Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says his state is going to go around the federal government and begin construction of its own border wall soon.

KPRC reports:

Construction is expected to begin soon on a 1.7-mile portion of the Texas border wall.

The border wall is part of the initiative announced by Gov. Greg Abbott in June.

Abbott tasked the Texas Facilities Commission with bringing a state border wall to fruition.

During a Nov. 18 TFC meeting, commissioners unanimously approved a design-build contract that will not exceed $162 million for a total of eight miles of border wall that will fill gaps between portions of the federal border wall.

The thing is, you know Texas knows exactly where a wall is needed.

We’d literally forgotten that Beto was running.

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