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Mario Garcia

I like putting a smile on my listeners’ faces as they drive home, so I keep things upbeat, funny and informative, whether I’m telling you about different events in our community, introducing a great concert, or hosting a charity fundraiser. It’s gratifying being able to touch people with something I say on air or do at an event. In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, traveling, movies, football and grilling out. I love just chilling out with my wife, kids or my three beautiful grandchildren who call me Papa G. Radio has changed a lot since I began working weekends on KOSY 790 AM when I was 16 years old, but it has been very good to me and it is something I’ve wanted to do since I was a little boy. I’m just blessed I’ve been able to do it all these years.
Dusty Rose Band
Dusty Rose Band
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The Dusty Rose Band is Ready to Party at Railfest Saturday

As most of you know by now, country star Chase Rice is throwing a party downtown
Saturday night at Railfest 2015. Opening up for Rice will be Texarkana local favorite "The Dusty Rose Band."

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National Tour ‘Menopause The Musical’ Coming to Texarkana

I have to admit when I saw the title of this play I had to chuckle a bit. GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards, are proudly bringing the international hit show "Menopause The Musical" to the  Perot Theatre  for one show only on Thursday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m.

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YouTube,Mario Garcia
YouTube,Mario Garcia
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Tornado Safety Tips For Storm Survival [VIDEO]

May is here and so far it's ramping up to be stormy month. This weekend was one of the worst so far during this tornado season that typically runs from May until July. First, let me offer my sincere heartfelt condolences to the families in Nashville, Ark.Marshall, Texas and in Van, Texas who lost loved ones in the tornado that struck their towns over the weekend.  And a speedy recovery for all those people injured in those tornadoes that devastated their community. 

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Courtesy of the City of Texarkana, Texas
Courtesy of the City of Texarkana, Texas
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Group to Visit Texarkana for Grim Hotel Project

 

The City of Texarkana, Texas was selected as one of four cities nationwide for a site visit from the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA). A Project Response Team comprised of CDFA staff and technical assistance partners will visit Texarkana June 15 through June 19, 2015. The team will focus on the redevelopment possibilities for the Hotel Grim property and will address financing challenges related to the project.

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Digital Vision.
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Fourth Suspect Arrested in Harrison County Cattle Theft Case

A fourth suspect was arrested on Sunday and charged with third degree felony theft of livestock after helping three other suspects steal 12 head of penned yearling cattle from a Harrison County ranch on Sept. 30, 2014. All four suspects are now under indictment as of April 30 and were arrested on various dates.

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Hot Pursuit – Mario’s Weekend Movie Roundup

Looks like there are three new movies in theaters this weekend. However, don't look for "The Avengers" to be destroyed at the box office. If you like comedy, Reese Witherspoon returns to the big screen with Sofia Vergara as her sidekick in "Hot Pursuit."  Jack Black is back in a dark comedy "The D Train," and finally a sci-fi thriller about a sophisticated and beautiful robot known as "Ex Machina." So, grab the popcorn and I'll see you at the movies.

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