Over the course of the past few months, I have been doing some nostalgic stories on places in Texarkana that you may remember growing up here that no longer remain or are either abandoned buildings or have been torn down.

So, here we go again. When I saw these postcard photos I was like wow, I remember that!

The Polar Bear

I want to say this was located on East 9th Street and was hoppin' back in the 70s. The burger basket was awesome.

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Lacy's

The sign gives the location to this nostalgic diner in T-town that served a little bit of everything. Notice the chrome and red diner stools.

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Fondos Cafe

My grandfather use to take me here when I was a child. They had some of the best-fried chicken around during that time.

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Red Barn

Who couldn't remember the bright red building right off Highway 67 which served some good ol' southern favorites?

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The Coffee Cup

Back in the day when you wanted a great cup of coffee and a conversation you didn't go to Starbucks because they were not around. The Coffee Cup not only served coffee but a great meal too.

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The Rock House

No rocks sold here just booze! A long-time liquor store since 1984 was located downtown and was around for many years before closing and eventually becoming the Arrowhead Bar. It eventually moved and now it is the 1873 Club. The all-rock structure is one-of-a-kind in Texarkana. If only these walls could talk.

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Lake Texarkana

And finally, a little something extra. Does anyone remember this sign when entering Lake Texarkana before it was renamed after congressman Wright Patman.

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No matter how you look at it, after all these years these are just some great Texarkana memories. The biggest lake in Texas! Not anymore. The biggest is Toledo Bend Reservoir which sits right on the border of Louisiana, with 185,000 acres and 1,200 miles of shoreline. The second biggest in Texas alone is Lake Livingston near Houston.

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