More wasteful spending – $400 million reallocated to construct border fence

Congress approved a shift of $400 million from technology accounts to construction of the U.S. border fence despite a Customs and Border Protection admission that it cannot be completed by year’s end, officials said Monday. The House Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security agreed to a CBP proposal to transfer funds from other accounts to build the remainder of the 670 miles of border fence. Eagle…

Sherman Texas Bus Crash – Angel Tours Bus should not have been in operation

The violations discovered in the bus belonging to Angel Tours that crashed in Sherman Texas Friday morning points to the stupidty and ignorance of a small percentage of people obsessed with ending the Cross Border Pilot Program, which has operated safely for the past 11 months, while ignoring American common carriers who flaunt and ignore the laws and rules thinking it does not apply to…

UN concern at fate of 50 Mexicans on US death row

GENEVA, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The U.N. human rights office voiced concern on Friday for the fate of 50 Mexican nationals on death row in the United States after Texas defied a World Court order and executed one of their compatriots earlier this week. The United States has an international legal duty to comply with a ruling by the International Court of Justice in March…

Texas to revoke truckers CDL for smuggling violationsb

AUSTIN — Truckers who smuggle drugs or people into the U.S. are now risking not only prison time but also the loss of their commercial driver’s licenses as Texas uses a longstanding law in a new border crime crackdown. “Up until today, when those lawbreakers had their trucks apprehended, they were convicted in federal court, they typically paid a small fine or served a brief…

UPDATED: San Antonio police find illegals in parked 18-wheeler

Authorities took a Smithway Motor Express driver into custody after several undocumented immigrants were found inside his 18-wheeler parked at a South Side convenience store. Undercover drug officers stumbled upon the 18-wheeler during a drug investigation Tuesday night, when they pulled over a man during drug bust at a Shell Gas Station in the 5800 block of South Pan Am Expressway. As police surrounded the…

Fake documents freely available on Houston streets

Illegal immigrants fearful of being caught in stepped-up workplace raids are fueling a growing market in Houston for phony immigration and work documents. The result, experts say, is a glut of false, altered and counterfeit documents that are easily obtained at Houston-area flea markets, businesses and clandestine printing shops set up in homes and apartments. The bogus documents include counterfeit Texas driver’s licenses, fake Social…

Rick Flores takes it back; Sheriff wins by 133 votes

Webb County Sheriff\'s Office – Laredo Texas More than 14 hours after the recount of the ballots cast in the April 8 runoff for the Webb County sheriff’s race began, a new victor has emerged.Sheriff Rick Flores was declared the winner over challenger Martin Cuellar by 133 votes. Flores garnered 13,128 votes to Cuellar’s 12,995. Flores initially was reported to have lost the contest by…

U.S. bus company owners indicted in drug smuggling conspiracy

Editors Note: Despite what some of the “white trash” right wing blogs, whose mission in life is to trash Mexico is claiming, a US owned bus companies owners and employees came under indictment this week for using company equipment to smuggle drugs from the Rio Grande Valley to points north. Good catch, but why did it take so long? Eighteen persons, including alleged drug traffickers…

The Great Texas TV Truck Race

A day after a fatal highway drag racing crash, a pair of local television live trucks were caught on video in their own race at a local drag strip. The El Paso stations, KDBC-TV and KVIA-TV, were at the legal drag racing strip Friday night when a crowd of onlookers apparently convinced a pair of photographers and a part-time anchorman to race. Charlie Bernal, a…

When you know nothing and think you know it all!

It’s always good to wake up and find something that sets the tone for the day. Republican Texas Grandma – American and proud on the Greensboro NC blog, Greensboring.com, an appropriate name I think. So this 88 year old woman from Texas calls the place where this young lady works, lonely probably, but who knows, and she has all the answers to societies ills. Immigration…