Several Hundred New Troopers Coming to the RGV

Local News

The Texas Department of Public Safety is getting ready to send several hundred new troopers to the Rio Grande Valley. Under a plan set forward in Austin some 200 new officers are set to arrive to patrol the border by the end of August.

The number is expected to climb to 250 by December as required by the Border Security bill.

The director of the DPS says troopers along the border are needed to secure the state.

Steve McCraw, Texas DPS Director says, “If the border was secure we would be much more secure, not only into in our border cities, but in the cities throughout the state. This has had an impact in that area. It’s a different game right now.”

Many are questioning the price tag of nearly $900 million. Especially since many other areas of the state are unprotected. Regardless the state says we can see more troopers here by the end of August.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

COVID-19 SAFETY TIPS

COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands"

COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing"

COVID Tip: Disinfecting

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Disinfecting"

COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth"

COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact"

COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas"

COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often

Thumbnail for the video titled "COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often"

ValleyCentral App Links

App Store Link
Google Play Link

Inside RGV Politics

More Inside RGV Politics
More Throwback Thursday