Of course, the two cities have had disagreements in the past. "But they always worked them out in fairly short order," said Bill King, the water utility's executive director.
The rivalry seems to know no bounds. When a developer decided to build a convention center in one town, the other side made plans to erect one, too even though the two facilities will Nike Hoodies For Men Grey be just a few miles apart.
Lately, the competition between Texarkana, Ark., and Texarkana, Texas, has widened beyond the gridiron into everyday life.
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probably could be resolved with little fuss in many other parts of the country.
The rivalry between two sister cities on the Texas Arkansas border used to play out between high school football teams and fans who delighted in taunting the opposing side.
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The two Texarkanas with names forged from Texas, Arkansas and nearby Louisiana have managed to work together over the years, even though they function as separate cities. They have their own police forces and fire departments, but they share an airport, a federal building and wastewater treatment plants. Residents of both towns cross into the other every day for work, school and shopping.
"It can kind of be harmless from the perspective of the football game or just some petty bickering," said geographer Michael Glass, who lectures about urban studies at the University of Pittsburgh. "But when it comes to putting tax dollars on the line by trying to have competing convention centers, you've got to ask yourself, 'Has it gone too far?'"
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