Staples Has No Plan to Pull Controversial Website

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples has no plans to pull down a state-run website that allows border ranchers and farmers to document their daily struggles with drug cartels and undocumented immigrants. Instead, he called a news conference today to promote the site and reiterate its necessity.

Launched last week, protectyourtexasborder.com has drawn the ire of some who oppose comments made on the site’s message board, comments calling for armed vigilante groups, land mines and booby traps on farm and ranch lands near or on the border.

On Wednesday, state Sen. José Rodríguez, D-El Paso, asked Staples to ...

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