Call for federal probe issued following ‘inhumane’ Texas-Mexico border allegations
The Texas Senate Democratic Caucus released a letter Wednesday that shares a request for the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a formal investigation into the allegations made against the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Gov. Greg Abbott issues joint response in wake of report alleging ‘inhumane’ practices at Mexico-Texas border
In the wake of reporting alleging “inhumane” practices at the Mexico-Texas border, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a joint statement on Tuesday from Texas Border Czar Mike Banks, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, and Texas Adjutant Gen. Maj. Gen. Thomas Suelzer:
Texas prepares to deploy Rio Grande buoys in governor’s latest effort to curb border crossings
Texas began rolling out what is set to become a new floating barrier on the Rio Grande on Friday in the latest escalation of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s multibillion-dollar effort to secure the U.S. border with Mexico, which already has included bussing migrants to liberal states and authorizing the National Guard to make arrests.
State troopers will resume patrolling Austin streets in July, with some changes in response to criticism
Texas Department of Public Safety officers were criticized for the disparate number of Latino and Black residents arrested during the first iteration of a partnership to help Austin with policing duties.
A sex offender moves into your neighborhood: This is probably more than what you need to know
Sex offenders live in our communities. If you have questions about how they’re monitored, where they are and what they are -- and aren’t --permitted to do, continue reading for a comprehensive look at the guidelines they are instructed to live by and their limitations.
Multi-agency DWI initiative in Harris County to allow officials to fast-track process of investigating drunk drivers
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Harris County Constables, the Texas Department of Public Safety, American Automobile Association (AAA) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving are joining forces ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend to crack down on drunk drivers across the county.
Texas troopers renew inspections of commercial vehicles at Brownsville border bridge, triggering long delays
Truckers have reported waiting up to 24 hours to cross the border because of the inspections. Gov. Greg Abbott ordered similar inspections last year to stop smuggling, but troopers found no contraband after checking more than 4,000 vehicles.
Once again, tension builds after state police are deployed to a major Texas city
A month after the Texas Department of Public Safety began patrolling Austin streets, city officials have both praised a drop in violent crime and condemned the operation’s disparate impact on Latino and Black residents. In 2019, Dallas faced the same challenges.
Banning TikTok: Gov. Abbott announces official plan to nix use of social media platform for Texas state agencies
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that there’s a “statewide model security plan” for Texas state agencies to “address vulnerabilities presented by the use of TikTok and other software on personal and state-issued devices.”
DPS to conduct random vehicle safety inspections at ports of entry along Texas border to help stop cartel smuggling
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that its troopers will began conducting random commercial vehicle safety inspections as they cross international ports of entry (POEs) into Texas, according to a release.
2 dead in 11-vehicle crash involving motorcyclist on I-45 North Freeway and SH-242 southbound in Montgomery County: DPS
An investigation is underway after a multi-vehicle crash where two people died on IH-45 and SH-242 southbound in Montgomery County Tuesday, officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
‘A case of ambition’: Political consultant convicted after trying to persuade state rep to drop out of 2020 election, DA says
A political consultant was convicted Friday for a failed scheme intended to affect the outcome of the race for Texas House of Representatives District 132 during the 2020 election cycle, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
Now being operated by the ‘good guys’: Street racer’s seized Dodge ‘Hellcat Redeye’ turned into DPS patrol vehicle
This vehicle was awarded to the department following a felony investigation that was initiated after the driver of the Dodge engaged in dangerous street racing and fled from law enforcement at approximately 160 mph, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said.
Gov. Greg Abbott deploys state troopers to ‘anti-gang effort’ in Uvalde after two juveniles are injured in shooting
The two victims of a Thursday shooting at Uvalde Memorial Park are being treated in San Antonio hospitals. Abbott’s decision to send in DPS comes as the agency faces questions over its role in the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School.
DPS to provide more than 30 officers to campuses throughout Uvalde ISD for new school year
Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be providing more than 30 law enforcement officers to campuses throughout the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (UCISD) for the new school year.
National and local media, including KPRC 2, file lawsuit against Texas DPS over lack of transparency after Uvalde school shooting
A coalition of more than a dozen national, state, and local media organizations, including KPRC 2 and our station’s parent company Graham Media Group, filed a lawsuit Monday against the Texas Department of Public Safety related to the Uvalde school shooting and the agency’s lack of transparency.
Man accused of sexually assaulting multiple women near infamous Bissonnet Track in SW Houston, DPS searching for more victims
A man accused of sexually assaulting multiple women in the area of southwest Houston’s infamous Bissonnet Track has been arrested, but investigators feel there could be more victims out there.
6 suspects arrested in catalytic converter thefts; Crime ring possibly linked to fatal shooting of HCSO deputy Darren Almendarez
Several arrests have been made in connection with a large-scale catalytic converter theft ring which has possible ties to the fatal shooting of a Harris County sheriff’s deputy.
Texas troopers are causing car chase fatalities and racially profiling drivers under Abbott’s border crackdown, complaint claims
Two civil rights groups have expanded their request for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Operation Lone Star, citing evidence of risky pursuits and more frequent traffic stops of Hispanic drivers.
Uvalde CISD Police Chief Pete Arredondo placed on administrative leave as public hearings, investigation continues
The Uvalde school district police chief, Pete Arredondo, has been placed on administrative leave Wednesday as public hearings and the investigation into the May 24 school massacre continues.
TIMELINE: DPS releases log of activity, conversations of police situated outside classroom where children, teachers were being massacred
The Texas Department of Public Safety released a timeline of events leading up to, and during, the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children and two teachers dead. The log of events shows that officers - with rifles - stood and waited in the school hallway for nearly an hour while the gunman carried out the May 24 attack.
‘Abject failure’: Texas top cop testifies at state Senate hearing on police response to Uvalde school massacre
The head of the Texas Department of Public Safety says three minutes after a gunman entered a school where he slaughtered 19 elementary students and two teachers there was sufficient armed law enforcement on scene to stop the gunman.
‘Click It or Ticket’: Campaign helps FBCSO step up crackdown of seat belt violators
The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office received a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to help crack down on unbuckled drivers and passengers during the busy Memorial Day holiday as part of a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign.
Man with lengthy criminal history identified as suspect accused of shooting HPD officer during traffic stop on Gulf Freeway, police say
A man accused of shooting a Houston police officer during a traffic stop in southeast Houston Wednesday morning has been identified, according to the Houston Police Department.
Most-wanted fugitive accused of sexually assaulting a child in Harris County caught, Texas Department of Public Safety says
One of Texas’ most-wanted fugitives — a man convicted of aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping — was arrested in Houston earlier this month, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.
WATCH LIVE: Houston police, Drug Enforcement Administration discuss awareness of fake fentanyl pills
The Drug Enforcement Administration will join Houston Police, Texas Department of Public Safety to discuss the dangers of fake fentanyl pills as part of the ongoing fentanyl overdose crisis in Harris and surrounding counties.