Texas Border County Government Coalition Forms to Demand More Help from Austin

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  • Source: Breitbart
  • 10/22/2021
UVALDE, Texas – The local governments of Kinney County, Uvalde County, and the City of Uvalde joined to form a commission to help residents negatively impacted by the ongoing border crisis. The local coalition is authorized under Section 391 of the Texas Local Government Code. At the first meeting, commission members demanded action and answers of representatives from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM).

Assistant Chief Tony Pena and District Coordinator Fernando Perez with TDEM sat quietly as members of the newly formed 391 Border Coalition voiced frustration with issues caused by the influx of migrants into Kinney and Uvalde Counties. The members asked the TDEM to work toward better communication with local governments and provide more support as they deal with the influx.

Henry Garcia, Kinney County EMS Coordinator, says the influx robbed residents of emergency services on some occasions. Garcia says in a normal year during hunting seasons, his department usually treats three rattlesnake victims. This year, 14 migrants were treated for bites, sometimes requiring transfer to San Antonio for critical care.
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