Posted: Jun 30, 2014 3:46 PM
Updated: Jun 30, 2014 3:46 PM
McALLEN, Texas (AP) Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson says 150 more Border Patrol agents are being sent to South Texas where authorities have been overwhelmed by an increase illegal immigration. Johnson on Monday made his third visit in the last month and a half to the Border Patrol's McAllen station in southernmost Texas. The station has been hardest hit by the more than 52,000 unaccompanied children arrested since October.
(Information in the following story is from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com)
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) Visitors to the Texas City Dike at the mouth of Galveston Bay will have to dig twice as deep to get on the popular waterfront site this Fourth of July weekend. The usual $5-per-vehicle weekend fee is being doubled to $10 for the first time. Texas City Mayor Matt Doyle says the extra money will cover rising costs of cleaning up the nearly 5-mile-long dike after the busy holiday weekend. The higher fee also will be imposed over Labor Day.
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) A South Texas sheriff says an 11-year-old Guatemalan immigrant found dead in the brush near the Rio Grande was on his way to join his brother in Chicago. Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez's decomposed body was found June 15th near La Joya, about 20 miles west of McAllen.
SINTON, Texas (AP) A judge has set bond at $150,000 for a woman accused of tampering with evidence in a 2012 park attack case that left a woman dead and her girlfriend hurt. Laura Strickland has been ordered to wear an electronic monitor and live with her parents. Her husband faces capital murder charges for the attack in Portland, Texas.