Texas troopers will be out in force over the long Fourth of July holiday period, looking for suspected drunken drivers and other traffic violators. The patrol increase starts Friday.
A medical helicopter transporting an Oklahoma traffic accident victim lost power and made an emergency landing in a Northeast Texas soybean field.
A 19-year-old suspect has been arrested as North Texas police investigate gunfire that damaged three parked patrol vehicles while the officers were off-duty.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has joined a three-day nationwide safety effort called Roadcheck targeting commercial vehicles and drivers.
A fired female state trooper pleaded guilty to criminal charges on Friday after conducting illegal cavity searches on two women along the side of the road in 2012.
Hurricane season doesn’t start for another couple weeks, but the Texas DPS is urging Texans — especially those near the coast — to begin preparing now for possible storms.
Texans can expect to see more state troopers on patrol over the long Memorial Day weekend. The increased patrols will be looking out for drunken drivers and other safety issues.
Troopers on patrol at the Texas Capitol complex now have another way to make their rounds. The Texas Department of Public Safety has started a mounted horse patrol.
Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month began Thursday. The Texas DPS urges drivers to use caution around motorcycles and scooters after nearly 500 deaths last year.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced creation of the Texas Crimes Against Children Center to help and protect the state’s youngest crime victims.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said that increased patrols began on Friday and will run through March 23, to help keep travelers safe during spring break.
Texas troopers have helped rescue 39 missing or sexually exploited children in trafficking-related investigations during 2013.