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Law signed making attacks on police in Texas a hate crime

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott last week gave his approval to the Police Protection Act which ups the penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers. The measure, HB 2908, was proposed by Rep. Todd Hunter, R-Corpus Christi, and passed the legislature with only one lawmaker, Rep. Jarvis Johnson, a Houston-area Democrat, voting against the bill. […]

JUNE 2017 TSTA NEWSLETTER

Click on  JUNE 2017 TSTA NEWSLETTER to read the current issue of “Texas State Trooper.” In this edition you will see how much TSTA cares about you and your career. We help to sponsor events such as the DPS Retirees Firearms Qualifications.  It was fun because of the fellowship and meal.  It was necessary to maintain firearm […]

MAY 2017 TSTA NEWSLETTER

Dear Members and Friends of TSTA, Click on MAY 2017 TSTA NEWSLETTER to access the current issue of “Texas State Trooper”. It was quite the deal – the Region 2 Annual Qualification and Fish Fry that is. Lots of people and lots of old friends. Great job folks! Great article Judge Gist. Each month the […]

APRIL 2017 TSTA

Dear Members and Friends of TSTA, Click on APRIL 2017 TSTA NEWSLETTER to access the current issue of “Texas State Trooper”. A very important read – Retirement and why defined benefit retirement plans must be saved. Thank you Mr. Malfaro for your great enlightening article. On the front page see how easy it is to […]

DPS schedules testing session for trooper candidates

The Texas Department of Public Safety is calling prospective troopers for a testing session April 4. Those interested in the career are invited to attend the event 9 a.m. April 4 at the department’s highway patrol office in Victoria at 8802 N. Navarro St. Before attending, participants should complete an online application at joindps.com and […]

MARCH 2017 TSTA NEWSLETTER

Dear Members and Friends of TSTA, Congratulations JoAnne, you have put together a great newsletter this month.  Lots of valuable information. Click on MARCH 2017 TSTA NEWSLETTER to access the current issue of “Texas State Trooper”.  First, thank you Faith Lutheran Church of Dickinson, Texas, for your kindness to TSTA by displaying the kind message […]

FEBRUARY 2017 TSTA NEWSLETTER

Dear Members and Friends of TSTA, Click on FEBRUARY 2017 TSTA NEWSLETTER to access the current issue of “Texas State Trooper”. On the front page read about trooper Danny Shaw who was seriously wounded by gunfire while on border security.  Danny we were glad we could help. Deborah Ingersoll’s “Legislative Update” is complete and informative. “From the Executive […]

State Report Highlights Public Safety Threats to Texas

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the 2017 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview, a state intelligence estimate that offers an assessment of the current public safety threats to Texas. “Protecting Texans from the full scope of public safety and homeland security threats is the foremost goal of DPS, and the […]

JANUARY 2017 TSTA NEWSLETTER

Dear Members and Friends of TSTA, Read the January 2016 issue of the Texas State Trooper by clicking here. In this edition we want you to know that TSTA is working for you, and that you may be assured the Board of Directors wants only the best for TSTA and its’ members. Deborah Ingersoll, TSTA’s […]