A multi-million-dollar plan gone bust? That's how our television partner in Houston, KHOU-TV, describes the governor's virtual border watch program, which has cost $4 million but has netted only a handful of arrests. As Brandi Grissom has reported, the original goal was to have 200 cameras along the 1,200 mile Texas-Mexico border. Only 29 have been installed. Moreover, 1,200 arrests were projected, only 26 arrests were made, coming out to nearly $154,000 per arrest.
We're always glad to see our stories covered by any of our 11 TV partners in Texas (and if you're not one but want to be, please e-mail me). Check out KHOU's take on Grissom's reporting:
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