The current terrorism threat level in Texas is "elevated" as the result of potential danger from international terror organizations like ISIS and narcotics-trafficking Mexican cartels, according to the just released 2017 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview.

The report was issued Friday by the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPS officials said they drew their conclusions after analyzing data and the perspective of several law enforcement and security agencies.

"Protecting Texans from the full scope of public safety and homeland security threats is the foremost goal of DPS and the department works with our fellow enforcement partners at all levels of government to prepare for the unthinkable," DPS Director Steven McCraw said in a statement.

The report says the issues of terrorism and security along the Texas-Mexico border are linked as terrorists from countries like Syria and Iraq enter global migration flows.


DPS: Terrorism threat level 'elevated' in Texas - Houston Chronicle