BY SCOTT NISHIMURA
GALVESTON -- With the words "Man your ship and bring her to life," U.S. Rep. Kay Granger put the cap on Saturday's commissioning of the USS Fort Worth, the Navy's next-generation warship that promises to carry the city's name around the world for the next 30 years.
GALVESTON - Petty Officer 1st Class Francisco Fernandez stood at attention Saturday as his ship, the high-tech Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth, was commissioned in Galveston, just up the road from his hometown of Pasadena.
You have to hand it to U.S. Rep. Kay Granger: She latched onto the idea of getting a Navy ship named after Fort Worth and never let go.
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will commission the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship Fort Worth (LCS 3) Sept. 22, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at the Port of Galveston, Texas.
Public tours are scheduled this week aboard the USS Fort Worth, which arrived in Galveston Monday in preparation for its commissioning on Saturday.
The ship is the second in the U.S. Navy's Freedom-variant of littoral combat ships designed to fight in close-to-shore operations, Navy officials said.
By Anna M. Tinsley
FORT WORTH -- Construction on the White Settlement Road bridge, the final bridge needed to connect downtown to the Trinity Uptown project, will start three years ahead of schedule following commitments from top officials to raise $22.3 million, eliminating a potential budget shortfall.
By A. Lee Graham
The construction timeline for the White Settlement bridge and roundabout along the Trinity River has been moved up three years after U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, met with those involved with financing the Trinity Uptown bridges project.
By Michael Gryboski
A Congresswoman helped a Texas teen, who is carrying a cross from his home state to Washington, D.C., get permits to display the giant cross in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House.
By Kerry Young
Texas lawmakers are doing all they can to block the Air Force from moving eight versatile C-130 cargo planes, which often have helped in disaster relief, from a local base to one in the northern Great Plains.