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 >>
SMITH COUNTY (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Small town councils inside Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 scrambled to set ordinances to regulate beer and wine sales, but regulation in unincorporated areas of the jurisdiction will be limited.
When legalization of beer and wine sales was approved by city of Tyler and Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 voters on Nov. 6, interest grew in how ordinances can control business signage and alcohol sales' proximity to properties such as schools and churches.
Cities have more control than the county with regard to setting policies and ordinances, including building requirements and signage.
In unincorporated areas of the county, however, the county has limited control and is directed by state law. Unincorporated areas of the county include townships such as Flint, Gresham and Dogwood City (north of Coffee City on Texas Highway 155) whose limited control over signs and structures is directed by county ordinances.
In February 2010, the Smith County Commissioners Court approved its alcohol ordinances as Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 voters considered beer and wine sales. Voters downed the proposals, but the ordinances are still on the books for unincorporated areas.
The court approved prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages within 300 feet of churches, public or private schools and public hospitals. Day care centers also are covered under the provision. Schools within the unincorporated areas may expand distance requirements to 1,000 feet by opting into the county's Subdivision Regulations by request.
The restrictions also prohibit sales within 300 feet of residential areas. Residential areas, however, are limited to platted subdivisions, meaning a business could build a beer barn next to a single standing home.
Restrictions on structures and signage will be limited to the county's regulation on commercial buildings and signs.
The court also approved time restrictions on hours of operation for establishments.
Wine and beer retailers are allowed to sell alcohol between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 10 a.m. (at earliest for businesses serving food) or noon to midnight on Sundays, depending on the permit.
The ordinances also prohibit loitering outside of establishments and consumption of alcohol on premises where alcohol is sold for off-premise consumption.
Violations of the ordinances will be subject to a $500 fine for each day of non-compliance. Injunctive powers also are provided for the court regarding violations.
Precinct 1 Commissioner Jeff Warr, whose precinct includes much of the unincorporated areas of JP Precinct 2, said he has been in contact with officials in Bullard and Noonday but that residents in other parts of the county have been quiet. Warr said there is little the county can do to regulate businesses but that conversations with professionals and officials around the state indicate the likelihood that beer and wine sales will be limited to existing businesses based on the business model.
"Liquor stores can stand alone but when it's just beer and wine there's just not enough sales volume to justify entering the market as a beer and wine store," he said. Beer and wine sales "will certainly have some impact on the communities but hopefully any concerns can be addressed."
Bullard City Manager Larry Morgan said the city continues to work on its ordinances but plan on approving them by Dec. 11. He said the city is fashioning its ordinances after other cities, including Tyler, with regard to signage and whether to allow drive-thru beer and wine sales.
The city of Tyler recently approved ordinances, which will regulate signage and distances from churches and schools.
Morgan said there has not been a public outcry since beer and wine were legalized.
"Surprisingly, I haven't heard a word," he said. "We are going to make sure all those issues (such as drive-thru sales) will be addressed."
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 >>