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    Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice


    The death penalty has strong public support in Texas. Political candidates don't dare get in the way of the state's use of the ultimate punishment. More>>

    Bowie County addresses budget; commission sworn in Video included


    Bowie County officials agree that a loan may be needed to get the county through this fiscal year, but just how much and where those funds will come from are being questioned.

    Texarkana authorities investigating death of 27 year-old

    Photo by: KTBS 3 News Julie Parr Photo by: KTBS 3 News Julie Parr

    Texarkana, Texas authorities are investigating the death of a 27 year-old man. More>>

    2 weak twisters cause damage in East Texas


    Surveys by National Weather Service teams have determined that damaging windstorms that swept parts of East Texas on Sunday were weak tornadoes. More>>

    Texas visit brings Rubio onto turf of Cruz, Perry


    Often mentioned as a possible 2016 presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is heading onto the home turf of two other future potential White House contenders, Ted Cruz and Rick Perry. More>>

    Texarkana career fair set to help job seekers Video included


    New statistics for the Texarkana area show a slight drop in unemployment numbers.


    Woman calls 911 after shooting man at Hallsville home

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    Man killed in morning shooting in Harrison County More>>

    RRAD construction moving toward completion Video included


    One of the largest construction projects in Bowie County, Texas is another step closer to completion.

    Obama to focus civil rights message on voting


    President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act. More>>

    Search for missing woman leads to excavation Video included

    New Boston, TX New Boston, TX

    The search for the remains of a New Boston, Texas woman who vanished more than 14 years ago has ended, but no skeletal remains have been found.  


    Judge allows Texas to keep execution drug secret


    A Texas judge is allowing state prison officials to keep the identity of its execution drug supplier secret for now. More>>

    SAU memorial garden to honor Adcox and Biddle


    MAGNOLIA – A dedication ceremony for a garden in memory of the late Jay Adcox and Leonard Biddle at the Southern Arkansas University Aquatic Center is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014. The More>>

    Mexican national executed for 1997 Texas slaying


    A man who escaped prison in his native Mexico while serving time for murder has been executed in Texas for killing a local rancher in 1997. More>>

    Tyler Man upset with service assaulted store manager then stole 2 motherboards


    On 04/30/2014, at approximately 3:35 p.m., Officers responded to a Robbery at the CPU Store located at 201 Rice Road in Tyler, Texas.   The suspect, identified as Bernard Mitchell, a white male 72 years More>>

    Child Support Round-Up in Gregg County


    At about 4:30 AM today, April 1st, Gregg County Sheriff's Deputies and Longview Police Officers assisted the Texas Attorney General's Office in a round-up of persons with warrants associated with non-payment More>>

    Davis not discouraged by Democratic voter turnout


    Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis says she's not disappointed turnout among her party's primary voters wasn't stronger -- even amid a major organizing push. More>>

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    • La. legislature reviews state minimum wage bills

      La. legislature reviews state minimum wage bills

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:34:14 GMT
      Through out President Obama's administration, he's urged congress to raise the federal minimum wage. When the latest push to increase it from $7.25 to $10.10 stalled in Congress, state governments took
      Seventeen bills were filed this legislative session to help regulate minimum wage in Louisiana.
    • Education chief gets favorable job review

      Education chief gets favorable job review

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:41:51 GMT
      John White, LA Superintendent of EducationJohn White, LA Superintendent of Education
      State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation. The review was done by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Board President Chas Roemer announced
      State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation.
    • KTBS Storm Team 3 Forecast

      KTBS Storm Team 3 Forecast

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:28:57 GMT
      Cold weather is forecast for tonight.  Warmer conditions are expected for the remainder of the week.
      Mostly sunny and mild today with highs in the 60s. Clear and down...
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