Monday, February 23, 2009

Texas National Guard Not Yet on High Alert

by Barbara Sowell at Digital Journal

Rumors have been generated on internet forums and among some bloggers that Texas State Senator Dan Patrick had been interviewed by Fox News today and that Patrick said that the Texas National Guard was on High Alert.

Internet mailings such as the one below indicated that the Texas National Guard had already been put on High Alert. This apparently is not the case as of this afternoon.

Texas State Senator, Dan Patrick, was on FoxNews this morning at 8:45am. He said he had some “breaking news to share”. Boy was it!!! The Texas State Legislature had been trying very hard to get the Obama Administration to respond to a critical situation on the Texas Border. The Administration had not gotten back with Texas as of last night. So the State of Texas told Washington D.C. basically they could go jump, and “we’ll take care of Texas!”. As of last night… the Texas National Guard has been put on High Alert!!!

The situation is definitely getting bad on the Texas-Mexico border. A violent street battle between suspected gangsters and Mexican soldiers killed at least five people last Tuesday morning in the border town of Reynosa.

On the same day last week police in the Rio Grande Valley had to close the Pharr international bridge to Mexico due to border violence.

"We depend on the Mexican trucks that cross, but right now it's dead," explains customs broker Elsa Gomez. Her business is located right next to the Pharr international bridge.

According to

• 100’s of PRO-DRUG CARTEL Mexicans were blocking the entrance to the United States, yesterday and today, banging cars, shouting and holding signs. 10 people were killed Wed. and 12 more yesterday at the border (5 of which were children!!!)
• Mexico is breaking out in Civil War in the western part of the border and they expect it to spread the entire border with no end in sight.
• The National Guard will be activated as the scenario worsens and is on Alert now and will remain so until (and IF) Washington does something to end the danger on the border
Patrick has been in touch with DC and as yet, they have not responded.

This afternoon I spoke with Court Koenning of Texas Senator Dan Patrick’s office. According to Koennig, Patrick was interviewed by a local Nashville radio station today but did not say that the Texas National Guard was on High Alert. Last week Patrick stated during an interview that for the first time since Katrina the State Emergency Service, located in Austin, was activated at the suggestion of Homeland Security for about a day in response to border violence organized by the Mexican drug cartels. Koennig stated that Patrick never said that the Texas National Guard was on high alert.


  1. Check out Fox news 19 feb 2009 search for texas guard and the video and text come up. True story! I would love to spend my vacation on the border!