A Town with ‘Hope’ for the Future

by Curtis Lanning    Being the birthplace of both former President Bill Clinton and former Gov. Mike Huckabee certainly gives the town of Hope something to be known for, but there’s much more to this friendly little community of nearly 10,000. Mayor Steve Montgomery said the town boasts plenty of great outdoor activities. “It’s almost…

A Tale of Two Cities… Sort Of

by Curtis Lanning Arkansas and Texas have a number of rivalries in football, cheese dip, etc. But there’s one thing they share: Texarkana. Though technically two cities, the shared area sits right on the Arkansas and Texas border in the far southwest corner of The Natural State. For Texarkana, two cities doesn’t mean anything is…

Helena-West Helena

The River Town Full of History, Blues and Catfish by Curtis Lanning   Sitting along the banks of the Mississippi River, travelers will find Helena-West Helena, a town with rich history, soulful blues music and all the catfish one can eat. Shane Williams, executive director of Main Street Helena, encourages those seeking a fresh start…