EDITORIAL/Bright Lights, Family Fun: Do you prefer the Four States Fair and Rodeo in the spring or fall?

The 78th Annual Four States Fair and Rodeo is just around the corner.

The bright lights of the midway will kick off this years run on he last day of the month.

It's been a Texarkana tradition since the 1940s and, for most of that time, was held in the fall. Indeed, that's traditionally been the time most state, county and regional fairs -- originally harvest festivals -- are held. But thanks to the COVID--19 pandemic, in 2021 the fair's run was moved to the spring.

Some like that better. Others prefer the more traditional fall fair.

We want to know what you think. Do you prefer the Four States Fair in the spring or would you prefer the event returned to it's fall roots?

Send your response (50 words maximum) to [email protected] by Wednesday, March 22. You can also mail your response to the Texarkana Gazette Friday Poll, at P.O. Box 621, Texarkana, TX 75504 or drop it off at our office, 101 E. Broad St, Texarkana, Ark. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number. We will print as many responses as we can in next Friday's paper.

Last Week: Sunday Sales?

Last week's question was about a Texas proposal to allow sales of pre-made cocktails on Sunday. Should Texas grocery and convenience stores be allowed to sell ready-to-drink packaged cocktails on Sunday or not? Do you think the larger ban on Sunday liquor sales will be repealed anytime soon?

From facebook.com/texarkanagazette

- Might as well repeal it and let everyone sell everything all week long.

- Just repeal it and let folks decide to police themselves on Sundays if they want