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.
Governor Rick Perry has touted his plan to let anyone with Internet access report crime along the Texas-Mexico border by watching surveillance camera feeds. But three months later, the virtual border watch program is still not online.
Texas Homeland Security Steve McCraw says the delay has occurred because officials wanted to ensure the cameras and other infrastructure provide the best signals and coverage.
McCraw says the program is moving forward.
Perry announced in June he would use five (m) million dollars in state money to place hundreds of cameras in vast stretches of remote, criminal hotspots along the border.
McCraw says one of the biggest challenges was providing the best signals in rural and open range areas.
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