Texas contractor scores $145 million border wall contract

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities have awarded a $145 million contract to a Texas company to build 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday that SLSCO will begin construction of an 18-foot (5.5-meter) reinforced concrete levee wall in February in the agency’s McAllen Station region. The company will also increase the height of existing fences.

It will be the first section of President Donald Trump’s border barriers in the Rio Grande Valley, the busiest corridor for illegal crossings.

The government recently completed construction of a 2-mile (3-kilometer), 30-foot tall (9-meter) section of fencing along the border in California.

Trump has been ramping up anti-immigration rhetoric heading into Tuesday’s midterm elections and has ordered troops to the border to meet a caravan of Central American migrants slowly traveling through Mexico.

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
21°
Menomonie
18°
Chetek
21°
Durand
21°
Ladysmith
21°
Neillsville
21°
Rice Lake
20°
New Richmond
19°
Black River Falls
24°
Medford
19°
River Falls
21°
Duluth
19°
Green Bay
30°
La Crosse
25°
Madison
25°
Milwaukee
30°
Twin Cities
21°
Weather Outlook: January-like today and tomorrow, then warming…

Weather Outlook: January-like today and tomorrow, then warming…

Eau Claire's average high for November 12th is 44 degrees.

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

Scroll to top
Skip to content