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The Ark-La-Tex, Arklatex, or ArkLaTex is a US socio-economic region where Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma intersect. The region is centered on the Shreveport/Bossier metropolitan area in Northwest Louisiana, although Marshall in Northeast Texas, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and both Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas retain a large degree of autonomy. Most of the region is located in the Piney Woods, an ecoregion of dense forest of mixed deciduous and conifer flora. The forests are periodically punctated by sloughs and bayous that are linked to larger bodies of water such as Caddo Lake or the Red River.


In Arkansas: Hope, Magnolia, Stamps, Texarkana

In Louisiana: Bossier City, Hosston, Mansfield, Natchitoches, Ruston, Shreveport

In Oklahoma: Idabel, Broken Bow

In Texas: Atlanta, Carthage, Longview, Jefferson, Kilgore, Marshall, Texarkana

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Maya Angelou, Terry Bradshaw, Bill Clinton, James L. Farmer, Lady Bird Johnson, and Trace Adkins.

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