The troops will help at temporary holding facilities in the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso and aid Border Patrol units along ports of entry, officials said.
Conflicting personalities have gotten in the way of policy goals, but keeping tensions behind the scenes and reaching compromises helped the 86th Legislature pass landmark reform.
Texas’ top political leaders announced that the Legislature had reached agreements on top priorities, including school finance and property tax reform.
State Rep. Dan Huberty tabled until 2021 a proposal to pay for long-term school district tax cuts by raising the state sales tax.
The proposal faces an uphill climb in the lower chamber, with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen saying he prefers to give school districts flexibility on addressing teacher pay.
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen appointed House members to head more than 30 committees this legislative session.
The emergence of a new House speaker all but guarantees a different dynamic among the state’s top three political leaders.
Twenty-two years after joining the Texas House as its youngest member, sState Rep. Dennis Bonnen is poised to take over the chamber’s reins on Jan. 8.
Texas Republicans on Saturday mapped out which issues the state GOP should support ahead of the 2019 legislative session.
School shootings and the #MeToo movement are among the issues that could loom large at one or both events.