Arnolds Receive Honorary Doctorate Degrees From Texas A&M University – Texarkana


TEXARKANA, Texas (May 16, 2007) – Truman Arnold and Anita Arnold not only served as guest speakers at the May 12 spring commencement exercises for Texas A&M University – Texarkana (TAMUT), they also became the recipients of two prestigious, honorary Doctor of Leadership degrees. Graduates, faculty, staff and the community celebrated as the philanthropic couple received their tassels and robes and were recognized for their exceptional efforts to further the educational outreach of the University.

Known as the founder and Chairman of Truman Arnold Companies, Truman Arnold and spouse Anita Arnold, are known throughout the region for their successful businesses and charitable work in the community. The Arnolds fully support TAMUT’s goal to provide residents of Northeast Texas with the broadest possible access to quality educational opportunities and educational services.

“It is a great honor for us to receive this recognition from TAMUT,” said Anita Arnold. “We believe in investing in the future of students by building up the facilities and programs that will help them achieve the skills they need to become the business leaders and outstanding citizens in our community.”

Long-time supporters of TAMUT, the Arnolds have endowed several educational programs and positions including the Chair of Information Sciences. Anita Arnold has served as a member of the Women for TAMUT Board. The Arnolds are also a pivotal part of the expansion of the TAMUT campus currently under construction on 375 acres north of Texarkana. Approximately 75 acres were received as a gift from the Truman and Anita Arnold Foundation.

Recommendations for honorary degrees were made by the faculty, the administration, or members of the Board of Regents. The Arnolds join another renowned Texarkana native, H. Ross Perot, who received an honorary doctorate of leadership in 2006, the first such award A&M-Texarkana gave since it joined the Texas A&M University System in 1996.


Classic Watercraft Giveaway Happening Now at 11 TAC Air FBO Locations


TEXARKANA, Texas (May 15, 2007) – TAC Air, providing fixed-base operation (FBO) aviation services at 11 locations nationwide, plans to give away a fully-restored, antique watercraft as part of its “You’re the Big Fish at TAC Air” campaign.

The campaign invites pilots to come to TAC Air where they’ll be treated like the big fish in TAC Air’s small pond—meaning, the FBO chain’s more than 300 associates will treat customers with excellent customer service and the best line service available. As in past years, this campaign includes the giveaway of a major prize just as impressive as previous prizes which include a 2007 Hummer H3, a restored 1957 Thunderbird convertible and a vintage 1945 yellow Piper Cub.

This year’s giveaway is “Timeless”, a classic 1959 Chris-Craft Capri Runabout and one of the 1950s most popular upscale boat designs. The boat’s records show that only 64 of these models were built in 1959, and only 12 remain in working condition. “Timeless”, valued at over $45,000, has won multiple contests for pristine upkeep and restoration.

On the heels of the overwhelmingly successful presentation of last year’s Hummer H3 giveaway, TAC Air will again sponsor three finalists to attend the NBAA Meeting and Convention in Atlanta September 25-27. “Timeless” will be given away at 2 p.m. at the TAC Air booth #805 on Wednesday, September 26.

Entries for the giveaway of “Timeless” are available when visiting any TAC Air location until the August 15 deadline. Limit is one entry per person per day. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Entrants must be at least 18 years old and be able to attend the NBAA Meeting and Convention in September.