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Schools in Texas Near Red River Army Depot

Texarkana, Texas, is 64 miles north of Shreveport, Louisiana. The community was named after its location near the state lines of Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, however, some sources claim the name came from a 1860 steamboat or from a drink called "Texarkana Bitters". Texarkana also is the location of Red River Army Depot, whose maintenance mission includes the repair, rebuild, overhaul and conversion of tactical wheeled vehicles, as well as the Army's light tracked combat vehicle fleet.

Living at Red River Army Depot offers a number of landmarks and leisure activities for your off-duty hours. Attractions include Discovery Place, Museum of Regional History, Old Washington Historic State Park, Clinton Birthplace, Caldwell Zoo, and Atlanta State Park, with fishing, boating, biking, swimming, hiking, picnicking, and camping.

Fast facts about Red River Army Depot:

  • Size of base: 6,000 Guard and reserve, 6,000+ civilians, 10,000+ family members, 7,000+ retirees
  • Average temperature: 42-82 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Geography: The city of Texarkana is squarely in two states, (likely) named for three states, the focal point of four, and the crossroads of the entire Southwest.

Red River Army Depot Education Opportunities

Red River Army Depot also offers opportunities to further your education. The Army base is close to Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Texarkana College, and the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope. Additionally, online college options open the door to any number of degree and certificate programs that can be completed online.

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