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Border Security Back In Front Of Texas Lawmakers

Plans to ramp up patrols along the Texas-Mexico border at a potential cost of $1.3 million a week are getting new attention in the Capitol.

07/01/2014

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Stolen Boots Worth $1 Million Recovered, Suspects Arrested

Boxes and boxes of stolen boots, more than $1 million dollars worth of merchandise, has been found and the people who stole them have been arrested, according to police.

05/29/2014

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Texas Woman, Hospital Settle Body Cavity Search Lawsuit

A Texas hospital is settling a lawsuit with a woman who says she was subjected to invasive cavity searches by medical staff at the behest of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

05/07/2014

A bag of crystal meth pills  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

26 Arrested In Alleged North Texas Meth Ring

More than two dozen suspects have been arrested in a North Texas drug sweep targeting an alleged methamphetamine ring.

05/01/2014

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Texas Officials Say Gang Membership Exceeds 100K

State public safety officials say they believe more than 100,000 people are members of gangs that are a threat to public safety in Texas.

04/17/2014

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‘Move Over’ Laws Keep 1st Responders Safe, Hard To Enforce

Between Monday night and Tuesday morning, emergency crews responded to nearly 700 accidents across the Metroplex. And as is evident after a Dallas firefighter was killed, responding to those crashes can put first responders in jeopardy.

CBSDFW.COM–02/11/2014

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Most North Texas Drivers Play It Safe On Slick Roads

As of Noon Tuesday, Dallas’ Department of Street Services continued its sanding operations at Ice Force Level 1. Crews focused on bridges, overpasses, inclines and critical public safety areas.

CBS 11–02/11/2014

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Missing The Colony Woman Found Safe

The Colony Police said a missing 76-year-old woman who had been the subject of a Silver Alert and has cognitive impairment has been located and is safe.

11/19/2013

Jose Luis Rodriguez (Texas DPS)

Former Grapevine Resident Added To Top Sex Offender List

A man last known to live in Grapevine has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list after failing to register with the state.

09/24/2013

The radio and belt of a Highway Patrol trooper. (credit: AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove)

DPS Reinstates Trooper Fired After Controversial Cavity Search

The Texas Department of Public Safety reinstated a state trooper on Friday that it fired for conducting a roadside cavity search during a traffic stop for speeding.

08/09/2013

Texas DPS Facing Claims Of Another Illegal Roadside Cavity Search

Just last week DPS settled a lawsuit with two women from Irving who filed a lawsuit over a roadside cavity search. Now DPS is under fire again, this time for a roadside cavity search in Brazoria County, south of Houston.

CBSDFW.COM–07/04/2013

A police officer conducts a field sobriety test during a DUI traffic stop. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

More Troopers On Patrol For Drunk Drivers This July 4th

While the Independence Day holiday isn’t until next week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is gearing up to put more highway patrol officers, conducting more drunk driving patrols.

CBSDFW.COM–06/26/2013

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