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Texas DPS Director Steve McCraw to

Deliver Keynote Address at

TBC Annual Meeting in Laredo

The Texas Border Coalition is pleased to announce that Steve McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, will be the keynote speaker during the coalition’s annual meeting Oct. 1 at La Posada Hotel in Laredo.


McCraw became Texas DPS director in 2009 and also serves as the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor.

McCraw began his law enforcement career with DPS in 1977 as a trooper in the Texas Highway Patrol and a DPS narcotics agent. In 1983, he became an FBI special agent and served in Dallas, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Antonio and Washington, DC.

His assignments included supervisory special agent, Organized Crime Unit chief, assistant special agent in charge, inspector-In-charge of the South East Bomb Task Force, special agent in charge, director of the Foreign Terrorism Tracking Task Force and assistant director of the Office of Intelligence and Inspections.

In 2004, McCraw retired from the FBI to become the Texas Homeland Security director in the Office of the Governor where he served for five years.

A native of El Paso, McCraw has Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from West Texas State University.

In addition to McCraw, TBC will welcome Leodoro Martinez, Jr., director of the Middle Rio Grande Development Council and chairman of the Eagle Ford Consortium, as its other featured speaker. TBC members also are expected elect a new chairman-elect.

For more information or to register for the event, contact Elizabeth Lippincott at (512) 744-0044.

TBC Praises

New Law

to Curb Fraud

in State’s

Export Sales Tax Rebate Program

TBC is hailing a new law

that will curb fraud in

Texas’ export sales tax

rebate program.

The Legislature passed the measure during the

regular session

and it became law

on June 17.

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New TBC Report

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Border Security


Analysis shows

lack of strategy,

investment in

border crossings

facilitates and empowers

Mexico’s drug cartels

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The Texas Border Coalition is the collective voice of border communities on issues that affect Texas-Mexico border region quality of life. TBC is comprised of mayors and city council members, county judges and other county executives, and business and community leaders. We represent more than 2.5 million people in dozens of Texas border communities from Brownsville  to El Paso.

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