'Balloon Race' Holds Traditional Fly Over Longview

The skies over Longview were filled this morning with the bright colors and designs of hot air balloons. The Great Texas Balloon Race kicked off with the annual "fly-over" around 7 Friday morning. More than 70 pilots took part, traveling west to east across the city. This is also the first leg of the "target competition" where pilots try to rack- up overall points by throwing markers at targets placed along their "flight path".