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 >>
City of Tyler:
TYLER (KYTX) - In the next week, a random sampling of 2,000 Tyler residents will receive a survey in the mail asking for their input about City services and community planning. This is all part of the five-year update to Tyler's comprehensive plan: Tyler 21.
"It is hard to believe that it has been almost five years since the Council adopted the Tyler 21 Plan," said Tyler Mayor Barbara Bass. "Much has been accomplished toward implementation of the original goals; however, the plan calls for an update every five years to ensure it remains current and reflects the desires of the community."
The formal planning phase will start in November; however, the City is conducting the community survey now so that the results will be available as the process moves forward.
"A cornerstone of the planning effort is citizen input and involvement, including the citizen survey," added Bass. "The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will aid the City of Tyler in taking a resident-driven approach to making decisions that will enrich the future of the community and positively affect the lives of its residents."
ETC Institute, an independent consulting company, was selected to administer the survey. They will compile the data received and present the results to the City. Individual responses will remain confidential.
The mailed survey will contain a link that allows for it to be completed on the web. Also, two days prior to receiving the mailed survey, each of the selected households will receive an electronic voice message informing them about the survey. Approximately 10 days after the surveys are mailed out, extensive phone follow-up will be conducted either to encourage completion of the mailed survey or to administer the survey by phone.
"This approach allows us to ensure that the demographic distribution of the sample matches the actual composition of the community," said City Planner Heather Nick. "This survey is intended to ‘take the temperature' of the community for a reading on the prevailing concerns on residents' minds."
Tyler 21 Background
The Tyler City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Tyler 21 Comprehensive Plan at their meeting Nov. 14, 2007. The 20-year plan creates a strategic framework for future actions for the City and will act as a roadmap as the City continues to grow. It defines a vision for the future linked to overall goals and policies, and it contains strategies and action items for achieving the goals.
The original planning process took more than 18 months to complete, primarily due to the extensive public involvement involved. Resident input was sought throughout the process via a community visioning retreat (300+ attendees), six open houses and a survey of Tylerites. Focus groups, interviews with community leaders, and newsletter and website comments were also important vehicles to gather information about what was important to the residents of Tyler and how they envisioned Tyler growing to meet the needs of generations to come.
The input gathered from the public involvement process was used to establish the vision and principles that became the framework for the nearly 500 page plan. More than 100 citizen volunteers participated on working groups to further define the key issues and strategies to address the long-term future needs of the City.
"To succeed in keeping and improving on the best of Tyler, we have to be deliberate in our planning. With a comprehensive plan, we can ensure that every step we take in the future is in line with what our citizens want and what our future needs and opportunities will be," said City Manager Mark McDaniel.
The Tyler 21 Plan includes the following chapters: The Downtown Master Plan, Northend Revitalization; Historic Preservation, Parks, Open Spaces, Recreation & Lakes; Housing, Neighborhoods and Community Identity, Business and Economy, Transportation and Circulation, Public Facilities and Services, Future Land Use and Annexation Guide, and Implementation.
For more information on Tyler 21, visit TYLER 21 (link).
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:09:33 GMT
Longview Transit LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - As an alternative to fluctuating gas prices, Longview Transit will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 8th annualMore >>
As an alternative to fluctuating gas prices, Longview Transit will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 8th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 20.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:06:13 GMT
(CNN) - Cases of human papillomavirus (HPV) have significantly decreased since the advent of the HPV vaccine in 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and numbers have outpacedMore >>
Cases of human papillomavirus (HPV) have significantly decreased since the advent of the HPV vaccine in 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and numbers have outpaced even their greatest predictions.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:27 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:27:44 GMT
MIAMI (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) -- Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida. His son-in-law, Roy Beagle, says Whitman died Wednesday of heart failure. Whitman's career began inMore >>
Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:00:03 GMT
(KYTX) - Jeep Liberty Strollers sold at stores like Toys-R-Us are causing bodily injuries and property damages. There have been reports of the inner tube of the tire on the stroller rupturing the wheelMore >>
Products sold at popular stores such as Toys-R-Us and Academy Sports & Outdoors are being recalled.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:46:52 GMT
CBS ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 PREMIERE DATES America's #1 Network Will Premiere Nearly All of its New and Returning Series During Official Premiere Week (Sept. 23-29) "The 65th Primetime Emmy® Awards"More >>