Articles Tagged “DPS”

  • Photo I-D Now Required for Voting in Texas

    Walker County Election Officer, Diana McRae, reminds voters that photo identification will now be required for voting in person. A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at…

  • DPS Boosts Patrols for July 4th Holiday

    The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrols for a 10-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. From June 28 – July 7, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations…

  • Election Identification Certificates Available Beginning Today

    Pursuant to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued Tuesday, new voting requirements passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 will take effect immediately. Photo identification will now be required when voting in elections in Texas.…

  • Cattle Trailer Overturns East of New Waverly

    Firefighter Jimmy Williams reports that New Waverly Firefighters responded to a call Sunday afternoon involving an 18 Wheeler hauling 67 head of cattle overturned on State Hwy 150, east of New Waverly. Firefighters were dispatched…

  • DPS Forensic Examiner Drug Test Mishandling Also Affecting Walker County Drug Defendants

    As we informed you Thursday, in Texas thousands of misdmeanor and felony drug cases may be thrown out following the ruling of the state’s highest court that any case with evidence handled by DPS forensic…

  • Drug Convictions May Be Thrown Out

    In Texas, thousands of misdemeanor and felony drug cases may be thrown out following the ruling of the state’s highest court that any case with evidence handled by DPS forensic examiner Jonathan Salvador is suspect.…

  • Health Fair & “Are You Ready?” Seminar Held Tuesday

    Tuesday, Huntsville Memorial Hospital and other local entities brought a Walker County Health Fair and “Are Your Ready” seminars to the Walker County Storm Shelter. Sessions presented last night included presentations by Texas A&M Forest…

  • Old Crabbs Prairie Schoolhouse Burns

    Wednesday afternoon a fire destroyed the old Crabbs Prairie Schoolhouse near the intersection of Highway 75 North and FM 1696. The building had been converted into a residence by owners Max and Jessie Powell. They…

  • DPS Increases Spring Break DWI Enforcement

    The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase DWI patrols from March 8th through March 17th–one of the most active Spring Break periods in Texas. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at…

  • Closing Arguments Scheduled for Falk Trial Today

    The court will hear closing arguments today in John Ray Falk Jr.’s capital murder trial as the state rested its case Monday in Bryan. Falk is accused of being an accomplice in the 2007 murder…