San Antonio Local & National News – March 6, 2019
Written by KROV News Department on March 6, 2019
In Local News –
The search for Andreen McDonald, a San Antonio businesswoman and mother who disappeared last week, has intensified as more than 200 volunteers showed up Tuesday at a far North Central Side mall parking lot to help, including her father and more of her fellow gym members.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar told the Express News That; “the search area was widened significantly as a result of the overwhelming response to the call for volunteers.”
The massive search effort required at least one VIA bus to transport some of the searchers to wooded areas off Borgfeld Road, 4 to 5 miles from the McDonald home..
The searchers included retirees, businessmen, moms, dads, students, nurses, members of Iron Tribe Fitness, the gym Andreen McDonald frequented, and many others.
In National News –
US Customs and Border Protection is at a “breaking point” dealing with a surge of migrants at the US-Mexico border, the Trump administration said.
During February more than 76,000 people were captured either crossing illegally or without proper papers.
That’s the highest number of “encounters” in any February in 12 years, the Border Patrol told CNN News that; “A good portion of that number contains families and unaccompanied children.”
Of the 76,000, 7,250 were unaccompanied children and 40,385 were people who came with family members.
To deal with all that, the Border Patrol is expanding its medical support and building a processing center in El Paso, Texas.