Mid-day Update: Judge lets pipeline construction resume; Tyler sales tax revenue up
JUDGE LIFTS PIPELINE RESTRAINING ORDER
News out of Nacogdoches this afternoon. An East Texas judge has ended the temporary injunction against the Keystone XL oil pipeline developer, meaning construction of the pipeline can resume. TransCanada made its plea this morning to Nacogdoches County Court-at-Law Judge Jack Sinz. TransCanada is building part of an oil pipeline designed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. A private property owner claimed he was misled about the purpose of the pipeline, leading to the temporary injunction.
TYLER SALES TAX REVENUE IS UP IN DECEMBER
City of Tyler sales tax revenues deposited for the month of December are up ten point six four percent compared to last December. This is generally seen as a positive sign for the local economy since more sales tax reflects more sales overall. For the entire year, the city has collected three point one six percent more sales taxes than in 2011.
LINDALE ORGANIZES HOLIDAY CASH MOB
The Lindale Chamber of Commerce is organizing a holiday cash mob this afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. In-store specials, food and drinks and door prizes are planned at Identity Med Spa and Salon, LaBella Salon, Lindale Floral Shop, Pinkie Pie's Boutique and Zacki's Unique Boutique. Remember, that's 4 to 6 p.m. this afternoon only!
Smith County officials want everyone to know that there is not a burn ban in effect for the county. The Forestry Service's website inadvertently listed Smith County among burn bans in effect.
Have a great afternoon, and check back this afternoon for our afternoon news update and Stewart Smith's Weekend Ticket!