Texarkana and Bowie County to cancel curfew April 30


TEXARKANA — Bowie County Judge Bobby Howell announced the shelter-in-place curfew expires at 11:59 p.m., April 30. Texarkana Texas mayor Bob Bruggeman announced the mandatory curfew will concurrently expire, sans the normal juvenile curfew.

In Cass County, Judge Becky Wilbanks announced on Wednesday that the shelter-in-place order will similarly expire at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Bowie County is 99 with 50 recoveries and nine related deaths. In nearby Miller County, Arkansas, there were 34 cases with 24 recoveries. In Cass County, there were 16 cases with eight recoveries.

Here is a breakdown of the Bowie County COVID-19 cases as of April 30:

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County (as of 4/30/20)
Total Cases in Bowie County 99
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
0-19 3
20-29 14
30-39 20
40-49 21
50-59 15
60-69 15
70-79 11
80+ 0
Gender (Bowie County Cases)
Male  47
Female  52


Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-18 will allow the reopening of all retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls on May 1. However, the services must limit their capacity to 25% of their listed occupancy. Shopping malls are not permitted to open their food court dining areas, play areas, or interactive displays. For more information on the Governor’s protocols for reopening, please visit here. More information can also be found by calling the Bowie County emergency operations center at 903-255-5560.

The EOC has also teamed up with the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce to publish a Business Survey to gauge the economic impact. All Bowie County businesses are invited to submit a survey, report positive or negative impacts to their businesses. The deadline to submit is May 12, and the survey can be found by clicking here.

For more information on COVID-19 in the Texarkana area, visit www.coronatxk.org or call 903-255-5560.