Gunfire in Mexico Has Local Officials on Alert
POSTED: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 8:45am
UPDATED: Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 5:45pm
On Friday, across the border in Matamoros, Mexico, there were deadly firelights in the streets between drug cartel members and Mexican military soldiers throughout the day.
All three international port of entry's were closed then re-opened hours later, but heavily armed Custom officers and Sheriff deputies, on the U.S. side, were prepared just encase any violent crossed over onto the bridges. Some travelers into Mexico were trapped in Matamoros and unable to return back to the U.S. side until the port of entry's were reopened.
UTB/TSC officials cancelled all remaining classes for the day and all campus activities for the weekend were cancelled or moved to other locations. Students were asked to stay inside building for their safety because bullets from gunfire in Mexico have landed on the university in the past.