Power line move gets OK

The Texas Public Utilities Commission voted Friday to move an existing power transmission line away from the northern edge of Sheppard Air Force Base, which is good news for both military pilot training missions and civilian air flights.

“This is a really good deal. It adds a tremendous amount of flight safety to military, civilian and commercial aircraft at Sheppard,” said Wichita County Judge Woody Gossom, who testified before the Public Utilities Commission on Friday morning on behalf of Wichita County, the cities of Wichita Falls and Burkburnett and the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee.

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