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Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Motorcyclist killed in accident on Ranch Road 12

One man was killed in a single vehicle accident Tuesday after his motorcycle traveled off of Ranch Road 12 south of Dripping Springs.

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Abbott’s trip shows shifting politics of U.S.-Cuba relations

Gov. Greg Abbott's upcoming trip to Cuba comes as the politics surrounding the United States' relationship with the country appears to be shifting, even within Abbott's own party.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Wimberley teen killed in Ranch Road 12 wreck

A Wimberley teenager was killed along Ranch Road 12 Monday after he drove off the road and over-corrected into the path of a sports-utility vehicle.

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Authorities seek man for questioning in car arson at Texas Capitol

WITH VIDEO | A man involved in "suspicious activity" near the Texas House speaker's office is also being sought for questioning about a car fire outside the Capitol last week, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman...

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Suspected trafficker arrested in Hays County after seven-county pursuit

WITH VIDEO | A big rig driver who blew through a south Texas border zone checkpoint was arrested early Thursday morning in Kyle after leading law enforcement on an 182-mile chase in an 18-wheeler.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Driver surcharge program relies on lender hit with $10M fine by feds

Texas sends people who want to make cash payments under the Driver Responsibility Program to ACE Cash Express, which last week agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations that it harassed borrowers.

Monday, September 30th, 2013

DPS to issue election IDs at three San Marcos locations

Hays County residents can secure the photo IDs they will need to vote on Nov. 5 — and in other future elections — on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and Wednesday, Oct. 2 at three locations in San Marcos.

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

DPS expands surcharge relief for poor

The Texas Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday the start of a second program to help poor drivers pay off expensive surcharges and get their driver’s licenses back.

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Texas DPS fires shots, launches tear gas across border

Texas Department of Public Safety officers on Thursday came under gunfire from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande in one incident on the South Texas border, and launched tear gas south into Mexico in another.