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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Remote Access to City Council Meeting on 5-26-2020

 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES RELATED TO COVID 19:  While the City Council intends to conduct this meeting in person, virtual two-way communication with the City Council will be available using Zoom video conferencing so citizens do not have t...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER Media Briefing 5/6/20 3:00 p.m.

Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 105 positive COVID-19 cases, with 68 recoveries and ten related deaths. Cass County has a total of 19 with 13 recovered.  

 

Residents in Bowie and Cass County are urged to contin...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER Media Briefing 5/5/20 3:00 p.m.

Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 104 positive COVID-19 cases, with 50 recoveries and ten related deaths. Cass County has a total of 19 with 13 recovered.

No-cost COVID 19 testing will be offered in Texarkana, Texas and New Boston...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER Media Briefing 5/4/20 3:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 103 positive COVID-19 cases, with 50 recoveries and ten related deaths. Cass County has a total of 18 with 14 recovered.  

No-cost COVID 19 testing will be offered...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER Media Briefing 4/29/20 3:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 95 positive COVID-19 cases, with 50 recoveries and eight related deaths. Cass County has a total of 16 with 8 recovered.  

 

The Emergency Operations Cente...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER- Media Briefing 4-28-20 3:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 94 positive COVID-19 cases, with 47 recoveries and eight related deaths. Cass County has a total of 16 with 8 recovered.  

 

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER- Media Update 4/23/20 3:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 89 positive COVID-19 cases, with 40 recoveries and six related deaths. Cass County has a total of 15 with 7 recovered.  

 

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER- Media Briefing 4-20-20 3:15 p.m.

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 83 positive COVID-19 cases, with six related deaths. Cass County has a total of 13.  

For a more detailed report, please visit www.coronatxk.org. The EOC is workin...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER- Media Briefing 4-17-20 3:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 76 positive COVID-19 cases, with five related deaths. Cass County has five new cases for a total of 13.

This report does not include cases “recovered” o...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER- Media Briefing 4-16-17 3:00 p.m.

Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 70 positive COVID-19 cases, with five related deaths. Cass County has a total of eight positive cases confirmed.

 

This report does not include cases “recovered” or &am...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER- Media Briefing 4-15-20 3:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 63 positive COVID-19 cases, with five related deaths. Cass County has a total of eight positive cases confirmed.

This report does not include cases “recovered&...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER- Media Update 4/14/20 3:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 54 positive COVID-19 cases, with five related deaths. Cass County has a total of eight positive cases confirmed, with three of those recovered.

 

Positive cases are...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Joint Operations Center 4-13-20

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 51 positive COVID-19 cases, with five related deaths. Cass County has a total of six positive cases confirmed, with three of those recovered.  

Positive cases are ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER- Media Update 4/9/20 3:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 37 positive COVID-19 cases. There has been a total of five COVID-19 related deaths in Bowie County. Cass County has a total of five positive cases confirmed, with two of t...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Joint Operations Center 4-8-20

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports five new cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for a total of 32. Cass County has one new case for a total of five positive cases confirmed, with two of those recovered.

 

Bowie Cou...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE FROM JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER 4-6-20 3:00 PM

TEXARKANA, TX—Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports five new cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for a total of 27. Cass County has one new case for a total of five positive cases confirmed, with two of those recovered.

Robin Betts, the Em...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Update on COVID-19 for our area from Dr. Matt Young

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Texarkana looks a lot different today on this Palm Sunday than we might have imagined. In a typical year you’d expect to see families preparing for celebrating Easter together, baseball season would be in full swing, and students and teachers wo...

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER- Media Update 4/5/20 1:00 PM

ATLANTA, TEXAS— At the time of this release, Cass County has four positive cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with two recovered.

“On Saturday, April 4, 2020, an employee of Golden Villa Nursing and Rehab tested positive for COVID-19,&...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Joint Operations Center 4-1-20

At the time of this release, Bowie County has nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Cass County has four positive cases, with two of those recovered.

Today, April 1, 2020 Cass County Judge Becky Wilbanks signed a continuation of her Disaster decl...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Governor Abbott Announces $14.1 Million In Grants To Texas Military Communities including Texarkana

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a new round of grants totaling $14.1 million from the Texas Military Preparedness Commission’s (TMPC) Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant (DEAAG) program awarded to various military communities acros...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Joint Operations Center Media Briefing 3-30-20 3PM

  • At the time of this release, Bowie County has nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Cass County has two confirmed cases. Texarkana, Arkansas has one positive case, and there is one positive case in the unincorporated area of Miller County.&n...
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Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Joint Operations Center 3-27-20

TEXARKANA, USA— A press conference was held today, March 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center to provide an update on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health crisis.   

The following is not a transcr...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER- Media Update 3/25/20 3:30 p.m.

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Bowie County/Miller County/Cass County/Cities of Texarkana, AR & TX

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3/25/20 at 3:30 PM

Mayor Bob Bruggeman’s Statements:“As you know, we are a twin city here in Texarkana, USA, and while being a bor...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

CONTINUING THE DECLARATION OF DISASTER 2020-001

Click here to see Ordinance 2020-035 Continuing the Declaration of Disaster declared by Mayor Bob Bruggeman regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).


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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Joint Operations Center 3-24-20 3:30 p.m.

Today, Dr. Matt Young, Local Health Authority, made the following statements:

“The number of positive cases in Bowie and Cass County has remained at 1 each for a few days now. This is NOT because there are only two cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE FROM JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER 3-24-20 10:00 a.m.

•    At the time of this release, Bowie County has one confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Cass County has one confirmed case. We’d like to remind everyone that because Texarkana is the healthcare hub for a large...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE FROM JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER 3-23-20 10:00 a.m.

At the time of this release, Bowie County has one confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Cass County has one confirmed case. 

A rumor has been circulating that there is a positive case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Bowie County Jail. This ru...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE FROM JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER 3-20-20 3:00 PM

A press conference was held and recorded. The video can be accessed here.

Note: This is not a transcript of the conference, but a partial collection of statements made. 

Bowie County Judge Bobby Howell: “I’m Bobby Howell, Bowie ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE FROM JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER 3-20-20 10:00 a.m.

At the time of this release, Bowie County has one confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Governor Greg Abbott spoke at a virtual town hall yesterday evening and clarified the executive orders he put into effect yesterday.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Joint Operations Center 3-19-20 (2)

At the time of this release, Bowie County has one confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Governor Greg Abbott placed restrictions on the state of Texas beginning at 12:00 a.m. tomorrow March 20, 2020. The Executive Orders include closing restaurants/bar...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update from Joint Operations Center 3-19-20

TEXARKANA, USA—

At the time of this release, Bowie County has one confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The EOC is collecting data regarding patients who have been tested, and persons under investigations. We are asking local healthcare facili...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Special Accommodations for Seniors

Texarkana, Arkansas: 

To alleviate the fear of not being able to acquire items from the stores as people are rushing to buy them out beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 the City of Texarkana Arkansas will be providing care packages to Texarkana, Arka...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Local Closures and Cancellations

This list will be continuously updated with closures and cancellations related to COVID 19 (Coronavirus):

Restaurants and Businesses: 

Visit https://www.texarkana.org/local-business-services-operations for more information. 

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  • Ark-...
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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Military spouses moving to Texas now have additional occupational licensing options

Thanks to a law passed during the last legislative session (SB 1200), military spouses who move to Texas and hold certain occupational licenses in other states now have several avenues available to them for working in Texas. Depending on their preference,...

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