Updated: 5/03/2013 5:58 pm
Goliad Airport and Disgruntled Residents
The future of a piece Goliad County's past is at the center of a heated debate between county leaders and the U.S. Navy. The Goliad Industrial Airpark served as a training base for Navy pilots until the property was closed and condemned by the government but the Navy's takeover a second time has some people flying off the handle with anger.
In a News Center 25’s special report Janelle Bludau takes a look at why people wanted to ground the navy's plans to take over the park once again.
People in Goliad County have spent countless hours and thousands of their own dollars trying to keep navy planes off the runway but they said even after all of their time and effort, the pilots have taken flight leaving landowners off their radar.
But while some residents say the having the Navy back in town is not a good thing, others say it's an honor. Many local residents say they feel safer having the Navy so close.
Copyright 2013 Saga Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.