The Texarkana Arkansas Board of Directors has adopted a resolution to declare an emergency, so that crews can start spraying for mosquitoes in an effort to curb the spread of the West Nile Virus.

Mosquito Spraying begins tonight. We shall target the areas of known concern first and the Arkansas High School Area. Currently, we plan to spray at 10:00 pm until the truck runs out of pesticide in the tank.

Crews will begin spraying in areas with confirmed cases of West Nile first, then move on to creeks, go around schools, and parks, then on to citizen complaint areas.

For people on the Arkansas side of the line, the cities' Facebook Page has this contact info,

If you have locations you feel are need of immediate spraying, please email and title the subject Mosquito Spray Request - Street Name. Please list the street name.

Crews plan to begin spraying between 10 p.m. tonight, and 2 a.m. Friday morning.  Without the Board of Directors adopting the emergency resolution state law dictates that the city would have to wait 30 days to spray, and with as many confirmed cases as reported by the Texas side of the city, they need to start spraying right away.  Arkansas has not yet released any numbers for confirmed cases of West Nile.