Articles Tagged “DPS”

  • DPS Marks National AMBER Alert Awareness Day

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join the nation in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness Day today. AMBER stands for “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response,” and was named for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who…

  • i-WATCH Reports to DPS

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to remain vigilant with respect to potential crime and terrorist activity in their communities and to report suspicious behaviors to the department’s iWATCH website at…

  • Preventing Vehicle Theft & Burglaries

    The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans about the potential for vehicle thefts during the holiday season and is advising individuals to takes extra precautions to guard against possible auto thefts. Vehicle burglaries…

  • Butch Davis Comments On Recent Fire

    Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis reported to us at 5:30 this morning that he thanked everyone for their help in taking care of the wildfire at FM 980 and FM 2628 in Walker…

  • DPS Increasing DWI Patrols For July 4th Holiday

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has increased DWI patrols for a 12-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. Through July 7, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times…

  • Satellite Phone Channel Addition Approved By Commissioners

    In Commissioners’ Court this week, Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis moved forward in attempting to expand the emergency communication capabilities of the County. He asked commissioners to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with…

  • Fatal Accident In New Waverly Area Over Weekend

    Emergency Responders in the New Waverly area were kept busy this past weekend with a number of motor vehicle accidents as well as several unrelated fire and medical emergencies. New Waverly Fire Crews and Walker…

  • DPS Spring Break Patrols

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has increased DWI patrols through March 22nd, which coincides with one of the busiest Spring Break periods in Texas. During this effort, DPS troopers will focus on DWI…

  • Legislative Update From State Representative John Otto

    In his Legislative Update from Austin, State Representative John Otto reports that he is supporting HB 11, the Stronger Border, Safer Texas Act by Chairman Dennis Bonnen. HB 11 is a bipartisan bill that will…

  • Legislative Update From Representative John Otto’s Office

    State Representative John Otto reports that the legislature is “now more than 30 days into the 140 day session and things are gearing up.” He reports, “In Appropriations, the full committee took testimony on a…