Ted Poe Town Hall: Border – Lone Star College Kingwood Sat., 7/31/10 11:30 am
UPDATE: Posters from Rep. Poe’s Town Hall on the Border. The Judge’s wonderful assistant, Janel, has found a digital copy of the Assaults on Border Guards chart for us, and will send one of the others when she locates it. Thank you, Janet! (Click on the graphic to enlarge.)
Congressman Ted Poe Hosts Town Hall Meeting
Special Guest: Zapata County Sheriff Sigi Gonzalez
with an update from the Texas-Mexico border
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ted Poe will host a town hall meeting for local residents this Saturday, July 31, 2010, with an important update from Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo (Sigi) Gonzalez on the continuing issues surrounding violence and border security along our southern border.
WHEN: Saturday, July 31, 2010
WHERE: Lone Star College Kingwood
20000 Kingwood Dr.
Classroom Bldg. A (CLA)
Kingwood, TX 77339
“Border security remains the number one issue I hear most about from our district,” said Poe. “I have been to the border over a dozen times and have had the opportunity to work directly with the Texas sheriffs down there to address their concerns and make their voices heard in Washington. I am honored to have Sheriff Gonzalez join me to give the folks here a first-hand account of the situation on our violent southern border.”
Congressman Ted Poe has been the leading advocate in Congress for increased border security. Most recently, Congressman Poe facilitated the process to secure six retired US Army Humvees for Texas Border Sheriffs.
Additionally, Congressman Poe and Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ-08) urged the administration to grant requests from the governors of our nation’s border states for National Guard troops to be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border. Specifically requesting that any National Guard troops that are deployed be armed and allowed to defend themselves if fired upon; and upon request, assist in defending Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement officers.
Poe regularly travels to the southern border and is recognized by the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition as a top supporter of law enforcement and border security. Congressman Poe served as a judge and prosecutor in Houston, Texas, for 30 years; currently serves on the Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security; a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and serves as an Executive Member of the Immigration Reform Caucus.
Zapata County is located south of Laredo, Texas, and is bordered on the north by Webb County, on the east by Jim Hogg and Starr counties, and on the west by Mexico. The county’s largest town and county seat is Zapata, which is on the Rio Grande at the junction of U.S. Highway 83 and State Highway 16.