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.

We Are Currently Hiring!- Animal Control Warden- Firefighter- Laborer (Street Department)- Licensed Vocational Nurse - W...
12/11/2019
Current Vacancies | Job Opportunities

We Are Currently Hiring!

- Animal Control Warden
- Firefighter
- Laborer (Street Department)
- Licensed Vocational Nurse - WIC
- Maintenance Tech I (Street Department)
- Public Safety 911 Call Taker
- Public Safety Dispatcher

Please select the link below to view our current job postings and complete an online application. The City of Texarkana, Texas offers competitive pay and great benefits that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits through the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

Apply Online Today! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/texarkanatx

You can apply online by clicking the position title you are interested in and clicking the “Apply” link. If this is your first time applying, you will need to create an account.

The City of Texarkana, Texas would like to congratulate Jessie Lott on his recent promotion to the position of Foreman w...
12/11/2019

The City of Texarkana, Texas would like to congratulate Jessie Lott on his recent promotion to the position of Foreman within the Street Division of Public Works. Congratulations and we look forward to your continued success!

City Manager Shirley Jaster and Police Chief Kevin Schutte were invited to speak to this year’s Leadership Texarkana cla...
12/11/2019

City Manager Shirley Jaster and Police Chief Kevin Schutte were invited to speak to this year’s Leadership Texarkana class today.

City Hall is looking quite festive for the upcoming holidays. If you’re visiting us check out the beautiful tree on the ...
12/09/2019

City Hall is looking quite festive for the upcoming holidays. If you’re visiting us check out the beautiful tree on the second-floor landing. Thanks to Laura Puckett for decorating and Rhonda Hunter Danielson and Garrett Baker for the great photos.

The 35th Annual Christmas Parade is Monday night in Downtown Texarkana.  We want to be sure that everyone knows that the...
12/06/2019

The 35th Annual Christmas Parade is Monday night in Downtown Texarkana. We want to be sure that everyone knows that the route has been changed just a little bit this year. Once it crosses into Texas, it will turn a block sooner and go up Main Street instead of Texas Blvd. Everything else is still the same.

We look forward to seeing you at there at 7:00.

Thank you to everyone who showed up to support the 21st annual Bramlett Beans and Cornbread today.  Your efforts help su...
12/05/2019

Thank you to everyone who showed up to support the 21st annual Bramlett Beans and Cornbread today. Your efforts help support the Christmas Basket Program, which provides holiday meals for over 100 local families.

Thank you to everyone who showed up to support the 21st annual Bramlett Beans and Cornbread today. Your efforts help support the Christmas Basket Program, which provides holiday meals for over 100 local families.

Are your lunch plans are still up in the air today?  Want to do something a little different because you're tired of goi...
12/05/2019

Are your lunch plans are still up in the air today? Want to do something a little different because you're tired of going to the same ol' places to eat? How about joining us at the 21st Annual Bramlett Beans and Cornbread Fundraiser at the Southwest Center between 11:00 and 1:00. The cost is $5 or six non-perishable food items.

Every bit of the proceeds from this goes to making Christmas food baskets for 100 needy families right here in our community. You can have a great inexpensive lunch and help out your neighbors at the same time. 👍

Thank you to local donors and organizations who helped with funds for the Spring Lake Park metal sculpture and enhanceme...
12/04/2019

Thank you to local donors and organizations who helped with funds for the Spring Lake Park metal sculpture and enhancements to the walking trail around the lake.

Without help from them, these accomplishments wouldn’t be possible .

Photo 1:Front Row: Ross Cowling, Julie-Ray Harrison, Dr. Catherine “Cat” Howard, and John Harrison
Back Row: David Orr, Mayor Bob Bruggeman, and Robby Robertson

Photo 2: Left to right: John Harrison, Julie-Ray Harrison, Lori Davidson, Robby Robertson, Brando Hollis, Michelle Ward, David Orr, Ross Cowling, and Mayor Bob Bruggeman.

The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council and the city of Texarkana, TX partnered to bring multiple George Tobolowsky metal sculptures to various sites around Texarkana.

Several colorful steel sculptures, designed by welding metal objects together, are on display in this city-wide art exhibit. One of the most-prized locations is in Spring Lake Park at the rock entrance.

Friends of Texarkana Parks, an all-volunteer, 501(C)3 non-profit, agreed to raise the funds to the purchase the Spring Lake Park sculpture for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Thanks to generous donations from the Wilbur Smith Rotary Club, the Texarkana Area Community Foundation, and other anonymous donors, the sculpture will remain in Spring Lake Park.

The sculpture is a large-scale structure that is built for durability and to inspire imagination. It will weather well outdoors where it has been -and will be - viewed, touched, and admired by the thousands of annual visitors to the park.

The park allows flexible, informal access to residents and visitors, and lets them become more familiar with the diversity and stimulating power of art.

Also, In 2006, with encouragement from the Partnership for the Pathway – a newly formed, all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization – the City of Texarkana, TX applied for and received a large Texas Parks & Wildlife Recreational Trail grant to build a trail in Spring Lake Park.

The Partnership for the Pathway raised $30,000 for the cash match. There were many, many contributors both businesses and individuals who gave generously to this project.

Construction of the trail started in early 2007. It was completed in December 2008. The trail is a 1.75-mile, 10-foot wide asphalt path that is fully contained within the beautiful 75-acre Spring Lake Park.

The trail is still smooth and wide over most of the loop; however, it incorporated a short section of the older path around the lake. In that area, the trail narrowed to just three feet and became rough in several places.

It became apparent over the last few years that the dam was seriously sloughing off into the lake and the older path was deteriorating. In 2016, Texarkana, TX applied for a Texas Parks & Wildlife Recreational Trail grant.

The Partnership for the Pathway stepped up to the plate to proudly provide $16,345 for the cash match.

Today, the Phillip McDougal Trail in Spring Lake Park is ready for the thousands of residents and visitors to enjoy.

Photo 1:Front Row: Ross Cowling, Julie-Ray Harrison, Dr. Catherine “Cat” Howard, and John Harrison
Back Row: David Orr, Mayor Bob Bruggeman, and Robby Robertson

Photo 2: Left to right: John Harrison, Julie-Ray Harrison, Lori Davidson, Robby Robertson, Brando Hollis, Michelle Ward, David Orr, Ross Cowling, and Mayor Bob Bruggeman.

We wish you and your family a great Thanksgiving holiday.City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday so our emplo...
11/27/2019

We wish you and your family a great Thanksgiving holiday.

City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday so our employees can spend time with friends and families.

11/27/2019

Just a friendly reminder that Small Business Saturday is coming up this Saturday, November 30th! Stop by either City Hall or the Chamber offices for your small business passport to win some great prizes while supporting our local businesses!

#SmallBizSat
#ShopLocal
#ShopTXK

Thanksgiving Weekend Trash Pick Up Schedule:Waste Management will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Please note:Thursday's ...
11/27/2019

Thanksgiving Weekend Trash Pick Up Schedule:
Waste Management will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Please note:Thursday's routes will be picked up on Friday and Friday's routes will be picked up on Saturday. Thanks

The Holidays are upon us, please have a safe Thanksgiving weekend, as well as throughout the season !
11/27/2019

The Holidays are upon us, please have a safe Thanksgiving weekend, as well as throughout the season !

Thank you to Kate Silva for taking this spectacular shot of the illuminated decorations on duck island at Spring Lake Park.

We hope everyone enjoys seeing the Christmas decor around town too. Be sure to keep an eye out for the tree downtown which will be lit after Thanksgiving day.

Until then, everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thank you, Tyler!!
11/26/2019

Thank you, Tyler!!

Tyler Unger with Scout Troop 86 presented TTFD firefighters with several boxes of popcorn in appreciation for their service.
Pictured with Tyler are Captain Dakota Huddleston, Firefighter David Jackson, Firefighter Bobby Chambers and Driver /Engineer Scott Robertson.
Thank you Tyler and Scout Troop 86 for the tasty popcorn.

Texarkana Texas Police Department
11/26/2019

Texarkana Texas Police Department

UPDATE: 11/26/19 at 9:00a - 911 service has now been restored to Texarkana TX, Texarkana AR, and Bowie County. Unfortunately, we don't know the status of any of the other counties. We were made a priority due to our size and call load here.

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The 911 system is currently down across the nine county region - this includes Texarkana TX, Texarkana AR, and all of Bowie County. If you have an emergency, please call 903-798-3348 or 3349.

We have no word yet on the cause or how long it will be down.

Please share to help us get the word out.

#texarkanapolice
#911down

It may be a short work week but we have crews working hard all over  to keep our City looking good.
11/25/2019

It may be a short work week but we have crews working hard all over to keep our City looking good.

We are ready for the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday coming up November 30th! Stop by either City Hall or the Texark...
11/22/2019

We are ready for the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday coming up November 30th! Stop by either City Hall or the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce offices to pickup free small business promotion kits, shopping bags and passports to win some great prizes!

#shopsmall
#shoplocal

There will be a special election to fill the currently vacant Ward 6 position on the City Council on January 28. Anyone ...
11/22/2019

There will be a special election to fill the currently vacant Ward 6 position on the City Council on January 28.

Anyone who lives in Ward 6 can file to run after the City Council formally calls for the election at their meeting on Monday night. You can then pick up an election packet from City Secretary Jennifer Evans at City Hall starting on Tuesday morning. The deadline for filing to run is December 19.

If you’ve been looking for a way to get involved and serve our community, this may well be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Mayor Bob Bruggeman spoke at the Chamber of Commerce's State of the City breakfast this morning.
11/21/2019

Mayor Bob Bruggeman spoke at the Chamber of Commerce's State of the City breakfast this morning.

State of the City Breakfast this morning with both Texarkana Mayors The City of Texarkana, Texas Texarkana Arkansas

Thank you to everyone with the City who attended the Employee Appreciation Luncheon today to indulge in freshly made hus...
11/21/2019

Thank you to everyone with the City who attended the Employee Appreciation Luncheon today to indulge in freshly made hush puppies, fried fish and chicken, french fries, beans and more.

These great people keep the City of Texarkana operating smoothly and represent our community well. We appreciate everything that you all do for our various departments and for doing it with a positive outlook.

Here's to many more years of appreciating all you do!

Texarkana Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman and Texarkana Arkansas Mayor Allen Brown joined forces with Fire Chief Eric Schlotte...
11/21/2019

Texarkana Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman and Texarkana Arkansas Mayor Allen Brown joined forces with Fire Chief Eric Schlotter and Police Chief Kevin Schutte to talk about holiday safety. They filmed some public service announcements for KTAL NBC 6 the other day.

Be sure to watch for them in the next few weeks.

The Fire Department recently ordered a new pumper truck that  will be assigned to the Summerhill Road station.  It's bei...
11/18/2019

The Fire Department recently ordered a new pumper truck that will be assigned to the Summerhill Road station. It's being purchased through the City's Capital Replacement Fund and will replace a 13 year old pumper currently at that station. The older truck will be placed in our reserve fleet and used as a back up for probably another ten years or so.

We expect the new truck will be delivered in late 2020.

The Holidays are just around the corner.....
11/18/2019

The Holidays are just around the corner.....

The Parks Department and Sign and Signals have been extremely hard at work prepping downtown for the holidays.

Stop by and see the Christmas tree illuminated after thanksgiving .

Texarkana Water Utilities will close a portion of W. 32nd Street, between Main Street and Pine Street, on November 19, 2...
11/18/2019

Texarkana Water Utilities will close a portion of W. 32nd Street, between Main Street and Pine Street, on November 19, 2019.

Texarkana Water Utilities commissioned contractor, Kampco. Inc., who will connect new sanitary sewer to the existing sanitary sewer.

For more information, please contact TWU at 903-798-3800.

Congratulations to the Barbara Jackson Family for their future Habitat for Humanity of Texarkana home located at the cor...
11/15/2019

Congratulations to the Barbara Jackson Family for their future Habitat for Humanity of Texarkana home located at the corner of Norris Cooley and Atlanta Street!

Mayor Bob Bruggeman and city staff were on hand for the Ground Blessing Ceremony this morning. For more information or volunteer opportunities, visit www.habitattexarkana.org.

#habitatbuild
#goTXK

City Council member Josh Davis, who has represented Ward 6 since 2010, resigned his position yesterday to pursue another...
11/15/2019

City Council member Josh Davis, who has represented Ward 6 since 2010, resigned his position yesterday to pursue another political office. We thank him for his years of service to this community and wish him well in his future endeavors.

According to state law, a special election must be held within 120 days to fill his unexpired term that ends in November 2022. We will have more information in the next few days on the filing requirements for anyone interested in filling this position on the City Council.

We would like to recognize Doris Roberts, Mary Royal, Gertrude Abby, Darla Young and Tammie Moore as they were recently ...
11/14/2019

We would like to recognize Doris Roberts, Mary Royal, Gertrude Abby, Darla Young and Tammie Moore as they were recently "Caught Exceeding Expectations." Doris, Mary, Gertrude, Darla and Tammie continue to go above and beyond with preparing the Fall Festival for the City of Texarkana, Texas and making the event memorable for all that attend. We are thankful to have employees like them representing the City of Texarkana, Texas.

Representatives of the Human Resources Department are at the Liberty-Eylau High School Career Fair this morning. They’ve...
11/13/2019

Representatives of the Human Resources Department are at the Liberty-Eylau High School Career Fair this morning. They’ve met a lot of great possible City employees for down the road.

11/12/2019
Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Visits Texarkana

The largest steam locomotive in the world made a stop this morning in downtown Texarkana. It's longer than two city buses and weighs more than a Boeing 747. Union Pacific No. 4014 pulled into the train yard and was met by hundreds of people who came out to see it.

Originally put into service in 1941, it hauled trains of up to 4,200 tons across the country. After 4014 was retired in 1959, it sat idle in a California railroad museum for the next six decades. It was restored over the last three years and started a tour across the southern US earlier this year.

We hope you were able to come out and see it. It was truly an awesome sight. Here is a short video that gives a taste of the experience for those of you who couldn't make it.

Video credit - Dawn Parker

Please join us for this community event to help families during the holiday season.
11/12/2019

Please join us for this community event to help families during the holiday season.

21st Annual Bramlett Beans & Cornbread-
We hope you can join us for this community event. All proceeds goes towards food baskets for families during the holiday season.

Veterans Day is a special day set aside to honor all the men and women who have served in our country's armed forces.  P...
11/10/2019

Veterans Day is a special day set aside to honor all the men and women who have served in our country's armed forces. Please join us as we remember their sacrifices by thanking a veteran for his or her service.

City offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Veterans Day.

Fun event tonight sponsored by the City’s USDA Cultural Foods Grant! Thank you Mayor Bob Bruggeman, Judge Josh Morriss, ...
11/10/2019

Fun event tonight sponsored by the City’s USDA Cultural Foods Grant! Thank you Mayor Bob Bruggeman, Judge Josh Morriss, Emily Graham, John Williams and Chef Becky for judging the pie contest!

To learn more about future cultural food events, follow the Texarkana Farmers' Market on Facebook.

Thank you to everyone that came out to our first Thanksgiving Food Culture Potluck and Pie Contest at the Silvermoon on Broad! It was a great time of food, fellowship and fun!

#foodculture
#USDAfmppgrant

Holiday movies return to the Perot on Saturday, December 21st.
11/08/2019

Holiday movies return to the Perot on Saturday, December 21st.

I am thrilled to finally announce the movie line-up for Perot Holiday Traditions! 👏🤩🎅☃️📽 Tickets go on sale Friday, November 15th at 10AM. Thanks to our awesome sponsors for helping make this even better than last year. Farmers Bank & Trust Red River Hardwood
#DowntownTexarkana #GoTXK #MakeMemories

We Are Currently Hiring!- Animal Control Warden- Apprentice Mechanic- Firefighter- Laborer (Street Department)- Licensed...
11/07/2019
Current Vacancies | Job Opportunities

We Are Currently Hiring!

- Animal Control Warden
- Apprentice Mechanic
- Firefighter
- Laborer (Street Department)
- Licensed Vocational Nurse - WIC
- Maintenance Tech I (Street Department)
- Public Safety 911 Call Taker
- Public Safety Dispatcher

Please select the link below to view our current job postings and complete an online application. The City of Texarkana, Texas offers competitive pay and great benefits that includes medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits through the Texas Municipal Retirement System.

Apply Online Today! https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/texarkanatx

You can apply online by clicking the position title you are interested in and clicking the “Apply” link. If this is your first time applying, you will need to create an account.

Today is Election Day. Be sure your voice is heard. Go vote.
11/05/2019

Today is Election Day. Be sure your voice is heard. Go vote.

Tonight’s the night. Remember to fall back.
11/02/2019

Tonight’s the night. Remember to fall back.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight before you go to bed. You don’t want to miss out on that free extra hour of sleep. 😴😴😴

11/01/2019
Free Fire Prevention Training Available

Did you know that the Fire Department will provide free fire prevention training for your business or organization? If you're interested, give them a call at 903-798-3994 and schedule your training sesson today.

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220 Texas Blvd
Texarkana, TX
75501

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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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(903) 798-3900

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