J.W.’S News Update: July 1, 2011
Good Friday, Here are some stories making headlines today:
The month of June was just as hot as you thought it was. Dave Hall, the emergency managment coordinator for Texarkana, says the National Weather Service says that June was the second hottest since records began being kept back in 1892. The average temperature in Texarkana was 84.2, with the record being 84.6 set in 1953.
June was also the 11 th driest on record dating back to 1892, with only 3/4 of an inch of rain recorded officially at the airport, which is 3.70 inches below normal.
The Arkansas Congressional Delegation has announced that nine Arkansas airports will receive a combined over $3 million dollars F.A.A. grants for new construction and improvements at their facilities.
Included in that, the Howard County Airport in Nashville will receive over $293,000 to rehabilitate and expand the apron at the airport and the funds will be used to install a vertical/visual guidance system which will make the airport more accessible to pilots.
The NBA has joined the NFL in locking out their players. Both sports are working on new collective bargaining agreements.