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    New parks open in Texarkana, Texas Video included

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    Just in time for the school year, two new parks are opening in Texarkana, Texas. More>>

    Texarkana airport officials accept federal grant

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    Texarkana airport officials have accepted more than $400,000 in federal funding to rehabilitate the airport's runway and allow an airline to keep operating.
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    One arrested after standoff in Texarkana

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    One person was arrested after a brief standoff in Texarkana, Texas.It happened in the 300 block of Blanton Street on Thursday.  More>>

    Texas man gets life sentence for plot to kill wife

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    A North Texas jury has sentenced a 54-year-old man to life in prison for hiring someone to kill his wife.
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    Dallas Police: Man killed himself in shooting

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    Dallas police say a man killed himself after police who saw his gun opened fire.
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    Texas law student fights extradition to Louisiana

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    A San Antonio law student has vowed to fight extradition after his arrest on murder and arson warrants from Louisiana.
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    With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

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    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.
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    Former East Texas officer possible suspect in Jacksonville murder

    Shunte Coleman (source: KYTX) Shunte Coleman (source: KYTX)
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    Authorities say they are treating the death of a Jacksonville woman whose remains were found earlier this year as a murder investigation. They also say they aren't ruling out a former police officer as a suspect.The skeletal remains of 26-year-old Shunte Coleman were found in a wooded area of San Augustine County back in March, nearly eight years after her disappearance. The body of Terri Reyes was found in that same area in 2007,one month after her own disappearance. Both women were schedule... More>>

    UT System set to formally hire McRaven as leader

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    Navy Adm. William McRaven is set to be formally hired as chancellor of the University of Texas System.
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    Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

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    A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seem to have received a boost from testimony by prosecution witnesses.
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    2 fatally electrocuted in West Texas oilfield

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     Two men are dead and one is hospitalized in critical condition after they were electrocuted while moving an oil well pumping jack in West Texas.

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    Patients at Longview hospital included in major hospital security breach

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    Patients treated over the past five years at practices and clinics associated with two East Texas hospitals, including one in Longview, are among more than 4 million victims of a Chinese cyberattack on a major U.S. hospital chain. More>>

    40 percent of Texas graduates took ACT

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    A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.
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    Perry supporters rally against 'Democrat Games'

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     Dozens of supporters of Gov. Rick Perry are gathering at the courthouse before his expected arrival to be booked on a state indictment.

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    Police: SUV hits Texas teenagers in go-kart

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    Two Texas teenagers have been hospitalized after their go-kart was hit by an SUV.
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    Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

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    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting a criminal indictment with a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. More>>

    Marshall PD swears in new chief

    Jesus Campa (source: KYTX) Jesus Campa (source: KYTX)
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    Jesus E. Campa was officially sworn in as Chief of the Marshall Police Department, Monday afternoon. More>>

    Perry moves ahead with '16 courtship despite case

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    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is moving ahead with plans to visit 2016 primary states and calling his indictment politically motivated as he faces two felony counts in his home state.
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    Police: Half-nude Texas man dies after altercation

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    San Antonio police say a partially naked man who crashed his vehicle and was shot with a Taser has died.
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    DART rail service for DFW Airport begins today

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    Rail service has reached Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
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    DeKalb Police Chief discusses video from officer-involved shooting

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    DeKalb Police Chief Shawne Walraven says he has seen Officer Sharon Coleman's body camera video from the fatal officer-involved shooting. More>>

    809-pound tiger shark fed to Texas poor, homeless

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    An 809-pound tiger shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month has been cooked and served to more than 90 poor and homeless Texans. More>>

    Dallas school district says it mishandled cheating

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    A Dallas school district says it should have contacted families sooner after learning of falsified test scores in an elementary school.
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    What's on your mind, Texarkana?

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    The KTBS 3 Community Caravan is on the move again today. We're rolling into Texarkana, Texas to have lunch at the newest Big Jake's BBQ location at 5710 Richmond Road. More>>

    Texas lawmakers propose stricter nursing home laws

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    Texas lawmakers are advising the state to force nursing homes with a history of abuses to shut down.
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    Lawmakers mull alternatives to Medicaid expansion

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    A legislative committee is examining market-based alternatives to providing low-income Texans with health care since the state has rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.
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    ETBU ranked in "50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges" list

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    East Texas Baptist University has been recognized as one of the “50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges in the U.S.” The website Christian Universities Online ranked ETBU at 35th. More>>

    Abortion clinics anxious for ruling in Texas trial

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    A trial is wrapping up over new abortion restrictions that would leave only seven Texas facilities where women could legally end a pregnancy.
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    Man detained after armed standoff in north Dallas

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    A man has been taken into custody on seven aggravated assault counts after gunshots aimed at a fire engine led to an armed standoff at a house in a posh neighborhood in far north Dallas.
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    Federal audit blames Texas agency for dental bills

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    A federal audit says a Texas state agency is responsible for hundreds of millions of Medicaid dollars potentially misspent on unnecessary dental and orthodontic procedures.
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    Longview man accused of setting girlfriend on fire

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    A Longview man who allegedly set his girlfriend on fire over the weekend remains jailed as of Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson

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    A North Texas jury has convicted woman in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.The Dallas County jury found 33-year-old Elizabeth Ramsey guilty Tuesday of intentional serious injury to a child in Johnathan Ramsey's death. Jurors begin hearing testimony Wednesday morning in the sentencing phase of Ramsey's trial and could sentence her to up to life imprisonment.The boy's 35-year-old father, Aaron Ramsey, is serving a life sentence already.Prosecutors say the two locked the boy ... More>>

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    • A Micro-Brewery Is Coming To A Bossier Fire Station

      A Micro-Brewery Is Coming To A Bossier Fire Station

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:33:54 GMT
      In 1963 Bossier City Fire Fighters tried to save the lives of two sewage workers. It was a sad day because the workers died along with 2 veteran fire fighters, Larry Baldwin and Royce Glen Vogel. Today a huge maple tree stands as a memorial to those fire fighters and others who have died in the line of duty. The tree sits in front of one of the oldest fire station built in bossier city on Barksdale Blvd. back in the early 1950's. The station has been abandoned for quite some time now but ther...
      In 1963 Bossier City Fire Fighters tried to save the lives of two sewage workers. It was a sad day because the workers died along with 2 veteran fire fighters, Larry Baldwin and Royce Glen Vogel. Today a huge maple tree stands as a memorial to those fire fighters and others who have died in the line of duty. The tree sits in front of one of the oldest fire station built in bossier city on Barksdale Blvd. back in the early 1950's. The station has been abandoned for quite some time now but ther...
    • Shreveport and Bossier low water sales leave city coffers dry

      Shreveport and Bossier low water sales leave city coffers dry

      Friday, August 22 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:49:22 GMT
      A relatively mild summer with well timed rainfalls has been a welcome break from the usual heat waves of July and August -- but for those who make money off hot weather, the summer trend can make them sweat.
      A relatively mild summer with well timed rainfalls has been a welcome break from the usual heat waves of July and August -- but for those who make money off hot weather, the summer trend can make them sweat.
    • Hope you make it! ---Gavin: Shreveport Boy Inspires Troops

      Hope you make it! ---Gavin: Shreveport Boy Inspires Troops

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:48:08 GMT
      © Hope you make it.  Gavin© Hope you make it. Gavin
      The Military's search for one little boy ends in Shreveport.  Serious men with a serious mission, and a seriously great sense of humor. Airmen and soldiers serving in Afghanistan found laughter in difficult times, all courtesy of 4 little words in a letter from a school child – “Hope you make it. – Gavin” The troops wanted to meet the young man who inspired them so much.  We bring you that special meeting.  
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