Northwest Arkansas

Hanna Still Believing in Arkoma Basin's Future

Hanna Still Believing in Arkoma Basin's Future

Hanna Oil & Gas Co. of Fort Smith has been drilling gas wells in the Arkoma Basin for two generations covering more than 50 years. President Bill Hanna, son of founder Jim Hanna, is confident the basin will be around and still producing for the next generation of Hannas. That has already started as Bill's oldest son, Griffin, started work in the field for the company after graduating with a finance degree from the University of Denver.
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Lindsey Management Facing Numerous Overtime Lawsuits

Lindsey Management Co. of Fayetteville, the largest apartment property manager in Arkansas, is dealing with several federal lawsuits from employees who allege they weren't paid overtime.
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Report: David Tovar Resigned From Wal-Mart Over Resume Falsehood

In an email to media Friday, David Tovar, vice president of communications for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, announced he will be leaving the retail giant Sept. 30.
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Freight Brokerage Company to Open Lowell Facility

A freight brokerage company has announced plans to open an office in Lowell in northwestern Arkansas and hire up to 50 employees. read more >

Technological Innovations Bring Profitable Changes to the Fayetteville Shale

New advances have enabled companies to drill deeper and more complex wells to tap the gas shale, too. Mixed in with the drilling improvements are new fracking techniques that increase the productivity of wells. read more >

Natural Gas in Fayetteville Shale Takes Arkansas from Zero to Billions in 10 Years

In the past decade, the players in the Fayetteville Shale have shuffled and consolidated, drilling has peaked and retreated, employment has expanded and contracted, technology has advanced, environmental and infrastructure concerns have reared their heads and government has responded. read more >

Royalty Owners Haul Exxon Subsidiary XTO to Court Over Royalties

Independence County plaintiffs say in a federal lawsuit that XTO wasn't getting the highest price possible for natural gas because it was selling the product to its own subsidiary, Cross Timbers Energy Services Inc., at below-market prices. read more >

Crystal Bridges Exhibit to Put American Artists in Spotlight

Officials with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art travelled more than 100,000 miles to visit with artists across the United States last year in search of pieces for the museum's new exhibit. read more >

UA Transportation Center Gets $1.4M Grant from U.S. Department of Transportation

The University of Arkansas' Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center has received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. read more >

Wal-Mart Gives $30K Grant to Tulsa Service Center

The Walmart Foundation has provided a $30,000 grant to Dress for Success Tulsa through the foundation's state giving program. read more >

Sebastian County Adopts Photo, Video Policy for Deputies

The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office has adopted a written policy on how its deputies should respond to people recording them on the job. read more >

Cities Prepare for Warm Climate Without Saying So

With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local consequences without triggering explosions of partisan warfare: Just change the subject. read more >

Toymaker Redman's Rough History Doesn't Deter State Investment

The state's top economic development official said he has no undue concerns about a $2 million taxpayer investment in Redman & Associates, despite the CEO's bankruptcy a decade ago and subsequent litigation, including a lawsuit related to the product the company is manufacturing in Rogers. read more >

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