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1 dead, 1 injured in wreck on Highway 59 near Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) - First responders were called to a fatal wreck at around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1. The incident took place on Highway 59 near Highway 2148, just south of Texarkana. Officials say an SUV was headed north when they crashed. The cause of the single-vehicle wreck...
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HOOKED ON EAST TEXAS: Paddlefish -- a comeback story

KARNACK, Texas — Something historic, or rather pre-historic happened at Caddo Lake recently. Hooked On East Texas was there as efforts resumed to bring back a fish older than the dinosaurs. When we arrived, visitors were already lined up along Caddo Lake to get a rare glimpse of something...

Texarkana Regional Airport purchasing new property

TEXARKANA, USA (KTAL/KMSS) – The Texarkana Regional Airport is purchasing eight acres of land to attract some aviation-based businesses to the area. Both sides of the city approved a resolution authorizing the purchase from Plainfield LLC. The undeveloped land is located between the airport’s property and East 19th Street.

Summer Fun in the SBC

Oh summertime, long days, short nights, warm weather, pool time, ice cream, road trips, and sunny days. One sunny, sunflower day particularly comes to mind. This June, take a short road trip just north of Shreveport to see the Sunflower Trail and Festival. Head north on the Old Dixie-Shreveport Road until you reach a little town called Gilliam, Louisiana. You will be amazed to see thousands and thousands of sunflowers in bloom, turning the landscape into something out of an unforgettable dream. The 23rd Annual Sunflower Festival will be held on June 18th from 9 am to 3 pm.

Mystery Of The “Raining Fish” In Texarkana

A couple of sleuths think they’ve cracked the case of falling fish in Texarkana. Last December, hundreds of fish fell on roads, roofs, and even the runway in Texarkana during a storm. Pennsylvania independent natural phenomenon researcher Sharon Hill and Australian author Paul Cropper think Cormorants dumped them from the mouths and stomachs. Many locals said the large to medium size fowl are common in the area. She says these sensitive birds tend to lose their lunch when they get upset. Some fish was as long as six inches, and the University of Texas lab for biodiversity hopes to test the mess for bird DNA samples.
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The Many Lives of Caddo Lake

About an hour before a torrential late-night downpour, Caddo Lake State Park came alive. Inside our roomy four-person tent, pitched forty yards or so from a large pond, my boyfriend, Sean, and I had settled into side-by-side cots, our shaggy little mutt, Bandit, curled up between us. We tried to sleep, but the world outside had other plans.

Texas Chuck Wagon holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

Texas Chuck Wagon held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today in Nash to celebrate the business’ induction into the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce. As customers filled the restaurant’s main room, spokespeople from Texarkana’s big businesses met in the banquet room. Representatives for places like Texarkana College, Farmers Bank and Trust, and Christus St. Michael were in attendance. Chuck Wagon’s owner, Steve Morse, gave a quick speech. He discussed the future of the business and thanked everyone for attending. A representative for the Chamber of Commerce spoke and thanked Chuck Wagon for bringing in profits for the city. Everyone then gathered outside for the ceremony. The crowd cheered on Morse as he cut the symbolic red ribbon.


ONGOINGThird Friday, May through OctoberThe Hughes Springs Cruise Night returns the third Friday of the month, from May through October.

Celebrate ‘National Yoga Day’ And Go To A Class

Today is National Yoga Day and to celebrate I wanted to let you know about a couple of things that people that are experienced or new to Yoga can check out in Texarkana. Did you the Texarkana Parks and Recreation Department offers free Yoga classes every Wednesday? The Yoga classes will take place at the Southwest Center located at 3222 W. 7th Street will offer Yoga classes every Wednesday from 5:30 until 6:30 and are free of charge.