Web Sites and Link
Children's Trust FundWorks to prevent abuse and neglect of Texas children by leading the way in setting policy, offering resources for community-based prevention programs, and providing information and education on child abuse and neglect.
Department of Human Services (DHS)Program areas include Temporary Assistance to Needy Families ("welfare"), longterm care regulation, and Medicaid. Features rules and regulations, staff organization and contact information, and publications and statistics.
Directory of elected and appointed officialsOrder the 'almanac' of Texas government. The Texas State Directory contains names and addresses of elected and appointed officers of the state from the governor's office to the over 1100 cities in Texas. Your best reference for 'who's who' in Texas.
Employees Retirement System of TexasIncludes calendar of events, forms, vendor and coordinator information, and account status and updating for members.
Executive Women In Texas GovernmentNonprofit, nonpartisan organization of individuals developing and encouraging women in Texas government and higher education. Includes information on membership and on meetings and events.
Find Your IncumbentFYI provides methods of determining state representative, U.S. representative, and state senator by using street address, zip code, city, or county
Office of Consumer Credit CommissionerRegulates the credit industry and educates consumers and creditors. News, brochures for consumers, speakers, statutes and rules, and agency contact information.
Office of Rural Community Affairs (ORCA)Health, economic development, and community development programs targeting rural communities. Gives information on grants, training services and health unit activities, with current news and outreach events.
Public Utility Commission of TexasCharged with regulating public utilities in the state. Features rules and laws, customer assistance, industries regulated, publications, and news releases.
Retired State Employees Association (of Texas)Group ensures that Trustees and State Legislators understand and are aware of Employee Retirement System participant needs and issues. Includes information on member services and benefits.
State of Texas Web SiteResources for citizens, visitors, business and government.
State of Texas Assistance and Referral System (STARS)Online application available in English and Spanish, provided by the Texas Department of Human Services.
State Office of Administrative HearingsManages contested cases and conducts hearings for other state agencies. Includes general and administrative law dockets, rules, employment opportunities, and office locations.
Texas Alcoholic Beverage CommissionRegulates sales, taxation, importation, manufacturing, transporting, and advertising of alcoholic beverages. Information on licensing services, seller/sever education, jobs and publications.
Texas Association of Appraisal DistrictsA statewide, voluntary non-profit organization incorporated and organized to promote the effective and efficient functioning and administration of appraisal districts in Texas.
Texas Board of Architectural ExaminersRegulates architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design professions. Current news, board meetings, and registration and renewal information.
Texas Board of Professional Land SurveyingSets and enforces surveying standards. Includes Board information and news, legislation and rules, candidate guidelines, continuing education information, downloadable forms, and boundary law principles.
Texas Commission on Fire PreventionIncludes newsletter, calendar of events, and information on standards and certifications for fire fighters and on emergency funding for fire departments.
Texas Commission on State Emergency CommunicationsPrograms include implementation of statewide 911 and poison center network. Includes information on funding, public education, and commission's strategic plan.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality(Formerly Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.) The lead environmental agency for the state of Texas.
Texas Community ProfilesA Texas Department of Economic Development website, with community profiles and demographics.
Texas Cosmetology CommissionLicenses cosmetologists and establishes standards for professional practice. Information on regulations, licensing and renewal, board members and staff, and complaint procedure.
Texas County Appraisal Districts (CAD)Directory of districts.
Texas County Appraisal Districts DirectoryLook up county appraisal districts directly and by city. Includes contact information for all counties in Texas, including counties that do not have websites.
Texas Credit Union DepartmentRegulates state-charterd credit unions. Includes directory and rankings of credit unions, regulatory bulletins, newsletter, and staff and contact information.
Texas Department of Economic DevelopmentIncludes community resources, business resources, contact information, services, and programs.
Texas Department of Housing and Community AffairsTexas state agency providing housing and community development opportunities for low income individuals, non-profit organizations, private companies, contractors, banking institutions, rural communities, local governments and investors.
Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (PRS)The mission of PRS is to protect the unprotected -- children, elderly, and people with disabilities -- from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Texas Department on AgingInformation and resources for older Texans and their families, including information on nursing homes, local agencies, and financial assistance.
Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationsIncludes regulations, forms and ongoing projects for the various businesses, industries, trades and occupations the department oversees.
Texas Electric ChoiceLearn about deregulation of electricity in Texas from the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). Find a retail electric provider, answer questions about power, energy bills, and the safety with deregulation.
Texas Government Information SitesDirectory of state online resources.
Texas Homeland SecurityCurrent threat level, links to state, emergency management and health sites, and volunteer information.
Texas No Call ListsIncludes a registration form to limit telemarketing calls to a residential phone number for a charge. Also contains rules for telemarketers and a FAQ.
Texas Office of State-Federal RelationsRepresents state government with federal offices and agencies. Includes information on staff, internship opportunities, issues and legislation.
Texas OnlineThe official eGovernment site of the state. Provides citizens and businesses access to state, county, and city government services, such as license renewals.
Texas Pension Review BoardOversight of public retirement systems. Gives information on statutes, board members and reports, tools for pension calculations, and links to pension news and public retirement systems.
Texas Polygraph Examiners BoardEstablishes standards, licenses and regulates polygraph industry. Includes relevant legislation, consumer information, license renewal forms, and list of schools.
Texas State Board of Barber ExaminersInspects and licenses barbers and barber shops in the state of Texas.
Texas State Board of Examiners of PsychologistsIncludes board members and minutes, license information, newsletter, and a calendar.
Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners (TSBSWE)Includes link to enabling legislation, licensing and renewal requirements, roster of current licensees, and staff and board contact information.
Texas State Securities BoardSecurities regulation and enforcement, with news, information for dealers, investment advisers, and consumer tips.
Texas Veterans Land BoardProvides loans to Texas veterans for the purchase of land, and other veterans' housing assistance programs. Details of programs, downloadable forms, meeting agendas and minutes, and links to other veterans sites.
Texas Workers' Compensation CommissionInformation about the workers' compensation process. Includes agency job opportunities, general information, appeal panel decisions, and workplace safety information.
TexasGovernment.infoLinks to state and local government resources, news, and other lists of resources.
TexasPensions.orgA service of the Pension Review Board providing a directory of the active public retirement systems in Texas.
TexSTARA local government investment pool for the state of Texas offering cities, counties, school districts and other municipalities an investment option for the management of public funds.
The Railroad Commission of TexasRegulates the oil and gas industry, including utilities, pipeline and rail safety, liquefied petroleum gas, and surface mining of coal and uranium. Electronic filing, oil and gas data, regulations and procedures, maps, and staff information.
The Texas Open Meetings ActThe act and recent interpretations of it in courts.
TRAIL: Texas Records and Information Locator ServiceOfficial index to information by and about Texas state government. The information is gathered together by agency and includes the dates the agency existed, electronic budgets or reports available, addresses and phone numbers, the legal authority, access to agency web sites, and regulations.