Helicopter buzzing over Zapata gets national attention
A helicopter seen flying in the skies over several areas in Zapata County a few weeks ago has gotten national headlines.
Congressman Ted Poe held a press conference in Washington yesterday, using the recent sightings as an example of strengthening security along the border.
Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzales has been aware of this and other instances and says he reported them to federal authorities.
He says Washington is finally getting the message that there is a problem along the border.
He admits that one instance may be a joint operation between the US and Mexico, but the point is, Washington is now being made aware of what's going on in his neck of the woods.