Located just a short distance from the Louisiana and Arkansas borders and right off the junction of Interstate 30 and several U.S. Highways, the central location of the city of Texarkana, Texas helps it continue to grow in size and influence in the Lone Star State. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's 2011 estimated population is more than 36,500, the perfect size for raising a family in some homey Texarkana apartments for rent. With its booming agricultural industry and historic downtown rejuvenation, this quaint Texas town is showing great potential for the future.
According to the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, the city is the "Crossroads of the entire Southwest," and legend has it that it was originally traversed by Hernando de Soto as early as 1542. However, Caddo Native Americans had been prevalent in Texarkana for centuries before European settlers ever came to the area. Although it is not officially known how the city got its unique name, it is rumored that Colonel Gus Knobel created the name to combine the three states it borders: TEX (Texas), ARK (Arkansas), ANA (Louisiana).
One of the venues that the city takes a great deal of pride in is the Perot Theater. Part of the community since 1924, the theater is now on the National Register of Historic Places after years of refurbishment and repairs. Because the H. Ross Perot family donated large of amounts of money for the theater's renovations, the city absolved to name the theater after them in 1980 in honor of them. The theater hosts many artistic performances of all stripes, including country, blues, and rock performances, as well as musicals and plays.
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