Texarkana leaders approve airport funding

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Associated Press

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 3:32 PM

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The Texarkana Board of Directors has approved $120,000 to help close a budget gap at the Texarkana Regional Airport.

Airport officials say the funding will close about half of the projected $266,000 shortfall for next year, and Texas-side officials have chipped in the remainder. Airport Director Stephen Luebbert says the facility was self-sustaining up until recently because of fewer military flights heading to the nearby Red River Army Depot in Bowie County, Texas.

The Texarkana Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1jeQp4u ) that the board voted Monday to appropriate $120,700 for the airport. In September, city leaders in Texarkana, Texas, agreed to give $146,000 to the airport, which serves both cities.

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Information from: Texarkana Gazette, http://www.texarkanagazette.com

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