Resources

Helpful Texas Government Websites

Texas.gov
Official website for the State of Texas. Access common government forms; renew licenses, e-file court documents, etc.

Governor’s Office
This site provides access to the Governor’s press releases and speeches, as well as information regarding initiatives and appointments.

Texas Senate

This site provides information about the Lt. Governor’s office, general information about the Senate, and option to listen to live coverage of committee meetings and press conferences pertinent to Senate business.

Texas House
This site provides information about the Speaker of the House’s office, general information about the House, and option to listen to live coverage of committee meetings and press conferences pertinent to House business.

Texas Legislature Online
This site allows you to track a bill, locate your Representative by address, or sign up to receive bill and meeting alerts.

Attorney General’s Office
This site provides access to Attorney General opinions, letter opinions, open records decisions, open records and open meetings handbooks, and press releases of the Attorney General.

Secretary of State
This site provides access to on-line versions of the Texas Register, Texas Administrative Code, and the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as access to elections and voter registration data, the Texas Border and Mexican Affairs Division, and business and nonprofit organization forms and the statutes that create or affect such organizations.

Comptroller of Public Accounts
This site, which provides a fiscal overview of Texas government, contains information about Texas taxes and revenue, the Texas economy, and the Texas Performance Review.

Texas Ethics Commission
Group serves as a repository of required disclosure statements for state officials, candidates, political committees, and lobbyists.

Texas Redistricting
This website provides information about redistricting activities relating to the Texas Legislature’s areas of responsibility, the process and legal requirements, support services provided by the Texas Legislative Council, and the districts resulting from the process.

Sunset Advisory Commission
The commission provides regular assessments of the continuing need for each state agency to exist. Site includes reports, review schedule, and a description of the sunset process.

The Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer
functions as a focal point for the distribution of Census information for Texas. The Center also disseminates population estimates and projections for Texas.

Electronic State Business Daily

The Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) is a daily posting of procurement contract opportunities and other information relating to business activity of the state that is of interest to the public.

Other Links of Interest

The Quorum Report
Harvey Kronberg’s Quorum Report provides helpful coverage of statewide news and insight into the current business of the Texas Legislature.

Burka Blog
Senior Executive Editor of Texas Monthly Magazine, Paul Burka, candidly weighs in on Texas politics.

Austin American Statesman

Dallas Morning News

El Paso Times

Houston Chronicle

San Antonio Express News