Texas Department of Public Safety

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Texas Troopers Increase Patrols Over Holidays

The Texas Department of Public Safety says expanded patrols begin Friday and run through Jan. 2. The period includes Christmas and New Year’s Day.

12/18/2014

(L-R) Captured fugitives  Josue Reyna, Alfredo Rangel and Ngoc Van Tran (Image via Texas DPS)

Three Men On Texas DPS 10 Most Wanted List Captured

Three men on the Texas Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list have been captured.

11/25/2014

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11 Indicted In Dallas-Area Drug Ring, Ties To Jail

Prosecutors say 11 people have been indicted in a Dallas-area drug ring allegedly involving jail inmates.

11/22/2014

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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

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Congressman Ralph Hall Injured In Car Accident

U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall was hospitalized Saturday after being injured in a car accident.

CBS 11–10/04/2014

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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

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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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