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April 21st, 2014

4th Annual RailFest Returns to Front Street May 10th

4th Annual RailFest Returns to Front Street May 10th
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Day Events: (Noon 5pm)
$5 admission, Kids 10 & under FREE


Big Jakes’s BBQ Rib & Chicken cook off

Download Entry Form here


Live Music

Luke Betchner
The Moss Brothers
Slick Leo


For Kids

Bounce Houses
Rock Climbing Wall
Spin Machine
Train Ride
Yogurt eating contest

Concessions

Crawfish
BBQ
Hot Dogs
Baby Granny’s Baked Goods
Bearded Brothers Yogurt
Fair Food (funnel Cakes, Cotton Candy etc)
Beer Sales
And much more!


Evening Concert: (6pm-10pm)
Tickets $12 at the door


Ms. Mac & the Groovetones

Jack Ingram


Order online:
http://www.outhousetickets.com/Venue/Railfest_Texarkana/


Special Thanks to




Visit us on Facebook www.Facebook.com/RailFest
E-Mail: TexarkanaFrontStreet@yahoo.com


March 6th, 2014

Four States Auto Museum Spring Car Show

Four States Auto Museum Spring Car Show
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March 6th, 2014

Four States Cruise Nights

Four States Cruise Nights
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January 31st, 2014

Texarkana students break Guinness World Record

The City of Texarkana, Arkansas, is delighted to announce that Texarkana area students are the official Guinness World Record holder for the most people wearing paper hats!

This title is the result of a community effort made on Nov. 15, 2013. This was the first time the Texarkana community participated in America Recycles Day, a national day of recycling awareness sponsored by Keep America Beautiful.

Students from Texarkana, Liberty-Eylau and Pleasant Grove independent school districts, Texarkana, Arkansas, School District and St. James Day School participated.

The final count that day was 2,639 participants, shattering the previous record of 1,891. The title will be recorded as held by Texarkana, USA Elementary Students.

“I’m so excited about the result,” said Brandy Chewning, recycling coordinator for Texarkana, Arkansas. “I was hopeful but you just never know when there might be a snafu in paperwork that kicks it all back.”

A packet of supporting documentation including photographs, witness letters and count tally forms was submitted to Guinness World Record headquarters in London right after the event. The results were just announced this week.

“The information has not even been updated on the Guinness website yet,” Chewning said. “I’m really anxious to see our community listed there.”

Participating students implemented math and science skills to make their hats, along with unleashed creativity. From fedoras to crowns to top hats, all were in attendance and individual. Students learned about the origin of paper and how to preserve natural resources, and the paper hats were recycled at the end of the event, bringing the environmental education full circle.

The world record attempt was organized by volunteers from the City of Texarkana, Arkansas, participating school districts, city beautification groups from both Texarkanas and Leadership Texarkana. Sponsors of the event were the Four States Fairgrounds, Caraustar and American Signs & Banners.

“It took so much work to make this happen, no one person could have done it alone,” Chewning said. “This community pulled together and pulled off a massive event that put Texarkana on the global map. Hopefully this recognition will really drive home the message of recycling to those students who participated.”

January 23rd, 2014

Mardi Gras returns to Texarkana on March 1st

Mardi Gras returns to Texarkana on March 1st
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December 27th, 2013

Great Things That Happened in Texarkana, AR in 2013



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