SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper is in stable condition after being injured in a hit-and-run collision in a Houston suburb.
MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — Authorities say severe weather may have caused a twin-engine Cessna to lose altitude and crash in East Texas, killing the four people aboard.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 27-year-old convicted felon on the Texas 10 Most Wanted sex offender list has been captured in Kansas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday announced Billy...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas Department of Public Safety investigator is suing the agency, accusing it of turning a blind eye to misconduct by the Texas Rangers — the state's elite police...
Texas trooper fatally shoots man suspected of stabbing 2
POTEET, Texas (AP) — A state trooper has shot and killed a man who authorities say had earlier stabbed two men in separate incidents south of San Antonio.
Border Patrol agent struck, killed crossing highway
TYE, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent died in the line of duty over the weekend when she was struck and killed by a compact sport utility vehicle while crossing an Interstate 20 access road near Abilene.
3rd child dies of injuries from South Texas car-train crash
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A third child has died of injuries from a weekend collision between a freight train and the car in which the children were riding at a South Texas railroad crossing.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says 5-year-old Aubree Galla of Beeville died at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi on Sunday evening.
3 members of Mississippi family killed in Texas wreck
SHAMROCK, Texas (AP) — Authorities say three members of a Mississippi family were killed and three others injured when their SUV slid off a slick Texas Panhandle highway and struck an oncoming vehicle.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Cindy Barkley says 35-year-old Elizabeth Johanson of Cleveland, Mississippi, was driving too fast in wintry weather when the SUV careened off Interstate 40 near Shamrock on Thursday.
Engine trouble causes small plane to crash in Central Texas
JOHNSON CITY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say engine trouble caused a small plane carrying two people to crash in Central Texas.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Robbie Barrera says the Cessna aircraft went down Friday evening about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Horseshoe Bay in Blanco County.
30 to 40 vehicles crash on stretch of foggy Texas interstate
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say 30 to 40 vehicles were involved in a string of wrecks in heavy fog along an approximately 2-mile (3-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 37 in rural South Texas.
Ex-NFL linebacker Isiah Robertson killed in Texas car crash
MABANK, Texas (AP) — Former two-time All-Pro linebacker Isiah Robertson was killed when the limousine he was driving skidded on a rain-slicked curve on a dark, rural East Texas highway and was hit by two other vehicles.
Hip-hop artist ‘El Dreamer’ killed in fatal motorcycle crash
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say the hip-hop artist known as "El Dreamer" and "Tattd Dreamz" was killed in fatal motorcycle crash in El Paso.
KVIA-TV reports Texas Department of Public Safety says Raymond Harley Saenz died Sunday after a trooper attempted to stop his speeding motorcycle.
3.8 million Texans projected to have driven over holiday
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — AAA Texas has projected that 3.8 million Texans will have hit the roads over the Thanksgiving weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year.
The travel group said Friday those drivers can expect to pay $2.27 on average for a gallon of gas, just about what they paid last year. That's about 31 cents lower than the national average and about 7 cents lower than last week.
Texas troopers urge Thanksgiving holiday safe travel
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas troopers will be out in force over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend in an extended effort to keep all travelers safe.
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday reminded travelers that everyone in a vehicle must wear a seat belt. Troopers will also be on the lookout for drunken drivers.
DPS troopers, during the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday period, issued more than 73,000 traffic citations and warnings for a variety of violations — including 324 DWI arrests.
2 dead in vintage World War II fighter crash after flyover
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) — A privately-owned vintage World War II Mustang fighter airplane that had participated in a flyover for a museum event crashed into the parking lot of a Texas apartment complex Saturday, killing the pilot and a passenger, authorities said.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Orlando Moreno confirmed the two people on board had died in the crash in Fredericksburg, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of San Antonio, but he did not identify them.
State special agents fatally shoot Houston robbery suspect
HOUSTON (AP) — Special agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety have shot and killed a Houston robbery suspect and apprehended two others after seeing them leave a business they had apparently robbed.
DPS Lt. Craig Cummings says the agents were conducting a surveillance operation late Friday when they saw a vehicle associated with several aggravated robberies that have occurred in the Houston area in recent weeks.
10 students, driver hurt in Central Texas school bus crash
BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Investigators say 10 students and their school bus driver were injured when the vehicle was broadsided by an 18-wheeler on a Central Texas highway.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says nobody was seriously hurt in Wednesday morning's accident involving a Bastrop Independent School District bus. The wreck on Highway 71 happened during wet, rainy conditions.
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Texas troopers to ride some school buses for safety week
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas troopers will be riding in or following some school buses this week in an effort to make sure other drivers are obeying traffic laws related to transporting students.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says the effort is part of National School Bus Safety Week, which runs Monday through Friday.
4 men killed in shooting at child’s birthday party in Texas
DALLAS (AP) — An argument escalated into a backyard shooting at a toddler's birthday party in South Texas, leaving four men dead and a fifth man wounded, authorities said Sunday.
4 killed, child hurt in Central Texas traffic collision
BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Authorities say four people died and a child was critically injured when a speeding pickup truck hydroplaned on a rainy road near Austin, Texas, and struck an oncoming car.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Robbie Barrera told the Austin American-Statesman that two juveniles were among those killed in the crash Sunday in Bastrop County.
Man who survived Florida mass shooting dies in car wreck
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man who survived a mass shooting during a video game tournament last month in Florida has died in a car crash.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says 25-year-old Ryen Aleman of Robstown was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck near Corpus Christi.
20 passengers hurt when charter bus runs off West Texas road
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Twenty people have been taken to El Paso hospitals for treatment after a charter bus ran off a road southeast of the city.
Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Elizabeth Carter says the accident happened Thursday morning along an Interstate 10 frontage road near the town of Tornillo.
She says the bus was supposed to drive onto the interstate but instead continued on the frontage road and crashed through a barrier when the road came to an end.
Texas officer arrested on manslaughter charge in man’s death
DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own.
Officer Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail after being taken into custody, the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release. The department said the investigation is ongoing and that no additional information was available.
DPS: Trooper shot man during stolen vehicle chase
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities have charged a 21-year-old man with assaulting a public servant after a pursuit in Austin in which a state trooper shot the man.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a release Sunday that 21-year-old Dustin Lee Dougherty of Leander was also charged with evading arrest and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Texas woman takes off with baby after crashing car in chase
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Video shot from a helicopter shows a woman leading Texas troopers on a high-speed chase and crashing into a pickup, then taking off on foot holding a baby in a carrier.
The Texas Department of Public Safety released the video Friday. The incident happened June 15 in San Antonio.
Video shows explosion that killed Austin bombing suspect
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first publicly released video of Texas police closing in on the suspect in a series of deadly Austin package bombings shows officers approaching his SUV before the vehicle explodes.
3 dead, 4 injured after truck crosses lane outside Dallas
ANNA, Texas (AP) — Authorities say three people died and four others were hospitalized after a pickup truck crossed into the oncoming lane on a rural stretch of highway outside Dallas and was struck by a car.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said Sunday the crash rolled the car into a ditch and remains under investigation. It happened Saturday evening in Collin County while it was raining.
1 killed, 3 hurt in North Texas plane crash
RHOME, Texas (AP) — The pilot of a small plane was killed and his three passengers, two of them children, were injured when the single-engine aircraft crashed on takeoff from a rural North Texas airfield.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says the Cessna 172 aircraft was taking off around 7:30 p.m. Thursday from the Rhome Meadows Airport, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Fort Worth.
Man on Texas 10 Most Wanted list captured in Mexico City
HOUSTON (AP) — A man on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list has been captured in Mexico as part of an El Paso murder investigation.
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday announced the arrest of 46-year-old Keith Antonio Boynes . Officials say Boynes, who was wanted on a murder-related charge and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, was caught Tuesday in Mexico City.
Search continues for man who fell off boat SE of Houston
TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Authorities continue searching for a 40-year-old man who fell off a boat southeast of Houston.
The Coast Guard says one of its 29-foot response boats along with officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety and other agencies on Saturday searched for the missing man.
Officials say the man was reported missing Friday night. He was not wearing a lifejacket when he fell off a boat he had been riding in a lake near Texas City.
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two men heading to work have been killed when their car struck an ambulance and both vehicles rolled on a rural South Texas highway.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says both people in the car died at the scene before dawn Tuesday on Highway 35 near Rockport.
DPS Sgt. Nathan Brandley says the ambulance had dropped off a patient at a Corpus Christi hospital and was returning to Rockport.
HOUSTON (AP) — A tip has led to the Houston arrest of a man on the Texas 10 Most Wanted sex offenders list who had been on the run for two years.
ANADARKO, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas man wanted in connection to a Texas slaying has been found dead in Oklahoma.
Authorities say the body of 37-year-old Jeremy Judd Owens of Oakley, Kansas, was found Saturday in a parking lot in Anadarko, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City.
DALLAS (AP) — The owner of a Dallas trucking company must serve six months in prison for bribing a Texas trooper in exchange for favorable inspections on rigs.
Federal court records show 41-year-old Orlinte Cruz was also sentenced Thursday to six months of home confinement following prison, plus was fined $10,000.
Cruz in November pleaded guilty to honest services wire fraud for bribing then-Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Kevin Gerard Cauley of Rockwall.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Authorities are accusing a Texas mother of selling her 7-year-old son and trying to sell her two young daughters.
Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that 29-year-old Esmeralda Garza of Corpus Christi was arrested Friday. She remained in the Nueces County jail on Wednesday on a charge of sale or purchase of a child. Bond was set at $100,000. Jail records did not list an attorney for her.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas troopers have increased traffic enforcement through Wednesday to help keep all travelers safe during the July Fourth holiday period.
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday stepped up patrols with troopers on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, vehicles speeding, failure to use seat belts and other violations. Texas law requires everyone in a vehicle to buckle up.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two convicted felons on separate Texas Department of Public Safety 10 Most Wanted lists have been captured.
DPS says 40-year-old Christopher Michael Dominguez was arrested Tuesday at a hotel in Houston. Dominguez was on the Texas 10 Most Wanted sex offender list.
Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in South Texas
DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of people had to be rescued Thursday from floodwaters in South Texas, where rainfall has inundated communities all week.
In the border city of Mission, Mayor Armando O'Caña said about 200 water rescues had been performed, while Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Johnny Hernandez said authorities were sometimes using helicopters to get to people. O'Caña said people had been rescued from homes, cars, an adult day care center and local motels.
Southeast Texas man, woman and son, 5, slain
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — The skeletal remains of three people have been found on a Southeast Texas ranch and Texas Department of Public Safety authorities believe they are a man, woman and their 5-year-old son who have been missing for a week.
ROTAN, Texas (AP) — Two Central Texas men have been identified as victims of a small plane crash in West Texas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says 33-year-old Dallas Lee McMahon, of Austin, and 38-year-old Jay Robert Liesbon, of Burnet, were killed when their single-engine aircraft plummeted into a canyon on a ranch outside Rotan on Friday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Harris County authorities say they've arrested two men wanted in the San Antonio area for a series of armed robberies.
Sheriff's deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety officers, acting on information from San Antonio police, placed a motel south of Houston under surveillance and determined a car there had been stolen in the Alamo city. Two men got into the car, went to a restaurant and were arrested as the returned to the motel.
7 students injured in school bus accident
JUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Seven students were injured when their school bus swerved out of control on a rural road and toppled into a roadside ditch.
The Northwest Independent School District said 18 students from Justin Elementary School were in the bus when the accident happened about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on Farm-to-Market Road 407, about 5 miles west of Justin and 23 miles north of Fort Worth.
BALMORHEA, Texas (AP) — Former Maryland basketball player Cliff Tucker has been killed in a West Texas van accident that left two other passengers dead. Tucker was 29.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says the van rolled Monday on Interstate 10 near Balmorhea, 180 miles from El Paso. Investigators believe the tread on a rear tire separated and the driver lost control.
WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — The lawyer for a woman who accused a Texas trooper of sexual assault during a traffic stop has apologized after the release of body camera video that appears to contradict her claims.
Lee Merritt said in a statement Wednesday that he is "sorry for any trouble these claims may have caused."
WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — The Texas Department of Public Safety said it disputes allegations that one of its state troopers sexually assaulted a woman while he was arresting her on suspicion of drunken driving.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two felons on Texas 10 Most Wanted lists have been arrested including one offender caught more than 2,000 miles away in Oregon.
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday announced 43-year-old Shawn Monroe Cowan , who was on the most wanted sex offender list, was arrested May 8 near Bonanza, Oregon. Cowan had been sought for nearly a year after leaving Beaumont.
Correction: Fatal Wreck-South Texas story
FULTON, Texas (AP) — In a story May 12 about a traffic accident in which four people were killed, The Associated Press reported erroneously that none of the three people in one vehicle who died were wearing seat belts. One of the victims who died was restrained.
A corrected version of the story is below:
4 dead after SUV veers into oncoming traffic in South Texas
Four people are dead after an SUV traveling along the Texas Gulf Coast veered into oncoming traffic and struck a sedan head-on
Oklahoma kidnapping suspect killed by Texas authorities
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — Authorities have fatally shot a man suspected of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in Oklahoma as he was stabbing her following a high-speed chase in Texas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said that after the pursuit ended Thursday morning in North Texas the suspect and the woman got of the vehicle and the suspect began stabbing her with a large knife. Troopers then shot the suspect, who died at the scene.