AUSTIN, Texas - State lawmakers also took a big step Wednesday to bring home Texas national guardsmen from the border.
The guard has been deployed for more than 200 days as part of a security surge.
Wednesday, state House members approved a comprehensive border bill that includes hiring more state troopers for South Texas.
A reserve force to help during peak enforcement times will also be created from retired troopers.
The legislation still must be approved by the state Senate.