DPS News

February 19, 2020

Recent Press Releases

  • December 2, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two men to the Texas 10 Most Wanted lists. James Mark Bishop, of Tulia, is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List. Phillip Mark Ward, of Fort Worth, is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List. Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to Bishop’s arrest and $5,000 for Ward.
  • December 2, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announces the continuation of additional Saturday appointments at select commercial driver license (CDL) offices for customers needing to apply, renew, replace or upgrade their Texas CDL in the month of December. Participating driver license offices will offer a limited number of appointments on Dec. 4 and 11 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Dec. 18 from 7 to 11 a.m.
  • December 1, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Rangers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program and the United States Department of Justice are releasing new details in more than a dozen unsolved murders committed by serial killer Samuel Little, AKA Samuel McDowell, in hopes of bringing closure to these cases.
  • November 22, 2021
    AUSTIN – There is a lot to be thankful for this year, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to ensure people are able to get to and from their holiday celebrations safely. Texas Highway Patrol Troopers will increase enforcement on the roads from Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 28. DPS Troopers will be looking for people not wearing seat belts, driving while intoxicated, speeding and failing to follow the Move Over, Slow Down law, among other traffic violations.
  • November 19, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas Military Department (TMD) hosted a media briefing Thursday featuring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to provide an update on Operation Lone Star (OLS). The briefing was held at DPS’ regional headquarters in Weslaco.
  • November 19, 2021
    AUSTIN – Texas 10 Most Wanted Featured Fugitive Charles Lee Tillman Jr., of Missouri City, is back in custody following his arrest on Nov. 9. Members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, including Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents, arrested Tillman at a house in Killeen. A Crime Stoppers reward will be paid in his arrest.
  • November 17, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two men to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Lists. Joshua David Whitworth, of Magnolia, is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List. John Oliver Talmadge McMickings, of El Paso, is on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders List. Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to Whitworth’s arrest and capture and $3,000 for McMickings. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.
  • November 17, 2021
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) graduated three new K-9 teams from a nine-week training program on Nov. 12. These K-9 teams will join more than 50 DPS Canine Detection Teams across Texas within DPS’ Texas Highway Patrol Division.