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Shane Pons Shane Pons was born in December 1978 and raised in Shreveport La. As a child, he enjoyed listening to his mom sing in the choir at church. Later on, Shane would sing in the kid's choir while his mom was supporting him as the director of the choir.

Later on as Shane grew into a young man, he became a cowboy like his grandpa and his uncles. He would work around the farm and as he worked he would sing his favorite country songs by some of the great country artists of the time. He always had a love for music and in 2007, his love for music brought him into singing and djing karaoke. But he knew he wasn't just a karaoke singer...there was something more out there for him. Shooting for his dreams and the future that he felt so strongly, he sang in a few rock bands, had a string of successes and he had fun, but he always missed singing the country music that he grew up on.

In 2013, Shane made one of the hardest decision a musician faces and decided to go solo and sing country music. He not only sings country music, but he does in a style so that it is heart felt and has a meaning and "soul" that will touch and move millions. Shane has spent most of 2014 working on building his band and his original music. With their first album about to drop of 13 original pieces in November 2014, Shane and his band of talented musicians are ready to take on the world and rock them with a style of country music all their own, as southern as their roots!!!


Keni Thomas is an American country music singer and former United States Army Ranger. Thomas was a member of Task Force Ranger as a part of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, and served in the Battle of Mogadishu. Thomas works as a motivational speaker drawing from this experience as a US Ranger.

As a country singer, Thomas has recorded several independently released albums. Two singles, from the album Flags of Our Fathers: A Soldier's Story charted on the Billboard country music charts.

Thomas appeared in a pair of 2011 episodes of FX television show Louie, portraying himself in a fictionalized version of a real U.S.O. visit to Afghanistan (season 2 episodes 11 and 12).

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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.

SHREVEPORT, La. - More typical hot weather is expected for the long holiday weekend in the ArkLaTex and for the KTBS 3 Freedom Fest Finale, featuring a live fireworks show in eight locations. Look for a daily chance of isolated showers with heat index values above 100 degrees.

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