Back-to-back weeks of deadly accidents in early September have officials in one county asking for more assistance from the state to monitor their roadways.
Robertson County Judge Jan Roe and Sheriff Gerald Yezak travelled to Austin to have addition troopers from the Department of Public Safety assigned to the county.
Roe told legislators that Robertson County has an allocation of four troopers from the state. However, recent transfers and resignations have reduced that number to one full-time unit and a trainee.
Troopers from Brazos, Milam and Leon Counties have been loaned to Robertson County to help out at various times, but Roe said Robertson County needs to have four troopers of its own.
"With the fatalities and the traffic counts that we have on our state and farm to market roads at this time that was completely insufficient with our needs," Roe said.
The state approved Robertson County's request and is set to receive two trainees from the next graduating class from the DPS Academy.