Posted: Feb 18, 2013 3:36 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2013 12:29 PM
RIO GRANDE CITY - Texas Animal Health Commission officials announced they lifted part of a temporary quarantine in Starr County. The quarantine was created after a fever tick infestation in 2007.
The released area is made up of more than 23,000 acres and runs along FM 649. Restrictions previously placed on movement of livestock and wildlife in the area have been removed.
Fever ticks are generally found in Mexico and can kill cattle, officials said. We're told fever ticks are not normally found in Texas.
The remaining quarantined area includes 33,024 acres.