Texarkana, TX 67° Fri H 93° L 77° Sat H 92° L 76° Sun H 89° L 68° Weather Sponsored By:

What's Happening?

What's Happening?

June 12th, 2019 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana Region
Steven Smith

Cruise Night in Atlanta

Atlanta's popular Steven Smith Memorial Cruise Night will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with classic cars, classic music and a homemade ice cream contest.

The event, sponsored by Atlanta Area Chamber of Commerce, is a family-oriented gathering on the square.

The special cruise honors Steven Smith, who was a community leader at the time of his death.

Smith had multiple hobbies and his passions included drag racing, boat racing and amateur radio. His membership with the Racers for Christ gave him a way to express his faith. He was a founding member of the Atlanta City Development Corp. and had many roles in the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Atlanta Education Foundation and Methodist Church. He was named Man of the Year for the City of Atlanta in 1989.


Tracing Family History

The Cass County Genealogical Society will host a workshop on genealogical research at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The class will be held on the second floor of Atlanta Public Library, 101 W. Hiram.

Tracy Jones, society officer and genealogist, will present " Genealogy 101" to provide tools for tracing family history.

As with all society events, there is no charge to attend.


Book of Treasure Hunters

Author Gary Pinkerton is returning to Hughes Springs Area Public Library at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23 for a presentation and book signing for his new book "True Believers: Treasure Hunters at Hendricks Lake."

Pinkerton is the author of "Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North."

"True Believers" tells the story of the search for silver in Hendricks Lake in East Texas—a search inspired by the legend of the pirate Jean Lafitte. According to the legend, which stems from the mid-1800s, Lafitte had a caravan of six wagonloads of silver and gold headed north on Trammel's Trace that was overtaken by Spanish soldiers. Rather than give up the precious metal, the wagons were cut loose and rolled into Hendricks Lake.

The lake is an oxbow lake 1 1/2 miles south of the Sabine River and about 4 miles northeast of Tatum in Rusk County. It lies along the historic route of Trammel's Trace and south of the Ramsdale's Ferry Crossing (Rocky Ford) on the Sabine River. The lake is less than a mile long, 30 to 50 yards wide and 1 to 40 feet deep.

Pinkerton's book tells of serious searches that have been mounted, some as recent as the 1950s and 1960s.

Refreshments will be served.


Chocolate Party

at the Library

Atlanta Public Library will host a chocolate party and a visit with three authors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20. The library is also highlighting its 65th anniversary.

Along with the confection, the party will include a scavenger hunt, prizes and book sales and signings by the authors.

The authors and their books are:

  •  "Black Knights Dark Days" by J. Matthew Fisk
  •  "Amber Ann— Overcoming Evil With Good" by LaShay Abney
  •  "An Unlikely Deception" by Patty Wiseman
Getting Started/Comments Policy

Getting started

  1. 1. If you frequently comment on news websites then you may already have a Disqus account. If so, click the "Login" button at the top right of the comment widget and choose whether you'd rather log in with Facebook, Twitter, Google, or a Disqus account.
  2. 2. If you've forgotten your password, Disqus will email you a link that will allow you to create a new one. Easy!
  3. 3. If you're not a member yet, Disqus will go ahead and register you. It's seamless and takes about 10 seconds.
  4. 4. To register, either go through the login process or just click in the box that says "join the discussion," type your comment, and either choose a social media platform to log you in or create a Disqus account with your email address.
  5. 5. If you use Twitter, Facebook or Google to log in, you will need to stay logged into that platform in order to comment. If you create a Disqus account instead, you'll need to remember your Disqus password. Either way, you can change your display name if you'd rather not show off your real name.
  6. 6. Don't be a huge jerk or do anything illegal, and you'll be fine.

Texarkana Gazette Comments Policy

The Texarkana Gazette web sites include interactive areas in which users can express opinions and share ideas and information. We cannot and do not monitor all of the material submitted to the website. Additionally, we do not control, and are not responsible for, content submitted by users. By using the web sites, you may be exposed to content that you may find offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of the Gazette web sites and any content on the Gazette web sites, including, but not limited to, whether you should rely on such content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge that we shall have the right (but not the obligation) to review any content that you have submitted to the Gazette, and to reject, delete, disable, or remove any content that we determine, in our sole discretion, (a) does not comply with the terms and conditions of this agreement; (b) might violate any law, infringe upon the rights of third parties, or subject us to liability for any reason; or (c) might adversely affect our public image, reputation or goodwill. Moreover, we reserve the right to reject, delete, disable, or remove any content at any time, for the reasons set forth above, for any other reason, or for no reason. If you believe that any content on any of the Gazette web sites infringes upon any copyrights that you own, please contact us pursuant to the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Title 17 U.S.C. § 512) at the following address:

Copyright Agent
The Texarkana Gazette
15 Pine Street
Texarkana, TX 75501
Phone: 903-794-3311
Email: webeditor@texarkanagazette.com