With the temps soaring above 100, here are 5 cool things to do in Texarkana this weekend.

1. Help A World War II Veteran Celebrate HIs 100 Birthday.  This is what Jim had to say about this special birthday guy:

 

His name is Archie Thomas, Mr. Thomas is an Army Air Corp WWII Veteran and former Prisoner of War, and he turns 100 years old on July 13, 2022.

You can do a little shopping and get a real old-school card mailed out to Archie for his birthday.

 

Archie Thomas 100 Birthday - Texas General Land Office
Archie Thomas 100 Birthday - Texas General Land Office
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 2. Local Live Music. This weekend has some great bands you can see. It is a boot Scootin country weekend in Texarkana featuring the honky tonk sounds of Genevieve Allen.

3. Great Food That Was Invented In Arkansas. I have a story about three great things to eat that were invented in Arkansas. I have included videos of the recipes in the story so you can make them at home in the air conditioning.

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4. Farmer's Markets in Texarkana are both open for you to check out.

The Farmer's Market in Texarkana Texas is holding its annual 'Biggest Tomato' contest. You can see all of the details here.

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Gateway Farmers Market. The Market on the Texarkana Arkansas side will be open on Saturday. All the details are here.

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5. 5Texarkana Restaurants That Have Stood The Test Of Time. This weekend you can check out these 5 restaurants that have been in Texarkana through thick and thin and one of these places has been in business for 65 years.

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