Whether you live on the Texas side or Arkansas side of town there has always been a friendly rivalry between the cities. That's what makes us Twice as Nice right? This past Tuesday, July 28, both mayors got together in downtown Texarkana USA to issue a challenge to the citizens of Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana Ar. 

Texarkana Mayor, Bob Bruggeman and Texarkana, Arkansas Mayor, Allen Brown announced a friendly challenge to see which part of the twin city will get the higher percentage of participation in the 2020 Census over the next month.


The Battle of the Border Census Challenge is on!

According to a press release, both Mayors will have a team that consists of members from the joint census committee. Not only will the winner own bragging rights, but will also enjoy watching the losing Mayor wear the winning state’s apparel for one week following the announcement of the winner.

The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census be conducted every 10 years. Census data is used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs how state, local, and federal lawmakers will allocate billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities.

We need to make sure everyone gets counted so our community can have the resources it needs.

Completing the census is easier than ever. For the first time households have been encouraged to respond electronically. Visit my2020census.gov to fill out the form online.

For help responding to the census, customer service representatives are available every day.

English: (844) 330-2020

Spanish: (844) 468-2020

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