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 >>
UPDATE: (KYTX) -- The official search to fill the vacant superintendent position at Tyler ISD gets underway today.
The school district posted the job today on it's website, and it will up by law until December 8th.
We checked in with Communications Director Dawn Parnell Friday afternoon, who said TISD did not receive any resumes today. They expect that to change next week.
TYLER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - The Tyler Independent School District officially begins the search for its new superintendent today. However, they may have one of their primary candidates in house.
Board members gave high praise to interim superintendent Gary Mooring, who has been serving since August, when former Superintendent Dr. Randy Reid left for Keller ISD.
School district attorney John Hardy said Thursday board members evaluated Mooring's performance in closed session and that it was apparent from that evaluation they were pleased with his leadership.
However, Hardy said, if the board wants to hire Mooring for the permanent position or anyone else for the matter, they must first post the job opening, which the district will do today.
The district has opted not to hire a search firm — something it has done the past two times it needed to hire a superintendent, in 2007 and 2002.
Board vice president the Rev. Orenthia Mason said given the timing of the search and the fact most superintendents are locked into contracts at this time, the district feels this is the best way to go.
The opening will be posted for the required 10 days on the school district website, at the district administration building and at each of the district's facilities, Hardy said.
After considering all submitted resumes, the board will name a lone finalist. After naming a lone finalist, the board must wait 21 days before hiring the person.
Hardy emphasized that although the board is extremely pleased with Mooring and his leadership, they have not selected a superintendent at this time and all submitted résumés will be considered.
Board members praised Mooring's leadership and stability. Trustee Brad Spradlin said he is pleased with the work Mooring has done.
"(All) he brings to the table is an awful lot and he will be seriously considered for (this) position," Spradlin said.
Trustee Shirley Jordan said she is excited that the board can start this process so they can hire a superintendent as soon as possible.
Trustee Eleno Licea said the fact Mooring is a part of the East Texas community and someone who wants to be here for the long-term pleases him.
"That means a lot to me," Licea said. "It means a lot to this community that you're part of it."
Board member Therelee Washington said he has talked to many teachers about what they think of Mooring and they are pleased.
"I think that he's going to do a wonderful job if he is going to be superintendent of our schools," he said.
Board member Andy Bergfeld said it is an interesting time in TISD with a lot going on.
"Mr. Mooring has come in and provided stability, maturity and sincerity," Bergfeld said, adding that these qualities mean more than some of the "fancy attributes" they see when they go through superintendent search processes.
The Rev. Mason said she appreciates Mooring's vision. After the meeting, she said he has great experience networking with the higher education institutions in the area, works wells with people and can quickly and ably assess what needs to be done in given situations.
Mooring said the board's praise means everything to him, and it's humbling to be considered for the permanent position.
Although he had not originally intended to apply for it, he said he's grown to appreciate the camaraderie of working with the staff and is interested in confronting the challenges in TISD and education as a whole. He said Tyler is where he plans to spend the rest of his life and a place that several of his family members live.
"If I can, at this stage in my career, make a contribution to help Tyler ISD move forward it would be a real honor," he said.
Mooring previously served as TISD's interim superintendent in 2007 and as its deputy superintendent for five months in 2006. He also held several other interim positions and served as a consultant in the district.
Before coming to Tyler, he was superintendent of Bishop Consolidated ISD and Hutto ISD. He has more than 30 years of education experience.
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 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 11:10 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:10:38 GMT
TYLER (KYTX) - There is 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 was notified aboutMore >>
There is 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 was notified about a complaint over a testing irregularity.More >>