Selection of Texas National Guard troops to begin soon
AUSTIN, TX — Members of the National Guard are still waiting to find out whether they'll be part of the 1,000 troops to be sent to the border in South Texas.
A spokesperson from the National Guard Association of Texas says those who are selected all have different jobs outside of the National Guard.
Ray Lindner says soldiers will be picked from all over the state, a majority of them from Austin, "We have a lot of people that are in the Guard in their everyday job. Them may, for instance, be in law enforcement. Those are very good people to have, they already understand the drill."