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DPS Ramping Up Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is beginning enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. These periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in February. The law, originally passed ...

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DPS Implements House Bill 1729

Begins collecting donations for Sexual Assault Evidence Testing Grant program The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced that customers conducting driver license transactions may now make a monetary donation to the sexual assault evidence testing program. House Bill 1729, which passed into state law during the 85th Texas Legislative Session, ...

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Poe Named Huntsville Deputy City Secretary

The City of Huntsville welcomed Brenda Poe to the office of Deputy City Secretary/Assistant Public Information Officer in December. Poe, a resident of Huntsville, has been employed with the City for three years. She previously served as Catalog Librarian at the Huntsville Public Library. “There were many strong candidates for ...

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Texas Awards Millions for Mental Health

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is awarding up to $27.5 million in grant funds through two programs that support mental health services and projects for Texas. Up to $12.5 million will be awarded through the Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals, and up to ...

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Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship Application Open

Applications will be accepted through April 20, 2018 Applications for the 2018 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming ...

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Local TMN Chapter Certifies 10 Water Specialists

The Texas Master Naturalist Heartwood Chapter congratulates ten chapter members who received the Texas Waters Specialist certification for 2017:  Scott Ball, Allison Copony, Barbara Edwards, Mari Hanley, Robert Johnston, Jonathan Lok, Teri MacArthur, Leslie Rosenblatt, Jennifer Seale, and David Vickers.   Each completed 8 hours of approved water-related Advanced Training and ...

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DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1983 Murder

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1983 murder of Susan Lee Eads, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible if the tip is received before next ...

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New Security Measures at Texas Capitol

Certain items now prohibited on Capitol Grounds The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is implementing certain security measures at the Texas Capitol Complex and Capitol Grounds to enhance safety. These measures are aimed at preventing violent confrontations during protests and demonstrations; maintaining order; and protecting all Capitol visitors from injury ...

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DPS Marks National AMBER Alert Awareness Day

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will join the country in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness Day on Saturday, Jan. 13, in remembrance of the 1996 abduction and subsequent murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas. AMBER stands for “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response.” Additionally, Texas Governor Greg Abbott ...

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Marriage Licenses – December 2017

Marriage licenses executed in Walker County during the month of December 2017 Spivey, Kasey Snoe, Kaitlyn 12/2/2017 Daniel, Christopher Wampler, Karisha 12/2/2017 Horton, Dexter James, Twerla 12/8/2017 Delagarza, Jacob Smith, Megan 12/9/2017 Jackson, Michael Barker, Natalie 12/9/2017 Dunn, Riley Caloway, Tiffany 12/9/2017 Johnson, Dennis Madera, Lorena 12/9/2017 Willis, Kyle King, ...

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