The community came out for a historic photo to celebrate Texarkana’s designation as a Texas Cultural District. To mark the occasion many came together at the Federal Building on Stateline Avenue to pose for the largest photograph in two states, including Ross Perot.
Texarkana was one of only seven cities in Texas to be named a Texas Cultural District. Other Texas cities to receive the honor in 2016 are Amarillo, Arlington, Plano, Rockport, Salado, and Waco.
Surprise guest, Ross Perot attended the event and took part in the historic attempt for the largest photo in two states.
Cultural districts are special zones that harness the power of cultural resources to stimulate economic development and community revitalization. These districts can become focal points for generating businesses, attracting tourists, stimulating cultural development and fostering civic pride.