Texas Updates It's Sex Offender Website

POSTED: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:15am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

The Texas Department of Public Safety has unveiled the state's new updated sex offender registry to help you keep a closer eye on sex offenders living in your area.

The revamped website will now allow users to subscribe to e-mail alerts on changes in a sex offender's record and zip codes. When you log on, you'll also find more accurate ways to search by name, address, zip code and county. It will also tell you how close a sex offender lives to near your home and other features include the offender's work address, school, if they attend one, and past offenses in Texas or other states.

Cameron County's Adult Probation Sex Offender Unit Supervisor, Angie Saenz says, these new features will provide much more safety for families. Cameron county currently has 478 registered sex offenders, Hidalgo county has 500, Starr county has 36, and Willacy county has 22 registered on the website.

For more information on the site visit https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/SorNew/index.aspx

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