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September 10 Examiner Licensing Teleconference

Posted by on September 8, 2015 - 7:03am

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.

September 10 Examiner Licensing Call Powerpoint

Commission Releases Report and Recommendations on Evaluation of Discovery Orders

Posted by on January 30, 2015 - 1:28pm

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 Annual Report

Posted by on November 26, 2014 - 1:27am

FSC Releases 2014 Annual Report.  You can view the report here.

Governor Perry Appoints Five to Forensic Science Commission

Posted by on October 31, 2014 - 3:11pm

Read about the new appointments in this article from the Governor's Office, here.

Attorney General Releases Opinion on SFMO Arson Review

Posted by on April 8, 2014 - 1:30pm

Read Attorney General of Texas review of Science Advisory Workgroup here.

Governor Perry Appoints Six Commission Members

Posted by on March 28, 2014 - 3:10pm

Read the Governor's office press release here.

FSC Releases 2013 Annual Report

Posted by on February 15, 2014 - 4:03pm

The Texas Forensic Science Commission has released the 2013 annual report.  

TCJIU and TFSC Publish Notification White Paper

Posted by on November 27, 2013 - 12:00am

The Texas Forensic Science Commission and the Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit have jointly authored a whitepaper entitled "Defendant Notification after Major Forensic Nonconformance." 

View the whitepaper here

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