Texas Snowbirds Avoiding Violent Mexico

Monday, Nov 29, 2010  |  Updated 11:30 AM CDT
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Texas Snowbirds Avoiding Violent Mexico

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Some companies that cater to winter Texans are avoiding drug violence-plagued Mexico this season.

Some companies that cater to winter Texans are avoiding drug violence-plagued Mexico this season.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Monday that a Rockport-based bus charter company has eliminated tourist trips to Progreso, Mexico.

Barbara Jordan of Jordan and Jordan Charters says she's concerned after news stories of beheadings and shootouts.

George Garrett, who's homeland security director for Weslaco and Donna, says people can still travel to Mexico to enjoy dinner or buy medicine, but his advice is to be aware of the surroundings. Garrett also says he would not recommend winter tourists go to Reynosa or Matamoros, Mexico.

Dr. Brian Smith with the Texas Department of State Health Services says "no locals" are going to Mexico to buy medicine because worries about violence outweigh concerns over the safety of prescriptions.

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