Manager leads Victoria Regional Airport on new path

Kevin Butts and Erik Bonenberger walk past a hangar at the Victoria Regional Airport. Butts said they were taking aerial photographs.

The Texas Transportation Committee approved this month spending more than $700,000 to make improvements at two airports in the Crossroads.

The Palacios Municipal Airport will receive $666,667, while the Victoria Regional Airport will receive $65,000.

The money will be used for engineering and design as well as pavement improvements. It is part of the Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Facilities Grant Program.

Both Victoria County and the city of Palacios are partly paying for the improvements, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation.

This year, the state transportation department expects to spend $60 million on planning, constructing and maintaining community airports, the arrivals and departures from which account for more than 3 million flight hours per year.

Two-hundred seventy- five community airports are eligible for the funding.

The transportation department notes the airports are also important for agricultural, medical and business purposes.

Manager leads Victoria Regional Airport on new path
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