Texas Congresswoman Kay Granger christened the USS Fort Worth in northern Wisconsin Saturday by smashing a bottle of champagne across its bow. Then, the new littoral combat ship was launched into the Menominee River. The ship was built at Marinette Marine as part of a major defense contract.
By Chris Vaughn
FORT WORTH -- The countdown for the champagne-bashing has begun.
Next Saturday, on the banks of the Menominee River north of Green Bay, Wis., U.S. Rep. Kay Granger will swing a bottle of bubbly against the bow of what will become the USS Fort Worth, the first time a Navy warship will have ever borne this prairie city's name.
By Angela K. Brown
FORT WORTH – Marine Cpl. Zach Briseno jokes that he's taller since returning from Iraq – although he's most grateful that the prosthetic legs that add several inches to his height allow him to chase after his 5-year-old son.
By Todd J. Gillman
BY KAY GRANGER
Special to the Star-Telegram
Recently, I spoke with a constituent who was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer 17 years ago. She was 41 years old at the time.
Fort Worth gets long-sought funds to unclog rail intersection
After years of fits and starts, the U.S. Transportation Department awarded Fort Worth a $34 million grant Friday to upgrade the Tower 55 rail intersection near downtown.
Afghanistan: Mission Uncertain
By Frank Oliveri and Emily Cadei, CQ Staff
HOUSE PANEL SAYS IT MAY BLOCK $4 BILLION IN AFGHAN AID IF U.S. CANNOT STEM 'ENDEMIC' CORRUPTION
Reporting from Washington