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Executive Decision Results in $1.5B for Wall Construction

McALLEN, Texas (AP) The Biden administration recently announced they waived 26 federal laws in South Texas to allow border wall construction, marking the administration's first use of sweeping executive power to pave the way for building more border barriers — a tactic used often during the Trump presidency....


Gov. Abbott Appoints Border Czar to Oversee Construction

Gov. Greg Abbott recently announced the new position of Texas Border Czar to oversee border construction and security at a press conference on a Texas border wall construction site in San Benito. Mike Banks has been hired as special advisor on Border Matters to the Governor and will serve as the State of Texas' first-ever Border Czar....


Feds Donate $6 Million of Materials for Wall Construction

The federal government has donated at least $6 million worth of leftover border wall materials to Texas, which will use them for the state's plan to build its own wall. The materials bought with federal tax money were donated to that effort despite the fact that on his first day in office, President Joe Biden said that no more American taxpayer dollars would be used to construct a border wall....


Gov. Abbott Debuts New Wall Construction

Gov. Greg Abbott recently held a press conference debuting the construction of the Texas border wall in Rio Grande City — just six months after he announced Texas would build its own border wall....


Texas Governor to Spend $250M On New Border Wall

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said recently that he will use $250 million in state money and crowdsourced financing to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico. But questions remain over how far Abbott, a Republican, can go for a project whose total cost, length and timeline are unclear and could face legal challenges from the federal government....


Homeland Security to Fix Flood Issue in Rio Grande Valley

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Biden administration announced recently that it will begin work to address the risks of flooding and soil erosion from unfinished sections of the wall on the U.S. border with Mexico and will cancel military-funded contracts as it shuts down one of President Donald Trump's signature domestic projects....


Military Bases Hope to Get Unspent Funds from Border Wall Cancellation

South Carolina has a sizable number of defense personnel, bases and other facilities, particularly in the eastern half of the state and the coast. Like most southeastern states, from Louisiana to Virginia, the Palmetto State can boast of having large, well-maintained naval ports, airfields, Marine Corps bases and Army posts....


Holcombe Mixers Joins Massive Border Construction

Holcombe Mixers, a provider of volumetric concrete mixers and strategic solutions for the concrete industry, teamed up with Fisher Sand and Gravel and Cat Construction to fast-track the major border wall construction project along Arizona's southern border....


North Dakota Company Gets $1.3 Billion to Build Portion of Wall

PHOENIX (AP) — A North Dakota construction company has received the largest contract to date to build a section of President Trump's signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Republican U.S....


U.S. Heads to Court to Build Trump Border Wall in Texas

Three years into Donald Trump's presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land in Texas to build a border wall. Trump's signature campaign promise has consistently faced political, legal and environmental obstacles in Texas, which has the largest section of the U.S.-Mexico border, most of it without fencing....


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