Contact Us

Facebook Users Answer ‘What Is Your Favorite Thing About Living in Hooks, Texas?’

Hooks Texas gate
Hooks, Texas gate behind The Downtowner (Photo by Jathan Fink, Townsquare Media)

I’ll be honest. Sometimes it is difficult to know what to feature about a community while tackling new places on our Small Town Tour. That’s why I love our listeners and the members of our online community! When in doubt, they take the reins and give us the scoop!

When I first visited Hooks, Texas, I initially agreed with Teri Collins who said, “It’s a very dinky little town.” After all, as of 2011, the community had 2,777 residents and only covered 2.1 square miles. But when I started digging, I discovered there was more here than meets the eye.

Residents are very proud of their community and although some may crave big city life, others are happy with the status quo. “It’s just close enough to Texarkana to have easy access,” says Cheyene Orr, “but far enough away to be out of all the traffic.”

As I drove from I-30 down Main Street toward Highway 82/Avenue A, I noticed that although the town is smaller than most, the community does feature its share of businesses, like the Fairgrounds Flea Market.

The Downtowner Restaurant sandwich board
The Downtowner Restaurant features its daily specials on a sandwich board (Photo by Jathan Fink, Townsquare Media)

There is also a good variety of restaurants, including resident favorites like Sonic Drive-In and a little mom-and-pop eatery called The Downtowner, which features its daily special out front on a sandwich board. According to Penny Beckham, the Dairy Queen is great too!

But the focal point of many residents’ pride is Hooks High School and the Hooks Hornets! Most folks I met on the street were sure to tell me that Coach Hart Jeanis “has done marvelous things with our team.”

Shawna Ashbrook Pierce says that Hooks has “an awesome school district” and a “great athletic department.”

But for some parents, the best part about sending your kids to school in Hooks is a little more subtle than a great football program. Deborah Annette loves how safe the area is. “My kids don’t have to walk through metal detectors to go to school,” she says. “Not an issue here.”

What is your favorite thing about living in Hooks, Texas? Tell us!

Best of Kicker 102.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kkyr.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kicker VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kicker VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.