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Color Index For U.S. Border Security Is RejectedFive years ago, Homeland Security dropped its color-coded terror threat index developed after the 9/11 attacks amid widespread confusion and ridicule. So what did it do when tasked in 2014 with measuring security along the country's borders?
Gov Abbott Announces Action To Combat Illegal Border CrossingUPDATED: 12/15/2015, 3:05 PM - Texas Governor Greg Abbott said today that the state will taking a series of actions at the border to combat illegal border crossings "in the wake of federal inaction."
900 Undocumented Teens Arriving In North TexasHundreds of undocumented teens are headed to North Texas this week, brought in by federal officials. This move is raising security concerns among law enforcement agencies in Ellis County and Rockwall County.
Travel Warning Issued During Busy Holiday SeasonAs many people prepare to travel for Thanksgiving, the U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel warning for Americans. Officials are urging everyone to "exercise particular caution during the holiday season."
Thousands Delayed At US Airports By Homeland Security FailureThere were delays at airport all across the US Wednesday night when the computer system used to check passengers against the federal terror watch list shut down for over an hour.
North Texas Mosques Prepare For ProtestsA Facebook group is calling for "patriots" to stand up against Islam.
Jobs In Criminal Justice Are On The Rise In DallasKeeping citizens in the Metroplex safe is of utmost importance to city leaders. As the Metroplex continues to grow at a rate higher than the national average, jobs in criminal justice and security are also on the rise.
McCaul Writing Book On Homeland SecurityU.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal. Crown Forum will publish his book early next year.
Former Principal Pleads Not Guilty To Child Enticement ChargesViridian Elementary School has a new leader on Thursday, after the former one was arrested in a child solicitation case.
HEB ISD Principal Now In Federal CustodyThe HEB ISD principal, who is on leave after he was arrested by police in Frisco for online solicitation of a minor, is now in federal custody.
Judge Orders Homeland Security Chief, Others To CourtA federal judge in Texas has threatened to hold Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top immigration enforcement officials in contempt of court for not fixing problems that led to work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after the judge had put the plan on hold.
US Officials Warn Of Encrypted Communications By ExtremistsU.S. law enforcement officials expressed concern Wednesday about the growing use of encrypted communication and private messaging by supporters of the Islamic State.

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