Longview http://redriverradio.org en Longview program to combat poverty takes a long-term approach http://redriverradio.org/post/longview-program-combat-poverty-takes-long-term-approach <p>An 18-week program that helps people climb out of poverty begins Tuesday in Longview. The class, “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World,” is offered through the city’s Partners in Prevention program. According to program manager Holly Fuller, it doesn’t take a cookie cutter approach to life changes.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It’s more about really evaluating one’s life, circumstances, situations and resources, and then developing a plan as to how that person might want it to look in the future. It's about building a future story," Fuller said.</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:28:15 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 41510 at http://redriverradio.org Longview program to combat poverty takes a long-term approach Balloon racers converge in East Texas http://redriverradio.org/post/balloon-racers-converge-east-texas <p>A week of hot air balloon events will draw dozens of racers and enthusiasts to East Texas this week. The colorful balloons are being spotted over Longview today.</p><p></p><p>The events include the 36th Great Texas Balloon Race and, in its second year in Longview, the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship.&nbsp; According to the Longview News Journal, 76 pilots are set to compete in both races this week and that will mean an infusion of tourism dollars for East Texas cities.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 15:35:23 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 30912 at http://redriverradio.org Balloon racers converge in East Texas Gary Borders: Notes on a rainstorm http://redriverradio.org/post/gary-borders-notes-rainstorm <p>It's one of life's pleasures: watching a rainstorm from a warm, comfortable room at home -- and not feeling any looming deadlines. Commentator Gary Borders experienced one of those days recently, perched in his Longview study.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Gary Borders 27385 at http://redriverradio.org Gary Borders: Notes on a rainstorm Gary Borders: On the final division http://redriverradio.org/post/gary-borders-final-division <p>Commentator Gary Borders reflects on how he and his siblings sorted through the material possessions when his parents passed away, and he has takeaways to share.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:34:09 +0000 Gary Borders 25240 at http://redriverradio.org Gary Borders: On the final division Ex-astronaut coming to Longview says NASA lacks vision today http://redriverradio.org/post/ex-astronaut-coming-longview-says-nasa-lacks-vision-today <p>He’s known as one of the most versatile astronauts and he’s coming to Longview to give a talk. Dr. Story Musgrave has pursued many different career paths. He’s a physician and landscape architect. A biophysicist and business consultant. He participated in six Space Shuttle missions, and left NASA in 1997. Today, he yearns for the passion of the space-race heyday of the 1960s, when he was tapped to be an astronaut.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:39:10 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 23706 at http://redriverradio.org Ex-astronaut coming to Longview says NASA lacks vision today