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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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DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1982 Murder

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1982 murder of Ruth Elizabeth Bettis, 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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ERS Accepting Applications for the Group Benefits Advisory Committee

ERS will be accepting applications through October 15 to serve on the Group Benefits Advisory Committee (GBAC). The GBAC was created to advise the ERS Board in the planning and development of employee benefits programs for employees and retirees participating in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program. Goal: To ensure that ...

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DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1988 Murder

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1988 murder of Michael Flores, 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 month’s featured case ...

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Texas Introduces 100th Anniversary License Plate

It’s a celebration one century in the making as the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles introduces a specialty license plate commemorating the 100th anniversary of license plates in the state. The new 100-Year Plate will be available to order for only one year beginning Sept. 1, 2017. Texans who order this ...

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Renew Online, Skip Trip to DPS Driver License Offices During Spring Break

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to get ahead of the Spring Break influx at driver license offices by renewing their license or identification (ID) card early or online. The weeks surrounding and during Spring Break tend to be one of the busiest times at driver ...

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DPS Graduates 134 New Highway Patrol Troopers

Marks largest recruit class since 2000 The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw, Texas Public Safety Commission Chair Cynthia Leon, and members of the Public Safety Commission (PSC) today were joined by Texas Rep. Tony Dale as the department commissioned 134 men and women as the state’s ...

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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jose Julio Arce Jr., 56, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Arce is wanted for failure to register as a sex ...

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Texas Chosen as Testing Grounds for Automated Vehicles

U.S. Department of Transportation selects Texas as 1 of 10 testing locations for autonomous vehicle technology The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has named Texas a national Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground for the testing of connected and automated vehicle technologies. The designation establishes Texas as a leader in the ...

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Nominations Open for ERS Board of Trustees Election

ERS encourages employees, retires to participate in election We know you value your benefits and want to have a voice in member benefit changes. By getting involved and voting in the 2017 ERS Board of Trustees election, you will have the opportunity to support an advocate for your interests to ...

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