Texas Governor Greg Abbott

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Gov. Abbott Headed To Texas-Mexico Border

April 12, 2018 - 5:37 am

AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Texas Governor Abbott’s heading the Texas-Mexico border Thursday afternoon. 

The Texas National Guard’s armory headquarters is located in Weslaco, this is where Governor Abbott‘s coordinating the latest border efforts in conjunction with President Trump’s border build up.

On Monday Gov. Abbott said Texas would deploy more than 1,000 troops to the state’s 1,200-mile Mexican border, adding about 300 troops a week.

He added the Governors of the respective border states will remain in charge of the National Guard troops located in their states while working closely with Homeland Security to make sure it’s all working seamlessly.