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Border Fence News Releases

UNIVERSITY, COMMUNITY PLANT "SEEDS OF HOPE"
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02/14/09 - More than 350 people symbolically planted hope during an event commemorating The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College's border security agreement reached last year with the federal government>>more

UTB/TSC AWARDS CONTRACT FOR SECURITY FENCE
10/02/08-The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College announced the execution of a contract for improvements to a security fence along its southern perimeter >> more

BIDS REQUESTED FOR FENCE UPGRADE
08/20/08 - The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College has posted a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the upgrade of the campus property line fencing that was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection (DHS/CBP) >> more

UT REGENTS COMMEND UTB/TSC FOR BORDER PROPOSAL
08/14/2008 - The University of Texas System Board of Regents commended the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College President Dr. Juliet V. García and her negotiating team for their work with the federal government regarding enhanced border security at the board’s regular meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14 in Austin>> more 

UTB/TSC TO BEGIN FENCE PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETINGS
08/6/08 - The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College has begun pre-construction fence meetings. As part of the agreement with U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection (DHS/CBP) filed in federal court on Tuesday, Aug. 5, UTB/TSC defined the schedule with the deadline of 10 days to design the "friendly fence." >> more

UTB/TSC, HOMELAND SECURITY REACH AGREEMENT
07/31/08- The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College (UTB/TSC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection (DHS/CBP) reached an agreement today (July 31) that ends all court proceedings between the parties. DHS/CBP has agreed to end condemnation actions against UTB/TSC, effectively allowing UTB/TSC to retain ownership over all its property>> more

FEDERAL JUDGE ORDERS FORMAL SUBSTANTIVE DISCUSSIONS
06/30/08- Brownsville Federal Judge Andrew Hanen ordered representatives from The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College and The University of Texas System and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue jointly assess alternatives to a border fence as mandated by the previous agreement in March>> more

UTB/TSC HOSTS BORDER WALL SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS
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04/28/08- The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College was at the center of the nationwide border wall debate Monday, April 28, as two U.S. House of Representatives subcommittees held a field hearing to hear testimony on the wall’s impact on the environment and border communities>> more

UTB/TSC AND DHS AGREE TO STUDY ALTERNATIVES
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3/19/08 -Brownsville Federal Judge Andrew Hanen dismissed a civil action suit Wednesday, March 19 against The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College after the University and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reached an agreement regarding access to University property>> more

TSC BOARD PASSES BORDER FENCE RESOLUTION
10/25/07-The Texas Southmost College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution against the proposed border fence during a board meeting Thursday, Oct. 25. The resolution urges the U.S. Government to pursue alternative solutions to the border fence that will not divide the institution and community>> more

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