Phil Wyrick, a former state legislator from Mabelvale who switched to the Republican Party for a run against U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder and later served as Livestock and Poultry Commission director under Gov. Mike Huckabee, may have one more political race in h
The Observer is a sucker for a sale and sentimental to boot, so we weren’t about to miss the great Ray Winder Field sell-athon held at the now-closed ballpark last week. No telling what treasures they’d unearth from the bowels of the clubhouse, we thought
SHEFFIELD NELSON. The former Arkla Gas CEO, in an op-ed in the Democrat-Gazette, made a persuasive case for increasing the severance tax on natural gas by petition in 2008. He also ridiculed gas company announcements tempering optimism about Fayetteville
I really enjoy your publication, even though there is often a serious disconnect between your liberal-populist themes and the gaudy advertising that clearly is aimed at the upper middle class. We used to call that limousine liberalism.
It’s hard to believe now, but early in George W. Bush’s first presidential campaign, some on the Religious Right suspected that he was not really one of them, though he claimed to be. They noted that he was an Ivy Leaguer, and the son of a man who’d once
The Beebe administration’s triumphant landing of a windmill blade plant at the Little Rock Port called to mind former Gov. Jim Guy Tucker’s triumphant announcement of a Southwest Airlines call center at the Little Rock Airport, long gone.
Mike Huckabee is right about his party. Republicans should not be the party of fatcats by settling big tax cuts on the rich while the poor wait for someone else’s wealth to splash onto them, as Huckabee described the philosophy in one of his books.
The obituary page last week reported the death of a Cabot man by saying he’d gone fishing with Jesus. Another man was said to have lost his battle with cancer at the same time he won his war against Satan.
The only truly democratic musical genre — heck, art form of any sort — may be live dance music. The will of the group dominates; in the end, the only measure of a DJ is how well he can manipulate the masses. Intellectual appreciation is merely a bonus whe
Maybe you’ve heard: There’s a little row going on right now between the folks who write TV and those who broadcast it. The Writer’s Guild of America is on strike. The beef sits largely on “new media,” chiefly TV content on the Internet. The writers want a
That was embarrassing. Last Saturday’s trouncing probably rang the death knell for Houston Nutt’s tenure at Arkansas, but that didn’t make the game any easier to watch. I haven’t spent so much time with my face in the couch cushions since Borat’s nude wre
Cregeen’s general manager Khalil Moussa said the Irish restaurant and pub will start developing new locations in Little Rock and Jacksonville in the next three to four months. Moussa called the property agreements “pretty much a done deal,” but because co
Two-thirds of the Hog schedule now behind us in our three-part, ritualistic, sometimes-self-immolating season preview, we turn to the final month of action. In both of Bret Bielema's two seasons here, this has been a pretty good month, or at least as good as a 2-6 record in those months can be.
Rep. Justin Harris blames DHS for the fallout related to his adoption of three young girls, but sources familiar with the situation contradict his story and paint a troubling picture of the adoption process and the girls' time in the Harris household.
Five years into the exploration for natural gas in the Fayetteville Shale, most Arkansans know about the hydraulic fracturing process and its links to environmental havoc, including poisoned wells and radioactive wastewater in various parts of the United States and increased earthquakes here in Arkansas. Now, a mushrooming side industry is beginning to attract national attention.
One day in September 1957, Bill Floyd traveled by bus to Little Rock for an afternoon doctor's appointment, but arrived early enough in the morning to satisfy his curiosity and witness history. Disembarking, he asked a man on a downtown street corner for directions to Central High School, site of violent protests over the Little Rock School Board's decision to enforce the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 order to desegregate public schools.