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City of Commerce nears completion of airport improvements

City of Commerce
City of Commerce

Commerce Mayor Dr. John Ballotti says improvements to the Commerce Municipal Airport runway are nearly complete.  The mayor says along with the resurfacing of the runway the city has realized that, at 3,900 feet, the runway is long enough for small jets to land at the airport.  The city had intended to seek a grant to extend the runway, but Ballotti says the city will now seek a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to build hangars at the airport.  The mayor says the city will also seek a new state grant to replace two substandard homes with new homes for qualifying families in the next year.  The city has replaced 28 homes under similar grants over the past 12 years, Ballotti says.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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