Texarkana Council #1003

Diocesan Warden Travis Desjarlais seated, District Deputy Rick Solice, standing and Deacon Craig Lashford conduct the installation of Officers for Council 1003

Officers are arranged in the sign of a cross for installation. Grand Knight Kevin Dupree leads the order

District Deputy installs officers with their KofC jewels of office

GK Kevin Dupree accepts Award from District Deputy Rick Solice for 32 years of meeting Charity Goal

District Deputy 136 Rick Solice conducts Installation of Officers with Deacon Craig Lashford offering a prayer

Tx State Faith in Action Award Life Award GK Kevin Dupree, Wally Embrey, District Deputy Rick Solice

GK Kevin Dupree accepts Quick Start Award 22-23 Honor Roll from Disrict Deputy Rick Solice

Pulled Pork Fun Raiser - Father tested

Pulled Pork Fun Raiser -packaging pulled pork

Pulled Pork Fund Raiser Smoking Butts

Memorial Day 2023. Sir Knights and Council Knights posted grave marker flags on Veterans Graves

Memorial Day 2023. Sir Knights and Council Knights posted grave marker flags on Veterans Graves

Vietnam Vet and Knight Mike McInturff prepare the hard ground for a grave marker on Memorial Day 2023.

Grand Knight Kevin Dupree receives the Colombian Award from District Deputy 136 Ricky Solice on 10 OCT 2022

Deacon and SK Craig Lashford (Faithful Navigator 2019-2020)

Knights of Columbus Council 1003 with the help of Sacred Heart Church of Texarkana TX. And With our other District Council 6699 Mt Pleasant, Pittsburg, Mt Vernon , TX and Council 10660 Atlanta TX. Have all helped raise funds the the First Choice Mobile Ultrasound machine for the North East Texas area.

Bishop Strickland visits Sacred Heart with a Knights Fall Out in Regalia in his honor.

Knights supporting the Adults with Disabilities Christmas Dance on Dec 16, 2021

Christmas Dance and time with Santa

Jim Smith and the Band are frequently playing at the Adults with Disability Dance. Every THUR night 7-9PM

Good Friday Easter 2019

The long standing tradition of the 4th Degree, Sir Knights in Regalia, (the single most recognizable feature of the Patriotic Degree) was dismantled by a "progressive" Supreme, and replaced by a nondescript "uniform" without a patriotic flag.

#2917 Faithful Navigator Wally Embrey with 2024 Scholarship Winner Alexandra Cervantes

GK Kevin Dupree presents High School Graduate Frederick Moreno a $1000 scholarship

GK Kevin Dupree presents continuing education winner Claire Wong a $1000 scholarship

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New Prospects/Members:

What do the Knights of Columbus do?

So you'd like to become a member in the Knights of Columbus? GREAT! We'd love to have you as we have a lot on our plate, did you know we donate, prepare and serve meals at Randy Sam's on a recurring basis, we Sponsor and Host a weekly "Special Needs Dance" every Thursday night @ no charge for over 50+ years, we Sponsor and Host a CHRISTmas Party (pizza and gifts) for our Special Needs patrons. We support Special Olympics with volunteers and financial support, We provide financial support and volunteers to Prison Ministries at the Federal Corrections Institute (FCI). We provide financial support to Catholic Rosary makers, we provide financial support to Seminarians studying to become Priests, we support all our Priests, Seminarians, and Deacons with a CHRISTmas stipend, we provide financial support to Carmelite Sisters (future nuns), We provide three $1000. scholarships to a first-generation High School Graduate, a High School Graduate, and a Continuing Education Student at the Graduation Breakfast honoring all High School and College Graduates. We provide funds to the Knights of Columbus State Charity effort and have met or exceeded our goal over the last 32 years! We provide financial support to the St Vincent DePaul Program which offers free prescriptions, diapers, and other family support. We contribute to the Vietnam Veterans Chuck Wagon event annually. We contribute to Tunnels to Towers annually, we purchase and provide wheelchairs to handicap persons in need. We make annual donations to the 4 States Youth Flyers for children's exposure to Aviation as a possible career field. We donate to Saint Jude Children's Hospital annually. We provide the Easter Egg Hunt for the Parish, We support the Gabriel Project & Rachel Project annually. We Chose Life and we support First Choice (we donated a mobile ultrasound to the Texarkana Office). We sponsor fund raisers such as "Keep CHRIST in CHRISTmas" car magnets, "He has Risen" Easter car magnets, as well as several social activities annually (St Patricks Day Social, Lenten Fish Fry, Vacation Bible School, Fall Festival, Cinco De Mayo festival, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and other events as requested by our Pastor. 


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  • 15 JUNE SAT  4th Degree Exemplification by Marshall Assembly. Celebrating 115 years of Service WHERE: St Joseph Catholic Church 410 N Alamo Blvd, Marshall TX 75670.   See Bulletin Board for Registration Forms and contact Navigator Wally Embrey if you would like to attend 402.880.8014. 


  • 20 JULY SAT Diocesan Organizational Meeting in FLINT with 1-3 Degree Exemplification
  • 22 JULY Mon Installation of officers & Social. 


  • 30 AUG Randy Sams Feed  


  • Knights of Columbus meetings occur on the 2 & 3, MONDAY, each Event begins at 7:00 PM
  • 2nd Monday = Business Meeting (Charity, Unity, Fraternity), All KofC members are welcome to attend. This is called to order by the Grand Knight and all Council Officers and members at large are expected to attend. 
  • 3rd Monday = The Fourth Degree (Patriotism) Business Meeting. All 4th Degree, Sir Knights, are welcome to attend. This is called to order by the Faithful Navigator and all Assembly Officers and Sir Knights are expected to attend.
  • 4th MONDAY Social schedule change. No regularly scheduled Pot Luck Social will occur. Socials will be announced and scheduled along with new member initiations or as determined by the Grand Knight A meat is prepared and members provide a "pot luck" side dish, salad, or desert to share with fellow members. New Member Prospects, Families, and all Knights are invited.


Upcoming Council Events

No events hosted by this council are scheduled within the next 60 days.

About Our Council

Council Business Mtg 1003 Meeting Schedule

2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM

Council Assembly 2719 Meeting Schedule

3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM

Meetings Location

4505 Elizabeth Street
Texarkana, TX 75503 US

Council Officers

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