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July 28, 2021

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Demolition Work to Close I-20 Sunday West of Longview

WHEN: From 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 6, until 5 a.m. on Monday, June 7, or until work is completed WHERE:                       I-20 between Loop 281 in Longview and FM 450 in Hallsville MEDIA: Interstate 20 will be closed from 7 p.m. on Sunday June 6, until 5 a.m. on Monday, June 7 as crews work

Texas Department of Public Safety

Expiration Waiver for Driver Licenses has Now Ended

The COVID-related waiver on expiration dates for driver licenses (DLs) and identification cards (IDs) has now ended. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) continues to urge customers with an expired DL or ID to make an appointment or renew online today. To assist customers with expired licenses who were unable to schedule an appointment prior to

Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden – Dallas Bloom

A great place to visit when in Dallas Texas is the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. In spring there are over 500 000 tulips blooming in the sun. Despite the harsh winter weather, Texas experienced in February the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are looking splendid. Please note that during this covid period tickets MUST

Winter Weather Preparations

Winter Weather Preparations and awareness as winter weather is Expected Across the Lone Star State, Texans Reminded to Make Preparations With a cold front expected to bring winter weather to parts of the state this week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding everyone to take precautions now to prepare for any freezing

Texas Department of Public Safety

DPS Recognizes Significant Accomplishments at Final PSC Meeting of the Year

DPS Recognizes Significant Accomplishments – Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Adolph Thomas Distinguished Service Awards, three Medals of Valor, two Director’s Citations and 14 Lifesaving Awards to department personnel at the PSC meeting held on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Criminal Law Enforcement Auditorium at DPS Headquarters in Austin.

Texas Department of Public Safety

DPS Expanding Hours at Select Driver License Offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is offering extended office hours at participating driver license (DL) offices across the state, beginning in 2021. Starting Jan. 4, office hours at the designated offices will be expanded to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday. (Current business hours at

Antibiotic Awareness Week

Presidential Message on Antibiotic Awareness Week, 2020

When safely and appropriately prescribed, antibiotics are critical tools used to save lives in the United States and around the world.  During Antibiotic Awareness Week, we reaffirm our commitment to responsible antibiotic stewardship and acknowledge the contributions of American medical professionals. Antibiotics play a powerful role in modern medicine.  They are instrumental in treating countless

Safety Cable Systems to Help Prevent Head-on Accidents

Head-on accidents caused by vehicles crossing the median on divided highway systems can be some of the deadliest.  A new safety cable system being installed in the median between opposing lanes of traffic hopes to drastically reduce the likelihood of these type accidents. The new cable system will be installed along six sections of US

Texas Department of Public Safety

DNA Legislation Continues Solving Crimes

DNA Legislation Continues Solving Crimes – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that House Bill (HB) 1399 assisted in the closure of more than 250 unsolved criminal investigations during its first year of implementation. The law authorizes the collection of DNA samples from individuals charged with 24 qualifying felonies and compares the offender samples

Northeast Texas Highways to be Resurfaced

About 168 miles of Northeast Texas highways will receive new surfaces during the summer of 2021 with a contract awarded in October by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The Texas Transportation Commission approved a bid of $7.6 million from CDM Holdings of New Boston to seal coat highways in nine counties located within the

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