'Giant Gaps' in Laredo Border Sector Says Border Patrol Agent

Border Patrol agent and National Border Patrol Council Local 2455 Vice President Jarrad Seely told Breitbart News that “there are giant gaps” in the Laredo sector of the Texas border where agents often have no ability to call for backup. These areas are left without agents assigned to patrol, and when agents do respond to alerts, they are regularly alone in the field with little to no access to cell or radio communication.
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Border Resident: I Can Hear Illegals 'Talking' and 'Yelling' on My Property

HOUSTON, Texas--Junior Anzaldua was raised on a plot of land owned by his family on the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley Sector. Illegal immigrants regularly pass through the brush-covered rural property after swimming across the Rio Grande River. While taking Breitbart Texas on a tour of the land, Anzaldua claimed that his family no longer lives there because the increasing flow of migrants has made it too dangerous. 31 Jul 2014, 9:52 AM PDT

'Giant Gaps' in Laredo Border Sector Says Border Patrol Agent

Border Patrol agent and National Border Patrol Council Local 2455 Vice President Jarrad Seely told Breitbart News that “there are giant gaps” in the Laredo sector of the Texas border where agents often have no ability to call for backup. These areas are left without agents assigned to patrol, and when agents do respond to alerts, they are regularly alone in the field with little to no access to cell or radio communication. 31 Jul 2014, 9:52 AM PDT

Feds Instruct Judges to 'Prepare' Unaccompanied Minors for Hearings

HOUSTON, Texas--A 2014 government report by the Congressional Research Service obtained by Breitbart Texas shows that President Obama's Department of Justice has set forth "policy guidelines" for judges hearing immigration cases of unaccompanied alien children (UAC). Amid the border crisis, which involves thousands of minors entering the U.S. illegally each week, immigration judges have been instructed to "prepare" UAC to testify and use "sensitive" questioning. 31 Jul 2014, 8:48 AM PDT

White House Ignores Texas While Studying Texas Border Problem

HOUSTON, Texas—The team of fact finders from the Department of Defense has come and gone from Texas and will now make their recommendations without having spoken with either Texas Governor Rick Perry or Texas Military Forces Commander, Major General John Nichols. The team was dispatched by the White House to study whether deploying the Texas National Guard to the border would be “helpful”. 31 Jul 2014, 8:47 AM PDT

Creighton Unites Peace Officers to Help Counties in Border Crisis

HOUSTON, Texas--Brandon Creighton, State Rep. and Republican candidate for Senate District 4, has called a meeting of law enforcement personnel in an effort to address the problems on the Texas border. Creighton told Breitbart Texas that he preferred taking real action over photo-ops, and coming up with concrete solutions over rhetoric. His idea is to provide local peace officers on the border to help DPS and the National Guard. 31 Jul 2014, 7:41 AM PDT

Collin County Residents Support Resolution to Ban Housing Illegal Minors

The Collin County Commissioner's Court in McKinney was standing room only on Monday, July 28, when residents poured into the courtroom to give public comments on a proposed resolution that would ban housing illegal immigrant minors in the county. Emotions ran high, but civility prevailed throughout the two-hour-plus meeting, where the community was overwhelmingly in favor of the resolution. 31 Jul 2014, 7:39 AM PDT

Report: Feds Release Far More Illegal Aliens in Texas Than Any Other US State

HOUSTON, Texas--Amid the border crisis, President Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS) has been quietly releasing illegal immigrant minors onto U.S. soil. According to HHS' Office of Refugee and Resettlement, a total of 30,340 unaccompanied minors have already been released from federal custody after being placed in a foster home. Although foreign minors have been set free in all 50 states, Texas has received far more than any other U.S. state. 30 Jul 2014

New Appeal Filed in UT Affirmative Action Case

AUSTIN, Texas—Attorneys for Abigail Fisher have filed the next round of appeals in her challenge to the University of Texas system’s use of race in their undergraduate admissions. Fisher, who is white, first filed suit in 2008 after she was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin, and the case made it all the way to the United States Supreme Court last year. 30 Jul 2014

Fort Hood Announces Concerns About Rabies on Post

HOUSTON, Texas—A bat was found on Fort Hood on July 28 that tested positive for rabies. This is the fifth case of rabid animals found on Fort Hood since May 12. Officials urge caution when encountering an animal not known to you. 30 Jul 2014

Polk County Deputies Recover 100,000 Pot Plants

HOUSTON, Texas—Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a tip from a hunter and discovered tens of thousands of marijuana plants in a remote wooded area. The count is currently at 44,544 and is expected to rise significantly. It appears to be part of a very elaborate grow operation that is spreading throughout East Texas. 29 Jul 2014

Former CPS Supervisor Arrested for Felony Evidence Tampering

HOUSTON, Texas--An Abilene television news station has reported that a former Child Protective Services (CPS) supervisor was arrested on Saturday on a tampering of evidence charge. The felony charge stems from actions in a highly publicized 2012 Abilene child dehydration and starvation death case. 29 Jul 2014

Taxpayers Pinched for Pizza Subsidy

AUSTIN, Texas--One of three pizza parlors in Taylor, north of Austin, is getting more than $200,000 in taxpayer money as an incentive to expand operations. The handout came after a Texas A&M Engineering Extensive Service report found that there were was a "lack of youth activities/hangouts” in the city north of Austin. The award comes with new criticism heard statewide on such programs. Critics charge that "economic incentive" programs represent taxpayer dollars being used to "pick winners and losers." 29 Jul 2014

Texas Nonprofit Director 'Encourages' Travis County DA to Investigate Paxton

HOUSTON, Texas--A letter penned from the director of an Austin-based non-profit funded by the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), and a foundation whose top political recipient is reported to be the Ready for Hillary PAC, has “encourage[d]” the Travis County District Attorney to investigate Republican Attorney General nominee Senator Ken Paxton. 28 Jul 2014

Caught on Tape: Coyote on Jet Ski Smuggles Mother and Child into Texas

MCALLEN, Texas—A Mexican human smuggler was caught on tape by Breitbart Texas as he used a jet ski to bring a Central American woman and her infant into the U.S. illegally. The exclusive video shows the the smuggler, also known as a coyote, bringing the woman and infant across the Rio Grande River and then driving his jet ski back to Mexico alone. The woman and infant can be seen emerging from high grass on the U.S. side of the river. She then walked in plain view of U.S. authorities until a Border Patrol agent arrived and took the pair into custody. 28 Jul 2014

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