4-10-2015 | Approx 8:00 a.m. a head on collision occurred on Arkansas CR 73 about 1 mile from the Texas state line. I heard that one of the people involved was trapped under a vehicle and was unresponsive. There were two vehicles involved in the accident. A large diesel engine truck and a small compact car. When I arrived, Miller county officers and LifeNet personnel were working to get the deceased man out from under the car. Photos of this accident:
4-9-2015 | At approx 8:10 p.m. Miller county officers and EMT personelle were called out to CR 125 cross of Robinhood Ln in Texarkana, Arkansas. I do not have the official statement from the police at this time. The call over the scanner stated that a man attempted to force his way into a home. The homeowner shot himself by accident, and then also shot the home invader. I also heard that they had taken 1 man into custody. As soon as I get a statement from police, I will post an update.
4-7-2015 | Approx 9:00 p.m. TAFD responded to a call of a trailer possibly on fire at Davis Lumber. It turned out to be a small box trailer that was on fire with visible smoke coming from the cargo area. We do not know the cause or origin of the fire at this time. Photos of this fire are below.
4-4-2015 | Simply Perfect Marketing put on a business expo and fashion show at the Texas side convention center. Many local businesses were in attendance showcasing their products and services. I had a chance to get to know a hand full of them as I made my way around the event. Photos of the event:
Texarkana Humane Society Free Lunch Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse Wednesday, April 8th 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch is FREE but donations are being accepted!! Come support one of your favorite local organizations!! Menu is BBQ Pulled Pork, seasoned steak fries, & a non-alcoholic beverage
4-7-2015 | Approx 12:50 p.m. TTPD TTFD & Lifenet responded to a multiple vehicle accident occurred in front of Cavender’s on the east bound access road off I-30. The accident involved an 18 wheeler and a motorcycle. The rider of the motorcycle was taken away via ambulance. I was able to ask the driver of the 18 wheeler for a comment, but he appeared to be in shock and did not respond. Photos of this accident below:
4-5-2015 | Approx 4:45 p.m. a vehicle has crashed into Special Events on the Boulevard on Texas Boulevard. At least one person was taken away via ambulance. You can see from one of the photos that the driver left the road, traveled through the parking lot before entering the building. Photos of this accident:
4-3-2015 | Approx 8:00 p.m. Three vehicles were involved in an accident on State line Ave in front of Hooter’s. Two of the vehicles had obvious front end damage and the third had rolled over. When the initial call came across the radio, it was reported that a small child had been thrown from one of the vehicles. At least one person was taken away via ambulance. The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time. The accident caused traffic to back up to the interstate exit which also caused other minor accidents, one that happened just in front…
Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival Starts 05/02/2015 @ 10:00:00 AM The first annual event benefiting the Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area will consist of wine, art, and music with wineries from the state participating, along with many unique food and specialty vendors. We will have live music throughout the day and an auction for 5 wine barrels hand painted by local talented artists. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $10. Spring Lake Park Adjacent to I-30 between State Line Ave and Summerhill Rd exits Texarkana, Texas Phone: 903-223-8021
Benefiting the Randy Sam’s Outreach Center April 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM Hopkin’s Icehouse 301 E 3rd Street Texarkana, AR 71854 Phone: 903-792-7024 Cigars, Tinis, and Tunes benefiting the Randy Sam’s Outreach Center features cigars, specialty martinis, and music by the 2 Pianos. Sponsorships and tickets available. Tickets are $50. Please call Jennifer Laurent with questions at 903-792-7024
Four States Auto Museum 10th Annual Spring Car Show May 16, 2015 8:00 AM 217 Laurel Street Texarkana, AR 71854 Phone: 903-826-3598 $250 prize to the Best of Show. Over 30 classes for early model cars and trucks, late model cars and trucks, Rat Rods, Hot Rods and special classes for Muscle Cars, Corvettes and Mustangs. Raffles and Door prizes. Registration is from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Awards at 3:30 PM
Walk for Life 5K/10K May 2, 2015 7:00 AM Spring Lake Park-Pavilion #1 4303 North Park Road Texarkana, TX 75503 Phone: 903-748-4578 1st Choice Pregnancy Center’s 16th Annual Walk for Life and 2nd Annual 5K. This year will include a 1-Mile Kid’s Fun Run and a 10K Run.
Relay for Life – Texarkana April 25, 2015 3:30 PM to 9:30 PM Four States Fair Grounds 3700 East 50th Street Texarkana, AR 71854 Phone: 903-244-6403 The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. Relay for Life is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer.
Caddo Area Council Boy Scouts of America Scout-O-Rama 2015 Date: April 10-12, 2015 Time: 3:00 PM to 10:00 AM Spring Lake Park Texarkana, TX 75501 Phone: 903-793-2179 Event is open to the public Saturday, April 11th 12:00 PM-4:00 PM