Texarkana Convention Center Showdown Ends in Dueling Developments

by Luke Jones  on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 12:00 am  

Harold Boldt, left, and Kenny Haskin said the planned water park on the Arkansas side will be a “game changer.” (Photo by Luke Jones)

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times - but mostly the latter. In the mid-2000s, Texarkana's economy was slumping, and city leaders were searching for ways to prod it back to life. What ensued was a development race yielding two convention c

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