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Texarkana wins paint revitalization contest

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Texarkana officials will be advised as to the best buildings to be painted before painting begins later this summer. Texarkana officials will be advised as to the best buildings to be painted before painting begins later this summer.
TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) -

Texarkana Main Street leaders received a paint can and camera Monday as official notification of a winner in Benjamin Moore's "Main Street Matters" program.

Now, at least two or three blocks in downtown Texarkana will get a fresh coat of paint.

During the past six weeks, the city has competed against 130 communities in the United States and Canada to be part of the revitalization program. Texarkana is one of 20 cities selected from the online voting contest.

"They will be coming into our community and advising us of the best buildings to be painted. And they will be hiring folks in our labor force to help get downtown repainted, so we are excited. It is just a win-win for everybody," says Texarkana Main Street Director Ina McDowell.

McDowell says they hope to begin painting later this summer.

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