8-26-05 - A contentious Air Force proposal that would reconfigure the Air National Guard and retire F-16s at Ellington Field was expected to be considered Friday by the federal base closure commission.
The F-16 jets belonging to the 147th National Guard unit would not be retired until 2007. President Bush was based at the field near Houston during the Vietnam War.
The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission has been voting since Wednesday on Pentagon proposals to streamline the U.S. military with mixed results for Texas.
The commission was considering Air Force proposals Friday, including possibly shutting down Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota and placing all the nation's B1 bombers at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene.
When the commission wraps up, possibly by the end of the day, its report will be sent to President Bush, who can accept it or reject it in its entirety, or send it back to the commission for revisions. Bush has said he would accept the BRAC recommendations.
Posted: 12/04/2013 - DALLAS (AP) - A blast of arctic air is headed for Texas, promising at least days of subfreezing temperatures and wintry precipitation in much of northern and western Texas.
Posted: 11/04/2013 - (MURRAY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA ) -- OHP says two teen boys were injured in a head-on collision near Sulphur this afternoon.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - GRAYSON CO, TX-When the government shut down 10 days ago, so did the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Area farmers said if the shutdown continues, it will affect their benefits and a farm bill they depend on for their livelihood.
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