Texas has a new web portal – http://www.Texas.gov. The new website replaces texasonline.com. Texans can connect to 1,000 state services on Texas.gov, including renewing driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations and buying hunting and fishing licenses. The website is funded through a partnership with Texas NICUSA, a subsidiary of NIC, a company that specializes in building government websites. Users can now link with the social media pages of various government agencies, including the Twitter account of the Legislature and the Facebook page of the Department of Agriculture.
Gov. Rick Perry appointed Debra Lehrmann to the Texas Supreme Court, replacing Justice Harriet O’Neill, who resigned before her term was up. Lehrmann won the Republican nomination for a full term in O’Neill’s seat. Democrat Jim Sharp will face Lehrmann in the November election.