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The HATT Insider - March 2022

AHN - Affordable Housing News Features HATT

The Housing Authority of the City of Texarkana, Texas (HATT) is in the midst of reinventing its operational focus in the pursuit of new and innovative affordable housing solutions. These moves come on the heels of the housing authority completing its portfolio-wide conversion under HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.

For over 80 years, HATT has served low-income families and seniors in Texarkana through accessible housing and Section 8 vouchers. Under the leadership of CEO Antonio Williams, the housing authority has effectively eliminated its public housing program and moved into the realm of asset management and development. These moves allow HATT to remain vital and current to its local communities in addition to making a greater difference in the industry.

Read the full article here. 

A Greater Vision - downtown drone view of texarkana

Annual RoseHill Neighborhood Celebration Canceled

The Annual RoseHill Neighborhood Celebration has been canceled.

Hope to see you next year!

Westlawn Calendar - April 2022

April 15 - No School - Bad Weather Day

April 18 - No School - Holiday

April 19 - No School for Students - Instructional Planning

April 27 - VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) Meeting

COVID-19 Resources

Share Facts About COVID-19

Using Your Self-Test 'COVID-19'

  1. Follow instructions very carefully
  2. Use the QR Code below for more information about self-testing and how-to videos.
  3. If your results are positive:
  4. If you are at an increased risk of becoming severely ill, treatment may be available. Contact your health care provider right away if your test result is positive.

Help Protect Yourself and Others 'COVID-19'

  • Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Wear a mask indoors when COVID-19 Community Level is high
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces
  • Test to prevent spread to others
  • Wash your hands often

Go to for more information.

Right@Home Mortgage Financing

Feel Right@Home with 100% Mortgage Financing

Let our home loan experts help you find the perfect mortgage - one that meets your financial needs and goals. BancorpSouth offers expanded access to mortgage credit for low-to-moderate-income borrowers and communities.

Love the home you're in now but want a lower monthly payment?

Talk to us about refinancing your current mortgage at a lower rate. 

  • 100% financing for home purchases and refinances
  • Reduced fees
  • No mortgage insurance
  • Flexible sources for the down payment and closing costs
  • Also Available for New Construction and Renovation Permanent Loans (up to 89.9% LTV)

Kelly Neal 
Mortgage Loan Officer
NMLS 2009830
Email Kelly

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1st Choice Pregnancy Center
602 Main Street, Texarkana, TX 75501

1st Choice Pregnancy Resource Center offers:

  • FREE Services Available
    • Pregnancy testing and verification
    • Confidential "Peer Counseling"
    • Limited Ultrasounds
    • Confidential Adoption Referrals
    • Variety of Classes
    • Earn "Baby Bucks" to spend in the Baby Boutique


We have a collection of classes specifically designed to support single parents. These classes are not taught in person but are available.

  • Co-parent Communication
  • Meetings & Handling the Handoff
  • 6 Risks for Children After Divorce
  • Dating & Remarriage
  • Abuse, Addiction & Abandonment
  • Beyond Child Support
  • Holidays, Special Occasions & School


Contact us to enroll in this class. All inquiries are confidential.

Are you suffering in silence from a past Abortion? Are you ready to be set free?

Our passion is to help women and men who may be struggling with a past abortion decision. We want to help reclaim and restore any lost peace of mind or self-worth. You do not have to go through the healing process alone.

We do not judge. We listen. We are here to help.


Contact us with any questions.

Our Mommy Store Program is made possible by the generous donations provided by locals. We accept children's clothing and shoes (new and used) up to size 3t. We accept baby items in good condition and maternity clothing for moms! Yes, we accept leftover diapers too!


We have many opportunities to serve at the center.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Facilitate a class
  • Administrative Duties
  • Help with Fundraising
  • Interning
  • Social Media Assistance
  • Lawn Care
  • Peer Counseling Support
  • Help in Mommy Store


We may be able to assist you with classes even if you cannot attend class in person. Contact us today to explore your options.


We do not have any partnerships or affiliation with Child Protective Services or the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Our classes are not designed to meet any court requirements. We can provide information for CPS classes held at other locations, however.

We are unable to provide childcare, so please make other arrangements for your children during class.

Classes are taught by staff and volunteers who have a passion for mothers, fathers, and children. We have classes for dads too! We do not provide classes for CPS.

CLASSES at 1st Choice PRC

Our classes are designed to follow you through every stage of your pregnancy and beyond. Classes cover pregnancy, preparation for childbirth, special needs of newborns, baby care, parenting techniques for toddlers, and more. We even have a class just for dads. First come first served.

We also provide have a collection of classes that include special topics such as life skills, special circumstances including domestic violence and preventing sexual behavior, and more. These classes are not taught in person but are available for those interested. Contact us today to enroll!

PREGNANCY CLASSES - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

This class covers the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester of pregnancy leading up to our Prepared Childbirth Class. We cover topics like prenatal care, bonding, nesting, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and more!


Certified Childbirth Instructor on Thursdays at 5:30 PM

This class covers a variety of topics including:

  • Coping with the discomforts of pregnancy
  • The importance of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy
  • When to go to the hospital
  • Comfort measures to use in labor at home and in the hospital
  • Feeding
  • Infant safety
  • How to calm a crying baby.

DADDIES ONLY - Thursdays at 5:30

Your life is about to change! Sometimes new fathers don't get the support they need to be great at being a dad. Come find out just how much and what you can do to get ready for parenthood. Find out what it takes to be called "Daddy." This workshop is taught by dads for dads.

No Mommies Allowed!

BABY CARE CLASSES - Tuesdays at 1:00 PM

Would you like to brush up on your infant care skills before your little bundle of joy arrives? Are you a new parent who would like to learn more about how to care for your baby? This class covers the physical, mental and emotional needs of babies 0-12 months.

TODDLER CLASS - Thursdays at 1:00 PM

If your child is between 1-3 years old, you will benefit from attending and learning at these classes. They can help you and your child in many different areas of your lives as your relationship grows.=

The classes include

  • Play & Milestones
  • Raising Emotionally Healthy Children
  • Discipline
  • Health & Safety
  • Potty-Training
  • Nutrition

To learn more about these topics, make plans to attend.

How to earn a FREE...

  • Pack-N-Play
    • Complete 6 In-Person Prepared Childbirth Classes
  • Car Seat     
    • Complete 6 Pregnancy Classes In-Person
  • High-Chair Booster Seat
    • Complete 6 In-Person Toddler Classes

Visit their website here.

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