January 19, 2022 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans that freezing rain, ice and snow can pose major hazards to drivers and pedestrians and is urging residents to be careful in such conditions.
DPS encourages everyone to take the appropriate safety precautions during wintry weather. This includes checking the battery, windshield wipers, tire pressure, tire treads and fluid levels in their vehicles, as well as ensuring door and trunk locks are properly lubricated to prevent them from freezing.
January 13, 2022 – As kids kick off the second half of the school year, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds students, parents, teachers and other school administrators that the iWatchTexas program is a critical resource for reporting suspicious activity in schools and communities in order to help prevent dangerous attacks. During the 2020-21 school year, there were no school shootings in Texas. By using the numerous resources available, everyone can continue working to prevent attacks by reporting any potential threats.
November 5, 2021 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is proud to announce that its Crime Laboratory Division laboratories have been recognized for voluntarily adopting national forensic standards published by the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC), created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The DPS laboratories have been recognized by NIST as OSAC Implementers.
June 15, 2021 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists the department is continuing its enforcement efforts across Texas focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in June.
June 1, 2021 - DPS Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on US-59 on May 29, 2021 at 11:01pm, approximately nine miles south of the city of Carthage in Panola County. The investigators preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling the wrong way on the multilane divided highway. The driver was southbound in the north bound lanes when it struck a 2015 Ford F150 head on.
May 9, 2021 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated a one-vehicle motorcycle crash last night May, 8, 2021, on SH 21 at County Road 434.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 9:25pm, a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling west. For unknown reasons the driver drove off the highway to the left and overturned.
The driver is identified as Wade Howell, 29, from Center. Howell was transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital for treatment where he was pronounced deceased on May, 9.
March 25, 2021 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash last night on SH 7, about eight miles east of Nacogdoches.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 6:40 p.m., a 2017 Chevrolet passenger car was traveling west. A 2020 Buick SUV was traveling east. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Chevrolet drove over into the eastbound lane and struck the Buick head-on.
January 15, 2021 – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two-vehicle major crash this morning on US 59, about three miles north of Appleby on January 15.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 3:30am, a 2011 Chevrolet SUV was traveling south and a 2017 Nissan passenger car was traveling north. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Chevrolet drove into the northbound lanes and struck the Nissan head-on.
October 27, 2020 - Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 59, approximately 2.5 miles north of the city of Garrison in Rusk County at 7:15am this morning, October 27.
The investigators preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2020 Kenworth towing a semi-trailer was traveling north on US 59 in the outside lane of traffic slowing to turn right into a private drive. At the same time, the driver of a 2006 Freightliner truck towing a trailer was also traveling north on US 59 and struck the rear of the trailer the Kenworth was towing.