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ERS Sets 2019 Insurance Rates

by ERS staff During its May 23 meeting, the ERS Board of Trustees approved rates for Plan Year 2019 (September 1, 2018 —August 31, 2019). The following plans will have premium changes for PY19: HealthSelectSM of Texas and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM will increase less than 0.5%. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) will increase an average ...

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State Bar Seeks Juror Feedback

Online survey for anyone summoned to jury duty The State Bar of Texas’ Jury Service Committee is seeking feedback from people summoned to jury duty about their experiences. The committee has created an online survey designed to elicit a more thorough understanding of the juror experience regardless of court or ...

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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added David Sauceda Medina, 62, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward of up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. In addition, the U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward ...

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Huntsville State Park Gets New Superintendent

by Rich Heiland WHEN HE GRADUATED from Louisiana Tech in 2004, Kody Waters didn’t have his eyes set on one day being the leader of the busiest state park in Texas. But he is. “I graduated with a degree in ag business and assumed I would do something in ag lending, ...

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Reward Increased to $12,500 for Most Wanted Fugitive, Suspect in Double Homicide

The reward for Frankie Lee Bell Jr., 29, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $12,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of January. Bell, affiliated with the Bloods gang, is wanted for murder ...

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DPS Welcomes 97 New Highway Patrol Troopers

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today was joined by members of the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) as the department commissioned 97 men and women as the state’s newest Highway Patrol Troopers. Major General John F. Nichols, the Adjutant General of Texas, was the keynote speaker ...

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DPS Recognizes Heroes, Exceptional Achievements

On Thursday, the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Purple Hearts, one Lifesaving Award, two Director’s Awards, and a Unit Citation. Additionally, the Texas Rangers were recognized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a long-time Driver License employee was remembered. “The awards we presented today ...

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Texas Comptroller’s Office Unveils New Unclaimed Property Website

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans to search for their unclaimed money this holiday season with the Unclaimed Property Division’s new and improved website, ClaimitTexas.org. “I am proud of our unclaimed property program, which has returned about $800 million to its rightful owners since I’ve been Comptroller,” Hegar said. “The newly ...

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More TxDOT Work on I-45

The construction of the 6 miles widening project, Segment 1B of IH 45 from 0.5 miles north of Vick Springs Road to 0.3 miles north of SH 19 is under way.  This project will widen IH 45 to six lanes and will replace the SH75 Bridge and southbound SH 19 ...

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Passenger Rail Study Moves to Next Phase

Focus on Corridor Between Oklahoma and South Texas Three-segment, 850-mile corridor could provide passenger rail service A federally funded study to determine the feasibility of passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and South Texas recently advanced to the next phase allowing for continued exploration of the proposed route. The $7 ...

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