Texarkana USA... "Where Life Is So Large It Takes Two States"

Why? Texarkana USA is really two cities located in the northeast corner of Texas and the southwest corner of Arkansas.

While here, you'll see why Texarkana of today is so much more: a thriving metro-center serving nineteen counties in four states. Its diversified economy is supported by manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, transportation, education and retail. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the moderate climate and a variety of recreational and entertainment activities.

Who named Texarkana is up for debate. The popular version credits Colonel Gus Knobel, who surveyed this section for the Iron Mountain Railroad right-of-way from Little Rock. The story goes that Colonel Knobel wrote "Tex-Ark-Ana" on a board and nailed it to a tree and remarked that this was the name of the town which is going to be built here. Colonel Knobel thought he was at or near the spot where the borders of three states met. So, he named the city after these states - Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana. (In actuality, the Louisiana border was approximately 30 miles away.)

A visit to Texarkana USA reveals a host of historic treasures: annual festivals, entertainment from performing arts, art exhibits, shopping, great outdoors and sports, wonderful restaurants and a citizenry proud to call Texarkana home!

Texarkana Independent School District Names Rep. Marvin L. Abney and Dr. Lanny G. Chasteen as 2018 Distinguished Alumni

Summer STEMology Camps Available from TISD

Texas Middle School STEM Girls Rule during East Texas Regional Science Fair; Headed to State Competition

TISD Board of Trustees March Meeting Covers Maintenance & Construction Vendors, Instructional Materials Allotment, Snow Day Payouts and Trustee Election Cancellation

Texas Middle School has 26 Students Earn Top Spots during TAMU-T Regional History Day Competition

Forty-Five Texas High Band Students Earned 56 Gold First Division Rating Medals during UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

Top Honors Earned by Texas High School Commercial Photography Students During ATPI Conference

Ten DECA Students from Texas High School Earn Regional Honors; One Named State Finalist & Alternate for Nationals

Texas High School Art Students Score 20 Superior Ratings; One Advancing to State Competition

THS Winter Guard Takes First Place Finish during NTCA Competition

Texas Middle School UIL Academic Students Awarded Sixty-Two Medals during recent District Competition

Westlawn Elementary School Lauded for Professional Learning Program by Learning Forward Texas

Texas HighSteppers Earn Super Sweepstakes Awards and other Accolades during Marching Auxiliaries Competition

Texas High School Culinary Arts & Commercial Baking Students Advance to SkillsUSA Texas State Leadership Competition

Texas Middle School Student Scientists Take Top Honors at Regional Science Fair