Dewhurst Tasks Lawmakers With Border Security Efforts

Following a three-week initiative led by the Texas Department of Public Safety to combat crime in the Rio Grande Valley, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has called on a state Senate committee to make recommendations on how best to secure the border.

In interim charges to the the Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, Dewhurst asked members to “examine the implementation and effectiveness” of Operation Strong Safety, which between Sept. 15 to Oct. 4 added additional security in the Rio Grande Valley, mainly to combat growing crimes in the region like human and drug trafficking. DPS cited a drop in ...

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