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$876 Million For Texas Border Wall

Courtesy: TX Commissioner's Office

TX BORDER WALL - Governor Greg Abbott’s plan for a Texas-built border wall is expected to ramp up in the coming weeks. That’s according to Mike Novak head of the Texas Facilities Commission - which is overseeing the state’s border wall program. Novak told the commission’s members this past week that state officials have so far approved $878 million in contracts for border barriers.

“We anticipate in the next 6-8 weeks major construction activities will be underway at, hopefully 5, 4-5 separate locations on the border simultaneously, and that’s where we’ve been trying to get,” Novak explained.

Courtesy: Texas Commissioners Office
Governor Greg Abbott at press event in Dec. 2021 for his border-wall announcement.

So far the state has finished just under 2 miles of border wall in South Texas.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.