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Police: Austin ‘Serial Bomber’ Left Video Confession — No Words of Hate, Terrorism

Austin police reported that “serial bomber” Mark Conditt left a video “confession” on the cell phone found in his car after he killed himself by detonating his seventh bomb Wednesday morning. Conditt details the seven bombs he built, including the one that ended his own life. The message did not include any statements about terrorism or hate, police said.

Police: Reported 6th Explosion is Not a Bomb

Police in Austin, Texas, are now saying that the reported sixth explosion is not a bomb. Police tweeted the reported incident was actually an incendiary device and does not appear to be connected to the five previous package bomb explosions that have rocked the city this month.


Border Patrol Agent Defends Effectiveness of Wall After Agency Leader Stalls

The president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) vigorously defended President Donald Trump’s assertion that the border wall would reduce illegal crossings by 99 percent. His testimony during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee followed that of the acting Border Patrol deputy commissioner who danced around the issue when challenged by a California congressman.

Austin’s 4th Bomb in Month Injures Two

Austin police and EMS units responded to what they called a “Bomb Hotshot” call Sunday night. EMS officials tweeted confirmation of transporting two people with serious but “non-life-threatening” injuries.

Mistaken Target Theory Develops in Austin Bombings Investigation

Media reports indicate that investigators in Austin, Texas, are developing theories of what might have motivated a bomber or bombers to set off three explosions in residential communities this month. Some neighbors are offering possible motives for the attacks. The three bomb blasts left two people dead and two others seriously injured.

Texas Sanctuary City Law Survives Fifth Circuit Appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on behalf of the State of Texas and upheld most of the new anti-sanctuary city law that went into effect September 1, 2017. The three-judge panel unanimously overturned most of the lower court’s ruling that temporarily blocked some provisions of the law.

Border Patrol agents arrest illegal immigrant - CBP photo

Assaults on Border Patrol Agents Down 44 Percent in FY2018

Assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents fell by 44 percent during the first five months of the current fiscal year. At the same time, the Department of Justice announced prosecutors would be more aggressive in prosecuting illegal immigrants who assault federal agents.

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Two Sex Offenders Arrested Crossing Border from Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a Texas man who is on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) “10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List” as he re-entered the U.S. from Mexico. One day earlier, Border Patrol agents in Arizona arrested another previously deported child sex offender who illegally crossed the border into Arizona.

Bernie Sanders at SxSW Festival 2018

Bernie Sanders: ‘Texas Can Go Blue’ in 2018

Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) told a group of Texans they could flip the state into the blue column this year if they are willing to do the work. The Vermont senator’s comments came during an appearance at Austin’s South by Southwest Festival.

In this Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, photo, a Border Patrol officer pats down several of the men that were found with a group of immigrants in a tractor-trailer in Edinburg, Texas. Police in Texas acting on a tip found the immigrants locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a gas station about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from the border with Mexico, less than a month after 10 people died in the back of a hot truck with little ventilation in San Antonio. (Delcia Lopez/The Monitor via AP)

Border Patrol Operation Rescues Nearly 500 Migrants Smuggled in Tractor-Trailers

Border Patrol agents in the South Texas Corridor ramped up efforts to stop human smugglers from carrying illegal immigrants in the back of tractor-trailer rigs. During January and February, the Texas Hold-Em Initiative and Operation Big Rig successfully stopped 30 attempts, leading to the rescue and arrest of 448 illegal immigrants.

Harris County CD7 Protest at Town Hall

Largest Texas County Continues Trend from Purple to Blue

Democrats marched to the polls in record numbers in Harris County and the effort to shift the state’s largest voting jurisdiction from purple to blue continues. Democrats in Harris County turned out 167,396 voters in the 2018 primary. This compares to 53,788 in 2014–an increase of 211 percent.


Border Patrol Rescues Migrant Who Fell from 35-Foot Cliff

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector rescued an illegal immigrant who fell from a 35-foot cliff after crossing the border from Mexico. The agents witnessed the fall while tracking a group of illegal immigrants west of Ajo, Arizona. After

Texas State Rep Requests Authority for Election Judges To Be Armed

A Texas state representative requested an opinion from the state’s attorney general as to whether an election judge may carry a concealed handgun at the polling place during the voting process. State law prohibits the carrying of a handgun, or other weapons, on the premises of a polling location while voting is in process. Another state law provides conflicting information.