Statewide

Property tax legislation clears major hurdle in Texas House
A bill that would require voter approval of property tax increases in larger Texas cities and counties won initial approval from the House on Saturday, signaling that Gov....
Texas Workforce Commission Announces “Careers in Texas Industries...
The Texas Workforce Commission and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and Tri-Agency partners, will...
College Students Receive $1.2 Million Scholarship Bonus From The...
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo recently recognized the achievements of 94 current junior and senior Show Scholars by presenting them with a $4,000 scholarship bonus,...
DPS graduates 48 new Highway Patrol troopers
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today was joined by Texas State Representative Mark Keough as the department commissioner 48 men and...
DPS Urges Preparedness as Hurricane Season Continues August and...
With four months remaining in the 2017 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to evaluate their emergency plans and tune in to...
New Driver Course to Combat Distracted Driving - Required for...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Thursday, Aug. 3, a new one-hour driving course to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving. The Impact...
DPS Releases Texas Gang Threat Assessment
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) released the Texas Gang Threat Assessment Tuesday, July 25, which was developed to provide a broad overview and update of gang...
Fee Schedule for DPS Crime Lab Services Released
In accordance with the General Appropriation Act (GAA) passed by the 85th Texas Legislative requiring the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to collect up to $11.5...
Over $1 Million Awarded to Four New College Credit for Heroes Programs
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently announced the award of $1.03 million to support four new accelerated certificate or degree programs through its College Credit...
DPS Recognized for Innovative Effort in Sexual Predator Case
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today received the FBI’s Biometric Identification Award for the efforts of two DPS Crime Lab employees...


Shopping for electricity getting cheaper for most Texas residents
Shopping for electricity is becoming cheaper for most Texans, according to a new study from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. But for those who live in an area with...
DPS Commercial Vehicle Roadcheck Inspections Top 8,000
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected 8,182 commercial motor vehicles as part of Roadcheck 2017, a national inspection initiative held annually aimed at...
Newly Weds Foods Partners with Northeast Texas Community College...
Newly Weds Foods, Inc. has partnered with Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) to provide job training using a $170,267 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas...
July 4 weekend TPWD law enforcement roundup
Texas Game Wardens logged nearly 13,000 patrol hours on state water bodies over the extended Fourth of July holiday weekend, conducting enhanced boating safety and...
New DPS Airplane Named in Honor of Fallen Trooper
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Tuesday, June 27 dedicated its newest airplane, a Pilatus PC-12 NG, at a ceremony in Edinburg. The aircraft is being named...