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Saturday Appointments Still Available at Driver License Offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans that Saturday appointments remain available at many driver license (DL) offices across the state. Saturday appointments are specifically for customers to renew or replace Texas driver licenses (DLs), identification (ID) cards and Election Identification Certificates (EICs). Saturday appointments at participating offices will be offered through Dec. 19, with the exception of Nov. 28 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 […]

DPS Awards Highlight Exceptional Efforts

The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Medals of Valor, one Purple Heart, 10 Lifesaving Awards, the 2020 Top Trooper Awards and a Unit Citation to department personnel. Three Director’s Awards were also presented to partner agency personnel at the PSC awards ceremony held Wednesday at the DPS Tactical Training Center in Florence. “These awards remind of us what our DPS officers do on a daily basis to willingly serve and protect the people of Texas, […]

Saturday Appointments Still Available at Driver License Offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans that many driver license (DL) offices across the state continue to offer appointments on Saturdays — and appointments remain available at offices statewide. Saturday appointments are specifically for customers to renew or replace Texas driver license (DL) and identification (ID) cards. Saturday appointments also include services to renew or replace Election Identification Certificates (EICs). Saturday appointments will be offered through Dec. 19, with the exception of Nov. […]

DPS, Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office Seek Information About Unidentified Deceased Man  

 AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man whose remains were discovered in December 1996 in Tom Green County. Investigators estimate that the man died in the beginning of November 1996. The cause of death is unknown. On Dec. 2, 1996, the man’s body was found in a pasture in the northern part of Tom Green County near the […]

New DPS Airplane Named in Honor of Fallen Trooper

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today dedicated its newest airplane, a Pilatus PC-12 NG, at a ceremony in Edinburg. The aircraft is being named in honor of the late Trooper Ernesto Alanis, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop near McAllen in February of 1983. Several members of Alanis’ family attended the ceremony. “Trooper Alanis was a man who took the DPS mission to […]