Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • April 8, 2021
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today held a dedication ceremony for a portion of U.S. Highway 60 in honor of DPS Trooper Matthew Dewayne Myrick, who died in a vehicle crash while responding to a call in 2006.
  • April 1, 2021
    EL PASO – During the past week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), conducted a human trafficking operation in El Paso, Texas. The goal of the operation was to target individuals seeking to exploit and victimize children by soliciting them on the internet.
  • March 31, 2021
    AUSTIN – It is with great sadness the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announces the death of a Highway Patrol Trooper following a shooting incident in Limestone County.
  • March 25, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking information in the 2001 homicide of James Charles “Jimmy” Schuessler. An increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before the next featured Texas Rangers cold case is announced.
  • March 24, 2021
    As part of Operation Lone Star and under the direction of Governor Abbott, DPS continues its presence, including air, ground, marine and tactical security assets, along the border to combat the smuggling of people and drugs into Texas.
  • March 11, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is stepping up enforcement efforts as traffic picks up for spring break. DPS Texas Highway Patrol Troopers will increase traffic enforcement as part of Operation CARE (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) from March 13 through March 21, including St. Patrick’s Day.
  • March 2, 2021
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Featured Fugitive Marques Jujuan Thompson, 20, is back in custody after being captured on Feb. 23, in Texarkana, Texas. He was added to the Most Wanted list on Jan. 27. A Crime Stoppers reward will not be paid in his arrest.
  • March 1, 2021
    EL PASO – On Feb. 24 and 25, 2021, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID), in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), conducted an operation targeting those involved in the sexual exploitation of children and adults in El Paso, Texas.
  • February 25, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking information in the 2001 homicide of James Charles “Jimmy” Schuessler. An increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before the next featured Texas Rangers cold case is announced.
  • February 24, 2021
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 915 pounds of assorted THC products Tuesday, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.
  • February 24, 2021
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Camilo Rodriguez is back in custody after being captured in Mexico on Jan. 30 and extradited to Wharton County, Texas, on Feb. 11.
  • February 18, 2021
    Pursuant to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 390.23 and Chapter 644 of the Texas Transportation Code, Governor Greg Abbott has declared a statewide emergency exists.
  • February 12, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has officially issued the 60-day notice that the COVID-related waiver on expiration dates for driver licenses (DLs) and identification cards (IDs) ends on April 14, 2021.
  • February 12, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has officially issued the 60-day notice that the COVID-related waiver on expiration dates and late fee waivers for Private Security Commissioned Security Officers (CSO) and Personal Protection Officers (PPO) will end on April 14, 2021.
  • February 11, 2021
    LAREDO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 293 pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic stop on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Webb County.