Texarkana is commercially and culturally one city, but two separate municipalities--one in Texas, one in Arkansas. A photo island on State Line Avenue lets tourists stand with one foot in Texas and the other in Arkansas. Built on the Arkansas-Texas line, the Justice Center houses the courts and jails for two states, counties and cities. The city is the home of Texarkana College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
A Scott Joplin mural, at Third and Main streets downtown, depicts the life and accomplishments of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "King of Ragtime" from Texarkana. For bed-and-breakfast information, call Book-A-Bed-Ahead at 903/665-3956.