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  • When the Texas Driver Responsibility Program ended in 2019 some drivers were still unable to drive in Texas.
  • The OmniBase "Failure to Pay / Failure To Appear Program" has been targeted for repeal by the Texas Center For Justice & Equity.
  • Chapter 706 of the Texas Transportation Code requires Texas cities and counties to report information on violators.

You might remember back in the early 2000s having a points system on your license. Not only were you paying a ticket, you also racked up points against your license that led to yearly fees.

According to the Texas Tribune, the program ran for 16 years and was finally done away with by Gov. Greg Abbot on Sept. 1, 2019. Over 600,000 Texans had their fees waived that day, and the program was shuttered, or so we thought.

There is still an accountability system for drivers who get tickets, then fail to pay or fail to appear in court. The OmniBase program places a hold on the person's driver's license, and it all starts with a letter in the mail.

Paying All Your Fees Gets Your Licence Back In Texas 

Not having a driver's license in a small town with limited infrastructure for public transportation in Texas could lead to further fines if you choose to drive without a license. Though this system is better and less oppressive than the old system, it is still a cycle that could end someone in jail due to unpaid traffic tickets.

It could take up to two years to go through the process of getting your license back. If you get a ticket, no matter your financial situation, always show up in court and hope they will work with you.

There has to be some accountability when you get tickets.

These Dangerous Men Are The Most Wanted Sex Offenders In Texas

The Texas Department of Public Safety keeps a list of the state's 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders. Three of the top 10 most wanted have been captured. Seven of the top 10 are still walking the streets and pose a danger to the community. According to Texas DPS, these men should be considered armed and dangerous. For more information click here.

Gallery Credit: Chad Hasty

All the Most Wanted Fugitives and Sex Offenders Captured in Texas in 2023

Texas is a big state and with that kind of size, one can expect to have many people on the run from the law. Here are all the most wanted fugitives and sex offenders who were captured in 2023 with some with the help of tips given through Crime Stoppers.