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...

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Texas Department of State Health Services
01/13/2021

Texas Department of State Health Services

How to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas.

1⃣ Sign up with a vaccination hub: https://bit.ly/3qjZOMP

2⃣ Use the Texas COVID-19 vaccine provider map to sign up with a community provider: https://bit.ly/3oDhjHu

Please be patient as supply is limited. Hubs may have long waiting lists but more vaccine is coming.

We greatly appreciate Texans' eagerness to get vaccinated. And we thank providers for their hard work to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people already.

More Texas COVID-19 vaccine information: dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

Governor Abbott Tours Arlington Mass Vaccination Site, Provides Update On COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
01/12/2021
Governor Abbott Tours Arlington Mass Vaccination Site, Provides Update On COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Governor Abbott Tours Arlington Mass Vaccination Site, Provides Update On COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Arlington where he provided an update on Texas' COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. Prior to the press conference, the Governor attended a briefing and toured the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Arlington Expo Center. The Governor was jo...

Texas Department of State Health Services
01/11/2021

Texas Department of State Health Services

How to get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Texas the week of January 11:

𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗩𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝘂𝗯
🔹Vaccination hubs and their contact info, registration sites or website: https://bit.ly/3qjZOMP
🔹Find a hub near you, check hub website or contact them for vaccination instruction.
🔹Hubs may already have waiting lists.

𝗧𝗲𝘅𝗮𝘀 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗩𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗮𝗽
🔹Vaccine provider map: https://bit.ly/3oDhjHu
🔹DSHS and Texas Division of Emergency Management updated the Texas COVID-19 provider map to include contact information and vaccine availability per provider.
🔹On the map, find a provider with vaccine available and check provider website or call for vaccination instructions.

𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗮 𝗩𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘄
🔹Front-line health care workers
🔹People 65 and older
🔹People 16 and older with health conditions that increase risk of severe COVID-19 illness

For more Texas COVID-19 vaccine information, go to dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

Learn more by reading the #TexasDSHSNewsRelease: https://bit.ly/3s6v4Ax

Vaccines are still limited based on the capacity of the manufacturers to produce it, so it will take time for Texas to receive enough vaccine for all the people in the priority populations who want to be vaccinated. The supply is expected to increase in the coming months, and additional vaccines are in clinical trials and may be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out in phases, it's still important to continue prevention practices such as wearing a mas...
01/09/2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine rolls out in phases, it's still important to continue prevention practices such as wearing a mask 😷 and staying 6 feet apart.
#ProtectYourselfProtectYourNeighbor

Ark-Tex Council of Governments
01/07/2021

Ark-Tex Council of Governments

COVID-19 Revolving Loan Fund may assist qualified small business owners in offsetting COVID-19 impact with low interest loans.

Keep up with the winter weather forecast by visiting the following link:  https://www.weather.gov/shv/winterUS National ...
01/07/2021
NWS-SHV Probabilistic Winter Precipitation Forecasts

Keep up with the winter weather forecast by visiting the following link: https://www.weather.gov/shv/winter
US National Weather Service Shreveport Louisiana

This map depicts a reasonable lower-end snowfall amount for the time period shown on the graphic, based on many computer model simulations of possible snowfall totals. This lower amount is an unlikely scenario with a 9 in 10, or 90% chance that more snow will fall, and only a 1 in 10, or 10% chance....

01/07/2021
Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Department of State Health Services

It goes without saying, but pandemics suck! We all feel some "COVID Fatigue." We have to stay in the fight y'all! COVID-19 is just another chapter in the long book of being #TexasTough. Watch our video to learn how to fight "COVID Fatigue."
#HealthyTexas #COVID19TX

12/31/2020
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The City of Texarkana, Texas
12/17/2020

The City of Texarkana, Texas

🙏🙏🙏
12/02/2020

🙏🙏🙏

One of our brothers needs your prayers.

Captain Michael Clark was admitted to the hospital last night for complications related to COVID. Mike is a tough guy and we are looking forward to his returning to work soon.

We ask that you take time right now to pray for Mike’s quick recovery. We ask that you pray for his wife Judith and their young family, and we ask that you pray for the medical staff that is looking after him.

12/02/2020
Be Kind, Wear a Mask Texarkana

Protect Yourself, Protect First Responders, Hospital Workers and Your Community. Wear a Mask Texarkana. 😷😷😷

Texas Division of Emergency Management
11/30/2020

Texas Division of Emergency Management

#COVID19Testing continues across Texas with more than 2,200 testing locations open today.

📍To find a testing location near you visit 👇

covidtest.tdem.texas.gov

11/25/2020
#ProtectYourself#ProtectYourFamily#ProtectFirstResponders#ProtectTexarkana
11/25/2020

#ProtectYourself
#ProtectYourFamily
#ProtectFirstResponders
#ProtectTexarkana

11/24/2020
Texas Department of State Health Services

#ProtectYourself
#ProtectYourFamily
#ProtectFirstResponders
#ProtectTexarkana

Why do you wear a mask and take #HealthyTexas steps? To help protect yourself and loved ones? To stay healthy and working? To help our hospitals and medical professionals? Whatever your reason, thank you for helping stop COVID-19.

Texas is in a serious fight with COVID and needs all our help. Will you mask up to help yourself, Texas and those you care about?

#ProtectYourself#ProtectFirstResponders#ProtectMedicalWorkers#ProtectYourCommunity😷
11/20/2020

#ProtectYourself
#ProtectFirstResponders
#ProtectMedicalWorkers
#ProtectYourCommunity
😷

#COVID19TX Update: Hospitalizations rapidly climbing as new cases continue to surge. Expect this to get worse before it gets better.

In the last 7 days #Texas averaged:
⬆️8,231 new cases per day
⬆️7,386 current hospitalizations
⬆️126 new fatalities reported per day
#HealthyTexas

COVID is quickly spreading in most Texas communities and it's surging in many areas not hit as hard in the summer. COVID-19 is not a hard lesson you want to, or have to, learn yourself.

We are all fatigued by the pandemic but simple steps save lives. Stay in the fight.

Together for a #HealthyTexas:
🏡Stay home when you can
😷#MaskUpTexas, to protect yourself and others
↔️Stay 6 feet apart
🤒Stay home if sick
🦠Avoid large and risky gatherings
🙌Wash your hands often
🧼Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
👉Don't touch your face with unwashed hands
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Our #COVID19TX dashboard updates daily and has more data, data definitions and disclaimers. Find it here: https://bit.ly/3be7qbJ

#ProtectYourself#ProtectYourFamily#ProtectFirstResponders#ProtectTexarkana
11/19/2020

#ProtectYourself
#ProtectYourFamily
#ProtectFirstResponders
#ProtectTexarkana

11/18/2020
CDC

#ProtectYourself
#ProtectOthers
#ProtectTexarkana

Wearing a mask is not hard. Breathing on a ventilator is. COVID-19 cases are rising fast across the U.S., and if we don’t act together NOW and do what we can to slow the spread, thousands more could die. Stay home when possible. If you go out, be sure to
• Wear a mask over your mouth AND nose.
• Stay at least 6 feet apart from people who do not live in your household and avoid crowds.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Get the facts: https://bit.ly/3bGvO6p.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING:BOWIE COUNTY HEALTH CENTER 902 W. 12TH ST. TEXARKANA, TXREGISTER AT: GOGETTESTED.COM
11/18/2020

FREE COVID-19 TESTING:
BOWIE COUNTY HEALTH CENTER
902 W. 12TH ST. TEXARKANA, TX
REGISTER AT: GOGETTESTED.COM

The City of Texarkana, Texas
10/28/2020

The City of Texarkana, Texas

We've gotten lots of calls asking "What are we doing about Halloween this year?" and that's a great question that needs to be addressed. So, we put together some suggestions that could help you celebrate Halloween safely this year, in light of COVID-19:

Make trick-or-treating safer--

Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.

Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
Wash hands before handling treats.

Wear a mask!
Make your cloth mask part of your costume.
A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
Do NOT wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
Masks should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing

Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
Indoors and outdoors, you are more likely to get or spread COVID-19 when you are in close contact with others for a long time.

Wash your hands
Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or other people.

Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
(Parents: supervise young children using hand sanitizer.)

Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home and before you eat any treats.

Stay tuned for more information over the next few days about how to celebrate Halloween safely! Thanks, Texarkana!

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.

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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.