Tips and Resources for New Border Patrol Personnel in Texas
Moving to Texas on temporary assignment as a member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection?
We can help.
This agency employs a large workforce here, with many people here either seasonally or temporarily to fill needed positions.
The work hours can be erratic, and the jobs can come with a lot of stress, so it’s important that Border Patrol agents and other personnel know what to expect from Texas and their housing options.
To that end, we’ve collected a number of our resources and articles here to help you find the information, tips, and guidance you need to make the most of your assignment in Texas.
Make Your Temporary Situation Feel Like Home
If you’re going to be here for a while, it’s important that you make your temporary stay in one of our apartments as much like home as possible.
When you finish your work for the day, you want to know that your current residence is one in which you can relax and be yourself again.
All of our apartments for Border Patrol personnel come fully furnished, so you don’t have to worry about getting every little thing set up before you begin your assignment. Instead, you can focus on some other elements that make the apartment a real living space.
Take a look at these articles for a little guidance:
Eating Healthy Away from Home
There is something about temporary assignments near the border that isn’t conducive to maintaining your normal, healthy eating habits.
Whether it’s lack of time or lack of motivation, when people go on an extended stay somewhere, it becomes all too easy to fall into a fast-food rut.
So, to help you avoid the normal pitfalls, we recommend the following articles:
Healthy eating leads to a healthy body and a healthy mind. And that means you can enjoy your time in Texas while you’re on this assignment.
Get Packed for Your Extended Stay
What do you need to bring with you on your Border Patrol assignment? You obviously aren’t going to pick up and move your entire life down here for a temporary stay, so what is the most effective way to get ready for life in corporate housing?
Check out this article:
You’ll find great tips on:
- Thinking more about your clothing options
- Packing personal items
- Packing personal preferences
- Thinking about what you’ll take home after the assignment
- Keeping track of the little things.
Get to Know Texas
The great state of Texas has a lot to offer its visitors… including one or two surprises.
For one thing, it gets hot in Texas. Yes, most people know this on an academic level, but it’s something completely different when you actually get down here and experience it for yourself.
So, be sure to check out this article:
We cover a range of important guidelines, like:
- How to take advantage of the changing temperature
- Dressing for the occasion
- Timing your activities
- Respecting your vehicle
- Staying hydrated
A More Permanent Stay
Maybe this isn’t just a temporary assignment. Maybe you’re looking to relocate to Texas to take up a permanent position.
We don’t blame you. Texas is amazing!
So, if you want to know what to expect before moving on down here, check out: