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Governor Abbott to Appoint Senator Jane Nelson as Texas Secretary of State Following Resignation of Current SOS John Scott Governor Greg Abbott today accepted the resignation of Texas Secretary of State John Scott and announced his intent to appoint Senator Jane Nelson to fill the role as the 115th Secretary of State for Texas. Scott has served as Secretary of State since October 2021 with the mission of helping restore Texans’ confidence in the security of our state’s elections. Senator ...

News from the Capitol
Spending Limit Set for 2024-2025 Texas State Budget The Texas Legislative Budget Board (LBB), a panel of legislators led by Lt. Governor Patrick and Speaker Phelan, met yesterday and set a spending limit for 2024-2025 state budget based on a 12.3% estimated economic growth rate in the next budget cycle. This means that lawmakers can spend about $12.5 billion more state tax dollars in the next budget than they did in the current biennium before they reach the constitutional spending limit. ...

B-2022 recruit school graduates
DPS Welcomes Newly Commissioned Troopers AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) commissioned 76 new Texas Highway Patrol Troopers from recruit class B-2022 during a graduation ceremony on Friday, May 6. The keynote speaker at the graduation was Russell S. Molina, the Director of the Texas Ranger Bicentennial. “Working with the leadership of DPS and the Rangers the last few years on the Texas Ranger Bicentennial has been a wonderful experience for me,” said Russell S. Mol...

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Recruit Class Update
On Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at 10 a.m. the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will hold a graduation ceremony for recruit Class B-2022. 76 recruits will be welcomed to the ranks of the Texas Highway Patrol in what is the department’s 170th graduating class. MEDIA RSVP IS REQUESTED: Please email RSVPs to [email protected] WHAT: Class B-2022 Graduation Ceremony WHEN: Friday, November 18, at 10:00 AM WHERE: Great Hills Baptist Church 10500 Jollyville Rd ...

DPS Troopers Foundation Specialty License Plate
The DPS Troopers Foundation is proud to announce the final design for its specialty license plate. If you are interested in purchasing the plate when it is approved for release, please follow the link below to register. Click here to Register!

News from the Capitol
A Note about the Start of a New Legislative Session Now that the General Election is complete, we wanted to provide you with an update on how the Texas legislature will operate leading up to and during the start of the legislative session. In 2023 the Texas Senate will have 19 Republicans and 12 Democrats, with one seat switching from D to R from the last election. The body will again be led by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R). The Texas House will have 86 Republicans and 64 Democrats, with o...

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