AUSTIN– The South Texas International Airport at Edinburg was among the nine recipients of $3.33 million in grants from the Texas Department of Transportation, Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa stated in a media release on Thursday.
The grants, available through the federal Airport and Airway Improvement Act and the state Aviation Facilities Development and Financial Assistance Act, fund the preservation and improvement of the Texas general aviation system, according to the release.
“It is a priority to ensure the safety and security of our families living along the border,” Hinojosa stated.
The funds are said to be for the engineering design and construction for a hangar to be used by the Department of Public Safety during emergency response situations.
“Adding a hangar to be used by DPS to stage emergency response equipment and aircraft will allow for a more rapid response to emergency situations,” Hinojosa stated.