Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:30:07 GMT
WESTERVILLE, OHIO (CNN) - An Ohio woman who operated a daycare out of her home is accused of drugging the children in her care to make them sleep.Police alleged she crushed medications that caused drowsiness,More >>
An Ohio woman who operated a daycare out of her home is accused of drugging the children in her care to make them sleep. More >>
The Tyler City Council is closer to bringing a new conference center hotel to Tyler.
Back in June, KLTV told you about the proposed project that developers said would attract thousands of conferences a year, money Tyler has missed out on in the past.
City officials said for the last 25 years, the have brainstormed the possibility of bringing a conference center hotel to the city.
Tom Mullins is the president of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. Mullins said the project could have been bringing major dollars.
"Over 20 years? I'm sure we've lost millions of dollars of potential tourism income, convention center income we could have had, had we had the facility in place," explained Tom Mullins.
Which is why Mayor Barbara Bass and other city officials are excited about moving forward with Garfield Traub Development, L.L.C. , a company hired as independent consults to assist the city with upcoming the project phases.
"It is because of their years of experience and their depth of knowledge that they were considered and were the ones who ended up being selected for this project," Mayor Bass explained.
Garfield Traub Development, L.L.C. will assist the city with further pre-development activities and potential document negotiation, design, financing, construction, and operation of a conference center/hotel in partnership with a third party.
The numbers for the facility are far from concrete, but Mayor Bass said the hotel could cost around 40 to 50 million dollars while the conference center is estimated at 15 to 25 million dollars.
"It will be approximately one third funded by the city because we will only pay for the convention center and two thirds funded by the hotel group," said Mayor Bass.
The proposed conference center hotel is anticipated to generate $600,000 per year in new hotel occupancy tax income of the city, in addition to new sales tax revenue, property taxes and operating income.
"By having a conference center/hotel we can bid on for larger conferences, larger groups to come into Tyler stay sometimes a week at a time, that will have a big economic impact on Tyler's bottom line," Mullins said.
Mayor Bass said if everything goes smoothly, construction could begin around September of 2014.
Sunday, June 16 2013 10:04 PM EDT2013-06-17 02:04:16 GMT
Today marks the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, but that is not the talk around East Texas. A cold front is making its way towards East Texas, and with it a round of showers and thunderstormsMore >>
Today marks the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, but that is not the talk around East Texas. A cold front is making its way through East Texas, and with it a round of showers and thunderstorms is expected.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 10:03 PM EDT2013-06-17 02:03:59 GMT
The Longview Police Department is currently investigating two separate shootings, which occurred Saturday afternoon.Authorities tell KLTV the first shooting happened in the 900-block of Spring street aroundMore >>
The Longview Police Department is currently investigating two separate shootings, which occurred Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, June 14 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-06-14 22:28:24 GMT
From the Office of Governor Rick Perry:Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certainMore >>
Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 21, which will require mandatory drug screening as a condition for the receipt of unemployment compensation benefits by certain individualsMore >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 11:13 PM EDT2013-06-12 03:13:53 GMT
Jacksonville voters have decided to keep their mayor for another term. In Tuesday night's mayoral runoff election, Mayor Kenneth Melvin defeated challenger Rob Gowin by less than a hundred votes. TheMore >>
Candidates separated by less than 100 votes.More >>