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DPSOA providing First Responders lunch in the Eagle Pass area Memorial Day
DPSOA is providing first responders a hot lunch on Memorial Day at the DPS Eagle Pass office. Wagon Wheel will provide BBQ beginning at 1130am until they run out of food. If you are in the area please come by and grab lunch on us! Thank you for your service and stay safe out there!

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DPS Reminds Drivers to Buckle Up, Drive Safely as Increased Enforcement Begins
AUSTIN – Memorial Day is just days away and that means kids are getting out of school, the days are getting longer and more people are hitting the road. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is taking this time to also remind drivers to celebrate this unofficial kickoff to summer safely so that everyone can enjoy their holiday. Today through May 29, the Texas Highway Patrol will participate in Memorial Day enforcement efforts including Click It or Ticket and Operation CARE (Crash ...

Texas House Alters Property Tax Relief Proposal
Texas House Alters Property Tax Relief Proposal This week the Texas House changed their property tax relief proposal to include a significant increase in the homestead exemption. This move puts the House closer to the Senate’s proposal. However, the new House plan still includes an adjustment to appraisal caps that the Lt. Governor previously stated would be “dead on arrival” in the Senate. “New” House Property Tax Proposal (Included in House’s substitutes for Senate Bill 3 ...

News from the Capitol
Upcoming Legislative Deadlines for the 88th Legislative Session Monday, May 8th - Last day for House committees to report House Bills and House Joint Resolutions Tuesday, May 9th - Deadline for the House to distribute last House Daily Calendar with House Bills and House Joint Resolutions Wednesday, May 10th - Deadline for the House to distribute last House Local & Consent Calendar with consent House Bills Thursday, May 11th - Last day for the House to consider House Bills and House Joi...

Alex Boots now supplying Trooper boots for DPSOA
Alex boots of El Paso is now a corporate sponsor of DPSOA, providing Trooper Boots among their stock. They have been around since 1985 and provide a very durable boot for Troopers.  ALEX BOOTS – Alex Boots (

News from the Capitol
Speaker Dade Phelan: Statement on the Passage of House Bill 1 (State Budget) in the Texas House Speaker of the Texas House Dade Phelan applauded the lower chamber for the passage of House Bill 1, a fiscally conservative, two-year budget that makes a number of critical investments to meet the needs of this rapidly-growing state. House Bill 1 stays well below the state’s constitutional pay-as-you-go limit, the constitutional tax spending limit and a new consolidated general revenue limit. ...

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