consumption where is the most popular place outside of the county to drive too?
Hello. My husband is an inmate at Texarkana FCI (#28334078). Who are looking out for our men? There have been multiple reports of cases in inmates and staff at multiple facilities. I've already reached out to the BOP and put in my complaint because I'm being told guards are not wearing masks or gloves in TK. They cant go to their chow now to eat meals so they're being fed next to nothing expired food. They're still continuously moving inmates around and aren't testing. THEY ARE NOT TESTING. So what is Texarkana's govern going to do? Our men aren't not safe! My husband thinks he's going to die in there! My husband is not dangerous. In fact, his charge isn't even real. He's even set up for a sentence reduction but since courts are closed nothings being done. Hes non-violent. He is the most loving and understanding man Ive ever met who takes consequences for his actions but hes not in the best health and doesn't deserve to die in prison because the negligence of people who treat the inmates like animals in cages instead of humans who have made mistakes. These men are someone's husband, son, father, uncle, brother, bestfriend! I live an hour away in Marshall, TX and we have way less cases than Texarkana, TX. These men would be safer at HOME. Our daughter isn't even a year old yet. She deserves to have her Daddy in her life.
Just received a $30,500 increase in appraisal value for my home while my street is literally breaking in half.
Where are the N95 masks for the nurses????? Today they are given a surgical mask and told to use that ONE mask till it is soiled. If they do have their own N95 mask they are told not to wear it because everyone will want one. ????? WTH. You need to check on both of our hospitals and our nursing homes to see what is going on.
Thanks for what you do...and for keeping us informed. God bless.
What about New Boston, Maud, Hooks.....
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Oct 26th, Monthly Buffalo Wild Wings Car Show will also be a trunk or treat event for all the local kiddos, so please mark your calendar, and lets pack the lot and give the kiddos a safe and fun time..... Please share and bring out the kids and grandkids!!!
SIGN-UP BEGINS: Bowie County, Miller County, and Little River County Children and Senior Adults
Why are all the big lights along I-30 that were put up a few years back on the Tx side always half on? I haven't seen them all working some for years?
Stop by Texarkana Harley Davidson today for a service and safety event! BBQ, desserts, and more! Come meet your neighbors and check out all the motorcycles. You don't have to ride to be part of the Harley family, it's just more fun if you do.