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 >>
HENDERSON (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Henderson is bustling with projects as it works with other entities to address issues such as infrastructure, economic development and safety.
The biggest project likely is a new elevated storage tank to serve the south side of the city. Henderson currently has three elevated tanks with a total elevated capacity of 1.25 million gallons. However, City Manager Mike Barrow said the south side of town is somewhat underserved.
The new $2 million project is estimated to be a 750,000-gallon tank — the biggest the city's constructed and one of the tallest, he said. It likely will serve 4,000 residents.
Barrow said the tank allows growth opportunities to the southeast because, thanks to a partnership between the Henderson ISD and the city, there are water lines by Wylie Elementary School that afford the city expansion capabilities with its water system.
"There's some property (close to Wylie and the sports complex) that has some very good characteristics for residential development," he said.
Additionally, Barrow noted that debt related to the new elevated tank is replacing debt that the city recently closed, and after a few years, Henderson will be decreasing its total debt for water and sewer.
Construction on the tower is expected to begin in February or March.
Henderson also purchased a National Guard Armory Building on Sand Avenue a few years ago, which will be transformed into a new police station.
Barrow said the city got the "very sound" 19,000-plus square foot building for $195,000.
At the time, the city asked residents what they thought the best use for the facility was, but it didn't get a lot of feedback.
Henderson then started looking at its own facilities and found there were issues with the old police department building and the property surrounding it.
"We really looked at our facilities, and if we're really going to dump (money) into the (old) police station (for improvements), is there enough room when we try to look 20 years ahead?" Barrow said. "It's probably smaller than what we need in 20 years … so when we looked at the armory, we thought it (would make) a good station."
The building also sits in a good retail area in the 600 block of U.S. Highway 79 North, so the city plans to convert the armory building into a new police station and would like to return the old police building to office space or the retail sector, where it could possibly bring in sales tax and get back on the tax roll, Barrow said.
A recent survey showed that 64 percent of residents were for using armory renovations for the police station, while 22 percent were against it. Barrow said that let the city know it was on the right track.
As far as the benefits, he said Henderson is not looking at the police station being any more central because city police cars typically act as the officer's office.
"Where the station is located and how it affects crime doesn't play into it," Barrow said. What it "has to do with is it is a good facility. We (also) really think having a station at (Lake Forrest) Park will help the park."
The building has the ability for a second floor, which could come years later and expand the total facility space to 24,000 square feet, he said.
"So it's really a good suitable building. It's going to suit the city well," he said.
The armory project is estimated to cost $1.4 million.
This summer, the City Council passed a work order for architectural services on the project. The city expects to go out for bid in November and move in around June.
At the same time the city is renovating the armory building, it will be constructing a restroom facility at Lake Forrest Park and making other park improvements.
STREETS AND DOWNTOWN
Besides the tower and building renovations, Henderson also continues to work on streets and downtown improvements. It recently finished rebuilding South Evenside Street, which cost about $1 million.
"We've really taken an approach that if we can't say we can do this substantial work on this street and it last 18 years, then something (isn't) right, and that has caused us to rebuild a lot of our streets," Barrow said.
"A lot of our streets we've rebuilt in the last six years, we're taking that approach. We have confidence they will be in good condition in 18 years and probably won't have too much done to it for 22 or 25 years."
In the last 10 years, Henderson has spent about $9 million on street and drainage improvements. Over the next 20 years, it will spend about $22 million, Barrow said. It is currently looking at overlaying Richardson Drive, which runs in front of Henderson Middle School.
"We actually are going through a study now, (and) looking at what street is next…," he said. "We do have a plan, but that plan is constantly being adjusted."
Downtown, the city is working on multiple projects that focus on improved pedestrian safety and improved traffic flow.
Working with the Texas Department of Transportation and Southwestern Electric Power Company, Barrow said Henderson started talking about eliminating overhead power lines.
He said there is street lighting overhead that was there before the city put in ornamental lighting along its streets, and will soon eliminate the power lines.
He said the city also will get some replacement traffic poles and lights and is looking at improvements to pedestrian walkways.
"It'll look much more appropriate to the money the city has spent and property owners have spent making downtown what it is," he said.
"But most important is to improve traffic and (make it) more pedestrian friendly. There's a lot of traffic (there), (to the) tune of a little over 8,000 cars a day."
At the moment, Barrow said Henderson hasn't seen the necessity to go up on the tax rate because of the city's recent projects. However, it is raising its water rates, putting it at or below average when compared to other area cities.
The rate for a 5,000-gallon user will move from $21.90 to $24.15, and a 10,000-gallon user will move from $35.90 to $39.80. This means the water, sewer and garbage bill will go up 5 percent for a 10,000-gallon user.
Henderson Mayor Buzz Fullen said all the projects are part of a planning process that works well for the city.
"These are some of our long term goals that we started … years ago, and we're just now reaching those. We have things that are in the works for at least 10 or 11 more years," he said. "It's routine planning for us. … Consequently, we know what's to come. We know through our budget process what we can do or afford."
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:40 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:40:42 GMT
(KTBS) - An arrest has been made in connection with the investigation into the death of a Shreveport toddler. Just after 11:00 p.m. June 18, 2013, Shreveport Police Violent Crimes investigators arrestedMore >>
An arrest has been made in connection with the investigation into the death of a Shreveport toddler.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:20 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:20:57 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 >>
State Highway 64 has been cleared and reopened from an accident that happened just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. 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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:30:10 GMT
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Health concerns about Salmonella contamination has resulted in one pet food maker recalling a number of different products. Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specificMore >>
Health concerns about Salmonella contamination has resulted in one pet food maker recalling a number of different products.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:18:18 GMT
(CNN) - FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged the law enforcement agency uses drone aircraft in the United States for surveillance in certain difficult cases. Mueller told the Senate Judiciary CommitteeMore >>
FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged the law enforcement agency uses drone aircraft in the United States for surveillance in certain difficult cases.More >>