DPS to increase enforcement during holidays
As Texans take to the roads this holiday season, the Texas Department of Transportation will conduct its annual Christmas and New Year’s traffic enforcement campaign.DPS will start its annual holiday [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
DPS to increase enforcement during Thanksgiving holiday
The Texas Department of Public Safety will increase enforcement during the Thanksgiving holiday.Drivers in Texas will notice an increase in Texas Highway Patrol Trooper enforcement between Wednesday a[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Audio shows DPS was aware children were trapped in Robb Elementary 30 minutes before classroom was breached, CNN reports
New audio obtained by CNN shows the Texas Department of Public Safety was made aware that children were trapped in Robb Elementary 30 minutes before the Border Patrol Tactical Unit finally breached the classroom and killed the shooter.
‘Lives Robbed’ group calls DPS hearing a ‘bait and switch’ after no update to investigation
A nonprofit group that formed in response to the Robb Elementary massacre in Uvalde has issued a response to Thursday’s Department of Public Safety hearing on the investigation, calling it a ‘bait and switch’ and a ‘glorified press conference.’
New York Times investigation bolsters Uvalde parents’ demands that more officers be held accountable
Families of the victims killed in the May 24 Robb Elementary School massacre say a New York Times investigation is further proof that more people need to be held accountable for failing to protect their children that day.
State Sen. Gutierrez, Uvalde parents call for DPS director to resign after ex-trooper hired by district
The head of the state’s top law enforcement agency is being asked to resign after one of his troopers under investigation for her response to the May 24 shooting was later hired by the Uvalde CISD.
Texas Department of Public Safety investigating how 91 of its troopers and Rangers responded to Uvalde school shooting
The department’s officers made up nearly one-fourth of the 376 law enforcement members who responded to Texas’ deadliest school shooting. Announcement of the inquiry came one day after a report criticized police response to the massacre.
New report details missed chances to stop Uvalde shooting
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A police officer armed with a rifle watched the gunman in the Uvalde elementary school massacre walk toward the campus but did not fire while waiting for permission from a supervi[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Uvalde schools' police chief resigns from City Council
The Uvalde school district’s police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Chief Pete Arredondo told the Uvalde Leader-News on Friday that he has decided to step down for the good of the city administration. The mayor, the city council, and the city staff must continue to move forward without distractions.news.yahoo.com
Mayor lambasts DPS, others
Visibly frustrated, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin Jr. said on Tuesday that Texas Department of Public Safety has not briefed local authorities on ongoing investigations into the May 24 Robb Elementary School shooting, and he feels that DPS director Col. Steven McCraw is manipulating information. Asked what he felt McCraw’s agenda might be, McLaughlin replied, “That’suvaldeleadernews.com
Uvalde school police chief on leave after mass shooting
DALLAS (AP) — The Uvalde school district’s police chief was put on leave Wednesday following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 stude[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
DPS disputes state senator’s claim that troopers ‘waited in hallway’ of Uvalde school during shooting
The Texas Department of Public Safety said that reports of troopers waiting idly outside two adjoining classrooms at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School, where a gunman killed 21 people last month, are “inaccurate.”
Uvalde CISD police chief knew of injuries in classrooms, still chose to delay officers, reports say
As shots rang out inside Robb Elementary, Uvalde CISD Police Chief Pete Arredondo delayed officers for over an hour to confront the gunman, even though he was aware that some inside were in urgent need of medical care, according to ABC News.
Senator: Chief had no radio during Uvalde school shooting
UVALDE (AP) — The state agency investigating the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde has determined that the commander facing criticism for the slow police response was not carrying a radio as the massacre unfolded, a Texas state senator said Friday.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
'Very angry': Uvalde locals grapple with school chief's role
UVALDE (AP) — The blame for an excruciating delay in killing the gunman at a Texas elementary school — even as parents outside begged police to rush in and panicked children called 911 from inside — h[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Officials: Texas shooter talked about guns in private chats
Texas authorities said Friday that the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers inside an elementary school discussed his interest in buying a gun in private online conversations, but backed away from earlier descriptions that he made public threats less than an hour before the attack.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texassanmarcosrecord.com
Border Patrol Agents Defied Uvalde Police Orders to Remain Outside School
The Border Patrol agents who killed the school shooter in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday entered the school on their own accord after local law enforcement requested that they hold back, two senior federal law enforcement sources told NBC News on Friday.news.yahoo.com
Texas police admit to failed shooting response; say kids in room with gunman called 911
Texas’ stop public safety official said officers on the scene failed to follow protocol at the Uvalde elementary school shooting, with officers standing in the hallway as children in the classroom called 911 as their classmates were killed.news.yahoo.com
Sex trafficking allegations at The Refuge to be referred to federal prosecutors for potential criminal charges
Judge Janis Jack, who oversees a years-long federal lawsuit into systemic issues within the state’s foster care facility, sharply criticized the Texas Rangers and Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw, who concluded earlier this month that no wrongdoing had taken place at the now-shuttered The Refuge.
Child welfare monitors say there’s “ample evidence” kids were abused at Bastrop foster care facility, disputing Texas Rangers
Court-appointed watchdogs of Texas’ troubled foster care system found "ample evidence" that former sex trafficking victims were abused at a foster care facility, contradicting the Texas Rangers’ findings earlier this month.
Abbott, Paxton tackle TikTok during border security briefing in Weslaco
Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hosted just over a dozen state attorneys general from around the country and urged them to join their efforts against TikTok during a security briefing at DPS headquarters in Weslaco on Thursday.myrgv.com
‘Our DPS family is absolutely heartbroken’: Texas trooper wounded in shooting dies from injuries
WACO, Texas – A Texas state trooper who was shot during a traffic stop last week has died, officials said Wednesday. “Our DPS family is absolutely heartbroken at the loss of one of our brothers in uniform who was killed in the line of duty,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Chad Walker was committed to protecting the people of Texas. “Trooper Walker’s horrific murder is a solemn reminder of the dangers law enforcement officers face every day to keep our communities safe," Gov. He had worked in law enforcement since 2003 and had been with DPS since 2015.