Olney Airport Gets Grant For Expansion - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Olney Airport Gets Grant For Expansion

TxDOT's Aviation Facilities Grant Program has given Olney Municipal Airport $687,534 to expand.

Airport Manager Robert Stark said the funds will be used to build eight new hangars, to match the eight the airport has currently. "We have more aircraft that need hangars than we have hangars," said Stark.

The grant from TxDOT covers about 90-percent of the projected costs, and the City of Olney will have to make up the remaining funds. However, Stark said the costs will not fall on taxpayers.

"We have some entitlement money at the state and that comes from non-taxpayer money. So we're hoping to use that, plus the city will have to make up a share, and we have some reserve to do that," said Stark.

Stark said people are forced to store their aircrafts at other airports in the area, which means new hangars would allow them to come to Olney. Other people have to leave their planes outside. "Thunderstorms or high winds can do a lot of damage to them," said Stark. "Oh especially hail, hail can bet them up pretty bad."

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

    US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:52:00 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:42:54 GMT
    fasfdafasfda

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal...

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:21:59 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:42 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:42:34 GMT
    The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes. (Source: Supremecourt.gov)

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

    A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace.

  • NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:51:57 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:26 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:26:44 GMT
    (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...(Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP). Flags fly at half staff in front of the justice center at Santa Fe, Texas on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first worship servic...
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.
    The National Rifle Association's incoming president is linking school shootings to using medications such as Ritalin.
Powered by Frankly