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List of shows scheduled for Donald W. Reynolds Planetarium

List of shows scheduled for Donald W. Reynolds Planetarium

September 11th, 18th, 25th              
“Saturn – Jewel of the Heavens”

The Cassini space craft has lifted the veil on this once mysterious giant of our solar system. Data has been collected, not only on the giant itself, but also on the many moons orbiting Saturn and the countless particles encircling the planet known to all as the rings of Saturn. This data will be studied for years to come. (36 min) 

October 9th and 23rd                         
“IBEX – Search for the Edge of the Solar System”

Six Garland County superintendents file pleading in federal court


GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Six Garland County public school districts have filed a pleading in federal court seeking an end to a long-running consent decree that has prohibited student transfers based on public school choice in Garland County. The school districts of Lake Hamilton, Lakeside, Cutter-Morning Star, Jessieville, Fountain Lake, and Mountain Pine seek to set aside the consent decree on the basis that it enforces race-based student assignment provisions from the 1989 Public School Choice Act, which was repealed in 2013.

Historic gown collection to undergo conservation process; may be removed from public exhibit

Historic gown collection to undergo conservation process; may be removed from public exhibit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (OSHM) - The Old State House Museum’s First Ladies’ Gown collection, which contains over 120 years of inaugural gowns worn by Arkansas’s First Ladies, will temporarily close to the public on September 8, 2014, so the gowns can be assessed for conservation needs. The last day to see the collection before the assessment is September 7, 2014.

“The Arkansas First Ladies Gowns at the Old State House Museum are, through the years, our most popular artifacts,” said Bill Gatewood, director of the Old State House Museum. ”Our responsibility to preserve the gowns yet make them accessible to the public creates a very challenging situation.  The Museum staff's decision to begin conservation of the gowns exhibit must balance both considerations.”

Prep Academy receives $490,552 grant renewal

Prep Academy receives $490,552 grant renewal

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (HSU) – The Southwest Arkansas College Preparatory Academy (SWACPA) has received a $490,552 grant to fund the Prep Academy for 2014-2015. This is the fourth year that the College and Career Readiness Planning (CCRP) grant has been awarded to the academy.

The academy is designed to prepare high school students for college.  It targets eighth-grade students who want to attend college but score below the benchmarks required for unconditional admission to college. The scores are determined by the EXPLORE pre-ACT test.

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Honey!

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Honey!

THV 11 is wishing a very happy birthday to Sarah “Mrs. Honey” Davenport!

Davenport will turn 100 on August 21 and has had the pleasure of seeing 5 generations of her family.

This birthday announcement was sent in by Davenport’s granddaughter, Kianna Austin.

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Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The 75th annual Arkansas State Fair is coming up soon! As a matter of fact, it runs from October 10 to 19. 

Magic Springs announces end of season plans

Magic Springs announces end of season plans

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park announced its operating schedule for the reminder of the 2014 season. The entire park will continue to be open through the Labor Day weekend and on Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7. The water park only will be open weekends beginning Sunday, September 14 through Sunday, September 28.

The park will continue to honor active and inactive military, law enforcement and fire fighters with free admission through Sunday, August 31. Official identification is required for free admission.  Also, on Sundays throughout August, the park will also offer free parking and allow visitors to bring in their own ice chests with food and beverages, excluding alcohol.

The park will reopen Saturday, October 11 for its annual Halloween festival “Magic Screams,” continuing each Saturday and Sunday through November 2 including Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31.