On September 28, 2015, the Commission's Rio Grande Identification Project Panel met with stakeholders to begin a discussion for development of best practices for the collection and processing of DNA and other forensic evidence from human remains found within 120 miles of the Rio Grande River. For a copy of the agenda and other materials presented at the meeting, please visit our website here.
The Commission plans to host an informational session via GoTo Meeting Tuesday, September 10 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. During the call, the Commission’s General Counsel, Ms. Lynn Garcia, will address the basics of examiner licensing in Texas as it currently stands. The call will allow for 100 seats. We encourage you to have as many people view from the same login so the maximum number of interested people can participate. A copy of the Powerpoint presentation given during the call will be available on our website after the call. If you have any questions or any problems logging in, please contact our paralegal, Ms. Kathryn Adams directly at (512) 936-0770.
In January 2015, the Commission issued a report evaluating discovery orders received by Texas crime laboratories to determine what requested information is potentially significant to the defense. The report porposes a model discovery motion and order and focuses on DWI cases. Click here to access a copy of the report.
FSC Releases 2014 Annual Report. You can view the report here.
Read about the new appointments in this article from the Governor's Office, here.
Read Attorney General of Texas review of Science Advisory Workgroup here.
Read the Governor's office press release here.