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Convention Center Groundbreaking

03/21/2011 Excitement continues to build as construction of the LEED-Designed Texarkana Convention Center and Hilton Garden Inn hotel begins. Months of planning by the design team will culminate in a grand groundbreaking celebration on March 23, 2011. “I can hardly wait to see the heavy equipment on site,” Mayor Steve Mayo advised. “This fabulous facility will be like none other in Texarkana – or in our region, for that matter. The years of planning for our convention center and upscale hotel are behind us – now we get to watch as they are built.” The Texarkana Convention is being designed Read more
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Convention Center Design and Build Firm Awarded

08/11/2010 Texarkana  will  soon  realize  its  dream  of  a  convention  center  and  luxury  hotel.    Excitement continues to build as another crucial milestone is reached with the selection of the Design/Build firm for the Texarkana Convention Center and adjacent Hilton Garden Inn.  In a joint statement, Texarkana,  Texas  CEO/City  Manager  Dr.  Larry  Sullivan  and  local  Texarkana  investors  D Hospitality,  LLC  Principal  Jack  Daugherty  announced  Friday  that  Weis  Builders,  LLC  of  Dallas, Texas  has  been  chosen  as  the  Design/Build  Team  Leader  for  the  joint  project.    The  City  of Texarkana,  Texas  will  own  the  convention  center  and  D  Hospitality  will  own  the  hotel  Read more
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Briefing Draws High Level of Interest

06/16/2010 City  of  Texarkana,  Texas  officials  and  D  Hospitality,  LLC  held  a  briefing  on  June  16,  2010  for interested  design/build  firms  for  the  Texarkana  Convention  Center  and  Hilton  Garden  Inn project.      Fourteen  firms  from  throughout  the  region  received  the  Statement  of  Qualifications (SOQ)  packet  and  had  an  opportunity  to  have  their  questions  regarding  the  selection  process answered and tour the site on Cowhorn Creek Road. Mike  Daugherty  of  D  Hospitality  commented,  “We’re  excited  to  be  taking  this  next  step  and encouraged by the high level of interest in our project.  We’ll work with the City to select the firm that Read more
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Convention Center Awarded to DPG Partners

06/01/2010 The foresight of Texarkana, Texas City leadership over five years ago* in setting aside 2% of hotel occupancy tax toward a convention center is soon to come to fruition with the development of the Texarkana Convention Center and adjacent Hilton Garden Inn.  The fact that the project will be funded through hotel occupancy tax without the investment of  even  a  penny  of  taxpayer’s  money  is  phenomenal.    Former  Mayor  James  Bramlett recalled,  “For  many  years,  the  Council  and  I  had  received  numerous  requests  from citizens  to  consider  a  convention  center  for  Texarkana.    We  agreed  that  Texarkana needed  a  quality  convention  Read more