GALVESTON — Galveston’s Lone Star Flight Museum is now one step closer to leaving the nest.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Monday that it had approved $7.6 million in disaster recovery grants to be used for the construction of a new museum at Ellington Field in Houston.

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(6) comments

Steve Fouga

Too bad for me, since I enjoy seeing and hearing the old planes overhead. Entirely understandable, though. The museum's displays are simply too valuable to risk in a hurricane.

Matt Coulson

So, the federal funds meant to help Galveston get back on its feet after the storm will be used to remove one of our best attractions. It seems as though federal dollars CAN be used in ways other than originally planned. Hmmm. Not safe for antique aircraft, perfect for poor people lacking reliable transportation.

Miceal O'Laochdha

Does this really seem like the proper use of millions of FEMA dollars?

What is the emergency all the good citizens around the state and across the country are paying for here? It makes it difficult to defend ourselves against the cries of foul by our fellow taxpayers when this is called "emergency management" so the community can quickly recover from a major disaster, six years after the Hurricane by building a brand new facility elsewhere.

If someone in Utah, who is contributing to these millions were to call it taxpayer fraud, I am not sure I would have a good argument with which to respond.

Stephani Hunt

[wink] "hangar", not "hanger""

Robert Buckner

I like seeing and hearing these vintage aircraft too, but 7.6M?

Steve Fouga

My point is that if someone is going to give them the money to move, they would be silly not to do it and protect their investment...

Whether that's a good use of FEMA funds is another issue.

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