Longview

9:28am

Mon March 17, 2014
Local

Longview program to combat poverty takes a long-term approach

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.

“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.

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10:35am

Mon July 22, 2013
Local

Balloon racers converge in East Texas

Credit Great Texas Balloon Race Facebook

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.

The events include the 36th Great Texas Balloon Race and, in its second year in Longview, the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship.  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. 

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7:35am

Fri May 10, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Notes on a rainstorm

Gary Borders enjoys the passing seasons from the view in his study.
Credit Gary Borders

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.

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7:34am

Fri March 22, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: On the final division

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.

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8:39am

Fri February 15, 2013
Local

Ex-astronaut coming to Longview says NASA lacks vision today

Former astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave plans to tell his Longview audience to follow all the forks in the road in their life journeys.
Credit Chris Halford

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.

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