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  • Sheriffs Visit Falfurrias to Learn About Immigration Surge Play Video

    July 18, 2014 8:07 PM

    FALFURRIAS - Sheriffs from throughout the nation gathered in Brooks County to learn more about the immigration crisis affecting South Texas. The sheriffs said the surge in immigration represents a threat to their communities. Brooks County Rancher Dr. Mike Vickers and his wife Linda gave the lawmen a... more »
  • Brooks County Ranchers Worry About Criminal Immigrants Play Video

    June 26, 2014 7:16 PM

    FALFURRIAS - Sex offenders, murder suspects and gang members are making their way through the vast rangelands of Brooks County. The Vickers ranch is one of the many land spreads affected by the surge in illegal immigration. What is more concerning to the ranch owners is the type of... more »
  • Sex Offenders, Gang Members Being Smuggled Through the Valley Play Video

    September 4, 2013 8:06 PM

    WESLACO - Sexual predators and violent gang members are being smuggled into the United States through South Texas, Border Patrol officials said. Some of those suspects have ties to infamous street gangs in Central America. Ranchers in Brooks County said they've had encounters with the violent immigrants. "He scared... more »
  • The Last Line of Defense Play Video

    May 2, 2013 10:49 PM

    NEAR FALFURRIAS - America's last line of defense is disappearing in the South Texas brush. A few strands of barbed wire and the inhospitable ranchlands of Brooks County are little deterrent to those determined to make it past the Border Patrol checkpoint. "It's escalated to the point that... more »
  • Ranchers to Get Surveillance Cameras

    October 11, 2012 10:19 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Ranchers are turning to technology to keep an eye on their lands. Linda Vickers was one of the first ranchers in South Texas to volunteer to have motion-sensing cameras installed on her land. "I think some of the best images are these huge groups ...... more »

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