Day: December 30, 2014

Enjoy your Holidays in the Arkansas parks

The Amphitheater is transformed into a winter wonderland of lights this holiday season from November 29 through Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event is free entrance. There will be a nightly lighting display choreographed with animation and music from dusk to 10 p.m.

The River Lights in the Little Rock will be December 1 – 30. The LED-illuminated downtown bridges display holiday colors and provide nightly shows, including a special New Year’s Eve show on December 31. Come to the River Market Pavilions and enjoy holiday cookies, beverages, crafts, games and much…

Top 5 Latinos making memorable contributions in 2014

We know that there are many Latinos in Hollywood making compelling and memorable contributions. Eva Longoria continues to blossom in politics, Pitbull had a banner year, and what could we say about Selena Gomez. But in highlighting our top five, we chose Latinos of a new or substantial way, and who also provided a lot of fun.

Gina Rodriguez was just nominated for a Golden Globe for her first starring TV role, in The CW’s “Jane the Virgin?” A triple threat who can act, rap, and dance in “Filly Brown”, the 30 year-old Puerto Rican superstar also has proven to be a humble, thoughtful…

“Time Out for Tech 2015,” scheduled for February 5

All high school seniors and their families are invited to Time Out for Tech 2015, which will be hosted by the Arkansas Tech University Office of Admissions on Thursday, February 5. The annual preview day provides prospective Arkansas Tech students with a chance to learn more about the academic programs, student housing options and campus life opportunities available on the Russellville campus.

“Arkansas Tech has experienced 16 consecutive years of record enrollments and grown to become one of the three largest universities in our state,” said Shauna Donnell, assistant vice…

My Child/My Student campaign to help student’s academic success

This 2015, one of your goals could be to engage in the education of your children. Positive, productive and ongoing communication is important between a child’s parent and teacher is essential to academic success.

Education and community organizations, the State Board of Education, and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), have partnered to launch the My Child/My Student campaign.
Education Commissioner Tony Wood says the goal of this campaign is to encourage on-going communication between parents and teachers.

The campaign will give parents helpful information and tips…

Jencarlos Canela first Latino to push countdown timer in Times Square

The singer will be kicking off his new tour in 2015, but the very first thing he will do before the new year starts is make history. Canela has been chosen to push the button to start the countdown timer in the New Year’s celebration in Times Square, notes Despierta America. He will be the first Latin artist to do this. “This is one of the most important distinctions that has happened up to this point,” Canela said, according to People En Español. “It’s an honor to be the first Hispanic to activate the glass sphere for the countdown to the new year for the entire world from Times Square.” …

To win, GOP must have a Hispanic on 2016 ticket

M. Joseph Sheppard American Thinker The question then becomes who would be the best VP choice from Sandoval, Martinez, or Rubio to encompass this? Again, without Florida, the GOP is doomed in 2016 with Florida but without either Nevada or New Mexico it is also doomed.

A Hispanic candidate is potentially a major plus, perhaps the deciding factor, to any 2016 GOP lineup as the vice-presidential candidate, and Electoral College ramifications seemingly dictate that Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is a superior choice to both New Mexico’s Governor Susana Martinez and Florida’s Senator Marco…