DPS: No, Really, Don’t Go To Mexico

In case you were planning any trips to violence-ridden Mexico, the director of the Texas Department of Public Safety says don’t — again.

Today, DPS Director Steve McCraw issued a warning against traveling south of the border for the fourth time in the last year. DPS cited the recent killing of a missionary, along with several other killings and kidnappings involving U.S. citizens who ventured into Mexico.

“We know that many of our Winter Texans enjoy traveling to Mexico, but they should understand that we cannot guarantee their safety after they cross the border,” McCraw said in the release. “If violence does occur, we cannot guarantee that anyone will be brought to justice for those acts.”

If you choose not to heed DPS’s advice (or just plain common sense) and go to Mexico anyway, the agency encourages you to register with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate through its website: https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/.

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://trib.it/fHeSqf.

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Chuck Briese, Oak Ridge Now

[avatar user="cbriese" size="thumbnail" align="left"] Chuck Briese has been a resident of South Montgomery County since 1988. He and his lovely and patient wife, Leslie, have six sons, with only one left to finish high school. Chuck has been a Cub Scout leader, a Little League baseball coach, a church youth leader, and a general troublemaker over the course of the past 25 years. He is obsessed with his lawn, and likes restaurants that serve food that fills up the plate. He has a tendency to tilt at windmills, which may explain why he started Oak Ridge Now.

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