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Today is election day in Texas! More Early Voting Stats We saw an uptick in early voting in the final days. So far 5,459,552 votes (30.9%) have been cast out of 17,675,191 registered Texas voters. This puts us behind turnout for the last mid-term election in 2018. Adjusted for the growth in the number of registered voters, we are currently 1.3 million votes behind 2018’s turnout. Mail-in and early voting turnout by day Mail-in ballots received prior to the start of early voting: 172...

News from the Capitol
Early Voting Stats After a full week of early voting, turnout in Texas lags behind the most recent (2018) midterm election turnout. Totals for each day of early voting are as follows: Monday: 578,716* (*While the first day of early voting typically sees more voting than other days, this also includes the bulk of mail-in ballots.) Tuesday: 530,745 Wednesday: 462,660 Thursday: 463,686 Friday: 449,419 Saturday: 328,460 Sunday: 153,622 Total through Sunday, October 30: 2,967,308 (16.8% o...

Help Support the Rodriguez Family!
Donate Today! On Monday, October 17th, the wife of DPS Special Agent Joey Rodriguez, Jessica Rodriguez, suffered a medical emergency that brought her to the ICU where she has been ever since. Jess is in for the fight of her life, but she is proving to be just that, a fighter! It has been a roller coaster since the event occurred and the journey ahead will be long and bumpy. The DPS Troopers Foundation is raising money to assist the Rodriguez family with expenses while Jess is in the hospit...

News from the Capitol
Texas General Election Guide Early voting runs from Monday, Oct. 24, to Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. The last day to apply to vote by mail is Friday, Oct. 28. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. New District Boundaries: The districts set out in bills enacted during the 87th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, apply to elections beginning with the primary and general elections in 2022: State House Districts (PlanH2316: Map | Data) State Senate Districts (PlanS2168: Map | Data) T...

Spread the word, we just need 100 more emails to help launch a new branded speciality license plate in Texas!
The Texas DPS Troopers Foundation is considering launching a branded specialty license plate in Texas, and we just need 100 more emails to get the ball rolling! Please click the link below to complete a quick survey to indicate a favored design should this effort proceed. Be sure and leave your email to help us reach the last 100 needed to reach our "400 interested goal!" https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/troopers Thank you!

Trooper Chad Walker Memorial Highway and aircraft dedication
One of the many things DPSOA/DPSTF does advocating at the Legislature is to get memorial highway bills passed for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Donations from you have helped us to secure funding for half of the dozen memorials that were passed in the 87th Legislature. Trooper Walkers' is the first one that will be dedicated. There are still six memorials that are not funded. If you can donate, please do. Thank you for your support.

Recruit Class Update
Class B-2022 Completing Training Week 24 77 assigned to Class Class is receiving instruction at the Tactical Training Center JFTX November 7, 2022, thru November 11, 2022 Graduation Date Friday November 18, 2022 Class C-2022 receiving week 81 assigned to Report October 17, 2022 2 failed to report for duty 6 failed to meet entry PRT standards 3 resigned citing personal reasons 70 remain in training Sergeant Dexter Freeman- Lead Training Instructor Training Day 1 begins Su...

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