August 20

Texarkana COVID-19 By-The-Numbers for August 20
(AP) — Three parents have filed a lawsuit challenging a northwest Arkansas school district's decision to require face masks. The parents sued Wednesday over the Bentonville School District's mandate. They argue that the local school board had no authority to impose the requirement. The district appr…
State Applies For $300/Week Funds for Unemployed Texans
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has applied for additional unemployment benefit funding made available through President Trump's Lost Wage Assistance Executive Order. If granted, this funding will provide an additional $300 per week in benefits for…
COVID-19 Texarkana Area Update for Thursday, August 20
Bowie County Emergency Operations Center reports a total of 861 positive COVID-19 cases, with 410 recoveries and 56 deaths. There are currently 395 active cases being traced in Bowie County.
Cass County has a total of 213 cases with 166 recovered and 9 deaths.  Cass County currently has 38 active cas…