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Extra $86M In Border Security Up For Approval

Republican Gov. Rick Perry on Monday will formally present to the Legislative Budget Board plans to finance an extended deployment of state troopers and the Texas National Guard.

12/01/2014

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Texas Officials Seek $86M To Extend Border Security

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to spend more than $86 million to extend extra security patrols along the border with Mexico to next August.

11/18/2014

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Texas State Guard Saves Lives During Search for Human Remains

A special state search team, trained in rescue and recovery operations and ordered by Gov. Rick Perry to assist Brooks County with locating human remains of suspected illegal immigrants, is also saving lives during its mission.

09/26/2014

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First National Guard Troops Deployed To Texas-Mexico Border

The first wave of National Guard troops has taken up observation posts along the Texas-Mexico border.

08/14/2014

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National Guard: Length Of Border Mission A First

The commander overseeing 1,000 National Guard troops being sent to the Rio Grande Valley says the open-ended mission is a first for the reserve military force.

08/05/2014

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Texas Guard Troops Ready For Border Deployment

Texas National Guard soldiers say they are ready for deployment to the border.

07/28/2014

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Texas Hoping National & State Guard Troops Will Choose To Go To Border

Texas is asking National and State Guard troops to volunteer to go to the border. But because this is considered active state duty, the Guard troops will get paid.

07/23/2014

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Border Crisis Impacting North Texas Businesses

There’s a reason a Grand Prairie security alarm company has a lot of employees with military backgrounds.

07/22/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Governor Perry Deploys Up To 1,000 National Guard To Border

On Monday, Governor Rick Perry deployed up to 1,000 National Guard and some state guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border. At a news conference at the State Capitol, the Governor said, “The price of inaction is too high for Texans to pay.”

CBS 11–07/21/2014

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NC National Guard To Recognize Same Sex Marriages, Texas

While the Texas National Guard refuses to allow same-sex spouses to apply for federal benefits, the North Carolina National Guard has decided to begin recognizing same-sex marriages.

09/09/2013

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Texas Guard Won’t Process Same-Sex Benefits

The Texas National Guard is refusing to process requests for benefits submitted by same-sex couples because of the state constitution’s definition of marriage.

09/03/2013

Mississippi River Towns Brace For Major Flooding

Texas National Guard Furlough Begins

The Texas National Guard will furlough civil service employees beginning Monday, a consequence of the automatic federal spending cuts taking effect across the country.

07/08/2013

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