TX To Provide $250M “Down Payment” On Border Wall

Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday began announcing details of his plan for Texas to build its own border wall, starting the hiring process for a program manager and providing $250 million in state funds as a “down payment.” “Texas will build a border wall in our state to help secure our border,” Abbott said.

The governor did not specify how long the wall would be or where it would be built, saying that those decisions will need to be determined by a program manager after more research. On Wednesday, Abbott directed the Texas Facilities Commission to hire a program manager to begin that work.

Read the full article. Abbott plans to launch a national crowdfunding drive to pay for the rest of his wall.