HIDALGO, RGV - In an effort to weaken the power of drug cartels in Mexico, members of the U.S. House of Representatives are starting to talk about blocking weapons and cash from crossing the southern border of the United...
EL PASO, Texas - State Sen. José Rodríguez, a member of the Veterans Affairs and Military Installations Committee, has criticized President Trump’s plans to send active duty military to the border. Trump said he would send as many as 1,000...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Congressman Filemon Vela has blasted Presidents Trump’s decision to deploy 5,200 troops on the border in response to a caravan of Central American migrants heading north through Mexico. The uniformed troops, which will support the Department of...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The congressman who represents more of the U.S.-Mexico border than anyone else says it is fallacy to think a border wall equates to border security. U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican from San Antonio, spent a decade...
HIDALGO, RGV - Border Patrol’s Marine division has found another tunnel built to go under the Border Wall, this time in Hidalgo, Texas. The tunnel, measuring 60 feet in length, had been dug on the embankment of the Rio Grande...
  Any discussion of border security has to begin with an unsparing threat analysis that views the border through the same two-part lens the government has used for generations; first, border security at the legal entry points (or ports of...
PHARR, RGV – Mexican law enforcement agencies are interested in using South Texas College's eagerly-anticipated "Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence," says STC President Shirley Reed. The Regional Center for Public Excellence is a collaborative project between South Texas College,...
DONNA, RGV - City of Donna officials say if they had a Las Vegas-type mass shooting situation to deal with their police officers would be ready – because each one is armed with high-powered automatic rifles. “We purchased high powered...
PHARR, RGV - The residents of Hidalgo County could be forgiven for thinking they live in a violent area, if their main source of information was the 6 p.m. news broadcast on local television.
McALLEN, RGV - Rio Grande Valley business and economic development leaders have started to push back against U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul’s plans to add more border walls and mount Afghanistan-type operation command centers in the region. Among the first to...

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