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Border wall announcement catches Starr County elected officials off guard

Just one day after news broke that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas had greenlit the construction of new border wall in Starr County — waiving 26 federal laws in the process — both local and federal officials have been left with questions.

Feds propose 20 miles of new border wall in Starr County … again

U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Monday published a letter seeking input on a proposal to build up to 20 miles of new border wall in Starr County.

Two men admit to stealing $1.5M in border wall panels from Pharr construction site

Two men pleaded guilty this week to stealing more than $1.5 million in border wall panels from a Pharr construction site.

UTRGV survey indicates more local support for border wall construction

A study conducted by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has found that support for border wall construction has grown as support for Republicans here has also strengthened.

Alleged border wall panel thief freed on bond

McALLEN — A man who allegedly helped steal more than $1.5 million in border wall panels from a construction site in Pharr last fall was freed on $30,000 bond Wednesday.

Member of private border wall family charged with driving drunk, killing man in Weslaco

Weslaco police have charged a member of the family who owns the land where the private border wall is located in Mission with intoxication manslaughter on Friday.

Drug smugglers toss marijuana over border wall in Brownsville

When several people tried to climb the border wall with bundles of marijuana in Brownsville, they didn’t know they were being watched.

Man indicted for stealing border wall panels from Pharr business

A man suspected of stealing steel designated for border wall construction was formally indicted June 14 in McAllen.

Settlement with private wall builder sparks mounting skepticism

Last week marked the end of a more than two-year dispute between the federal government and the builders of a private border wall that went up just feet from the banks of the Rio Grande in 2020.

Government reaches settlement with private wall builders

The federal government’s two-and-a-half year long lawsuit against the builders of a private border wall south of Mission came to an end Tuesday morning when prosecutors filed a stipulation for dismissal in federal court.