Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:18 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:18:23 GMT
(CBS/CNN) - Chrysler is expected to explain why its refusing to recall more than 2.5 million jeep SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety administration says 51 people have suffered fiery deaths inMore >>
Chrysler is expected to explain why its refusing to recall more than 2.5 million jeep SUVs and another recall on the Nap Nanny infant recliner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:41:31 GMT
(CNN) - A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloonsMore >>
A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloons into the stratosphere -- equipped with wireless technology that could create a truly global network.More >>
Friday, June 14 2013 10:13 AM EDT2013-06-14 14:13:03 GMT
(CNN) - An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today. It's not a place you would expect to find an elephant, even a babyMore >>
An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today.More >>
Thursday, June 13 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-06-13 14:32:18 GMT
(CNN/CBS) - Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. The social network wants to make it easier for users to find content already on Facebook and functionalMore >>
In today's What's Trending report, #Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. More >>
Wednesday, June 12 2013 10:09 AM EDT2013-06-12 14:09:28 GMT
(CNN) - Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue fromMore >>
Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue from 2007 to 2012.More >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 9:50 AM EDT2013-06-11 13:50:52 GMT
(CBS) - Law enforcement from San Francisco and New York are holding a smartphone summit this week. They'll meet with representatives from Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft and urge them to create newMore >>
A smartphone summit gets underway this week to tackle the rise in gadget thefts and more than 300,000 Honda Odysseys are being added to a federal probe of faulty air bags.More >>
Monday, June 10 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-06-10 13:53:42 GMT
(CNN/KSDK) - A woman's chance of living at least five years after being diagnosed with breast cancer has gone up from 50% in the 1970's to 85%. But modern science doesn't get all the credit for the healing,More >>
A chair dubbed-- The Healing Chair-- helps seven women recover from cancer. The big brown recliner has been passed down by several ladies who were going through chemo and surgery.More >>
Saturday, June 8 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-06-09 03:48:40 GMT
(CNN) - An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday. Maybe you'll recognize her from appearances.More >>
An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday.
Thursday, June 6 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-06-06 18:16:46 GMT
(CNN) - In Entertainment News, Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized this morning. She's recovering after cutting one of her wrists. A family lawyer said Paris is physically fine. OneMore >>
Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized. More good news for Jennifer Love Hewitt, the actress is engaged.More >>
Wednesday, June 5 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-06-05 14:33:44 GMT
(CNN) - The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico. Americans flock to MexicoMore >>
The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico.More >>
by Aman Batheja
AUSTIN (THE TEXAS TRIBUNE) - The four leading Republican candidates vying to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. Senate will appear at what's expected to be their last televised event of the primary tonight in Houston. And they'll be joined for the first time by two of the four Democratic candidates in the race: Paul Sadler and Sean Hubbard.
The Democratic primary for U.S. Senate has drawn little attention this year; Texans haven't elected a Democrat to statewide office since 1994. And only two of the Democratic candidates have raised any money at all: Sadler, a 57-year-old lawyer and former state representative from Henderson, and Hubbard, a 31-year-old who recently left a sales and billing job with a Garland company to campaign full time.
The two others, educator Grady Yarbrough and Addie Allen, a disaster assistance worker for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, are also in the race but weren't invited to tonight's forum — a fact they're none too pleased about.
At tonight's event, Sadler and Hubbard will join Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and former ESPN analyst Craig James, all Republicans, at "Conversations with the Candidates," a two-hour event hosted by Houston Public Media, the Greater Houston Partnership and the University of Houston. The event will be aired by public radio and TV stations across the state and will stream live at texastribune.org starting at 7 p.m.
The event will include individual interviews with the candidates and a segment in which all six candidates answer questions submitted via social media and the audience, according to organizers. The original hosts, Republican Gary Polland and Democrat David Jones, were replaced late last week with Houston public television and radio personalities after Leppert's campaign threatened to pull out over Polland's work with a Super PAC supporting Dewhurst's campaign.
Both Sadler and Hubbard have made campaign finance reform to combat the influence of Super PACs a central plank of their campaigns. Sadler said he hopes to highlight the power of individual donors and grassroots contributions after the primary by asking all of his supporters to give just $10 each.
"If you can get a million people to donate, then you can have a serious impact," Sadler said. "You can put media in all the major markets and you can literally have an honest debate about these issues."
While the Republican candidates are collectively spending millions of dollars in their primary, Sadler reported raising just $72,800 in the first three months of the year. Hubbard has not filed any reports with the Federal Election Commission this year but reported raising $10,913 in individual contributions last year. Neither Allen nor Yarbrough reported any fundraising at all.
"I'm optimistic that when the field narrows to two people that Texans will take a look at both and the contributions will be much higher," Sadler said.
Hubbard said Texas Democrats won't be able to match how much Republicans can raise this year. He touted his campaign's use of social media as a way he can make contributions stretch farther than his competitors.
"Every dollar we spend is like $3 or $4 spent by a traditional campaign," Hubbard said.
Sadler said he is the only qualified candidate in his primary as he's the only one who has held elected office. Among the Republicans, only Dewhurst and Leppert are qualified for the job, he said.
"[The U.S. Senate is] not a place to go and all of a sudden figure out how to govern," Sadler said. "Nor is it a place where the people of Texas should gamble with what they're getting."
Hubbard doesn't buy Sadler's logic — and doesn't think voters will either.
"There's a lot of that kind of experience in Washington right now and it's not helping us," Hubbard said. "I think an understanding of how legislation affects everyday people is just as important, if not more important, than legislative experience."
Meanwhile, Allen and Yarbrough are both trying to get their own message out to voters — and are concerned that they're not invited to participate tonight. Allen said excluding any candidates from a forum is "undemocratic" and "manipulative." Yarbrough said he has trouble getting past the fact that the two Democrats included in the forum are white and the two excluded are black. "I can't say for sure that discrimination is a byproduct of that, but certainly, just from the surface, one would get that impression," he said.
A Houston Public Media spokeswoman said the organization looked at several factors in deciding which candidates to invite, including polling data, campaign infrastructure and media coverage. Along with Allen and Yarbrough, five of the nine Republican candidates were also not invited.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:50 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:50:52 GMT
TYLER (KYTX) - One man is dead after being shot in a hotel room at 6:55 Saturday morning at the American Inn Motel. Tyler Police said a report of a shooting victim was called in to police. When officersMore >>
Tyler Police are hoping surveillance video will lead them to four men wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:07:12 GMT
(KYTX)- TYLER, Texas-A Tyler eco-tourism guide was discovered with something up his sleeve in August of 2012. U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that sixty-three year old William Lamar has nowMore >>
U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that sixty-three year old William Lamar has now has pleaded guilty to smuggling snakes into the country.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:54:38 GMT
An award winning local East Texas Bakery has announced their sweet secret that reveled them as contestants on the Food Network's hit show "Cupcake Wars." The Luscious Crumb filmed their episode back inMore >>
An award winning local East Texas Bakery has announced their sweet secret that reveled them as contestants on the Food Network's hit show "Cupcake Wars."More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:49:29 GMT
TYLER (KYTX) -- We're learning more about an investigation into an issue during STAAR testing at Tyler ISD. The school district isn't releasing much information but a spokesperson says the district wasMore >>
We're learning more about an investigation into an issue during STAAR testing at Tyler ISD.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:39:13 GMT
OVERTON (KYTX) - Sidewalk renovation in Overton , it's gone on for about a week in front of Sheryl Thornton's hair salon, The Barber Pole. Thornton says it has already made her lose some business. SheMore >>
Sidewalk construction causes headaches for an Overton business owner.More >>