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A biweekly podcast from the Texarkana Gazette. Host Karl Richter talks with some of the most interesting people in Texarkana USA. Recorded in Starbear Studio at the Texarkana Gazette.

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A biweekly podcast from the Texarkana Gazette. Host Karl Richter talks with some of the most interesting people in Texarkana USA. Recorded in Starbear Studio at the Texarkana Gazette.

    Matt Solomon, Historic Preservation Officer, Texarkana, Texas

    Matt Solomon, Historic Preservation Officer, Texarkana, Texas

    Texarkana native Matt Solomon became the Texas side's Historic Preservation Officer in January 2024, and he wasted no time getting to work compiling a survey of the city's historic markers.
    He and Karl talked about his plans to replace and reinstall some local markers, as well as people and places worthy of future markers. They also spoke about Texarkana, Texas, City Hall, and preparations to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its official opening in 2025.

    • 48 min
    Allen Brown, mayor of Texarkana, Arkansas

    Allen Brown, mayor of Texarkana, Arkansas

    Second-term Arkansas-side Mayor Allen Brown and Karl talk about a variety of topics including economic development, hiring for key city government positions and street repair.

    • 34 min
    LOCAL HISTORY | The Caddo Nation, Part 2

    LOCAL HISTORY | The Caddo Nation, Part 2

    This episode is the second in our new local history series featuring Dr. Laura Sikes, assistant professor of history and director of the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
    Laura starts the series with the history of the Texarkana region’s original residents, the Caddo Nation.
    LINKS
    Source — “Caddo Indians: Where We Come From,” by Cecile Elkins Carter
    Caddo Indian Pottery Collection at Northeast Texas Community College
    Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
    Send Karl an email
    Send Dr. Sikes an email 

    • 42 min
    LOCAL HISTORY | The Caddo Nation, Part 1

    LOCAL HISTORY | The Caddo Nation, Part 1

    This episode is the first in our new local history series featuring Dr. Laura Sikes, assistant professor of history and director of the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
    Laura starts the series with the history of the Texarkana region’s original residents, the Caddo Nation.
    LINKS
    Source — “Caddo Indians: Where We Come From,” by Cecile Elkins Carter
    Caddo Indian Pottery Collection at Northeast Texas Community College
    Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
    Send Karl an email
    Send Dr. Sikes an email 

    • 39 min
    SPECIAL EDITION: Lloyd Jackson, superintendent, Texarkana Arkansas School District

    SPECIAL EDITION: Lloyd Jackson, superintendent, Texarkana Arkansas School District

    The Gazette's Mallory Wyatt spoke with Lloyd Jackson, the recently hired superintendent of Texarkana Arkansas School District. Jackson talked about his background, his educational philosophy and his plans for the district.

    • 22 min
    Introducing Local History with Dr. Laura Sikes

    Introducing Local History with Dr. Laura Sikes

    On the Line's new local history series begins May 10, 2024.
    Dr. Laura Sikes, assistant professor of history and director of the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, will join Karl to discuss the story of our city and region.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

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staleilin ,

Love it!

Updated review - I know this may be time consuming but have you and Lori ever discussed doing a weekly review about local Texarkana news? Latest crime news, stuff coming up around town….after I read about the Cass County murders of the 3 siblings, I immediately thought of you guys because of the wonderful coverage of the Taylor Parker trial!! Still loving the podcast either way!!!

You’re doing an excellent job! I wish the podcasts were longer though, but I love it!!

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