SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, RGV - State Senator Dan Patrick, the frontrunner for lieutenant governor, discussed border security and human rights in a speech to border sheriffs. Patrick, a Republican from Houston, said the human rights of undocumented immigrants were being denied...
WACO, Texas - In July, National Guard troops were deployed to the US-Mexico border by Texas Governor Rick Perry in order to reinforce ongoing efforts by the Texas Department of Public Safety to combat criminal activity in the region. While...
McALLEN, RGV - State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and the Texas Civil Rights Project differ sharply over the value of a $1.3 million-per-day border surge operation being conducted by the Department of Public Safety. Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst,...
EDINBURG, RGV - Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia is looking for the Rio Grande Valley legislative delegation to pass a bill un-designating the county courthouse as an historic building so that it can be demolished. Hidalgo County Commissioners, along with Edinburg...
By Steve Taylor McALLEN, RGV - A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officer in the Rio Grande Valley says he is hopeful Mexico’s new security plan for the state of Tamaulipas will yield positive results. Will Glaspy, assistant special agent-in-charge, said violence...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Political reaction to Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops in the Rio Grande Valley has largely broken along political lines, with Republicans supportive and Democrats joining Valley community and business groups in...

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