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DPS Increases Enforcement for July Fourth Holiday
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Highway Patrol is stepping up enforcement efforts this July Fourth holiday aiming to keep people safe as they celebrate America’s Independence Day. “We know people will be out celebrating our nation’s freedom and we encourage everyone to do it in a responsible way,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Please be mindful of our state’s traffic laws, be courteous of other drivers on the roads and make saf...

Governor Announces Second Special Session Agenda
Governor Greg Abbott today announced Special Session #2 and issued a proclamation identifying agenda items for the special session that begins at 3:00 PM today, Tuesday, June 27. "We achieved a great deal during the 88th Legislative Session that I have signed into law, including laws to provide more than $5.1 billion for border security, hold rogue district attorneys accountable, and add $1.4 billion to make schools safer, but the job is not done," said Governor Abbott. "I am br...

News from the Capitol
Senate Sets Paxton Impeachment Trial for September 5, Adopts Rules of Procedure for Trial The Texas Senate adopted 31 rules of impeachment to govern the trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton and set the trial start date for 9 a.m. on September 5. One notable provision of the rules is that Senator Angela Paxton, wife of Ken Paxton, will be excluded from voting on "any matter, motion, or question" in the trial and from participating in closed deliberations. Additionally, a gag order is in p...

Vote for your favorite THP photos for our upcoming Calendar
The vote is now live for the next 2 weeks on the cars to put in the upcoming calendar for 2024. Please pick the 12 photos you would like to see in the upcoming calendar. The money raised for this event is going to help the Foundation pay for the Highway Memorial signs for our Troopers who were killed in the line of duty. 


The DPS Troopers Foundation Plate is now live! Use the link below to order
The pre-order page is now LIVE for the DPS Troopers Foundation plate! Feel free to start spreading the word and we’re officially on the path to gathering 200 pre-orders. Here’s the link:

Governor Abbott Issues 76 Vetoes
The veto period for the 88th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature has ended with Governor Abbott issuing 76 veto proclamations. The Governor signed House Bill 1, the FY 2024-2025 state budget, and issued only one line-item budget veto that deleted a contingency rider for a joint resolution that did not pass. Notably, many bills that were vetoed by the Governor were done so in response to the Senate refusing to pass his property tax relief plan. Several of the Governor’s ve...

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