WeeklyLIFT (+Top Ten) Week of Feb 29

Week of

Feb. 29, 2016

Brought to you by Leadership Texarkana

 Enjoy the WeeklyLIFT

Good news and good ideas for everyone– 
from the LT Class of 2016.
To sign on or to submit suggestions
click here.


There is power and pride in knowing “What’s to Love” about Texarkana USA!  Take a tour of discovery with the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce’s FREE “Discover Texarkana Driving Tour” self-guided audio tour of local attractions.


Just pop this CD into your car’s CD player, and you get a guided tour of some amazing local points of interest, including: the nation’s only federal building built in two states, the colorful (and recently restored) SCOTT JOPLIN MURAL depicting scenes from the life of “The Father of Ragtime Music”, a one-of-a-kind, 12ft sound wall, the musical performance from Tesla coils, and other entertaining and educational experiences at the DISCOVERY PLACE CHILDRENS MUSEUM, our majestic PEROT THEATRE, centuries-old CHURCHES of most every denominations, the first class TEX-ARK ANTIQUE AUTO MUSEUM, and much much more. This entertaining and informative tour is sure to give you a new perspective on our hometown.  Stop by the Chamber of Commerce, grab a copy, load up family and frieds, and explore Texarkana today!  

                           Texarkana USA:  
      A thriving center for business, education and
         culture that attracts–and serves–us all.

Citizens committed to 
Working Smart for Excellence,
Educational and Cultural Riches, 
Community Pride from Looking Great
and Pride from Knowing Our Stories;
Economic, Social and Personal Well-Being


Public Works Director Carl Teel has lots of opportunities for every individual and organizaiton to participate in Operation Facelift in Texarkana, AR, with an astounding twenty-plus spots already adopted. You can play a part in keeping Texarkana, USA clean, neat, green and pretty not only by pledging to keep your own property and business clean but also by participating in the city wide initiatives of Operation Face Lift and Adopt a Spot. For information contact http://www.texarkanacentral.com/facelift.html

     Keeping Texarkana Beautiful:


OR to adopt-a-spot in Texarkana, TX, more here

Stepping Up to
Make a Difference

“One of the biggest challenges in leadership is allowing other people to grow and to build a future crop of leaders within our community,” said Norton. [...leadership is not the title] “…In reality it is a responsibility… to help others reach their fullest potential and to show them
how to reach that potential.”

For anyone wanting to make a difference in Texarkana:  
“My one wish would be for all family [and community) members to be involved in every aspect of the lives of their children... the result would be all encompassing."

                            Paul Norton 
          Superintendent, Texarkana, TX ISD
      2014 Graduate of Leadership Texarkana
       Yet Another "Best and Brightest" Native


Featured Sponsor

Leadership Texarkana is blessed with an ever-growing list of Sponsoring Partners–ALL of whom we appreciate!  
Each week we'll feature one, beginning with our founding partners who've been with us since 2011.          

                 THANKS!! TO              

Things to do in Texarkana this week... 


Sandi Patty

  • Legendary.  Your chance to see and hear the legendary Sandi Patty sing Broadway Stories happens on March 6th at 7:30 p.m. in the beautiful, historic Perot Theatre.  The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra concert features Sandi Patty, the Sandi Patty Trio, and the Texarkana Symphony Chamber Singers.  Click here for tickets and details.  

  • Want to know more? ...about horses and competition? Want your kids to know more? The 4 States Fairgounds Arena is hosting the Lucky Dog Barrel Race March 4 through 6 from 11 A.M. until 10 P.M. daily.  For more info, click here.

  • Double your pleasure. Enjoy a great breakfast and support children in our community at the same time! The Kiwanis Club of Texarkana Foundation is conducting their 58th Annual Pancake Day and 5K run on March 5 at the Truman Arnold Center of Texarkana College. For more information

  • Need for Speed:  Friday, March 4, you can run your own car down a ¼ mile drag strip and test your skill! Just south of Texarkana at 5700 Thunder Road, Gilliam La. Beginning at 6:00 P.M. Bring family and friends and let everyone have fun watching the drag racing. Kids under ten are free.  

  • Tennis anyone? Saturday, March 5 the Texas A&M-Texarkana Women’s tennis team is scheduled to play LSU-Shreveport at 10:00 A.M. and Texas Wesleyan University at 4:00 P.M. The matches will be at Northridge Country Club. For more on the season schedule.

  • Adopt a Pet! Fun and companionship together in one opportunity! For preview of pets ready for adoption please click here or go by and visit at 203 Harrison Street on the Arkansas side to get to know some of the pets individually and get a chance to interact with them up close and personal.

  • Go Fish! Texarkana USA offers wonderful fishing opportunities on both sides of the line:  Spring Lake Park and Bringle Lake in Texarkana, Texas, and Bobby Ferguson Park in Texarkana, Arkansas are great places to take spend an afternoon and hours of quality time with your loved ones!  Teach a kid to fish! It’s an activity for all to share and enjoy. Fishing from the shore line is usually the best place for novice beginners and it does not require expensive gear- mainly just a pole of some sort with a hook on the line and a few worms to get the fun started!

  • There's Still Time.  Reduce your risk for heart disease by 90%! Elevation Health Chiropractic- Texarkana at 3325 Richmond Road is sponsoring a Heart Health Workshop Monday, February 29 at 6:00 P.M. For more details.


Local favorites of the week–fare that’s “totally Texarkana”:

  • "...the chicken and spaghetti at Julie’s Deli at Summerhill Square."                  
    Alyssa Howard
    Events and Marketing Coordinator
    Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
  • "...the many outstanding local burger selections at TLC on Broad Street, Reggie’s Burgers at the Pavilion, and Old Tyme Burger Shop on Arkansas Blvd." 

    Tim Johnson
    Ward 3, City Board of Directors
    City of Texarkana, AR


Take the time NOW to lift up those you admire–individuals, organizations, youth.  Nominate online NOW for LT's Wilbur Awards  

Deadline March 1
Lift them up NOW - or eulogize them eloquently at their funerals ...

[email protected] | LT • PO Box 311 • Texarkana, USA 75504-0311 | 903.792.0011

Share this post:

Comments on "WeeklyLIFT (+Top Ten) Week of Feb 29"

Comments 0-5 of 0

Please login to comment