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Welcome to the 88th Texas Legislature! Monday, November 14, 2022 - First day legislators and legislators-elect may file bills for the 88th Legislature. Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (1st day) 88th Legislature convenes at noon. Friday, March 10, 2023 (60th day) 60-day deadline for bill filing. Monday, May 29, 2023 (140th day) – Adjournment/Sine Die. Sunday, June 18, 2023: Post-session 20-day deadline for Governor to sign or veto. Te...

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Texas General Election Results Full Texas General Election Results: Bottom line: Republicans continue to dominate in Texas, maintaining all statewide offices and increasing their majorities in the House and Senate. Statewide Offices Six constitutional executive offices, one Railroad Commissioner, three Supreme Court justices and three judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals were up for election in 2022. Republicans swept all statewide offices ...

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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...

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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...

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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!" Thank you!

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