A statewide official in Texas will speak at a conference on Narco-terrorism next week in San Angelo.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples will deliver the keynote address at the Angelo State University Narco-terrorism Conference On Tuesday, August 21st.

At his presentation, Commissioner Staples will debut a video series titled, "Texas Traffic- True Stories of Drugs and Human Smuggling."

The interactive presentation from Staples will detail the ongoing border crisis in the Lone Star State and a call for more federal resources to secure the border.

The three-day conference at ASU is titled, "International Transborder Narco-terrorism: Addressing a Changing Environment," will address drug cartel crime and drug trafficking at the Mexico border are feeding increased gang activity, human smuggling, transnational terrorism and money laundering.

For information on the conference and registration, go here.

In late 2011, Commissioner Staple referred to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas as a "War Zone." Here is a video report on those statements.