Officials Hope Recent Tragedy Doesn't Affect Local Economy
POSTED: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 5:57pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 9:35am
Pharr Police Chief Ruben Diaz say that most residents along the border are well aware of the dangers in Mexico.
Those comments just hours after a woman arrived at the Pharr International Bridge yesterday with a gun shot wound to the head. Police say Mexican gun man are responsible.
The Mexican drug war has gone on for years and because of the violence many Americans fear crossing the border.
Many local ports of entry have seen a decline in traffic, cities around the bridge have felt the impact.
The city of Hidalgo relies on money from bridge tolls. A big part of the city's budget depends on that money.
Since the drug wars began years ago the Hidalgo International bridge has seen a decrease in traffic going into Mexico. Even local businesses have felt the hit. With the tragic events that happened yesterday officials here in Hidalgo are trying to keep a positive outlook.."
hidalgo police chief vernon rosser says yesterday's incident was isolated.
He say that for the past five years, businessmen and commuters have been keeping them a float.
So far the United States Department of State has not issued any travel warnings for entry way into Mexico.
Chief Rosser says he doesn't recommend going south of the border....