Quantcast

U.S. Senator John Cornyn visits RRAD - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

U.S. Senator John Cornyn visits RRAD

Posted: Updated:
Hooks, Texas -

U.S. Senator John Cornyn made a stop in Hooks, Texas.
    
It was to discuss support efforts for securing Red River Army Depot's long-term missions.  
    
During Cornyn's visit Monday, he talked about how close the depot came to being a part of the 2005 round of base closures.
    
While he says some of those challenges still exist, there's a lot of support for the role the facility plays in helping the military accomplish their goals.   
    
Cornyn says it's important to look for additional work for the depot, including contracts from other branches of the military, such as, the marines.

"We know what an important role RRAD plays to our warfighter and national security, but also in terms of the economy here locally, what that means in terms of the multiplier effect, growing the economy," said Senator Cornyn.
 
The depot pours about $1 billion a year into the local economy.
    
The next round of base closures could start in 2017.

  • Assignment EducationMore>>

  • Drop by and help Stuff the Bus in Bossier City

    Drop by and help Stuff the Bus in Bossier City

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:40:31 GMT
    There are still a few weeks left of summer vacation for students, but our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign is well underway.With your generous donations, KTBS 3/KPXJ CW 21 and our partners want to make sure kids have the supplies they need when they head back to class.
    There are still a few weeks left of summer vacation for students, but our Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign is well underway.With your generous donations, KTBS 3/KPXJ CW 21 and our partners want to make sure kids have the supplies they need when they head back to class.
  • Lawsuit filed to stop Common Core use in Louisiana

    Lawsuit filed to stop Common Core use in Louisiana

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:41:07 GMT
    Seventeen state lawmakers are heading to court to try to stop Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools.
    Seventeen state lawmakers are heading to court to try to stop Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards in public schools.
  • Stuffing the Bus for Operation A+ with your help

    Stuffing the Bus for Operation A+ with your help

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:08:11 GMT
    Operation A+ Stuff the Bus kicks off today!Operation A+ Stuff the Bus kicks off today!
    The Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign is underway. Today we collected supplies in the parking lot of the Goodwill store off Bert Kouns.
    The Operation A+ Stuff the Bus campaign is underway. Today we collected supplies in the parking lot of the Goodwill store off Bert Kouns.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Peace talks eyed after Israel, Hamas cease-fire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:23:36 GMT
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a...
    The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary...
  • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:07:36 GMT
    By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
    By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
  • Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

    Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:07:01 GMT
    A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.
    A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

    Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:00:39 GMT
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.
  • Like the sound of a 3 day work week? The world's 2nd richest man does

    Like the sound of a 3 day work week? The world's 2nd richest man does

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:26:11 GMT
    Carlos Slim (AP photo)Carlos Slim (AP photo)
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75.
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting that workers shift to a three-day work week. The catch: He would require 11-hour work days and workers to stay on the job until age 70 or 75.
  • Shreveport tackles bulk garbage issue

    Shreveport tackles bulk garbage issue

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:16:20 GMT
    Changes on the way for your trash and the City of Shreveport. The city is tackling it's bulk garbage issue that's been leaving city streets filled with trash on the side of the road for weeks at a time. 
    Changes on the way for your trash and the City of Shreveport. The city is tackling it's bulk garbage issue that's been leaving city streets filled with trash on the side of the road for weeks at a time. 
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File