Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:21 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:21:41 GMT
(CNN) - A tongue-in-cheek controversy is threatening to sink the reputation of a beloved cereal icon. Cap'n Crunch may have a mutiny on his hands! A disgruntled sailor -- okay, a writer at foodbeast.comMore >>
A tongue-in-cheek controversy is threatening to sink the reputation of a beloved cereal icon. Cap'n Crunch may have a mutiny on his hands! A disgruntled sailor -- okay, a writer at foodbeast.com -- pointed out something fishy is up the cap'n's sleeve: three stripes!More >>
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 >>
TYLER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - There will be more than just dancing in the street with this year's second annual East Texas All-Star Showcase.
Last year's event filled downtown Tyler with live music and comedy, but organizer Trent Spradlin is making this year's iteration even more robust with a more diverse range of musicians, displays by local artists and even some short films by local filmmakers.
The musical lineup includes newcomers Maegan Brooks, Sideshow Tragedy, Backseat Molly, The Young Ones, Manny and The Gringaderos and The Sixth String Boys. Returning acts include Ramoth Gilead, Something Blue and headliners Uncle Lucius.
"Sideshow Tragedy gets a lot of comparisons to The Black Keys, but they're two guys and they sound like a four-piece band. ... The Young Ones are kind of a punk rock group based out of Tyler. There's some really talented musicians in that group. Backseat Molly has really exploded in this area over the last couple years," he said.
One of the biggest standouts of the festival's newcomers, though, is Maegan Brooks, Spradlin said. Brooks' talents so highly impressed him that Spradlin rearranged the performance schedule and booked an additional stage just to make certain she'd have proper space to perform.
"This girl sings like nobody's business," he said. "If it's possible to fall in love with a woman just based on her voice, that's entirely possible with Maegan Brooks. This girl is amazing and she's from Lindale."
The art on display has been donated by local artists, with each piece being sold via silent auction to benefit the Liberty Hall Foundation. In addition, the short films will begin screening at 5 p.m. inside Liberty Hall.
But it's not just the talent that is a showcase for East Texas, Spradlin said he wanted to make sure that even the sponsors were a reflection of the region.
"There are no corporate businesses at all, and I wanted to keep that to go along with the theme of the East Texas All-Star Showcase. Everything from the contractors that we hire to the artists to the musicians, the filmmakers, the painters and sculptors, to, of course the volunteers, all are from here or have ties to East Texas," he said. "So when the show goes off and it's a success, which it will be, it's really a beacon that adds to the light of East Texas."
Last year's event was a satisfying success, Spradlin said, even with a relatively meager advertising campaign that was largely limited to social media exposure. This year, the push is even bigger, complete with a more fervent response from local sponsors.
"The sponsors came with little to no effort on the part of myself or my staff. They've stepped in and been really supportive," he said.
Given the evolution that this year's event will undergo in terms of pure content, Spradlin said he's looking to make this into one of Tyler's premiere arts and entertainment attractions and eventually hosting it as often as once a quarter.
"My ultimate goal is to have it to where we can have a full-on festival and not just take a portion of downtown, but open it up to something much bigger," he said.
One thing he is not looking to do, however, is to try and copy the content, programming or overall vibe of other festivals of a similar breed, such as Austin City Limits or South By Southwest, or even Tyler's own Festival on the Square. Spradlin wants the East Texas All-Star Showcase to form its own identity.
"If I made a comparison, it wouldn't make (the event) mine," Spradlin said.
The East Texas All-Star Showcase will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 in downtown Tyler outside Liberty Hall. Admission is $25 for tickets purchased online, $30 at the door.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:58 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:58:19 GMT
EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Foggy here in East Texas this morning with a dense fog advisory in effect until 10am. Otherwise, a stalled out front near Lufkin will provide a 20% chance of scattered afternoon andMore >>
Foggy here in East Texas this morning with a dense fog advisory in effect until 10am. A stalled out front near Lufkin will provide a 20% chance of scattered afternoon/evening thunderstorms.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 >>
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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:57 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:57:02 GMT
HENDERSON (KYTX) - Emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal accident near Henderson. Rusk County Office of Emergency Management reports the accident happened just after 11 a.m. Wednesday on State HighwayMore >>
Emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal accident near Henderson.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:17 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:17:22 GMT
(CBS 11 NEWS) - The smoke had barely cleared, after a veteran prosecutor was shot in broad daylight near the Kaufman County courthouse, when word spread about a possible prime suspect. Law enforcementMore >>
The smoke had barely cleared, after a veteran prosecutor was shot in broad daylight near the Kaufman County courthouse, when word spread about a possible prime suspect.More >>