"Texas has now deployed its own naval fleet to patrol the Rio Grande River as reported by Jason Whitely for WFAA: the state is spending almost $3.5 million in tax money for six 34-foot gunboats, each which can operate in as little as two feet of water. The vessels are outfitted with automatic weapons and bulletproof shielding."
Is the above true? I've never read about it.
It's been ramping up for a few months now...
@DPS unveils new, high-powered patrol boat for border operations December 8, 2011