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Great Texas Balloon Race pilots on Friday evening inflate at the field across Jaycee Drive from the Longview Exhibit Building 

Great Texas Balloon Race pilots this evening will be inflating — not flying — this evening at three locations around Longview.

At a briefing at 6:30 p.m., race officials announced balloons will be on the ground for static displays due to wind and thermal conditions. They left to go to their sites at about 6:45 p.m. and will be inflating when they arrive there. 

Balloons will inflate for about 30 minutes at:

— Field across Jaycee Drive from the Longview Exhibit Building

— Parking lot of Mobberly Baptist Church

— Big Austin Bank building on Loop 281 near Bill Owens Parkway

Another competition flight is scheduled for Sunday morning. Details will be announced at a 6 a.m. pilot briefing.

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