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Hidalgo County

Border Patrol Finds Smuggling Tunnel near Rio Grande

Border patrol agents discovered a 60-foot tunnel leading from Mexico into the United States at the Texas border in the city of Hidalgo. It is located at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment on the Rio Grande River, near a border wall built a decade ago, say officials.

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Top 5 Voter Fraud Cases Along Texas Border in 2018

In a year fraught with voter fraud allegations, many of which resulted in prosecutions across Texas, counties along the Mexican border stood out as hotbeds for investigative activities.

A woman places her ballot paper in the box during early voting for the mid-term elections in Sylmar, California on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas AG Probes Voter Fraud in Border City

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday that his office is investigating alleged voter fraud activities stemming back to a 2017 election in a city located on the U.S. and Mexico border.

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Texas Teachers, Parents Flock to Firearms Training

Texas teachers and parents continue to flock to firearms training courses and active shooter preparedness workshops in response to the recent wave of school threats and the February shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that left 14 defenseless students and three faculty members dead.

In this May 27, 2017, photo,Marchelle Tigner, a firearms instructor, teaches a student how to shoot a gun during a class in Lawrenceville, Ga. Tigner's goal is to train 1 million women how to shoot a gun in her lifetime. She is among the nation's black women gun owners who …

Feds Arrest Democrat Texas State Judge Near Border 

Federal authorities arrested a Democrat Texas state judge after a series of raids on his courtroom and his home. Information on the charges and other details of the investigation remain sealed. The judge is expected to be presented in federal court on Monday.

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23 Voter Fraud Cases from 2016 and Beyond

President Donald Trump kept the threat of voter fraud on the front pages both before and after the 2016 Election. Although ballots have long since been counted, cases of illegal voting and other election law violations continue to surface in the aftermath.

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5 Texas Border Sheriffs Who Were Linked to Mexican Cartels

The ties between elected officials and the Mexican transnational criminal organizations we call “cartels” do not stop at the U.S.-Mexico border. In many instances, such corruption manifested on the north side of the line. We detail below five such instances where Texas border sheriffs were indicted and sentenced to prison for such ties.

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Armored Gunmen Shoot Two in Texas Border City Home Invasion

PHARR, Texas — Authorities in this border city continue to look into how three gunmen wearing body armor and face masks stormed a local house demanding cash and left after shooting two victims. The case seems to follow the pattern of what local authorities refer to as “home invasions”.

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Texas Mailman Convicted in Election Bribery Case

McALLEN, Texas — A U.S. Postal Service employee in this border city has pleaded guilty in federal court to taking money in exchange for sharing the names and addresses of mail ballot voters with Democrat get-out-the-vote operatives, locally known as “politiqueras.”

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Texas to Open Intel Hub Targeting Drug Cartels

McALLEN, Texas — The top law enforcement agencies in south Texas will be getting a new intelligence center aimed at targeting Mexican drug cartel activities and gangs.

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Texans Continue to Ratchet Early Voting Records

Texans continued their march to the polls in massive numbers on the second day of early voting. Most of the state’s largest counties reported second day numbers above the record setting first-day totals.

More than 50 voting machines filled this location in West Harris County. Voter lines still reached up to an hour. Additional registration equipment was added later in day to reduce wait-times. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Lawsuit: Texas Border County is Rigging Election for Tax Hike

McALLEN, Texas — Two community leaders have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop Texas border officials from pushing for the creation of a new tax jurisdiction on some of the poorest Texans via allegedly questionable election procedures.

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