Free COVID-19 testing offered May 15 at old Excel ER

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3446 Summerhill Road
Texarkana TX 75503

TEXARKANA — A free COVID-19 testing operation will be available on Friday, May 15 at the old Excel ER next to the Hopkins Ice House at 4102 Gibson Lane in Texarkana.

Anyone experiencing fever and/or chills, cough, fatigue, body aches or muscle or joint pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nasal congestion, loss of taste and/or smell is invited to be screened at no cost.

Residents should register to be tested at or by calling 512-883-2400 after Wednesday.

According to the Bowie County emergency operations center, there are a total of 111 positive COVID-19 cases in the county with 73 recoveries and 11 related deaths. In nearby Cass County, there have been a total of 20 cases with 16 recovered.

“As the state begins the process of opening back up, we still have sick people in our community, and we still need more testing to understand where the hot spots for this virus might be and to know how to move forward from here,” Texarkana Texas Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief Eric Schlotter said. “This testing opportunity provided by the state is a great way for us to offer testing to our residents at no cost, and provide a lot of tests efficiently and quickly. I hope Bowie County will take advantage of it.”

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Business Survey has been extended

The deadline for the Business Survey to Gauge Economic Impact has been extended to May 29. All businesses in Bowie County are invited to submit a survey and to earnestly report positive and negative impacts to their business. The survey can be accessed by clicking here.

For more information and the latest updates on COVID-19 in Bowie County, visit or call 903-255-5560.


Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Bowie County (as of 5/13/20)
Total Cases in Bowie County 111
Ages (Bowie County Cases)
0-19 5
20-29 15
30-39 20
40-49 25
50-59 17
60-69 16
70-79 13
80+ 0
Gender (Bowie County Cases)
Male  54
Female  57