Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George W. Bush:

An Inventory of Governor George W. Bush General Counsel Legal Opinions and Advice Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 1892, 1918, 1921, 1925, 1932, 1942-1944, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1963, 1965, 1968-1969, 1972-2000, bulk 1995-2000



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)
Title: Governor George W. Bush General Counsel legal opinions and advice
Dates: 1892, 1918, 1921, 1925, 1932, 1942-1944, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1963, 1965, 1968-1969, 1972-2000
Dates: bulk 1995-2000
Abstract: The Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Office of the Governor was responsible for providing legal advice to Governor George W. Bush. This series of legal opinions and advice consists of correspondence and memoranda maintained by the Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Office of the Governor during the terms of George W. Bush, dating 1892, 1918, 1921, 1925, 1932, 1942-1944, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1963, 1965, 1968-1969, 1972-2000, the bulk dating 1995-2000. The majority of the items are memoranda from the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel to the Governor, his executive assistants, including Joe Allbaugh, or staff in other divisions of the office, such as Grants, Office of the First Lady, etc.
Quantity: 14 cubic ft.
Location: The records are located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository:

Agency History

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation, and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons, upon the recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the Senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held, and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.

The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 401. To be elected governor, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding the election. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975. Since 1856 the governor has had the use of the Governor's Mansion.

In 1999 there were 198 full time equivalent employees in the Office of the Governor. Thirteen divisions outside of the Executive Office assist the governor in carrying out his functions: Administration, Appointments, Budget & Planning, Communications, General Counsel, Legislative, Policy, Scheduling, Criminal Justice Division, Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, Office of Film, Music, Television and Multimedia Industries, Women's Commission, and Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness.

The General Counsel position within the Texas Office of the Governor was created in October 1973 when the Executive Director of the Governor's Criminal Justice Division appointed an individual as General Counsel, to assist him in providing statute interpretations and in other matters relating to policies and procedures. Today the Office of the General Counsel is a separate division in the Governor's Office. During the Bush Administration, Alberto Gonzales served as General Counsel, succeeded in 1998 by Margaret Wilson.

Duties of the General Counsel include providing statute interpretations; tracking inmates on death row as their cases move through the judicial process including all appeals to the governor for commutations or stays of execution; handling pardon requests sent to the governor; reviewing proposed settlements, land patents, grant requests, contracts, easements, and deeds for the governor; analyzing proposed legislation and regulations for validity and legal effect; assisting appointments staff in determining eligibility and other legal issues related to proposed appointments; handling extradition and requisition matters; coordinating ethics guidelines and training for the governor's office; advising the governor on federal programs administered by the state; coordinating the governor's criminal justice policy with the governor's Policy Director; and providing legal advice and handling litigation filed against the governor or the Governor's Office, in conjunction with actions of the Attorney General on the governor's behalf.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 9th and 10th eds., (1996 and 1999); the contents of the records; and versions of the Governor's Office web site during Governor Bush's term available on the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on March 3, 2009.)


George W. Bush Biographical Sketch

George W. Bush served as governor of Texas from January 17, 1995 to December 21, 2000, resigning as governor in the middle of his second term to become president of the United States.

He challenged the incumbent governor, Democrat Ann Richards, running on promises to improve public education and to reform the juvenile justice system, welfare, and the state's tort laws -- the system under which an injured person may sue for damages. During the 74th Legislature in 1995, he worked with the Democrats who controlled both houses of the Texas legislature and managed to get bills passed that dealt with the four issues he had emphasized in his campaign. Bush was seen as pro-business and a consensus-builder.

Bush advocated and signed the two largest tax cuts to date in Texas history, totaling over $3 billion. To pay for the cuts, he sought (unsuccessfully) federal approval of a plan to privatize Texas' social services. Education reform was a priority throughout his terms, with legislation emphasizing local control of schools, higher standards, and a revised curriculum. Controversy has followed, with charter schools mired in financial scandals and protests against one test determining a child's promotion. After winning reelection in 1998, Bush began his bid for the presidency and was not as involved in the 76th Legislature in 1999.

George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He graduated from Andover Academy, and received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a master's from Harvard Business School. He served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. In 1978, Bush was defeated in a run for the U.S. Congress in West Texas. He was involved in energy exploration from the 1970s into the 1980s. From 1989 until his election as governor, Bush worked with the Texas Rangers baseball organization, leading a group of partners in purchasing the team, and then serving as managing general partner. He married Laura Welch in 1977; they have two daughters.

(Sources include: Versions of the Governor's Office web site during Governor Bush's term available on the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on March 3, 2009.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Office of the Governor was responsible for providing legal advice to Governor George W. Bush. This series of legal opinions and advice consists of correspondence and memoranda of the Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Office of the Governor during the terms of George W. Bush, dating 1892, 1918, 1921, 1925, 1932, 1942-1944, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1963, 1965, 1968-1969, 1972-2000, the bulk dating 1995-2000. The majority of the items are memoranda from the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel to the Governor, his executive assistants, including Joe Allbaugh, or staff in other divisions of the office, such as Grants, Office of the First Lady, etc. There are also memos between Deputy General Counsels and/or Assistant General Counsels and the General Counsel. The General Counsel during this period was Alberto (Al) Gonzales, succeeded by Margaret Wilson. Other staff names appearing frequently in these records include Deputy General Counsels Pete Wassdorf and Stuart Bowen, and Assistant General Counsel Donna G. Davidson. The memos contain analysis, opinions or advice on a variety of issues handled by the governor's office, including executions, appointments, policy matters, settlements, contracts, grants, deeds, easements, litigation, bond issuance, ethics, legislation, child support, gambling, intern research, cession of state land to the federal government and retrocession of such land back to the state, certification of local workforce development boards, functions attended by the first lady, and education, including school education vouchers and an investigation of the state's higher education system by the U.S. Office of Civil Rights.

Some memos have attachments, including correspondence (usually with state or other governmental bodies), copies of laws and statutes, printouts of the results of on-line legal research, legal documents (largely deeds, easements, land patents, and some contracts), bonds, certifications, and resolutions.

Some memos to the governor require his approval or denial and his signature, such as those concerning settlements, deeds, grants, and the certification of local workforce development boards. The vast majority of the grants memos concern grants handled by the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor's Office. See also the series of Grants Team files in the records of the Governor's Budget and Planning office. Memos with more detail on settlement offers as well as supporting documentation can be found in the series Settlements, in the General Counsel files.

Of special note are the execution summaries prepared by the general counsel for the governor to review. The summaries are found in two series. The ones in the Legal opinions and advice (LOA) files are mostly the originals, with a space for the governor to note his executive clemency decision - deny or grant - and with his signature. Some originals are present in the Execution case files, though most are copies.

The Legal opinions and advice files were housed generally in large wallets that were broken into smaller files during processing. The titles of the wallets are retained as group headers. Folder titles and dates in the inventory listed under each header were added by processing archivists. Notes are present in the folder inventory for most groups of files in this series that provide additional information about the subjects, records types, and other highlights of files in the groups.


 

Arrangement of the Records

The overall filing arrangement used by the General Counsel's Office has been maintained. The records are filed alphabetically, either by type of advice (settlement, grant, contract, execution summary, etc.), division of the governor's office (Administration, Appointments, Execution summaries, Grants, Policy etc.), or in a few cases, by agency name. Within each group, the files may be further divided by topic or name (for example, Execution summaries are filed alphabetically). Because the filing arrangement contains duplicative topics in a few cases, patrons should check all cross referenced areas when doing research in these files. Files of records containing legislative session materials are filed by session number, at the beginning of the topical sequence. Two boxes of ethics working files are filed at the end of the topical arrangement and were left in the order received.
Materials within the folders are generally in chronological order by the date of the memoranda or letters. Some chronological reordering was done when the materials (or sections thereof) were in no apparent order. Some of the memos have earlier documents attached. In these cases, the complete date range of the folder is given in brackets following the dates on the memoranda or letters. In two groups the files are in alphabetical order within the folders, Appointments (by name of governmental body) and Settlements (by name of claimant).

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 address and phone numbers of government employees or officials, social security numbers, and personal family information (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); driver's license numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.130); addresses of law enforcement officers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.1175); email addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.137); names of juvenile offenders (Texas Family Code, Section 58.005); names of victims of sexual assaults (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101); and information about inmates incarcerated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice received from the Board of Pardons and Paroles (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101 (information confidential by law, Texas Government Code, Section 508.313)), 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 (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) 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

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Gonzales, Alberto R.
Wilson, Margaret A.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor. Office of the General Counsel.
Subjects:
Bonds--Texas.
Child support--Texas.
Criminal justice, Administration of--Texas.
Executions and executioners--Texas.
Legal research--Texas.
Education and state--Texas.
Government litigation--Texas.
Land titles--Registration and transfer--Texas.
Gambling--Texas.
Gambling on Indian reservations--Texas.
Torts--Texas.
Government liability--Texas.
Capital punishment--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-2000.
Deeds--Texas--Land titles--bulk 1995-2000.
Memorandums--Texas--Government liability--bulk 1995-2000.
Memorandums--Texas--Capital punishment--bulk 1995-2000.
Contracts--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-2000.
Bonds--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-2000.
Functions:
Advising Texas governors.

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 Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, Records, 1969-1980, 37 cubic ft.
Texas Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, Records, 1973-1990, bulk 1987-1990, 28 cubic ft.
Texas Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, Records, 1977?, 1983, 1986-1995, bulk 1991-1995, 97 cubic ft.
Texas A&M University, Sterling C. Evans Library
Official State Papers of Texas Governor William P. Clements, Jr., General Counsel's Office records, 1987-1991, 57.5 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Governor George W. Bush General Counsel legal opinions and advice. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2002/151

In December 2000, Governor George W. Bush designated the George Bush Presidential Library as the repository for the records from his tenure as Governor of Texas, under authority of Texas Government Code, Section 441.201. Shortly after he left office, the records were shipped to the Bush Library in College Station, Texas. Texas Attorney General John Cornyn ruled the records are state records subject to the Texas Public Information Act and the management of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission even after transfer to a federal facility (Opinion No. JC-0498, May 3, 2002). In July 2002 the records were transferred from the Bush Library to the Texas State Archives in Austin for preparation for research use. In June 2003, a memorandum of understanding signed by representatives of the National Archives and Records Administration, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and George W. Bush replaced a January 2002 interim memorandum of understanding. The records were moved to the George W. Bush Presidential Library in February 2013.

Processing Information

Laura K. Saegert, December 2002

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO, July 2003

Series recreated as a stand-alone finding aid to comply with TARO file size restrictions by Tonia J. Wood, January 2004

Finding aid updated and made DACS compliant by Tonia J. Wood, April 2013


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Governor George W. Bush General Counsel legal opinions and advice, 1892, 1918, 1921, 1925, 1932, 1942-1944, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1963, 1965, 1968-1969, 1972-2000, bulk 1995-2000,
14 cubic ft.

74th Legislative session
[These are policy memos and advice concerning bills or issues during the 74th Legislative Session, held January-May 1995. Issues covered include Supreme Court rulemaking authority, branch banking, prison construction, tax bill changes, dual office holding and separation of power, etc.]
Box
2002/151-6 February-April 1995
April-August 1995
May-December 1995
75th Legislative session
[These are policy memos and advice concerning bills or issues during the 75th Legislative Session, held January-May 1997. Issues covered include stalking laws, term limits of office holders, conservation and reclamation districts, public school finance, fraudulent court records, creating new judicial districts, Medicaid fraud, the Edwards Aquifer, sex offender registration, disposition of Governor's records, abolishment of the Rio Grande Valley Pollution Control Authority, term limits for mayors, appointment of branch pilots, intoxication while operating a motor vehicle, graffiti prevention, etc.]
Box
2002/151-6 January-March 1996
April-November 1996
December 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses and/or phone numbers of government employees.]
December 1996-January 1997
January 1997
January 1997 [January, June 1997]
January 1997
February 1997 [February, June 1997]
February-March 1997 [June 1996, February-March 1997]
March-May 1997
June 1997
76th Legislative session
[These are policy memos and advice concerning bills or issues during the 74th Legislative Session, held January-May 1999. Issues covered include gambling, court appointments, the Red River Boundary Compact, sunset legislation for the Texas Commission on Human Rights, etc.]
Box
2002/151-6 Committee appointments, 1999
October 1998-January 1999 [April, October 1998-January 1999]
January-February 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses and/or phone numbers of government employees.]
May 1999
Administrative
[These are policy memos and directives from the General Counsel's office, the Director of Administration, or other Governor's office staff concerning policies and procedures of the Governor's Office and/or the General Counsel's Office, such as restricted access in buildings, updates to manuals, resignations, transfer of Governor Bush's records to the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, political activity, payment for past use of outside legal counsel, and various personnel issues.]
Box
2002/151-6 February-August 1995
October 1995-January 1996
April-December 1996
December 1996-August 1997 [August 1968, March 1981, December 1996-August 1997]
November 1997-September 1998 [January 1996, September 1997-September 1998]
November 1998-February 1999 [July 1998-February 1999]
Agencies
[These are policy memos and advice concerning issues about specific state agencies, either requested by the agency or requested by other entities. Questions may concern legislation, laws, rules, lawsuits, and other issues.]
Box
2002/151-6 Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Commission on, 1995-1997
Coastal Coordinating Council, 1995
Commerce, Department of, 1995 [1990-1995]
Commerce, Department of, 1995-1996 [1990-1995]
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers.]
Comptroller, 1996-1997
Education, Department of, 1996
Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, 1996
Historical Commission, 1995
Human Services, Department of, 1998
Lottery Commission, 1998
Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Board of, 1997
Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas, 1995-1996
Other state agencies, 1995-1996
Other state agencies, 1998-2000
Preservation Board, 1995-1996
Public Safety, Department of, 1995-1996
Public Safety, Department of, 1998
Appointments
[Appointment memos review whether an appointee is eligible to be appointed to the board/commission in question, or the legality of a specific situation, usually without naming the proposed appointee. Most memos fall in the latter category. The appointment files are arranged in two groups: State agencies, board, commissions and regional authorities; and Other appointments. Within each group the records are filed alphabetically by name of the governmental body.]
State agencies, boards, commissions and regional authorities
Box
2002/151-6 Ad-Ai, 1995
Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Commission on, 1996-1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses and/or phone numbers of government employees.]
An-Ar, 1995-1998
Ba-Bl, 1995, 1998
Co-Cr, 1995-1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses of law enforcement officials.]
Criminal Justice, 1995, 1997-1998
De, 1995-1996
Drug Advisory Board, 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses and/or phone numbers of government employees.]
Education, State Board of, 1998
Ev, 1995
Fi-G, 1995, 1997-1998
He-Hi, 1995-1997
I-J, 1995, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses and/or phone numbers of government employees.]
L, 1993, 1995, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses and/or phone numbers of government employees.]
Ma, 1997 [October 1996-January 1997]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses and/or phone numbers of government employees.]
Medical Examiners, State Board of, 1995, 1998
Mo-O, 1995-1996, 1998 [August 1994, 1995-1996, 1998]
Pardons and Paroles, Board of, 1995
Pe-Po, 1995-1997
Protective and Regulatory Services, Department of, 1995
Public Accountancy, Board of, 1995
Pu-Sa, 1995-1998
Se-Su, 1995-1998
Te, 1995
Tr-U, 1995, 1997
V, 1995, 1998
Wo, 1995, 1997
Other appointments
Box
2002/151-6 Branch pilots, 1995-1997
District attorney, 1995
District court appointments, 1995-1996, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses and/or phone numbers of government employees.]
Federal judges, 1996
Judicial appointments, 1995
State party chairmen, 1997
University boards of regents, 1995, 1997
Virginia Waste Management Board, 1998
Appointment questions, not for specific agencies, 1995-1996, 1998
Attorney General
[There is additional child support material in the group Legal opinions and advice, Child support. Memos and policies from the Attorney General concerning the hiring of outside legal counsel are in the group Legal opinions and advice, Contracts. For more Attorney General/child support files see the series Executive Assistant's Office subject files (under Attorney General and Child support).]
Box
2002/151-6 1995, 1997
Child support, 1995-1999
Board of Pardons and Paroles
[Executive clemency issues are discussed in some memos.]
Box
2002/151-6 January 1995-January 1996
January-March 1996
May-October 1996
January 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: information gathered by the Board of Pardons and Paroles for the governor.]
February 1997-November 1998
October-December 2000
Bonds
[These are memos about various types of bonds, often cover memos accompanied by bonds, such as peace officer bonds, veterans housing assistance or veterans land bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes, public employee dishonesty bond and faithful performance bonds, and water development bonds. Additional veterans bond files are in the group Legal opinions and advice, Revenue bonds.]
Box
2002/151-6 Bond opinions, 1996
Miscellaneous:
1994
1994-1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers.]
1996
1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers.]
1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers.]
Peace officers bonds:
1994-1995
1996, 1999
1995
[3 folders]
Public Employee Dishonesty Bond and Faithful Performance Bond, 1997-1999
Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, bond issuance, 1995-1996
Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, bond issuance, 1996
Box
2002/151-7 Veterans Housing Assistance Bonds, 1996
Veterans Housing Assistance Bonds, 1997
Veterans Land Bonds, 1995-1996, 2000
Water Development Bonds, 1995-1996
Water Development Bonds, 1997
Budget/audit
Box
2002/151-7 1995-1996
1997-1999
Consular matters
Box
2002/151-7 1997-1998
Child support
[A number of memos and letters in this groups concern private child support collection agencies, notably the firm Child Support Enforcement. Other memos discuss child support collection and enforcement issues, pending legislation, and the Child Support Study Working Group. There is also a folder of child support materials in the group Legal opinions and advice, Attorney General; additional files are in the series Executive Assistant's Office subject files (under Attorney General and Child support).]
Box
2002/151-7 October 1996, January-February 1998
March-April 1998
April 1998
May 1998
June-August 1998
August-September 1998
September 1998 [August-September 1998]
October 1998-January 1999
Contracts
[This group contains memos and policy analysis of the General Counsel's Office on contract issues and contract policies . Memos also discuss specific contracts, sometimes serving as cover letters for the actual contracts or copies of the contracts. Types of contracts present include the use of facilities (hotel facilities, convention centers, etc.) for events, preparation of the Governor's cost allocation plan, grant allocation for the Criminal Justice Division, training services, and the hiring of outside legal counsel for litigation (including the hiring of counsel for the Branch Davidians lawsuit against Governor Ann Richards). There are also memos and policies from the Attorney General's Office largely concerning the hiring of outside legal counsel. These files are arranged in two groups: Governor's Office, Other agencies.]
Governor's Office
Box
2002/151-7 Administrative:
1995-1996
1997
1998
Budget:
1996
January 1997-January 1998
March 1998
July-April 1998
May 1998
July-December 1998
Criminal Justice Division:
July-August 1996
September 1996-February 1997
April 1997-January 1998
March-April 1998 [November 1996, December 1997-April 1998]
[three folders]
[Folder three contains possibly excepted information: home addresses and/or phone numbers of government employees and email addresses of constituents.]
August-November 1998
January 1999-January 2000
Executive, 1995-1996
Human Resources, 1997
Outside counsel, 1995-1998
[Additional outside counsel files are in the group of files, Legal opinions and advice, Administrative.]
Press, 1999
Procedures, 1998
Committee on People with Disabilities, 1996
Texas Film Commission, 1997
Texas Film Commission, 1998
Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness:
1994
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers.]
1995-1996
1996-1997
1999
Women's Commission:
[Additional files are in the group Legal opinions and advice, Ethics working files.]
August 1998
[3 folders]
August 1998
August-September 1998
Other agencies
State Energy Conservation Office, 1995
State Energy Conservation Office, 1996
Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board, 1998
Texas Workforce Commission, 1997, 1999
U.S. Department of Energy, 1995
U.S. Department of the Interior, 1995
Other agencies:
ca. 1994
1995
May-November 1995
1996
1997-2000
[unsigned], ca. 1995-ca. 1999
Criminal Justice Division
[There are memos and policy discussions on issues such as the Crime Stoppers Program; drug prevention, substance abuse among youth, narcotics control and other drug issues; auto theft prevention; sex offender registration; and weapons transfers. A memo with attached statutes on the status of the Crime Stoppers Advisory Council is in the group Legal opinions and advice, Governors Divisions, Criminal Justice Division. Memos with the governor's decision on grants awarded by the Criminal Justice Division are in the group of files Legal opinions and advice, Grants.]
Box
2002/151-7 February-April 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses and/or phone numbers of government employees.]
May-August 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers and driver's license numbers.]
October 1995-October 1996
November 1996-August 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers and driver's license numbers.]
October 1997 [June, October 1997]
November-December 1997
January-June 1998
July 1998 [November 1997; May, July 1998]
July-December 1998
April-May 2000
December 2000
Edwards Underground Water District, 1993-1995
Grant awards, April-August 1999
Hope for Children Foundation, April-June 2000
[2 folders]
Criminal Justice, Texas Department of
Box
2002/151-7 1995
1996, 1999 [1995-1996, 1999]
Deeds
[These are cover memos and policy analysis of deeds for the governor to sign; most memos/analyses are from the Deputy General Counsel to the Governor or his staff. The cover memos note briefly what the deed is for and are accompanied by a copy of the deed. Some memos have a space for the governor to check approve or deny and for his signature. The majority of the records are cover memos accompanied by deeds. The policy analyses discuss issues or concerns of a pending deed and advise on questions asked. Types of deeds present include quitclaim deeds (deeds primarily granting easements or right-of-way access along roadways to the Texas Department of Transportation), General Land Office patents, deeds re: exchanges of land between the state and the federal government or private land owners, a mineral/land trade deed, and sales of land from the defunct Superconducting Supercollider project area. Most of the memos concerning land office patents are filed in the group Legal opinions and advice, Land patents.]
Box
2002/151-8 January-April 1995
Correction deed, Fort Bend County, June-July, December 1995 [October 1987; April 1990; June-July, December 1997]
June-July, December 1995
January 1996-September 1997
Real property evaluation reports:
Memo, October 1997
Texas Department of Public Safety, September 1997
General Services Commission, September 1997
The Alamo, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Finance Commission, French Legation, State Board of Professional Engineers, September 1997
November-December 1997
Fort Bend County, February 1998
March 1998
March-June 1998
July-October 1998
General Land Office patents, October-November 1998
General Land Office patents, January-February 1999
November 1998
Mineral/land trade, May 1999 [1994-1998, April-May 1999]
[4 folders]
May-July 1999
State Agency Property Recommended Transactions, Report to the Governor, September 1999
September 1999-August 2000 [January 1996, June 1999-August 2000]
Quitclaim deeds:
March-September 1995
November 2, 1995 [April-November 1995]
[3 folders]
November 1995
November-December 1995
January 4, 1996 [November 1995-January 1996]
January-February 1996
February 28, 1996 [December 1995-January 1996]
March-April 1996
March-April 1996
May-June 1996
June-July 1996
July 1996
August-October 1996
October-November 1996
December 1996
January-February 1997
March-July 1997
July-August 1997
October-December 1997
December 1997-February 1998
April-June 1998
July 1998
September 1998
September-October 1998
November 1998-February 1999
February-March 1999
March-April 1999
May-September 1999
January-April 2000
June-December 2000
Texas National Research Laboratory Commission [Superconducting Supercollider]:
Land sales:
December 1996, April 1997
September 1997
October 1997
March-September 1998
November-December 1998
February 1999
March 1999-July 2000
August-December 2000
Quitclaim deeds, 2000
Easements
[These are memos accompanied by copies of easements that grant or release an easement, usually for pipelines, water or sewer lines, utility lines, and ingress and egress. Most of the easements are from 1995 and concern easements between the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and cities and towns where prison facilities are located. The files are ordered by date of the memos attached to the easements. Often multiple easements were issued on the same day or within the same month. The files are further ordered by county when there were multiple documents with the same date. The dates in brackets are the dates covered by all the documents in the file, not just the date of the memorandum or easement. Also present is an easement along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (in the folder dated April 27-28, 1995). A few releases of easements are filed in the group Legal opinions and advice, Deeds, in the quitclaim deeds files.]
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2002/151-9 January 1995:
Anderson County, Brazos County, [January-March 1995]
Dallas County, [January-April 1995]
Hale County, [January-April 1995]
Hidalgo County, Wichita County, [September 1994-April 1995]
March 6, 1995 [January-March 1995]
March 22, 1995 [July 1994, March-April 1995]
March 23, 1995:
Brazos County, Grimes County, [March-April 1995]
Hartley County, Pecos County, [July 1993, March-April 1995]
March 24, 1995:
Jasper County, [March-April 1995]
[2 folders]
Willacy County, [August 1994, March-April 1995]
March 27, 1995:
Freestone County, Gray County, [March-April 1995]
Harris County, [November 1994, March-April 1995]
April 20-21, 1995 [March-April 1995]
April 21, 1995:
El Paso County, [April-May 1995]
Karnes County, [March 1993, April-May 1995]
April 27-28, 1995 [December 1991, June 1992, April 1995]
May 1995 [March-May 1995]
June 27, 1995:
Brazos County, [April-June 1995]
Williamson County, [February, June 1995]
August 2, 1995:
Karnes County, [December 1993, August 1995]
Karnes County, [December 1993, April 1994, August 1995]
August-September 1995 [December 1994-September 1995]
October 1995 [June, October 1995]
October-November 1995 [February 1994, February-November 1995]
January-July 1997
October-November 1997 [September-November 1997]
1998
1999
Emergency management
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2002/151-9 1996-1998
Ethics
[These are policy memos and analyses covering a variety of ethics questions from the General Counsel's office or other Governor's office staff. Some concern specific situations, others are general memos on ethics policies. Issues covered include the acceptance of gifts, donations and grants; state travel; outside employment by governor's staff members; ethics violations; ethics training; participation in an annual Ethics Conference; political activities; and board appointments. The files are arranged chronologically with a group of files concerning candidate/officer holder reports filed at the end of this group. The dates in brackets are the dates covered by all the documents in the file, not just the date of the memorandum. Two boxes of ethics working files are filed at the end of the topical Legal opinions and advice (LOA) records. Additional policy analyses or opinions concerning board appointments can be found in the group Legal opinions and advice, Appointments.]
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2002/151-9 January-February 1995
February-March 1995
April 1995 [March-April 1995]
May-July 1995 [April-July 1995]
July-August 1995 [January, July-August 1995]
July-August 1995 [June-August 1995]
August 1995 [June-August 1995]
September-October 1995
October-November 1995
November 1995
December 1995-January 1996 [August, December 1995-January 1996]
February-March 1996 [January-March 1996]
March-April 1996 [February-April 1996]
April 1996 [December 1995, March-April 1996]
April-July 1996
July-October 1996
October-December 1996
December 1996-January 1997 [June-July, December 1996-January 1997]
March-May 1997
May-August 1997 [October 1994; January, May-August 1997
August 1997
September 1997
October 1997-January 1998 [July 1996; June, October 1997-January 1998]
March-April 1998 [September 1997, March-April 1998]
April 1998 [March-April 1998]
May-June 1998 [April-June 1998]
July-September 1998 [June-September 1998]
August-December 1998, May 1999
Candidate/office holder reports, memos and forms:
1995-1996
January 1997
July 1997
1998
Execution summaries
[An execution summary is a memo the General Counsel prepares for the Governor's review of a pending execution. Most are from the General Counsel to the Governor, some are from the Assistant General Counsel to the Governor through the General Counsel. An execution summary usually provides a summary of facts of the crime, personal and family history, brief discussion of prior offenses, a summary of the court proceedings, and the general counsel's conclusion as to anticipated delays and possible court intervention. For most summaries there is space for the governor to deny or grant, and his signature. A few summaries do not have the signature section. Most the summaries in these Legal opinions and advice files are signed by Governor Bush. The execution summaries in the series Execution case files, are usually unsigned copies.]
[Within the Legal opinions and advice files are often two versions of an inmate's summary. Generally one is signed, the other is either an unsigned copy or is slightly altered from the signed summary. Changes could be as simple as different margins used in printing each copy, or the signed summary may contain slightly more detail than the unsigned copy. They almost always have the same date. In most cases, one summary will be the signed copy, the other will be stamped (or added by hand) "Copy, original not found." Also present, in a few cases, are a memorandum providing facts about the case and criminal history information. Both were possibly used to prepare the execution summary. The criminal history memos are accompanied by execution summaries in all instances. Occasionally an update to the execution summary is present, usually containing information about court action pending or undertaken. In a few cases, execution summaries are present for the same inmate for different months or years, the earlier execution date being suspended due to court action.]
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2002/151-9 Adanandus, Dwight David, October 1, 1997
Amos, Bernard Eugene, December 1, 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: private information about an individual.]
Allridge, Ronald Keith, June 7, 1995
[two summaries]
Atworth, Robert Ronald, December 6, 1999
Baldree, Earnest Orville, April 29, 1997
[two summaries]
Banda, Esquel, December 11, 1995
[two summaries]
Banks, Delma, Jr., March 6, 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: private information about an individual.]
Barber, Danny Lee, December 8, 1998 and February 10, 1999
[two summaries]
Barefield, John Kennedy, March 11, 1997
[two summaries]
Beathard, James Lee, December 9, 1999
[execution summary and a memorandum]
Barnes, Odell, Jr., January 14, 2000
[summary and a memorandum]
Barnes, Willis Jay, September 10, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: identity of a juvenile rape victim.]
Beets, Betty Lou, February 24, 2000
Behringer, Earl Russell, June 11, 1997
[two summaries]
Belyeu, Clifton Eugene, May 16, 1997
Bey, Dorsie Lee Johnson, June 4, 1997
Blackmon, Ricky Don, July 20, 1999
Boggess, Clifford Holt, June 11, 1998
Boyd, Charles Anthony, July 20, 1999
Boyle, Benjamin Herbert, April 18, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: private information about an individual.]
[two summaries]
Briddle, James Michael, December 11, 1995
[two summaries]
Brimage, Richard Lewis, Jr., February 10, 1997
[two summaries]
Burks, John Albert, June 7, 2000
Caldwell, Jeffery Henri, August 18, 2000 and August 28, 2000
[original summary and update to summary]
Callins, Bruce Edwin, May 21, 1997
Camacho, Genaro Ruiz, August 25, 1998
Cannon, Joseph John, April 21, 1998
Cantu, Andrew, February 16, 1999
Cantu, Domingo, Jr., October 25, 1999
Carter, Robert Anthony, May 18, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: names and other identifying information about recipients of social services.]
[two summaries]
Carter, Robert Earl, May 15, 2000
Castillo, David, September 23, 1998
[two summaries and a memorandum]
Clayton, James Edward, May 15, 2000 and May 24, 2000
[original summary and update to summary]
Cockrum, John, September 30, 1997
[two summaries]
Coleman, Clydell, May 5, 1999
Cordova, George, February 10, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: name of a sexual assault victim]
Corwin, Daniel Lee, December 7, 1998
Crane, Alvin Wayne, October 12, 1999
Cruz, Javier, September 30, 1998
Cruz, Oliver David, August 7, 2000
Davis, James Carl Lee, September 9, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: names and other identifying information about recipients of social services.]
Davis, William Prince, September 14, 1999
De la Cruz, Jose Elizio, May 4, 1999
Dillingham, Jeffrey, October 20, 2000 and October 23, 2000
[original summary and a memo]
Drinkard, Richard Gerry, May 19, 1997
[two summaries]
Dunn, Kenneth Dwayne, August 10, 1999
Earhart, James Otto, August 10, 1990
Emery, Jeffery John, August 2, 1995 and December 8, 1998
[two summaries]
Farris, Troy Dale, January 13, 1999
[original summary and a memorandum]
Faulder, Joseph Stanley, June 17, 1999
Fearance, John Jr., June 17, 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: name of a sexual assault victim]
[two summaries]
Felder, Sammie, Jr., December 15, 1999
Flores, Miguel Angel, November 8, 2000
Foster, Richard Donald, May 15, 2000 and May 24, 2000
[original summary and update to summary]
Foust, Aaron Christopher, April 28, 1999
Fuller, Aaron Lee, November 4, 1997
[two summaries]
Fuller, Tyrone Leroy, July 2, 1999
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2002/151-10 Gardner, Billy Conn, February 14, 1995
[two summaries]
Gentry, Kenneth Edward, April 16, 1997
[2 summaries]
Gibbs, David Earl, August 18, 2000
[two summaries]
Gonzales, Joe Fedelfido, Jr., September 18, 1996
[three summaries]
Goodman, Spencer Corey, January 8, 2000
Goodwin, Alvin Urail, March 6, 1995
Gosch, Lesley Lee, January 15, 1998
Goss, Cornelius Alan, February 14, 2000
Graham, Gary, May 18, June 21 and June 22, 2000
[four summaries]
[Contains possibly excepted information: private information about an individual]
Granviel, Kenneth, February 27, 1996
[two summaries]
[Contains possibly excepted information: name of a sexual assault victim]
Green, Norman Evans, February 17, 1999
Green, Ricky Lee, October 8, 1997
[two summaries]
Gibble, Timothy Lane, March 14, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: private information about an individual and name of a sexual assault victim]
Gutierrez, Jose Angel, November 16, 1999
Hammond, Karl, June 20, 1995
[two summaries]
Harris, Kenneth Bernard, June 2, 1997
[two summaries]
Hawkins, Samuel, February 21, 1995
[two summaries]
Heiselbetz, Earl Carl, Jr., January 8, 2000
Herman, David, April 2, 1997
[two summaries]
Hicks, David, January 8, 2000
Hittle, Daniel Joe, December 4, 2000
Hogue, Jerry Lee, March 11, 1998
[two summaries and a memo]
[Contains possibly excepted information: name of a sexual assault victim]
Hughes, Billy George, Jr. January 8, 2000
Jackson, Tommy Ray, April 28, 2000
Jenkins, Leo, February 7, 1996
Jennings, Desmond Dominique, November 16, 1999
Johnson, Carl, Jr., September 18, 1995
[summary and a memo]
Johnson, Eddie James, June 16, 1997
[two summaries]
Joiner, Orien Cecil, July 12, 2000
Jones, Claude Howard, December 7, 2000
Jones, Raymond James, August 30, 1999
Jones, Richard Wayne, August 18, 2000
Kitchens, William Joseph, April 28, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: private information about an individual and identity of possible victim of statutory rape ]
Lackey, Clarence Allen:
March 2, 1995
April 25 and 26, 1995
[two summaries]
May 20, 1997
[three summaries]
Lamb, John Michael, November 16, 1999
Lane, Harold Joe, October 4, 1995
Lauti, Aui, November 4, 1997
[two summaries]
Lawton, Stacey Lamont, November 14, 2000
[two summaries]
[Contains possibly excepted information: name of a juvenile defendant]
Little, William Hamilton, June 1, 1999
Livingston, Charlie, November 20, 1997
[two summaries]
Lockart, Michael Lee, December 8, 1997
Long, David Martin, December 6, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: private information about an individual]
Losada, Davis, June 4, 1997
[two summaries]
Lucas, Henry Lee, March 13, 1995
Madden, Robert, May 28, 1997
[two summaries]
Mann, Fletcher Thomas, May 31, 1995
[two summaries]
Mason, Thomas Wayne, June 5, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: name of a sexual assault victim]
Mata, Raymond, Jr., March 6, 1996
Mays, Noble D., Jr., April 4, 1995 and June 6, 2000
[two summaries]
McBride, Michael Lee, April 18, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: private information about an individual]
McDuff, Kenneth Allen, November 16, 1998
McFadden, Jerry Walter, October 14, 1999
McFarland, Frank Basil, April 28, 1998
McGinn, Ricky Nolen, September 20, 2000
[two summaries]
[Contains possibly excepted information: name of a child that was victim of sexual molestation]
McGinnis, Glen Charles, January 8, 2000
Meanes, James Ronald, December 14, 1998
Miller, Garry Dean, December 5, 2000
Montoya, Irineo Tristan, June 18, 1997
[two summaries]
[Contains possibly excepted information: name of a sexual assault victim]
Moody, John Glenn, January 5, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: identity of child that was a victim of sexual assault]
Moreland, James Walter, January 8, 2000
Motley, Jeffrey Dean, February 3, 1995
[two summaries]
Muniz, Pedro Cruz, May 18, 1998
Narvaiz, Leopold, Jr., June 24, 1998
[two summaries]
Nobles, Jonathan Wayne, October 5, 1998
Nuncio, Paul Selso, June 5, 2000
Pyles, Johnny Dean, June 11, 1998
Ransom, Kenneth Ray, October 28, 1997
[two summaries]
Rector, Charles, March 25, 1999
Renfro, Steven Ceon, February 9, 1998
Richardson, James Davis, May 15, 2000
Roberson, Brian Keith, August 7, 2000
Robison, Larry Keith, January 8, 2000
Rogers, Patrick Fitzgerald, June 2, 1997
[two summaries]
Russell, Charles Clifton, January 27, 1995
[two summaries]
San Miguel, Jessy Carlos, June 29, 2000
Satterwhite, John Thomas, August 16, 2000
Sattiewhite, Vernon Lamar, August 14, 1995
[two summaries]
Sharp, Michael Eugene, November 19, 1997
[two summaries]
[Contains possibly excepted information: name of a sexual assault victim]
Smith, Rickie Wayne, September 21, 1999
Soria, Juan Salvez, July 24, 2000
Spence, David Wayne, April 3, 1997
[two summaries and a memo]
[Contains possibly excepted information: private information about an individual]
Stoker, David Wayne, June 16, 1997
[two summaries]
Stone, Benjamin Curtis, September 25, 1997
[two summaries]
Teague, Delbert Boyd, Jr., September 9, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: name of a sexual assault victim]
Trevino, Joe Mario, August 17, 1999
Tucker, Karla Faye, February 2, 1998
[two summaries]
[Contains possibly excepted information: private information about an individual]
Turner, Jessel, September 22, 1997
[two summaries]
Tuttle, Charles Daniel, July 1, 1999
Vega, Martin Sauceda, January 26, 1999
Vuong, Hai Hai, December 7, 1995
[two summaries]
Washington, Terry, May 6, 1997
[two summaries]
West, Robert Wallace, Jr., July 17, 1997
[two summaries]
Westley, Anthony Ray, May 13, 1997
[two summaries]
White, Larry Wayne, May 22, 1997
[two summaries]
White, Robert Excell, March 30, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: private information about an individual]
Wilkerson, Ponchai, March 8, 2000
Williams, Willie Ray, January 27, 1995
[two summaries]
Woods, Billy Joe, April 14, 1997
[two summaries]
Executive
[Memos with the Governor's office on a few issues. Similar memos on other issues can be found in the groups of files, Legal opinions and advice, Governors Divisions, Executive and Legal opinions and advice, Office of the Governor.]
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2002/151-10 French claim to La Belle, December 7, 1998
Transfer of gubernatorial power, June 1999
Inaugural Endowment Fund Committee, August 1999
Federal and state lands
[These records are correspondence, memos, deeds of cession, copies of legal statutes, and certificates. These materials concern federal land or federal jurisdiction over state land in Texas for areas such as federal military bases, federal prisons, and national parks and recreation areas. Most of the records concern the retrocession of federal jurisdiction back to the state or the transfer or cession of state land or state jurisdiction to the federal government. The correspondence is between the General Counsel's Office or the Governor and various federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney General, Department of the Army, Department of the Air Force, and Department of the Interior. There are also memos between the Governor's Office and the General Counsel's Office. There are deeds of cession, mostly copies, signed by the governor transferring land to the federal government - copies of old deeds are present, going back to the 1920s. There are certificates signed by Governor Bush authorizing the transfers of jurisdiction or accepting the retrocession of federal jurisdiction back to Texas. The last item in this group of files is a 1956 federal report that was used by a staff member (labeled Pete's notebook, which may refer to the Deputy General Counsel Pete Wassdorf) seemingly as a guide on state-federal jurisdictional issues, Report of the Interdepartmental Committee for the Study of Jurisdiction over Federal Areas within the States, April 1956. This report was originally submitted to the U.S. Attorney General and transmitted to the President. The files are arranged by type of facility.]
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2002/151-10 Amistad project, federal jurisdiction:
Correspondence and reports, 1995
[two folders]
Notes, citations, opinions, etc., 1965, 1979, 1981, 1990-1995
[two folders]
Cooper Lake Project, 1995
[two folders]
Correctional facilities:
Federal Correctional Complex, Beaumont, 1993, 1996-1997
[two folders]
Metropolitan Detention Center, Houston:
1999 [1996-1999]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9907130380]
1999-2000 [1996-2000]
U.S. Department of Energy, Pantex facility, 1996
Land sale to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1996
Military facilities:
Fort Bliss, retrocession of jurisdiction:
1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9511170168]
1995 [1892, 1943, 1954, 1995]
1995-1998
Fort Bliss, retrocession of jurisdiction, 1999 [1994, 1999]
Fort Bliss, retrocession of jurisdiction:
1995-1996
January-April 1999 [October 1996, January-April 1999]
April 1999 [1954, 1996-April 1999]
[three folders]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9810140445]
Kelly Air Force Base, retrocession of jurisdiction:
[1997] [1918, 1921, 1932, 1948, 1997]
[three folders]
1918, 1948, 1963
1997 [1942, 1997]
March 1997 [1942, March 1997]
January-March 1997 [1942, January-March 1997]
July 1997 [May, July 1997]
Red River Army Depot, retrocession of jurisdiction:
1999 [1925, 1944, 1999]
2000 [1999-2000]
Reese Air Force Base, retrocession of jurisdiction, 1997
Padre Island National Seashore, 1996
Miscellaneous jurisdiction papers, 1995-1996, 1999 [1956, 1995-1996, 1999]
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2002/151-11 Pete's state and federal jurisdiction notebook:
Report - Report of the Interdepartmental Committee for the Study of Jurisdiction over Federal Areas within the States, April 1956
[13 folders]
Loose papers, 1996, 1998
First Lady
[Most of the items in this group are memos concerning the travels of the first lady on state business. Andi Ball, with the Office of the First Lady, would send a memo to the General Counsel's Office, usually to Donna Davidson, an assistant general counsel, requesting approval for a trip the First Lady was planning for state business. The memo would contain the justification for the trip. These memos were sometimes accompanied by copies of travel requests. Attached to the memos would be a memo from Donna Davidson (or another general counsel staff member) through Pete Wassdorf, Deputy General Counsel, to both the travel assistant (Karin Brandenburg or Todd Beyer) and Irene Marion in Internal Accounting, stating the general counsel had approved the trip, usually giving a summary of the trip, its purpose, and often noting flight arrangements. There: are: a few memos not concerning travel arrangements. Additional memos concerning the First Lady can also be found in the group of files, Legal opinions and advice, Governors Divisions, First Lady. Mrs. Bush attended a variety of events as the First Lady, including award functions and recognition ceremonies, either recognizing her or where she spoke for the recognition of groups of people or individuals. Other events include those promoting reading and literacy at elementary schools and libraries; opening ceremonies for art exhibits, new libraries, or similar cultural places; Rotary Club or Chamber of Commerce (and similar groups) luncheons; meetings where child safety, medical issues, or preservation concerns were addressed; and she attended some conferences or meetings with the Governor. There is also a packet of memos and letters re: flight compensation and operator certificates required of licensed aircraft pilots. This was labeled "First Lady" but does not pertain specifically to her but rather to travel and travel compensation.]
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2002/151-11 Miscellaneous memos, 1995
Travel justification:
January-July 1995
August 1995-January 1996
February-August 1996
August-September 1996
October-November 1996
November 1996-February 1997
February-May 1997
May 1997
June-July 1997
September-October 1997
November 1997-January 1998
February-April 1998
April-May 1998
May-June 1998
August 1998
September 1998-January 1999
February-April 1999
Flight compensation and pilot issues, 1995-1996
[two folders]
Governor's travel, 1995-1996
Flags
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2002/151-11 1996, 1999
Gambling Task Force
[This was a task force created in August 1997 by Governor Bush through Executive Order GWB 97-20, named the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling. The task force was composed of representatives from the Legislature, from the prosecutorial and law enforcement communities, from state agencies charged with enforcing gambling laws (Department of Public Safety, Lottery Commission, Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and the Attorney General's Office), and the general public. The force met four times between October 1997 and August 1998. The chief purpose of the task force was to counteract the influx of eight liners (a type of casino gambling machine) in the state. It also increased attention on the gambling issues in Texas. Members gathered data on gambling in Texas and analyzed it to formulate an accurate view of the current status of gambling in the state and its future growth. The task force also reviewed gambling laws and suggested ways to enhance or improve such laws, such as recommending the exception in the gambling laws that allowed eight liners to operate in the state be eliminated from the gambling statutes. The Task Force prepared a report on its work and recommendations for the Governor in October 1998. Records present include memos on the creation of the task force, lists of members, transcripts of the first meeting of the task force, memos on gambling initiatives, and two copies of the final report. The General Counsel staff member most involved with the task force, at least as reflected in the records, is Deputy General Counsel Stuart Bowen. Related documents are in the next group of files, Legal opinions and advice, Gaming/Gambling.]
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2002/151-11 Memos and lists re: creation of force, September 1997-January 1998
Transcripts of first meeting, October 1997
[With March 1998 cover memo.]
Memos, gambling initiative, August 1998
Memos re: task force report, October 1998
Report of the Governors Task Force on Illegal Gambling in Texas, [1998]
[two copies in two folders]
Gaming/Gambling
[These are memos between general counsel staff, generally from Stuart Bowen, Deputy General Counsel to General Counsel Alberto Gonzales or from Bowen to Joe Allbaugh through Alberto Gonzales. The memos largely concern Indian gaming issues, primarily gambling devices/games used in the casinos operated by Indians on the Tigua Reservation and the Kickapoo lands, whether gambling activities on the reservations were legal under Texas law, and whether Indian gambling operations would prevent Texas from passing stricter anti-gambling laws. Other issues in the memos include bingo, the state lottery, card gaming at race tracks, gambling initiatives of the Gambling Task Force (see previous group of files, Gambling Task Force), and anti-gambling initiatives of the governor prior to the creation of the Gambling Task Force.]
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2002/151-11 Indian gaming:
January 1995-June 1996
October-November 1996
November 1996-February 1997
March 1997
November 1998
[two folders]
Miscellaneous, 1995-1997
Miscellaneous, 1997-1998
Governor's Divisions
[These are memos between General Counsel staff and staff of divisions or sections of the Governor's Office, such as Budget, Correspondence, Human Resources, etc. The memos give advice or address policy or procedures issues handled by the divisions.]
Budget
[Empty folder. See the group of files in Legal opinions and advice, Budget/audit for budget materials.]
Criminal Justice Division
[This is a memo with attached statutes on the status of the Crime Stoppers Advisory Council. Memos on issues pertaining to the Criminal Justice Division and its program can be found in the group Legal opinions and advice, Criminal Justice Division.]
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2002/151-11 Crime Stoppers Advisory Council, 1998
Committee on People with Disabilities
[Empty folder. A folder for this committee is in the group Legal opinions and advice, Contracts, in the Governor's Office files.]
Correspondence
[These are memos on items such as how and when to use a standard confidentiality statement, casework report form, handling referrals to constituents, and two memos on issues of constituents - loss of jobs in El Paso and a constituent's dispute with the Department of Transportation over a monetary claim.]
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2002/151-11 1995-1998
Executive
[Memos from the General Counsel (or Assistant/Deputy General Counsels through the General Counsel) to Joe Allbaugh, or to the Governor through Joe Allbaugh. Issues addressed concern responsibilities of the Governor's Office, purchase of law enforcement equipment, federal grants, role of Governor as Commander-in-Chief of Texas military, local workforce development board issues, dedication of facilities in the name of the Governor or the First Lady, financial disclosure statements, and the Santa Fe school prayer case. Similar memos can be found in the groups of files Legal opinions and advice, Executive and Legal opinions and advice, Office of the Governor.]
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2002/151-11 February-April 1995
May-November 1995
February 1996-April 1997; March, September 2000
Film, Television and Music
[Memos concerning issues such as use of public funds to reimburse Texas Film Commission (TFC) employees for trips, legality of selling promotional shirts and caps for profit, and whether a checking account established by the Texas Association of the Film Commission is an authorized depository for TFC funds.]
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2002/151-11 Texas Film Commission issues, 1993-1997
Seminar announcement, 1996
First Lady
[Memos re: naming of Breast Cancer Center after Mrs. Bush and a public service announcement for Court Appointed Service Advocates. Memos regarding justification and approval of travel of the First Lady on state business are in the group Legal opinions and advice, First Lady.]
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2002/151-11 1996, 1998
General Counsel
[There are several weekly status reports in early 1995 from different staff members to Deputy General Counsel Pete Wassdorf, a large memo detailing the powers of the governor, policy memos on issues such as reviewing death penalty facts and reviewing contracts for the governor, and memos on subjects such as appointment of legal counsel to indigent defendants. The memos are generally between the general counsel and/or assistant and deputy general counsels, from the general counsel to senior staff, or for the files.]
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2002/151-11 Status reports, February 1995
1995-1996
1997-2000
Human Resources
[There is a memo on employment policy and notes, memos, letters, and other paperwork involving a discrimination complaint by a staff member in the Criminal Justice Division.]
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2002/151-11 Miscellaneous memos, 1996
Discrimination complaint, 1996-1997
[two folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home address and phone number of government employees]
Legislative
[Empty folder. Files re: legislative sessions are in the group Legal opinions and advice, 74th Legislative session, Legal opinions and advice, 75th Legislative session, and Legal opinions and advice, 76th Legislative session.]
Mansion
[There is a memo from Alberto Gonzales to the Governor (through Joe Allbaugh) re: the legality of selecting a new governor's mansion and a memo concerning the closing of the mansion for repairs.]
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2002/151-11 1997-1998
Policy
[Memos between assistant general counsels and the Policy Division, or to a file providing policy interpretations of questions asked by the Policy Division, such as an interpretation of the state's ability to apply conditions for receipt of welfare benefits outside the federal guidelines or whether the General Services Commission can purchase goods through reverse auctions. Additional policy materials are in the group Legal opinions and advice, Policy.]
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2002/151-11 [State's ability to condition benefits, Head Start program], 1997, 2000
[Reverse auctions], 2000
Scheduling
[Empty folder]
Secretary of State
[Empty folder]
Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness
[Memos largely from assistant general counsels to the executive or deputy directors of the Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness (TCWEC) concerning issues such as proposed redesignation of local workforce development areas, legality of the Council, its bylaws, membership certification, and an audit of the Council by the U.S. Department of Labor. Additional TCWEC files are in the group Legal opinions and advice, Contracts, in the files Governor's Office. Related memoranda can be found in the group Legal opinions and advice, Local Workforce Development Boards.]
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2002/151-11 1996
1996-1998
1999
[two folders]
Women's Commission
[Empty folder. Women's Commission files can be found in the group Legal opinions and advice, Contracts, in the Governor's Office files; and in the group Legal opinions and advice, Ethics working files.]
Grants
[This group consists largely of memos from Assistant General Counsel Claudia Nadig or John Orton to the Governor, requesting the governor's decision on awarding criminal justice grants. There was a space at the bottom of the memo for the Governor's decision - approve or disapprove. The memo also contains the recommendation of the general counsel to approve/disapprove the grants. In these files all of the grant awards were recommended for approval by the general counsel and all were initialed or signed by the governor as approved. Attached to the memo is a list of the grants, providing information on the agency/group receiving the award, type of award, amount recommended, and the application number. Awards were issued for a variety of criminal justice related uses including residential substance abuse treatment, local criminal justice planning, enhanced accountability for juvenile offender and juvenile justice systems, training and technical assistance, local crime stoppers programs, funding for emergency legal services, victim assistance and advocacy, gambling prosecution, gun violence reduction, victim notification, teen courts, youth empowerment, truancy reduction and intervention, alternative education programs for juveniles, gang prevention, child abuse treatment, mothers against drunk driving initiatives, violence against women programs, drug prevention courts, etc. Most of the awards are for the year 2000, a few are present from 1995-1996 and 1998-1999. Also present are a few early memos re: grant award requests. There are two memos about other types of grants - magnetic energy research and environmental management.]
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2002/151-11 Environmental management, 1996
Magnetic energy grant, 1995
Memos re: grant process and grant requests, 1994-1995
Criminal justice grant awards:
1996, 1998
March-September 1999
September-October 1999
March-April 2000
May 2000
June 2000
June and July 2000
July-August 2000
August 2000
August 2000
August-September 2000
September-October 2000
October-November 2000
November-December 2000
Higher education, universities
[These are memos from the General Counsel to the Governor or to Joe Allbaugh or Margaret LaMontagne; or memos from other general counsel staff to the General Counsel or to the file. Memos concern issues such as the Hopwood decision, a review by the U.S. Office of Civil Rights (OCR), higher education admissions, and restricting minors participation in extra curricular activities when pregnancies are an issue. There is also correspondence between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Governor's office concerning an agreement between Texas A&M University and the South Texas School of Law. Materials concerning the review by the OCR can be found in the group, Legal opinions and advice, Office of Civil Rights.]
Box
2002/151-12 1995-1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: email addresses of constituents.]
1996-1997
1997-1999
Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1998 [1969, 1995, 1998]
[four folders]
Inaugural Endowment Fund Committee
[These are memos from the General Counsel/Assistant General Counsel to Laura Bush about functions of the committee, submissions of opening meeting notices with agenda, memorandum of understanding, resolutions, and minutes. The Inaugural Endowment Fund was established by the 74th Legislature with the balance of the unspent 1995 inaugural fund. The Inaugural Endowment Fund Committee was to oversee use of the fund, which could be used for decorating, furnishing or preserving the Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, or other state property of historical significance; or for grants in support of public or school libraries. First Lady Laura Bush served as the chair. Other committee members were the chair of the Texas Historical Commission, and a person appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and one appointed by the Speaker of the House. The wives of the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker served during this period.]
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2002/151-12 1995-1996
1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
Indian
[These are mostly memos from the Assistant General Counsel to Alberto Gonzales concerning various Indian issues, though gambling/gaming issues are not present in this group. Issues covered are recognition of the Cherokees, Tonkawa tribe litigation, the legality of peyote use and distribution, and establishing a group of Indians as a tribe. For opinions and advice on Indian gaming issues, see the group Legal opinions and advice, Gaming/gambling.]
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2002/151-12 1995
1999
Intern research
[These are memos from interns, usually law clerks, to the General Counsel, Alberto Gonzales or to an assistant or deputy general counsel, usually Stuart Bowen, Pete Wassdorf, or Donna Davidson; memos from Donna Davidson to the law clerks; or memos from the law clerks through an assistant general counsel to the file. The memos are a summary of research on various topics the clerks or interns performed. Topics researched include use of the Texas Ranger name and badge for commercial purposes, disposition of governors' records upon leaving office, the open records act, validity of additional requirements for the federal JOBS program, employment rights of reservists, lobbyists, dual office holding, transfer of power to lieutenant governor in governor's absence, governor's approval of state contracts with foreign countries, privacy rights of government employees, federal product liability legislation, adjudication of water of the Rio Grande affecting El Paso and New Mexico, etc. The files are arranged chronologically by the date on the memo.
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2002/151-12 June-October 1995
October 1995 [1994, October 1995]
October 1995
November 1995-March 1996
March-May 1996
May 1996
May 1996
May-July 1996
October 1996-February 1997
March-July 1997
July 1997 [1992, 1994, 1995, May- July 1997]
July-August 1997, June-July 1998
July 1998 [1980-1981; January, July 1998]
July 1998
August 1998 [July-August 1998]
[three folders]
November 1998-January 1999 [1986, November 1998-January 1999]
February 1999 [1993, February 1999]
[three folders]
February-July 1999 [December 1998-July 1999]
June 1999
June 1999 [1972, June 1999]
June-October 1999 [1974, June-October 1999]
November 1999 [1996, 1998, October-November 1999]
November 1999, March 2000
June 2000 [March-June 2000]
[two folders]
Judicial issues
[Memos mostly to Alberto Gonzales or Joe Allbaugh from Steve Koebele, Assistant General Counsel; a few to the Legislative Office. These concern court issues such a creating courts, court overcrowding, Supreme Court decisions, and the Edwards Aquifer lawsuit. Memos are only present for 1995.]
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2002/151-12 February-April 1995
August 1995 [July-August 1995]
Land patents
[These are cover memos, usually with attached land patents signed by the governor. The cover memos state the patent has been reviewed by the general counsel's office and it recommends the governor approve issuing the patent. Later patents have a space for the governor to check approve or disapprove and for him to sign. Early memos, 1995-1998, do not have a place for him to sign, but have the patents (or copies thereof) attached with his signature. Also present are memos or letters from the General Land Office stating the patent paperwork is all in order, etc. Some land patents were filed in the group Legal opinions and advice, Deeds, instead of in this group of Land patents.]
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2002/151-12 March-September 1995
October-November 1995
November 1995
November 1995-January 1996
March-May 1996
March-April 1996
July, December 1996
April-May 1997
July 1997
September 1997
October 1997, April-May 1998
October 1998-November 1999
July-November 2000
Legislative Division
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2002/151-12 May 2000
Local Workforce Development Board
[These are memos concerning the certification of a local workforce development boards, generally to the Governor from Alberto Gonzales, recommending he approve the certification and requesting the governor's signature. There is a space for the governor to check approve or disapprove and for him to sign. Most memos have a copy of the local workforce board application attached with a cover letter from the Texas Workforce Commission to the Governor requesting approval. According to the Workforce and Economic Competitiveness Act (Vernon's Ann. Civ. St., Article 5190.7a) the governor was charged with certifying local workforce development boards when certain conditions were met. Memoranda about the re-designation of local workforce areas are in the group, Legal opinions and advice, Governor's divisions, Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness.]
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2002/151-12 August 1995-August 1996
August 1996 [July-August 1996]
September 1996 [August-September 1996]
September 1996 [July-September 1996]
[two folders]
October 1996 [September-October 1996]
October 1996 [September-October 1996]
October 1996
October-November 1996
November 1996-February 1997 [July 1996-February 1997]
Office of Civil Rights
[Correspondence and memoranda between the U.S. Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Governor Bush's Office, the General Counsel, the Attorney General's Office, Texas Education Agency, Higher Education Coordinating Board, and a few universities, primarily the University of Texas and Texas A&M. These materials primarily concern an investigation by the OCR of higher education in Texas, especially the state's desegregation activities (such as in minority recruitment and admissions). The other main issue addressed was the OCR's response to a 1995 complaint by the NAACP against the Texas Education Agency stating the TAAS (Texas Assessment of Academic Skills) test was discriminatory. In addition to the correspondence and memos, there is a notebook with materials pertaining to the OCR investigation and drafts and the final copy of a collaborative agreement between Texas, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Office of Civil Rights addressing Title VI issues in the higher education system. A few memos concerning the investigation can also be found in the group, Legal opinions and advice, Higher education, universities.]
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2002/151-12 Correspondence:
1996-1997
February 1998-March 1999 [July 1965, February 1998-March 1999]
April 1999
April-July 1999
September 1999
September-October 1999
November 1999 [June 1997; June, November 1999]
November-December 1999 [October-December 1999]
December 1999-June 2000
Notebook:
Overview of OCR investigation, 1999
Law, 1992, 1999
History of Texas plans, 1998-1999
History of Texas plans, Access and Equity 2000, January 1994
Notes from meetings, 1999
Correspondence, March-September 1999
Correspondence, September-October 1999
Drafts and final copy, 1999-2000
[two folders]
Office of the Governor
[These are mostly memos from the deputy or assistant general counsels to Alberto Gonzales, Joe Allbaugh, directors or staff in other Governor's Office divisions; also a few to Governor Bush, the Attorney General's Office or the Secretary of State; and a few were done for the file. The memos give advice or address policy or procedures on issues handled by the Governor's Office. Topics include issues such as litigation (court overcrowding, open records requests, etc.), federal telecommunications bill, resignation of legislators to accept appointment to boards, the Red River boundary dispute, welfare benefits, the Alamo flag, creation of new courts, board memberships or appointments, oil overcharge project, powers of the governor, use of outside legal counsel, open records issues, education vouchers, development of the Texas Workforce Commission, and routine tasks of the office, such as Internet use, correspondence policies, etc. A few early status reports summarizing work done by the general counsel's office are also present. Some of the memos also appear elsewhere in the Legal opinions and advice files. Similar memos can also be found in the group Legal opinions and advice, Governor's Divisions, especially in the group Executive.]
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2002/151-13 January-February 1995
February-April 1995
April 1995 [February-April 1995]
April 1995 [March-April 1995]
April-May 1995 [February-May 1995]
May 1995 [April-May 1995
June 1995 [May-June 1995]
June-July 1995
July-August 1995
August 1995
August-September 1995 [March-September 1995]
September-November 1995
November-December 1995
December 1995-January 1996
January 1996
January-February 1996
February 1996
March-April 1996
April-May 1996
[U.S.-Mexico litigation,] May 1996 [1994, 1995, May-July 1996]
[two folders]
June-July 1996
July-September 1996
September 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: email addresses of citizens.]
October-November 1996 [September-November 1996]
December 1996 [September-December 1996]
January-March 1997 [December 1996-March 1997]
March-April 1997
April -August 1997
September-November 1997 [June 1996, September-November 1997]
November 1997-July 1998 [1996, November 1997-July 1998]
July-August 1998 [September 1997, July-August 1998]
April-August 1999
March 2000
[ca. 1995-1998]
Policy
[These are largely memos from deputy or assistant general counsels to the General Counsel; to Margaret LaMontagne; to the Policy Office; or to the Governor through Joe Allbaugh. The memos contain analysis and advice on issues such as school education vouchers (largest set of files), Aid to Families with Dependent Children statute, state's ability to apply conditions to receipt of welfare benefits, personal responsibility legislation (re reducing large insurance payouts), identifying voters at the polls, litigation, and restricting minors' participation in extracurricular activities.]
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2002/151-13 1995-1996, June 1997
January 1997 [April 1995; March, July 1996; January 1997]
March-April 1997 [November 1988, February-April 1997]
June-October 1997 [February, May 1996; June-October 1997]
November 1997 [1996, November 1997]
Education vouchers:
December 2, 1998
October 1997 [October 1993; May 1995; March-October 1997]
[three folders]
Revenue bonds
[These are bonds and signature certificates, some accompanied by a letter about the bond issuance from the law firm of Vinson and Elkins to Kevin Van Ort, a Deputy General Counsel. Types of bonds are veterans land bonds and veterans housing assistance bonds. Additional veterans bond materials can be found in the group Legal opinions and advice, Bonds.]
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2002/151-13 November 1999
October 1999
September 1999
December 1999 [August-December 1999]
April 2000
[two folders]
July 2000
Settlements
[There are two sets of settlement files. The first dates from January 1995 to February 1996. It contains memos from Pete Wassdorf to the Attorney General saying the settlement was approved and signed by the governor and letters from the Attorney General's office to the Governor through the General Counsel listing the claim, stating the claim has been approved by the Attorney General, and requesting the governor sign a purchase voucher for payment. Decision sheets with the governor's signature are not present in this set of files. This set of files is arranged chronologically by the date the file was received in the general counsel's office. Memos detailing the settlement offers with supporting documents for settlements from 1995-1996 are present in the series Settlements.] [The second set of settlement files date from 1996 to 2000 (with one claim from 1995) and consist of the letter from the Attorney General's Office (as above), an attached list of settlements detailing the settlement offer, and usually a memo from an assistant general counsel to Governor Bush saying the settlement was reviewed and approved by the General Counsel's Office, and that they recommend he approve the offer. There was space for Governor Bush to check or initial approve or disapprove, and a place to sign. In some cases he just initialed. Most of the settlements indicate the governor approved them, but some do not have this signature page. This set of files is in order by the last name of the claimant. Types of claims (for both sets of files) include property damage, auto damage, discrimination, false arrest, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, personal injury, whistle blower, cruel and unusual punishment, attorney fees, medical malpractice, excessive use of force, etc. Claims were filed by individuals, companies, or groups of people primarily against the state or state agencies and/or officials. Some were also filed against state universities and university systems, and at least one was filed against a local government official, a sheriff. A separate series in the General Counsel's records has documentation on claims, some of which may include claim settlements found in this series, see the series Claims.]
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2002/151-13 Settlement files, set 1 (chronological order):
January 1995
January 1995
February 1995
February 1995
March-May 1995
June-August 1995
September-November 1995
December 1995-February 1996
List of settlements, January-August 1995
Settlements, set 2 (alphabetical order):
Abilez-Adams, M., 1998-2000
Adams, S.-Agthe, 1997-2000
Aguiar-Ahart, 1997-1999
Ajani-Alamo, 1997-2000
Alamo-Alcala, E., 1997-1999
Alcala, R.-Alvarez, 1996-2000
Allen, A.-Allen, G., 1996-1999
Allen, R.-Alvarez, M., 1996-1999
Amador-Anaya, 1997-1999
Anchondo-Anderson, J., 1996-1998
Anderson, P.-Anwadike, 1997-1998
Apodaca-Armstrong, C., 1997-1999
Armstrong, M.-Arrowood, 1997-2000
Ashe-Avis, 1996-1997
AVS Services-Avila, 1999-2000
Babic-Bailey, A., 1997-2000
Bailey, B.-Bailey, M., 1997-2000
Bailey, T.-Baldwin, 1997-1999
Balez-Banks, C., 1996-1999
Banks, D.-Barr, 1997-2000
Barragan-Barrington, 1998-2000
Barton-Bayou City, 1997-2000
B.C. Oilfields-Beauchamp, 1998-2000
Beaver-Beil, 1997-2000
Belovsky-Bent, 1997-2000
Bentex-Bernsen, 1996-2000
Berry-Biggs, 1997-2000
Biles-Bishop, K., 1997-2000
Bishop, S.-Blankenship, 1997-2000
Box
2002/151-14 Blanks-Bolick, 1997-2000
Bollinger-Bovee, 1997-2000
Bowdry-Box, 1996-2000
Bowley-Bradley, 1996-1999
Brady-Brassell, 1997-2000
Bravo-Brewer, 1996-2000
Brewer-Brown, 1995-1999
Brown, F.-Brown, M., 1996-2000
Brown, P.-Bruntmyer, 1996-1999
Bryan-Buckner, 1997-1999
Budget-Bur, 1997-1999
Burch-Burns, J., 1996-1999
Burns, N.-Burson, 1997-1999
Burton-Byrd, 1996-1999
C., Fred-Cadena, 1998-2000
Callendar-Cannon, 1996-2000
Capero-Capps, 1997-2000
Cardenas-Carmichael, 1998-1999
Carmona-Casanova, 1996-1999
Casanova, N.-Castillo, A., 1997-1999
Castillo, B.-Castillo, T., 1997-1999
Castro-Cathey, 1997-1999
Cavanos-Cervin, 1996-1999
Cessco-Chandler, 1996-2000
Chapman-Chee, 1996-1999
Chevron-Cielinski, 1996-2000
Cimbanin-Clark, L., 1996-2000
Clark, M.-Cloud, 1998-2000
Coalition-Coburn, 1998-2000
Coker-Colgin, 1998-1999
Collins-Conder, 1997-2000
Conner-Cook, J., 1997-2000
Cook, P.-Corcoran, 1997-2000
Cordes-Correa, 1997-2000
Cortes-Courtney, 1998-2000
Covington-Cox, G., 1997-2000
Cox, J.-Crawford, 1997-1998
Crews-Croft, 1996-1999
Crouch-Crumley, 1997-1999
Cruz-Curbo, 1996-1999
Curtis-Cyr, 1997-2000
Da Costa-Daniels, 1997-1999
Danesi-Davidson, Ja., 1997-2000
Davidson, Ji.-Davis, C., 1997-1999
Davis, D.-Davis, M., 1997-1999
Davis, M.-Davis, W., 1996-2000
Day-Deens, 1997-1999
Delacruz-DelBosque, 1997-2000
De Leon-Dealloz, 1998-1999
Desantis-Dhingra, 1997-2000
Diaz-Doe, 1998-2000
Dorman-Douglas, 1996-2000
Doyal-Ducharme, 1997-2000
Duckworth-Dumas, 1996-2000
Dumont-Dunlavy, 1999-2000
Duran-Dzierzanowski, 1996-1999
E., Sherry-Edgewood, 1997-1999
Eisherloh-Elliot, 1997-1999
Ellis-Ennis, 1996-2000
Enterprise-Espinosa, 1998-2000
Etheredge-Evans, 1997-2000
Facundo-Farr, 1996-1999
Farris-Faulkner, 1997-1999
Feldmeyer-Ferrell, 1997-1999
Ferrell-Fink, 1998-1999
Finley-Flores, J., 1997-2000
Flores, N.-Flores, Ro., 1996-1999
Flores, Ru.-Fogle, 1996-1999
Foose-Fornwalt, 1997-1999
Fortenbery-Frakes, 1997-1999
Frame-Franklin, 1997-1999
Franks-Freeman, C., 1998-2000
Freeman, R.-Frew, L., 1996-2000
Frew, L.-Frisby, 1999-2000
Friudenberg-Fudge, 1997-1999
Fuentes-Furache, 1996-1998
Gabbert-Galvan, 1997-2000
Gamez-Garcia, Joe, 1996-2000
Garcia, Jose-Gartrell, 1997-1999
Garza, A.-Garza, M., 1997-1999
Garza, P.-Geddings, 1996-2000
George-Gilbert, 1996-2000
Gilbreath-Glasper, 1996-2000
Gleason-Golaszewski, 1997-2000
Gomez-Gonzales, 1997-2000
Gonzalez, G.-Gonzalez, J., 1998-1999
Gonzales, M.-Goodson, 1997-2000
Goodgame-Gordon, 1997-2000
Goudeau-Gray, C., 1996-2000
Gray, K.-Green, 1997-2000
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2002/151-15 Greenwood-Griggs, 1996-2000
Grimes-Grover, 1997-2000
Guajardo-Guerra, O., 1996-1999
Guerra, R.-Gutierrez, E., 1997-2000
Gutierrez, J.-Guzman, 1998-2000
Hademenos-Hale, K., 1997-2000
Hale, T.-Hall, 1999-2000
Halmon-Hamilton, 1997-1999
Hamilton-Hannes, 1996-1999
Hanson-Harden, 1998-1999
Harlingen-Harrington, 1997-2000
Harrington-Harris, We., 1997-2000
Harris, Wi.-Harry, 1998-2000
Hart-Hasty, 1997-1999
Hasty-Hauer, 1996-2000
Hawkins-Hayes, 1997-2000
Hazel-Healey, 1998-2000
Heard-Hein, 1997-2000
Heller-Henderson, 1997-2000
Henry-Hensley, Ri., 1997-2000
Hensley, Ro.-Hernandez, F., 1997-1999
Hernandez, R.-Hernandez, Sal., 1997-1999
Hernandez, San.-Hertz, 1998-2000
Haslet-Hill, K., 1997-2000
Hill, L.-Hill, V., 1996-1998
Hinders-Hogan, 1997-2000
Holcomb-Holecek, 1997-2000
Holguin-Hollingsworth, 1997-2000
Holt-Horton, 1996-1998
Houlihan-Houston, 1997-2000
Howard-Howery, 1998-2000
Hubble-Hughes, 1996-1998
Hughett-Hutto, 1997-2000
Ibarra-INSCO, 1998-2000
Institute-Irby, 1998-2000
Irving-Isenberg, 1996-2000
Isle-Ivy, 1997-2000
Jacks-Jackson, D., 1997-2000
Jackson, J.-James, L., 1996-1999
James, R.-Jetton, M., 1996-1999
Jimerfield-Johns, 1996-1997
Johnson, C.-Johnson, J., 1998-2000
Johnson, M.-Johnson, S., 1996-2000
Johnson, S.-Johnson Oil, 1996-2000
Johnston-Jones, D., 1997-2000
Jones, J.-Jones, L., 1998-2000
Jones, M.-Jordan, 1997-1999
Juarez-Justice, 1996-2000
Kang-Keas, 1997-1998
Keaton-Kelly, 1998-2000
Kennedy-Kibbles, 1997-2000
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9706120026]
Kim-Kinnear, 1998-2000
Kinzie-Kizzie, 1997-2000
Konig-Kwiecinski, 1997-2000
Labrado-Lafleur, 1997-2000
Lakey-Lancey, 1996-2000
Lane-LaTour, 1997-2000
Laware-Lawton, 1996-1999
Layer-LeBlanc, 1997-2000
Lee-Leger, 1997-2000
Lemay-Lewing, 1996-2000
Lewing-Littlebear, 1998-2000
Littlejohn-Lopez, A., 1997-1998
Lopez, F.-Lopez, Maria G., 1997-2000
Lopez, Maria L.-Lowe, 1996-2000
Lowney-Lozano, J., 1996-1999
Lozano, J.-LULAC of Texas, 1997-1999
Luna-Lynch, 1997-2000
Lynchard-Lyons, 1997-2000
M., Charles-Mahorsky, 1997-2000
Malain-Manginell, 1996-1998
Mann-Markham, 1996-2000
Marking-Martin, 1996-1999
Martinez-Martinez, R., 1997-2000
Martinez, Y.-Mata, E., 1996-2000
Mata, J.-Mattox, 1997-1999
Maturi-Mayberry, 1998
Mayes-McCauley, 1997-2000
McClendon-McDonald, 1997-1999
McDonald, E.-McGraw, 1997-1999
McGruder-McLeroy, 1997-2000
McMahan-McMurray, 1997-1998
McWilliams-Medina, 1997-2000
Medlicott-Mendiola, I., 1998-2000
Mendiola, S.-Merchant, 1996-1999
Mercury-Metzger, 1997-2000
Meyer-MHMR, 1997-1999
Michael-Miller, B., 1997-2000
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2002/151-16 Miller, C.-Millsap, 1996-2000
Milsap-Mize, 1997-1998
Mobley-Moncada, 1997-2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security number.]
Monde-Montgomery, 1996-2000
Montry-Morre, J., 1998-2000
Moore, N.-Morales, 1997-2000
Morel-Moreno, R., 1996-1999
Moreno, T.-Morris, 1998-2000
Morris, D.-Morrison, 1997-2000
Mosqueda-Murray, 1996-1998
N&H Materials-Nance, 1996-2000
Nanny-Nelson, 1997-1998
Nerren-Neuendorff, 1997-2000
Neville-Newmeyer, 1997-2000
Nauyen-Nichols, E., 1996-2000
Nichols, P.-Norris, 1996-2000
North-Noska, 1996-1998
Novartis-Nunn, 1997-2000
O'Brien-Odland, 1997-2000
Odom-Okpegbue, 1997-2000
Olivarez-Olivero, 1998-2000
Onderdonk-Ordonez, 1996-1998
Ortega-Ozaeta, 1998-2000
Pachecano-Pagter (De Pagter), 1998-2000
Palmer-Parker, M., 1997-2000
Parker, W.-Paschall, 1996-1998
Pasholk-Patterson, 1998-1999
Patton-Pelfrey, 1997-1999
Pelland-Pereida, 1997-2000
Pereida-Perez, Ra., 1998
Perez, Re.-Perrault, 1996-1999
Perry, D.-Peterson, 1997-2000
Petrimoulx-Phillips, L., 1996-2000
Phillips, P.-Pittman, 1996-2000
Pitts-Polk, 1998-2000
Polka-Ponce, 1998-1999
Poole-Potts, 1997-2000
Poulos-Power, 1997-1999
Prather-Prestwood, 1997-1998
Prestwood-Primrose, 1997-1999
Prine-Puentes, 1996-2000
Pulley-Puneky, 1996-2000
Queen-Quinton, 1998-1999
R.A.J.-Raeszler, 1996-1999
Ramanculov-Rameriz, J., 1998-1999
Rameriz, J.-Rameriz, M., 1998-1999
Rameriz, P.-Randall, 1997-1999
Rangel-Ray, 1996-1999
Redden-Reed, E., 1998-2000
Reed, J.-Reese, 1997-2000
Reinhard-Respondek, 1996-2000
Retta-Reyna, 1997-1999
Reynolds-Rhodes, Ma., 1997-2000
Rhodes, My.-Richardson, 1997-2000
Richardson, I.-Richter, E., 1996-2000
Richter, J.-Rigney, 1998-2000
Rigsby-Rios, 1997-2000
Rivas-Roark, 1997-1999
Robb-Roberts, 1997-2000
Robertson-Robinson, E., 1998-1999
Robinson, I.-Roche, 1997-2000
Rodriguez, C.-Rodriguez, J., 1997-2000
Rodriguez, O.-Rohe, 1997-2000
Roland-Rosario, 1997-2000
Ross-Ruiz, 1997-1998
Ruiz-Ruiz, David, 1996-1999
Ruiz, David-Russell, C., 1997-2000
Russell, D.-Russey, J., 1998-2000
Russey, J.-Ryder, 1998-1999
Saavedra-Saenz, 1996-1998
Saffel-Saldana, 1997-2000
Salgado-Sampson, 1997-2000
Sanchez-Sandles, 1997-2000
Sandlin-Santiago, 1998-1999
Sapp-Sassenger, 1997-2000
Sauceda-Scheaffer, 1996-1999
Scheiner-Schnautz, 1997-1999
Schneider-Scoggins, 1996-1999
Scott-SEED, 1997-1999
Segundo-Sellars, 1997-1999
Senclair-Sharp, 1997-1999
Shaw-Shay, 1996-1999
Shearer-Sheets, 1996-2000
Sheik-Sherwood, J., 1997-1998
Sherwood, M.-Shotwell, 1997-2000
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2002/151-17 Shupak-Sierra Blanca, 1998-2000
Sierra, M.-Silguero, 1997-2000
Simmons-Sims, 1998-2000
Sirmans-Slavnic, 1997-1999
Slibowski-Smith, D., 1997-2000
Smith, E.-Smith, L., 1996-1999
Smith, M.-Smith, Ri., 1997-2000
Smith, Rob.-Smith, Ros., 1996-2000
Smith, S.-Snodgrass, 1997-2000
Snow-Solitaire, 1997-1999
Solomon-South, 1997-2000
Southwest-Sowders, 1996-2000
Speer-Spivey, 1996-2000
Spray-Stanford, 1997-2000
Starkey-State Farm, 1997-2000
State of Texas-Steadman, 1999-2000
Steamer-Stemper, 1998-2000
Stephens-Sternthal, 1996-2000
Stevens Systems-Stewart, 1998-1999
Stinson-Strain, 1997-2000
Streetman-Stuz, 1996-2000
Sturivant-Sustaita, 1997-2000
Sustala-Sweet, H., 1997-1999
Sweet, H.-Sweetwater, 1998-2000
T-Bar-Tarasenko, 1996-1999
Tate-Taylor, Don., 1996-1999
Taylor, Dor.-Taylor, J., 1996-1999
Taylor, L.-Tennard, 1997-2000
Terbay-Texas Ind., 1997-2000
Texas P.-Thomas, B., 1998-2000
Thomas, C.-Thompson, J., 1997-2000
Thompson, L.-Thornton, B., 1998-2000
Thornton, C.-Thurman, 1996-1999
Tibbs-Tipton, 1996-1998
Tischer-Tones, 1999-2000
Tombs-Torres, 1997-2000
Townsend-Treude, 1997-1999
Triplett-TU Electric, 1997-2000
TU Electric-Tucker, M., 1996-2000
Tucker, R.-Tullos, 1997-2000
Turner-Tyler, 1996-2000
Umar-Umeh, 1998
Union Pacific-United States, 1998-2000
Upshur County, 1995
Urbanczyk-Urdiales, 1997-1998
Valdez-Vallarino, 1997-2000
Vallier-Vanya, 1997-1998
Varela-Vasquez, 1997-2000
Vela-Venner, 1996-1999
Ventura-Villareal, 1998-1999
Villareal-Viteck, 1999-2000
Wacker-Walker, S., 1997-2000
Walker, T.-Wallace, 1996-1997
Waller-Walls, 1998-2000
Walton-Warren, B., 1997-1999
Warren, G.-Washko, 1996-1999
Waskom-Weaver, 1996-2000
Webster-Welty, 1997-2000
Wells-West, 1998-1999
Westbrook-Wheeler, 1997-2000
White, A.-White, M., 1997-2000
White, Q.-Wilbanks, 1997-1999
Wilen-Williams, D., 1996-2000
Williams, E.-Williams, Jer., 1996-2000
Williams, Jes.-Williams, S., 1997-2000
Williams, T.-Wilson, B., 1997-2000
Wilson, M.-Windall, 1997-2000
Winkles-Withers, 1996-1999
Whitehead-Wolfe, 1997-1999
Wood-Woods, 1997-2000
Woods, E.-Word, 1997-2000
Wornhor-Wright, 1997-2000
Wroten-Wynne, 1997-2000
Yancy-York, 1998-2000
Young-Yzaguirre, 1997-2000
Zamora-Zwiener, 1996-2000
Texas Department of Transportation
[Memos mostly from Deputy General Counsel Pete Wassdorf or Assistant General Counsel Stuart Bowen to Governor Bush, usually through Alberto Gonzales; a few are directed to Joe Allbaugh or sent to Governor Bush through Joe Allbaugh, generally from Alberto Gonzales or Pete Wassdorf. The memos largely concern interstate agreements between Texas and other states or agreements/contracts between Texas and federal agencies, such as the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Park Service. The memos state that the General Counsel has reviewed and approved the contract or agreement and requests the governor to sign it. The memos from 1995 to mid-1999 usually have a copy of the contract or agreement attached, often including correspondence with the Department of Transportation. In 1998, the memo has a signature block for the governor to check approve or disapprove and to sign. By mid-1999, the contracts and agreements are no longer attached to the memos. Topics covered include the inspection and testing of highway materials by other states, improvements to or construction of bridges and highways crossing state lines or on federal land, design and construction of vehicle checkpoints along the U.S./Mexico border, data collection on historic bridges, right-of-way leasing, rulemaking questions, and questions on transportation issues. Some records concern joint studies with the federal government or other states on issues such as the Western Trade Network Study, or updating hydrologic techniques and analyzing regional flood characteristics. These files are arranged chronologically but many are foldered individually because of the size of the files. Folders with more than one agreement have information on all items noted in the folder title.]
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2002/151-17 Contract with U.S. Department of the Interior, March 1995 [July-October, 1993; March 1995]
Contract with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, March 1995
Contract with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, March 1995 [March-April 1995]
Contract with Arkansas; Land trade in Webb County, April 1995
Agreement with Oklahoma, May 1995 [April-May 1995]
Agreement with Colorado; Amended agreement re: New Cordova International Bridge, August 1995
Agreement with Kansas, September 1995
Right of way agreement; Joint Powers Agreement with New Mexico, November 1995
Agreement with Nebraska, November-December 1995 [August-December 1995]
Agreement with U.S. Forest Service, December 1995 [August, December 1995]
Rulemaking memo; Agreement with Arkansas, December 1995
Agreement with U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Border Patrol, December 1995-January 1996 [October 1995-January 1996]
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2002/151-18 Transportation issues; Employment problem, January-February 1996
Agreements with Wisconsin and Colorado; Right-of-way leasing, March-May 1996
Agreement with National Park Service, May 1996
[3 folders]
Right-of-way leasing; Red River Boundary, May 1996 [March 1969, August-September 1985, May 1996]
Agreement with Georgia, June 1996
Agreement with Illinois; Interstate travel agreement, June-July 1996
Right-of-way leasing, July 1996
Agreements with North Carolina and Mississippi, August 1996
Agreements with Kansas and Georgia, September-October 1996
Agreements with Missouri and Oklahoma, October 1996
Proposed conveyance, October 1996
Agreements with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, February 1997 [January-February 1997]
Agreements with Louisiana and with the U.S. Air Force, February-March 1997 [January-March 1997]
Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, May 1997 [August 1996, March-May 1997]
Contract, Western Trade Network Study, July 1997 [June-July 1997]
Agreements with South Dakota and with the U.S. Department of the Interior, July-August 1997
Agreement with New Mexico; Multi-purpose Agreement re oversize and overweight vehicles, February 1998
Agreements with Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Arkansas, and Louisiana, April-November 1998
Cooperative Research Agreement with U.S. Geological Service, December 1998 [September-December 1998]
[3 folders]
Agreements with Arkansas, February 1998-May 1999
Agreements with Oklahoma, Alaska, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, May-July 1999
Agreements with Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, August-September 1999
Agreements with Oklahoma, Wisconsin, the National Park Service, and the U.S. General Services Administration, May-June 2000
Agreements with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; with New Mexico, Amarillo and Roberts County; with Arkansas; and with the City of El Paso and New Mexico, August-November 2000
Ethics working files
[These are ethics working files consisting of copies of news clippings, magazine articles, legislation, statutes, laws, Attorney General opinions, and other resource materials; also present are internal memos and copies of correspondence, notes, financial disclosure materials, and agenda from meetings and seminars. These files, for the most part, appear to be the files of Donna Davidson, Assistant General Counsel. Most memos are addressed to her or are from her, notes are generally made by her. A few items present are files of James Hines, a later Assistant General Counsel. The files are ordered by topic or type of record, with titles such as executive orders, pardons, settlements, ethics, elections, legislative working files, open records, travel, etc. Of special note in these files are the financial disclosure statements of Governor Bush that were filed with the Ethics Commission, from 1993-1997 and 1999. The statement for 1998 is not present here, but can be found in the series Press Office, General news releases. Also of note is a visitors register from the Governor's Office. This register is moldy and has been photocopied, with the original removed and housed separately.]
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2002/151-18 Financial disclosure files:
1998-2000
[3 folders]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9904020032]
1998
1997
1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9604010213]
1995
1995-1996
[2 folders]
Financial disclosure statements:
1993
1994
[2 files]
1995
1996
1997
1999
Elections working file, 1996-1998
Ethics working file, 1996-1998
Executions working file, 1997-1998
[4 folders]
Executive orders working file, 1995
[2 folders]
Executive orders working file, 1996-1997
Family and Medical Leave Act files, 1985-1997
[6 folders]
Legislative working files:
General, 1995-1998
[8 folders]
[Folder 6 contains possibly excepted information: home addresses of legislators]
Legislative budget [empty]
Ethics, 1996-1997
House, 75th Legislature, 1997
[2 folders]
Open meetings, 1996-1998
Open records, 1996-1998
Senate, 1996-1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses and phone numbers of legislators]
Social promotion, ca. 1998
Texas Legislative Service, 1996-1997
[2 folders]
Open meetings working files, 1996-1998
Open records study committee materials, 1997-1998
[6 folders]
[Folder 5 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9706020165]
Open records working files, 1975-1998
[folders 1-7 of 10 folders]
[Folders 1 and 2 contain possibly excepted information: home phone numbers of government employees]
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2002/151-19 Open records working files, 1975-1998
[folders 8-10 of 10 folders]
Pardons working file, 1995-1998
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: identify of alleged child molestation victim]
Redistricting working file, 1998
Settlement working file, 1996
[Viola Barnes proclamation], 1999
Women's commissions, 1993-1998
[5 folders]
[A significant set of files on women's commissions are in the group Legal opinions and advice, Contracts, in the Governor's Office files.
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: email addresses of constituents]
Ethics seminar materials, 1995-1999
Current projects - Minter, 1999
First Lady's travel, 1999
A & E Biography [ABC request for photos], 1999
TSSB [Texas Skills Standards Board] issues, 1998-1999
Representation before state agencies, 1996-1998
[2 folders]
Registration book, Governor's Office, 1992-1997
[2 folders]
[original book removed due to mold damage, it is housed separately]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses or phone numbers of government employees]
Adjutant General, 1995-1997
Outside employment, 1998-1999
Ticket memos, 1996-1997
Gifts-acceptance, 1992-1998
[3 folders]
Personnel issues, 1985, 1997-1998
[Exhibitions and events in the Capitol Building and on the Grounds], 1994-1995
[Cardinal connection], 1995-1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security numbers]
Travel on state aircraft, 1995-1997
[5 folders]
[Appropriate state conduct], 1997
Mansion records, 1997-2000
[4 folders]
Ethics policy, 1992-1998
[4 folders]
Gifts-donations, 1995-1997, 2000
Ethics training materials, 1991-1999
[2 folders]
[Texas Skills Standards Board], 1999
[State calendars], 1999
Solicitation, 1997
[Limited release for ABC News], 1999
Texas Register posting notices, 1999
[2 folders]
Bookmarks, 1994-1997
[2 folders]
[Lone Star Leaders], 1999
[Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities meeting], 10/23/98
[Long-Range Planning and Policy Subcommittee], 1999
[Releases of Governor's Photo for Publication], 1998-1999
[3 folders]
Political activities, 1997
Revolving door, 1992-1996
[6 folders]
Conflicts of interest - Spouse, 1977, 1986-1998
[2 folders]
[Compiling Texas Legislative History], ca. 1995
Computer materials, 1995-1996
Correspondence guidelines, 1995-1998
Conflict of interest materials, 1978, 1994-1997
[3 folders]
Ethics Commission pamphlets, information, 1995-1996
Financial disclosure materials, 1974, 1992-1997
[2 folders]
Memoranda, 1995-1996
[2 folders]
Miscellaneous, 1975, 1993-1997
[4 folders]
Solicitations by state employees, 1987, 1995-1996
Standards of conduct materials, 1994-1995
[2 folders]
State property, proper use of, 1992-1997
[2 folders]
Records retention files:
Policies, procedures, 1996
Current schedule [empty folder]
Memoranda, 1996-1997
Travel:
Articles - Arnett, 1995
Articles - General, 1995-1997
Articles - GWB mentioned, 1996-1998
Articles - Margrave, 1996
Schedules, 1995-1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: home phone numbers of government employees]
Memoranda, 1995-1998
State Aircraft Pooling Board, 1996-1997
Authorities, 1973-1995
[3 folders]
Scenarios, Governor of Texas, ca. 1995-ca. 1999