Austin Was Listening

In this post I mentioned the $3 BILLION dollar surplus in Texas’ budget and suggested that border patrols be upped. According to Redneck’s Revenge Governor Perry has launched state-run operations to secure Texas’ borders.

Gov. Rick Perry today launched “Operation Rio Grande,” a state-led initiative to address escalating violence, increase border security and ensure Texans’ safety. The operation brings together a variety of state resources to better secure the Texas-Mexico border from Brownsville to El Paso.

Although Perry emphasized that border threats are best addressed by law enforcement, Texas Army National Guard planners and analysts will also provide support to operation.

“Operation Rio Grande” builds upon Operation Linebacker, an initiative developed by the 16-member Texas Border Sheriff’s Coalition to deter border-related criminal activities through increased manpower and equipment. Perry has provided nearly $10 million to Operation Linebacker since December.

The original is here at rick