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Good Morning East Texas Headlines 03-03-10

  
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Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: He has spent more time as Governor than any other person in Texas history. Now, Governor Rick Perry will have the chance to win four more years in office this fall. We'll tell you what signal the Governor says his primary victory over Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is sending to Washington.

East Texas will have a new State Representative in Austin next year. We'll tell you which member of the State House of Representatives lost his re-election bid during the Republican Party primary.

There's just one full day left until the Carr family of Mineola will be back in Texas to see their new dream home for the first time. We'll tell you what the "Extreme Makeover – Home Edition" crew is doing today to make that dream a reality.

Plus, we'll meet Mike Carr…and tell you how he has overcome several major health problems to be here today for his wife and four kids.

 
WEATHER TODAY

We are waking up with temperatures in the upper 20s and lower 30s this morning across most of East Texas.  With plenty of sunshine, we will see a rapid warm-up today as the mercury climbs to near 60 degrees this afternoon.  We will be cool again tonight, but not as cold as this morning.  Temperatures will drop into the middle 30s in most areas.  We will have another gorgeous day tomorrow with plenty of sunshine and highs in the lower 60s. 

Temperatures will continue to warm through the remainder of the work week as we approach the upper 60s by the weekend.  It still appears a strong storm system will develop in Eastern Colorado Sunday and this should drag a front into our area on Monday.  Along the front there is a good chance of thunderstorms…but until then, the forecast looks to remain dry.

LOCAL HEADLINES

SUV slams into East Texas restaurant

An SUV slammed into a restaurant in south Tyler.

Longview child faces robbery charges

An East Texas fourth grader is facing robbery charges after allegedly bringing a BB gun to class. 

STATE & NATIONAL NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) - He's including their ideas, but he's not winning their support. Republicans who offered the suggestions that President Barack Obama is including in his latest health care reform plan say it's not going to get them to change their votes. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa still opposes much of what Obama wants to do. He has pushed for higher Medicaid payments to doctors, an idea Obama is now embracing.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of Democratic senators wants the Obama administration to suspend an economic stimulus program aimed at financing renewable energy. They're concerned that the program is creating jobs in foreign countries. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and three others made the request in a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An opposition Web site in Iran says an appeals court has upheld the death sentence for a student who took part in an anti-government rally in December that left eight people dead. The 20-year-old man had been found guilty of a religious offense -- defiance of God -- that is punishable by death under Iranian law.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Governor Rick Perry comes out with a win after a rough Republican primary. He defeated Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in his bid for re-election. He'll face former Houston Mayor Bill White, who easily beat Houston hair-care magnate Farouk Shami and five other Democrats yesterday.

DALLAS (AP) - Labor leader Linda Chavez-Thompson will continue her bid to become the first Democrat to win statewide office since 1994. She defeated former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle to win the Democratic nomination in the Texas lieutenant governor's race.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man convicted of slaying a Brazilian engineer in the Dallas suburb of Plano is the third prisoner put to death in Texas by lethal injection this year. Michael Sigala was condemned for the 2000 shooting of Kleber Santos and his wife in their apartment.

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