May 2024


form of laziness. But deep down inside, I’ve always known life is not designed to be a rat race. These infrastructures we have designed in today’s consumer culture are consistently riddled with unrealistic expectations that prioritize productivity over well-being. We are not robots. We are humans with limited energy, emotions, and a need for real connection.

I’m going to say this because I know someone needs to hear it—IT’S OK TO SLOW DOWN! This does not mean you are lazy. Resting is just an essential practice for sustaining our mental and physical health. Watching my Pop from across my Granny’s living room when I visit looks a lot different than it used to. Aging has taken an enormous toll on his health. Only on very special occasions these days is he the loud, fun prankster he once was during my childhood. Now, more often than ever before, he’s quiet, watching life unfold from his favorite recliner. This, more than anything else, has taught me about patience and the art of simply being present. Life’s worth is not measured by how fast we move or how much we accomplish, but by the meaningful moments we share and the memories we create. While life remains chaotic around you, take the time to pause, breathe, and appreciate the slow burn—the here and now. It’s precious and deserves our full and undivided attention.

LOCAL EVENTS May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Wednesday Line Dancing Texas Elks Lodge 6:30-8:30 pm May 2 Always Learning by Gary May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Food Truck Fridays Courthouse Square 11 am-2 pm May 4 Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival Spring Lake Park 11 am-7 pm May 5 Kusin Book Signing Sullivan Performing Arts Center 4:30 pm

May 11 Dragon Boat Race Festival Bringle Lake Park 9 am May 17 Diamonds for Doorways Silvermoon on Broad 6:30 pm May 18 Veterans Information Fair Texas Elks Lodge 9 am-1 pm May 20 Drive Out Hunger Golf Tournament Northridge Country Club 11 am May 27 Memorial Day Service Hillcrest Memorial Park 2 pm

LIVE MUSIC May 4 We the Kingdom Live First Baptist Texarkana 7 pm May 4 Josh Wilson in Concert Beech Street First Baptist Church 6 pm May 5

May 10 Texar presents Mayday by Midnight Hopkins Icehouse 8:30 pm May 16 Joseph Habedank Grace Church 7 pm May 23 The Nine- O-Three Crossties Event Venue 7 pm

May 25 Izzy Ded The Wild Hare 8 pm May 27 Tom’s Elton Tribute Perot Theatre 8-10 pm May 11 The Crue: Motley Crue Tribute Fat Jacks Oyster & Sports Bar 8 pm

Cinco de Mayo TXK Courthouse Square 11 am-6 pm May 10 Downtown Live The Gallery at 1894 6-9 pm

For more events visit

DJ Tronix Crossties Event Venue 8 pm


McKenzi Hale The Brookhill Podcast

Paige Mims Palm Royale on Apple TV+

Bill Morel I Said This, You Heard That by Kathleen Edelman



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