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TEXARKANA — The downtown mural on the wall outside TLC Burgers and Fries continues progressing toward its prime-time premiere, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4, the same day as Dine on the Line.

The mural, suggesting a retro theme appropriate for Texarkana's downtown historical heritage, is the product of David Freeman, local artist and muralist from Mount Pleasant, Texas. Freeman wants to pass down his artistic knowledge, so he will be instructing a group of local art students from area schools on the techniques of mural painting. The class takes place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the mural location.

"It is a fascinating project to watch take shape, seeing the lines and panels become one picture," said Dr. Beverly Rowe, Main Street Texarkana board member.

With Dine on the Line on everyone's mind, Ina McDowell, Main Street Texarkana executive director, reported that things were starting to come together for the annual event, in which sees citizens dine together at a table straddling the state line.

"Sponsors have been pouring in and things are going great on that score," she said.

"In addition, invitations have gone out for diners to attend. Tickets are available now on both the Main Street Texarkana website as well as Eventbrite. For those who prefer not to purchase online, you can mail the entry fee or drop it off at the Main Street Texarkana offices at the Chamber of Commerce."

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