Going MAD in El Dorado

posted by rexnelson on March 6th, 2020

They’ve gone MAD down in El Dorado. And all south Arkansas could benefit if they’re successful.

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Arkansas’ original boomtown

posted by rexnelson on March 4th, 2020

Everything changed in El Dorado on the afternoon of Jan. 10, 1921, when oil erupted to the surface from the Busey No. 1.

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From Crossett to El Dorado

posted by rexnelson on February 20th, 2020

We head from the forestry capital to the oil capital of the state as we continue west on U.S. Highway 82.

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From Lake Village to Crossett

posted by rexnelson on February 14th, 2020

We leave Lake Village and soon exit the Delta. We enter the Gulf Coastal Plain and head toward Crossett, the place once known as the Forestry Capital of the South.

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The Delta’s ethnic mix

posted by rexnelson on January 16th, 2020

It’s hard to beat the rich mix of cultures in the Delta. That’s the focus of the third part of our series on the trip across south Arkansas.

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The village on the lake

posted by rexnelson on January 9th, 2020

Teach for America students refer to it as the Hamptons of the Delta. We know it as Lake Village. It’s the subject of the second part in the series on our trip across south Arkansas.

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Crossing into Arkansas

posted by rexnelson on January 7th, 2020

We’re on the road again, traveling U.S. 82 from Greenville, Miss., to Texarkana and taking in far south Arkansas. In this first part of the series, we focus on the Lakeport Plantation and Lake Chicot.

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College football: The final edition

posted by rexnelson on November 26th, 2019

For the final time in 2019, here are the picks for Saturday’s college games.

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Rex’s Rankings: The end is near

posted by rexnelson on November 25th, 2019

It’s time for our final update of the high school football rankings for 2019.

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College football: Week 13

posted by rexnelson on November 20th, 2019

LSU can name the score against Arkansas. UCA and UAPB finish the regular season. ASU plays at home in Jonesboro. And Ouachita and Harding compete in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Here are the predictions for this week’s games.

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