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A voter places a sticker indicating that he has cast his ballot. (credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Voter ID Law Already Causing Confusion

The new Texas voter ID law is already in effect for this election season, and was used across the state during early voting. The law is intended to deter fake voters, but several public officials have already run into issues.

11/04/2013

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Early Voting Begins Across Texas

Voters across Texas can now start heading to the polls before the November 5 election. Early voting begins Monday morning.

10/21/2013

A police official conducts a field sobriety test at a DUI traffic checkpoint on June 4, 2007. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

1,682 Texas DWI Arrests Over 18 Days

The Texas DPS announced on Tuesday that they made nearly 1,700 DWI arrests during a special 18-day enforcement period that included Labor Day weekend.

10/08/2013

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Older Texans Lead In Gun Permit Applications

The oldest Texans are looking to arm themselves. People over the age of 50 are seeking concealed handgun licenses at a rate higher than any other age group in Texas.

09/16/2013

A police official conducts a field sobriety test at a DUI traffic checkpoint on June 4, 2007. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Texas DPS Increases Patrols For Labor Day

Texas troopers have increased their patrols in an effort to halt DWI-related crashes as drivers prepare for the long Labor Day holiday weekend.

08/20/2013

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

U.S. House Panel Tours Texas-Mexico Border

A U.S. House delegation touring the U.S.-Mexico border this week is starting its study in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

08/06/2013

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

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DPS Reaches Settlement In Roadside Cavity Search Lawsuit

The Texas Department of Public Safety has settled a lawsuit with two women from Irving who filed a lawsuit claiming they were humiliated and the victims of an illegal “cavity search”, during a traffic stop last July.

CBSDFW.COM–06/26/2013

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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DPS Driver License Offices To Issue Election ID Certificates

It’s only been a few hours since the U.S. Supreme Court voided part of the Voting Rights Act and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has already released information on the new Election Identification Certificates.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2013

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Man Arrested After 45-Mile Police Chase

A suspect driving a stolen Mercedes was arrested in Corsicana after leading police officers from Dallas on a 45-mile chase through three North Texas counties.

06/12/2013

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Driver Hits Wills Point School Bus & Dies

A driver died Wednesday after slamming into a school bus along State Highway 751 in Wills Point. The bus was loaded with students, but all of them are expected to be okay.

05/22/2013

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