Unanimous Vote for Texarkana, TX Leisure District


On Monday June 14th, Texarkana, Texas city council members unanimously approved the entertainment district ordinance that would create a seamless entertainment district on both sides of the state line.

The regulation was proposed on May 24th and officially approved last night. Councilor Hart gave the first approval and was seconded by Councilor Williams. The rest of the council agreed. Members of the Texarkana community will be able to view the ordinance in full on June 24th.

“I think that’s a really great thing. We’ve been hoping for a number of years to make things level between the Texas and Arkansas sides so that businesses on the Texas side could become part of an arts and entertainment district. People love to come down, drink and enjoy the area with their adult drinks, so I think it will be very helpful to equate things with the Arkansas side, “said Debbie Gilliam, Audience Services Manger des Perot Theater.

The new regulation allows people to open alcoholic beverages in non-glass containers outdoors. Sundays between 2.15 a.m. and 12 p.m. are excluded. Weekdays and Saturdays 2:15 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. The precinct would extend from the Perot Theater through downtown and would not include the Bi-State Justice Building.


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