It has been said and I agree, Alex Smith Park is a hidden gem in Miller County, Arkansas. Texarkana Scout Troop 3 has used it for many years for primitive camping experiences and earning merit badges. There are several Eagle Scout projects around the park as well, two of which I helped build myself. Smith Park has always been a very handy place to get away without having to drive too far away. In
Thanksgiving leftovers were not limited to turkey and dressing this year as COVID-19 cases increased slightly in our area post turkey day. Trauma Service Area F (see charts below) which includes Texarkana, New Boston, and Paris, has a reported 42 people hospitalized, that's up a bit from 33 reported last week, 15 of those in ICU, 8 on ventilators, and thank goodness, still 0 pediatric cases.
I stumbled across a video yesterday that caught my attention, one, because it involves Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, Fouke Monster, whatever you want to call it. Two, because the screams were recorded right here where we live in Miller County Arkansas.
The numbers in the Bowie, Cass, and Miller County areas are beginning to spike some and there are new variants to be concerned about. The Texas side has done pretty well on vaccinations, the Arkansas side, not so much. It's not time to panic but we should be monitoring what we do and where we do it. Keep washing those hands or using sanitizer often, avoid large/dense crowds, and let's make sure ou
Free vaccines are available all over town, I believe every pharmacy, clinic and urgent care has them now, pick one, make an appointment and go get it done if you are so inclined.
In Bowie County, Texas DSHS reports 55 new cases and a total of 4,980 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases with 4 probable cases, 225 deaths.
Fully Vaccinated age 12 - 64: 26%
Fully Vaccinated age 65 and older:
It's time to take pride in our area as the Miller County Judge Cathy Harrison is inviting all the citizens of Miller County to join in on a countywide clean-up day for Miller County on Saturday, June 26th from 8AM-11AM.
Vaccines are very easy to find right now, most pharmacies and even some Doctor's Offices and Clinics are stocked, but if you're still looking, CHRISTUS St. Michael offers vaccines with the Spirit St. Michael Mobile Unit. For additional information, call 903-748-8573. Collom & Carney Clinic is now administering the Pfizer COVID vaccine for ages 12 and up. No appointment is necessary.