Yvette M. Gonzalez of Freer graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety Academy in San Antonio on March 28. She was among 16 women in a class totaling 166 graduates.

Gonzalez is also the first female Texas DPS Trooper to be assigned to the Freer area.

She is a 2003 graduate of Freer High School and is the daughter of Mario and Lydia Gonzalez of Freer.