Statewide

DPS Offers Spring Break Safety Tips
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to keep safety a top priority as they prepare for this year’s Spring Break. Texans should be mindful that...
Department of Public Safety Honors Bravery, Exceptional Efforts
The week of Feb. 19, the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented one Medal of Valor, two...
Nichols’ 5 Cents: FEMA, Texas Women’s Hall of Fame, appointments, more
Soon we will celebrate Texas’ Independence Day. Set on the anniversary of the signing of Texas’ Declaration of Independence from Mexico, it is a reminder of our state’s...
DPS Reminds Texans EICs Are Available Year-Round
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of Primary Election Day on March 6 that Election Identification Certificates (EIC), which can be...
“Where Can I Intern?”: State Commissioners Challenge Texas...
For Texas students to succeed in their future careers, they should have the opportunity to work in that career in advance. In Texas, we want that preparation to be paid,...
DPS Launches Public Safety Unmanned Aerial System Program
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced on Feb. 15, the launch of a public safety unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program. The department’s multi-purpose,...
Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches
Texas families can lock in today’s cost of undergraduate tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities by enrolling their children in the...
Texas Historical Commission News Briefs for February
EXPERIENCE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH FIVE NEW HERITAGE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN FREE MOBILE APP The history of African Americans in Texas is the story of Texas and Texans....
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...