A report from Austin notes the State of Texas may begin construction of its own border wall later this week. The report states that the Texas Facilities Commission is awaiting approval from commissioners to award contracts.
Four companies expressed interest with the commission to build border barriers in areas recently determined to be eligible for construction, the Washington Examiner reported on Monday. Texas officials reportedly identified 733 miles of “border-front land where it can build.”
The article says the State picked land that is privately owned by residents where it can build while avoiding litigation. Efforts by the Trump administration to build on federal land met opposition from multiple lawsuits.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas in June, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he would begin raising funds for Texas to build its own border wall. Abbott said Texas would immediately begin construction of border barriers in areas like