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The Republican Party of Texas Releases their Legislative Priorities for the 88th Session (2023) of the Texas Legislature Following the conclusion of the Texas GOP convention, Texas GOP Chairman Matt Rinaldi released the following list of the group’s “Legislative Priorities” for the 88th Session (2023) of the Texas Legislature: Protect our Elections: Restore felony penalties and enact civil penalties for Election Code violations, which shall be enforceable by any Texas ju...

DPS Increases Enforcement to Keep Roads Safe on July Fourth
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Highway Patrol (THP) will be initiating two traffic safety campaigns during the holiday weekend looking for people violating traffic laws from Friday, July 1, through Monday, July 4. “Our nation’s freedom is something worth celebrating, and I encourage everyone to do it in a responsible way,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “This includes being mindful of our state’s traffic laws and being courteous of other drivers on...

BBQ lunch served for ALL first responders July 4th in Eagle Pass

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DPS Identifies Human Remains as 2013 Missing Person from Midland County
AUSTIN – Human remains found in Midland County in 2013 have now been positively identified as Sylvia Nicole Smith following an extensive investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). A homicide investigation is now underway. On Aug. 1, 2013, Smith’s then-unidentified remains were found near South County Road 1160 and FM 1213, south of Midland. Workers surveying near an oilfield wellsite discovered her partial remains. The Texas Rangers, DPS Aircraft and the Midland Coun...

Results of Texas Police Games in San Angelo 2022
As the 2022 Texas Police Games hosted in San Angelo come to a conclusion, we’d like to recognize the achievements of those representing DPS. 10K Run: Trooper Megan Maffei (HP San Angelo) came away with the gold medal being the 1st overall female. Trooper Gus Stoner (HP San Angelo) earned the silver medal claiming 2nd in his age group. Cycling Road Race – 23 Miles: Sergeant Justin Baker (SE San Angelo) earned a bronze medal claiming 3rd in his age group. 5K Run: Corporal ...

Trooper Jabari Scott family tragedy
Trooper Jabari Scott (THP Floresville) and his wife Jordan were looking forward to celebrating the birth of their second child on June 15th. During the scheduled c-section, Jordan began experiencing complications during the procedure and passed away while delivering a second son Kendel, who is doing well. The emotional damage of losing your wife and mother of your children at a time normally filled with happiness is something Trooper Scott and his 2 sons will have to deal with. DPSOA/DPSTF hav...

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