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Today in Texas History - August 10

From the Annals of the State Police – In 1935, the Texas legislature established the Texas Department of Public Safety.  As the name implies, the function of the agency was to provide for public safety meaning primarily crime prevention and investigation.  77 more words

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Gang Member On Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender List Caught

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HOUSTON (AP) — A convicted sex offender and gang member on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list has been captured. 126 more words

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After 8-month investigation, DPS accuses 15 from Austin of running meth ring

From the Texas Department of Public Safety:

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)  arrested 15 suspects and served one search warrant as the result of an eight-month investigation into the distribution of methamphetamines by gang members in the Austin area. 172 more words

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13 Vehicles Pile Up In Texas Panhandle Dust Storm, 1 Dead

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CONWAY (AP) — Authorities say one traveler has been killed and several hurt after 13 vehicles piled up on a Texas Panhandle highway during a dust storm. 121 more words

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DPS seeks leads in 1993 murder, missing persons case in Caldwell County

From the Texas Department of Public Safety:

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1993 Caldwell County murder of Latricia White and the connected missing persons case of Lee “Dub” Wackerhagen and his son, Chance. 363 more words

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Bus That Crashed, Killing 8, Had Seatbelts Only In First Row

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DALLAS (AP) — Officials investigating a charter bus crash that killed eight people and injured 44 on a rain-slicked South Texas highway said Monday that the vehicle had seat belts only in the first row. 623 more words

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