The topic of border security dominated today in the Texas House of Representatives as three bills were filed to boost law enforcement and prosecutorial efforts and combat crime.

The bills filed by three state representatives, including Oscar Longoria from Penitas, aim at growing the department of public safety presence and replace the national guard, as well as provide resources to border county district attorneys to prosecute criminal cases such as human and drug trafficking. Other measures include installing southbound checkpoints. A vote on the bill has not yet been scheduled, until a final draft is presented to the house floor.