My story is New Adult and I name a couple of Texas universities and airports in my story. I was wondering if I should use the real names or make them up. I'm more worried about one where a bomb was planted in an airport. See examples below.
Lash snatched the paper and read it closely. There were a few sentences stating that Javier was a graduate of the University of Texas and that his wife was deceased. What caught his attention were two of the names listed as surviving family members: Naomi and Anita Duran.
"Megan," he squeaked. He cleared his throat, annoyed that he sounded like prepubescent school-boy. "Yeah, I remember you. You caught me off guard. You look different."
"I bet. I got a full make over since I moved back home and started taking classes at Abilene Christian University again. You like?" Megan stood back and twirled around as if giving him a fashion show.
What do you think? Make up fake names or keep the real ones?Example 3
He heard soft snoring and chuckled when he realized it was coming from Bear. He gave her a light pat then turned on the radio. He kept it low not wanting to wake the sleeping pair.
And in the latest news report, eighty-eight passengers on Flight 5256 leaving from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Albuquerque are believed dead. Airport officials are refusing to comment at this time to the source of the explosion. There is speculation that a bomb may have been responsible. Airport baggage handlers are being questioned at this time. All flights have been canceled and airport has been shut down until further notice.