A month has passed and it is with great sadness that I report that another great patriot and protector of our porous southern frontier has relocated.  I want to thank the Secure Borders Intel Watch Adviser for introducing me to Bob Maupin many years ago. My life was the better for it. I feel both sad and blessed at once.

A great article about Bob can be found here:

Rollin’ the border road from Red Shank to Cherry Stem will never be the same.

“Why should I capitulate to a bunch of damn criminals? This is my country, not theirs.”- Bob Maupin

Rest In Peace Bob



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Secure Border Intel’s Latest

This just in from SBI:

“Cameras recovered in Arivaca, AZ show changing trends in smuggling activity.  Marijuana smuggling is making a return despite increased legal access in the US.  Small self guided groups of illegal aliens are making their way north using a network of well placed and maintained water and food supply caches left by groups operating under the guise of humanitarian aid.  Larger groups are still carrying their own supplies on unchecked trails (little to no Border Patrol activity observed).  Cartel scouts are working openly in the daylight.  No border fence exists along this 25 mile stretch of border. “


Why limit giving to just one season?  Please help the families of agents who gave their lives protecting our  nation’s porous frontiers:


Border Patrol Charity Gathers Christmas Gifts for Children of Fallen Agents

Border Patrol Agents Deliver Christmas Gifts to Kids in Texas Border Community

God Bless Y’all and God Bless America

Semper Vigilans,


Secure Border Intel

This from the crew at SBI:

“Cameras placed in Arivaca, AZ reveal changes in smuggling traffic including groups travelling between prearranged water caches allowing them to leave their usual day packs and water jugs behind.  Walking on roads shortens their trip and reduces elevation changes.  This is not a new technique but seems to be used almost universally compared with past groups who used more concealed trails. Groups of presumed scouts with binoculars and at least one carrying a rifle were also noted.”  


I must admit I dropped the ball on this repost.  It came into my inbox several weeks ago and I failed to see it.-C1



More Sad News- Shorty relocates to his final position.

I received the following email last night 1OCT19 forwarded from another longtime friend, border warrior and patriot:

“This is Shorty’s sister. I’m sorry to tell you he will no longer be helping you at the border or coming to visit (which he’s wanted to do for months). Shorty fell & hit his head Weds. Being on blood thinners he bled into the head. He was stable after brain surgery for subdues hematoma until Sunday morning. His blood pressure dropped & he died at 2:18 am Sunday.
I am so sorry to tell you this thru email. I know he appreciated your friendship & messages over the years. He really wanted to be able to get down there again. Know that he’s watching over all you patriots.
God bless”

It was a privilege, honor and also just plain fun to have been able to work the border, go shooting and hang out with ol Shorty.  He did his country proud and will be missed.

Rest In Peace Shorty



For the record I hope I’m wrong….

I keep waiting for one of the talking heads on radio and TV, right wing or left, to mention this and no one does.  Not even Rush or “The Great One” who normally are way ahead of the game have brought up the following scenario:

If (or when) the United States takes action against Iran, Iran will activate sleeper cells already in this country.

These terrorists have been streaming into this country one way or another for years if not decades.

The terrorists are patient.

America is complacent.

(Democrats are complicit)

The terrorists are determined.

Americans are in denial.

These bad actors have been here for years. It would not surprise me if they didn’t have nukes here as well. Common sense tells us Iran has had some nuclear capability for years, despite what the media might say or politicians might want the public to believe.

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t take action against Iran. I’m just saying that when I hear someone like Hannity saying the President will act swiftly and decisively and that there will not be a prolonged war or “boots on the ground”  he’s talking about over there…..

I’m talking about here.

The talking heads never follow up with the consequences likely to happen in the homeland when the world’s greatest state sponsor of terrorism activates operatives that at some point strolled across our porous southern frontier virtually unchecked.

Did you really think that thousands of swinging dick, military age males  from all over the world just wanted to sneak into the country for a better life?






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You can’t stop what’s comin’ -we already let it go too far…

But we can be ready

Vocatus alque non vocatus,

Deus adherit









Enjoy your freedom while you can for if the price of freedom is eternal vigilance then America as we knew it is not long for this world.




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How do we honor these great men?

By allowing the third world to invade our homeland in droves?

By allowing corrupt solicialist politicians to dictate policy?


D-Day: 17 stunning photos from 1944 show how hard the Normandy invasion really was






Hopefully we can all take time out from our vacations and BBQs to remember just why we have Memorial Day. And while we pause in honor and remembrance of those who fought and died fighting for our freedom please don’t forget those brave men and women of the United States Border Patrol who valiantly gave their lives on the soil of our very homeland protecting the porous frontiers of our country.

Agent Memorials courtesy of the National Border Patrol Museum


Heavily armed men escort migrants across US border, surveillance video shows




Correction- Notification App/Operator Malfunction

It has come to my attention that those of you who have subscribed and receive notification of each post have been getting blank screens punctuated with blue lines.  I realize now the malfunction is due to my own endeavors to make links to pertinent news articles more visible.  The default color when I add a link is blue, which is hard to read when looking at the blog.  So in an effort to make the links more easy to see I changed the color of the links to white. While this made the  links more readily visible while viewing them on the blog itself, on the notifications the links appear against a white background MAKING THEM INVISIBLE as in the example below:

The links were there, You just couldn’t see them!  I have since changed the color of this links to orange.  This does nothing to notifications you have already received but future blog post notifications should be visible.  Let’s put it to a test.  Below is a link to a news article regarding an area of the border I just visited.

Teen Migrant Rescued from Drowning in Texas Border River

Please email me  or leave a comment and let me know if you are not able to see the link above.

I apologize for any frustration or inconvenience this may have caused.

Thanks to Beast for drawing this to my attention.

And thanks for your support.

God Bless Y’all and God Bless The United States Of America.

Semper Vigilans,



Don’t know where to start….. I would say Happy Easter but I’m not really feeling too happy about it.

Or, as in the past, I would pay tribute to the Texans who fought so valiantly at San Jacinto on this day, the 21st of April, winning freedom from Mexico for Texas back in 1836.

That freedom is steadily being lost. For Texas and indeed for the entire United States of America. Or what’s left of it…

I am so tired of Mueller and the “deep state” and all the serious corruption news that proliferates the airwaves. It is but a diversion. Is it serious? YES! But even if they brought all THE REAL GUILTY PARTIES to justice today, and I seriously doubt they ever will, I fear it matters not.  Because all the while ten of thousands of illegal aliens are streaming into the country virtually unchecked. Nothing of any consequence is being done about it.  The Border Patrol is stretched to the max. The interior of the country is flooded already and the invasion continues unabated.  The health of the country is compromised with thousands of sick immigrants.  The integrity of our precious voting rights is undermined with millions of illegal aliens who have and will cast ballots. The criminal justice system is burdened with criminals from other countries who shouldn’t even be here and who’s first acts in America was to break the law.

If you piss in the soup long enough pretty soon it’s no longer soup……

I continue to get emails from the good people I have met in my nearly fifteen years of volunteering on the border. Here’s a couple I received just last week from two different Patriots who live on or near our porous southern frontier:

“Just talked to the Border Patrol. They are picking twenty plus a day on
the ranch. Looks like old times. They are picking up my fence and
pushing the people through under it. They are too short handed to have
people patrolling the G road.”

“Might start building my ‘Border Bootie’collection again.
Shortly before dark last night I took my dog out back after dinner to let him do his thing when I heard someone talking in Spanish. Went back into the house and tucked the Glock visibly showing in my waistband and went back out to see. Sure enough as I climbed the knoll to the RR tracks I see an individual with a small pack wearing booties over his shoes talking on his phone and looking lost. Immediately I make a call to BP providing the details as the individual sees me and asks for help getting to Los Angeles. I tell him BP is on the way to help. He wasn’t too happy with that saying they will just arrest him again then send him back to Mexico please tell them that I turned around and went back to Mexico. At that time I made a pretend phone call saying I was the one on the tracks and gave a hand wave. Said yes sir and hung up. Turning to the illegal I said it would do no good to leave since we were being watched and pointed out a BP camera installation on the hill behind us. About then I pointed out a BP truck and quad entering my driveway, he sat dejectedly and took off the booties and packed away his phone, looking up he asked why I called and didn’t just let him go thru. Told him there were several reasons, I didn’t know who he was , why he was on my property and for all I knew his pack was full of drugs instead of food and water. Still not happy I escorted him to the house where agents had just pulled up to and gladly turned him over. Agents said they were working 2 groups either side of me and this guy must have gotten separated from them. Just before midnight my driveway alarm started going off and so did my dog. Going out I saw BP flashlights and trucks all over the area. Not sure what they were working but I went back to bed. We could sure use a decent fence/wall out here. I may just start hanging the booties along the driveway, it’s long, I have lots of room on it and it doesn’t look like this issue will be resolved anytime soon. 
Take care and be safe.”


Last Tuesday, 16APR19 on the border in New Mexico near Texas:

Armed U.S. militia in New Mexico catches 300 illegals

An armed militia was ‘detaining’ migrants at the border. The FBI arrested its leader.

The following day, 17APR19, I drove down to Eagle Pass, TX.  At high noon in broad daylight, in the middle of town, groups were forming and crossing despite high BP presence.  I watched one group form across from the boat ramp at the end of Main St.

Not believing that they would actually try to cross the river, which was up substantially from my last visit and moving swiftly and right in the middle of town, I quit watching them and decided to investigate this road:

No sooner than I rounded the bend I caught this guy struggling against the current pulling a rope which was tied in Mexico and if tied to the Texas side would provide an easier way to get a group across the raging Rio Grande.


I called it in as he turned around and swam back to the other side.  I regret that I wasn’t fast enough to snap his picture as he flipped me the finger from the other side.

To brave that current the man definitely had the potential to make the Mexican Olympic swim team.

An Agent responded and we chatted for just a second then he said he had to hurry to the boat ramp.  Seems the group I had watched forming had come across as soon as I left. As did many others.


Driving back I listened to conservative talk show hosts go on and on about how now the parties who were really guilty of Russian collusion will be prosecuted and how the corrupt officials in the FBI and DOJ will be indicted and brought to justice.  But even if that proved to be true, and again I doubt that it will, what difference will it make if the country has been “fundamentally changed” from within? If but a small fraction of those who shouldn’t be in this country cast a ballot in the next election will any of it matter?  The highest priority should be to not only stop the invasion but expel the millions of illegals who are already here. The bright side, if there is one, is that if Democrats ever control the Presidency and both houses of Congress again the economy will tank and people may stop streaming here for the millions of jobs Trump has created.

Either way spells DOOM.

When will you WAKE UP AMERICA???

Semper Vigilans,




The Latest From Secure Border Intel

This is happening all along the border, all day and night………WAKE UP AMERICA!

Secure Border Intel After Action Report: Arivaca, Tucson, Arizona- 10APR19
Smuggling traffic patterns continue to change along the US/Mexico border in South Tucson.  Obvious narcotics trafficking has become harder to detect.  Border Patrol moved from a “Defense in Depth” strategy to a “Hold the Line” attempt that had an impossible likelihood of success given the lack of road access and security fencing.  Groups of illegal aliens are being equipped with effective camouflage and counter-tracking booties to elude and evade.  They are demonstrating counter-tracking techniques while moving through patrolled areas.  “Humanitarian Groups” are leaving large water caches right on cue along the busiest trails starting immediately at the border and leading north.  The amount of “got aways” detected further north hints at a high success rate for the smugglers.  Without a proper fence and patrol road this area will remain a wild west show.


Cesar Chavez used the term “Wetbacks” and “Illegals” to describe migrant workers…



What’s it going to take to wake you up AMERICA??  Will it have to happen in your own yard?  I have news for you it already is.  I received this email from an old friend in Southern California yesterday.  Below it is the follow up I just received today.  Our country is being flooded and infested with infected, felonious future Democrats. WAKE UP AMERICA!

Semper Vigilans!


Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:09 AM
Subject: My Sunday Morning

So much for a relaxing Sunday morning. While getting my coffee ready the alarm on my driveway goes off. In my bathrobe I go out to see the cause. Soon I notice an individual not in a BP uniform walking around the property. I get a description of his clothing and make a call to the Border Patrol. Before they can arrive the individual starts making his way towards the house. Quickly dressing I grab my Glock going out to confront him. Carrying it openly by my side and very obvious I ask what he wants. He asks for a ride and says he can pay. When told no he asks to make a call on my phone and I tell him I have already called for someone to help him and start to escort him down the driveway. About that time BP arrives and takes over. Chatting with the agent he says they have been swamped with over half the illegals crossing having respiratory diseases and requiring medical attention causing 46% of the agents encountering them to become sick as well. I asked about the effectiveness of the razor wire being strung on the existing fencing and was told it isn’t much of a deterrent and is being cut and taken into Mexico. We need a proper fence or wall. Also found out that the catch and release of the illegals is a total joke. They are given ankle tracking bracelets and taken to the bus station with the promise to appear for court appointments. The bracelets are cut off, thrown in the trash and these folks disappear into the community with whereabouts unknown. So as of this morning, one down and 13 million to go (just hopefully not on my property).

Have a great day and stay safe,

Received: Monday March 25 11:00 AM`

Gosh  I was feeling the slightest bit of remorse for the individual I turned in. He told me he had 5 children and was here from Guatemala looking for work. He had asked me for help saying he needed a ride to Vista and was willing to pay me all the while saying what a kind person I seemed to be. Then I got a phone call this morning.

“This is Agent XXXXXX and I responded to your call yesterday and wanted to give you a follow up. We have turned the individual over for Federal prosecution as he has been deported before and has an extensive criminal record of Assault, Alcohol, Drug and other offenses. You made a good call and Thanks”.

That makes 8 arrested in my front yard just this week alone. Be Safe


PS- If you haven’t read CAMP OF THE SAINTS I advise you  to do it now- IT”S HAPPENING AS WE SPEAK


This video just in from Secure Border Intel. Other invasion news links below.


Concertina wire stolen from border fence and used for home security in Tijuana! +MORE Border News

Thanks to Gadget Dan for the comment below and the link to the article about the stolen wire.  My thoughts are below the link. Thanks for checkin out the blog.-C1

Lol 😆That was a given.  I predicted that happening weeks ago!  As one military individual (installing the Concertina  wire) was quoted saying – “the real Engineers are on the South side of the Border”!  If the Government wanted the Concertina wire to be an effected barrier, they would have attached the wire on the North side of the Fence / Vehicle Barriers (below the top), not on the top – any moron could have figured that one  out, but then again, we are talking about Government / Politicians doing what’s best for our Country and People’s Security – little chance of that happening!  Build the Wall / Enforce the Law! Dan 🤨




Oath Keepers Call To Action

URGENT! Volunteers Needed on Border in Texas!
Will You Step Up and Help?

Oath Keepers and patriots, we need you on the border in Eagle Pass, TX to help support and back-up Customs and Border Patrol. And if you can’t make it, please donate to support those who can put boots on the ground.  

Oath Keeper is boots on the ground in Eagle Pass, TX, running an on-going border security operation, supporting Customs and Border Patrol Agents with additional eyes and ears. We are patrolling dirt roads and highways right along the Rio Grand, serving as a visible deterrent to Cartel drug runners and human traffickers, as well as spotting and reporting to CBP Agents in the area. We have already called-in sightings that directly lead to the apprehension of illegal aliens by CBP. All of the agents we have spoken with appreciate the extra eyes and ears.

* NOTE:  We are not working officially with CBP, but only as volunteers who observe and report suspected illegal entry into the U.S. just like any good citizen near the border should do (aka “see something, say something”).   We do believe our presence also serves as a deterrent, especially to cartel drug mules and human traffickers, who are trying to avoid detection.

It is CRITICAL that we step up now to show President Trump, and the nation, that we support his declaration of emergency on the border, which is now undeniable to anyone with a lick of sense. We also need to do whatever we can to support and assist Customs and Border Patrol. They are being overwhelmed by a flood of illegal aliens. One of the common tactics of the cartels is to flood CBP agents with illegals claiming asylum, and while the agents are processing them, the cartels can more easily bring across whatever, or whoever, they want, including drugs, sex-slaves, MS-13 and other violent criminals, as well as terrorists.

As I write this, we are preparing to go out on another night of patrolling along the border. We need your help and support.


If you want to volunteer, please email us at And please start rolling our way (see below for rally point). If you can’t put your boots on the ground, then please donate to support those who can, and who are on the ground right now, helping protect this nation’s border.  We need support to pay for their fuel and food. We have volunteers from out of state who will need fuel reimbursed.


To read the rest of the article, including a location map, please go to our website here:

Our national facebook page is here:

Campo, CA Fence Update

Below is an email with pics from another Campo CA local who has long been impacted by the steady invasion from the south.  Looks like some long overdue progress is being made.  Thank you President Trump.  But much more needs to be done. Don’t stop now!

Thank you “Horsepuckies” for the update and for your service to our country.

Semper Vigilans,


I heard the Guard was stringing concertina wire at the border so yesterday 03/03 19 I took a ride to see for myself.
 The wire is going up and will help where it is put on top of the old landing matt fence but areas like the tank trap and where there was only barbed wire are still wide open with just a single roll of concertina being laid on the ground in some areas and nothing added in other areas like both sides of the hill 241 where the landing matt fence ends. People and drugs can still just walk around and down to highway 94.
 As I said it will help and it will serve to funnel people coming through but it leaves a lot to be desired.
End of Forest gate Rd. They stopped here but said the will be stringing wire east to the canyon.
End of Forest gate looking toward Patriot Point
Couch Trail
Below Couch Trail
200 yard area below the donut hole note single strand of concertina laying on the ground. A ten year old with a long stick could get thru here.
End of fence east side of 241
End of fence west side 241
West side of the 241 looking toward cap rock

Road Trip, Recon and Remembrance

Yesterday was March 6th.  The first March 6th in nearly 25 years that this native Texan has been back in his home state.  And so, like a Muj to Mecca, I made my pilgrimage to the holiest of holies: 


The news of the present day March 6th was just as alarming:

Three Times the Illegal Immigration of 2017 Levels at Current Rate

New, awful data shows that the border invasion is worse than ever

200 Cases of Mumps Confirmed in Texas Migrant Detention Centers

More Than 700 Taken Into Custody by El Paso Border Patrol Agents Overnight; Two Previously Removed Sex Offenders Also Nabbed During Influx

CBP Officers at South Texas Ports of Entry Post Significant Increases in Hard Narcotics Seized in FY 2018

I could add link after link.  But after fleeing the Democratic Peoples Republic of California in September of 2018 I have been little more than a keyboard warrior and really not even much of that.  So, after paying my respects at the Alamo, I headed for the border.

I made my way down the the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass 

There I was greeted by some of America’s Finest

They told me just about anywhere along the river there was as good as any for observing and reporting the invasion.  I found evidence of this everywhere along the bank.

I found many promising areas to sit and perhaps set cameras.  Then I pushed on up to Del Rio.

I followed this fence line many yards from the river

Until I crossed another line of sorts

Dismissing brief second thoughts I pushed on to a neighborhood with properties which back right up to the river.

Some of the homes were very nice

And some not so nice

This road went on several miles until it veers away from the river.  I turned around there and went back past the point where I came in and poked around on trails leading down to the Rio Grande where there are no homes.  There was not near the amount of human detritus as I had found in Eagle Pass, at least not in the very small area of Del Rio I had patrolled.  However, as I was leaving, I passed a Border Patrol vehicle with no agent in it and then a BP K9 unit passed me and Omaha flew in.  Maybe I flushed out some illegals.

Or maybe I just tripped a sensor and they were lookin for me……..

And maybe they should because

I’ll be back


Semper Vigilans,




Press Release
“Human Wall” Volunteers Rally
on the Texas Border
in Support of President Trump


March 1, 2019

Press Contact:


Volunteers form ‘Human Wall’ Protest at Texas Border to Support Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Ongoing volunteer border security operation launches at 12pm, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Eagle Pass, TX.  

Public Support Rally and Press Conference to be Held at 2pm, Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Shelby Park (public park right on Rio Grand) in Eagle Pass, TX.

As reported by, Oath Keepers, Bikers for Trump, and Latinos for Trump have organized a “human wall” volunteer border security operation and public rally on the border in Texas this weekend in support of President Trump’s Emergency Declaration, and in support of an upcoming Texas legislative border security bill being proposed by Texas State Representative Kyle Biedermann.

The volunteer security operation will start at noon on Saturday, March 2, which is Texas Independence Day.  Oath Keepers, an organization of military, police, first responders and dedicated patriot citizens, is taking lead in organizing the border security vigil which will place volunteers along highways parallel to the Rio Grand to serve as volunteer eyes and ears to spot and report suspected illegal entry into the U.S., reporting directly to CBP and Texas DPS.  While the operation begins on March 2, it will be an ongoing operation that will continue in indefinitely. There will also be a rally this  weekend on the border in California. See details here.

The public rally and press conference is planned for 2pm-5pm on Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Shelby Park, in Eagle Pass, TX.

TX Rep. Biedermann is the keynote speaker for the press conference and rally.

Other speakers will be:

Stewart Rhodes, Founder of Oath Keepers

Chris Cox, Founder of Bikers for Trump

George Rodriguez, Latinos for Trump

Lauren Morris, ACT for America

Alfredo “Freddy” Arellano (18 year old Maverick County GOP Chair)

Dr. Alma Arredondo-Lynch (border rancher and dentist)

Orlando Sanchez

Bret Bousman, Dimmit County GOP Chair

We support strong border security, support President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency on the border, we encourage Texas Governor Abbot to likewise declare an emergency in Texas to support the President, and we support TX Rep. Biedermann’s Texas border security bill.

We consider March 2 a fitting day to launch this operation in defense of Texas as it is Texas Independence Day, and we will duly honor the memory of the defenders of the Alamo, both Anglos and Tejanos – Texas patriots all –  who fought together until the Alamo fell on March 6, 1836. In honor of their memory, we also support Rep. Biedermann’s monument protection bill.  Learn more about this issue here.

We will be livestreaming from both events, Saturday at noon and Sunday at 2 PM central. The video will be streamed to:
“We are witness to the meritorious acts of those who, when faced with a reversal in fortune, during the late contest, chose to offer their lives to the ferocity of the enemy.”-Juan Seguín, March 25, 1837

Oath Keepers is a national non-profit association of current serving and retired military, police, fire-fighters and other first-responders, as well as dedicated citizens who join as associate members, dedicated to the preservation of the U.S. Constitution and to assisting our communities and nation in time of need, including disaster relief (such as during the aftermath of hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017).  


Documents of Early Texas

The Socialists are taking the invitation seriously.

WAKE UP TEXAS!  You’re already being Californicated.

Speaking of California…. Thanks to President Trump some progress is being made in our old area of operations near Campo.  The old landing mat fence has been enhanced.

Thanks to FN9 for sending me the Oathkeepers info and to 36 for the fencing picture above.  Both FN9 and 36 are long time independent border operators with a substantial history of observing, reporting and deterring many invaders of our porous southern frontier.

Semper Vigilans,


P.S. I’ll be back……