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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 […]

ERS: Remember to use your new pharmacy card on January 1

Your pharmacy needs to see your new ID card starting January 1 If you are an employee or retiree enrolled in HealthSelectSM of Texas or Consumer Directed HealthSelect, you should have received a new ID card to use for medical appointments and at the pharmacy. Begin showing your new ID card to your medical providers […]

DPS Launches Enhanced Traffic Enforcement for Holidays

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers to help make the holidays safer by driving sober and using extra caution. In an effort to protect travelers on our roadways, DPS Troopers, as well as local law enforcement across the state, will conduct traffic patrols throughout the holiday weekends of Dec. […]

DECEMBER 2016 TSTA NEWSLETTER

Dear Members and Friends of TSTA, Read the December 2016 issue of the Texas State Trooper by clicking here. Our cover story features Jack Lawler, the retiring editor of TSTA’s newsletter. Jack, it’s been a great 25 years. We’ll miss you. Judge Gist has a great article concerning investigative stops supporting subsequent searches. This is […]

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2016 TSTA NEWSLETTER

Dear Members and Friends of TSTA, Read the October-November 2016 issue of Texas State Trooper by clicking here. The front page features Rick & Don Metcalf who for years have honored the memories of fallen troopers. Also it continues on to explain what we can do to assist them and the project. On page 2 […]

DPS Offers Halloween Safety Tips for Texans

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children that Halloween can be fun without sacrificing safety. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and using extra caution in areas where trick-or-treaters will be celebrating. “As we head into the […]