Ina McDowell, executive director of Main Street Texarkana

October 05, 2021 00:34:40
Ina McDowell, executive director of Main Street Texarkana
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Ina McDowell, executive director of Main Street Texarkana

Show Notes

Ina McDowell is in the forefront of efforts to bring Texarkana's long-neglected downtown back to thriving life.

As executive director of Main Street Texarkana, she works to keep downtown rooted in its past as it progresses into a new future.

She and host Karl Richter talked about the downtown renaissance currently underway — as exemplified by the renovation of the Hotel Grim and other major projects — what Main Street does to help accelerate the process, and what you can do to get involved.

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