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Texarkana: A GREAT place to call home! - 3/14/2012
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Mark B
Texarkana, TX

Texarkana, USA is a exceptional place to live and work!I grew up on the Arkansas side(Graduated from AR HS & Texas A&M-TXK with BS, MS) and I have lived the past 20+ years on the Texas side. I have two girls that have gone and one still attending Morriss Elementary.The TISD Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics & Engineering Elementary School offers an innovative engineering curriculum along with an accelerated mathematics program that has provided a rigorous and seamless STEM education that serves as a national model for how young children can become engaged and educated. All of the local school systems have made great strides to provide challenging academic programs. There are 5 High schools located within Texarkana, TASD, TISD, L.E.ISD, PGISD & Trinity Christian School. We could not be more pleased with the academic opportunities within Texarkana, USA for educational advancement (Texarkana College, Texas A&M-TXK and U of AR-Hope-TXK). The I-30 corridor has exploded w growth over the past 15 years!The completion of I-49 and I-69 will only add to the economic development of this entire region. There are a world of recreational choices within this region; whether it's athletics, leisurely activities or you are a serious sportsman, this region is for you! The Ouachita Mountains are just to the north or black water bayous to the south; our regions is idealy positioned for the best of all worlds! And if you still crave a BIG city, Dallas, Little Rock or Shreveport is just a short drive away! I've moved away twice in my life, but I'm proud to call TEXARKANA "my home!"

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Mark B
Texarkana, TX

Texarkana: A GREAT place to call home! - 3/14/2012

Texarkana, USA is a exceptional place to live and work!I grew up on the Arkansas side(Graduated from AR HS & Texas A&M-TXK with BS, MS) and I have lived the past 20+ years on the Texas side. I have two girls that have gone and one still attending Morriss Elementary.The TISD Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics & Engineering Elementary School offers an innovative engineering curriculum along with an accelerated mathematics program that has provided a rigorous and seamless STEM education that serves as a national model for how young children can become engaged and educated. All of the local school systems have made great strides to provide challenging academic programs. There are 5 High schools located within Texarkana, TASD, TISD, L.E.ISD, PGISD & Trinity Christian School. We could not be more pleased with the academic opportunities within Texarkana, USA for educational advancement (Texarkana College, Texas A&M-TXK and U of AR-Hope-TXK). The I-30 corridor has exploded w growth over the past 15 years!The completion of I-49 and I-69 will only add to the economic development of this entire region. There are a world of recreational choices within this region; whether it's athletics, leisurely activities or you are a serious sportsman, this region is for you! The Ouachita Mountains are just to the north or black water bayous to the south; our regions is idealy positioned for the best of all worlds! And if you still crave a BIG city, Dallas, Little Rock or Shreveport is just a short drive away! I've moved away twice in my life, but I'm proud to call TEXARKANA "my home!"[read more...]


Daleelad
Houston, TX

Nice place...but - 9/16/2011

It's a nice city to raise children in; very safe; friendly people. The job situation is not great. The pay isn't high either. There's not much professional employment unless you know the right people. Schools are good though. No nightlife! Not an easy place to be young and single. Texas side is the good side. Arkansas side is a scary ghetto dump. [read more...]


Ronald
Texarkana, AR

Awful Place to Live - 2/13/2011

This place has so many negatives that I don't know where to begin. Low paying jobs, nothing for families to do, streets are falling apart and very few sidewalks, low income housing projects everywhere, overpriced homes, crime, an abundance of correctional facilities, run down areas out number the nice areas, and the list goes on. The town itself seems more like a large truck stop. Avoid this place like the plague!!! [read more...]


texark66
Pittsburg, TX

A Growing City and a friendly town ! - 10/14/2010

Very nice town. I have not lived there in a long time, but it is my hometown. There is a new four year University there. Texas A&M @ Texarkana. This city compares with Longview and Tyler, but is smaller then those two East Texas towns. Very conservative, but a great place to come home to. The city has local bus service, Amtrak, Greyhound, and air service to D-FW four times a day.[read more...]


JD
Edinburg, TX

T-Town Love - 7/15/2010

You have to live in Texarkana to really appreciate it! Like any place, it has its share of positives and negatives. But it is a pretty town, just the right size for a lot of people's liking. It is located within easy driving distance of Dallas, Little Rock, and Shreveport. The people are friendly and high school sports are a big deal here. You can find a nice home in a clean and attractive neighborhood for under $200,000. I lived there once and would gladly move back! [read more...]


kd
Texarkana, TX

I grew up here! - 6/18/2009

I have good things and bad things to say about Texarkana! The town itself is beautiful and it is a good place to retire for older people(but im not retiring here)...as for a younger person...its definitely not a city for you and when you get old enough to leave you definitely need to do so! I grew up here, and unfortunately i had to come back for a little while to help out my family with my mom..and its like i never left! Its still the same town with a lot of narrow minded people(not everyone but a lot), its sad that its 2009 and the majority(not all) of the people's mentality here is in 60's it seems...as soon as i can get everything i need to do together. Im leaving..[read more...]


Eric
Texarkana, TX

Texarkana has ruined my life & my family - 5/20/2009

We moved from Ohio to Texarkana in 1978 and all Hell has broken loose since and I can blame this city. The very poor air quality contributes to my Mom's asthma at age 45. The stuck-up snobby women contribute to me still being single at 40. There's nothing to do here too. It really sucks bad! I moved away many times, but had to come back to help with my mom's health. I can't wait to get the hell out of here again for good.[read more...]


IDaveZ
Texarkana, TX

one hit flop. - 5/5/2009

Not livable. THIS PLACE SUCKS!. Do not think about moving here. Go somewhere else. I have been a resident of this community for a long time to know that this place has some horrible people and the feeling I get when I walk out of my door is uncomfortable. Small town with lots of bullshit. If you are rich and own a business you are more likely to succeed here. BULLSHIT.[read more...]


IDaveZ
Texarkana, TX

One hit flop. - 5/5/2009

This town is full of horrible people who play games and try to stare at you as if they are someone out of this world. Do not move here if you are thinking about it. There are a lot more cities in this country that are livable. I really don't like this area. Sure it's pretty cheap to leave here because the pay is 6.55! Pit stop central. This town is good for people who have their own business and have retired or something. THIS PLACE SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [read more...]


Jeremy
Texarkana, TX

outdoor activities - 4/25/2009

Texarkana is two cities wrapped up in one. I love taking a mountain bike ride on the boyscout trail on Arkansas side, then going over to Texas side and playing a little disc golf at Spring Lake Park. There aren't a whole lot of other things to do though, but I give Texarkana USA props for their down home attitude and good ol' boy politics.[read more...]


Dave C
Texarkana, TX

Nice place, but..... - 4/8/2009

Texarkana has its POSITIVES: nice people, great place to raise kids, low traffic, reasonable cost of living, little crime, proximity to large cities (Little Rock, Dallas, Shreveport) lots of nice neighborhoods, good arts and culture for its size. The NEGATIVES: horrible pay...few really good jobs, the Arkansas side is a ghetto dump. The only good jobs/people making money are: lawyers, doctors/nurses, "old money" people, long-established family businesses. There are damm few "corporate" type jobs. The only openings are if someone dies or retires. If you are a white collar (and educated) professional it is very hard to find anything... and if you lose your job...well you'd better call your Real Estate agent right away and get ready to uproot your family!!! (and start checking into a house in Dallas or Houston). [read more...]


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