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    ‘Young Guns’ at the US National Junior Championship, Texas

    In 1978 a partnership between Longview, Texas balloonist Dr. Bill Bussey and the managers of the newly opened Longview Mall launched “The Great Texas Balloon Race.” To some it may have seem presumptuous for a never before held event to be called “Great” but in its 44-year history this annual gathering of balloonists from across the USA has more than proven the early hyperbole was well placed. In 1985, less than a decade from its beginning the event earned Longview a gubernatorial proclamation as the “Balloon Capital of Texas.” In 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature named host Gregg County “The Balloon Race Capital of Texas.” Along the way Bussey and…

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