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Border funds trickled down to Victoria

By MADELINE LEWIS
Jan. 24, 2009 at 12:02 a.m.
Updated Jan. 23, 2009 at 7:24 p.m.


Local law enforcement might receive an estimated half-million dollars to fight border crimes that spill into Texas.

The money would flow from Operation Border Star, a state Homeland Security program created 16 months ago to fund extra officers on the streets.

In 2007, the Texas Legislature allocated $110 million for border security; about $400,000 trickled to Victoria's local law enforcement.

A similar amount is expected again after this legislative season.

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