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Texarkana Doctor Found Guilty of Overprescribing Opioids

Authorities said Dr. Lonnie Parker prescribed about 1.2 million dosage units to 1,508 patients in a two-year period. read more >
Health Care / Legal

Fewer Counts Against Arkansas Doctor in Opioids CaseLock Icon

A superseding indictment has been filed in the case against Dr. Lonnie Joseph Parker of Texarkana. read more >
Health Care / Real Estate

Arkansas Heart Hospital Expanding to Texarkana

A new 21,000-SF clinic is set to open in mid-March. read more >
The 32 companies licensed in Arkansas to sell medical marijuana have sometimes faced challenges in finding commercial real estate zoned for a dispensary.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care

Last of 40 Cannabis Dispensary Licenses Slated for Texarkana, Garland County

The two licenses are expected to be issued by March. read more >
Alan Morse
Business Services / Construction / Investments / Small Business

Ritter Invests $16M in Texarkana’s Internet Infrastructure

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro has invested $16 million in bringing state-of-the-art communications technology and advanced business products and services to Texarkana, Arkansas, and Texarkana, Texas. read more >
The southern portion of Interstate 49 ends in Texarkana, about five miles northeast of this sign, before beginning again in Fort Smith nearly 200 road miles away.
Construction / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Transportation

Texarkana Ready for Interstate 49 Gap to CloseLock Icon

Texarkana officials agree that if and when the long-planned extension of Interstate 49 from Texarkana to Fort Smith is completed, it will be a boon for the economic development. read more >
The police headquarters building in Texarkana, Arkansas.
Government & Politics / Legal / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business / Tourism

Texarkana Says Own Sales Tax Fails Constitutional Test

Texarkana, Arkansas, is in an awkward position: arguing that its own tax is unconstitutional. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Transportation

Texarkana Officials Expect Union Tank Car to Create 150-200 Jobs

Texarkana, Arkansas officials will tour the new Union Tank Car Co. facility, which will bring about 100 jobs to the city. read more >
Harold Boldt, the former city manager for Texarkana, Ark.
Government & Politics

Harold Boldt Is Resigning as Texarkana City Manager

Harold Boldt’s announcement came immediately after the city board’s approval of a $220,000 settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit filed by former city clerk Patti Grey. read more >
Business Services / Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food

Texas Alcohol Election Spurs Glazer’s To Shutter Texarkana Site

Liquor distributor Glazer’s will be closing a facility in Texarkana with the company “transitioning” at the site in March, the company said last week. read more >
Construction / Education / Real Estate / Retail / Small Business

Fort Smith No. 1 in Arkansas Tech Business Index for September, 3Q

Fort Smith returned to the top of the Arkansas Tech University Business Index in September, and also led the way in the third-quarter rankings. read more >
Business Services / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Arkansas MSAs See Declines in Unemployment Rates

Unemployment rates were down in all five MSAs in Arkansas in the second quarter of 2014, according to numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' latest Burgundy Book report. read more >
Jeff K. Sandford

It’s A Great Day in Texarkana (Welcome from Jeff K. Sandford)

An exciting trend for Texarkana is the diversification of business clusters within the Twin Cities. New jobs are being created in industries that are realizing growth and prosperity in and around Texarkana! read more >

Texarkana Offers Reasons To Visit, Options To Stay

With two new convention centers, a water park and Four States Fair grounds, Texarkana is drawing first time visitors to the area in record numbers. read more >

Texarkana Central to Upcoming Transportation Growth

Just from its portamanou name alone, it’s easy to see that Texarkana is a place that belongs to more than just one community. The two cities known as Texarkana serve not just as a central hub for the four states they anchor, but also as a checkpoint for both national transportation and international shipping. read more >
This graph shows the increases and declines in housing prices in Arkansas' metropolitans in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the national average.
Construction / Real Estate

Home Prices, Permits Down Across the State in Final Quarter of 2013

House prices and single-family building permits were down in most metropolitan statistical areas in Arkansas in the fourth quarter of 2013. read more >
Shown are the unemployment rates in five of Arkansas' largest metropolitan areas in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the national average. 
Business Services / Government & Politics

3 Arkansas Areas See Employment Growth Above National Average in 4Q 2013

The unemployment rates in all of Arkansas’ metropolitan statistical areas increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, except in Fort Smith where it remained unchanged from the previous quarter. read more >
In the center of Texarkana’s controversial funding issues is the Arkansas Convention Center at Crossroads Business Park.
Business Services / Construction / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Liens, Looming Audit Put Texarkana Business Park Under More Scrutiny

Since Texarkana rehired its controversial city manager, the financial problems dogging Harold Boldt’s economic development projects have only deepened. read more >
Harold Boldt, left, and Kenny Haskin said the planned water park on the Arkansas side will be a “game changer.”
Construction / Government & Politics / Real Estate / Tourism

Texarkana Convention Center Showdown Ends in Dueling Developments

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 read more >