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    Red River Army Depot, TX Local Information

    There are several small towns near Red River Army Depot, including New Boston (the county seat; about 5,000 people), Wake Village (about 6,000), Hooks (about 3,000), Nash, (about 2,000) and Redwater, Leary and Red Lick (each a thousand or fewer). The closest major city to RRAD is Texarkana, a community of about 68,000 people which is actually two cities: Texarkana, Texas (about 68,000) and Texarkana, Arkansas (about 30,000). RRAD is in Bowie County, with has a population of about 93,000 people. Hooks, Red Lick, and Leary are all on the borders of RRAD and within a fifteen minute commute. It is about 20 miles from downtown Texarkana to RRAD; this takes about 35 minutes to commute.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Texarkana, TX area ranges from $400 to $600 per month, with a median of about $500 per month. Texarkana, AR is similar, but sometimes a little less.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a detached house in Texarkana TX in the last few years was about $147,000, compared to $177,000 for Texas; a townhouse runs about $80,000, compared to about 170,000. In Texarkana, AR, a detached house is about $110,000, and a townhouse about $219,000.

    Short Description of the Area
    : There are a few small communities near base, up to about 6,000 people, but the major city in the area is Texarkana, a double city of sorts - two cities on the Texas-Arkansas border, which runs down the rough middle of the city, along State Line Avenue. Texarkana (TEXas ARKansas LouisiANA) as a combination is a medium sized city in the "Arklatex" area, aka the Four State area, the corner region of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. This area is more a Southern area than a Western one. Bowie County, Texas, is a dry county; no alcohol can be bought or sold here, but Miller County, Arkansas is a wet county.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a humid, warm climate, with hot summers and mild winters. Winter temperatures range from the mid-50s to low 30s and summer temperatures ranging from the mid-90s to low 70s. The area can be muggy in summer and is in the larger Tornado Alley area; thunderstorms and tornadoes can strike here. Emergency kits are strongly recommended anywhere in Middle America.