NTD: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced key components of the Lone Star state’s plan to build its own barrier along its 1,200-mile border with Mexico at a press conference in Austin on Wednesday, including authorizing $250 million as a down payment to kickstart the process.
The Republican governor said that the funds are being drawn from the state budget, which allocates $1.1 billion towards border security—a record for Texas. The down payment will be used to hire a project manager and contractors for the border wall.
A letter (pdf) authorizing the transfer of the funds was signed at the press conference by Abbott, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, state House Speaker Dade Phelan, state Senator Jane Nelson, and state Rep. Greg Bonnen.
Abbott also signed a separate letter (pdf) directing the Texas Facilities Commission to hire a project manager to oversee the border wall construction, as well as the planning and execution of the construction. The project manager will also be in charge of hiring contractors and subcontractors to build the wall. more
SNIP: Is he planning to run for president? Senate?
Property Damage Escalating: Texas Sheriffs:
Illegal immigrants are still pouring across the border into the United States, many through private land. At the Texas border, an Epoch Times reporter spoke to local sheriffs who say the damage to private property is getting worse. The sheriffs didn’t want to show their faces on camera, but we can share their stories with you.
I’m happy to hear it but when did that lightbulb finally go on?
60 million or so crawling around here and each just waiting to bring in the other 20 family members!
DeSantis / Abbott might be a good ticket.
No to Abbot! He showed the limit of his balls when he went along with the transgender alterations for children, as did Christie Noum.
1,000 nadas to Abbott doing anything but retiring.
If you’re familiar with the Peter Principle, he is the living embodiment.
Gin – I think he’s disappointed that President Trump didn’t try to grab him by the p*ssy!
How long before the DOJ takes Texas to court saying the border is a federal issue?
Regarding property damage by illegals. Again… when I was with the New Mexico Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. the illegal cowards were famous for sneaking up to the houses in Hacita (a border town populated by mostly elderly women) getting a drink from the outdoor garden hose then just dropping the hose on the ground and walking away leaving the water running. Causing another kind of property damage.
DAMN!!! I dispise ALL illegals and also learned to hate the pussies from the ACLU even more. A huge criminal orginazation too… all were cowards once confronted.