Hooks is on U.S. Hwy 82 and I-30 ? 13 miles west of Texarkana in eastern Bowie County. The town expanded around a plantation in the late 1830's. Warren Hooks was the owner.
The town slowly grew first with the rail service then the post office followed by a school, two sawmills and a hotel. Shortly before the US entered World War II, 2 two large military installations were constructed just south of the town. This had a big impact on the growth of the town. In 1990 the population was 2,684.
Ramage Old Farm Market
This cool looking building is a great place to stop off and stretch your legs. They have a eating area and sell BBQ Sandwiches and plate lunches as well as fried pies, cheesecake and other homemade dishes.
The "market" is stocked with Texas souvenir goodies as well as preserves, syrups, candies, and much more which are made in their kitchens.
Located : At Hooks exit #208 and I-30. (West of Texarkana).
Pecan Point Signers
This historical marker sits outside the truck stop at Hooks. It says "Five of the most prominent delegates to the constitutional convention of Texas held March 1836, hailed from Pecan Point in this vicinity. Richard Ellis (an Attorney and Judge) was chosen President of the meeting and later served four terms in the Senate of the Republic.
Collin McKinney (A Magistrate) helped draft the declaration and served three terms in the house. A.H. Latimer (an Attorney) served two terms Samuel Price Carson (Attorney) became Texas Secretary of State and with Robert Hamilton (Financier) was an agent to the United States."
Ramage Farms spreads over 600 acres which heads back from the Red River. They have fields full of pecans and pumpkins. Not only that but they have more than 23 acres of blueberries. This all started off from two brothers buying their mother a blueberry plant. The family and its generations are dedicated to farming and you will not see the conventional run farm here. They have ventured out into showing their produce in various states in their new store. The 70ft silo is a big landmark as to where you can find them.
Location :At Hooks exit #208 and I-30.