Governor Gives Grant To Fight Terrorism

Governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday a new $61.2 million Homeland Security Grant Program

The grant will help with funding support and local efforts to prevent terrorism and prepare for threats and hazards that pose the most considerable risk to the security of Texas and its citizens.

The City of Amarillo will receive  $146,683.94 from the counter-terrorism grant.

The money will cover special response teams, first responders, local planning, interoperable emergency communications and open fusion centers across the state.