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  • Jun 16

    Acxiom Adds to Its Social Portfolio

    Acxiom adds Pinterest to its social portfolio along with LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. by OurVoicesAR

  • Dec 20

    Christmas in Conway

    We posted this image recently on Facebook, and got the following in reply from an anonymous reader. What do you think, Conway? To paraphrase the Downtown Partnership, “You can shop ‘till you drop, come take a look at the million-dollar tree (if it’s working this year), ride a cute little train, take a ride in... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 14

    Conway: More Tax-and-Spend After November?

    A reader sent us this online commentary from a former Conway resident about the relocation of the Springfield-Des Arc bridge, a $300,000 project Conway helped pay for with $60,000 of city funds so the bridge could be preserved and used in one of the city’s numerous (and so very necessary) parks. We’re not the only... by OurVoicesAR

  • Jul 1

    Conway Endangered Species Mural: “Cool”?

    “A cool project” says the banner headline. Depends on who you ask, we say. Does downtown Conway need an endangered species mural? Conway’s uber Progressive city government/city leaders think so — and it should be funded by the Center for Biological Diversity (other sponsors include the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Hendrix College, and the... by OurVoicesAR

  • Jan 10

    Clowning Around Conway

    A reader submitted the following as a comment on the upcoming Mayor’s race in Conway:   I love this town but not the clown Who we’ve elected mayor. To bikers and tree-huggers He tries hard to be fair, But when it comes to paying fair For firemen and cops He’s not the mayor or upright... by OurVoicesAR

  • Aug 28

    Politics and the Negative Option

    Some of you may remember the old-style book clubs. You know, the ones where you received a book every month in the mail? Once you signed up, you got the book automatically and could only cancel it by remembering to say “no” in time before delivery. Many times you ended up having to pay for... by OurVoicesAR

  • Jul 29

    Spending Highway Money on Non-Highway Things

    This is Part II of our thoughts on Conway’s roads funding and the Southern Interchange. Read Part I of “Paying for Conway: Southern Interchange” here. AHTD reports it had to cancel planned road projects due to a lack of funds it blames on decreasing fuel tax revenue.  What a bunch of morons!  For years we’re... by Jack

  • Jul 23

    Paying For Conway: Southern Interchange

    This is Part I of our thoughts on Conway’s roads funding and the Southern Interchange. Read Part II of “Paying for Conway: Southern Interchange” here. It’s like the bad dream that keeps on recurring.  Our Mayor’s hero, the Prevaricator in Chief, manages through poor planning, a lack of forethought, and as many other descriptors of... by Jack

  • Jul 16

    Conway Parks: Wish List, Promise, or Priority?

    Granny always said “actions speak louder than words,” so that alone should tell the story…  But, gee, listening to them talk, Mayor Townsell and the City Council certainly take quite a different approach to Conway parks these days. Mayor Townsell’s parks addiction is now being complicated by “ADOST” — (“Attention deficit — Oh darn, a... by OurVoicesAR

  • Jun 23

    Spirit Homes Defeated

    Or is it?  Tonight Conway’s City Council voted 8-0 to cancel contract purchase negotiations for the Spirit Homes property.  Before the vote, the Council took time to inform the audience that a municipal swimming facility “is a real need,” although Spirit Homes is “probably not the right place to put it.” This followed a committee... by OurVoicesAR

  • Jun 1

    Conway Growth: What About Strained Streets?

    From Sunday, May 31, Log Cabin Democrat, published with permission of Vivian Hogue, the author     To our city government of Conway: There are many of us who are acquainted with walking through farm fields and having to hop, skip and jump, sometimes unsuccessfully, over “cow patties.”  This could easily translate to trying to... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 17

    Spirit Homes Done Deal

    by Jack Sotallaro Another seemingly done deal by the most unresponsive City Council in the state.  In a city with four wards and eight elected council members you’d think someone would hear the strident pleas of their constituents to just say no. One Council person insisted on seeing the engineer’s report before voting.  Laudable but... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 15

    Retail Sales Flat-Lined; Conway Builds Shopping Centers?

    Retail sales flat-lined in April and sales have risen just 0.9 percent over the past 12 months, says the Associated Press.  Overall, retail sales are still faltering: The economy expanded at a meager annual pace of 0.2 percent during the first three months of the year.  Consumer spending growth fell to just 1.9 percent during... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 14

    RITA: “No Taxes” But What About GIF Money?

    My friends and I are concerned about a great many details surrounding the proposed RITA project, and we keep being told “there will be no taxes” for RITA.  It’s difficult for us to understand that logic, when RITA proponents in the same sentence also talk about using federal and state grants for funding.  Guess they... by OurVoicesAR

  • May 14

    Spirit Homes: The Empire Strikes Back

    — Submitted by a Conway resident The Mayor pulled a fast one at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.  The agenda and subsequent votes for the Spirit Homes project were structured in a peculiar way. But it was a very effective way if your goal is to reduce transparency and ram your project through without regard... by OurVoicesAR