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June 24, 2017

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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

DPS Recognizes Exceptional Employees, Good Samaritan

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented a Purple Heart, two Lifesaving Awards and a Unit Citation to current and retired employees for their remarkable service and heroic actions. In addition, two DPS employees were recognized with William P. Clements Excellence Awards for

AREA SCHOOLS TO COMPETE IN TRAFFIC SAFETY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Students produce public service announcement to promote traffic safety WHEN:            Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m. – noon WHERE:         Tourism Tourist Center, Jefferson, Texas   Atlanta – Nine area schools have produced public service announcements promoting traffic safety among their peers and will compete against each other Wednesday in Jefferson. The event is being

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