Articles Tagged “DPS”

  • DPS Commercial Roadcheck Inspections Top 8,000

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) inspected 8,182 commercial motor vehicles as part of Roadcheck 2017, a national inspection initiative held annually aimed at enhancing commercial motor vehicle safety. The three-day inspection effort took…

  • DPS: Leaving Children in Vehicles Can Be Deadly

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is warning residents that warmer weather places children at greater risk of injury or death if left unattended in a vehicle. Every year children die from heatstroke after…

  • Roadcheck 2017 Underway

    Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers, inspectors and investigators are conducting intensified commercial vehicle inspections through June 8th as part of Roadcheck 2017, an annual three-day enforcement effort across North America to increase motor…

  • DPS Enhances Enforcement During Memorial Day Weekend

    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join law enforcement efforts across the state during the Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. From Friday, May 26, through Monday, May…

  • DPS Urges Texans to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity

    DPS Urges Texans to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity State iWatch program accepts tips via website, mobile app AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is calling on Texans to remain vigilant regarding…

  • Two in Custody in Walker County for Capital Murder

    On Friday, May 5th at 10:51 PM, Walker County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress in the 2300 block of FM 247.  When deputies arrived on the scene they found a deceased…

  • Small Plane Crashes Near FM 980 Tuesday

    A Tuesday afternoon update in the Houston Chronicle on that small plane that crashed in a pond off of FM 980 in the Huntsville area Tuesday morning reports that the pilot of the aircraft died…

  • An 18-Wheeler Driver Survived an Encounter with a Train in New Waverly Wednesday

    New Waverly firefighter Jimmy Williams reports that an 18-wheeler driver was lucky to survive an encounter with a train Wednesday morning on FM 2793 near Highway 75 just north of New Waverly.  The train struck…

  • Drug Bust Near Bedias

    KBTX Channel 3 reports that in Grimes County four men have been arrested after deputies discovered around 600 marijuana plants close to Bedias. The marijuana plants were found growing in a home in the Peaceful…

  • DPS Launches Enhanced Traffic Enforcement for Holidays

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers to help make the holidays safer by driving sober and using extra caution. In an effort to protect travelers on the roadways, DPS Troopers, as…