Before a network of 18 dams subdued the Arkansas River, the waterway was a raging force of nature that regularly wrecked boats and flooded lowlands.
Yes, there is an official Arkansas State Mineral. As voted by the General Assembly back in 1967, it's the quartz crystal.
Some youngsters from urban schools who tour Heifer Ranch have never been on a farm, or even near one.
Journalists are generally advised to keep themselves out of their stories. But I'll assert a point of personal privilege for this visit to Stuttgart's Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie.
One exhibit at the impressively wide-ranging Grant County Museum is kept behind closed doors.
A skeleton of probably the largest animal ever stalked in our hunter-happy corner of the world greets visitors to the Arkansas State University Museum.
If you can name the first permanent white settlement in central Arkansas, consider yourself thoroughly versed on our state's history.
State-of-the-art parking meters, like the ones that lurk along Little Rock's River Market strip, no longer require a stash of nickels, dimes and quarters. They're happy to take your credit card as well.
Given Arkansas' lack of ski resorts and tropical beaches, it figures that January would be one of the quietest months for fun outdoors in the Natural State.
Thanks to city Employee of the Year Tracy Roark, Little Rock’s stray animals are getting a new leash on life.
Statistics can be a cold way to start a story. But here are a few eye-popping numbers that bring into focus the life-saving achievements of Tracy Roark, Little Rock's Employee of the Year. In 2003, the year before Roark became manager of the city's Animal Services Division, its pound-like facility euthanized 3,147 dogs and cats. It sent a mere 386 to new homes. The ratio of death to survival was a ghastly 8-to-1.