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Marfa Airport Receives $800,000 From State

The Marfa Municipal Airport has been awarded about $800,000 from the Texas Department of Transportation, TxDOT said Thursday. The funds were approved at a July meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission. They’ll be used for planned airport improvements, including some … Continue reading

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Cause of “Explosive” Guadalupe Peak Fire Remains a Mystery

Investigators still don’t know what caused a fire that burned about 30 acres near the state’s highest mountain peak in Guadalupe Mountains National Park Tuesday night. Authorities first believed a small plane crashed near Guadalupe Peak. Early news reports indicated … Continue reading

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Citing Safety Concerns, Marfa Airport Plans Runway Facelift

Pilots looking to bring a red-eye flight into Marfa may soon be able to do so safely. Officials from the municipal airport and representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation met at the airport’s sole terminal Wednesday (July 29) to discuss new building plans, … Continue reading

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Light Plane Crash in Alpine on Saturday Morning; No Serious Injuries

A plane crashed into a house in Alpine on Saturday morning. The pilot walked away from the crash and was not seriously injured; neither was anyone on the ground. The accident occurred on West Fort Davis Avenue, south of the … Continue reading

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Marathon Residents Recovering from Injuries after Plane Crash

Two Marathon residents are recovering from injuries they suffered when the plane they were flying in crashed during an emergency landing near Marathon Monday morning. Guil Jones, the pilot, and his passenger Bobby Hornsby had just taken off when they began … Continue reading

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Midland Airport Gets the Go-Ahead to Launch Space Flights

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration approved a spaceport license application for the Midland International Airport (MAF), making the airport the first of its kind to be federally-licensed for commercial air and space flights. “We are the 9th spaceport in the … Continue reading

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