Feds Taking Over Texas National Guard Mission Along BorderGov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that Guard members who remain on the U.S.-Mexico border will begin taking federal orders this month. The transition comes three years after Texas started using the Guard in a largely surveillance role.
Governor Abbott Visits National Guard Troops In WeslacoThe visit comes in the wake of Governor Abbott’s decision to extend the deployment of National Guard troops at strategic locations along the Texas-Mexico border.
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."
National Guard Helps Rescue Flooded Out Families In Johnson CountyRising high water meant the emergency rescue of dozens of Cleburne families.
High Price Tag Of Texas Border Security Plan Draws ScrutinyCalls for unprecedented border security spending in Texas are drawing bipartisan scrutiny as the Senate proposes doubling funding to pay for more manpower and crime-fighting technology.
Texas National Guard Wants 'Predictability' On Border SurgeThe commander of the Texas National Guard wants "predictability" for his troops who are living in motels along the border with Mexico and have the end of their deployment up in the air again.
Lt. Gov. Patrick: National Guard Not Leaving Texas BorderThe Lieutenant Governor says state leaders no longer want the Texas National Guard off the border with Mexico next month as originally planned.
Extra $86M In Border Security Up For ApprovalRepublican 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.
Texas Officials Seek $86M To Extend Border SecurityTexas Gov. Rick Perry wants to spend more than $86 million to extend extra security patrols along the border with Mexico to next August.
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.
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.
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.