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Quality of Life

Culture / Sports / Recreation
Theatre and Fine Arts Description
Texarkana Museums System
(903) 793-4831
Museum of Regional History
219 State Line Avenue Texarkana’s first and oldest museum houses a variety of historical collections depicting the history of the region from the time of the Caddo through the founding of Texarkana and beyond.
  Discovery Place Children’s Museum
215 Pine Street | 903-793-4831 Interactive children's museum features science and history related exhibits geared for kindergarten-6th grade audiences.
  Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House
420 Pine Street | 903-793-4831 This 1885 Italianate Victorian home is a National Register property and a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark. Built in the shape of a club, with three octagonal wings and a rectangular wing, this house is considered one of the most unique in the country.

The Patrick J. Ahern House
403 Laurel Street | 903-793-4831

The Ahern house was designed in the Classical Revival style by the Burdsal Company based on a floor plan designed by Mr. and Mrs. Ahern. The first floor consists of a central hall, music room, parlor, library, dining room, kitchen, butler's pantry, and powder room. The second floor consists of four bed rooms, two baths, a nurse's room, and a sleeping porch.

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
(870) 773-3401
The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is the only fully professional, 501(c)(3) performing arts organization dedicated to ensuring that the world’s great symphonic compositions are performed, heard, felt, understood, appreciated, valued, and expected in the Texarkana area.
The Oaklawn Opry
(903) 838-3333
For over twenty years the Oaklawn Opry has provided good, wholesome, family style musical entertainment for the Texarkana area. The weekly show features local and regional singers performing classic traditional style country music as well as other music genre with a live band.
TRAHC & Regional Arts Center
(903) 792-8681

TRAHC is a people-building and community-building organization – a leadership organization of arts and ideas that works to create an energized, creative, connected community.

Sports Venues and Organizations Description
New Haven Golf Course
(870) 771-5771 (23.1 miles)
Private – 18 holes, 6,227 yards
Northridge Country Club
(903) 972-9331 (22.8 miles)
Public – 18 holes, 6,471 yards
Oak Grove Golf Club
(903) 223-8492 (5.3 miles)
Public/Membership – 18 holes, 6,274 yards
Texarkana Country Club & Golf Course
(870) 772-8221 (15.6 miles)
Private – 18 holes, 6,687 yards
Texarkana Golf Ranch
(903) 334-7401 (22.2 miles)
Public – 18 holes, regulation length
Recreational Facilities and Opportunities
201 Go Kart Speedway
(903) 628-7227
Go kart races every Saturday

Anytime Fitness
(903) 794-5348

  • Open 24 hours
  • State of the art equipment
  • Personal trainers
  •  Secured access
  • 24/7 monitored security
  • Online tools & community
Cinemark Texarkana 14
(903) 831-6084
  • Movies
  • Private events
Circle Rocking N Ranch
(903) 824-6456
  • Hunting – Native and exotic game
  • Fishing – Two lakes are stocked with black bass, hybrid stripers, catfish and hybrid bream
Elk Meadow Game Ranch
(903) 667-4228
  • Hunting – Native White-tail deer, Axis deer, Fallow deer, Muflon sheep, European red deer and hogs.
  • Fishing – Florida bass, crappie, channel cat, hybrid sunfish.
  • Photo Safari – beautiful piney woods, exotic animals, bobcat, coyote, whitetail deer, & birds
Four States Auto Museum
(870) 772-2886
Founded to preserve, collect, exhibit, operate, and interpret a collection of antique automobiles and auto related historical artifacts, which includes many documents and photographs. Special tours can be arranged. Four States Cruise Night – Every 3rd Friday, April through October, 6-9 pm
Four States Fair & Rodeo
(870) 773-2941

Annual events:

  • Annual Fair & Rodeo
  • AKC Dog Show
  • Good Sam’s RV Rally
  • Home & Garden Show
  • J&J Bucking Stock Sale
  • Monster Truck Show
Fun County Park
(903) 791-0001

Family-oriented park uniquely positioned to cater to the entertainment needs of thousands of individuals. Host your family outing, corporate party, or birthday party at the Park. Features:

  • Rock Wall
  • Go-Karts
  • Paint Ball
  • Grill Pit
  • Batting Cages
  • Miniature Golf
  • Fun Country Park
Millwood Lake
(888) 697-9830

Operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, facilities include:

  • 12 Boat ramps
  • 9 campgrounds
  • 6 Picnic areas
  • 6 Playgrounds
  • 4 Fish cleaning stations
  • 2 Docks
  • 2 Hiking trails
New Boston Recreation & Parks
(903) 628-5596

New Boston Public Facilities:

  • Tennis Court
  • 2 Parks (Scrapp Miller & Tapp)
  • Golf Club
  • Public Library

T P Trail Head Park
Hwy 82 & Ellis St., New Boston | (903) 628-2581 T & P Pavilion is a 150' x 100' pavilion that is 44' tall, it is also where music concerts during Pioneer Days and other events are held.

T & P Midway, across from the Pavilion, has approximately 200' of asphalted drive with electrical boxes and lots of grassy area to hold other events. On the back side of the Pavilion is the T & P Gazebo that is outlined by an asphalt walk with beautiful Victorian lights, benches, and picnic tables.

  Tapp City Sports Center The Sports Center hosts many state baseball and softball tournaments. A very active youth sports association manages these facilities and approximately 1500 children are engaged in softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, and football on a year round basis.
New Boston Soccer Association
(903) 628-4543
Teams for ages 3-14
New Boston Youth Sports Association
(903) 278-6064
  • Boys Baseball
  • Girls Softball
  • Co-ed Softball
Texarkana I-76 Speedway
(877) 724-4222
Texarkana I-76 Speedway is a high banked 1/4 mile bullring that offers some of the most exciting side by side racing in the Ark-La-Tex. The track hosts numerous racing events on most Saturday nights between April and October.
Texarkana Parks & Recreation
Texarkana, TX | (903) 798-3978

Texarkana Public Facilities:


Texarkana Sports Associations:

Texarkana Parks & Recreation
Texarkana, AR | (870) 779-4914

Texarkana, AR has 13 parks that include 220.3 acres of recreational land area and 5.36 acres of recreational water area.

  • Bobby Ferguson Park – Arkansas Hwy 245 and IH 30
  • Bramble Park – 1002 Ferguson Street
  • Ed Worrell Park – East 35th and Forestwood Streets
  • George Williams and Ernest Hill Park – Siebert and Preseton Streets
  • Hobo Jungle Park – Division and Roberts Streets
  • Inghram Park – Preston and Des Moines Streets
  • Iron Mountain Park – East 15th and Ray Streets
  • Jefferson Park – East 12th and Jefferson Avenue
  • Kline Park – County Avenue and MLK Jr. Blvd.
  • Peyton Park – East 3rd and East Broad Streets
  • Senator Street Park – East 28th and Senator Streets
  • Sandflat/Glendale Park & Neighborhood Center – 209 East 14th Street
  • Vera Bradfield Park – 616 Euclid Street

Public facilities are handicap accessible and include:

  • Equipped Playgrounds: 5
  • Running/Jogging Trails: 5 (2.45 miles)
  • Picnic Tables: 75
  • Picnic Shelters/Pavilions: 6
  • Benches: 43
  • Basketball goals: 16
  • Baseball/softball fields: 12
  • Open play field: 1
  • Amphitheater: 1
  • Swimming pool: 1 (3,835 sq. ft.)
  • Swings: 3; 1 Slide
  • Concession stand/snack bar: 2
  • Grills: 14
  • Restrooms: 13
  • Fishing areas: 2, 1 Fishing pier
The Oaklawn Opry
(903) 826-0069
For over twenty years the Oaklawn Opry has provided good, wholesome, family style musical entertainment for the Texarkana area. The weekly show features local and regional singers performing classic traditional style country music as well as other music genres with a live band. The Opry provides an outlet for talented singers to entertain and perform for one of the best audiences anywhere. Literally hundreds of entertainers have crossed the stage over the past 21 years and provided countless audience members with a night of memorable musical entertainment. Click here for more.
Wright Patman Lake
(903) 838-8781

Operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, facilities include:

  • 17 Boat ramps
  • 12 Picnic areas
  • 11 campgrounds
  • 8 Playgrounds
  • 5 Fish cleaning stations
  • 4 Hiking trails & 1 Equestrian trail
  • 4 Swimming areas
  • 2 Amphitheaters
  • 2 Group picnic areas (1 sheltered)
  • 1 Ball field
  • 1 Dock
  • 1 Marina

Source: Anytime Fitness (http://anytimefitness.com); Army Corps of Engineers Southwest District - Millwood & Wright Patman Lakes - (http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/visitors.cfm); Cinemark Texarkana 14 (www.cinemark.com); Circle Rocking N Ranch (www.circlerockingnranch.com/); Elk Meadow Game Ranch (www.elkmeadowgameranch.com/); Four States Auto Museum (www.fourstatesautomuseum.com/events.html); Four States Fair & Rodeo (www.fourstatesfair.com); Go Kart Speedway (www.201gokartspeedway.com/); New Boston Recreation & Parks (www.newbostontx.org/community/recreation.html); New Boston Soccer Association (www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?cmenuid=1&url=newbostonsoccer&sid=879110352); New Boston Youth Sports Association (www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?sid=1046589683&url=nbysa); Texarkana Museums System (www.texarkanamuseums.org/) Texarkana Parks & Recreation, TX (http://texarkanatxparks.com/index.html); Texarkana Parks & Recreation, AR (http://arkansas.txkusa.org/departments/public-works/city-parks.html); Texarkana Symphony Orchestra (www.texarkanasymphony.org/); The Oaklawn Opry (http://oaklawnopry.info/); TexAmericas Center Community Links (www.texamericascenter.com/community-profile/community-profile/), as of January 2013


Prevailing Windspeed Annual
Elevation(1) Comfort
33°/55°F 70°/94°F 5 mph/SSE 50 inches 361 feet 24
Sources: (1) Weather Underground (www.wunderground.com/); Sperling’s Best Places (www.bestplaces.net/); (2) Note: Comfort index is based on humidity during the hot months (value of 100). A higher value indicates a more comfortable climate, as of December 2012


Healthcare Facilities
Healthcare Facilities (serving Bowie County, TX and Miller County, AR)
 Name  Location/ Distance Number of Beds Services/Specialties/Other Information
Christus St, Michael Health Systems
2600 St. Michael Drive
(903) 614-1000
Texarkana, TX
(21 miles)

  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Joint Replacement Center
  • Heart care
  • Imaging and diagnostic services, inpatient and outpatient
  • Surgical services
  • Rehabilitation
  • Wellness programs
  • Cancer care
  • Women and children's services
  • Nursery, well-baby and Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICU)
  • 24-hour/day emergency services, Level III Trauma Center

 Cancer Center
(903) 614-2106

     50  Rehabilitation Hospital
(903) 614-4000
       Outpatient Rehabilitation Center
(903) 792-6767
       Day Rehabilitation
(903) 614-4200
       Imaging Center
(903) 614-7000
       Christus Home Care
(903) 255-5100
       Senior Health Center
(903) 735-5330
     30  Dubius Hospital of Texarkana North
(903) 614-7600
       Health & Fitness Center
(903) 614-4441
 Collom & Carey Clinic
5002 Cowhorn Creek
(903) 614-3000

 Texarkana, TX (21 miles)

New Boston, TX


 Main Clinic:
Offers primary and specialty care for patients of all ages. The Clinic operates on an appointment basis, however, patients with acute problems may be seen immediately or as soon as possible. The Clinic is composed of a network of over 86 healthcare providers  located in Texarkana, Prescott, Wake Village, and New Boston

Behavorial Medicine Center
(903) 614-3800

Richmond Road Clinic
(903) 614-3200

Collom & Carney Eye Clinic
(903) 614-3937

New Boston Clinic
(903) 628-1104

Urology Center
(903) 792-7515

 Wadley Regional Medical Center
1000 Pine Street
(903) 798-8000

 Texarkana, TX
(19.8 miles)
 Source: Christus St. Michael Health Care Systems (www.christusstmichael.org); Collom & Carey Clinic (www.collom-carney.com); Wadley Regional Medical Center (www.wadleyhealth.com); TexAmericas Center (www.texamericascenter.com/community-profile/community-profile), as of January 2013


Police & Fire
Police Protection
Provider # Stations Officers Special Units
Bowie County Sheriff’s Office
James Prince, Sheriff
(903) 798-3149
2 40 Patrol
Criminal Investigative Services
New Boston Police Department
Kerry Pinkham, Chief
(903) 628-3771
1 9 Patrol
Criminal Investigative Division
Texarkana Police Department
Dan Shiner, Chief
Texarkana, TX
(903) 798-3116
1 98 Problem Oriented Policing team, K-9, SWAT, Field Training Unit, Bi-State Narcotics Task Force, Traffic Enforcement Unit, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Bicycle Patrol, Crime Scene Unit, Regulatory Affairs, Crime Prevention and School Resource Officers
Texarkana Police Department
Robert H. Harrison, Chief
Texarkana, AR
(903) 798-3136
1 84 3 Divisions: Patrol, Services, and Criminal Investigation. The Criminal Investigation Division includes a Crime Scene Unit, Property Crime Unit, Violent Crimes Unit, and Narcotics Unit.
Source: Bowie County Sheriff’s Office (www.co.bowie.tx.us/default.aspx?Bowie_County/Sheriff); New Boston Police Department (www.newbostontx.org/community/police-department.html); Texarkana, TX Police Department (www.texarkanapolice.com); Texarkana, AR Police Department (arkpolice.txkusa.org); FBI Uniform Crime Reporting, UCR, Police Employees (www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr); as of February 2013


Fire Protection
Provider # Stations Special Units
Liberty – Eylau Volunteer Fire Department – Texarkana
(903) 832-4116
2 45 Volunteers
New Boston Volunteer Fire Department
David Laney
(903) 628-5787
2 1 paid and 34 Volunteers
Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department – Texarkana
(903) 826-4468
1 21 Volunteers
Texarkana Fire Department
Kenny Copeland
(903) 798-3994
5 79 paid staff
Emergency and non-emergency response services, 5 engine companies, 1 aerial platform, 1 rescue company, providing fire suppression, rescue/extrication and first responder emergency medical services
Insurance Rating: ISO (Insurance Services Office) determines the ISO ratings and that information is purchased (by subscription) by insurance offices. Your insurance agent should have current information and can provide you with your ISO rating for your particular address.
Source: New Boston Volunteer Fire Department (www.newbostontx.org/community/fire-department.html); Texarkana Fire Department (http://www.ci.texarkana.tx.us/137/Fire-Department); US Fire Administration (http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/); Fire Department Directory (http://firedepartmentdirectory.com); Insurance Services Office (www.iso.com); as of January 2013