HOUSTON (AP) - Two Texas prison escapees from Mexico apparently are still on the run.

A fugitive watch list associated with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice indicated both men remained at large Wednesday.

Messages left with a spokesperson for the prison system were not immediately returned Wednesday to The Associated Press.

The inmates escaped Tuesday from the Briscoe Unit, in Frio County about 75 miles southwest of San Antonio, apparently by cutting through a perimeter fence.

Jose Bustos-Diaz and Octavio Ramos Lopez turned up missing during a routine inmate count.

Bustos-Diaz was serving 35 years for murder in Harris County. Lopez, who was convicted in Hidalgo County, was serving 20 years for two counts of aggravated kidnapping and 12 years for possession of cocaine and possession with intent to deliver cocaine.