Inside This Old House

NOTE: This is the first in a series exploring the history of Cass County through the oldest homes and structures still standing.

Local Girl Scouts enjoy tea party

Texarkana Museum Systems hosted a Girls and Gals Tea Party for local members of Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas on April 11 at the P.J. Ahrens Home in Texarkana.

He is not here

These are the words that the angel of the Lord spoke to Mary, on the first day of the week, at the tomb of Jesus....

My grief was a heavy stone, rough & sharp.

Grasping to pick it up my hands were cut.

Afraid to let it go I carried it.

Though we need to weep your loss,

You dwell in that safe place in our hearts,

Where no storm or night or pain can reach you

The Berea Community is located five miles northwest of Jefferson, Marion County, Texas.



Columns & Opinions

Rotary Reflections 2020

Two Rotary themes are “Making a Difference” and Service Above Self.” Both were exemplified in two young ladies who told the Atlanta Area Rotary Club on Thursday about their involvement in the Queen

Chamber Chat

One week from today, April 21st, will be the Chamber’s Annual Working Women’s Luncheon.

Mom’s Meatloaf

4-6 lbs of hamburger or turkey burger

1 pkg onion soup mix or ranch mix

1 T ketchup

1 T bbq sauce 1 egg

1 egg

A new volunteer group of Cass County citizens has been formed to support the Cass County Emergency Response Team.


Hunger and malnutrition have haunted the world for ages. Some great spirits across the centuries spent their lives fighting this scourge and helping others.

Abbott: No government mandated vaccine passports in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last week banning state agencies, cities or counties from creating a “vaccine passport” requirement.


Atlanta sweeps District 14-3A track meet

Atlanta Varsity Boys

The varsity boys’ track program won its 30th district title in 33 years Apr. 7 at the District 14-3A track meet.

Queen City Lady Bulldogs’ golf team wins district

The Queen City Lady Bulldogs’ golf team placed first in the District Golf Tournament at Oak Grove Golf Club last week and advanced to the Regional Tournament in Bullard at Oak Hurst CC on Monday, A

Queen City’s track programs won titles at the Gerald Pinkham Relays Apr. 1, in DeKalb.

Varsity Boys

Griggs, Westbrook win QC Cornhole tourney

Jason Griggs and Jonathan Westbrook (Double J’s) were the winners of the Band of Champions fundraiser and second place was Brad Britton and Tray McNeil (Corn Air).


McLeod’s JV boys’ track team placed second with 141 in the Rabbit Pride Relays behind host Atlanta Apr. 1.

Lady Rabbs destroy Pewitt, 20-3

The second time around wasn’t any better for Paul Pewitt. The Lady Brahmas took a 16-0 thrashing from Atlanta back on Mar. 16.


Egg Hunt

Queen City ISD partnered with First Baptist Church of Queen City to host a Community Wide Egg Hunt Mar. 27.

STAAR Pep Rally

Fourth graders at J.K. Hileman Elementary were treated to a STAAR Pep Rally last week as a reward for all of their hard work this year and to encourage them to do their best on their writing test.

On Thursday, April 1st

On Thursday, April 1st, our AMS Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. David Thompson, traveled to New Boston High School to perform at the UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest.

On Thursday, April 1st

On Thursday, April 1st, our AMS Symphonic Band, under the direction of Mrs. Kristen Thompson, traveled to New Boston High School to perform at the UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest.

One Act Play awards

DISTRICT - 2nd place team: All-Star Cast Award - Aubrey Anthony & Brendan Clayton; Honorable Mention Cast - Caitlin Morris; and Outstanding Tech Award - Carson Sullivan.


First graders in Mrs. Maxwell’s class at J.K. Hileman Elementary were excited to show off the plants that grew from the seeds they planted during the last STEAM Extravaganza.


James Velton Williams

James V. Williams, age 87, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in an adult care facility in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Rick Grandmaison

Rick Grandmaison, age 62, of Bivins, Texas, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at his residence surrounded by family.

Jackie Ray Fincher

Jackie Ray Fincher, age 76, of Springdale, Texas, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Donna Mirabent

Donna Mirabent, 64, of Linden, passed away March 23, 2021 of natural causes.

Joy Jean McLeod

Joy Jean Ross McLeod, age 87, of Shreveport, Louisiana, went to be with the Lord, February 11, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

Donald Frame

Donald E. Frame, age 76, of Nash, Texas, went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 18, 2021 in a Texarkana, Texas hospital.

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