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The HATT Insider - April 2021

TISD Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration 2021

A Whole World Awaits You... Discover Who You Can Be at TISD!

April 1
Enrollment Application Forms GO LIVE at 

Application Packets Can Be Picked-Up from TISD Central Office and All Elementary Campus Locations

April 12
Application Packet Drive-Thru Pick-Up & Drop-Off Day
4241 Summerhill Road
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

April 30

To Register:
Your child must be four years of age (Pre-K) or five years of age (Kinder) by September 1, 2021 and live within the TISD Attendance Zone. Transfer students and three-year-olds accepted on a space available basis.

Please Bring:

  • Up-To-Date Immunization Record
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Income (only if applying for Pre-K)

For More Information:
903.794.3651 ext. 1030

Kindergarten Registration 2021 Flyer - all info listed above

Federal Correctional Institution Texarkana, Texas "Informational Career Fair"

Date: April 13, 2021; May 12, 2021; June 16, 2021
Time: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 4001 Leopard Drive Texarkana, Texas - Staff Training Center
(Questions, contact the HR Dept. at 903.838.4587 ext. 139)
"BOP is an equal opportunity employer."

Starting Salary: $43,495 & Up

We Are Looking for Great People to Join Our Team!
Interested in working for an agency that offers excellent opportunities for advancement, great benefits and competitive wages? We're the one! JOIN US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES!


  • Corrections
  • Medical Professionals
  • Facilities Management
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Administrative Staff
  • and more....

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Federal Law Enforcement Retirement Pension
  • Matching 401k
  • Full Health Benefits
  • Vacation and Sick Leave

Make a Change.
Make a Difference. 
Work On The Inside.

Begin your application now at:
Keywords "Bureau of Prisons"

Job Fair Flyer - all info listed above

Don't Mess With Texas Trash Off 2021

Date: April 17th 2021 
Time: Starts at 9 a.m. Ends at 12 p.m. 

Join us as we clean Texarkana's roadways to improve our community. The City will supply trash bags, gloves and a limited number of safety vest for each project. 

Access the QR code or link to register yourself or a group for the Trash-Off Event 2021!

Texas Department of Transportation 

Trash Off 2021 TXK Flyer - all info listed above

Spring Community Wide Yard Sale

TEXARKANA, TX- The City of Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department will host the Spring Community Wide Yard Sale Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Spring Lake Park. The yard sale will begin at 8:00 a.m. and last until 3:00 p.m.

Reservations for a yard sale booth may be secured at the Southwest Center (3222 7th Street) beginning April 5th at 9:00 a.m. until sold out. Booths are 20 x 20 and cost $15.00. Reservations can be made in person or by calling 903.798.3978 and choosing Option #1.

This event will also include an electronics recycling opportunity in partnership with UNICOR near the Splash Pad at Spring Lake Park on May 8th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Read the list of acceptable items

In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to May 15th, 2021.

For more information, please contact Eddie Aulds at 903.798.3979 or email.

CWYS Flyer 2021 - all info listed above

Executive Director Gets COVID Vaccine

ADW receiving Covid-19 Vaccine

I recently received the Pfizer vaccine. It took me a while to make this decision. I went through some of the same thought processes that others like me go through and that some undecided individuals like me are still contemplating today. 

Some studies have shown that the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affects Black people and other minorities in the United States in severity, mortality, economics, and more. 

However, I did not agree because in my little network of friends that includes, medical doctors, pharmaceutical professionals, and other healthcare professionals in other cities, they consistently advised me that those numbers do not necessarily reflect what they are seeing at ground level at their hospitals. 

Additionally, since this pandemic has been so politicized, dramatized, and wildly hypothesized in the mainstream & social media, here's how I made my decision to get vaccinated:

  1. I visited the CDC's website and compared the ingredients of each vaccine with my allergies. 
  2. Based on that, I decided which vaccine that I was not going to get, and then...
  3. I prayed about it and let it go!!!

With my faith in "The Most-High", I was able to give those burdens to him, press on, and continue to live my life while letting the confusion and drama go. 

I hope that this will be helpful to someone that is still deciding on the vaccine. 

Antonio D. Williams, Sr., is president and CEO of the Housing Authority of the City of Texarkana, Texas (HATT). 

Westlawn Elementary Dates (April 2021)

April 2
No School, Bad Weather Day

April 6
4th Grade Writing STAAR Test

April 12
No School for Students. Instructional Planning for Staff

April 29
Westlawn Spring Drive Thru Family Night

Rosehill Neighborhood Clean-Up

The Rosehill Neighborhood Association in partnership with the City of Texarkana, TX and Texas A&M University-Texarkana, invite you to participate in the annual Big Event! Projects will include Community Garden Beautification and Neighborhood Clean-Up.

Open to everyone within the Rosehill Community
April 10th 8:00 AM - Noon
Meet at Corner of Milam Street and West 13th Street Texarkana TX, 75501

For additional information please email Rhonda Dolberry.

Rosehill Neighborhood Clean Up 4.10.2021

Annual RoseHill Celebration - Canceled

Annual RoseHill Celebration being canceled this year due to current conditions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Virtual Teacher Job Fair

Join Our Tiger Team.

Date: Saturday, April 17th 

Choosing the right place to build or continue your teaching career is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. 

  • Now Accepting Out-Of-State Certification with No Additional Testing Required
  • Ask Us About Stipends Available for Specific Teaching Areas
  • Year-Round Staff Support & Professional Development Programs
  • Potential Future Annual Compensation Stipends from $3,200 to $30,000 annually depending upon approval of Teacher Incentive Allotment designation for qualifying teachers 

Deadline For Registration is Noon On Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Representatives from all TISD elementary and secondary schools will conduct all interviews in an virtual format. 

Individuals who are Certified, or have begun the Alternative Teacher Certification process, are encouraged to apply. We are also now accepting Out-of-State Certification with NO additional testing required. 

Steps to Register
All Teacher Applicants must possess a Teaching Certificate or be enrolled in an Alternative Certificate Program. 

Complete An On-Line Application

Step 1: Interested applicants must submit an on-line TISD employment application for current or future certified openings. 

Step 2: Register on-line for your interview with one of our Campus Administrators during the TISD Virtual Teacher Job Fair.

Register For An Interview

Step 3: Make sure you are prepared and ready at the appropriate time for your virtual interview time that has been designated for you. 

For More Information:
Texarkana Independent School District Human Resources Office
903.794.3651 ext. 1012
1.800.264.TISD ext. 1012 

2021 Job Fair - all info listed above