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Wichita Falls Flying Forward

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The Wichita Falls City Council is looking to move forward with improvements at the Wichita Falls Municipal Airport.
Matching funds are expected to be approved for Phase-I of the improvement project this Tuesday (12/18) when the council meets.

Phase-I deals with a new road and parking lot at the airport. The City's portion of the bill is just over $452,000. The FAA will pick up the rest. Councilors are also expected to approve $1.2 million to complete the design for the new airport terminal. That is Phase-II. Councilors will be looking at funding for that second and third stage as well and will discuss $20-million in bonds.

Councilors will also be looking at a proposal to pay Blue Cross Blue Shield more than $600,000 to essentially keep 335 jobs in their Wichita Falls Call Center. This money is a loan, and if Blue Cross Blue Shield does not live up to it's end of the deal for the next six years it will pay the city back. Newschannel 6 will follow this story for you on Tuesday.