Eagle Pass Army Air Field, ten miles north of Eagle Pass in Maverick County, was an advanced single-engine flying school during World War II. It was activated in 1942 and converted to a basic flying school in November 1944. All flight training at the field was discontinued in April 1945. During the Eisenhower administration an early-warning radar station was built on the site. It was later closed, and since then the facility has been used for county housing.