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Aug 23 2014

City of Longview praised

The weather was dreary, wet and rainy, but the mood was as bright as a cloudless sky as the Great Texas Balloon Race went off with its typical fun and enthusiasm. The sunny dispositions of the locals was especially appealing to the participants. Dr. Janice Sines is a pilot with a group called Balloon Stormers, crewed …

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Jul 25 2013

Flying high: Great Texas Balloon Race scheduled, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers to perform

July 26 to 28 will mark the 36th year of the Great Texas Balloon Race, but this year Longview and East Texas is having a full week of high flying balloons in the sky because the Balloon Federation of America’s Hot Air Competition Division holds the United States National Championship race in conjunction with the …

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Jul 20 2011

Balloon race scheduled

The 34th annual East Texas “Balloon Race Weekend” will take place July 29-31 at (and over) Longview’s East Texas Regional Airport.  Despite its sweltering temperatures July has always been considered the safest month for avoiding weather-related problems during the races. Worldwide this is the favored time for such events. Race founder Dr. Bill Bussey explained …

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Jul 20 2011

Balloon race takes shape

The shapes of the participating balloons in the annual Great East Texas Balloon Race have always been the event’s main draw.  Whether it is Noah’s Ark, a giant stagecoach, Cheshire Cat, a “Purple People Eater,” Coco the Clown, Buzzy Bee or something called a “Hi Jack” the novel configurations of the floating gondolas are always …

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