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Texarkana, Texas, taking steps toward state Music Friendly Community certification

by Karl Richter | March 20, 2023 at 3:25 p.m.
Interested residents watch a remote presentation by Chip Adams, Texas Music Office community relations and outreach specialist, Monday, March 20, 2023, at City Hall in Texarkana, Texas. The workshop meeting was the first step toward the city becoming certified as a Music Friendly Texas Community by the TMO. (Staff photo by Karl Richter)

TEXARKANA, Texas -- A city representative and interested residents on Monday heard from the Texas Music Office about how Texarkana can become certified as an official Music Friendly Texas Community.

The Music Friendly Texas Program aims to assist cities in developing and supporting local music, said Chip Adams, TMO community relations and outreach specialist. Forty Texas cities have been certified to participate in the program since 2016, and the office's goal is to reach 50 by year's end.

"What we're doing is helping our cities better understand their local their local music industry and help create a system for each city to listen to and react to their local music industry stakeholders," Adams said, adding that the program helps cities connect with one another to share ideas.


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