The Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors now has new members on board.Mayor Ruth Penney Bell received the oath of office during the first meeting of 2015 last night. Three other board members were sworn in as well after winning in the November election.

The board then went into executive session to choose from three candidates to determine who would replace Mayor Bell as the Ward 1 Director. Allan Wren was chosen by board members. The whole board then completed their business agenda for the meeting.