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Texarkana’s Mansion on Main
On my most recent adventure to Texarkana, I stayed at the charming Mansion on Main (802 Main). This Texas Historic Landmark, known as the Moores-Burke-Ragland Home, was designed by Henry Koerner, and built in 1895 by pioneer Charles Moores’ widow, Rachel, who loved to entertain. The Victorian neo-classical beauty lies in the heart of the city near the Perot Theatre, the Federal Courthouse/Post Office, Wadley Medical Center, and many of Texarkana’s shops, restaurants, and attractions. The home’s veranda, accented by towering, two-story columns, is the perfect place to relax and contemplate the past, present, and future. Gracious hosts Marilyn and Robert Costa provide helpful insider tips about what to do and where to go. The home’s interior, including five lovely guest rooms and several cozy parlors, exudes a peaceful vibe of intimacy and relaxation, and gently evokes the distinguished property’s history of three different centuries. Call 903/792-1835 or 877/535-5380.
Texarkana’s Biggest Annual Events
Jump, Jive, & Jam Fest presents live music, art, and a burger cookoff, downtown every May. Call 903/792-8681.
The Four States Fair & Rodeo happens during nine days in mid-September, starting the weekend after Labor Day. Call 870/773-2941.
Quadrangle Festival features live music along with arts and crafts, food, a 5K race, heritage fair, cheerleading competition, Battle of the Bands, street dance, and barbecue contest, downtown during mid-October. Call 903/793-4831.
From the June 2012 issue.