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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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Authorities Seize 50 Pounds Of Cocaine In Texas

Authorities say an Ohio man has been arrested in West Texas after a state trooper found about 50 pounds of cocaine valued at more than $1.6 million hidden in a false compartment of a vehicle.

05/21/2013

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Texas DPS Adds Memorial Day Patrols

More Texas troopers will be on patrol over the Memorial Day weekend watching for speeders, drunken drivers and travelers who are not wearing seat belts.

05/20/2013

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.  (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

North Texans Among Names Added To Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Law enforcement officers from North Texas and across the country will be remembered tonight at a candlelight vigil in Washington D.C. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial contains the names law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

CBSDFW.COM–05/13/2013

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