I've been down in the hill country for most of the past month. Been coming down almost every year for the past 20+. Went down to McAllen to see for myself, rode as close as I could to the border from Mission up to Buda during the day a couple of weeks ago. In that 50 mile stretch I saw over 50 Texas Highway Patrol cars, several Border Patrol vehicles manned by Texas National Guards and around a dozen Border Patrol vehicles manned by Border Patrol. Made a point of talking to a number of them. Days were quiet, nights were busy. Did see the Texas HP had a vehicle pulled over with several people sitting on the ground awaiting transport in the middle of the afternoon. Mission had a long stretch of new 30' wall, then a mix of levee's with wall. The upper end - Buda - had nothing. A British TV crew spent the night on the river near Buda a couple of days later. Filmed coyotes ferrying across 5 boat loads of people at that one spot. So, it appeared a mix of secure areas and not secured areas. Planning on riding some sections along the border in west Texas, New Mexico and Arizona in the next few weeks. Some of those areas I'm familiar with what was there before, interested to see what is there now.