Feds Taking Over Texas National Guard Mission Along BorderGov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that Guard members who remain on the U.S.-Mexico border will begin taking federal orders this month. The transition comes three years after Texas started using the Guard in a largely surveillance role.
F-16 Jet Catches Fire At Houston AirportOfficials said that an F-16 fighter jet caught fire while attempting to take off at Ellington Airport in Houston. The pilot ejected from the aircraft and was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Texas Air National Guard Names First Woman One-Star GeneralA native Texan, Gen. Dawn Ferrell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and earned her doctorate of philosophy from the University of North Texas in Denton.
Senate Panel Vote Keeps Cargo Planes In TexasA Senate panel voted Thursday to keep eight Texas Air National Guard cargo transport planes on the Gulf Coast for post-hurricane evacuations until at least 2014.
Senate Vote Could Keep Cargo Planes In TexasA Senate committee was expected to approve a bill Thursday that would keep eight Texas Air National Guard cargo transport planes in the state.
C-130 Planes May Stay In North Texas For Next Two YearsIt seems that eight Texas Air National Guard cargo transport planes used for post-hurricane evacuations will remain in Texas -- at least until 2014.