Arkansas Startups: Bourbon & Boots

Bourbon & Boots has been celebrating unique Southern charm since it was founded in Little Rock in 2012. Rod Ford, current CEO, says the company distributes over 1,500 handcrafted, Southern-inspired products through its brand website, and also operates a wholesale and corporate gifts business. Ford says Bourbon & Boots was originally founded as a peer-to-peer…

Ales & Tails returns to Fayetteville

They’re called by many names – crawdads, mudbugs, crayfish, crawfish. But on April 7, it won’t matter what you call them. This Saturday, the Ales & Tails crawfish and craft beer festival will be held in Fayetteville. “We think it will be a real fun time,” says event organizer Maudie Schmitt, owner of Cafe Rue Orleans in Fayetteville.…

Possible Ebby Steppach Sighting Reported

The family of Ebby Steppach, a Little Rock woman missing since 2015, received word March 28 of a possible sighting, as-yet unconfirmed. The report comes just days before Steppach’s 21st birthday. “A sighting was called in from I don’t know who,” said Laurie Jernigan, Ebby’s mother. “Law enforcement has it and they’re running it down.…