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March 17th, 2015

The 41st annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism was a great success in Texarkana


The 41st annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism was a great success in Texarkana
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February 12th, 2015

Several Thousand attend the 3rd annual Mardi Gras on Front Street


January 15th, 2015

Mardi Gras Returns to Front Street on February 7th

Mardi Gras Returns to Front Street on February 7th
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Parade Information

  • The Mardi Gras parade begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
  • Parade applications are due January 23, 2015.
  • Participants will be contacted by January 30, 2015 and given their entry number and a map of the parade route.
  • Line‐up begins at 12:30 p.m. and participants must be in line by 2 p.m. Judging of the floats will begin at 2 p.m.

Parade Application
Vendor Application

For additional information call DeAnna O’Malley at 903‐748‐0782.

January 12th, 2015

Public Notice - Fairview Elementary - E. 17th Street from Hickory Street to Garland Street - January 16

On Friday, January 16, 2015: E. 17th Street from Hickory Street to Garland Street by Fairview Elementary School shall be converted from “One Way Traffic” to “Limited One Way and Two Way Traffic” depending on the time of day. During the hours of 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM on Monday-Friday, it shall be “One Way.” At all other times, it shall be “Two Way Traffic.” New street signs shall be installed Friday, January 16, 2015. Also, a Four-Way Stop shall be placed at Hickory Street and E. 17th Street. This conversion is part of the new sidewalk system installed from County Ave to Fairview Elementary. Future Sidewalk improvements will work to tie Jefferson Ave. to Fairview Elementary.

December 5th, 2014

Live United Bowl returns to Razorback Stadium on December 6th


November 12th, 2014

Nix Creek trail expanded with addition of Jones Creek Bridge


Nix Creek trail expanded with addition of Jones Creek Bridge
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October 27th, 2014

Vendor application, 2014 Christmas Parade

Download the application here.

October 23rd, 2014

Public Notice - Road Closure - Jefferson Ave from E. 18th Street to E. 24th Street - UPDATE #2

Update:

Contractor has resolved his asphalt mix design and plans the following:

Friday Close road from 8:00 am till noon to pave the side street connections to Jefferson Avenue.

Monday Close road from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm to pave Jefferson Avenue.

They will hand out written notices to residents living off Jefferson Avenue in the construction zone informing them of the work. Residents living within the construction zone will be allowed to enter/exit.

The contractor is being charged a monetary penalty per day for the project delays.

October 16th, 2014

Public Notice - Road Closure - Jefferson Ave from E. 18th Street to E. 24th Street - UPDATE

Milling of the asphalt on Jefferson Ave from E 18th to E 24th is starting now.

The contractor has now updated his schedule to include closing to road from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm today, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday. Local traffic to your home is allowed but not through traffic.

October 13th, 2014

Public Notice - Road Closure - Jefferson Ave from E. 18th Street to E. 24th Street - October 15-17

Jefferson Avenue from E. 18th Street to E. 24th Street will be closed to thru traffic beginning Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to perform street pavement overlay. The work is expected to take 3 days and be opened for traffic late Friday, October 17.

Citizens may take Pinson Drive, Franklin Drive, Highway 67, County Ave or numerous other local north-south streets as alternate routes to Arkansas High School and points south.

Special Notice Inclusion for Arkansas High School thru Robin Stover.

This project is part of the State Aid City Streets Program Grant funded 90% by the State of Arkansas and 10% by the City of Texarkana, Arkansas as approved by City Board of Directors on May 5, 2014 with Resolutions No. 6152 & 6153.

Sincerely,

Paul Hackleman, P.E., CFM
Public Works Director
City of Texarkana, Arkansas 71854
903.691.0015 cell
870.779.4977 office

October 3rd, 2014

Texarkana: Above & Beyond An aerial view of our city


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