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January 20, 2021

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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.

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

Walmart to reduce opening hours in order to restock shelves

Temporary Changes to Our Hours to Better Serve Customers March 14, 2020By Dacona Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S. “I could not be prouder of our associates and what they continue to accomplish for our customers. I don’t think any of us have been through an experience like this, and we

TxDOT Approves Millions for Safer Access to Schools, Communities

Projects include sidewalks, bike lanes and safety improvements. New funding will help pedestrians and bicyclists get better and safer access to schools, public transit and communities across the state. The Texas Transportation Commission approved $24 million in January for 30 projects across the state that will build sidewalks, shared use paths, bike lanes and other

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