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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.   

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

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

Joint Operations Center

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

MEDIA UPDATE

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 11, 2020

Census 2020 to begin

The 2020 Census is quickly approaching and on Thursday, March 12th the U.S. Census Bureau will begin to mail out the census questionnaires to all communities across America. Invitations to respond will arrive at households March 12-20, 2020.

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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 17, 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update on March 17, 2020

TEXARKANA, TX- The Bowie County/ City of Texarkana, TX Emergency Operations Center will be expanded to include Miller County and the City of Texarkana, Arkansas this afternoon. This joint operations center will allow officials and authorities to collabora...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

TEXARKANA, TX- The first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Bowie County, TX has been identified. We are awaiting confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More details will be released as they become available.

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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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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Texas Municipal Court offers Amnesty

Texas Municipal Court is offering an Amnesty Program from February 3, 2020 until April 16, 2020. Citizens with an outstanding warrant with Texarkana, Texas Municipal Court may come in before April 16, 2020 and pay the warrant in full without being arreste...

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