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 >>
JACKSONVILLE (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - Lon Morris College mineral interests originally
believed to be worth $300,000 were sold for more than $1.3 million
Thursday in what one attorney deemed "a surprising and good turn of
Potential purchasers spent the afternoon in negotiations
and bids went up in increments. At one point, amounts such as $1.175
million and $1.275 million were on the table.
In the end,
mineral interests were sold to a group of East Texas oil men for $1.375
million, Attorney Hugh Ray III, who represents Lon Morris, said.
said the sale will close on Wednesday next week or before, and if that
purchaser doesn't close, then another bidder will pay $1.3 million.
If the $1.375 million sale goes through, the college will walk away
with $300,000, and lender Texas National Bank, which is waiving $2.8
million in claims, will receive barely more than $1 million, he said.
bottom line is the college has something in the form of mineral
interests in several states, and it never realized the full potential of
those mineral interests when it was there operating," Ray said. "Now
that we're here, we've dug up and found fields of diamonds under the
He added, "We have found mineral interests all over the
place, and we were able to turn that into money when we thought there
was nothing left for the creditors."
Selling mineral interests is one of the latest endeavors by Lon Morris since filing bankruptcy.
Morris, the state's oldest junior college, filed a voluntary Chapter 11
bankruptcy petition in July after bleeding millions of dollars since at
least the 2007-08 school year, when college representatives said the
school embarked on a costly plan to grow enrollment.
the college learned it would lose federal student aid and subsequently
decided to suspend the fall semester. Ray has said that changed the
nature of the case,
which went from selling an operating facility to instead auctioning its assets as real estate.
bankruptcy estate worked with the company AmeriBid on January's
auction, which resulted in purchases by Jacksonville ISD, according to a
The district announced earlier this year that
trustees approved the $1.53 million purchase of the gymnasium,
administration building and more than 50 acres of land. That includes 10
acres around the gymnasium as well as about 40 acres in the area of the
baseball and softball fields.
Jacksonville ISD was a high bidder
in the auction as was local office supply company 11 x 17 Inc., which
bid on most of the school's academic buildings, the chapel and
dormitories, according to a news release.
Jack Webb, with 11 x
17, said last month via email that the company would like to sell the
campus to an established college to use as an extension.
meantime, Lon Morris is still dealing with several matters, Ray said,
such as potential lawsuits against the former school president and
former school auditor.
Former president Dr. Miles McCall is
already facing various accusations from the Texas Attorney General Greg
Abbott. Lauren Bean, deputy communications director with the Texas
Attorney General's Office, said via email that McCall has until March 26
to file a response to the state's lawsuit against him "for gross
mismanagement of the college."
When reached by phone last month, McCall repeatedly said he "can't make any comments" in regard to the legal matters.
Additionally, Ray said the Cooper House, a former duplex-style residential housing unit, has yet to be sold.
Ragan, plan agent for Lon Morris, has said settlement discussions with
the Attorney General also are still ongoing in regard to a $3.5 million
Lon Morris directors and officers liability policy between charities and
Ray has said the Attorney General's Office and the
debtor are both seeking the money, and only the debtor's money would go
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 >>