TDCJ Border Security Hearing
Yesterday, as Chairman I convened a public hearing of the Texas House Corrections Committee to discuss the recent interim charge focused on border security operations and their effect on Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility populations.

Thank you to those individuals and agencies who shared the need for additional resources to better address the disaster at our southern border. As a representative who serves constituents close to the border, I know firsthand how this is a problem not only for our local families and communities but for our entire state and nation. Moving forward, we must work together to address this crisis and firmly ensure our border is secured, our families safe and our businesses and communities whole.
To view the Committee hearing, please click on the Video Player above. 
Community Insight on the Border Crisis 
Among the individuals who provided invited expert testimony was Tonya Spaeth Ahlschwede, District Attorney for the 452nd Judicial District serving Edwards, Kimble, Mason, McCulloch and Menard Counties. She also serves on the Border Prosecution Unit (BPU), an initiative involving the Texas Department of Public Safety and each of the prosecutors in the border jurisdictions of Texas. The BPU is a network of seventeen Texas district attorney offices covering 49 counties along and adjacent to the Rio Grande. In each of these offices, an assistant district attorney is assigned to handle a specialized caseload of border crime cases.

Ms. Ahlschwede recounted personal and professional experiences regarding the situation at the border and how that has affected and hindered our judicial system. I appreciate her making the trip to Austin to provide valuable insight for the committee members and participating state agencies. 
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Republican Andrew Murr is proud to represent Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher and Sutton Counties in the Texas House of Representatives.  
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