(Image via KGNS website)
Henry Cuellar made another announcement of the airport receiving federal funds. The money is to go toward improvements. I'm going to start keeping track of these FAA grants because it seems like it's an all too common occurrence.
From the scant blogging I've done on this subject, there was:
The video interview in 2008 where Cuellar talks about money for the airport.
The post about $11.5 million in 2009 for the airport.
There was the photo op of 2010, with a big $6.9 million check in tow.
A grant in 2011 for $3 million.
And in 2012 I wrote about the list of grants the city gets, FAA monies included.
So it appears that these monies are ours for the taking. Every year, Henry Cuellar and our local officials gather at the airport and take another photo to commemorate another hefty grant. You would think they would get tired of this ritual.
UPDATE: September 18, 2016 More money for the airport. (Image via El Mañana)
City officials and Rep. Henry Cuellar held a press conference this weekend to announce the awarding of more federal money to our humble airport. The millions will be used for upgrades and gratuitous photo ops. And our city leaders will have one more convenient justification for making trips to Washington.
UPDATE: 9/8/2018 More money for the airport, "courtesy" of Rep. Henry Cuellar.
Photo courtesy of Primitive Lopez Noticias. (photo from 8/9/2018 story) Airport gets $3.6 million dollars for improvements.
Photo above is self explanatory. Cuellar gets recognized for singlehandedly securing MORE federal funds, courtesy of the FAA.
UPDATE: November 30, 2019. Earlier this week, Henry Cuellar announced more federal funds for the airport. It's the perfect place for a press conference
Seriously, how is this news if it happens every year, with the same stuffed suits?
UPDATE: September 18, 2021: another photo in the paper for another check that Henry Cuellar was responsible for, allegedly.