AUSTIN, Texas - Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has addressed the issue of southbound inspections in his new 60-page “Securing Texas” Plan, which was unveiled in Dallas Tuesday. Abbott suggests local law enforcement authorities work with the Texas Department of Public Safety...
MISSION, RGV - The new secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, visited South Texas on Tuesday. He spoke at a news conference at Anzalduas International Bridge. Here are his remarks at the news conference: "Good afternoon, everybody, Congressman. I am Jeh...
MISSION, RGV - Superintendent Rigo Villarreal has pointed out that the push for public-private partnerships to boost infrastructure projects at border ports of entry originated in McAllen-Mission. Villarreal, superintendent of the McAllen-Hidalgo and Anzalduas International Bridges, called the Guardian on Friday...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, the former governor of the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico, has been indicted in the U.S. under the RICO statute. Yarrington, along with Fernando Alejandro Cano Martinez, the owner of a Mexican construction firm, is also...
EL PASO, Texas - The condemnation suit has been filed and construction crews are staging. Another section of border wall will soon stand beside the Rio Grande. El Paso’s new border wall will tear through the city’s historic heart. It...
McALLEN, RGV - State Sen. Juan Hinojosa says that if DPS could turn back time it would not instigate its controversial checkpoints program in the Rio Grande Valley. Hinojosa has spoken of his concerns with the checkpoint program in private...
EDINBURG, RGV - When state Rep. Terry Canales called DPS to find out why the department was putting up random checkpoints in the poorest parts of the Rio Grande Valley he could not believe what he was told. “It was...
EDINBURG, RGV - Gov. Rick Perry linked the issue of Syria into a question about U.S.-Mexico border security when he spoke to the media at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance of Monday. Perry was in the Rio Grande Valley for...
MISSON, RGV - Powerful structural changes in Mexico are impacting security issues, and ultimately economic ties between two countries, experts say. Gabriel Casillas, chief economist and head of research with Banorte Bank in Mexico City spoke about the state of the...
U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela has issued a statement on why he opposes S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, and why he has quit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Vela says the “proposed militarization of the border and...

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