Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • May 18, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) remembered and paid tribute to Texas Highway Patrol Troopers, Texas Rangers and Special Agents who lost their lives in the line of duty at today’s 2021 Peace Officers Memorial Service.
  • May 13, 2021
    AUSTIN – The former landlord of a Llano County woman who went missing in 2006 is now charged in her death. On May, 3, 2021, Jimmy Wolfenbarger, 57, of Lubbock, was indicted in Llano County on one count of murder in the November 2006 death of Holly Simmons, 46, of Buchanan Dam.
  • May 13, 2021
    AUSTIN – An Ohio man is now in custody charged in the 1995 death of a beloved Texas teacher. Clayton Bernard Foreman, 61, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was arrested April 26 in Franklin County, Ohio.
  • May 13, 2021
    AUSTIN – In the last week authorities have captured two of Texas’ Top 10 fugitives. Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Eric Munoz was captured on May 4, 2021, in Donna, Texas, during Operation Lone Star, while Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Marcus Lee Torres was arrested on May 7, 2021, in Snyder, Texas
  • May 11, 2021
    GARLAND – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of fatal hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian in Hunt County. The incident occurred on May 10 at approximately 9:42 p.m. in the 5500 block of State Highway (SH) 224.
  • May 5, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two fugitives to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and cash rewards of up to $3,000 each are now being offered for information leading to their captures. Marcus Lee Torres, 39, is wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements and a parole violation. Henry Anthony Taylor, 52, who is a high-risk sex offender, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender.
  • April 30, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas State Senate has confirmed three members of the Public Safety Commission (PSC). Nelda L. Blair, Steve H. Stodghill and Dale Wainwright will each serve six year terms on the PSC, providing oversight for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
  • April 29, 2021
    Today, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Travis County District Attorney’s office released a joint statement.
  • April 29, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC), along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, presented two William P. Clements Excellence Awards and one Lifesaving Award to members of the department at the PSC meeting on Thursday, April 29, at the DPS Headquarters in Austin.
  • April 28, 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 soliciting prostitutes, as well as individuals seeking to exploit and victimize children by soliciting them on the internet.
  • April 27, 2021
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Jaime Alanis, 37, was taken into custody on April 20, after investigators received a Crime Stoppers tip on his whereabouts. A reward of $7,500 will now be paid to the tipster.
  • April 22, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking information in the 1987 homicide of Veronica Taylor. An increased reward of up to $6,000 is now offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before the announcement of the next featured Texas Rangers cold case. A $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest is routinely offered on all cases on the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website.
  • April 21, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently graduated three new canine teams from a nine-week training program on Thursday, April 1. These canine teams will join more than 50 DPS Canine Detection Teams across Texas within the Texas Highway Patrol Division.
  • April 15, 2021
    AUSTIN – The COVID-related waiver on expiration dates for driver licenses (DLs) and identification cards (IDs) has now ended. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) continues to urge customers with an expired DL or ID to make an appointment or renew online today.
  • April 13, 2021
    The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Tieon Lashad Legan, 25, (pictured left) and Jaime Alanis, 37, (pictured right) to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and cash rewards of up to $7,500 each are now being offered for information leading to either of their captures.