Author - Caleb Talley

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Lawmaker Proposes “True Grit Trail” on Highway 22

An Arkansas lawmaker is looking to create a True Grit Trail along state Highway 22. Rep. Mary Bentley (R-Perryville) filed House Bill 1628 on Thursday, which, if approved, would create the True Grit Trail along Highway 22 from Dardanelle to Fort Smith. The trail is inspired by great American novel...

Magazine March 2019

From Our Editor: Arming Our Students with a Pen

“When students learn to make sense of their world, they become the people who will transform it.” – John Spencer   _______________________________________ By Caleb Talley The legislative session can be a real slog for journalists. Each day offers more superfluous and sometimes problematic...

February 2019 Magazine

Ark Tank

Arkansas Tourism, in partnership with Innovate Arkansas, is gearing up for the first ever Ark Tank startup pitch competition, which will bring together some of the brightest ideas to promote state tourism. by Caleb Talley For the purposes of this competition, a tourism-related business is defined...

February 2019 Magazine

Hall of Famer: Claiborne Deming

By Caleb Talley | Photo by Jamison Mosley A year-in-a-box calendar rests on Claiborne Deming’s desk in his expansive sixth-floor office in downtown El Dorado. It’s a Murphy’s Law calendar – not a code of conduct for the Murphy Oil Corporation, but a play on the old humorous adage...

Business February 2019 Magazine People

Hall of Famer: Warren Stephens

By Caleb Talley | Photography by Jamison Mosley If you didn’t know any better, you might think Warren Stephens was born to lead Stephens Inc. After all, the highly regarded, Little Rock-based investment bank and private-equity firm was founded by his uncle, Witt, and run by his father...

February 2019 Magazine People

Hall of Famer: Joe M. Steele 1905 – 1976

By Caleb Talley | Historic photos courtesy of Shiloh Museum of Ozark History During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, canning was a successful and growing industry in Northwest Arkansas, and Joe M. Steele was quick to get in on the action. In 1924, while still a teenager, Steele began a...