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 >>
Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife
ATHENS (KYTX) — It's easy to tell when the white bass are making their annual spring run up the Neches River above Lake Palestine: cars and trucks line both sides of the highway where Texas 31 crosses the river just east of Chandler, and tackle-laden anglers scramble across the busy four-lane divided highway.
"It's a dangerous situation. Someone could get killed out there," said Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries biologist Richard Ott.
The problem is the property adjacent to the river north of the Texas 31 bridge is privately owned. This has caused a dilemma for anglers wanting to cash in on the white bass run. Do they trespass to not miss the run, or find a boat to fish in the river, which is public?
But help is on the way, thanks to TPWD, the City of Chandler, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Henderson County and the East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation.
"Fortunately, the property owner has been a very good sport and has allowed anglers to access the riparian zone," Ott said. "He has even provided a low spot in the fence for them to cross. The real fly in the ointment has been parking, which has traditionally been limited to highway right-of-way."
That problem is in the process of being solved. Work will soon begin on a new public access area north of the highway that could eventually connect with the existing parking lot, boat ramp and park on the south side. Included in the new area will be a nearly one-acre parking lot, an information kiosk and a canoe and kayak launch.
"Although we were able to get grant money for infrastructure, the conditions of the grant only allowed for a one-year lease," Ott said. "We did not feel comfortable about developing the area without a long-term lease to insure that the property would continue to be accessible by anglers."
The project was rescued by the East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation, which funded a 20-year lease with option to renew on 12.5 acres of land along the northwest shore of the Neches River north of Texas 31 extending from the bridge about half a mile upstream.
According to the terms of the lease, the existing fence north of the highway will be moved to demarcate the new area.
Major funding for the project, some $25,000, comes from federal funds distributed through the U.S Department of Agriculture's Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program.
TPWD has been working for several years to bring the project to fruition, and doing so required enlisting the help of a number of partners. "The Upper Neches River Authority has a memorandum of understanding with the City of Chandler to provide the park land on the south side of the highway," Ott said.
"That allows us to tie the north and south sides of the park together. The City of Chandler will operate the property as an extension of the park south of the bridge and will be able to provide police protection and trash collection. TxDOT provided the engineering for the new parking lot and will also contribute recycled asphalt paving for base material. Grant funds will pay for moving the fences, topping the base and building the drive off the highway. Henderson County Precinct 3 Commissioner Ronny Lawrence will provide the equipment and labor to actually build the parking lot."
The one missing piece of the puzzle is an elevated walkway under the bridge so that anglers can cross safely from one side of the highway to the other. Ott is hoping to find a project partner to fund it.
"This section of the river has always been a diamond in the rough for the City of Chandler," said John Taylor, assistant city administrator. "This project will not only improve angler and boater access to this very scenic stretch of the Neches River, it will bring more visibility and awareness to this great natural asset. It will also mean that people entering and leaving Chandler will pass through a natural gateway with a park on both sides of the highway."
Work is expected to begin on the project by the end of September and be completed in time for the white bass run next spring.
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 >>