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Local businesses, organizations and clubs can sign up now to participate in Texas A&M-University Texarkana's 10th annual Spotlight on Texarkana, taking place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 29.

There is no cost to participate in the event, but space is limited and must be reserved by Aug. 23.

"Spotlight on Texarkana is a great way for local businesses and organizations to introduce themselves to a new group of residential students, many of whom don't yet know much about their new community" said Michael Stephenson, TAMU-T assistant director of student life. "Returning students always enjoy the event as well, as attendees often leave with coupons, handouts, promotional items, and other giveaways from the vendors."

Last year's Spotlight on Texarkana had nearly 50 local businesses and groups participate and drew more than 400 people to the

The event is scheduled during A&M-Texarkana's "Best Week Ever," which takes place throughout the first week of classes and is filled with activities designed to welcome and engage students with activities such as concerts, movies, comedians, hypnotists, and more.

To reserve your booth/space at the 2019 Spotlight on Texarkana register online at: or contact Michael Stephenson at or

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