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Mar 07

Racing the bulge

Childhood obesity has become a major public health problem. According to the National Institutes of Health, (NIH) childhood overweight and obesity has reached epidemic proportions nationally and globally. Crunching the numbers NIH says between 1970 and 2004, the prevalence of the overweight almost tripled among U.S. preschoolers and adolescents and quadrupled among children aged 6 …

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Feb 14

Biology professor to raise funds for scholarship

Dr. Blake Bextine, an associate biology professor at UT Tyler, is participating in the 2012 Cowtown UltraMarathon to raise funds for a UT Tyler scholarship. An endurance athlete, Bextine will participate on Sunday, Feb. 26 in Fort Worth in support of the Dr. Darrell W. Pogue Memorial Scholarship, benefiting undergraduate biology students. “Darrell was my …

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Jul 20

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

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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Mar 24

Longview Cattle Baron slates 2nd Annual “Fun Run”

Longview Cattle Baron’s “Fun Run” will be taking place this Saturday, March 26. Race time is at 8:30 am at the Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living.  One can register online at www.longviewcattlebarons.org or may register at 7:00 a.m. on the morning of the race.  Cost is $20 per person and benefits the American Cancer …

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