Local Resources and Closures

Guidance for churches and houses of worship during the COVID-19 Crisis from Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton


Texarkana, Texas Burglar Alarm Permit payments will be accepted over the phone or by mail only, no late fees will be charged. Residents & businesses can call 903-798-3900 and ask for finance to make a credit card payment. Mail payments should be sent to P.O. Box 1967 Texarkana, TX 75504. Permit applications can be printed at http://ci.texarkana.tx.us/233/Alarm-Response . Call 903-798-3102 if you have any questions.

There are scammers preying on the elderly as well. Scammers are calling and offering to come to the elderly’s home and test them for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and some are calling and offering to mail them a test kit. BOTH of these offers are SCAMS. DO NOT invite anyone you don’t know into your home, or pay anyone over the phone or give out personal information for a test kit. COVID-19 tests should be administered by a trained healthcare professional, and are not available in-home at this time. 

Food resources for those in need (choose the county where you live): https://harvestregionalfoodbank.org/food-assistance/ 

Local meal finder for school children: https://schoolmealfinder.hoonuit.com/

Resources for senior citizens and vulnerable populations: https://www.ci.texarkana.tx.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=232 

For businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19: https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/ or https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

If your employment has been effected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus): https://twc.texas.gov/news/unemployment-news 

For healthcare providers in need of PPE (personal protective equipment), please follow this process: http://www.coronatxk.org/677/7350/PPE-Personal-Protective-Equipment 

Several local healthcare providers are offering telemedicine visits for sick patients