Lordsburg – The State Land Office has sold 25 acres of state trust land near Interstate 10 in Hidalgo County for $750,000 to federal officials who are planning to build a Border Patrol station.
The facility will accommodate up to 350 agents and employees. It will have an administration building, vehicle maintenance shop and fueling station, equestrian center, dog kennels and a firing range.
State Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons says there's a possibility the station also could include a heliport pad.
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