Just as 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump was concluding his whirlwind tour of this Texas/Mexico border city, the U.S. Border Patrol kicked off a hectic weekend. Over the next twenty-four hours or so, Border Patrol agents would seize 427 pounds of marijuana, rescue twenty-two illegal immigrants and save the life of at least one of them.
On Sunday night the Mexican State of Tamaulipas announced the murder of two off-duty state police officers. The two men were killed and another was injured while headed to the U.S. border city of Laredo with a large amount of cash.
An off-duty police officer, from the neighboring city of Tomball, accidentally stumbled into an armed robbery in progress as he entered a gas station in northwest Harris County. No one was hit as the officer and robbers exchanged gunfire.
A Rhode Island man who was previously convicted of a felony was arrested on charges of illegally possessing guns and explosives. The man was seen posing with weapons on photos he published on Facebook. Police were tipped off about the photos.
One hundred forty people have committed suicide in Texas county jails over the past five years. This disturbing trend was revealed in the wake of the hanging suicide of Sandra Bland in the Waller County jail two weeks ago.
A man incarcerated in the Houston Police Department jail apparently committed suicide by hanging himself. The in-jail suicide is the second in Texas in about as many weeks and comes on the heels of the suicide by hanging of Sandra Bland.
A dashcam video released by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reveals the real reason for Sandra Bland’s traffic stop. The DSP dashcam video also shows the calm and polite nature of the trooper prior to Bland’s escalation of the situation that resulted in her arrest.
Breitbart Texas has learned that 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is heading to the Texas-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the current border security situation. Trump is expected to meet with Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector.
A former IRS tax examiner and three other residents of Pensacola, Florida were sentenced recently in a fraud scheme connected to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The four Floridians pleaded guilty early this year to committing mail fraud.
Dallas Mavericks’ owner, Mark Cuban, jumped back into a war of words with presidential candidate Donald Trump. Cuban took to his social media app, Cyberdust, to linguistically eviscerate Trump over the difference between net worth and cash flow. The duo exchanged nasty words last year as well.
The early Monday morning collision of two barges near the Houston Ship Channel left one vessel on fire and a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway closed.
President Barack Obama sent a celebratory message to Muslims around the world on the White House Twitter account nearly two hours before his first tweet on the subject of four dead Marines killed by an Islamic gunman.
The historic offshore oil block auction being conducted by Mexico fell flat as only two of the fourteen offshore oil fields were awarded. Some of the largest oil companies in the world stayed completely away from the auction.
A clerk in a convenience store in southwest Houston shot two armed robbers and saved his co-worker’s life Monday night. The injured robbers escaped in a waiting car. They later died at an area hospital.
Large numbers of unaccompanied minors and incomplete families once again cross the Texas border. The numbers are not as great as last summer’s surge but Border Patrol agents tell Breitbart Texas that significant crossings have again resumed.
The ninety minute video from a surveillance camera at Don Carlos Mexican restaurant reveals little, if any, new information about the police shootout at the neighboring Twin Peaks restaurant. That incident left nine people dead in May. The video was released by a Dallas law firm on Friday evening.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is taking the Texas success story on the road. Next week, the Governor will visit New York City to meet with business leaders as part of his on-going effort to attract even more business to the Lone Star State.
Nearly one year ago, then Texas Governor Rick Perry announced he was sending 1,000 soldiers from the Texas National Guard to “secure the border.” This action came during Perry’s last half of his fourteen years as Texas’ governor. Perry’s inconsistent record on border security and illegal immigration contains action, rhetoric and inaccurate assertions, as examined below.
The FBI is requesting the help of the public in finding 250 additional teen victims of an online sexual predator who was convicted last year for production of child pornography. He was later sentenced to more than 100 years in prison. The predator had an on-going “sextortion” scheme where he exploited nearly 350 teenage girls. Authorities have identified around 100 of the victims but need help in identifying nearly 250 more.
Texas’s top hamburger restaurant chain issued a statement promulgating the prohibition of the open carry of firearms in their establishments.
The military service of retired U.S. Army veteran, Sergeant David Flores, was celebrated on Saturday in Houston. The soldier received his own personal Independence Day when he was awarded the gift of a mortgage-free home.
Texas will receive more than $780 million from BP as part of a $20.2 billion settlement agreement with Gulf states in connection with the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill. The settlement agreement follows a federal judge ruling that found BP at fault for gross negligence in the spill, which released nearly 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas grassroots leader and constitutionalist Dwayne Stovall announced Wednesday that he will be running in the Republican 2016 primary for the office of U.S. Representative for the 36th Congressional District. The seat is currently held by freshman Congressman Brian Babin who famously used his first vote as a Member of Congress to vote “present” in the House Speaker’s race.
A man preparing to depart Houston on a Delta Airlines flight discharged a firearm he prepared to put in checked luggage. No one was injured in the incident and airport operations were not interrupted.
The Department of Justice released a report this week showing more than 2,700 human smugglers were prosecuted by the federal government in FY2014. Well more than half of those were prosecuted in the state of Texas.