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1. How does Adopt-A-Spot work?
2. Who can be part of Adopt-A-Spot?
3. Who is responsible with Adopt-A-Spot?
4. If we adopt a location, what are we required to do?
5. Is there an age minimum?
6. How is our group recognized for our volunteer efforts?
7. Where do we get safety equipment and other items?
8. I have questions that are not answered on the Agreement, who do I need to talk to?

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1. Where is the animal shelter located?
2. How long are animals kept when impounded by Animal Services?
3. What happens to an impounded animal if unclaimed?
4. How many dogs, cats or ferrets can I keep?
5. When I see an animal running loose what should I do?
6. Can Texarkana, Texas residents residing within the city limits use the Texarkana Animal Care and Adoption Center?
7. What does it cost to adopt an animal?
8. What does it cost to reclaim my pet?
9. Is there a spay/neuter law when adopting an animal from the shelter?
10. Can I sell or give away animals in a public place?
11. Am I allowed to keep any wild or wild-hybrid pets?
12. If an animal is declared vicious, can the animal be kept in the city limits?
13. Are swine allowed in the city limits?

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1. How do I know if the property I own or am interested in buying / developing is a Brownfield?
2. What is involved in Environmental Site Assessment?
3. Are assessments and clean-ups expensive?
4. Why are Brownfields a priority for Texarkana?

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1. Does the City of Texarkana, Texas currently offer housing grants?
2. How do I apply for one of the housing grant programs?

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1. What is Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)?
2. Why is it important to keep blood sugar under control?
3. Who will benefit from DSME?
4. Where and when will the DSME classes be held?
5. Where can I find more information?

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1. Why can't I hear the Sirens in my house?
2. When are sirens tested?
3. What should I do when I hear the sirens?
4. Will the Sirens warn me of every dangerous Storm?
5. Who activates the Sirens?
6. Difference between Tornodo Watch and Warning

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1. How do I obtain city license for my pet?
2. Can I give my own pet a rabies vaccination?
3. Can my dog be contained on a cable or chain?

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1. What are the procurement bidding levels?
2. Can an individual purchase surplus items directly from the City?
3. When is the City surplus auction?

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1. When is the next firefighter entrance test date?
2. Where is the closest fire station to my residence?
3. Can I do outside burning inside the city limits?
4. How do I know if there is a burn ban in effect?
5. Can you shoot fireworks inside the city?
6. What fire station would respond to my residence?
7. What is the city's fire insurance rating (ISO Rating)?
8. How do I report a complaint about a fire hazard?
9. What is a Knox Box and when is it required?
10. What are the requirements for fire lanes in commercial construction?
11. What is the best kind of fire extinguisher for my house?
12. How often should I check my smoke alarm?
13. How many smoke detectors should I have in my house?
14. Will the fire department install smoke alarms and/or provide Home Fire Inspections?
15. My smoke detector is chirping, what does that mean?
16. What should i do when i see or hear an emergency vehicle coming towards me when i'm driving?
17. How do I set up a tour of the fire station?
18. Fire Inspections, Permit or other miscallaneous requests?

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1. How do I make an Open Records/FOI request?
2. Where is city hall?
3. What is the City of Texarkana, Texas' mailing address?
4. Where do I pay my water bill?
5. What holidays do city offices observe?
6. How can I contact the mayor or city council members?
7. Where do I get a birth and / or death certificate?
8. How do I vote early for a city election?
9. How much does a garage / estate sale permit cost?
10. What is the number to the Chamber of Commerce?
11. Whom do I call for a marriage license?
12. How do I find out who owns a certain piece of property?
13. How do I get an item on the City Council Agenda?

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1. Where is the Health Department?
2. Do you do physicals?
3. If my child feels bad, can he / she still receive shots?
4. Will these shots cause my child to run fever or feel bad?
5. Do I have to have an appointment?
6. I lost my child's shot record. Can I get a copy?
7. My child needs shots and I don't have the money right now. What can I do?
8. I can't bring my child in for his/her shots-can someone else bring him / her?
9. What Reproductive Health Services do you offer?
10. How much do Reproductive Health Services cost?
11. Do I have to obtain a health department permit to sell food?
12. How much does a health department permit cost?
13. Do I need a health card to work in a food services business?
14. Where can I find information about the requirements for operating a food service establishment and what the inspectors are looking for when they inspect a business?

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1. What is the application process for the City of Texarkana?
2. How do I apply for multiple jobs?
3. Is my application automatically sent to other jobs I might be qualified for?
4. What is the time frame for the hiring process?
5. What is the training period for new employees?
6. How long am I employed before my benefits are in effect?
7. Does the city have a retirement program?

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. How long does it take to get a permit?
3. When don't I need a permit?
4. Are Building Permits required for above ground swimming pools?
5. What are the fencing requirements for swimming pools?
6. Who can obtain an electrical, plumbing, mechanical-heating and air-permits?
7. How do I obtain an electrician's license?
8. Do I need a Building Permit for a detached portable storage building, carport, deck, or detached garage?
9. Sprinkler Systems / Irrigation?
10. How long does it take to get a permit for repairs, replacement on electrical, plumbing, heating and air, or sign services?
11. May Building Permits be obtained by mail?
12. Who is allowed service work in Texarkana, Texas?
13. May I do electrical, plumbing, or heating and air work on my house, currently being built?
14. May I fax a copy of my current State Licenses and proof of insurance to your office?
15. Do I need a permit to pour a concrete slab?
16. Do I need a permit for a new roof, as well as roof repairs, overlay, and shingles? Do I need a permit for siding?
17. Are permits required to replace windows or doors?
18. May a layer of shingles be installed over another layer of shingles?
19. May plastic pipe be used in water lines within buildings?
20. Are permits required for fences, and what are the height restrictions?
21. How do I obtain a Certificate of Occupancy on a commercial building, and how long does it take?

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1. How do I contact a city/county department?
2. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

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1. How long do I have to take care of my ticket with the City of Texarkana, Texas?
2. What methods of payment are accepted for fines?
3. Where do I pay my traffic ticket?
4. Whom do I contact about a driving safety course?
5. Can I make partial payments?
6. Can the Court or its employees provide me with legal advice on how to handle my citation?
7. Do I have to employ an attorney to represent me in Municipal Court?
8. If there is a mistake on the ticket, does that make it invalid?
9. I just want to tell the Judge my story. Will he/she talk to me?
10. Is this ticket going on my permanent driving record?
11. What about surcharges issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety?
12. I have a warrant for my arrest, who do I need to speak with?
13. I was placed on payment plan and for some reason I defaulted on the agreement. How can I reinstate the plan? Can I request an extension?
14. I received a letter from the Department of Public Safety regarding the suspension of my drivers license. How do I get this corrected?
15. Can you tell me what time and date is my court setting?
16. My deadline has passed to complete or return the driving safety certificate and/or my driving record. What do I need to do?

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1. Where is the Parks and Recreation Administration Office located?
2. What time do the parks close?
3. How many pavilions are available for parties or gatherings?
4. How am I able to reserve one of the pavilions at the city's parks?
5. How many softball fields are available to rent for tournament use?
6. Is fishing allowed at the city lakes? Is a license required?
7. Are we responsible for the Texarkana, Arkansas Parks and Recreation programs and facilities?
8. How many parks are located in the City of Texarkana, Texas?
9. What is Friends of Texarkana Parks?
10. Can I get involved with Friends of Texarkana Parks?

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1. What are the Parks Hours in Texarkana, Texas?
2. How many parks are located in the City of Texarkana, Texas?
3. How many Park Pavilions are available to rent for parties or gatherings?
4. Are we responsible for the Texarkana, Arkansas Parks and Recreation programs and facilities?
5. Is fishing allowed at the City Park Lakes? Is a license required?
6. Are there length and limit regulations for fishing at City Park Lakes?
7. Are there boating/swimming regualtions at Bringle Lake?
8. Are there fishing regualtions at Bringle Lake?
9. What is the Friends of Texarkana Parks?
10. When is the Splash Pad open for operation?

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1. Is Texarkana, Texas a Zoned Community?
2. Who can tell me how my property is zoned?
3. Who can apply to rezone a piece of property?
4. What must I do to rezone my property, request site plan approval or apply for a specific use permit?
5. When does the planning and zoning commission meet?
6. Can a Manufactured Home be placed inside the City?
7. What is the Board of Adjustment?
8. When does the Board of Adjustment meet?
9. What is a request for a variance?
10. How do I request a variance?
11. What is the fee for platting and replatting?
12. What is the City of Texarkana, Texas' ETJ?
13. Where do I find information about building setbacks requirements?
14. Do I need a permit to erect a sign?
15. Where may I place a storage building on my lot?
16. Do I need a permit to erect a fence?

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1. Where is the Police Department located?
2. Where do I get an alarm permit?
3. When do I contact the Texarkana, Texas Police Department?
4. If I wanted to commend the job an officer did, what can I do?
5. Who do I call to get information on someone that is in jail?

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1. How do I obtain a Driveway Permit?
2. How do I find out if my property is in a Floodplain?
3. Who do I talk to regarding a project going on in my neighborhood?

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1. Why is there no speed limit sign on my street?
2. Who do I call if there is a problem with speeding on my street?
3. Can I get a "Slow, Children at Play" sign installed on my street?
4. How can I report a damaged or missing street name, stop, yield, or other traffic control sign?

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1. What is Teen Court?
2. Who is eligible for Teen Court?
3. What is the cost for the program?
4. Is there a dress code?
5. Where are the Community Service Worksites?
6. What are the punishments for a particular offense?
7. How do I get my ticket deferred to Teen Court?
8. What happens after that?
9. What happens if I don't finish?
10. Is Teen Court real?
11. Why should I go to Teen Court?
12. How is Teen Court funded?
13. Can I be a defendant and come back and volunteer?
14. Do you have opportunities for volunteers?
15. How do I get more information?

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1. How do I get my property or neighborhood added to the spray list for mosquitoes?
2. How can I help reduce or prevent mosquito population on my property.

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1. Who can request a certified copy of a birth or death certificate?
2. What if I am not an immediate family member?
3. What if I don't have a valid I.D. or Driver License?
4. How much does a certified birth / death certificate cost?
5. Can I request a "copy" of my birth certificate without paying the $23 fee?
6. I was not born in Texarkana, but I was born in Texas. Can I obtain a certificate in your office?
7. What is the difference between a "Long" form and an "Abstract" birth certificate?
8. I know I was born in Texas, but there is not a record on file for me. What do I need to do?
9. I need to correct a birth certificate or death certificate. The name is misspelled. How can I correct it?

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1. What will Waste Management pick up on their one day per week collection?
2. What can I place in my recycling cart for recycling?
3. What about bulk waste such as old furniture and appliances?
4. How do I register a complaint, report code violations or receive additional information?
5. Do I have access to a landfill?
6. Are there other options for green waste disposal?
7. How much has Texarkana, Texas recycled since the launch of the new recycling program?

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1. Does the city add fluoride to the water?
2. Is our water hard, and what is the hardness?
3. Where does the water we use come from?
4. Is the water tested?
5. What is the sodium content of the water?

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1. What is WIC?
2. Who is WIC for?
3. What will I learn about nutrition?
4. What happens at my WIC appointments?
5. What do I need to do to stay on WIC?
6. How long can I stay on WIC?