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October 22, 2017

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TxDOT USES INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE TO URGE DRIVERS TO MAKE A SOBER RIDE PART OF THEIR GAME-DAY PLAN

‘Plan While You Can’ campaign aims to reverse trend in alcohol-related crashes during football season With college and professional football seasons in full swing, the Texas Department of Transportation’s statewide “Plan While You Can” campaign reminds fans to make a sober ride part of their game-day plans.   “Football is big in Texas and while fans make

Updated DPS Driver Handbook Now Available (download for free)

AUSTIN – Effective Sept. 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Driver Handbook was revised and transitioned to a printable, online-only format. Handbook revisions include information on texting while driving and several other clarifications passed by the Texas Legislature during the 85th Legislative Session.   Additionally, the handbook includes practical suggestions on what the public

Western Caucus Members Support Proposed Rule Rolling Back WOTUS

“Washington bureaucrats in cubicles should not be deciding the fate of our waterways, nor should they be allowed to completely and arbitrarily control the economic fate of landowners even to the point of ending their ability to make a living. Unelected bureaucrats have, for years, been enviously dreaming of the day they could control American

DPS Urges Texans to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity

State iWatch program accepts tips via website, mobile app   AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is calling on Texans to remain vigilant regarding potential crime and terrorist activity in their communities, and to report suspicious behaviors to local authorities or the department’s iWATCH website at www.iwatchtx.org. The iWATCH program was created

Texans Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Season Now

AUSTIN – In advance of the 2017 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to begin making plans to protect themselves and their families. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed this week, May 7-13, to beHurricane Preparedness Week.  

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Gohmert’s Statement on Tragic Mt. Pleasant ISD Bus Crash

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the tragic high school bus crash in East Texas that claimed two lives and injured numerous others:   “My thoughts and fervent prayers go out to the family members and friends of the two precious lives that were claimed as a result

MPD Warns of Gas Pump Skimmers

The Marshall Police Department is warning the public about gas pump skimmers. Unlike previous advisories, these recent skimming devices are placed inside the pump itself instead of on the outside of the machine. Citizens are strongly encouraged to remain vigilant when using a credit or debit card at gas pumps. One step residents can take

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