Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • February 23, 2022
    AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives are back in custody after their arrests last week. Ruben Alvarado Castro, of San Antonio, was arrested Feb. 15 in San Antonio, and Theodore Villarreal, of Kenedy, was arrested Feb. 17 in Kenedy. Both fugitives are members of the Texas Mexican Mafia. Crime Stoppers rewards will be paid in both arrests.
  • February 17, 2022
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two fugitives to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List. Michael Deray Johnson, of Paris, and Christopher James Brett Clover, of Wichita Falls, are being sought. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 for each fugitive for information leading to their arrests. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • February 16, 2022
    AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders are back in custody after their arrests last week. Phillip Mark Ward, of Fort Worth, was arrested Feb. 8 in Fort Worth. Joe Louis Hernandez, of Galveston, turned himself in to the Galveston Police Department on Feb. 10. No Crime Stoppers rewards will be paid.
  • February 11, 2022
    AUSTIN – Super Bowl LVI may feature the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, but the real winners of the game will be those who put safety first in their plans to watch the big game. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that no matter what your plans are for the Super Bowl, to please enjoy it responsibly.
  • February 10, 2022
    AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC), along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Deputy Director Freeman Martin, presented two William P. Clements Excellence Awards, 10 Lifesaving Awards and a Unit Citation to department personnel at the PSC meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10, at DPS Headquarters in Austin. Two Director’s Awards were also presented to members of partner agencies at the meeting.
  • February 9, 2022
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two men to Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List. Joe Louis Hernandez, of Galveston, and Gregory Jon Pecina Jr., of Grand Prairie, are being sought. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for Hernandez’s arrest, and up to $3,000 for Pecina. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • February 8, 2022
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two men to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List. Paul Matthew Berry III, of Houston, and Ruben Alvarado Castro, of San Antonio, are being sought. Cash rewards of up to $7,500 for each man are now offered for information leading to their arrests. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • February 4, 2022
    WEST TEXAS REGION – In January 2022, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) conducted multiple Adult Prostitution Operations and Online Solicitation of Minor Operations throughout the West Texas Region. The goal of the operations was to target individuals seeking to exploit and victimize trafficking victims, as well as to identify and apprehend individuals suspected to be involved in human trafficking by using various websites to solicit sexual acts from minors.
  • February 4, 2022
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding applicants for a commercial driver license (CDL) or certain endorsements that the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements begin Feb. 7, 2022. Recent inclement weather has closed some driver license offices; however, the federal requirement has not been delayed as a result of these closures.
  • February 3, 2022
    AUSTIN - Due to inclement weather, several driver license offices across the state will be closed or have a delayed opening on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022.
  • February 2, 2022
    AUSTIN - Due to inclement weather, several driver license offices across the state will be closed or have a delayed opening on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022.
  • February 1, 2022
    AUSTIN – The reward for Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Joshua David Whitworth, who is also this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,500 for information leading to his arrest if tips are received during the month of February. Whitworth, 36, is wanted for a parole violation, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, theft and delivery of methamphetamine and cocaine. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • January 31, 2022
    AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted offenders are back in custody following their arrests earlier this month, including one fugitive and one sex offender. Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Bobby Joe Flores Jr. was arrested on Jan. 16 in Los Angeles. Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Marcus Jarmine Wallace was captured Jan. 18 in McAllen. A Crime Stoppers reward will be paid in the Flores’ arrest.
  • January 31, 2022
    AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) today announced the launch of Texas by Texas (TxT), a digital assistant that allows Texans to create an online account, manage their government-issued licenses and registrations, receive proactive reminders when it’s time to take action, and complete transactions quickly and securely.
  • January 28, 2022
    AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agent Anthony Carlos “AC” Salas, 37, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, after being injured in a tragic accident near Eagle Pass on Jan. 21