The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the launch of seven regional social media accounts, covering every corner of the state and all seven DPS regions, including the South Texas Region. This expanded social media network will complement the existing DPS social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) and further connect the department with local communities.

“I’m excited to welcome everyone to the new DPS – South Texas Region Facebook and Twitter accounts,” DPS Regional Director Jose C. Rodriguez III. “Our mission is simple but critical — to protect and serve Texas. We can only achieve our mission by staying connected with the entire community we serve. These new social media accounts will allow us to do just that, along with providing current safety information and highlighting the great work of the men and women of DPS’ South Texas Region.”

The DPS – South Texas Region Facebook and Twitter accounts will provide the public with information tailored specifically to the area. Social media posts that Texans can expect to see on the new regional accounts include public safety news, helpful tips, department activities and accomplishments, and community involvement.

The DPS South Texas Region serves the following counties: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, Nueces, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Willacy, Zapata and Zavala.

Follow the DPS – South Texas Region on Facebook and Twitter today.