James Valentine picks Okra bulbs in order to get seeds he can spread out for next season's harvest Friday afternoon behind his home on FM 1397. "When I was a boy you only bought three things, sugar, flour, and baking soda. The rest you took care of on your own," said Valentine.
Outstretched arms from family and loved ones look to congratulate Curt Green while he holds his granddaughter Greenlee Elmore moments after being awarded the C.E. Palmer Award during the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration: Texarkana Through the Years Friday night at the Texas Convention Center.
Bolivar County Miss. Sheriff Kelvin Williams delivers a rousing speech as the keynote speaker during the annual NAACP Greater Texarkana Texas Branch Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program Monday afternoon at Dunbar Elementary.
Arkansas High's Maxine Williams, right, lends a hand to Whitney Green as she struggles to get up after having the wind knocked out of her during their game against Lake Hamilton Tuesday night at Razorback Gym.
James Gimlin watches the Liberty-Eylau Fire Department work to contain a grassfire in the field adjacent to his own land off of FM 2516 Thursday, Jan. 29, 2014. "I've lived here since I was a boy and I've never seen this field ablaze,"said Gimlin.
Juan Olvera cuts metal to to build a funnel for a custom machine Olvera is constructing that will grind corn into masa, the main ingredient used in making tortillas Friday afternoon at Texas Machine Shop. Olvera intends on sending the machine to his family in Mexico who currently have to make masa by hand by grinding corn between to rocks.
Bill Smith with the US Army Corps of Engineers uses a drip torch to light the ground for one of many prescribed burns to be be carried out in the forests around Lake Wright Patman Wednesday afternoon. The burns are focused on clearing out around 2 inches of ground vegetation for ecosystem management and fuel reduction purposes. Project Forester with the US Army Corps of Engineers Matt Seavey emphasizes the burns are for the benefit of the forests, "From afar you may think this process is bad for the area, but in the end it helps create a suitable habitat for animal life and doesn't harm the bigger trees," said Seavey. Burns will be carried out at various locations at Lake Wright Patman and the four states area throughout the middle of March.