EL PASO (Border Report) — Border Report’s El Paso region and South Texas correspondents share the top stories from along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Here are the headlines for June 29 from the Border Report team.
Smugglers ‘own the mountain’ where deadly pursuit started, ex-border chief says The former head of the Border Patrol’s El Paso Sector says he’s not surprised to learn that federal officials are linking the deaths of seven teenagers and young adults fleeing the Border Patrol to an alleged human smuggling attempt. A total of 10 people were packed into a Chevrolet Cruze that crashed against a parked trailer at the corner of West Paisano and San Antonio Streets in Downtown El … www.borderreport.com
Citing “astronomical numbers” of coronavirus patients in South Texas communities along the border, health and community officials are reaching out to officials in Austin and other states, as well as to individual residents, to help battle a recent surge of the virus that they say will soon “overwhelm” area hospitals.