Tag Archives: Texas DPS

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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How Would Greg Abbott And Wendy Davis Secure The Border?

This is the second in a week-long series of coordinated reports from KERA, the Dallas Morning News, and KXAS-TV (NBC 5). Five Days in October looks at where the leading candidates for governor stand on certain issues.  Today, we look at border security and … Continue reading

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National Guard Deploys To Bust Drug Crime In South Texas

LA JOYA, Texas — The National Guard is now descending on the South Texas border. It’s part of a law enforcement surge called Operation Strong Safety. Governor Rick Perry ordered the mission to confront the never-ending flow of illegal drug … Continue reading

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Perry Warns of a “Trail of Tears” From Central America

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday warned that if Central American leaders do not heed the call to stop their citizens from flooding across the Texas-Mexico border, the summer months will bear witness to a “trail of tears” caused by a surge of … Continue reading

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Reporter’s First Look at Arizona Detention Facility

The media got its first look at conditions inside Border Patrol detention facilities in South Texas and Arizona on Wednesday. Until now, officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) haven’t allowed reporters inside the facilities in Nogales, AZ and … 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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Border Sheriffs Concerned About DPS Presence

A State Senate committee examining border security is meeting this week in Austin. At a public hearing held yesterday, sheriffs from from four border counties told senators they’re concerned that the presence of state troopers with the Department of Public … Continue reading

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