Sheriff’s Deputies Come Under Gunfire While Helping at Car Crash near Texas Border

EDINBURG, Texas — Sheriff’s deputies near the Texas border came under fire while trying to provide assistance during what appears to have been a car wreck. The shootout took place early Saturday morning in a rural area near the border city of Weslaco, information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office revealed.

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Texas Gov. Signs Toughest Border Security Plan of Any State, and Seeks Fed Reimbursement

Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a ceremony to sign the toughest and most comprehensive border security plan of any state in the United States of America. The legislative package provides historic levels of funding to secure the border, establishes a Child Sex Trafficking Prevention Unit, strengthens penalties for human traffickers, increases funding for the border protection unit, and seeks reimbursement from the federal government for Texas funds spent on border issues.


Texas Truancy Law Reform Receives Widespread Support

Texas prosecutes K-12 children and their parents for the Failure to Attend School (FTAS), at more than double the rate of all 49 other states combined. Unlawful absenteeism affects youngsters from all walks of life, often leaving a criminal paper trail that jeopardizes their futures.


Texas Cops Worried About Prevalence Of Online Predators Near Border

A joint operation between the FBI and several Texas police departments near the border has resulted in multiple arrests of suspected online predators, and authorities are concerned about the overwhelming response to their sting operation. Within four days, five men were arrested after responding to what they believed was an invitation from a 14-year-old girl to meet them for sex. Additional arrests are expected in the coming days.

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New Texas Border DA Vows to Crack Down on Public Corruption

The newly sworn in District Attorney (DA) for Hidalgo County said he will keep his pledge for a public corruption task force. Breitbart Texas has reported extensively about corruption in the South Texas border county. The issue came to a head earlier last year when Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino resigned, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering.

Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez