Commissioners in Goliad County, Texas, are seeking legal counsel following the Navy’s decision earlier this month to condemn an airfield closed through the 1991 round of base closures. County officials earlier rejected the Navy’s offer to purchase the former Goliad Field for $2.6 million. Citizens groups have cited noise and air pollution, harm to property values and loss of tourism as reasons for opposing the sale, reported the Victoria Advocate.
The Navy intends to use the site as the primary outlying landing field to support training operations for the new T-6 aircraft at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. Goliad Field, since renamed Goliad Industrial Airpark after the Navy sold it to the county for $1, is located about 70 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.