A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. A strong cold front will reach the Brazos Valley by mid-afternoon to early evening WEDNESDAY. Mild temperatures are expected to sharply fall as strong, brisk north winds arrive. A scattered rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 1am and Noon Thursday.
US House Republicans seeking to get tough on illegal immigration plan a new vote Thursday on a border fence proposal.
The bill calls for building more than 700 miles of double-layered fencing along the nearly two-thousand-mile border with Mexico.
The House approved the same amount of fencing when it passed its enforcement-focused immigration overhaul bill last December.
An aide to House Majority Leader John Boehner says House leaders see fence construction as a border security issue that needs immediate attention.
But Democratic Congressman Silvestre Reyes of El Paso calls the proposal redundant.
Reyes says it's another piecemeal border security measure that is full of empty rhetoric -- rather than sound policy.
The Senate in May approved a broader immigration bill. The two chambers have yet to negotiate a comprehensive measure.
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