Biden what?!

Yes, it's true. The Biden administration has essentially provided materials to aide in the effort of the Lone Star State to get its borders under control.

I'm sure you’re wondering why and how all this happened, and when it really comes down to it, the reason that Texas is getting these supplies is because the administration just doesn’t care.

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I thought they stopped building the wall?!

They did stop any further construction on the wall from a federal perspective, but recently the Texas government decided to proceed with the construction of a border at the state level. This is due in part to the massive influx of illegal immigration that Texas border towns have been dealing with.

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New/used supply

The Biden team isn’t really in any kind of huge “support” deal for materials, but instead really just want to get rid of it. Since the building of the border wall stopped, the federal government doesn’t really have a use for the material. So without getting too deep in the weeds, they basically said, “Here Texas, you can have it!”

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How much are they donating?

As of now there are a surplus of approximately 1700 wall panels, being guarded by the Texas National Guard, stored in Maverick County. That comes out to a little over a mile of panels that will be used in the effort to refortify the southern border in the state of Texas

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What's next?

The state of Texas set aside approximately one billion dollars for the sole purpose of fortifying the southern border. Abbott seems content on continuing this project and with the donations from the Biden administration, it should cut some cost and maybe some tax payer dollars for Texans.

Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books

Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.

Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.

Texas has plenty of strange rules and regulations that you could technically be prosecuted for if you violate them, since they've never been amended. Some of these are only for specific cities and not state-wide, but all of them are pretty odd!

Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.

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Top 20 Restaurants Central Texans Wish Would Come to Temple

A while back, I asked the good people of Temple if they could picture a good restaurant to fill the lot on North General Bruce Drive where the soon to be torn down Long John Silver's stood.

This was before it was announced that a Dutch Bros. Coffee location would open there (which was one of the places I predicted as a contender in our article).

So now Dutch Bros. is open in that spot, but the responses to my survey were interesting because they paint a picture of just how diverse Temple's population is. People recommended some familiar restaurants with locations in the surrounding area, but also a few I'd never even heard of.

Here are the top 20 results of the survey. Let's see what the good people of Temple are craving!

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