152nd anniversary of the Battle of Poison Springs this weekend

The 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Poison Springs takes place this weekend April 15-16. The event is at Poison Springs Battleground State Park, which is located 10 miles west of Camden on Highway 76. The park marks a Civil

Acclaimed comic creators in Arkansas in April

Local comics scholar and Henderson State University (HSU) professor Randy Duncan has sent news that some acclaimed comics creators will be visiting Arkansas this month. Duncan is well known in the field as the co-founder of the Comics Arts Conference,

Four fun festivals for May!

Spring is here and festival season is in full swing! Here is a peek at a few of the fun options taking place across Southwest Arkansas in May! 1. Railfest Railfest in Texarkana takes place May 6-7 and is a

Arkadelphia to host mountain biking national championships

More good news for mountain biking in Arkansas. It has been announced that the 2017 and 2018 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships will be in Arkadelphia. The championships, which as of now are scheduled to take place in

Famous Jockey Calvin Borel Retires

Racing Hall of Famer Calvin Borel announced his retirement from the sport of horse racing this week. Borel, who is 50 and is based at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, is well known to those in the racing world and

Glen Campbell Honored with Career Achievement Award

Famous Arkansan and singer Glen Campbell is set to be honored with a special Career Achievement Award during the 10th annual ACM ( Academy of Country Music) Honors this fall in Nashville, Tennessee. A native of Delight in Pike County,

Bayou Bartholomew Water Trail Dedication Set for April 30

Bayou Bartholomew is considered the longest bayou in the world. Lined with cypress and tupelo swamps, it ranks amongst the top bio-diverse streams in North America. It begins nears Pine Bluff and twists and turns 359 river miles before emptying

Learn about mayhaws in El Dorado

The 4th annual Mayhaw 101 is approaching in El Dorado. At the free clinic, you can learn about this berry, gain insight into starting a mayhaw orchard, and take part in activities such as embarking on a boat tour at

Arkansas Trails Council Symposium set for March 18-20

The Arkansas Trails Council has sent out a press release outlining their upcoming symposium on March 18-20 in Clarendon.  According to the release, speakers will present on Saturday March 19 and the lineup for that day includes: Porter Briggs, board

Inaugural Buffalo Days in Hot Springs

A new festival is set to debut in Hot Springs this spring. The two-day event, which is called Buffalo Days, takes place April 22-23 and is named after an interesting occurrence that happened in town when six buffalo got away