MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican government says more than 47,000 people have been killed in drug violence since President Felipe Calderon launched a military crackdown against drug cartels in December 2006.
The Attorney General's Office says 47,515 drug-related killings occurred from December 2006 through September 2011.
Prosecutors say in a statement Wednesday that the number of killings rose 11% in the first nine months of 2011 over the same period in 2010.
They say 70% of the killings happened in 8 of Mexico's 32 states.
The Mexican government last released the number of drug violence victims a year ago.
Schools in Hereford and the Pampa Junior High were both placed on lockdown as a precaution today while police investigated possible threats.
The Dimmit Police Department installed a temperature alarm system in it's K-9 Unit truck to make sure its dog is safe for the upcoming summer.
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As a way of previewing next weeks meeting, the city's Planning Department is releasing a draft for the redevelopment of the Barrio Neighborhood.