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Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Texas capitol arson suspect also torched Buda cop car, police say

A man suspected in the arson of a vehicle at the Texas state capitol earlier this month has also been identified as the main suspect in the arson of a Buda Police cruiser.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Suspected trafficker arrested in Hays County after seven-county pursuit

WITH VIDEO | A big rig driver who blew through a south Texas border zone checkpoint was arrested early Thursday morning in Kyle after leading law enforcement on an 182-mile chase in an 18-wheeler.

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

McCaul: Mexico must decide whether to extradite notorious cartel boss

The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee chair says “it’s in the best interest of Mexico” if they hand over Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera for trial in the United States. But he adds our southern neighbor might...

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Border reps split on using drones for security

Texas' recent designation as one of six test states for a federal project that seeks to expand the use of drones is spotlighting how far apart border lawmakers are on using more unmanned aircraft for border security.

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