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Senate Votes To Move Texas Public Integrity Unit From Austin

The Texas Senate has voted to move state public corruption investigations out of left-leaning Austin and into district attorneys’ offices in the home county of elected officials accused of wrongdoing.

04/08/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Want More Protection Following Run-In With Gun Rights Activists

Open Carry Gun activists wandering the hallways of the Capitol building in Austin have some state lawmakers calling for heightened security.

01/14/2015

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Texas Officials Seek $86M To Extend Border Security

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to spend more than $86 million to extend extra security patrols along the border with Mexico to next August.

11/18/2014

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Swim Teacher Dies After Jeep Rear-Ended On Toll Road

The Texas Department of Public Safety is trying to determine if road rage between two drivers led to the crash and death of a third driver late Saturday night near Josey Lane on The Sam Rayburn Tollway.

10/27/2014

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station on March 6, 2012 in Ohio. (credit: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

DPS Starts Saturday Hours To Issue Voter ID Cards

Nearly 50 Department of Public Safety offices across Texas will open on Saturdays to issue election identification certificates ahead of voting in November.

09/14/2013

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Boy Scout Project Honors Fallen DPS Troopers With Permanent Memorial

A North Texas Boy Scout unveiled a moving memorial for two fallen DPS troopers, which now sits in a permanent place outside the DPS office.

CBS 11–05/13/2013

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North Texas Women Subjected to Roadside Cavity Search Speak Out After Troopers Indicted

Angel and Ashley Dobbs say they’re relieved and pleased two state troopers now face criminal charges after this controversial traffic stop caught on dashcam video last July.

CBS 11–03/26/2013

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Troopers Indicted After Roadside Cavity Search Of Two Women

CBS-11 has learned two state troopers involved in a controversial roadside cavity search of two North Texas women have been indicted on criminal charges by a Dallas County Grand Jury.

CBS 11–03/22/2013

Sex Offender Law

Sex Offender Fighting Eviction Due To Registry As 12-Year-Old

The eviction notice came last week. “I mean, it floored me,” said Joshua Gravens, 26.

10/02/2012

Investigation Complete At DFW Airport

Department of Public Safety personnel have finished the investigation of a “suspicious” bag that was found in a baggage claim area at DFW International Airport.

09/07/2012

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Cyclist Flees Trooper, Crashes Motorcycle

A motorcyclist who was stopped by a DPS trooper chose to flee, triggering a chase that ended near Independence Parkway and Legacy Drive when the cyclist hit a curb and crashed.

04/18/2012

Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks to the media at Hyatt Place January 19, 2012 in North Charleston, South Carolina. (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Perry Speaking At Plano Chamber Luncheon

Governor Rick Perry is speaking in Plano on Wednesday while dismissing calls for him to reimburse the state for security during his failed presidential run.

04/18/2012

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