Local Resources and Closures
Effective March 31st, the Texas Municipal Court pay window at Bi-State is closed. Anyone who has fines or citations can call 903-798-3551 for information about taking care of them.
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
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:
- CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic – Richmond Road: Call 903-614-5270 or 903-614-5220
- Collom & Carney: http://www.cccahealth.com/for-patients/telemedicine/
- HealthCARE Express: https://www.healthcareexpress.us/virtual-visit/
- Christus St. Michael Health System: https://www.christushealth.org/virtual-medicine