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New walking trail coming to ETX city

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TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) -

Texas A&M University in Texarkana is taking the lead on bringing another walking trail to the city.

Thursday morning university representatives along with Texarkana, Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman said they have received a Texas Park and Wildlife grand of nearly $200,000 for a 7-mile walking trail near the school.

They are also receiving a grant of $50,000 from Partnership for the Pathway, a local group whose goal is to build walking trails around the City of Texarkana.

So far there have been six trails established, but this group said the newest trail will be different.

"It is different in a number of ways," said Bill McHenry, dean of Texas A&M, Texarkana. "It really does wind its way through literally a wilderness area. And the other piece that makes it rather unique is that we have embedded environmental education elements throughout the trail."

The proposed trail will begin at the new Bringle Lake Park that is presently under construction, then continue through the woods to the Bringle Lake Dam.

Work on the first 2.5 miles of the trail is expected to begin by October.

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