Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • August 5, 2021
    Corpus Christi – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a one vehicle multiple fatality crash that occurred on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at approximately 4:00 p.m. It happened on US 281 at the intersection of Business 281, approximately one and a half miles south of Encino, Texas, in Brooks County.
  • August 3, 2021
    AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ Most Wanted are back in custody following arrests. Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Leonard Dee Taylor was arrested on July 23 in Houston, and Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Dakevian Beniot Scroggins was arrested on July 24 in Tyler. A Crime Stoppers reward of $3,000 will be paid to a tipster for providing information leading to Taylor’s arrest.
  • August 2, 2021
    MINERAL WELLS – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian in Parker County. The incident occurred on July 29, 2021 at approximately 10:10 p.m. on State Highway 199, in the area of South Drive, west of Springtown.
  • July 30, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) commissioned 145 new Texas Highway Patrol Troopers from its A-2021 recruit class during a graduation ceremony on Friday, July 30. It’s the largest recruit school graduation in DPS history and also one of the most diverse. The keynote speaker at Friday’s graduation was Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
  • July 28, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Infrastructure Operations Division will host a Facilities Career Fair on Thursday, July 29, from 1 – 6 p.m. The career fair will take place at DPS’ Austin Headquarters in the Building A Lobby, located at 5805 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78752.
  • July 26, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today held a dedication ceremony for a portion of U.S. Highway 281 to honor Cpl. Roel Garcia, a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper who died in March 1997 when his patrol vehicle was involved in a wreck.
  • July 23, 2021
    DENTON – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) opened its new Denton Driver License (DL) Office on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The facility is located at 4020 E. McKinney in Denton.
  • July 19, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Dakevian Beniot Scroggins, 27, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Scroggins is wanted for capital murder, evading arrest/detention and a parole violation.
  • July 15, 2021
    AUSTIN – Two of Texas’ Top 10 Fugitives are back in custody after arrests earlier this month. Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Heriberto Cardenas was arrested on July 7, in Laredo, and Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Ralph Ballard was arrested on July 8, in College Station. Crime Stoppers rewards will not be paid in either case.
  • July 7, 2021
    DEL RIO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized three firearms and 1.38 pounds of marijuana, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in La Salle County as part of Operation Lone Star.
  • July 5, 2021
    DEL RIO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) during Operation Lone Star seized over $70,000 in cash after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Maverick County.
  • July 2, 2021
    AUSTIN – The reward for Henry Anthony Taylor, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $4,000 for information leading to his arrest if the tip comes in during the month of July.
  • July 1, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be increasing the number of Texas Highway Patrol Troopers on the road from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5, as part of Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction and Effort) and Operation Holiday. DPS Troopers will be on the roads looking for drivers who are speeding, driving while intoxicated or not their wearing seat belts.
  • June 30, 2021
    LAREDO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) during Operation Lone Star seized $389,620 in cash after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in La Salle County.
  • June 22, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking information in the 1985 disappearance of Kathleen Laura Attwood Ranft, of Guadalupe County. 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 next featured Texas Ranger cold case is announced.