“Friendly fence” eyed for South Texas college

by E Wayne Ross on August 6, 2008

Houston Chronicle: “Friendly fence” eyed for South Texas college

McALLEN, Texas — A South Texas university has 10 days to design a border fence that is intimidating enough to turn back illegal immigrants but does not offend the aesthetics of an otherwise idyllic campus.

The University of Texas at Brownsville and the Department of Homeland Security have formalized an agreement presented to a federal judge last week that ends the government’s attempt to condemn part of campus for the border fence.