Texas Department of Public Safety News

Texas Stops Taking All 10 Fingerprints for Driver’s Licenses

Under pressure from state lawmakers, the Texas Department of Public Safety will stop collecting electronic images of an applicant’s 10 fingerprints before issuing a driver’s license. DPS made the announcement Friday, saying the change will take effect Monday. DPS said …

Texas DPS Touts Success of Border Crime, Vehicle Safety Initiative

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced that a multi-agency law enforcement initiative, dubbed Operation Strong Safety, that targeted crime, unsafe commercial vehicles and unsafe driving practices has been successful. The operation temporarily increased the patrol presence in the …

Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in Texas in 2011

The 10 most stolen vehicles in Texas in 2011: 1. Ford pickup 2. Chevrolet pickup 3. Dodge pickup 4. Honda Civic 5. Chevrolet Tahoe 6. Honda Accord 7. GMC pickup 8. Chevrolet Impala 9. Toyota Camry 10. Ford Taurus Source: …

Hacker Who Targeted Texas DPS Pleads Guilty

A hacker who targeted the Texas Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement computers then bragged about it has pleaded guilty. No sentencing date was immediately set for 30-year-old Higinio O. Ochoa III of Galveston, who faces up to …

Texas Bus Inspections Get Lax Oversight Despite Crashes

Months after their state-certified vehicle inspection station was cited by federal authorities for failing to notice defects in a bus that crashed in North Texas, killing 17 passengers, brothers Alam and Cesar Hernandez shuttered their firm. But that didn’t mean …