Tonight's “Young Sheldon” episode includes references to a comic book convention in Texarkana that actually happened, whether they know it on the show or not. The "Young Sheldon" TV series called it Texarkana-Con, which is close. It was actually a science fiction convention called Texar-Kon, and it happened five years in a row starting in 1981.
Should we start calling every Wednesday in Arkansas "Winning Wednesday? That's because over the last two Wednesday's January 12, and yesterday, January 18, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery had two Arkansas players win $1 million dollars!
It has been said and I agree, Alex Smith Park is a hidden gem in Miller County, Arkansas. Texarkana Scout Troop 3 has used it for many years for primitive camping experiences and earning merit badges. There are several Eagle Scout projects around the park as well, two of which I helped build myself. Smith Park has always been a very handy place to get away without having to drive too far away. In
Nashville, Arkansas Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Terrance Williamson stands small caliber action team (SCAT) watch on the forecastle of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6).
The Texarkana Arkansas Board of Directors met last night. There were a lot of Texarkana citizens, including representatives from local animal rescue organizations who spoke up about the large number of stray and abandoned dogs and cats in our area.
Covid cases may be starting to go down a bit in the state of Arkansas but still not down enough to continue with plans for a fundraiser for Kid's College. The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Foundation made the tough decision to reschedule the 15th Annual Beads, Bags, and Bangles Kids’ College fundraiser due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the area.
Brewsters on the Boulevard coffee house opened up in 2019 and from all reports seemed to be doing pretty well on Texas Blvd. A popular hangout for younger folks like my 20-year-old son who went there for one of his favorite drinks almost every day.
Big congratulations to The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana College Relations Department. They won big time at the 9th Annual Education Digital Marketing Awards competition that was recently held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Filling up your gas tank can hurt when gas prices are high. Last week we found out that inflation is the worst in 40 years. Yikes! But, that is for another discussion. The real question is 'Where is the cheapest gas in Texarkana?'