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 >>
TYLER MORNING TELGRAPH (KYTX) - Parking zones, personnel and a proposed dog park were among the issues that East Texas cities tackled this week.
In Jacksonville, city council members approved an ordinance that places no parking zones on Henderson Street from Mason Drive to 50 feet west of Avalon Street. The zones will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday but not on holidays and weekends.
Jacksonville Police Chief Reece Daniel said parking on Henderson Street, which sits near Jacksonville High School, has been a perennial problem.
Residents have had a hard time getting in and out of their homes because of traffic headed toward the school, he said, and when he surveyed residents, they indicated that they wanted the same zoning that Mason Drive had.
Daniel said police will give warnings for about a week or so, but will then start enforcing the ordinance.
In Troup, the city rehired Gene Cottle as city administrator.
Cottle, 58, was hired in March, but resigned just weeks after city council members voted to approve his employment.
He said at the time that he thought he sold his family business, but the man who was set to purchase Cottle Funeral Home in Troup and Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home in Overton backed out at the last minute.
Mayor John Whitsell said Cottle's business has subsequently sold, so the city went through with this week's hiring.
It was a choice between Cottle and Troup Police Chief Pat Hendrix, who has served as interim city administrator, and the city felt like Cottle was the best candidate, he said.
Cottle currently serves as chairman of the Smith County 911 Communications District.
He also served as Troup mayor and on the Troup Community Development Corporation board. His first day as city administrator is Feb.1.
In the meantime, Cottle said he is excited and looks forward to starting.
He said there is still work to do on some financial issues, and his main goal is to ensure that is under control so the city can move forward with other things.
He said he would also like the city to do some revitalization downtown.
"We just look forward for him to get started and keep us moving in the right direction," Whitsell said. "We all felt that Pat had done an excellent job as an interim. We look forward to them working together (to) keep us moving."
The Henderson City Council tabled a request to build a dog park on Tuesday.
City Manager Mike Barrow said he believes the council is now looking for supporters to raise some money for park construction and for him to find a location for it. He estimated that such a park would cost somewhere between $7,000 and $8,000.
"I told council it would probably come up at the next meeting," he said.
Residents James and Denise Nix brought the idea to the city about a month ago.
The Nixes, who have a mixed-breed terrier and a cane corso, have asked the city to put a dog park in, complete with a fenced-in area for large dogs and a separate fenced-in area for smaller dogs. They would also like to see access to water for the canines, Mrs. Nix said earlier this month.
She has said the main goal is for dogs to have a place to socialize and exercise without having to go at the owner's pace.
In other news, the Henderson City Council did a first reading on an ordinance to create a reinvestment zone downtown, Barrow said.
He said the ordinance would essentially help save and preserve the historical First National Bank building and pave the way for the building owner to make improvements. According to the city website, two floors were built in the early 1900s, and two more floors were later added because of increased business from the oil boom.
Once the ordinance passes, the city can enter into a tax abatement agreement with the owner before construction starts. An abatement is a "reduction of or exemption from taxes…for a specified period," according to the business dictionary.
"The city wants to help out any way they can…," Barrow said. "It's already a historic building, but (the owner's) trying to save it. He plans on rehabilitating as it is… to make sure it doesn't lose its historical integrity."
He said Henderson's Main Street Program has worked with the property owner and supports any efforts to save the historic building.
A final reading of the ordinance is scheduled for later this month.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:16:29 GMT
(KCEN) -- The hearing for accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan is today. The hearing is currently in recess but here is what happened today: The judge explained to Hasan and his defense their rolesMore >>
The hearing for accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was today.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:33:12 GMT
Texas Department of Agriculture: AUSTIN (KYTX) — In an ongoing effort to protect Texans from the costly destruction caused by feral hogs, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced the TexasMore >>
In an ongoing effort to protect Texans from the costly destruction caused by feral hogs, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture is accepting grant applications to assist regional efforts to control feral hog populations. Grant funds are made available through TDA's new County Hog Abatement Matching Program, or CHAMP.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:09 PM EDT2013-06-18 17:09:08 GMT
VAN ZANDT COUNTY (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - A 26-year-old Van Zandt County man drowned while trying to save a 5-year-old girl in a Canton reservoir. Travis Williamson, of Edgewood, was swimming withMore >>
A 26-year-old Van Zandt County man drowned while trying to save a 5-year-old girl in a Canton reservoir.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:58 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:58:22 GMT
TYLER (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Tyler police and Smith County Sheriff's deputies are working an aggravated assault at this hour after a man and woman got into a family argument and she was injured. TylerMore >>
Tyler police and Smith County Sheriff's deputies are working an aggravated assault at this hour after a man and woman got into a family argument and she was injured.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:56 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:56:40 GMT
(KYTX) Since the 1950's thousands of children in Tyler have participated in the Summer Playground Program at Tyler Parks. Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to attend this annual summer program that includesMore >>
Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to attend this annual summer program that includes food, sports, arts and crafts, games, special events, contests and moreMore >>