Texarkana To Discuss Public Drinking District Tonight

Tonight at 6:00 P.M. the Texarkana Arkansas Planning Commission will meet at the Texarkana, Arkansas City Hall to discuss a proposal that would legalize public drinking throughout roughly 13 blocks of downtown Texarkana.

Earlier this year the Arkansas Legislature narrowly passed Act 812 by Sen. Trent Garner (R – El Dorado) and Rep. Sonia Barker (R – Smackover). The law lets cities create “entertainment districts” where alcohol can be carried and consumed publicly on streets and sidewalks.

Texarkana’s public drinking ordinance reportedly is in the final stages of development, and tonight’s meeting may be one of the few opportunities that citizens have to weigh in on the proposal.

Family Council has put together a free toolkit to help citizens oppose public drinking ordinances like Texarkana’s.

Our toolkit contains talking points, information about problems public drinking has caused in other states, photographs of public drinking districts elsewhere around the country, and other resources you can use to fight public drinking in your community.

Click here to download our free toolkit.

Pro-Life Play Coming to a City Near You

Later this month the one-act play “Viable” will come to a city near you, courtesy of our friends at Arkansas Right to Life.

The 75-minute play features three actors and tells the story of a post-abortive woman who finds restoration and forgiveness.

This is a poignant portrayal of the many impacts an abortion has on a woman and her relationships, and it may not be suitable for children younger than 12 years old.

The play will be performed at four different locations across Arkansas. The cost is free, but a love offering will be taken to help support the performance.

Below are performance times and locations.

Springdale – Friday, September 27th

7:00 p.m  – St. Raphael Parish Hall 1386 S. West End Street

Jonesboro – Saturday, September 28th

7:00 p.m.  – Awaken Church 2101 Fowler Avenue

Little Rock – Sunday, September 29th

6:30 p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church #1 Covenant Drive

Texarkana – Monday, September 30th

7:00 p.m. – Place TBD

Visit www.viableplay.org or www.artl.org for more details.