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Gregg Co. gets nod for big balloon race

Gregg Co. gets nod for big balloon race

POSTED: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 4:30am

UPDATED: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 8:31am

East Texas Regional Airport will be starting point for race from 2012 through 2014..

The Longview News Journal is reporting; even more balloonists from across the country will be touching-down in Gregg County next year.

Gregg County has been selected to host the Balloon Federation of America's national race beginning 2012.

Officials with The Great Texas Balloon Race, announced Thursday, the national organization selected Longview for their U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship.

This new race will be in conjunction with the annual Great Texas Balloon Race.

To read more on this story, head to The News Journal's website: http://www.news-journal.com/news/local/article_c448c762-45ba-11e0-a089-001cc4c03286.html

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