Kinney County Sheriff's Office

Watch: Suspected Migrant Smuggler Leads Texas Cops on 115 MPH Pursuit Near Border

A suspected migrant smuggler led Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed pursuit that began on June 13 in the small community of Brackettville, Texas. When troopers attempted to stop the suspicious vehicle within the incorporated area of the city, the driver allegedly chose to flee. The vehicle left the city limits on a rural farm-to-market road and reportedly reached speeds in excess of 115 miles per hour.

An alleged human smuggler looses control of vehicle during 115 mph pursuit in Kinney Count

150 Migrants Found on One Texas Freight Train near Border

Kinney County Sheriff’s deputies found an estimated 150 migrants stowed away on a freight train near Spofford, Texas, hoping to escape the border region. The deputies summoned additional law enforcement officers to assist in boarding and searching the rail cars on Friday afternoon. In all, 86 migrants were removed from the train and turned over to the Border Patrol. An estimated 70 or more migrants managed to run onto nearby ranches and escape from the authorities.

150 migrants found on Texas freight train near border. (Kinney County Sheriff's Office)

Houston Teacher Charged with Smuggling Migrants near Border in Texas

A Houston Independent School District teacher is facing multiple felony charges related to an incident near the Texas border where police say he attempted to smuggle four migrants into the U.S. interior. Police in Kinney County say they stopped Brandon Alexis Gracia for a traffic violation near Eagle Pass, Texas, early last week and found migrants attempting to hide inside the vehicle.

Brandon Alexis Gracia -- Kinney County Sheriff's Office

Texas Border Sheriff Calls for Multi-State Response to Migrant Crisis

Kinney County, Texas, Sheriff Brad Coe issued a plea for other law enforcement agencies to help with the continued flow of migrants through his county. The sheriff sent a letter to fellow sheriffs in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas asking for available resources to be sent immediately to Kinney County.

A group of migrants are found being smuggled in a horse trailer in Kinney County, Texas. (

Human Smuggling Crash Leaves Three Migrants Dead in Texas near Border

A single-vehicle crash in Kinney County, Texas, claimed the lives of three migrants. A passing motorist discovered the grisly scene near Brackettville on Sunday and immediately notified authorities. According to Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe, the accident did not involve a law enforcement pursuit.

Texas DPS troopers and Kinney County Sheriff's Office deputies survey the wreckage of a hu