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source: USS Texas BB35
source: USS Texas BB35
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Battleship Texas Dry Berth Plans On Hold

Because of the ever increasing costs of repairing the old dreadnought, plans to build a dry berth around the ancient Battleship Texas have been moved to the back burner - for now.  The old ship's future -- if it even has one -- is now in serious doubt.

The ship's managers are spending all the money they're getting from the state just to fix all the leaks and keep her afloat in her mooring at the San Jacinto Battleground State Park.

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via Facebook/Lackland JBSA
via Facebook/Lackland JBSA
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Air Force Fires Basic Training Commander

The Air Force has removed the commander of a Lackland AFB basic training squadron in which training instructors have been accused of sexual contact with recruits.

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via Flickr/Al Pavangkanan
via Flickr/Al Pavangkanan
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B’Ship Texas Leaking — Is She Doomed?

The historic 100 year old Battleship Texas at San Jacinto State Park is fighting a new enemy, and she may not win this battle.  She's so rusty her hull is leaking. Worse, fixing this latest leak is like trying to save a dying man with a band-aid. It's sad to contemplate, but this most historic of all 20th century battleships appears to be doomed.

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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Military Members, Beware of Scam

The IRS is warning of a new scam that targets the military.

Perhaps we’ve all been perturbed by a scam at some point in our lives…one that comes in the form of a telemarketing phone call or an email that phishes for personal and financial information. But why bother our military heroes with that type of nonsense?! The criminals behind this scam may really tick off a lot of people. We’re supposed to support the troops, not con them.

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via Texas A&M University at Galveston
via Texas A&M University at Galveston
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Aggies Name Training Ship for D-Day Hero

On the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the name of a Texan who led a battalion of army rangers up the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, France, and saved the day at Omaha Beach is now painted on the bow of Texas A&M University at Galveston's new training ship.

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via Department of Veterans Affairs
via Department of Veterans Affairs
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Money Managers Stealing from Disabled Vets

It's difficult to believe that anyone would steal from someone unable to stop them, but there are people who get themselves appointed to manage a disabled veteran's money and disability benefits, and then spend that never-ending flow of money on themselves.

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John Moore, Getty Images
John Moore, Getty Images
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US Postal Service to Stop Shipping Electronics to Troops Overseas

In an announcement made earlier this month, the US Postal Service told customers that as of May 16, they will no longer ship electronics like iPads, Kindles, smartphones and other devices containing lithium batteries overseas.

This means that people who want to ship electronics to troops serving abroad will have to pay a premium to go through private shipping services.

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via Flickr/lajoy6977oi
via Flickr/lajoy6977oi
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Neighbors Upset by Discarded Rocket Launcher

Well I guess.  What would you think if you saw a shoulder mounted military rocket launcher in your neighbor's trash?  I think I would call the police, and that's exactly what happened in Kingwood, just north of Houston.

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