On Wednesday, October 5, a Memphis woman pleaded guilty to her role in the kidnapping of a 17-year-old Hot Springs girl on April 18, 2022. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — On Wednesday, October 5, a Memphis woman pleaded guilty during U.S. District Court in Hot Springs for her role in the kidnapping of a 17-year-old Hot Springs girl on April 18, 2022.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark – From the city that brings you natural springs comes the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a new celebrity host who “Happy Gilmore” fans love to hate. The parade is set to return for its 20th year in 2023 with big-screen icon Christopher McDonald firing the starter’s pistol for the 98-feet Bridge Street parade on March 17 to begin the day’s entertainment.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – An annual report shows tourism revenue has increased to surpass pre-pandemic levels in Garland County. The CEO of Visit Hot Springs said a return to community events is a major reason. The report, compiled by Little Rock-based InVeritas, showed tourism revenue increased from last year.
TXKToday.com : TexARKana hires new police chief TexARKana City Manager E. Jay Ellington has announced the appointment of Michael Kramm of League City, TX, as the next police chief. Kramm’s predecessor was Kristi Bennett, who resigned to accept the police chief position in Hot Springs Village.
Pedestrian and parking disruption between 348 and 350 Central Avenue Curbside parking spaces will be closed between 348 and 350 Central Avenue and the sidewalk will have a narrow walk-through beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, for sewer main repair. Barricades will be in place, and pedestrians are advised to use caution.
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas Department of Transportation invites Garland County residents to watch on Tuesday the ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of improvements made to Highway 128. The ceremony will be on Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at Millcreek Baptist Church in Hot Springs. The Arkansas State Legislature, Arkansas Highway Commission, ArDOT leadership, project staff, contractors, and local dignitaries members will come together to celebrate the completion of the eight miles of Highway 128 resurfacing.
The entertainment in Arkansas never runs dry, especially when it comes to music. The weekend’s lineup is full of live music all over the state, and AY About You has put together a list of venues to get your weekend plans humming. Weekend Lineup at the Walmart AMP:
The Hot Springs Arts and Crafts Fair has been a seasonal highlight in nearby Hot Springs National Park every year since it first began in 1968, with the exception of 2020 because of--you guessed it--COVID. The annual craft event, traditionally held the first weekend in October, gives people the chance to find unique, exceptionally crafted, handmade items just in time for Christmas.
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Free art therapy workshops for Parkinson's disease patients are being offered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Science Movement Disorder Clinic this fall in Little Rock and Hot Springs, according to a news release. UAMS said in a news release the workshops are scheduled to happen on Oct. 11, Nov. 15, and Dec. 13 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock, and on Oct. 13 at FBC Fitness in Hot Springs.
Andrew Igbokidi, a 22-year-old Nigerian medical student and singer from Hot Springs, caught a great deal of attention recently when his unique audition performance of Billie Eilish’s “when the party’s over” earned him a Four-Chair Turn. According to Igbokidi’s Instagram, he is currently attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A group of students from a newly registered student organization at Arkansas Tech University decided to help paint over a graffiti-covered wall in downtown Russellville on Saturday. According to a news release, Do something is a new group at Arkansas Tech wanting to make a difference on and beyond campus.
The latest blind auditions are coming on The Voice season 22 tonight, and that includes a chance to see Andrew Igbokidi. What is he going to bring to the table? If you look below, you can see the Nigerian singer (who lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas) come out with a cover of “when the party’s over” by Billie Eilish.
Jean McCracken, 88, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at her home in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Jean was born on Sept. 19, 1934, in Humphrey to the late Ethel and Jeff Jenkins. Jean was a Christian and enjoyed listening to Jimmy Swaggart’s sermons, singing, piano playing, and preaching the word.
The Big Steam Blues & Roots Music Festival will fill downtown Hot Springs with incredible blues, R&B and rock music on Sept. 23 and 24, 2022. The lineup features headliners Anthony Gomes on Friday night and Bernard Allison on Saturday, as well as a full lead-up of performers that will get the crowd ready for these two blues legends to cap off the evenings.
Rumor has it that Hot Springs had a playground for gamblers and gangsters. Did you know about it? This hotspot was the Mountainaire Hotel Historic District, which consisted of twin Art Moderne stylish hotel. Now abandoned for nearly 30 years, these deserted towers are hiding secrets that will never come to light.
The critically acclaimed Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has revealed the lineup of films and honorees for its 31st edition, which returns to the Arlington Hotel & Spa as part of this year’s screenings and presentations, taking place Oct. 7-15, 2022. This year’s festival will include over 80 films, numerous filmmaker and industry guests, Q&A panels and workshops, an education series for area students, a wellness series and evening festivities – including parties with filmmakers.
Hot Springs, Arkansas – The weekend of September 23rd through the 25th., Spa-Con 6.0 is ready to welcome fans of all forms of comics and pop culture to Hot Springs. Lori Petty will be a special celebrity guest for this year’s Spa-Con featured in films like ‘Point Break,’ ‘A League of Their Own’ and ‘Tank Girl.’
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – An economic group based in Hot Springs offered to help the city market a historic site that has been barren for nearly a decade after it burned and then was later demolished. The hope is to identify a developer who can find a purpose for the site.
Colored lights pulse in time with the haunting slow swing of a Billie Holiday tune, their hues reflecting off a chorus line of intricately carved marionettes. The silver-haired bartender — at his post beneath a movie marquee — is as likely to ask for your zodiac sign as your drink order.