Here you go runners and beer drinkers, this one is made for you, the first annual "Texarkana Beer Derby" at New Haven Golf Club this Saturday, July 14 starting at 5:30 PM.

Entry is $25 for runners and non-runners. Sign up at

There will be draft beer specials, lots of food, and some terrific door prizes. Plus T-shirts and pint glasses to all participants.

Now the big question is; What in the wide world of sports in a beer derby? Your answer is it’s a one-mile run around the New Haven driving range. Every quarter mile, you stop and have a beer.

All proceeds benefit the "Stuff the Bus" school supply drive hosted by the United Way of Greater Texarkana.

Enter as a team of four or do it all yourself if you can. registration is here,


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Speaking of "Stuff The Bus!"

The Stuff the Bus school supply drive is underway for the ninth year in a row. If you can help, please drop off school supplies at participating businesses now through Friday, July 20.

Businesses include: Bank of the Ozarks; Collom & Carney Clinic; Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana and Atlanta; Healthcare Express and the Leadership Academy; LifeNet; Mayo Manufacturing; Red River Federal Credit Union, Shelter Insurance and Servpro; and Texas A&M University – Texarkana; Texarkana Arkansas ISD; Texarkana College, and Texana Bank.

If you have a business and would like to be a drop off location please contact the  United Way office.

Supplies needed include your basic school supplies: backpacks, pencils, pencil sharpeners, markers, highlighters, paper and pens, glue, tissues, hand sanitizer, etc.

Stuff the Bus 2018 - poster

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