Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Executive Office:

An Inventory of Parks and Wildlife Executive Office Records at the Texas State Archives, 1972-2013



Overview

Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department. Executive Office.
Title: Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Office records
Dates: 1972-2013
Abstract: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. These are records from the executive office of the TPWD and include administrative correspondence of the executive director (1995-2012), correspondence with TPWD commissioners (1972-1977), correspondence with legislators (1972-1984), reports and studies (1999-2001, 2009), and meeting files (1978-1989, 1996-2000). Also present are executive orders (1987-1999), legislative bill analysis files (1991-1995, 2003-2004, 2006-2007), files from an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint filed against the State of Texas and several state agencies including the TPWD (about 1978), and audiocassette recordings of meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Conservation (2000). Also present are executive orders (1987-1999), legislative bill analyses files (1991-1995), and files from an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) complaint filed against the State of Texas and several state agencies, including TPWD, by the federal government (ca. 1978), and audiocassette recordings of several meetings of the Governor's Task Force on Conservation (2000). These files consist of administrative correspondence, memos, executive orders, legislative bill analysis reports, bill files, deeds, maps, publications, reports, studies, legal materials, audiocassettes, forms, notes calendars, position papers, and supplementary documents covering the period 1972-2013.
Quantity: 27.45 cubic ft., 2 reels of microfilm
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) had its beginnings in 1879. In 1879, the 16th Texas Legislature authorized the governor to appoint a fish commissioner to ensure compliance with an Act for the preservation of fish, and to build fish ways and fish ladders (Chapter 92, 16th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1881, the Office of the Fish Commissioner was established (Chapter 78, 17th Legislature, Regular Session). It was created for the "propagation and preservation of fish and to build fish-ways and fish-ladders…," existing through 1885. The commissioner was appointed to a two year term by the governor, with the approval of the senate.

In 1895, the Office of the Fish and Oyster Commissioner was created by House Bill 55, 24th Legislature, Regular Session, with the commissioner appointed by the Governor as before. The duties included the protection of fish, turtles and terrapin of the bays and coastal waters of the state, protection of natural oyster beds and reefs, and the protection of the location of private beds. The Commissioner had the authority to appoint Deputy Commissioners to assist in carrying out the duties of the office. In 1907, protection of wild birds and wild game was added to the responsibilities of that office, which became the Office of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner (House Bill 379, 30th Legislature, Regular Session). This commissioner appointed deputy game commissioners to assist in carrying out the duties of the office

The single commissioner was replaced by a six-member commission in 1929 and the agency became the Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission (Senate Bill 83, 41st Legislature, Regular Session). The commissioners were appointed to six year terms by the Governor with the approval of the senate and were to be selected from different sections of the state. The chair was appointed by the governor. Duties of the commission included administering the state's laws relating to game and fish; preventing pollution of streams; issuing hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses; collecting fees, taxes, and fines; conducting research; and proclaiming and enforcing open seasons and bag limits on game and fish. The commission also operated fish hatcheries and sanctuaries, administered game and hunting preserves, supervised oyster beds in the state, controlled and exterminated predatory animals and fish, and educated the public in the preservation of wildlife and fish and game resources of the state. It had the authority to create rules and regulations as necessary to carry out their duties.

The State Parks Board was created in 1923 (Senate Bill 73, 38th Legislature, First Called Session) to investigate prospective park sites in the state and report to the legislature with recommendations, and to solicit and accept donations of land for state park purposes. The State Parks Board was initially composed of five members, appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Senate to six year terms, and they were to be state officers. The number of board members increased to six in 1937 (Senate Bill 484, 45th Legislature, Regular Session). This board was to begin locating sites for the establishment of the state parks system. It also directed and managed state parks created, except the historical parks which were managed by the Texas State Board of Control and/or several separate commissions. The State Parks Board was also charged with locating, designating, and marking historic grounds, battlegrounds, and other historic sites in the state, and erecting markers and monuments at such sites. The board also had the authority to create rules and regulations as necessary to carry out its duties. The primary function of the board between 1923-1933 was to acquire lands for parks through donations. In 1933, federal funds became available for state park development and the board worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the National Park Service for the development of better park sites for a state parks system. The CCC provided labor during the 1930s to improve state park lands and facilities. In 1949, the state historical parks were transferred to the State Parks Board, except for the San Jacinto Battlefield, the Battleship Texas, and the Fannin Battlefield, which were still controlled by their respective commissions--the San Jacinto Battlefield Commission, the Battleship Texas Commission, and the Fannin Battlefield Commission (House Bill 120, 51st Legislature, Regular Session). Jurisdiction over the Fannin and San Jacinto Battlefields was transferred to TPWD in 1965 (House Bill 102, 59th Legislature, Regular Session). Battleship Texas was transferred to TPWD in 1983 (House Bill 586, 68th Legislature, Regular Session).

In 1963, the State Parks Board and the Game and Fish Commission were merged to form the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife (House Bill 21, 58th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1967, the Historic Structures and Sites Act was passed by the 60th Legislature, House Bill 58, Regular Session, charging the Parks and Wildlife Department with stewardship of the state's cultural heritage sites. In 1983, the Legislature passed the 1983 Wildlife Conservation Act (Senate Bill 94, 68th Legislature, Regular Session), which gave the agency the authority to manage fish and wildlife resources in all Texas counties. Prior to this act county commissioner courts set game and fish laws in many counties, and other counties had veto power over Department regulations. In 1985, the legislature granted the agency authority over shrimp and oysters (Senate Bill 609, 69th Legislature, Regular Session).

The Parks and Wildlife Department is governed by the Parks and Wildlife Commission, initially composed of three members, currently nine members, appointed by the governor with approval of the senate. Members serve six-year overlapping terms. The Commission chairperson is appointed biennially by the Governor. The Commission meets quarterly or more often as needed. Its chief responsibility is to adopt policies and rules to carry out the programs of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

The Parks and Wildlife Department is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's wildlife and fish resources; provision of outdoor recreational opportunities to the public; acquisition, development, and operation of wildlife management areas, fish hatcheries, state parks, historic sites, and other public lands; conservation education and outreach; cultural and historical interpretation; and the regulation of fishing, hunting, and boating activities. The department is composed of ten major divisions which carry out the functions and duties of the agency: Wildlife, State Parks, Coastal Fisheries, Inland Fisheries, Resource Protection, Communications, Law Enforcement, Infrastructure, Administrative Resources, and Human Resources. An Executive Director, selected by the Parks and Wildlife Commission, administers the department. In 2014, the agency employed the full-time equivalent of 3,109 people.

(Sources: Enabling legislation, numerous years; Parks and Wildlife Code, Title 2; Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions; Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website (http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/ accessed May 22, 2015); and information found Texas Parks and Wildlife Department records.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. These files consist of administrative correspondence, memos, executive orders, legislative bill analysis reports, bill files, deeds, maps, publications, reports, studies, legal materials, audiocassettes, forms, notes calendars, position papers, and supplementary documents covering the period 1972-2013. These are records from the executive office of the TPWD and include administrative correspondence of the executive director (1995-2012), correspondence with TPWD commissioners (1972-1977), correspondence with legislators (1972-1984), reports and studies (1999-2001, 2009), and meeting files (1978-1989, 1996-2000). Also present are executive orders (1987-1999), legislative bill analysis files (1991-1995, 2003-2004, 2006-2007), files from an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint filed against the State of Texas and several state agencies including the TPWD (about 1978), and audiocassette recordings of meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Conservation (2000). Also present are executive orders (1987-1999), legislative bill analyses files (1991-1995), and files from an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) complaint filed against the State of Texas and several state agencies, including TPWD, by the federal government (ca. 1978), and audiocassette recordings of several meetings of the Governor's Task Force on Conservation (2000). Topics covered include conservation and protection of natural resources in the parks and wildlife management areas, the federal Endangered Species Act, renovation projects at various state parks, licensing fees for hunting and fishing, fee increases at state parks, regulations, management of state park facilities, operating and proposed TPWD projects, legislation, and regulations.

The executive director is the chief executive officer of the TPWD. The position is accountable to the commission for the operation of the department and serves as the liaison between the commission and the staff. He coordinates the development of agency strategy and policy with the commission, supervises senior agency management and serves as the senior decision authority. The executive director acts as official representative of the department with the public and has responsibility to ensure compliance with all commission policies and state and federal laws and regulations concerning the TPWD. Finally, the executive director is responsible for preparing the budget requirements for the commission to submit to the legislature and for budgetary administration of all appropriations to the department including federal funds. The staff of the Executive Office receives and coordinates all incoming correspondence and most public contact.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into six series and three subseries.
Administrative correspondence, 1972-1984, 1994-2012, 15.25 cubic ft.
  • Project correspondence files, 1994-1998, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Executive director's correspondence files, 1995-2012, 8 cubic ft.
  • Commissioner correspondence files, 1972-1977, 1998-2000, 3 cubic ft.
  • Legislative correspondence files, 1972-1984, 3.75 cubic ft.
Executive orders, 1987-1999, 0.25 cubic ft.
Legislative bill analysis files, 1990-1995, 2003-2004, 2006-2013, 8.6 cubic ft., 2 reels of microfilm
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing files, about 1978, 0.25 cubic ft.
Reports and studies, 1999-2001, 1.1 cubic ft.
Conservation group meeting files, 1978-1989, 1996-2000, 2 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This restriction applies to the series Conservation group meeting files and subseries Administrative correspondence, Legislative correspondence files. Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: home addresses and phone numbers of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).

The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released.

The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers wishing to access the audiocassettes should consult Archives staff for equipment.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Governor's Task Force on Conservation.
United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Subjects:
Parks--Texas.
Parks--Texas--Management.
Recreation areas--Public use--Texas.
Game laws--Texas.
Endangered species--Texas.
Wildlife conservation--Texas.
Parks--Law and legislation--Texas.
Fishery law and legislation--Texas.
User charges--Texas.
Public lands--Texas--Fees.
Wildlife management areas--Texas.
Conservation of natural resources--Texas.
Document Types:
Agendas (administrative records)--Texas--Parks--1979-1989, 1996-2000.
Minutes (administrative records)--Texas--Parks--1979-1989, 1996-2000.
Bills (legislative records)--Texas--Parks--1991-1995, 2003-2004, 2006-2013.
Correspondence--Texas--Parks--1972-2012.
Reports--Texas--Parks--1991-1995, 1999-2001, 2009.
Publications--Texas--Parks--1972-1984, 1995-1996.
Executive orders--Texas--Parks--1987-1999.
Audiocassettes--Texas--Parks--2000.
Functions:
Management of parks.
Management of wildlife resources.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas State Parks Board records, 1901-1902, 1905, 1908, 1917, 1925-1963, bulk 1933-1949, 28.35 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department administrative records and other material, 1909, 1929, 1934-2004, bulk 1963-1999, 10.75 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Division records, 1937-2001, bulk 1953-1986, 7.6 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department meeting files, 1963-2004, 22 cubic ft., 32 reels of microfilm
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department State Parks Division records, 1905-1990, bulk 1927-1986, 30.68 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1989/037, 1996/019, 2001/068, 2002/158, 2005/087, 2006/019, 2009/165, 2010/088, 2011/349, 2014/111, 2015/008

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on November 29, 1988; October 30, 1995; January 29, 2000; July 30, 2002; January 12, 2005; January 11, 2006; August 17, 2009; March 16, 2010; March 23, 2011; May 21 and September 12, 2014..

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa Hendricks, November 1995

Accessions added and conversion to EAD 2002 by Laura K. Saegert, December 1998, August 2004

Seven accessions added by Jonathan King, May 2015


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Administrative correspondence, 1972-1984, 1994-2012,
15.25 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TWPD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. These files consist of incoming and outgoing letters, memos, deeds, maps, publications, and materials comprising records of the executive office of the TPWD, dating 1972-1984, 1994-2012. Files include administrative correspondence of the executive director (1995-2012), correspondence with TPWD commissioners (1972-1977, 1998-2000), and correspondence with legislators (1972-1984). Discussed are operating and proposed TPWD projects, legislation, regulations, conservation and protection of natural resources in the parks and wildlife management areas, the federal Endangered Species Act, renovation projects at various state parks, licensing fees for hunting and fishing, fee increases at state parks, and management of state park facilities. General information regarding the department, notification of meetings and hearings, cover letters, and acknowledgments are also present.
Organization
These records are organized into four subseries.
Project correspondence files, 1994-1998, 0.5 cubic ft.
Executive director's correspondence files, 1995-2012, 8 cubic ft.
Commissioner correspondence files, 1972-1977, 1998-2000, 3 cubic ft.
Legislative correspondence files, 1972-1984, 3.75 cubic ft.
Restriction on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: home addresses and phone numbers of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General. This restriction applies to the series Legislative correspondence files.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Administrative correspondence, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1989/037, 1996/019, 2002/158, 2005/087, 2006/019, 2010/088
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on November 29, 1988; October 30, 1995; July 30, 2002; January 12, 2005; January 11, 2006; March 16, 2010; March 23, 2011; and May 21, 2014.
Processing Information
Processed by Lisa Hendricks, November 1995
Accessions added and conversion to EAD 2002 by Laura K. Saegert, December 1998, August 2004
Five accessions added by Jonathan King, September 2014
Project correspondence files, 1994-1998,
0.5 cubic ft.
The records are incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports, event programs, notes and memorandums,dating 1994-1998. Project correspondence files document the TPWD's role in a multi-year, inter-agency project to comprehensive clean and renovate the Texas State Cemetery, which culminated in a re-dedication ceremony in 1998. Correspondents include members of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Texas Legislative Council, the State Preservation Board, and the Texas Historical Commission, among others.
Arrangement
Files are arranged by topic.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
2005/087-13 State Cemetery Project, 1994-1998
Executive director's correspondence files, 1995-2012,
8 cubic ft.
The office is headed by the executive director, who is responsible for the administration, operation, and planning functions of the department. He keeps the Commissioners, legislators, and governor informed of upcoming meetings, hearings, topics of importance, and routine matters. Records are incoming letters, outgoing replies, and memoranda retained by the executive director or staff, dating 1995-2012. A portion of the materials are photocopies of the original records. Some of the incoming letters were forwarded to the director from the governor's office, others from field offices. Letters pertaining to specific projects or issues handled at the division level were generally directed to that division for a response, rather than maintained in the executive director's office.
Topics covered include conservation and protection of natural resources in the parks and wildlife management areas, the federal Endangered Species Act, pertinent state legislation, renovation projects at various state parks, licensing fees for hunting and fishing, fee increases at state parks, regulations, and management of state park facilities, including reservations, sanitation, and security. There are several letters present from the general public complaining about problems they encountered at several state parks. Correspondents include the TPWD staff in field offices and headquarters, the governor's office and other state agencies, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the general public.
Arrangement
A portion of the files are arranged in reverse numerical order according to an internal tracking system. There are two sets of numbers, one for each calendar year and there are gaps in the numbering system throughout the files, likely because the system tracks mail coming in throughout the agency, not just to the executive office. The remainder of the files are arranged in chronological order by staff. There are two separate groups as received from the agency that address subjects and personnel relating to two TPWD divisions- Inland Fisheries and State Parks. A portion of the correspondence was separated by agency staff and assigned to one of two categories - "Blue Tag" and "Red Dot." "Blue Tag" correspondence is considered high priority, requires a response, and requires the signature of the executive director or the commission chairman. "Red Dot" correspondence is of lower priority, does not necessarily require a response, and may be signed by a division director.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Executive director's correspondence files, Administrative correspondence, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2002/158-1 # 1714-1891, November-December 1996
# 1657-1713, October-December 1996
# 1515-1617, September-December 1996
# 1471-1504, September-December 1996
# 1380-1467, September-October 1996
# 1261-1378, August-October 1996
# 1145-1242, July-October 1996
# 1135-1060, July-October 1996
# 982-1035, June-July 1996
# 858-979, June-July 1996
# 782-854, May-July 1996
# 723-758, May 1996
# 704-722, May 1996
# 650-703, May-June 1996
# 574-645, April-May 1996
# 512-553, April-May 1996
# 446-496, April-June 1996
# 355-441, March-May 1996
# 245-311, February-April 1996
# 158- no # assigned, January-March 1996
# 101-143, January-April 1996
# 80-85, January 1996
# 72-79, January-February 1996
# 51-70, January-February 1996
# 2666-2685, 7, 47-48, January-March 1996
# 2658-2665, January-February 1996
# 2607-2657, December 1995-January 1996
# 2502-2582, December 1995-March 1996
#2428-2477, November-December 1995
# 2356-2405, November 1995-February 1996
# 2328-2354, November 1995-January 1996
# 2225-2281, October-November 1995
# 2049-2223, September 1995-January 1996
# 1965-2024, September-November 1995
# 1918-1964, September-December 1995
# 1806-1908, September-December 1995
# 1710-1805, August 1995-February 1996
# 1646-1703, August-September 1995
# 1475-1626, July-August 1995
# 1382-1463, July-October 1995
# 1304-1375, July-August 1995
# 1283-1303, July 1995
# 1275-1288, June-August 1995
# 1124-1274, June-July 1995
# 1005-1118, May-June 1995
# 897-998, April-September 1995
# 857-886, February-May 1995
# 684-822, March-May 1995
# 540-644, March-April 1995
# 317-488, February-March 1995
# 177-256, February-April 1995
# 26-164, January-February 1995
Box
2006/019-1 Blue Tag correspondence, January 2001
[2 folders]
Blue Tag correspondence, January 2001
Blue Tag correspondence, February-March 2001
Blue Tag correspondence, April-May 2001
Blue Tag correspondence, June-July 2001
Blue Tag correspondence, August-October 2001
Blue Tag correspondence, November-December 2001
Blue Tag correspondence, September 2001-April 2002
Blue Tag correspondence, May-June 2002
Blue Tag correspondence, July-August 2002
Box
2006/019-2 September-October 2002
November 2002-January 2003
Box
2006/019-1 Blue Tag correspondence, February-March 2003
Blue Tag correspondence, March 2003
Box
2006/019-2 Blue Tag correspondence, April 2003
Blue Tag correspondence, May-June 2003
Blue Tag correspondence, June-July 2003
Blue Tag correspondence, July-August 2003
Box
2011/349-2 Blue Tag correspondence, September-December 2003
Blue Tag correspondence, January-April 2004
Blue Tag correspondence, May-August 2004
September-December 2004
January-August 2005
Box
2011/088-1 September-December 2005
January-August 2006
September-December 2006
January-July 2007
August 2007
Box
2014/111-1 September 2007-August 2008
September 2008-February 2009
March-August 2009
September 2009-August 2010
September 2011-January 2012
Inland Fisheries Division correspondence, 1995-2008
Box
2014/111-2 1995-2000
[2 folders]
October 2001-August 2002
September 2002-July 2003
September 2003-July 2004
January -August 2005
September 2005-August 2006
September 2006-August 2007
September 2007-September 2008
State Parks Division correspondence, 2005-2007
Box
2014/111-3 Blue Tag correspondence, 2005
Red Dot correspondence, 2005
Blue Tag correspondence, 2006
[2 folders]
Red Dot correspondence, 2005
[2 folders]
Miscellaneous correspondence, 2006
Red Dot correspondence, 2007
[2 folders]
Blue Tag correspondence, 2007
Miscellaneous correspondence, 2007
Commissioner correspondence files, 1972-1977, 1998-2000,
3 cubic ft.
These are files of three former Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioners: Jack Stone, Bob Burleson, and Commission Chairman Lee M. Bass. Files contain incoming letters, either to the commissioner or executive director with a copy forwarded to the commissioner; and outgoing letters, some authored by the commissioner, most by the executive director, in response to a inquiry sent to one or all of the commissioners. Dates covered are 1972-1977, 1998-2000. Many of the incoming letters are from the executive director, informing the commissioner of upcoming meetings or events, or status of projects. Supplementing the letters are deeds, maps, publications, and materials comprising legal exhibits.
Arrangement
Files are arranged by commissioner. Files by Jack Stone and Bob Burleson are arranged in reverse chronological order. Files by Lee M. Bass are arranged in chronological order.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Commissioner correspondence files, Administrative correspondence, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1989/037-1 Commissioner Jack Stone, May 1972-December 1974
Box
1989/037-2 Commissioner Jack Stone, January 1975-June 1977
Commissioner Bob Burleson, February 1972-August 1977
Box
2005/087-5 Chairman Lee M. Bass, October 1998-August 2000
Legislative correspondence files, 1972-1984,
3.75 cubic ft.
Files consist of incoming and outgoing letters of the executive office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), dating 1972-1984. Incoming letters are frequently letters forwarded from legislators or the governor for replies to inquiries sent by constituents. Some letters, largely governors', discuss policies, legislation, and regulations. Outgoing letters are generally from the executive director, and contain replies to inquiries; inform legislators of TPWD projects and areas of concern in their districts; and relay general information about the department, meetings, and hearings. There are two accessions of legislative correspondence; one set dates from 1972 to 1984 and consists of two sections of mixed (Texas house and senate members) files. The second set consists of files of members of Congress, governors, secretaries of state, state legislators, and concluding with correspondence concerning the Legislative Budget Board and the 1974 Texas Constitutional Convention, dating 1972-1978.
Arrangement
The files are organized into four groups: U.S. Congressmen, governors, secretaries of state, and state legislators (several sets of files within this group), with a few miscellaneous legislative files at the end. Within most groups the files are ordered alphabetically. State representatives' files are loosely ordered into three groups, apparently by legislative session, the earliest being the 63rd Legislature. As some individuals span two or three sessions, all groups should be checked when seeking correspondence of specific individuals. Arrangement within all files is reverse chronological order.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: home addresses and phone numbers of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative correspondence files, Administrative correspondence, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1989/037-3 U.S. Congressmen:
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
Governors:
Governor Dolph Briscoe, 1973-1976
Governor Dolph Briscoe, 1973-June 1976
[5 folders]
Box
1989/037-4 Governor Dolph Briscoe, July 1976-June 1978
[4 folders]
Governor Preston Smith, August 1972-April 1975
Former governors, December 1976
Secretaries of State:
Steven C. Oaks, January-December 1978
Mark W. White, Jr., September 1973-November 1977
Box
1996/019 State legislators:
Senators and representatives, 1983-1984 (unless otherwise noted):
Barton, Bob, Jr., San Marcos
Cary, Reby, Fort Worth
Crockett, Jim, Pearsall
Davis, Mark R., Freeport
English, Roy, Mansfield
Gandy, Charles, Mesquite
Garcia, Matt, San Antonio, 1974-1983
Gibson, Jay, Odessa, 1981-1984
Grisham, Noel, Round Rock
Hall, W. Tip, Jr.
Hall, Lanny, Fort Worth, 1979-1983
Harrison, W.O. (Bill), Jr., Corpus Christi
Hernandez, Joe L., San Antonio, 1973-1983
Hill, Gerald, Austin, 1980-1983
Kemp, Hill, Manvel
Mankins, Jimmy, Kilgore
Martinez, Walter, San Antonio
McKinney, Mike, Centerville
Presnal, Bill, Bryan, 1979-1983
Salinas, Froy, Lubbock, 1977-1981
Tow, Rodney, Conroe
Valles, Robert (Bob), El Paso, 1977-1983
Word, C.K. (Chock), Jr., Meridian
Bomer, Elton, Athens, 1982-1984
Coody, W.G. (Bill), Weatherford, 1976-1980
DeLay, Thomas D. (Tom), Stafford, 1973-1984
Doggett, Lloyd, Austin, 1973-1984
Eikenburg, Frank, Plano, 1981-1983
Gamez, Joe, San Antonio
Hanna, Joe C., Breckenridge, 1972-1984
Khory, Rollin, Waco, 1981-1982
Lee, El Franco, Houston, 1981-1984
Peveto, Wayne, Orange, 1972-1984
Polk, Mary J., El Paso, 1981-1982
Simpson, Bob, Amarillo, 1975-1980
Turner, Jim, Crockett, 1980-1983
Vale, Bob, San Antonio, 1981-1984
Wieting, Leroy J., Portland, 1973-1984
Box
1989/037-4 Former state legislators, 1972-1977
State senators, 1972-1980:
Aikin, A.M., Jr.
Adams, Don
Blanchard, H.J. "Doc"
Gammage, R.A. "Bob"
Hance, Kent
Harrington, D. Roy
Herring, Charles F.
Hightower, Jack
Kothmann, Glenn
Lombardino, Frank
McKinnon, Michael
Sherman, Max R.
Wallace, James P.
Wolff, Nelson W.
Representatives, 1972-1980:
All representatives, 1974
Abbott, S.L.
Allen, Joe
Baker, Andrew Z.
Bigham, John R.
Boone, Latham, III
Briscoe, Leonard E.
Cates, Phil
English, Roy
Hale, L. DeWitt
Hall, Anthony
Hoestenback, John
Hubenak, Joe A.
Kaster, James
Leland, Mickey
McDonald, T.H.
Martin, Elmer
Miller, Chris, Ms.
Millsap, Mike
Nugent, James E.
Olson, Lyndon, Jr.
Orr, Fred
Powers, Pike
Ribak, Abraham D.
Robbins, Joe
Rucker, Calvin
Schiefer, Tom
Stubbeman, David
Vale, R.L. "Bob"
Vaughan, Kenneth
Wyatt, Joe
Box
1989/037-5 Former representatives, 1972-1980:
Adams, Herman J.
Bailey, Kay
Blake, Roy
Bynum, Ben
Canales, Terry
Cartlidge, Tom
Cavness, Don
Dramberger, A.L. "Tony"
Hawn, Joe
Korioth, Al
Lary, Camm C., Jr.
Montoya, Greg
O'Kelley, Robert M.
Sherman, W.C. "Bud"
Short, E.L.
Sutton, G.J.
Allen, John
Atwell, Ben
Bales, Larry
Barnhart, Ray
Bowers, Sid
Caldwell, Neil
Calhoun, Frank W.
Cobb, Dean
Cole, James D.
Cooke, C.C. "Kit" III
Daniel, Price, Jr.
Denson, Woody
Denton, Lane
Doran, Hillary B., Jr.
Doyle, Terry
Earle, Ronald D.
Finnell, Charles A.
Finney, Dave
Foreman, Wilson
Geiger, Richard S.
Harris, Ed J.
Hilliard, Bill
Howard, Ed
Hutchinson, E. Ray
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Ms.
Jones, Gene
Lee, Doyce R.
Lombardino, Frank J.
McAlister, R.B. "Mac"
McDonald, Felix
Mattox, James A.
Menefee, Hawkins
Munson, Ben
Murray, Menton, Jr.
Newton, Jon P.
Nichols, R.C. "Nick"
Parker, Carl A.
Parker, Walt
Pentony, Joe
Poerner, John H.
Poff, Bryan, Jr.
Preston, George L.
Reynolds, Richard F.
Rodriguez, Lindsey
Rosson, Renal B.
Russell, Jerry
Sage, Joseph F.
Salem, Joe
Sanchez, Henry
Scoggins, Ralph "Skip"
Simmons, Wayland A.
Slay, Chester L., Jr.
Spurlock, Joe, III
Tanner, Perry A., Jr.
Tarbox, Elmer L.
Torres, Ruben M.
Truan, Carlos
Tupper, Charles, Jr.
Vecchio, Jim
Vick, Larry A.
Weddington, Sarah
Williams, Lindon
Williamson, Barry
Legislative Budget Board
Texas Constitutional Convention, 1974



 

Executive orders, 1987-1999,
0.25 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. This series contains the original signed orders issued by the executive director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, memos with staff about the order, and filing papers with the Secretary of State's Office, dating 1987-1999. Orders document new or significant changes to agency policies, programs, and procedures. Orders of the commission are also discussed in the minutes of the commission meetings. The bulk of these orders either add or remove plant or animal species to or from the national endangered species list. Other orders concern concealed handguns on TPWD property and temporary closing of TPWD facilities.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Executive orders, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2001/068
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on January 29, 2000.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 2004
Box
2001/068-1 Executive orders:
1997-1999
1994
1991
1987-1989



 

Legislative bill analysis files, 1990-1995, 2003-2004, 2006-2013
8.6 cubic ft., 2 reels of microfilm

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. This series consists of completed staff reports on legislative bills that have been passed and that directly affect the TPWD; proposals for recommended legislation that is prepared by TPWD; memoranda; fiscal notes; and copies of bill files (often several versions). Dates covered are 1990-1995, 2003-2004, 2006-2013. Assignments for analysis fall to the division most responsible for, or affected by, the legislation. All reports are supposed to be forwarded to and filed in the executive office. According to agency staff, not all of the reports are sent back to the executive office, some remain in the divisions. The vast majority of the files from the 72nd Legislature, 1991, consist of bill files (often in several versions) without staff analyses reports. Reports are more commonly found with bill material from the 73rd (1993) and 74th (1995) legislative sessions. The files from the 78th (2003) legislative session do not include bill files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by legislative session (72nd, 73rd, 74th, 78th, 80th 81st, 83rd), then by chamber (House, Senate), then by bill number. The proposed legislation is filed at the end of the folder inventory.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative bill analysis files, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2001/068, 2005/087, 2009/165, 2015/008
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on January 29, 2000; January 12, 2005; August 17, 2009; and September 12, 2014.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 2004
Three additional accessions added by Jonathan King, May 2014
72nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1991
Box
2001/068-2 House bills (HB), 1991:
House Concurrent Resolution 7 (HCR), House Joint Resolution (HJR) 104, House Bills (HB) 37, 43, 44, 50
HB 53, 54, 69, 79
HB 150
[7 folders]
HB 154, 175, 195, 199, 292, 214, 225, 233
HB 263, 268, 281, 290, 347, 377, 391, 398, 407
HB 409, 413, 426, 451
HB 452, 456
HB 478, 496, 504, 520
HB 529, 530, 531
HB 549, 553, 571, 582, 640, 676
HB 683, 703, 725, 736, 799
HB 806, 816, 820, 827
HB 846, 847, 850
HB 861, 894, 936, 944, 960
HB 962, 1022, 1030, 1061
HB 1135, 1181, 1188, 1192
HB 1207
[2 folders]
HB 1214, 1257
HB 1298
HB 1345
HB 1373, 1392, 1421, 1425
HB 1444, 1448, 1459, 1463
HB 1496, 1519, 1558, 1563, 1578
HB 1581, 1621, 1630, 1648
HB 1668, 1682, 1683, 1719, 1741
HB 1743, 1744
HB 1753, 1757, 1761, 1762
HB 1763, 1768
HB 1769, 1770
HB 1771
HB 1772, 1773
HB 1774, 1801
HB 1809
Box
2001/068-3 HB 1814, 1816, 1822, 1839
HB 1859, 1879
HB 1966
HB 1986
HB 2009, 2057, 2065, 2102
HB 2103, 2110, 2132, 2183
HB 2195, 2214
HB 2259, 2300, 2430
HB 2494
[4 folders]
HB 2556
Senate bills (SB), 1991:
SB 763, 773, 797
SB 818, 825
SB 828
SB 830
SB 856, 861, 870, 883, 884, 923
SB 935, 952
SB 977
SB 980, 981
SB 992
SB 1004, 1049
SB 1053
[2 folders]
SB 1054, 1058, 1059
SB 1062
SB 1095
[2 folders]
SB 1099
[2 folders]
SB 1103
SB 1106, 1117, 1127, 1189, 1193, 1197
SB 1204, 1217, 1220, 1246
SB 1267, 1277, 1290, 1306
SB 1331
[2 folders]
SB 1337
SB 1340
[3 folders]
SB 1341
SB 1358, 1360, 1369, 1401, 1407
SB 1415, 1424, 1436, 1468
SB 1490, 1514, 1543, 1550, 1562
72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1991
Box
2001/068-3 House bills:
HB 1
[1-4 of 11 folders]
Box
2001/068-4 HB 1
[5-11 of 11 folders]
HB 7
[2 folders]
HB 8
HB 9
[2 folders]
HB 11
[7 folders]
HB 55, 111, 126
HB 169, 203
HB 222
Senate bills:
Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 4
SB 2
[10 folders]
Box
2001/068-5 SB 3
[6 folders]
SB 5
72nd Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 1991
Box
2001/068-5 House bills:
HB 39
[4 folders]
HB 93
[2 folders]
Senate bills:
SB 19
72nd Legislature, 4th Called Session, 1991
Box
2001/068-5 House bills, House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 26, House Resolution (HR) 50, HB 4, 11, 15
Senate bills, Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 3, SCR 4, Senate Resolution (SR) 72, SB 2, SB 9, SB 12
72nd Legislature, miscellaneous
Box
2001/068-5 House calendars, July-August 1991
[2 folders]
Miscellaneous, 1990-1991
73rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1993
Box
2001/068-5 House bills:
HCR 24, HCR 148, HB 4, 8
HB 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25
HB 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
HB 42, 43, 46, 51, 53, 57, 58
HB 60, 62, 66, 77, 79, 81, 82, 96
HB 100, 101, 102, 105, 106, 107
HB 112, 116, 122, 123, 130, 131, 135, 136, 137, 146, 148
HB 150, 151, 154, 158, 159, 163, 166
HB 167, 172, 178, 180
HB 181, 186, 191, 197, 202, 206, 207, 211, 212, 214
HB 215, 216, 219, 225, 227, 228
HB 234, 236, 237, 249, 250, 254, 258, 261, 263, 265, 268, 269
HB 270, 271, 277, 286, 288
HB 289, 290, 291, 292, 294, 296, 299, 205, 206, 208, 313
HB 316, 320, 327, 328, 336, 337, 343, 346
HB 350, 354, 356, 368, 377, 379, 382
HB 383, 385, 386, 389, 390, 393, 395
HB 396, 419
HB 444, 445
HB 454, 454, 457, 459, 461, 470, 472, 473, 476, 485, 489, 490
HB 504, 505, 507, 511, 512, 520, 521, 531, 536
HB 538, 541, 549, 564
HB 578
[3 folders]
HB 580, 589, 592, 594, 595, 599, 602, 605, 607
HB 608
[2 folders]
HB 613, 614, 615, 631, 632, 636, 642
HB 651, 656, 658, 659
HB 662
[2 folders]
HB 667, 685, 686, 694, 697, 698
Box
2001/068-6 HB 706
[5 folders]
HB 707, 712, 714, 716
HB 725, 727, 730, 734, 736, 750, 754, 755, 760, 761, 766, 770, 773
HB 778, 782, 783, 784, 789, 799, 801, 802, 807, 808
HB 809, 814, 816, 819, 820
HB 821, 825, 828, 829, 832, 843
HB 852
[3 folders]
HB 853, 860, 862
HB 866
HB 869, 877, 880, 888, 890, 892, 893, 894, 896, 897, 900
HB 903
HB 907, 911, 912, 913, 919, 928, 932, 935, 939, 942
HB 950, 951, 954, 964, 967, 970, 971, 972, 973, 977, 980, 983, 984, 996
HB 997, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008
HB 1009, 1010, 1014, 1027, 1032, 1035, 1038, 1043
HB 1053, 1054, 1061, 1070, 1071, 1073, 1078, 1086, 1087, 1092, 1093, 1099
HB 1110, 1120, 1121, 1124, 1141, 1142, 1146
HB 1147, 1179, 1186, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196
HB 1201, 1202, 1203, 1214, 1223, 1227
HB 1228, 1230, 1231
HB 1234
HB 1235
[2 folders]
HB 1244, 1253
HB 1257, 1260, 1262, 1264
HB 1266
[2 folders]
HB 1267, 1269
HB 1305, 1306, 1307, 1308, 1312, 1313, 1314, 1316, 1321, 1322, 1323
HB 1328, 1329, 1337, 1340, 1342
HB 1348, 1349, 1360, 1364, 1375, 1378, 1382, 1391, 1393, 1400, 1402, 1406, 1407, 1409, 1413, 1415
HB 1417
[2 folders]
HB 1430, 1432, 1437, 1442, 1453, 1454
HB 1455
HB 1459, 1460, 1463, 1465, 1466, 1468
HB 1471, 1474, 1475, 1482, 1486, 1489, 1490, 1492
HB 1494
HB 1495, 1496, 1512, 1522, 1530, 1531, 1536, 1542, 1546, 1549, 1550
HB 1556, 1557, 1559, 1563, 1572, 1578
HB 1594, 1602, 1606, 1609, 1612, 1616, 1619
HB 1635
HB 1636, 1640, 1642
HB 1643, 1644
HB 1648, 1650, 1658
Box
2001/068-7 HB 1659
[3 folders]
HB 1663, 1667, 1669
HB 1704
[2 folders]
HB 1706, 1708, 1710, 1712, 1719, 1720, 1721, 1722, 1725, 1737, 1738, 1744, 1749
HB 1770
HB 1776
HB 1815, 1818, 1819, 1826, 1844, 1855, 1859
HB 1863, 1868, 1873
HB 1877, 1879, 1880, 1885, 1886, 1891
HB 1902, 1905, 1908, 1913
HB 1914, 1920
HB 1930, 1931, 1938
HB 1945
[2 folders]
HB 1950, 1951
HB 1970
[2 folders]
HB 2106
HB 2024, 2026, 2028
HB 2035
HB 2037, 2043, 2044
HB 2052
HB 2115, 2199
HB 2209, 2223
Senate bills, 1993:
SB 81
SB 97
SB 121, 145
SB 146
SB 179
[3 folders]
SB 256, 269, 274
SB 301
[2 folders]
SB 324, 366
SB 383
SB 440
[2 folders]
SB 441
[2 folders]
SB 469, 473, 504
SB 521
SB 556
[3 folders]
SB 586, 587
SB 664
SB 773
SB 901
[2 folders]
Box
2001/068-8 SB 964
SB 970, 971
SB 1030
SB 1049
[3 folders]
SB 1058
SB 1067
[4 folders]
SB 1072, 1073
SB 1074
SB 1075
SB 1132
SB 1181
[3 folders]
SB 1477
74th Legislature, Regular Session, 1995
Box
2001/068-8 House bills, 1995:
HJR 72
HB 1
[9 folders]
HB 44, 93, 94
HB 129
HB 383, 384
HB 632
HB 670
HB 721, 736
HB 750, 752, 895
HB 1027, 1086
HB 1089
[2 folders]
Box
2001/068-9 HB 1219, 1358
HB 1359, 1384
HB 1785
HB 1823
HB 1956
HB 1964
HB 2012
HB 2085
HB 2133
[2 folders]
HB 2182
HB 2216
[3 folders]
HB 2365, 2508
HB 3050
HB 3075
Senate bills, 1995:
SB 14
[2 folders]
SB 60
[2 folders]
SB 72
SB 97
SB 102
SB 206
SB 209
SB 248
SB 329
[2 folders]
SB 365
SB 390
SB 410, 646, 733
SB 750
SB 814
SB 988
SB 1135
SB 1217
SB 1231
[2 folders]
SB 1337
Miscellaneous:
List of bills requiring action by TPWD and statement regarding impact of regulatory takings legislation on TPWD
Tracking report (of legislation)
[2 folders]
Interim charges, House of Representatives
78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003
Box
2005/087-11 House bills:
HB 2
HB 7
HB 9
HB 139
HB 298
HB 305
HB 324
HB 436
HB 480
HB 553
HB 621
HB 641
HB 815
HB 895
HB 923
HB 924
HB 943
HB 953
HB 1233
HB 1301
HB 1303
HB 1304
HB 1328
HB 1414
HB 1427
HB 1529
HB 1577
HB 1764
HB 1818
HB 1821
HB 1836
HB 1837
HB 1843
HB 1980
HB 1989
HB 2086
HB 2120
HB 2159
HB 2206
HB 2351
HB 2470
HB 2517
HB 2590
HB 2650
HB 2665
HB 2719
HB 2769
HB 2779
HB 2785
HB 2897
HB 2900
HB 2926
HB 2965
HB 3003
HB 3058
HB 3078
HB 3082
HB 3136
HB 3156
HB 3201
HB 3268
HB 3340
HB 3402
HB 3423
HB 3434
HB 3442
HB 3490
HB 3516
HB 3588
HJR 49
HJR 72
HJR 89
Box
2005/087-12 Senate bills:
SB 3
SB 155
SB 236
SB 275
SB 498
SB 557
SB 607
SB 608
SB 624
SB 659
SB 669
SB 760
SB 854
SB 937
SB 989
SB 992
SB 1052
SB 1094
SB 1137
SB 1158
SB 1160
SB 1260
SB 1270
SB 1274
SB 1344
SB 1374
SB 1390
SB 1416
SB 1477
SB 1538
SB 1582
SB 1693
SB 1698
SB 1710
SB 1741
SB 1753
SB 1775
SB 1785
SB 1790
SB 1837
SB 1863
SB 1893
SB 1927
SB 3599
Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 30
78th Legislature, 1st Called Session, 2003
Box
2005/087-12 House bills:
HB 20
HB 24
Senate bills:
SB 19
78th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, 2003
Box
2005/087-12 House bills:
HB 7
80th Legislature, 2007
Reel
6966 Bill analyses and enrolled, September 1, 2006-August 31, 2007
81st and 83rd Legislatures, 2009, 2013
Reel
6982 Legislative Bill Analysis, September 1, 2008-August 31, 2013
Proposed legislation, 1992-1995
[These are memos regarding legislative issues of the TPWD and drafts of proposed legislation.]
Proposed legislation for the 74th Legislative session:
Box
2001/068-9 1994-1995
[4 folders]
1993
[3 folders]
Proposed legislation likely for implementation in the 73rd Legislative session, 1992
[2 folders]



 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing files, about 1978,
0.25 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. These materials concern an EEOC suit filed against the State of Texas and several state agencies, including the TPWD, by the federal government. The date of the complaint is not given, but is probably late 1977 - early 1978. A civil action agreement with TPWD was signed and filed on December 21, 1978. Files contain copies of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint, conciliation agreement, consent decree, original and amended agreements, exhibits, background research materials, notes, and correspondence, dating about 1978.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing files, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1989/037
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Records Management Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on November 29, 1988.
Processing Information
Processed by Lisa Hendricks, November 1995
Conversion to EAD Version 2002 by Laura K. Saegert, August 2004
Box
1989/037-5 EEOC hearing files, about 1978



 

Reports and studies, 1999-2001, 2009,
1.1 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. Files consist of bound reports generated by the executive office of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, both individually and in its capacity as a participating body in the Texas Statewide Radio Task Force. Dates covered include 1999-2001, 2009. One portion of the files is the 2009 report A Progress Report on State Auditor's Report No. 07-201 issued on March 19, 2007, "Financial Processes at the Parks and Wildlife Department," which was issued to the State Auditor's Office and Legislative Budget Board in compliance with overseeing legislation. The remainder is a series of bound reports concerning the Texas Statewide Radio Task Force, as well as associated meeting files, presentation materials and correspondence. Topics covered in the files include budget information, department finances, and technical information regarding radio communications systems. Correspondents include the Office of the Governor, the State Legislature, and the Sheriff's Association of Texas.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Reports and Studies, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2009/165, 2010/088
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Records Management Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on August 17, 2009; and March 16, 2010.
Processing Information
Processed by Jonathan King, September 2014
Box
2010/088-3 A Progress Report on State Auditor's Report No. 07-201 issued on March 19, 2007, "Financial Processes at the Parks and Wildlife Department," 2009
Statewide Radio Task Force, 1999-2001
Box
2009/165-24 A Consulting Services Presentation, May 25, 2000
Validation of Needs and Feasibility of Shared System, November 15, 2000
Statewide Radio System Report, December 15, 2000
Meeting minutes and agenda, 1999-2001
Correspondence, presentations and budget information, 1998-2001
[2 volumes]



 

Conservation group meeting files, 1978-1989, 1998-2000,
2 cubic ft.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's natural and cultural resources, provision of outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. Files consist of agenda, meeting minutes, audio cassettes, correspondence, forms, notes, calendars, position papers, and supporting documents generated from meetings and public hearings of two advisory bodies concerned with conservation issues: the Texas Conservation Foundation (1978-1989) and Governor’s Task Force on Conservation (1998-2000). Several members of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission participated in the meetings of these bodies to a significant extent. Topics covered include the conservation and preservation of Texas land assets, political initiatives, policy, environmental conditions, biographic information on group members, and background information about the Texas Conservation Foundation Study and Governor’s Task Force on Conservation. Correspondents include the Office of the Governor as well as individual committee members. Also included are 22 audio cassette tape recordings of six meetings of the Governor’s Task Force on Conservation.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.
Restriction on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: home addresses and phone numbers of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting accession through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Researchers wishing to access the audiocassettes should consult Archives staff for equipment.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Conservation group meeting files, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2005/087
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Records Management Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on January 12, 2005.
Processing Information
Processed by Jonathan King, September 2014
Texas Conservation Foundation, 1978-1989
Box
2005/087-9 Meeting, December 21, 1979
Meeting, January 15, 1980
Meeting, February 26, 1980
Meeting, March 20, 1980
Meeting, June 3, 1980
Meeting, September 29, 1980
Meeting, September 8, 1982
Meeting, July 18, 1985
General correspondence, 1978-1989
Governor’s Task Force on Conservation, 1998-2000
Box
2005/087-10 Meeting, March 23, 2000
Meeting, April 12, 2000
Meeting, May 19, 2000
Meeting, June 27-28, 2000
Meeting handouts, June 27-28, 2000
Meeting, October 19, 2000
Calendars, 2000
Correspondence, 1998-2000
Audio cassettes:
Box
2005/087-10 Governor's Task Force on Conservation meeting, March 23, 2000
[6 tapes]
Governor's Task Force on Conservation meeting, April 11, 2000
[1 tape]
Governor's Task Force on Conservation meeting, April 12, 2000
[2 tapes]
Governor's Task Force on Conservation meeting, May 19, 2000
[4 tapes]
Governor's Task Force on Conservation meeting, June 27-28, 2000
[6 tapes]
Governor's Task Force on Conservation meeting, October 19, 2000
[3 tapes]