Railfest was not the only activities that took place in Texarkana over the weekend (5/10). A portion of downtown Texarkana was transformed into a lively shopping experience. Four blocks on Broad Street was brought to life with landscaping, bike paths and businesses who were selling their goods on the sidewalk. It was all part of the Main Street initiative Better Block program aimed at focusing on changing the story about downtown Texarkana.

Here's a video that explains the Better Block project goals.


For more information go to Texarkanalive.com.

Here's some photos courtesy of Eric Ethridge Public Information Director.

Photo:Eric Ethridge
Photo:Eric Ethridge
Photo:Eric Ethridge
Photo:Eric Ethridge