Texas National Guard

Texas National Guardsman Sgt. Javier Olmos monitors the Rio Grande River border near Eagle Pass, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

National Guard Helps Recover Kidnapped Honduran Toddler After Border Crossing

A National Guardsman assigned to assist the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector helped recover a Honduran toddler whose father allegedly kidnapped him before crossing the border illegally into Texas. The guardsman is assigned to electronic monitoring of the border as part of Operation Guardian Support.

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Alabama National Guard Deploys Assets to Texas Border

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey ordered the deployment of one of the state’s National Guard helicopters to Texas in support of Operation Guardian Support. The helicopter and five guardsmen will assist U.S. Border Patrol agents.

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Police Avert Possible Mass-Shooting at Texas Mental Hospital

San Antonio Police officers may have averted a mass-shooting at a state mental health hospital after an employee allegedly entered the facility while armed. The employee also reportedly had a “hit list” in his possession, along with a journal.

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PHOTOS: Troops Strengthen Border Security, Says Texas Governor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott told members of the state’s National Guard that their presence will strengthen border security and make a meaningful difference. The governor ordered 1,400 Texas National Guardsmen to the border in response to President Donald Trumps call for additional security measures.

Texas Guardsman on Rio Grande River Border in Texas. (U.S. Army File Photo: Maj. Randall Stillinger)

Texas Border Town Police Chief Welcomes National Guard

The police chief of a Texas border town says he welcomes the pending arrival of National Guard troops. The chief says the extra boots will be an important asset to his community’s safety.

U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Leanna Litsch

New Mexico Sending 250 National Guardsmen to Border

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez announced she is sending 250 members of her state’s National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico Border. More than 80 are expected to ship out this week.

Texas National Guard in the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector - Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas

250 Texas National Guard Members Heading to Border

The State of Texas is sending 250 members of the National Guard to the Mexican border in response to a request from President Donald Trump. The announcement by Brigadier General Tracy Norris, Texas Army National Guard commander, followed the president’s

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Feds to Fund Texas Border Security Efforts

The Trump Administration is providing funding for the Texas National Guard’s efforts to assist in securing the state’s border with Mexico. This follows more than three years of the Obama Administration’s refusal to help with any funding for Texas’ border security operations.

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Texas National Guard’s ‘Operation Crackdown’ Impacts Border Community

The Texas National Guard recently completed its third “Operation Crackdown” operation in the border town of Laredo. The program provides assistance in clearing out properties proven to be connected to the drug trade. During this two-week operation, members of the TNG Counterdrug Task Force demolished twenty-six structures for the city.

A Border Patrol agent points out an area of possible illegal activity to a National Guard aviator along the Texas-Mexico border July 17, 2013. National Guardsmen from across the country assist Customs and Border Protection in disrupting transnational criminal organizations and drug trafficking organizations by conducting aerial detection and monitoring …

Texas Leaders Call on Feds to Stop Border Security Cuts

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Democrat U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar joined forces in a bi-partisan effort to stop President Obama’s administration from cutting border security resources along the U.S./Mexico border.

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Rick Perry’s Record on the Border

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.

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Quick Response from Texas National Guard Saves Lives

Members of the Texas National Guard (TNG) responded quickly to rising flood waters in North Texas after a weekend of predicted severe weather. The Guardsmen used a Blackhawk medical helicopter to lift a pregnant woman and a baby to safety. They then quickly moved to the nearby home of the woman’s grandmother and rescued her on Mother’s Day.

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Static Between Straus and Patrick on Border Security Plan

Texas’ top statewide officials are not seeing eye to eye on the critical issue of border security. Public statements by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) and Speaker of the House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) seemed to indicate static between the leaders of the two chambers of the Legislature, and Breitbart Texas was unable to confirm if Patrick, Straus, or Governor Greg Abbott had communicated with each other before a press conference held by Patrick on Tuesday at the Capitol.

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Patrick Seeks $12 Million to Keep Texas National Guard At Border

In a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced that he is seeking $12 million to continue the border surge of Texas National Guard troops through May. They are currently scheduled to leave next month, and

TNG Maj Uzoma Aniniba in Liberia

Texas National Guardsmen Open Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia

Members of the Texas National Guard deployed to Liberia have opened an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) near the town of Buchanan. The soldiers are deployed under Operation United Assistance as part of the 36th Engineer Brigade from Fort Hood, Texas.