STARR COUNTY, Texas – There is a new way to call for emergency help in Starr County. It still involves 911, but now you can also use text to send an urgent message.
The system is called text to 911 and is part of a regional emergency system already in use in the Laredo area.
Starr County leaders talked about it at a recent meeting.
Law enforcement has found that many times a victim can’t talk on the phone for one reason or another, and now they have another tool to alert first responders.
Text to 911 is expected to go into effect next week.