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Abbott reverses course on inspections amid pressure

WESLACO — Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday he would halt the enhanced inspection policy that wreaked havoc on commercial traffic along the U.S.-Mexico border and led to the shutdown of the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.

Bridge officials remind public about limits on cascarones

It’s not a typically crack down.

Feds seize $106K in cash in Brownsville

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Brownsville seized $106,000, authorities announced Thursday.

Border Patrol finds 35 people hidden in tractor-trailer at Falfurrias checkpoint

A man claims cartel members in Reynosa forced him to drive a tractor-trailer carrying 35 people in the country illegally by threatening to harm his family, according to a criminal complaint.

Mom, daughter arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle liquid meth in beer bottles

Border agents arrested a woman and her mother for trying to smuggle liquid meth into the country inside beer bottles taken from their grandmother’s house.

CBP detains 2 wanted on child sex charges

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended two Rio Grande Valley residents last week who had warrants for child-related sex crimes. CBP took 69-year-old Eliseo...

Border agents find 60 people in trailers at Falfurrias checkpoint

Border agents in the Falfurrias area arrested three people over the course of two days who were allegedly trying to smuggle as many as...

Man jailed for failure to declare handgun

A Houston man’s failure to declare he was transporting a firearm across Brownsville to Mexico has landed him in jail, court documents indicate.

Touting ‘Operation Lone Star’ successes, Abbott announces program expansion

WESLACO — Operation Lone Star, the controversial border security initiative implemented by Gov. Greg Abbott last year in response to a historic increase in...