We all know to call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. It’s ingrained in us. But there are plenty of other numbers you want to plug into your phone in case you need them. 

For instance, if you suspect a child has ingested something that may be poisonous, you can call 9-1-1. However, the better option might be to call the Texas Poison Center for guidance on handling the situation. 

Or let’s say you have no choice but to travel during inclement weather. There’s a number for that as well. If you must travel in bad weather, at least you know there’s a resource to help make your trip as safe as possible.

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And if you do happen to find yourself stuck on the side of the highway in a non-emergency situation, you can contact the Texas Department of Safety (DPS) at their 24-hour non-emergency roadside assistance number. That way you’re not jamming up the 9-1-1 system but can still get the assistance you need. 

There are plenty of other non-emergency numbers that may come in handy at some point in your life. 

Dealing with a teenager who has been making bad choices? There’s a number for that. Or let’s say you witnessed a crime and want to report it but want to remain anonymous, give Crime Stoppers a call. Not only will you not have to give your name, but you could also earn a cash reward. 

Keep scrolling for the full list of helpful Texas phone numbers.

The Texas Emergency Numbers You Need to Know

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