EL PASO, Texas (KFOX/CNN) - Authorities at a border crossing into Mexico discover more than stain fighting power in one man's laundry detergent box.
They found approximately $52,000 in cash in vacuum sealed plastic bags.
Border patrol agents arrested 36-year-old Edgar Lopez Chavez, a citizen of Mexico, at the Bridge of the Americas crossing.
He was heading into Mexico.
Now Chavez is being held in the El Paso County jail without bond, facing federal prosecution.
According to U.S. law, individuals are allowed to carry any amount of currency in and out of the United States.
But if it's over $10,000 it has to be cleared by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The expected winter weather has delayed initial construction work on MoPac until the rain and cold temperatures pass through.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
A bitterly cold arctic air mass plunging through Central Texas is breaking temperature records, and will be followed by a dangerous, potentially damaging ice storm.
The HealthCare.gov website is working more smoothly for central Texans.
City leaders in West Lake Hills discussed the ongoing concern with the city's water system Wednesday night. The problems arise when water is needed most; fighting fires.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.