City of Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management

City of Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management The Texarkana OEM administers a comprehensive emergency management program through coordination and collaboration with local stakeholders, the state, and federal government in order to save lives, protect property and safeguard the environment...

Operating as usual

10/05/2020
10/04/2020
The City of Texarkana, Texas
09/18/2020

The City of Texarkana, Texas

The tornado sirens were accidentally set off this morning. We apologize! There is no inclement weather in our area. Enjoy your day!

Governor Abbott Provides Update On Texas' Response To Hurricane Laura, Adds 36 Counties To State Disaster Declaration
08/26/2020
Governor Abbott Provides Update On Texas' Response To Hurricane Laura, Adds 36 Counties To State Disaster Declaration

Governor Abbott Provides Update On Texas' Response To Hurricane Laura, Adds 36 Counties To State Disaster Declaration

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference at the Alternate State Operations Center in Austin where he provided an update on the state's response to Hurricane Laura. This hurricane is expected to impact the Texas Coast and Southeast Texas as early as Wednesday and bring heavy rainfall, flood...

Salute!!! 🙌
08/13/2020
Salute the Badge: ETX officers serve as contact tracers

Salute!!! 🙌

TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Some law enforcement officers are finding meaning in a new type of work during the pandemic. Several of them have served as contact tracers. Among them is Matt …

COVID-19 testing has been extended for another week in Texarkana.
08/07/2020

COVID-19 testing has been extended for another week in Texarkana.

Questions on when to Quarantine vs. Isolation?  Find this and more COVID questions answered at https://www.cdc.gov/.  #B...
08/05/2020

Questions on when to Quarantine vs. Isolation? Find this and more COVID questions answered at https://www.cdc.gov/. #BeInformed #UseReliableSourcesForInformation

COVID-19 Testing Information:Bowie County residency not required.No appointment necessary, however, pre-registration at ...
07/29/2020

COVID-19 Testing Information:
Bowie County residency not required.
No appointment necessary, however, pre-registration at gogettested.com is encouraged.
On-site registration also available.
Results in 48-96 hours.
Testing is by WellHealth, using an oral swab test.

NO Cost COVID-19 Testing, by WellHealth, begins TODAY:  located at the Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center - 902...
07/27/2020

NO Cost COVID-19 Testing, by WellHealth, begins TODAY: located at the Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center - 902 W. 12th St. Please bring an ID. Bowie County residency not required.

The City of Texarkana, Texas
07/24/2020

The City of Texarkana, Texas

Free testing for the next two weeks starting Monday, every day but Sunday.

07/22/2020
Texas Attorney General

Texas Attorney General

🚨SCAM ALERT🚨
Beware of fake emails claiming to be from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Don't click on the link or follow the steps given. Just delete it! The Texas Department of State Health Services will not contact you by email to discuss a possible exposure to #COVID19.

If you've been scammed, call our toll-free complaint line (800) 621-0508 or file a complaint here ➡️ https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/file-consumer-complaint

07/17/2020
Texas Department of State Health Services

Do your part to help protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your community!

We can do this #Texas. We can beat back #COVID19 and protect Texas lives, livelihoods, and hospitals.

But it has to be all of us — working together for a #HealthyTexas. #COVID19TX

Together for a #HealthyTexas:
🏡Stay home when possible
😷#MaskUpTexas🤠
↔️Stay 6 feet apart from others
🙌Wash your hands often
🤒If sick, get tested then stay home
🧼Clean your surroundings
🤧Cover coughs and sneezes
👉Don't touch your face

Important and useful #COVID19 info and links:
People at high or increased risk: https://bit.ly/3dJouc4
Open Texas Checklists: https://bit.ly/2Nl13tD
Testing near you: https://bit.ly/2Z3GJUd
COVID-19 symptoms: http://bit.ly/2IV3uRh
Caring for someone sick: https://bit.ly/2wf7sS7
All #COVID19TX info: https://bit.ly/31RNfPM

07/15/2020
Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Department of State Health Services

#Coronavirus is still spreading in #Texas. You can catch it at any age and spread it to others. If you must go out in public, stay six feet from others and wear a face covering. We’re all safer when we work together for a #HealthyTexas.

🛑 Take recommended steps to stop COVID-19.
📢 Share this post with family and friends.
For recommended steps, go to dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus
#COVID19 #COVID19TX

COVID-19 testing ongoing TODAY!!!  Be sure and bring an ID to the testing site.  You do not have to be a resident of Bow...
07/13/2020

COVID-19 testing ongoing TODAY!!! Be sure and bring an ID to the testing site. You do not have to be a resident of Bowie County to be tested.

07/10/2020
Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Department of State Health Services

Commissioner Hellerstedt gives an update on #COVID19 in #Texas.
"So please Texas, do the right thing. Protect yourselves, protect each other. Show the world Texans care." - DSHS Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD.

❤️Together for a #HealthyTexas
🏡Stay home when possible
😷Wear a face covering in public
↔️Stay 6 feet apart from others
🙌Wash your hands often
🤒If sick, get tested then stay home
🧼Clean your surroundings
🤧Cover coughs and sneezes
👉Don't touch your face

Important and useful #COVID19 info and links:
People at high or increased risk: https://bit.ly/3dJouc4
Open Texas Checklists: https://bit.ly/2Nl13tD
Testing near you: https://bit.ly/2Z3GJUd
COVID-19 symptoms: http://bit.ly/2IV3uRh
Caring for someone sick: https://bit.ly/2wf7sS7
All #COVID19TX info: https://bit.ly/31RNfPM

07/10/2020
07/10/2020
07/09/2020
#BeInformed #StopTheSpreadOfCOVID19
07/07/2020

#BeInformed #StopTheSpreadOfCOVID19

Be informed. Know your risk. Stay safe.

The City of Texarkana, Texas
07/02/2020

The City of Texarkana, Texas

Gov. Abbott this afternoon issued an Executive Order requiring Texans to wear face coverings in public in any county with more than 20 positive COVID-19 cases. That means Bowie County is included.

The order applies to all commercial entities, buildings and spaces open to the public, including outdoors, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from those outside your household.

The exceptions to his order include:

- Children under 10 years old
- Anyone with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering
- Eating or drinking, or seated in a restaurant to eat or drink
- Exercising or engaging in physical activity outdoors (as long as distance is maintained)
- Driving alone or with passengers from the same household
- Obtaining a service that requires temporary removal of the face covering for security surveillance, screening or a need for specific access to the face (i.e. visiting a bank or obtaining a personal care service involving the face), but only to the extent necessary for the temporary removal
- While in a swimming pool, lake or similar body of water
- Voting, assisting a voter, serving as a poll watcher or actively administering an election (though a face covering is strongly encouraged)
- Actively providing or obtaining access to religious worship (though a face covering is strongly encouraged)
- Giving a speech for a broadcast or to an audience

Not excepted from the requirement are those attending a protest or demonstration involving more than 10 people who are not practicing safe social distancing of six feet from people outside their household.

Following a verbal or written warning for a first-time violation, the order includes a fine of up to $250 for subsequent violations.

The governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on outdoor gatherings larger than 10 people. We will keep you updated if Bowie County Judge Bobby Howell or Mayor Bob Bruggeman issue any further restrictions, but none have been issued at this time.

Today, Tomorrow and Saturday!
06/18/2020

Today, Tomorrow and Saturday!

A no-cost COVID testing site will be set up Thursday, Friday and Saturday THIS WEEK in Texarkana. This is the first time we've been able to offer testing on the weekend, and no appointment will be required.

SHOUT OUT to the volunteers from the Texarkana Texas Fire Department, the Texarkana-Bowie County Health Clinic & Lifenet...
06/05/2020

SHOUT OUT to the volunteers from the Texarkana Texas Fire Department, the Texarkana-Bowie County Health Clinic & Lifenet EMS who made up the Texarkana COVID-19 Task Force One!! 🙌👏 This special team tested the residents and staff of the Nursing Facilities in Bowie County under the orders of Governor Abbott. Thank you for your service!!! 🙌🙌🙌

The City of Texarkana, Texas
05/19/2020
The City of Texarkana, Texas

The City of Texarkana, Texas

Today, Governor Abbott announced the second phase of Reopen Texas and provided an updated list of what types of businesses and activities can resume and when:

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▪️Gyms, exercise facilities (previously announced May 5)
▪️Hair salons, barbershops (previously announced May 5)
▪️Non-essential manufacturers and other offices (previously announced May 5)
▪️NEW - Massage and personal care businesses (includes tattoo and piercing studios, laser hair removal, hair loss treatment)
▪️NEW – Child care centers
▪️NEW – Youth clubs (YMCA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc.)

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▪️Restaurants at 50 percent capacity
▪️Bars, tasting rooms, and similar establishments at 25 percent capacity
▪️Bowling alleys, Bingo halls, skating rinks, and simulcasting
▪️Rodeo, equestrian events

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▪️Zoos, aquariums, natural caverns

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▪️Professional sports without in-person spectators
▪️Day/overnight youth camps
▪️Youth sports may begin practicing

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▪️School districts can hold summer school if following social distancing guidelines
For complete guidelines and information about upcoming reopening announcements, please visit https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas.

05/16/2020
KSLA News 12

Take cover! Stay tuned to the weather updates thru local media outlets!

JUST IN: This video shot near Lake Wright Patman just came into our newsroom. STAY SAFE! (Source: Texas Wildlife & Fisheries)

The City of Texarkana, Texas
05/12/2020

The City of Texarkana, Texas

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!

05/05/2020
The City of Texarkana, Texas

The City of Texarkana, Texas

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.

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Mission Statement

Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management (OEM) administers a comprehensive emergency management program, through coordination and collaboration with local stakeholders, the state, and federal government in order to save lives, protect property and safeguard the environment through a risk-based, all-hazard emergency management plan.

Vision Statement

Our vision is for governmental, volunteer, private and non-profit sectors, including businesses, faith-based, access and functional needs organizations, and the general public to work together - as a Whole Community - to create effective plans, acquire necessary resources and adequately train, plan for, respond to, and recover from all-hazard emergencies and disasters.

Values Statement

The City’s Emergency Management Program has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and follows the National Preparedness Goal’s five mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, Recovery from threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to our community. The City of Texarkana, Texas - OEM maintains an Advanced Level of Emergency Preparedness through the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM).

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· Content that might harm public welfare.

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


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Are there any storm shelters for the public?
Is this page active?
Siren test today? It’s six after noon and I haven’t heard anything from the train station.