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DPS Troopers Push Undocumented Immigrants Into a Deportation Pipeline
Spike in traffic stops raises concerns about racial profiling, faulty record keeping, and the damage done to families
"...this huge increase occurred before quickly abating. Agency spokesperson Tom Vinger at first said he would research the question...."

June 2, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

DPS Director Steve McCraw Issues Immigration Marching Orders
Since Nov. 4, DPS troopers "have an obligation" to work with ICE, Border Patrol
"...I immediately emailed Tom Vinger, DPS's head of media relations and the individual..."

July 7, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Triggered Interest
In the wake of Sept. 11, more Texans want to pack heat.
"...and said that 9/11 caused this," said DPS spokesman Tom Vinger, "but the numbers pretty much speak for themselves."..."

Dec. 21, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

Red Guards and the Modern Face of Protest
Agitators, disrupters, or “anarchists,” these masked protesters represent a new resistance
"...of his attorney. In an email, DPS press secretary Tom Vinger said Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services was called..."

Feb. 17, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

The Morning Report
KVET-AM - All the News That's There to Air
"...KVET's Eric Blumberg photograph by John Anderson..."

April 17, 1998 News Column by Lee Nichols

Want to Sell Cannabidiol in Texas?
You’re going to need more money
" accepting applications through March 31, but department spokesperson Tom Vinger said this week that it has not yet..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Montinique Monroe

Where Not to Hide Your Weed
Two big busts kick of October for DPS narcos
"...arrested in connection with the operation, reports DPS spokesman Tom Vinger. But it would seem that isn't because police..."

Oct. 13, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

State Investigators Remove Children from FLDS' Texas Compound
"...Dept. of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger said officers were still maintaining road blocks around..."

April 4, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Sex Abuse Investigation Inside FLDS' Texas Compound
"...been sexually abused, says Dept. of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger, prompting an investigation that is currently ongoing inside..."

April 4, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

APD: Can We Please Buy Some Top-Secret "StingRays"?
Is APD trying to track your phone?
"...DPS Public Information Officer Tom Vinger would not comment on the emails or the..."

Oct. 17, 2014 News Feature by John Anderson

"...skilled journalists, and hired the best available. People like Tom Vinger, Suzanne Chapman, Eric Blumberg, Larry Todd, Jack Williams,..."

Oct. 23, 1998 Column

DPS to Charge for Forensic Work
Policy to go into effect on Sept. 1
"...DPS Press Secretary Tom Vinger told the Chronicle that the agency was not..."

July 28, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

APD Knew About Moldy Rape Kits Back in April
Moldy rape kits a problem for prosecution, defense, survivors
"...and reliable profile. Despite those concerns, DPS press secretary Tom Vinger advised it's "premature to speculate on potential effects..."

July 7, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

"...Kimberly; and James West. Kimberly is currently VP of Customer Energy Solutions at AE, and Sargent previously worked there...."

April 29, 2016 News Feature

APD Tracks Social Media
Local social media monitoring software company met with shady digital spying group
" month later, according to DPS Public Information Officer Tom Vinger. DPS currently has 13 employees licensed to use..."

Sept. 4, 2015 News Feature by John Anderson

Proof that Cops Always Have the Best Stash
This is what happens when you turn a tanker truck into a stash box
"...with 8,900 pounds of marijuana. (Indeed, says DPS spokesman Tom Vinger, the troopers had to unload some of the..."

April 12, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

Mixed Up Signals
"...much as I like and respect my former workmate, Tom Vinger, I must ask this. Just when does "theatre..."

April 24, 1998 Column

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