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Texas Lawmakers Criticize Border Surge For Moving Crime but Not Stopping It

The assessment by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw came during a House Homeland Security and Public Safety meeting in Brownsville, where Democrats hammered away at the DPS chief and questioned whether the buildup is successful is if … Continue reading

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Dewhurst Asks for Price Tag to Expand Border Operations

Months after Texas beefed up its border security presence in the Rio Grande Valley and deployed the Texas National Guard there in response to a record increase in illegal crossings, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wants to know what it would cost to expand … Continue reading

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State Troopers, Sheriffs, Police: What Can They Ask You At A Traffic Stop?

Sheriffs in Texas recently testified at state hearings that state troopers or DPS in border counties are overly aggressive against citizens pulled over for routine traffic stops. But the allegations are hardly confined to state troopers. So if you’re stopped, … Continue reading

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