The Washington Post reports on a study by researchers at the University of Arizona which examined 3.5 million tweets from October 2013 through May 2014 and featured a hashtag related to food or eating. The researchers did a state-by-state breakdown to determine which foods were most often mentioned on Twitter. By far the lamest winner came from Arkansas.
Big news for eaters. The Local Lime restaurant guys have bought Browning's in the Heights and plan a restaurant that leans more Tex-Mex than Local Lime, with tacos, nachos, burritos and a setting conducive to big crowds cheering Razorback games (presuming that day ever comes again). Eat Arkansas has the scoop.
Fresh from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: Wildlife officers today arrested a White County couple on several wildlife violations. The pair allegedly used wild animals, such as deer, to make tamales in their roadside stand.
Nothing to do with Arkansas here, but I was interested in Frank Bruni's column today on a businessman who found a very profitable niche in what might seem a thoroughly over saturated market — selling burgers.
Time is running out to get a seat at the Arkansas Times Farm to Table Dinner Party Saturday, June 29, at the Scott Plantation Settlement. Leslie Peacock's story on the event is right here. This link gives you the menu for the four-course feast, all food matched with choice...
Check out the trailer for "Shelter," the Renaud Bros. new feature-length documentary about homeless teens navigating life on the streets of New Orleans with the help of Covenant House, the longstanding French Quarter shelter for homeless kids.
"Why do you guys not care about your community? You’re tearing it down, not building it up, especially in the black community … It’s just a simple question — do you care?" one mother asked the superintendent. "Ma’am, I do care deeply about this district, and I do believe wholeheartedly we are making a better district every day," Poore replied.
Treasurer Dennis Milligan today announced he has accepted the resignation of Hunter Hatcher, an Outreach Coordinator for the Treasurer's office. Hatcher publicly stated on social media that because Donald Trump was taking office, "Gay jokes are back on ya bunch of homos," and also made derogatory comments (in the form of lame jokes) regarding the role of women.
You know, Bentonville has a lot going for it. A good museum, an art hotel, great places to eat and, yes, you can now get a drink there.But it has its right-wing magical thinkers, too. The "Word of Life Fellowship" is holding a conference, "Loved2Truth," Jan. 28 in Bentonville to help poor misguided homosexuals who want to get on the "Road to Freedom from Same Sex Attraction" with the help of pastors and "church leaders."
KARK reports that a McClellan High School student was shot in the leg yesterday afternoon while walking home from school after an attempted robbery on the 10000 block of Republic Lane. The student, 16, is expected to recover.
Rep. Andy Mayberry's bill to ban dilation and evacuation, the safest abortion procedure in the second trimester (used in 95 percent of all second-trimester abortions in the United States), easily passed in the House today 78-10, with 10 not voting and 2 voting present.
Rep. Jeff Williams (R-Springdale) filed a bill yesterday to exempt any recordings from police body-worn cameras or dash cameras that is deemed "relevant to an investigation conducted by a law enforcement agency" from disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.