The Independence of this country was founded on the desire for freedom in all areas of life, including religious freedoms, freedom of speech, freedom from certain laws in the old country, etc. Our foundation was Faith, Hope, and Patriotism to a new country, a new way of life. The challenges of recent months remind all of us that Faith in God, Hope for our Future, Patiotism, and Love for Our Country will help us survive this and any other crisis.

On Saturday, July 4th, we will celebrate Faith, Hope, and Partiotism like we’ve never celebrated before. We will have virtual entertainment, churches will have events for their area, and we will have more fireworks displays than we’ve ever had. Truly, it will be the largest fireworks display in the ArkLaTex with multiple locations for fireworks. You can watch on TV, or drive your car to an area where you can see the fireworks light up the skies. Maybe you’ll have a picnic in the car, then step outside and watch the fireworks while practicing social distancing.

Leading up to July 4th, we’ve asked area minsters to offer a message of Faith, Hope, and Patriotism that will provide inspiration and encouragement to our viewers.

Between now and July 4th, we will show those uplifting messages on KTBS/KPXJ, then post them on our website, KTBS.com for all to see. Lifting people up with words of Faith, Hope, and Patriotism will not only help us continue to cope with COVID-19, but those encouraging words will also get us excited for the celebration of July 4th.

Join us in celebrating July 4, our Independence, as we celebrate Faith, Hope, and Patriotism.


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SHREVEPORT, La. - The hot summer weather is officially here and kids of all ages are ready to cool off by finding the nearest pool or lake. But before that happens, we at KTBS 3 and our proud sponsors want to make sure they stay as safe as possible by using a proper life jacket.

SHREVEPORT, La - If there's one thing we've learned during the 2021 Freedom Fest Series, it's that patriotism is incredibly strong in the ArkLaTex. When KTBS 3 launched its annual Flag Day Giveaway, thousands poured in to our sponsor locations to get their hands on Old Glory.

SHREVEPORT, La. - You know and see her every weeknight on KTBS 3 News at 5 and 6, but you might not know the incredible singing abilities of Linnea Allen.  

Hope you enjoyed your July 4th holiday and our Freedom Fest Finale. We had to make some adjustments this year for obvious reasons but the show must go on.

TEXARKANA, Ark. - All eyes were to the sky for a spectacular fireworks show at the KTBS Freedom Fest Finale in Texarkana. The massive fireworks display was just one of eight fireworks shows broadcast on KTBS 3 News and KPXJ CW 21.

SHREVEPORT, La. - A weather pattern change threatens to bring Mother Nature's fireworks to the ArkLaTex on July 4th.  Here are the Freedom Fest Finale forecasts.

SHREVEPORT, La. - As we get ready to celebrate the birth of our country, we're also looking at some of the ways that make it great, like it's people.

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