Statewide

Texas Rangers, TJJD arrest 4 suspects in investigation; 1 remains...
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Feb. 1, that as the result of an investigation directed by Governor Greg Abbott, arrest warrants have been issued for...
Transportation commissioner steps down for ‘new blood’
DALLAS — One of the state’s most influential transportation officials on Thursday said he’s stepping down from the board that oversees the Texas Department of...
DPS ramping up enforcement of Move Over/Slow Down law
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is beginning enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law....
Fiscal Notes: A Storm to Remember – Hurricane Harvey and the Texas...
In this special edition of Fiscal Notes, released Feb. 8, the Comptroller’s office examined the effect of Hurricane Harvey on the Texas economy through data modeling. The...
Health agency leader Smith: ‘We welcome’ audits into contracting...
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission won’t fight an auditor coming through their doors — in fact, they welcome it. That’s what Charles Smith, executive...
Clardy announces re-election bid
This week, State Rep. Travis Clardy officially filed to seek re-election to represent House District 11 in the Texas House of Representatives. “It...


DPS Implements House Bill 1729
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced on Jan. 25, that customers conducting driver license transactions may now make a monetary donation to the sexual...
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo unveils New Texas-Sized Concert Stage
On Wednesday, Jan. 31, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials revealed a new, larger RODEOHOUSTON stage that will put fans closer to the action...


State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled Nearly $2.7 Billion in January
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.67 billion in January, 9.1 percent more than in January 2017. “Growth in sales tax...
Texas Historical Commission Recognizes State’s Historic...
Last month, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) honored 10 entities during the Real Places 2018 conference for their accomplishments and exemplary leadership in the...
Congressman Hensarling Needs Your Help to Honor Veterans with...
Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) is asking students across the 5th Congressional District to help honor the service and sacrifice of veterans by participating in the...
Texas Historical Commission January News Briefs
PRESERVATION SCHOLARS INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE FROM THE TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Applications are open now through March 16 for the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC)...
Nichols’ 5 Cents: school finance, foster care, special education
Don’t forget the last day to register to vote for the March primary is Monday, Feb. 5. To find out how to register to vote, where you can vote in your local communities,...
The Texas Department of Public Safety Recognizes Heroes,...
On Dec. 22,2017 the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Purple Hearts, one Lifesaving...
The new dogs and their duty stations pictured from the left are Netti (Dumas); Kelsey (San Antonio); and Loko (San Angelo). DPS Graduates three New Canine Teams
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Jan. 19, graduated three Troopers and three canines from an eight-week training program. These...