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Matt Crow, right, and Jason Balderas practice kicking during swimming lessons in the swimming pool at the Pinkerton Fitness Center on Thursday. Balderas is taking swimming lessons through the Boys and Girls Club of Texarkana.
Karen Davis, left, and Ginger Gamble walk on the boardwalk at Bringle Lake park on Monday evening. The women meet every Monday to walk to trail.
Ed White, who served in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1987, gives students high fives while walking through the tunnel of honor at Martha and Josh Morriss Elementary on Tuesday. White attended the school's Veterans Day celebration.
Fortunate Barry, left, and Journee Williams watch the Black History Month program at AHS while waiting to perform.
Brandi Rowton and Jesse Wyble spend time together under tree on May 27, 2014 in Spring Lake Park while Rowton's children play on a playground nearby. Rowton said that she was worried they wouldn't be able to go to the park because of rain early in the day.
Tye Whiteside picks out a pumpkin at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church on Monday afternoon. Whiteside said that he was planning to carve something scary onto his pumpkin.
Captain Jimmy Mixon with the Texarkana, Texas Fire Department demonstrates rappelling technique during an open house and cookout at the Texarkana, Texas Fire Department fire training facility on Tuesday. The open house gave the public an opportunity to tour the facility.
Taylon Foster, left, and Erial Gowens perform with the St. James Praise Team during the annual youth rally hosted by the Twin City Black History Association at Hickory Hill Baptist Church on Saturday.
Myrical Rampy hugs Santa while her grandmother Jan Rampy takes pictures. The Rampys were first in line to see Santa after waiting in cold, drizzly weather during the celebration before the 30th Annual Main Street Texarkana Christmas Parade.
Pastor Monte Young of the Antioch Baptist Church in New Boston, Texas prepares to speak in a candlelight memorial for Semaj Williams at the New Boston High School Football Stadium. William died in an apparent accidental shooting Wednesday night.
Kade Puttet, left, and Kade Houston talk to each other through a tunnel while attending K.I.D.S. camp. The annual camp gives kids with diabetes a chance to learn about the disease.
Hope Mulkey leads a yoga class at the Southwest Center on Thursday afternoon. Mulkey teaches yoga at Bimini Yoga, who is presenting several free yoga classes at the center in August. The final two classes are next Tuesday and Thursday.
Rhonda Minter, left, and Anne Clements look at pictures on Minter's phone while spending time at the Our Place Respite Care Center. The center is a place for people with Alzheimer's to spend the day so that their caregiver can take a day to relax and focus on personal needs.
Scotty Pearson dances with his daughter, Raeleiea Pearson during the Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance at the Hands On Texarkana Building on Friday evening.
Candice Parker, left, and Courtney Hodge work on Addilyn Parker's hair before Parker took the stage for the Tiny Miss Texarkana Competition on Saturday. Parker was crowned Tiny Miss Texarkana.
A woman walks to her car after leaving Texarkana, Texas city hall Wednesday.
Lily McMurrian sneaks a bite from Sandi Latham's plate while visiting Jeffica's booth at Taste of Texarkana on Tuesday evening. The event included more than 40 booths offering a taste of local restaurants' menus.
Ashton Perez rests in her father's arms after receiving ashes at the Ash Wednesday mass at St. Edwards Catholic Church.
Remington Lee Harris enjoys a recliner while his mom, Holland Kay Harris, talks with Mason Lafferty in Lafferty Home Center's booth at the Spring Home and Garden Show on Sunday afternoon.
Charles Harris, who works for Texarkana, Ark. Streets and Parks, cleans the public pool at Inghram Park. Harris said it will take about a week to clean the pool.
Chuck Preston, left, and Will Preston test a pair of headphones while at the Salvation Army Family Thrift Store during the store's grand reopening on Saturday. The store was closed for renovations last week.
Fred Hutcheson rakes leaves and pine straw in his yard on Tuesday afternoon. Hutcheson said that had taken him about an hour to rake the yard.