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ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.
 

Frank recognized as CSTA Advocate of the Year

Frank recognized as CSTA Advocate of the Year

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Carl Frank, a computer science instructor at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, is the Computer Science Teachers Association Advocate of the Year.

Frank, who serves as president of the Arkansas chapter of the organization, was recognized at the national conference in July. The national award goes to a member of the Computer Science Advocacy Leadership Team (CSALT) who performs outstanding advocacy work for their region.

Frank’s accomplishments included organizing the first Arkansas Computer Science Education Summit, which brought together nearly 200 leaders from the education, government and industry fields. The summit helped set the stage for unanimous passage of Arkansas legislation requiring all public and charter high schools in Arkansas to offer computer science classes.

Magic Springs presents first Hispanic headliner on September 6

Magic Springs presents first Hispanic headliner on September 6

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -  Magic Springs Water & Theme Park will present its first Hispanic headliner during a summer concert in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. On Sunday, September 6 the accordion musical act “Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon,” one the most popular norteño groups, is set to perform live at the Timberwood Amphitheater.

“We’re excited to present “Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon,” in addition to an opportunity for hundreds of families to explore all our water and theme park has to offer. We’ll have dancers, Mariachi Band and other special activities to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month,” says Steve Honeycutt, General Manager of Magic Springs. “For one special price Arkansans and visitors can enjoy both parks and watch as the band transforms the stage into a grand fiesta in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.”

Stolen Hot Springs gator found crossing the road


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - One of the 13 baby alligators stolen from the Arkansas Alligator Farm last month was found on Wednesday crossing the road in Hot Springs.

"I don't understand why they took them really, they're neat and they're small," said Farm Manager Jamie Bridges. "They're cute. And I think that's the only reason they took them. Maybe to trade for something or to try to sell."

It was out on Marion Anderson Road, where Pat Garrett spotted the gator while driving. He thought it was a rubber toy but when he touched it moved.

"And we think that's where the people who stole him must live around there somewhere," Bridges said.

Twelve of the thirteen stolen gators are still missing. They were taken from the farm back in August. Bridges said a $200 reward led to a few tips about the gators' location.

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary to Rodney and Jerry Bise of Heber Springs, Ark. 

Tickets to Villagestock now on sale

Tickets to Villagestock now on sale

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE – Celebrate love, peace and music at the second annual Villagestock on Saturday, September 26 at Grove Park.

This event, sponsored by Boomers Rock and Hot Springs Village Recreation, will have non-stop music, food vendors, fun and games. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at HSVTicketsales.com.

The gate opens at 1 p.m., and the music never stops! Moonshine Mafia takes the stage at 1:30 p.m., followed by Crash Meadow at 3:45 p.m. and Doctor/Doctor at 6 p.m. Solar Federation will close out the evening in the 8:15 to 10 p.m. time slot.

“We have two stages set up this year,” said Stacy Hoover, Director of Recreation Operations. “It’s going to be wall to wall music.” While the main stage is setting up for the next headliner band, singer/songwriters will be performing on the side stage. Plus, there will be outdoor games, trivia, a cash bar, raffles, food vendors and more.

Running of the buffalo? Hot Springs planing celebration of April escape


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – The roaming buffalo of Hot Springs made such an impression on the town, they might just get their own celebration.

According to Steve Arrison of the Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city is planning “Buffalo Days” for some time in April 2016 to commemorate the period of time which six buffalo broke loose from their enclosure and ran through the city from April 16 to May 1.

“It was such a big deal and the timing was so great for our tourism season this year, we wanted to celebrate it next year as well,” said Arrison.

Arrison added that there will most likely be a street party with people selling hats and t-shirts. The CVB is asking the public to submit suggestions, with one idea being a “Running of the Buffalo” with people in costume.