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Area Description

Texarkana, Texas is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, located in the Ark-La-Tex region. Together with neighboring Texarkana, Arkansas, it forms the community of Texarkana. The two separate municipalities have their own mayor, city councils and city staffs but sometimes function as one city. The twin cities are friendly combined with down home hospitality with a mix of historical and architectural treasures, natural beauty, and metropolitan conveniences. Texarkana, Texas have multiple beautiful city parks, a public golf course, The Texarkana Golf Ranch, rated as one of the top golf courses in Texas.

Texarkana began over 140 years ago as a railroad city, several of the earliest buildings are still standing and boast architectural embellishments from the early 20th Century. State Line Avenue will bring you into the historic Downtown Texarkana with its a thriving arts and historic community that boasts a one-of-kind, second most photographed, U.S Federal Courthouse.

The Texarkana Convention Center located in the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn and provide an excellent venue for conventions, weddings, and other events. Texarkana, Texas is a medical hub for the Ark-LA-Tex Region with its local hospitals and other health care facilities that provide sate-of-the-art healthcare to its patients. Its industrial base is broadly diversified and residents benefit from exceptional educational institutions, medical facilities, a variety of arts and cultural events and festivals, expanding restaurants, retail and economic development, affordable real estate and a low cost of living. This makes Texarkana, Texas an ideal place for people to live, work and raise a family and is a great place for those looking to retire or relocation.

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   Here you will find a variety of restaurants, museums, theaters, art and great places for indoor and out door entrainment. Texarkana has a variety of antique and specialty shops for home decorating. One of our most visible clusters is in the hostility industry. Two new conventions centers and twelve new hotels have been opened within the last five years. Texarkana has an expansive Transportation network which include Interstate 30 as well as the I-49 and I-69 corridors and an improved state highway system.

The Four States Fairground welcomes the Four States Fair and Rodeo each year. The Fairgrounds are located a directly across from city park which has lighted walking trails and fishing. Texarkana Repertory (TEX-REP) Company, is a non-profit organization that provides the community’s theatre’ at the Stillwell on the Texarkana College campus. They collaborate with the Texarkana College students for two out of the four shows they have per season. TEX-REP also showcase local talent by holding auditions open to the community for all ages. For 23 yeas TEX-REP continues to create shows that the community can laugh, cry, and learn from. The venue for our local festivals is downtown Front Street This outdoor venue has been the location for Mardi Gras Festivities, Railfest Concerts, Oktoberfest Celebrations, NFL weekend and staging areas for parades and outreach events.


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In recent years our cultural arts have developed nicely the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council is the art, entertainment, and arts education hub of Texas and Arkansas. From theater performances to fine art exhibits and arts classes for kids and adults, as well as Professional Development for arts educators, you will find your inspiration with TRAHC! The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (TSO) primarily performed their concerts in the beautiful, historic Perot Theatre in downtown Texarkana, USA.

The Perot Theatre was fully restored in 1924 and host plays, concerts and other forms of entertainment. The museum of Regional History is the oldest brick buildings in Texarkana and is a genealogist dream. The Ace of Clubs House represent the best example of Classical Revival style. Downtown offers a multitude of beautiful homes, historic churches, and monuments that make downtown walks perfect on any day.

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The Texarkana Urban Transit District is known locally as the T-Line. Texarkana mass transit system is very small. Operating hours are from 6:00am to 6:30 pm. There are seven routes that cover about 90% of the shopping and business routes. Ark-Tex Council of Governments Rural Transit District (TRAX) provides low-cost transportation for residents of Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Red River and Titus counties from their homes or other designated pick up points to meet transportation needs. TRAX transportation can be used for transportation needs such as: Beauty Shop, Grocery Shopping, Bill Paying, Doctor Appointments, to and from work and Banking.

Medical Facilities


Christus St. Michael Health System is a Catholic, faith-based health system that offer a full scope of expensive health care services. The campus sits on 129 acres and includes a 312 bed acute-care hospital; a 50 bed rehabilitation hospital; a outpatient rehabilitation center; an outpatient imaging center; and a community health and fitness center. Collom and Carney is a multi-specialty physicians group practice with physicians and staff committed to providing quality health care and services.

Wadley regional Medical Center is a 370 bed, state of the art hospital that offers comprehensive healthcare services including emergency care, heart care, and advance surgical procedures. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is one of 8 regional centers across the state and is home to the UAMS College of Health Professionals. The UAMS mission is; Teaching, Healing, Searching and Serving.

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Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  33.0  43.5  54.0  3.9 "
 Feb  37.0  48.0  59.0  4.5 "
 Mar  44.0  55.5  67.0  4.7 "
 Apr  52.0  63.5  75.0  4.2 "
 May  62.0  72.0  82.0  5.1 "
 Jun  70.0  79.5  89.0  4.8 "
 Jul  73.0  83.0  93.0  3.8 "
 Aug  72.0  82.5  93.0  2.2 "
 Sep  65.0  75.5  86.0  3.6 "
 Oct  53.0  64.5  76.0  5.3 "
 Nov  43.0  54.0  65.0  5.0 "
 Dec  35.0  45.5  56.0  5.2 "


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The warmest month is July. The highest recorded temperature was 117°F (47°C) in 1936. On average, the coolest month is January. The lowest recorded temperature was -6°F (-21°C) in 1989. The most precipitation, on average, occurs in November.

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Cost of Living for Texarkana, TX

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The Housing Authority of Texarkana Texas (HATT) is dedicated to providing our community with quality, affordable housing that is decent, well maintained and free from drugs and violent crime. They endeavor to provide livable communities that are made up of a diverse range of incomes so that the children of our communities have role models that are visible and striving to make economic gains for their families. Texarkana offers is Seniors a range of living options that's as active or calm as you like it, with many conveniences and friendly neighbors including: Independent living that offers seniors spacious patio homes and newly renovated apartment homes.

There are assisted living facilities available with caring professional staff members to help with daily activities such as personal hygiene and grooming, dressing, eating, mobility and medication management. The assisted living facilities can also provide transportation to local medical appointments. Assisted living apartments include a kitchenette, private bath and walk-in shower with built-in safety features. Texarkana have a variety of nursing home facilities available for residents requiring rehabilitation, short-term, long-term, skilled or respite care. Personal assistance services and licensed skilled care visits to local seniors living in their homes can also be an option for families requiring this type of assistance. Texarkana's licensed professional home health nursing staff is available for complete support 24/7.

Senior Assistance in Texarkana, TX

Texarkana, Texas offers the following assistance for seniors:


Local individuals and families who either are facing an eviction, who have lost their homes or who may be at risk of losing their homes may be able to qualify for help from the Salvation Army of Texarkana. Texarkana Friendship Center offers rent, utility bill and other payment assistance as well as a mass feeding and humanitarian services for the needy and low income in the area. Randy Sams Outreach Shelters offers electric bill payment assistance for those who are not receiving any federal government assistance. They also offer Homelessness Prevention and Homeless Assistance, help with prescription medication, counseling, and other forms of aid. Whether you or a loved one is in need of a senior living home, assisted living facilities, in home care services, a nursing home, adult day care services, retirement home, or are suffering from memory loss, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, our team of senior care advisors can help you find the best care services or senior living option for your needs in the city or surrounding area of your choice in Texas. Open Placement is one of the premier senior helper guide to finding the best Texas senior care services and housing options for you or your loved one. Our experienced senior advisor staff will give you personalized attention and service to help you save time and money while finding the best senior care services or housing options in Texas for your needs.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

If you want to do something meaningful in the Texarkana community, whether you're looking to raise funds, raise awareness, or just raise spirits, you'll find there are endless opportunities to get involved in causes that matter to you right here in Texarkana and the surrounding towns. Hands on Texarkana offers volunteer opportunities in the community and refers prospective volunteers to appropriate agencies depending on where your interest are.

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