Mr. Chris Hooten is the recipient of this years Jack Hardy Memorial Educational Service award at Arkansas High.The award is given annually by the Texarkana Arkansas School District to a person who has given of him or herself through volunteer work. The district says Hooten has devoted countless hours of voluneteer work though band boosters, and numerous other projects. He has been an active member of the Arkansas Band Boosters for over 16 years.

He and his wife Crystal moved to Texarkana at the beginning of 1988 and has been the minister of Highland Church of Christ for 24 years. The couple has four children.