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Texas school district OKs possible border wall land survey

Posted: 1:00 PM, Jul 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-01 14:00:09-04

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) – A school district in a small Texas border city is letting the federal government review some of its land that could be used for border wall construction.
    
The Rio Grande City school board this week approved a request from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to come onto district property for survey and site assessment.
    
School board president Daniel Garcia told The Monitor newspaper in McAllen that federal officials didn’t specify the reason for the assessment. Texas congressman Henry Cuellar says he met last week with U.S. officials who informed him they’re moving forward with trying to acquire land.
    
Rio Grande City is in Starr County, which in April confirmed meeting with government officials about wall construction.
    
Other cities have also received requests from Border Patrol to survey land.