Statewide News

Skip the trip, renew driver license online before summer rush

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging residents to beat the summer rush at driver license offices across the state by renewing their license or identification card early or online.

Texas parents reminded to pay child support

County Sheriff Kenneth Hammack has arrested 11 Polk County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. Today's sweep was conducted in conjunction with the Texas Attorney General's Child Support Division.

Texans should take look at individual water use habits

In an ongoing effort toward solving Texas 'critical water crisis, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, along with the Texas Senate, announced the passage of Senate Resolution 593 honoring the statewide impact and success of the Texas Wate

Special enforcement periods keep Texas roads safer

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers made more than 1,000 DWI arrests during a Spring Break special enforcement period this year.

VIDEO: President George W. Bush Presidential Library celebration

Hundreds gathered in Dallas on Thursday to witness the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. After the dedication, the crowd was entertained with music and a spectacular fireworks show.

Obama hails courage beyond words in Texas

The men, all volunteers, who rushed into a burning fertilizer plant in Texas before it exploded last week displayed a courage beyond words, President Barack Obama said at a memorial event in their honor Thursday. "When you got to the scene, you fo

Texas blast victims, in their families' words

They were wives and brothers and fathers and grandmothers, and they were hurting.

TX 'Most Wanted' sex offender captured

Nicholas Vonwayne Prejean, 24, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested on Thursday in Houston by Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division agents.

Texas executes man convicted of 2002 abduction, killing

Texas executed Richard Cobb on Thursday for the 2002 abduction and killing of a man outside of the town of Rusk, southeast of Dallas, the state Department of Criminal Justice said. Cobb was convicted of kidnapping Kenneth Vandever, 37, during an a

TX photographer arrested on 24 counts of child exploitation

A photographer has been arrested on child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.