Over the past week, two newspapers produced stories on how the border surge has resulted in fewer tickets and fewer criminal investigations in the rest of the state by the Texas Department of Public Safety. And at least one legislator has questioned the agency’s border security statistics because DPS lumps its work in with that of other state and federal law enforcement agencies. Now DPS has a clear victory on its home front:

WESLACO, TEXAS – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than two tons of marijuana – with an estimated value of more than $24 million – after a Texas Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a tractor trailer in Starr County on Monday morning.