Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Executive Office:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1972-1984, 1987-1999



Overview

Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Dept. Executive Office.
Title: Records
Dates: 1972-1984, 1987-1999
Abstract: These files consist of correspondence, memos, executive orders, legislative bill analysis reports, bill files, deeds, maps, publications, and legal materials covering the period 1972-1984, 1987-1999. These are records from the Executive Office of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and include administrative correspondence of the executive director (1995-1996), correspondence with TPWD commissioners (1972-1977), and correspondence with legislators (1972-1984). 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 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, by the federal government (ca. 1978).
Quantity: 15.24 cubic ft.
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 Board of Control and/or several separate commissions. The 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 early 1999, the agency employed the full-time equivalent of 2,954 people.


Scope and Contents of the Records

These files consist of administrative correspondence, memos, executive orders, legislative bill analysis reports, bill files, deeds, maps, publications, and legal materials covering the period 1972-1984, 1987-1999. These are records from the Executive Office of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and include administrative correspondence of the executive director (1995-1996), correspondence with TPWD commissioners (1972-1977), and correspondence with legislators (1972-1984). Also present are executive orders (1987-1999), legislative bill analysis files (1991-1995), and files from an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) complaint filed against the State of Texas and several state agencies, including Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, by the federal government (ca. 1978). 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 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. Inquiries sent to these individuals regarding Parks and Wildlife projects and areas of concern are often referred to the executive director for a response.

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 four series and three subseries.
Administrative correspondence, 1972-1984, 1995-1996, 6.75 cubic ft.
  • Executive director's correspondence files, 1995-1996, 1 cubic ft.
  • Commissioner correspondence files, 1972-1977, 2 cubic ft.
  • Legislative correspondence files, 1972-1984, 3.75 cubic ft.
Executive orders, 1987-1999, 0.24 cubic ft.
Legislative bill analysis files, 1990-1995, 8 cubic ft.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing files, [ca. 1978], 0.25 cubic ft.

Restrictions

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 (V.T.C.A., 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). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including 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. This restriction applies to the series Administrative correspondence, Legislative correspondence files, which contain the home address and phone number of legislators.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. 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

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
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:
Correspondence--Texas--Parks--1972-1984, 1995-1996.
Bills (legislative records)--Texas--Parks--1991-1995.
Publications--Texas--Parks--1972-1984, 1995-1996.
Executive orders--Texas--Parks--1987-1999.
Reports--Texas--Parks--1991-1995.
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 Parks and Wildlife Department, Records, 1963-1995, 0.26 cubic ft. (microfilm of meeting files)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Minutes, 1967-1968, 1972-1979, 1983-1988, 1991, 17 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1989/037, 1996/019, 2001/068, 2002/158

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; and July 30, 2002.

Processing Information

Lisa Hendricks, November 1995

Laura K. Saegert, December 1988, August 2004


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Administrative correspondence, 1972-1984, 1995-1996,
6.75 cubic ft.

These files consist of incoming and outgoing letters, memos, deeds, maps, publications, and materials comprising records of the Executive Office of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), dating 1972-1984, 1995-1996. Files include administrative correspondence of the executive director (1995-1996), correspondence with TPWD commissioners (1972-1977), 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 three series.
Executive director's correspondence files, 1995-1996, 1 cubic ft.
Commissioner correspondence files, 1972-1977, 2 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 (V.T.C.A., 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). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including 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. This restriction applies to the series Legislative correspondence files.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Administrative correspondence, Records, Executive Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1989/037, 1996/019, 2002/158
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; and July 30, 2002.
Processed by
Lisa Hendricks, November 1995
Laura K. Saegert, December 1988, August 2004
Executive director's correspondence, 1995-1996,
1 cubic ft.
Records are incoming letters, outgoing replies, and memoranda, dating 1995-1996. These are the correspondence files of Andrew Samson, executive director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. All 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, 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
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 mailing coming in throughout the agency, not just to the Executive Office.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Executive director's correspondence, Administrative correspondence, Records, Executive Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 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
Commissioner correspondence files, 1972-1977,
2 cubic ft.
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. These are files of two former Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioners, Jack Stone and Bob Burleson. 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, then in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Commissioner correspondence, Administrative correspondence, Records, Executive Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 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
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, 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 Parks and Wildlife 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 to1984 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
Arranged 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.
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 (V.T.C.A., 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). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative correspondence files, Administrative correspondence, Records, Executive Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
U.S. Congressmen:
Box
1989/037-3 1972
1973
[1974]
1975
1976
1977
Governors:
Box
1989/037-3 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:
Box
1989/037-4 Steven C. Oaks, [January-December 1978]
Mark W. White, Jr., [September 1973-November 1977]
State legislators:
Box
1996/019 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 [no town listed]
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
Kothman, 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,
0.24 cubic ft.

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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Executive orders, Records, Executive Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 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.
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,
8 cubic ft.

This series consists of completed staff reports on legislative bills that have been passed and that directly affect the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD); proposals for recommended legislation that is prepared by TPWD; memos; fiscal notes; and copies of bill files (often several versions). Dates covered are 1990-1995. 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.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by legislative session (72nd, 73rd, 74th), 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, Records, Executive Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 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.
Processed by
Laura K. Saegert, August 2004
72nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1991
House bills, 1991:
Box
2001/068-2 House Concurrent Resolution 7 (HCR), House Joint Resolution (HJR) 104, House Bills (HB) 37, 43, 44, 50
HBs 53, 54, 69, 79
HB 150
[7 folders]
HBs 154, 175, 195, 199, 292, 214, 225, 233
HBs 263, 268, 281, 290, 347, 377, 391, 398, 407
HBs 409, 413, 426, 451
HBs 452, 456
HBs 478, 496, 504, 520
HBs 529, 530, 531
HBs 549, 553, 571, 582, 640, 676
HBs 683, 703, 725, 736, 799
HBs 806, 816, 820, 827
HBs 846, 847, 850
HBs 861, 894, 936, 944, 960
HBs 962, 1022, 1030, 1061
HBs 1135, 1181, 1188, 1192
HB 1207
[2 folders]
HBs 1214, 1257
HB 1298
HB 1345
HBs 1373, 1392, 1421, 1425
HBs 1444, 1448, 1459, 1463
HBs 1496, 1519, 1558, 1563, 1578
HBs 1581, 1621, 1630, 1648
HBs 1668, 1682, 1683, 1719, 1741
HBs 1743, 1744
HBs 1753, 1757, 1761, 1762
HBs 1763, 1768
HBs 1769, 1770
HB 1771
HBs 1772, 1773
HBs 1774, 1801
HB 1809
Box
2001/068-3 HBs 1814, 1816, 1822, 1839
HBs 1859, 1879
HB 1966
HB 1986
HBs 2009, 2057, 2065, 2102
HBs 2103, 2110, 2132, 2183
HBs 2195, 2214
HBs 2259, 2300, 2430
HB 2494
[4 folders]
HB 2556
Senate bills (SBs), 1991:
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2001/068-3 SBs 763, 773, 797
SBs 818, 825
SBs 828
SB 830
SBs 856, 861, 870, 883, 884, 923
SBs 935, 952
SB 977
SBs 980, 981
SB 992
SBs 1004, 1049
SB 1053
[2 folders]
SBs 1054, 1058, 1059
SB 1062
SB 1095
[2 folders]
SB 1099
[2 folders]
SB 1103
SBs 1106, 1117, 1127, 1189, 1193, 1197
SBs 1204, 1217, 1220, 1246
SBs 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
House bills:
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2001/068-3 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]
HBs 55, 111, 126
HBs 169, 203
HB 222
Senate bills:
Box
2001/068-4 SJR 4
SB 2
[10 folders]
Box
2001/068-5 SB 3
[6 folders]
SB 5
72nd Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 1991
House bills:
Box
2001/068-5 HB 39
[4 folders]
HB 93
[2 folders]
Senate bills:
Box
2001/068-5 SB 19
72nd Legislature, 4th Called Session, 1991
Box
2001/068-5 House bills, HCR 26, HR 50, HBs 4, 11, 15
Senate bills, SCR 3, SCR 4, 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
House bills, 1993:
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2001/068-5 HCR 24, HCR 148, HBs 4, 8
HBs 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25
HBs 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
HBs 42, 43, 46, 51, 53, 57, 58
HBs 60, 62, 66, 77, 79, 81, 82, 96
HBs 100, 101, 102, 105, 106, 107
HBs 112, 116, 122, 123, 130, 131, 135, 136, 137, 146, 148
HBs 150, 151, 154, 158, 159, 163, 166
HBs 167, 172, 178, 180
HBs 181, 186, 191, 197, 202, 206, 207, 211, 212, 214
HBs 215, 216, 219, 225, 227, 228
HBs 234, 236, 237, 249, 250, 254, 258, 261, 263, 265, 268, 269
HBs 270, 271, 277, 286, 288
HBs 289, 290, 291, 292, 294, 296, 299, 205, 206, 208, 313
HBs 316, 320, 327, 328, 336, 337, 343, 346
HBs 350, 354, 356, 368, 377, 379, 382
HBs 383, 385, 386, 389, 390, 393, 395
HBs 396, 419
HBs 444, 445
HBs 454, 454, 457, 459, 461, 470, 472, 473, 476, 485, 489, 490
HBs 504, 505, 507, 511, 512, 520, 521, 531, 536
HBs 538, 541, 549, 564
HB 578
[3 folders]
HBs 580, 589, 592, 594, 595, 599, 602, 605, 607
HB 608
[2 folders]
HBs 613, 614, 615, 631, 632, 636, 642
HBs 651, 656, 658, 659
HB 662
[2 folders]
HBs 667, 685, 686, 694, 697, 698
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2001/068-6 HB 706
[5 folders]
HBs 707, 712, 714, 716
HBs 725, 727, 730, 734, 736, 750, 754, 755, 760, 761, 766, 770, 773
HBs 778, 782, 783, 784, 789, 799, 801, 802, 807, 808
HBs 809, 814, 816, 819, 820
HBs 821, 825, 828, 829, 832, 843
HB 852
[3 folders]
HBs 853, 860, 862
HB 866
HBs 869, 877, 880, 888, 890, 892, 893, 894, 896, 897, 900
HB 903
HBs 907, 911, 912, 913, 919, 928, 932, 935, 939, 942
HBs 950, 951, 954, 964, 967, 970, 971, 972, 973, 977, 980, 983, 984, 996
HBs 997, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008
HBs 1009, 1010, 1014, 1027, 1032, 1035, 1038, 1043
HBs 1053, 1054, 1061, 1070, 1071, 1073, 1078, 1086, 1087, 1092, 1093, 1099
HBs 1110, 1120, 1121, 1124, 1141, 1142, 1146
HBs 1147, 1179, 1186, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196
HBs 1201, 1202, 1203, 1214, 1223, 1227
HBs 1228, 1230, 1231
HB 1234
HB 1235
[2 folders]
HBs 1244, 1253
HBs 1257, 1260, 1262, 1264
HB 1266
[2 folders]
HBs 1267, 1269
HBs 1305, 1306, 1307, 1308, 1312, 1313, 1314, 1316, 1321, 1322, 1323
HBs 1328, 1329, 1337, 1340, 1342
HBs 1348, 1349, 1360, 1364, 1375, 1378, 1382, 1391, 1393, 1400, 1402, 1406, 1407, 1409, 1413, 1415
HB 1417
[2 folders]
HBs 1430, 1432, 1437, 1442, 1453, 1454
HB 1455
HBs 1459, 1460, 1463, 1465, 1466, 1468
HBs 1471, 1474, 1475, 1482, 1486, 1489, 1490, 1492
HB 1494
HBs 1495, 1496, 1512, 1522, 1530, 1531, 1536, 1542, 1546, 1549, 1550
HBs 1556, 1557, 1559, 1563, 1572, 1578
HBs 1594, 1602, 1606, 1609, 1612, 1616, 1619
HB 1635
HB 1636, 1640, 1642
HBs 1643, 1644
HBs 1648, 1650, 1658
Box
2001/068-7 HB 1659
[3 folders]
HBs 1663, 1667, 1669
HB 1704
[2 folders]
HBs 1706, 1708, 1710, 1712, 1719, 1720, 1721, 1722, 1725, 1737, 1738, 1744, 1749
HB 1770
HB 1776
HBs 1815, 1818, 1819, 1826, 1844, 1855, 1859
HBs 1863, 1868, 1873
HBs 1877, 1879, 1880, 1885, 1886, 1891
HBs 1902, 1905, 1908, 1913
HBs 1914, 1920
HBs 1930, 1931, 1938
HB 1945
[2 folders]
HBs 1950, 1951
HB 1970
[2 folders]
HB 2106
HBs 2024, 2026, 2028
HB 2035
HBs 2037, 2043, 2044
HB 2052
HBs 2115, 2199
HBs 2209, 2223
Senate bills, 1993:
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2001/068-7 SB 81
SB 97
SBs 121, 145
SB 146
SB 179
[3 folders]
SBs 256, 269, 274
SB 301
[2 folders]
SBs 324, 366
SB 383
SB 440
[2 folders]
SB 441
[2 folders]
SBs 469, 473, 504
SB 521
SB 556
[3 folders]
SBs 586, 587
SB 664
SB 773
SB 901
[2 folders]
Box
2001/068-8 SB 964
SBs 970, 971
SB 1030
SB 1049
[3 folders]
SB 1058
SB 1067
[4 folders]
SBs 1072, 1073
SB 1074
SB 1075
SB 1132
SB 1181
[3 folders]
SB 1477
74th Legislature, 1995
House bills, 1995:
Box
2001/068-8 HJR 72
HB 1
[9 folders]
HBs 44, 93, 94
HB 129
HBs 383, 384
HB 632
HB 670
HBs 721, 736
HBs 750, 752, 895
HBs 1027, 1086
HB 1089
[2 folders]
Box
2001/068-9 HBs 1219, 1358
HBs 1359, 1384
HB 1785
HB 1823
HB 1956
HB 1964
HB 2012
HB 2085
HB 2133
[2 folders]
HB 2182
HB 2216
[3 folders]
HBs 2365, 2508
HB 3050
HB 3075
Senate bills, 1995:
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2001/068-9 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
SBs 410, 646, 733
SB 750
SB 814
SB 988
SB 1135
SB 1217
SB 1231
[2 folders]
SB 1337
Miscellaneous:
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2001/068-9 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
Proposed legislation, 1992-1995
[These are memos regarding legislative issues of the TPWD and drafts of proposed legislation, most concerning the 74th Legislative session.]
Proposed legislation for the 74th Legislative session:
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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, [ca. 1978],
0.25 cubic ft.

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 ca. 1978. These materials concern an EEOC suit filed against the State of Texas and several state agencies, including the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, by the federal government. The date of the complaint is not given, probably late 1977 - early 1978. A civil action agreement with Parks and Wildlife was signed and filed December 21, 1978.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearing files, Records, Executive Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 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.
Box
1989/037-5 EEOC hearing files, ca. 1978