Press Releases

May 28, 2020
  • September 21, 2020
    AUSTIN – At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is announcing Saturday appointment availability through the end of the year.
  • September 18, 2020
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is pleased to recognize the hardworking men and women of the DPS Crime Laboratory Service during National Forensic Science Week, which takes place from Sept. 20-26.
  • September 16, 2020
    AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol Troopers this week rescued their 500th child during traffic stops since the implementation of specialized training that began in 2009.
  • September 14, 2020
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 829 pounds of THC vape cartridges and close to 19 pounds of THC wax Saturday, September 13, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.
  • September 14, 2020
    LAREDO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than 16 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Friday, September 11, in Webb County.
  • September 10, 2020
    EL PASO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), served 13 state search warrants at several massage parlors in the El Paso area where labor and human trafficking was reported. This has been a long-term investigation and is still ongoing.
  • September 10, 2020
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added additional Saturday appointment availability at select driver license (DL) offices for customers needing to renew or replace their Texas DL or ID cards.
  • September 9, 2020
    AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers, inspectors and investigators will step up commercial vehicle inspections as part of this year’s International Roadcheck, a 72-hour enforcement effort designed to ensure commercial motor vehicles and drivers are in compliance with federal regulations and increase safety on roadways.
  • September 8, 2020
    LAREDO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized 490 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Monday, September 7, in Webb County.
  • September 8, 2020
    AMARILLO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized $160,000 in cash Tuesday, September 1, after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Oldham County.
  • September 4, 2020
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) released the 2019 Crime in Texas Report today. The report is a collaborative effort and the direct result of the more than 1,200 Texas sheriffs and chiefs of police who participate in the Uniform Crime Reporting program.
  • September 4, 2020
    AUSTIN – After more than 17 years, a man is facing charges in the 2003 slaying of a 21-year-old Lubbock woman. Andy Castillo, 57, of Lubbock, is charged with murder in the case of Cynthia Joann Palacio.
  • September 4, 2020
    LAREDO – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than 19 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Friday, September 4, in Webb County.
  • September 3, 2020
    AUSTIN – Whether you’re just driving around town or traveling the open roads this Labor Day, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages all motorists to practice safe driving habits and exercise caution throughout the holiday weekend.
  • September 1, 2020
    AUSTIN – The reward for Marco Antonio Toscano, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $4,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of September. Toscano, 34, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and a parole violation.