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Texas Governor Calls for More Hardening of Schools After Uvalde Shooting

Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for a review of school safety requirements and additional hardening one week after 19 students and two teachers were gunned down in Uvalde. Governor Abbott directed the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) to “immediately begin working with my office and the Legislature on recommendations to improve current security systems and determine…

Uvalde Schools Locked Down at Least 48 Times This Academic Year

The Uvalde public school district is no stranger to campus lockdowns. In October 2021, Mayor Don McLaughlin reported the district had been forced into lockdowns 48 times during the first few months of the school year, largely due to human smuggler pursuits near campuses. At the time, Uvalde Mayor McLaughlin joined with a commission of…

26 Governors Mobilize Against Migration Chaos at Border

A group of 26 Republican governors joined forces to address the chaotic border policies of the Biden administration that led to an unprecedented crisis along the U.S. border with Mexico. The governors, led by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey join together to disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations in order to…

Abbott Should Coordinate with Feds Before Busing Migrants to DC, Says CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus says the governor of Texas should coordinate with the federal government before busing migrants to Washington, D.C. His remarks follow an order from Governor Greg Abbott to provide buses to take willing migrants already released by federal agencies and transport them to the nation’s capital. “Governor Abbott…

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 250 Migrants Appear in One Hour in West Texas Town

EAGLE PASS, Texas — Border Patrol agents scrambled to respond to several large migrant groups early Tuesday. The migrants made landfall just south of the city in a steady flow to surrender. One subgroup of more than 100 were mostly Cubans. Border Patrol agents took the group of mostly adult males into custody and began the…

Texas Republican Rep. Calls on Biden to ‘Show Up to the Border’

DEL RIO, Texas — A group of 14 members of Congress led by Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) visited the West Texas border region to discuss border security issues with federal officials in Del Rio, Texas. Gonzales told a field of reporters President Biden talked about border security in his State of the Union Address but…

Small Migrant Child Drowns in Texas Border River, Swept from Mother’s Arms

EAGLE PASS, Texas — A four-year-old Nicaraguan migrant child is believed to have drowned after his 32-year-old mother dropped him as she crossed the Rio Grande. The mother lost the little boy as she crossed the swiftly moving border river just south of Eagle Pass, Texas early Saturday morning. Border Patrol agents continue to search…

Mexico Records Eighth Murder of a Journalist in 2022

Mexican authorities confirmed the murder of a crime journalist in the central state of Zacatecas. The killing is the eighth of its kind since the start of the year. State authorities confirmed on Friday afternoon that the journalist had been shot to death inside a taxi cab in the city of Fresnillo, Zacatecas. Local journalists…

Exclusive: Texas DPS, Military Warn Border Personnel of Possible Retaliation from Mexican Gulf Cartel

The Texas Military Department and Department of Public Safety officials issued a warning to law enforcement officers and soldiers working along the state’s border with Mexico. The warnings of possible retaliation from members of the Gulf Cartel follow the arrest in recent days of a key leader. The Texas Military Department (TMD) command staff and…

EXCLUSIVE: Mexican Cartel Terrorizes Border City After Cops Arrest, Surrender Fugitive to U.S. Authorities

The arrest in Mexico and repatriation of a U.S.-born Gulf Cartel member who had pending warrants in Texas on murder charges triggered a violent response by the criminal organization. The case began last week when U.S. authorities received information that Obed Pena, who was wanted in Texas on murder charges, was living in Tamaulipas, U.S.…

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