What is Arkansas Barbecue?

So how does one define Arkansas barbecue?   When I took on the task of writing the online introduction for the Arkansas portion of the Southern BBQ Trail (www.southernbbqtrail.com), I came to the conclusion that there are too many cultural influences and styles of barbecue in this state to come up with a single definition.…

Bentonville, Rogers

On a recent visit to Bentonville and Rogers in Northwest Arkansas, I noticed there are little pieces of art everywhere. Art installations can be found wherever you look, from the metalwork springing up in the form of flowers and birds along the walkways in downtown Rogers, to the stained-glass windows in Bentonville’s new restaurant, The…

Some Thoughts on Bicycling

We didn’t realize it at the time, but my boyhood friends and I may have constructed one of the first mountain bike trails in Arkansas back in the late 1950s. Up the hill and immediately east of our quiet little neighborhood in Jonesboro was a 40-acre undeveloped tract of rolling land, right on top of…

Criminal Justice in Crisis: The Intersection of Law Enforcement and Mental Health Care

“We have neglected the mental health challenges in our nation for far too long.” – Asa Hutchinson On March 8, 2017, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Act 423 of 2017, the Criminal Justice Efficiency and Safety Act. Sponsored by Senator Jeremy Hutchinson and Representatives Clarke Tucker and Matthew Shepherd, this bipartisan legislation was the product of…

Zac Brown Band to Walmart AMP!

The Zac Brown Band is bringing its Welcome Home 2017 Tour to the Walmart AMP on Thursday, Sept. 14 as the latest addition to the 2017 Cox Concert Series! Three-time Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum artists Zac Brown Band are kicking off their North American tour on May 12, the same day that their fifth full-length album…

Oaklawn Rewards Launches May 1

 Oaklawn patrons asked and we listened. To better serve guests, Oaklawn Rewards, a three-tiered program that rewards customers based on their play, will launch Monday, May 1. Oaklawn players will now qualify for Silver, Gold or Elite status based on their level of play over the course of one calendar year. Among the benefits all…

Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas is proud to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, from May 6-13. We invite Central Arkansas women to devote at least one day to help repair a home for a local single mother. Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build and advocate…

Luke Bryan to Verizon Arena!

Luke Bryan, Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day Tour, with special guests Brett Eldredge and Seth Ennis will be at Verizon Arena North Little Rock on Friday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m.! Ticket prices: $75 and $49.75 plus applicable service charges. (There is a 6…