City Property Tax Removed From Agenda

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Nov 042015
 
City Property Tax Removed From Agenda

by Clay Herrmann The Public Comment Opportunity allowed after the BOD meeting is not currently televised, nor is it included in the city YouTube archive … but is available here: City Directors unanimously agreed with Interim City Manager Bill Burrough request to remove three items of new business proposing new Ad Valorem Property Taxes for city […]

Sinking of the Zamzam

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Oct 242015
 
Sinking of the Zamzam

by Clay Herrmann During the early years of World War II the German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis traveled more than 100,000 miles in 602 days and sank or captured 22 ships. On April 17, 1941 it mistakenly attacked the Egyptian cruiser Zamzam, misidentifying her as a British troop transport, taking captive 202 souls, and sinking the […]

2015 ATPA Convention

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Oct 202015
 

by Clay Herrmann Bill Hennessy addresses the Arkansas TEA Party Alliance (ATPA) Convention attendees in Little Rock on October 17, 2015. Bill is author of “The Conservative Manifesto (1993) and co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party, “one of the most effective local Tea Party groups in the country”. Past TV show guest appearances include […]

Congressman Hill & Senator Boozman Address Saline County Republicans

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Oct 152015
 
Congressman Hill & Senator Boozman Address Saline County Republicans

by Clay Herrmann U.S. Congressman French Hill & U.S. Senator John Boozman were featured speakers at the October 13, 2015 Reagan-Rockefeller Republican Party Dinner at the Benton Event Center in neighboring Saline County.  They offered a joint Q&A opportunity taking questions from the audience following their prepared remarks. Members of the Republican Club at the University […]

Arkansas Fallen Heroes Memorial

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Oct 092015
 
Arkansas Fallen Heroes Memorial

by Clay Herrmann The Arkansas Fallen Heroes Memorial displays a flag field just north of the Hot Springs Village main entrance on Scenic Highway 7. These images and audio interview were taken on Thursday, October 8, 2015. The week long display will be available for visitors through Friday October 9th at this Garland County location. […]

Hal Stanley Testifies

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Oct 052015
 
Hal Stanley Testifies

by Clay Herrmann This is the second installment of our report of what transpired at the October 1, 2015 “Joint Performance Review Committee” of the Arkansas Legislature. The Joint Committee is comprised of thirty State Senators and Representatives. Senator Alan Clark is Chairman on the Senate side and Representative Kim Hammer is Chairman on the […]

“… the system horrifies me.” – Senator Alan Clark

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Oct 032015
 
"... the system horrifies me." - Senator Alan Clark

by Clay Herrmann This video is the first installment of our report of what transpired at the October 1, 2015 “Joint Performance Review Committee” of the Arkansas Legislature. The Joint Committee is comprised of thirty State Senators and Representatives. Representative Kim Hammer is Chairman on the House side. This segment shows the entirety of the […]

DHS & State Police “On Trial” by Arkansas Legislature

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Sep 302015
 
DHS & State Police "On Trial" by Arkansas Legislature

by Clay Hermann DHS and Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division personnel will again be on the hot-seat appearing before the Joint Performance Review Committee of the Arkansas Legislature beginning at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 1, 2015. The meeting is open to the public and press and the Tentative Agenda is available below. […]

CYBER SECURITY – The Account Takeover Threat

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Sep 232015
 
CYBER SECURITY - The Account Takeover Threat

by Clay Herrmann Identity theft, online banking dangers and recommendations, best and worst password practices, email risk-management, and other cyber-security issues are addressed by someone who ought to know whereof he speaks. Prior to his current employment as CEO (and founder) of First72 Cyber, LLC (“a security firm created to help enterprises prepare for, respond […]

Raptor Presentation in HSV

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Sep 222015
 
Raptor Presentation in HSV

by Clay Herrmann Kenly Money, who works with Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas, brought five living examples of “birds of prey” to the Coronado Community Center for a fascinating presentation to the Hot Springs Village Audubon Society (www.hsvbirds.org) on September 11, 2015. In this program you can meet a Red Tail Hawk, Harris Hawk, Great […]

Senator Tom Cotton Speaks on 14th Anniversary of 9-11 Attack on America

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Sep 132015
 
Senator Tom Cotton Speaks on 14th Anniversary of 9-11 Attack on America

Senator Tom Cotton speaks to a welcoming crowd in Hot Springs, Arkansas on the 14th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Islamic jihadist attack on America. For this occasion Senator Cotton has returned to the very same room (the gymnasium of the First Church of the Nazarene on Central Avenue) in Hot Springs where he […]

Tom Wilkins Moderates Discussion About Local Issues

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Sep 052015
 

Tom Wilkins moderating discussion about civic topics of local interest. Participating are Dr. Randy Hill, Dick Antoine, Dr, Jack Sternberg, and Brenda Brandenburg. Part 1 – Viewpoint Part 2 – Viewpoint -30-

Judge Ohm & Justice Arguello at Champion Christian College

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Sep 022015
 
Judge Ohm & Justice Arguello at Champion Christian College

by Clay Herrmann District Judge and Garland County Attorney Ralph Ohm and Garland County Justice of the Peace (District 5) Rebecca Arguello address the student body of Champion Christian College and others in attendance at the private college’s chapel service on August 28, 2015. The school’s campus located at 600 Garland Avenue, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Look […]

Bomb Threat at Fountain Lake Schools

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Aug 312015
 
Bomb Threat at Fountain Lake Schools

A bomb threat and subsequent campus lock-down disrupted regular activities for the latter half of the school day at Fountain Lake Schools on August 31, 2015. The Garland County Sheriff’s Department provided the following information in a press release: “At approximately 11:42 am today the Fountain Lake School District received a phone call in reference […]

Dr. Ben Carson at the Arkansas Capitol

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Aug 282015
 
Dr. Ben Carson at the Arkansas Capitol

by Clay Herrmann Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson appeared with potential First Lady Candy Carson at the Arkansas Capitol in Little Rock on August 27, 2015. Despite the difficulty in finding available unreserved parking around or near the State Capital, a large and diverse crowd nevertheless somehow managed to gather for Dr. Carson’s appearance. A […]

Bruce Westerman Town Hall Meeting 8-25-15

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Aug 262015
 
Bruce Westerman Town Hall Meeting 8-25-15

by Clay Herrmann Congressman Bruce Westerman Town Hall Meeting jointly sponsored by the Garland County TEA Party & the Hot Springs Village TEA Party, and hosted by Tom Wilkins at the Five Star Theater in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Recently returned from a visit to Israel, Congressman Bruce Westerman related some of his enlightening observations and […]

“My Dad” – A Tribute by Amanda Sebastian

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Aug 252015
 
"My Dad" - A Tribute by Amanda Sebastian

by Clay Herrmann The Iowa Grassroots Director of Americans For Prosperity, Amanda Sebastian, tells an amazing story of her father’s sacrificial courage and inspiring dedication. (And for you attendees that got on the bus to leave a little early Saturday afternoon, this is what you missed as the conclusion of AFP’s 2015 Defending The American […]

Mohammad and the County Judge

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Aug 142015
 
Mohammad and the County Judge

Ralph C. Ohm Attorney at Law 211 Hobson Avenue Post Office Box 1558 Hot Springs National Park Arkansas, 71902-1558 (501) 624-7555   Dear Sir, I do understand that one of the fiduciary duties of a principal to his client is “obedience”, and you were clear in stating that you were writing on the instruction of […]

Ted Cruz Pulls No Punches at Lake Dardanelle State Park

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Aug 132015
 
Ted Cruz Pulls No Punches at Lake Dardanelle State Park

by Clay Herrmann Presidential candidate Ted Cruz spoke to an enthusiastic crowd gathered to see and hear him at Lake Dardanelle State Park on August 12, 2015. He elaborated on five things he says would be priority actions on his first day as President: 1. “Rescind every single illegal and unconstitutional executive action.” 2. “Instruct […]

Alleged Arson and Cover-up

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Aug 072015
 
Alleged Arson and Cover-up

by Clay Herrmann On December 22, 1963 the Roanoke Baptist Church on Whittington Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas burned. Church member Elmer Beard claims it was arson … and that the investigation (or lack thereof) and reporting of the fire was a cover-up. https://youtu.be/0FAgQFp14ec -30-