Tag: Texas DPS

Texas DPS discourages Spring Break travel to Mexico

| March 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



March 1, 2011 DPS discourages Spring Break travel to Mexico Reminds boaters of dangers on Falcon Lake The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Spring Breakers to avoid traveling to Mexico because of continued violence—and reminding boaters to stay on the U.S. side of Falcon Lake. Falcon Lake has been the scene of several […]




Continue Reading

2 Suspected Arsonists In Smith County Jail

| February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



A long-awaited sigh of relief that area churches and hundreds of law enforcement officials sought finally was realized Sunday with the arrests of two men believed to have torched 10 churches since Jan 1. Though exhausted from weeks of working around the clock, scores of law enforcement men and women filled the Smith County Peace […]




Continue Reading

Texas DPS – Two men arrested in East Texas church arsons

| February 21, 2010 | 0 Comments



February 21, 2010 Two men arrested in East Texas church arsons Authorities have charged and arrested two men in connection with one of the 10 church arson fires that occurred in East Texas beginning on Jan. 1, 2010. Three other churches were targets of attempted break-ins, and investigators believe those and the remaining nine burned […]




Continue Reading

2 More Churches Go Up In Flames Within 3 Miles Of Each Other

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



Area firefighters from multiple departments were scrambling to respond to at least two church fires within three miles of each other in Smith County on Monday night — the latest in a rash of East Texas church fires, many of which have been ruled arsons. Firefighters first responded to a fire at Dover Baptist Church, […]




Continue Reading

Reward For Arsonist Info Up To $25,000

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the recent string of church fires in East Texas has now been raised to $25,000. Clay Alexander, Tyler Bureau of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the reward has been raised from $10,000 to $25,000 in hopes […]




Continue Reading

Reward increased for information on East Texas church arsons

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



February 9, 2010 Reward increased for information on East Texas church arsons The reward for information on the identity of the arsonist who has burned at least eight churches in the East Texas area since January 1 has been increased to $25,000. Investigators from numerous local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the area […]




Continue Reading

Texas DPS warns of alarm company scams

| July 8, 2009 | 1 Comment



The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texas residents to make sure that any alarm salesperson, company or alarm installer that they hire is licensed by the Private Security Bureau.   The Private Security Bureau has initiated investigations in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin following reports that numerous unlicensed salespersons, installers and companies […]




Continue Reading