Governor’s order enhances readiness on military bases

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 18 authorized Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm personnel at military facilities  across Texas. Abbott’s action comes following the July 16 shooting on two military facilities in Chattanooga,  Tenn., that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy sailor. A suspect  was killed at the scene. An investigation is in progress.

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