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Tarantulas!

Tarantulas!

HOT SPRINGS, AR: Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m., a park ranger will present an evening program about the largest spider that can be found in Hot Springs National Park.

Not only are tarantulas the largest spiders in the Midwest, but they are also one of Hot Springs National Park’s most misunderstood inhabitants. Despite their portrayal in horror movies as deadly, poisonous, and aggressive spiders, tarantulas are actually docile and interesting creatures.

Find out more about these amazing arachnids at the Gulpha Gorge amphitheater.  You might get the chance to see a tarantula, too!

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Royal woman arrested again for allegedly attacking son

ROYAL, Ark. (KTHV) - A Royal woman is under arrest for allegedly attacking her son again in the same week.

Tamra Thacker was arrested Thursday and charged with third degree domestic batter, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, and is being held without bond.

She was just released on bond Wednesday on a charge of aggravated assault on a family or household member for allegedly threatening her son with a knife after he said he hid her pills. The son told Garland County Sheriff's deputies that Thacker had overdosed on pills in March and was hospitalized.

State parks packed for Memorial Day weekend

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Riverfest wasn't the only place packing in the guests this holiday weekend. State parks across Arkansas enjoyed booked-up camp grounds and cabins all weekend long.

Today's THV traveled to Lake Catherine State Park just outside Hot Springs where park officials say they were booked-up well before the weekend even began. Now we did catch up with one family from Alexander that scored with a last-minute cancellation, but that was truly a lucky get. 

For these kids from Alexander, Memorial Day weekend brought time to hang out, swim and more.

"And fishing is fun too," one girl shouts.

They did it all at Lake Catherine State Park, with the "Holiday Gods" on their side.

"We normally always book our trips really far in advance but we got super-lucky this weekend, there was a cancellation, so we got really lucky to get it," Saletha Daniel said.

Memorial Day forecast

High pressure continues to keep us sunny and warm for Memorial Day.  Isolated t-storm chance less than 10% with the heating of the day.    Sunscreen, lots of water, and frequent breaks if you're going to be outdoors. 

Relief on the way by mid-week: both rain and cooler temperatures.  Best chance looks like Wednesday night and into Thursday.

Monday:  Mostly sunny & windy.  High 93.

Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low 71.

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Graces Guild celebrates fifth anniversary with luncheon honoring Anita Cabe May 31

Graces Guild celebrates fifth anniversary with luncheon honoring Anita Cabe May 31

Graces Guild celebrates fifth anniversary with luncheon honoring Anita Cabe

Five years ago, the Graces Guild was born when seven ladies invited two hundred of their friends to support a young musician and artist who had lost her home and piano to Hurricane Katrina.  Since that time, the network of friends has grown in pursuit of their common goal, supporting the arts in Hot Springs and the surrounding region through the Muses Creative Arts Project.

Keeping a Nature Journal at Hot Springs National Park

Keeping a Nature Journal at Hot Springs National Park

HOT SPRINGS, AR: Sunday, May 27 at Gulpha Gorge Amphitheater at 7:30p.m. Art supplies for sketching nature scenes will be provided.

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About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 395 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Charlie Daniels Band to perform at Pepsi Concert Series

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 26, 2012) - Magic Springs presents country music sensation The Charlie Daniels Band this weekend as part of their Pepsi Concert Series.