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THV in Your Town (Hot Springs): Enjoying the outdoors

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- There's a lot of natural beauty to see in Hot Springs, including Garven Gardens. THV's Max Seigle shows us more hot spots, including the lakes and the state's only National Park. Just click the video to watch.

THV in Your Town (Hot Springs): Garvan Gardens

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Picture a canopy of pines, reaching skyward over delicate flora and fauna, while gentle waves unfold along the wooded shoreline. It's all a part of the natural scene open to the public at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.

It's the state's only woodlawn garden, meaning it focuses on a shady environment. There are roughly 2,000 different kinds of plants to see while you're there, plus water falls, rock mazes and a miniature model train garden.

You can see it all along a roughly two-mile waking tour while getting some planting tips along the way.

2 properties of candidate Hurst under foreclosure

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Court records show that two Hot Springs properties owned by 4th District congressional candidate Q. Byrum Hurst Jr. are in foreclosure.

The Sentinel-Record reported (http://is.gd/GuevPP ) Friday that Charters Bank filed papers in Garland County Circuit Court last month claiming Hurst defaulted on a $100,000 mortgage on the property in Hot Springs.

Hurst told the newspaper that he has not been served the lawsuit but says he has discussed the debt with the bank. Hurst says he's not behind on his payments and that will come out once he is served with the foreclosure papers.

Hurst is running as a Democrat for the seat that is coming open with incumbent Rep. Mike Ross not seeking re-election.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Brighter Side: Good news in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Too often we report the negative news, but great things are happening in your community each day.

Here's a look at a few stories that are on The Brighter Side...

Elementary students experience Earth Day in a new way
Ninety fourth-graders from Theodore Jones Elementary in Conway gathered Thursday at Hendrix Creek Preserve to learn about the ecosystem in honor of Earth Day.

Hendrix University students provided the students with hands-on learning on subjects ranging from chemistry to natural resources.

THV's cameras were rolling as the students learned the impact they have on the environment. Click on the THVideo!

Zachary Glisson charged with DWI, failure to yield after colliding with deputy

Zachary Glisson charged with DWI, failure to yield after colliding with deputy

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A sheriff's deputy was injured when his vehicle was struck by an alleged drunk driver.

Authorities say on-duty deputy Clayton Green in Garland Co., was traveling eastbound on Airport Road around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday when a westbound Ford pickup truck driven by Zachary Glisson, 27, was attempting to turn onto Adcock Road.

According to authorities, Deputy Green was unable to stop and Glisson's truck collided into his vehicle.

Glisson's truck then flipped, coming to rest on the driver's side near the close-by EZ Mart. The pickup and the deputy's vehicle each sustained around $8,000 in damages.

LifeNet responded to both men, who initially declined treatment. Later, Deputy Green went to St. Joseph's for treatment of a minor injury to his left forearm, which was apparently caused by the airbag deploying.

Authorities say Glisson appeared to be impaired and his blood/alcohol content was measured at .08 percent.

A Place to Call Home: Crystal & D'Angelo

No matter who you are or how old, the fact is you still need your parents. But a brother and sister in Central Arkansas don't really know what that means. They've been in foster care since 2003. 

Singing is what 11-year old D'Angelo does to forget for a moment a life that has been unkind.

"I like to sing to Michael Jackson music," says D'Angelo.

The outgoing young man loves to talk and has a lot of friends. But one thing he doesn't have is a forever family. Still, he tries not to let it bring him down.

"Yea, I just keep a positive attitude about it, and I don't think about it," D'Angelo says.

His 15-year old sister Crystal on the other hand keeps quiet and dances.

"She's sweet, yet she can be really shy sometimes," says DHS Adoption Specialist Cathleen Armstrong. "She's got a personality all her own. When she opens up, she's really sweet."

Drunk driver collides with deputy's vehicle in Garland Co.

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A sheriff's deputy was injured when his vehicle was struck by an alleged drunk driver.

Authorities say on-duty deputy Clayton Green in Garland Co., was traveling eastbound on Airport Road around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday when a westbound Ford pickup truck driven by Zachary Glisson, 27, was attempting to turn onto Adcock Road.

According to authorities, Deputy Green was unable to stop and Glisson's truck collided into his vehicle.

Glisson's truck then flipped, coming to rest on the driver's side near the close-by EZ Mart. The pickup and the deputy's vehicle each sustained around $8,000 in damages.

LifeNet responded to both men, who initially declined treatment. Later, Deputy Green went to St. Joseph's for treatment of a minor injury to his left forearm, which was apparently caused by the airbag deploying.