Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Border Body Farm - Texas State helping ID dozens of bodies discovered in South Texas
Authorities in Brooks County discover more bodies than any other
county in Texas. Since 2012, there has been an influx of illegal
immigrants trying to cross into the US through Texas. Most are from
Central America, where illegal immigrants from Mexico cross through
Arizona. Many don't make it across. But Brooks County is not a
border town. In fact, it's 70 miles away from the Texas-Mexico border.
It's home to the Falfurrias Border Patrol Station which sits in the
middle of the superhighway of drug and human smuggling. "If border patrol is successful on one side, then they move to the other so it's a constant flux," said Don White. White is a volunteer deputy with the Brooks County Sheriff's Office. He's the one in charge of finding the bodies. Since
2009, Brooks County authorities have discovered the remains of 525
immigrants. White believes there are thousands more they haven't found
yet. In 2012, the number of bodies discovered in Brooks County hit an
all-time high: 129. So many illegals use these routes that some ranchers
installed ladders because they were tired of their fences being broken