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!

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Jostens Selects Eleven THS Student Photogaphy Works as National Photo Contest Winners; One Named Grand Champion


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Texas High School Theatre Students Receive Top Awards during Regional UIL OAP


TISD Board of Trustees Meeting for April 2021 Includes Vendor Proposals, Instructional Materials Allotment and First Reading of 2021-22 Budget


Texas High Students Win $2,000 in TxDOT PSA Contest


Texas Middle School Art Student Garners Excellent Rating from Regional Junior Visual Arts Scholastic Event


Texas High School Varsity Mixed Choir Earns Superior Rating at UIL Competition


Morriss Elementary Robotics Teams Make a Commotion during TCEA Virtual Robotics Contest


NASC National Gold Council of Excellence Awarded to Texas High School Student Council for the Thirteenth Consecutive Year


Texas Middle School Band Brings Home First Division Ratings & Sweepstakes Trophy


Tiger Theatre Company Regional Bound for One-Act Play Performance


Large Team National Grand Champion Title and More Awarded to Texas HighSteppers


TISD Awarded Grant from T.L.L. Temple Foundation to Address Challenges due to COVID-19


Texas High School Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Receive UIL Sweepstakes Award


Local Policy on Student Success Initiative for 5th and 8th grades Suspended for 2020-21