Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George W. Bush:

An Inventory of Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office Robos Research and Background Files Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 1993-2000, bulk 1995-2000



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)
Title: Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office Robos research and background files
Dates: 1993-2000
Dates: bulk 1995-2000
Abstract: The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office was responsible for preparing replies to many of the letters written to Texas Governor George W. Bush's Office. Robos research and background files were created while developing and revising computer-generated form response letters for topics that produced large volumes of mail in the Governor's Office. Files date 1993-2000, bulk 1995-2000. Subjects include border issues, child issues, economic development, education, employees, environment, energy, federal issues, government issues, greetings, health, insurance, military, social issues, state agency issues, student letters, taxes, transportation, utilities, welfare, crime, legal issues, budget, and legislative issues.
Quantity: 10.5 cubic ft.
Location: The records are located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

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.

Correspondence/Constituent Services is listed as a division within the Communications Office (also known as the Press Office). Shirley Green served as director of Correspondence/Constituent Services through most of Governor Bush's tenure. The division was responsible for the mail log, the central correspondence file, honorary certificates, greetings, and proclamations. The Ombudsman/Citizens' Assistance program was also housed within this division. During the latter part of Governor Bush's second term, the division also handled some of the governor's scheduling functions.

(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 Correspondence/Constituent Services Office was responsible for preparing replies to many of the letters written to Texas Governor George W. Bush's Office. Robos (robotype correspondence) research and background files were created while developing and revising computer-generated form response letters for topics that produced large volumes of mail in the Governor's Office. Records are final versions and drafts of response letters and FAQs (frequently asked questions), originals and copies of incoming letters (logged, some unlogged) used as samples when crafting the response, news clippings, press releases, speeches, printouts from Internet sites, emails, legislation, bill analyses, yellow routing slips, green Robos forms (listing author of letter, what division it belongs to in the Robos table of contents, main and second subjects, etc.), notes, and memos, dating 1993-2000, bulk 1995-2000. Subjects include border issues, child issues, economic development, education, employees, environment, energy, federal issues, government issues, greetings, health, insurance, military, social issues, state agency issues, student letters, taxes, transportation, utilities, welfare, crime, legal issues, budget, and legislative issues. There are also miscellaneous Robos and mini-Robos files, which relate to issues of concern to a narrower constituency. Shirley Green, head of the Correspondence/Constituent Services for most of Governor Bush's tenure, made numerous comments regarding grammar and procedures. Karen Hughes, Communications Director; Vance McMahan, Policy Director; Margaret LaMontagne, Senior Advisor; and other Governor's Office staff provided input on the content and revision of a number of the letters to ensure they reflected the Governor's policies. A very few letters include comments from Governor Bush (including topics such as capital punishment, litigation, and Medicaid reform). Post-it notes have been photocopied onto acid-free paper and then discarded. Folder titles were added by the archivist based on alpha-numeric designations and topics assigned by Correspondence staff, which had been noted on the top right-hand corner of materials.

This finding aid describes one series of Texas Governor George W. Bush's records. See Texas Governor George W. Bush: An Introduction to Governor George W. Bush Records for more record series. If you are reading this electronically, click on the link to go to the finding aid. If you are reading this in paper, the overall finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged alphabetically by broad issues, then somewhat chronologically by more specific subjects within each broad issue, as maintained by the Governor's Office. A letter of the alphabet was assigned by the creating office to each broad issue (there are no files for Y), and then numbers were assigned within for specific subjects as they arose. A group of mini-Robos and miscellaneous Robos are filed first. Misfilings have been corrected.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, privacy (§552.101), certain legislative documents (§552.106), attorney-client privilege (§552.107), agency memoranda (§552.111), email addresses (§552.137), social security number (§552.147), 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:
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Children--Texas.
Economic development--Texas.
Education and state--Texas.
Administrative agencies--Texas.
Insurance--Texas.
Human services--Texas.
Natural resources--Texas.
Labor--Texas.
Energy policy--Texas.
Taxation--Texas.
Transportation--Texas.
Public utilities--Texas.
Public welfare--Texas.
Capital punishment--Texas.
Criminal justice, Administration of--Texas.
Legislation--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Mexican-American Border Region.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1993-2000.
Drafts (documents)--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Functions:
Communicating.

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
None.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office Robos research and background files. 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

Processed by Tonia J. Wood, November 2008

Finding aid updated by Tonia J. Wood, April 2013


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Correspondence/Constituent Services Office Robos research and background files, 1993-2000, bulk 1995-2000,
10.5 cubic ft.

[Note: The majority of the files contain notes and/or draft of letters, possibly excepted from disclosure under agency memoranda/attorney work product (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.111). Because these items are present in the majority of folders they are not individually marked as confidential in the folder inventory.]
Box
2002/151-416 Mini-Robos:
Anniversary; Birthday; Baby, 1995-1997
Child protection, 1996
Decline; Changes, 1996-1997
Packages [Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)], 1997
Graduation; Greetings, 1996-1997
Racism, 1996 or 1997
Ten Commandments, 1997
Tornado; Triangle Park Development, 1997
Health Commissioner; Legislation, 1997
Local; Error, 1997
RV [recreational vehicle] rally, 1996-1997
Student letters, 1997
Adult adoptees, 1997
Coleman [naming of John B. Coleman Memorial Highway], June-July 1997
Hueco Tanks State Park, 1998
[3 folders]
Older American Act, 1998
Wildlife damage management, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9804170229]
Texas prisons, 1998
Port Lavaca sewage treatment, 1998
Child protection; Education, 1998
Smoke from fires in Mexico and Central America, 1998
Tobacco lawsuit attorney fees, 1998
Plumbing Examiners; Huisache (Low Income Housing Tax Credit); Home equity lending, 1998
Representative Pitts' proposal (death penalty for 11-year-old children), 1998
Triangle Square Development, 1998
Hamshire-Fannett ISD [independent school district] property tax revenues, 1998
Food disparagement law, 1998
Bilingual; Triangle Square development, June-July 1998
Henry Lee Lucas; Lake Bastrop hydrilla, May-July 1998
Smoke from fires in Mexico and Central America, May-July 1998
General Motors unemployment, June-August 1998
Internet disclosure of personal information; Plumbing Examiners, May-July 1997; July-August 1998
Houston Works, Choices programs, July-August 1998
Wells Branch housing projects; Public speaking, September-November 1997
National Governors' Association (NGA); Hackberry Creek's school district, July-October 1997
Spring-Cypress landfill; Castroville airport, July-October 1997
Charity; Ruben Johnson, July-September 1997
Legislation, June-August 1997
NGA; Slamming; Tornado; Handgun sales, July 1997
TRS (Teacher Retirement System) legislation; Abortion notification, June-August 1997
Grand Prairie police officer Hubbard, July-August 1997
Senator Drew Nixon; Charity legislation, May-October 1997
Camino Real equestrian event; City of Austin annexation; Disabled assistance, March-December 1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9711140101; 9711130099]
Karla Faye Tucker, December 1997-February 1998
[2 folders]
Regional water planning areas; Toledo Bend Reservoir, November 1997-January 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9711180028]
Triangle Park Development, May 1997-January 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9711240192]
TRS meetings; USS Cabot, October 1997-January 1998
Decline; Forward; Legislation; Refer, June 1997
Republic of Texas group, May-June 1997
PUC (Public Utility Commission) electric utility stocks; Revisions, January-June 1997
George W. Bush FAQ (frequently asked questions), March 1997, undated
Senator Drew Nixon; Cayuga gas plant; Knee surgery, February-May 1997
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) project funding; Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs, February-April 1997
Greetings; Jarrell tornado, 1996; January, June-July 1997
Greetings; State of the state response, January-July 1997
Highway 8 fatality; Legislation, June-July 1997
Redford (Ezequiel Hernandez); Decline; Wedding greeting, June-July 1997
Clear Creek channelization; Air Force flyovers, September 1996-October 1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9709180187; 9709180240]
Spring-Cypress landfill; Empower America tax cuts, September-October 1997
Entergy; House Bill (HB) 399, August-October 1997
Mansfield correctional facility; Brazoria jail, August-September 1997
Children's health insurance, August-September 1997
HB 3025, August-October 1997
Graglia; NGA--Clean Water Act, September 1996-January, July 1997
Decline; Greetings; Legislation, October 1996-February, May and June 1997
Edits for chapters A & B, December 1996
Elizondo; Reading; Newspaper anniversary, September, December 1996; February 1997
Unlabeled miscellaneous folder:
Decline; Permissions; Senate Bill (SB) 138, October 1998, March, June-August 1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9905260470]
Tropical Storm Frances; Central Texas flood; Memo letterhead, October-November 1998, March 1999
Greetings (employee anniversary, Points of Light), October 1998, June 1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9810150725]
Kingsville military training; HMO (health maintenance organization) liability legislation, October 1998, March 1999
Miscellaneous Robos:
Greetings; Reyn Archer, December 1999-May 2000
Greeting; Grants Team; Citizen (immigration), August 1999, May-July 2000
Greeting; Referrals, 1999-2000
Black Panthers; Fire ants, July-August, November 2000
Medicare HMO; Health issues; TDCJ employment; Barbara Bush address; Beets' execution, October, December 1999; March, October 2000
Unsure; Students' FAQs; Greetings, 1997-1998, August 1999, April 2000
Texas quarter; Jesus Day; Transition cards, August-December 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address; social security number]
Superseded (pulled) Robos, 1995-1997
[A] Border issues:
Immigration:
1995-1998
1995, 1998
1997
Mexican economic crisis; Closing of U.S. Consulate office in Mexico, 1995
Immigration; Cross-border trucking regulations, 1995-1996
Cross-border trucking regulations, 1995-1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9712120271]
Immigration, 1996
Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge; Immigrant benefits, 1996-1998
Box
2002/151-417 Immigrant benefits, 1997
[2 folders]
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), 1997-1998
Immigration--Eagle Pass test program, 1997-1998
Immigration--Laser visa, 1997-1998
Border troops, 1997
Mexican gun laws, 1998-1999
Border infrastructure improvement, 1999
Mexican vehicle bond requirement, 1999
[B] Child issues:
Child support, 1995-2000
[5 folders]
Child abuse, 1995-2000
[4 folders]
Child custody, 1995-1997
Non-custodial parents; Adoption registry, 1995-1996
Adoption registry, 1995, 1999
Child Care Food Program; Krasniqui case; Child support enforcement, 1995-1996
Adoption and foster care, 1996-2000
[2 folders]
Child care regulations, 1996, 1998-1999
"Time out" room at school, 1995-1996
Child care assistance and complaints, 1996
Visitation rights; Child support payments, 1996-1997
Adoption registry, 1998-1999
Child custody, 1996-1997
Healthy Kids Corporation; Texas Child Care Fund, 1997
Adult adoptees, 1997, 1999
Child support--Attorney General computer, 1998-1999
[2 folders]
Child support; Child custody, 1998
Day care, 1999-2000
Child support--Attorney General, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security number; email address]
[C] Economic development:
Alcoa-Fujikura plant in El Paso, 1996
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) reduction, 1995
JTPA (Job Training Partnership Act), 1995
Small business owners, 1995, 1999
Colonias, 1995-1996
Businesses interested in moving to Texas, 1996, 1998-1999
Farm bill; Small business loans, 1996, 2000
[D] Education:
Policy FAQ, 1995-1999
[11 folders]
Dress code, 1995-1998
TEA (Texas Education Agency) forward; Teacher pay, 1995-1996
Teacher pay, 1997-2000
[2 folders]
Student loans; TRS, 1995, 1997-2000
Textbook selection, 1995-1998
UT (University of Texas) admission policy, 1996-1997
Vouchers, 1995
Parents teaching kids to drive, 1996-1999
Lamar University; scholarship funding, 1995
Financial aid, 1995-1997
Second National Education Summit; Mike Moses' pay, 1995-1996
Goals 2000, 1995-1996
Prayer in school, 1995-2000
[3 folders]
TEA v. Maxwell; Discipline in school, 1995-1998
Discipline in school, 1997, 1999
Box
2002/151-418 College funding, 1995, 1997, 1999
Sex education, 1995-2000
[2 folders]
Home schooling, 1995, 1998
TAAS (Texas Assessment of Academic Skills), 1995-2000
[2 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9711100083]
Principal Incentive Program; Federal funds for AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) education, 1995-1996
Vouchers, 1995-1998
Abolish regulatory commission for TEA, 1996-1999
Teacher Retirement System, 1996-2000
[3 folders]
Mike Moses support; Bilingual education, 1996-1999
Finding funds for higher education; TRS; Open enrollment charter, 1995-1996
Reading / illiteracy; Social promotion, 1996, 1998,
SBOE (State Board of Education) admission and dismissal rules; No pass / no play; Del Valle schools relocation, 1996
Reading improvement suggestions, 1996-2000
[3 folders]
Lamar ISD campus accreditation report; Education spending costs, 1996
Education spending costs, 1996-1999
[3 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9709100022]
Parent / school complaints, 1996-1997, 1999
TASP (Texas Academic Skills Program) questions, 1996-1999
[2 folders]
Pre-kindergarten programs, 1996-1999
[2 folders]
Teachers unions; Miscellaneous education suggestions, 1996-2000
TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) guidelines, 1996-1998
[3 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9707080485]
National Education Association, 1996-1997
Parental rights, 1996-1999
[2 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9706130002]
TEKS support, 1996-1997
TEA complaints, 1996-1997
Federal / local control of schools, 1997, 1999
Students who ask questions not related to GWB, 1996-1997
Communities in Schools, 1996-1997
Teacher certification, 1997-2000
[3 folders]
Ebonics; Free college tuition for teachers' children, 1997
School district budgets, 1996-1999
[2 folders]
Education policy / programs; School-to-work, 1996-2000
School-to-work, 1996-2000
[3 folders]
Flat Stanley; General education; FAQs, 1996-1998
Abstinence, 1997-2000
[2 folders]
SBOE, 1997
Special education, 1996-2000
[2 folders]
Laptops; TAAS and social promotion, 1998-1999
Teacher education accreditation; Tuition waiver, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9806180294]
Technology, 1998, 2000
[2 folders]
Disney, 1998-1999
Lone Star Leaders; Textbook shortage, 1998
Charter school, 1998, 2000
FICA (Federal Insurance Contribution Act) exception; Support for library funding requests, 1998-1999
Student success / social promotion, 1999
[2 folders]
Spanish; TRS budget; Texas Southern University, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
School choice, 1999
Box
2002/151-419 Prayer at football games, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Dyslexia; Successful programs, 1998-1999
TGSLC (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation); Littleton (Columbine High School shooting), 1998-1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
School violence; Bilingual education, 1998-2000
Windham pay raise; Victoria ISD consolidation, 1999
TAAS--ESL (English as a Second Language), 2000
Teacher compensation; Teacher retirement benefits, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
[E] Employees:
TEC (Texas Employment Commission) general; TEC / TWC (Texas Workforce Commission) employment assistance, 1995-1997
TEC / TWC complaint, 1995-1996
TWCC (Texas Workers Compensation Commission) referral, 1995-1997
[2 folders]
State employee pay raise, 1996-1999
[2 folders]
State employee praise; State employee thanks, 1995-1996, 1999
George Green, 1995-1996
TWCC; Workers compensation, 1995-1996
Affirmative action, 1995-1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9711060113]
Discrimination, 1995-1996, 1998-1999
Thanks; TRS budget, 1996-1997
TRS budget; Dyslexia [misfile], 1997, 1999
Want work--TWC referral, 1998-1999
State employee pay raises, 1998-1999
State insurance benefits, 2000
[F] Environment:
Sierra Blanca, 1995-1999
[4 folders]
Pollution on Big Bend, 1995, 1997-1998
Emission testing, 1995-1999
[3 folders]
Coastal management, 1995
Canned hunts, 1995, 1998-1999
Drought--farmers, 1996, 1998
[2 folders]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9808110128]
Coastal management--oppose, 1995
TNRCC (Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission) referral, 1995-1999
[2 folders]
Drought conditions, 1996
Clean Fuel Fleet Program, 1995
Pantex, 1996, 1999
Pig letter, 1995
Lake LBJ MUD (municipal utility district) permit; Fuel additive MTBE (methyl tertiary-butyl ether); Emission testing; Galveston Environmental Services, 1995-1996
Trapping regulations, 1996, 1998-1999
Lake Corpus Christi water release; Southwest Tactical Training Range, 1995-1997
Environment--general, 1995, 1998
Property rights; Mahard egg farm, 1995-1996
Ozarka water, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9609250274]
Fort Bend County Southwest Tactical Training Range; Interbasin water transfer, 1995-1996, 1998-1999
Austin bills (legislation); Permits, 1995-1999
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Columbia Bottomlands project, 1995
Rainbow Materials, Inc.; Cemex (anti-dumping order), 1995
Hydrilla, 1995, 1997-1999
[2 folders]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9709230063]
Bo Pilgrim's water purchase, 1995-1996
Transfer of water to San Antonio, 1996
Grass carp to control hydrilla, 1996-1997
Litter, 1996-2000
BFI (Browning-Ferris, Inc.) landfill, 1996-1997
Draft rules--TNRCC, 1997
Water policy--TWDB (Texas Water Development Board) referral, 1997-1998
Water policy--water availability, 1997-1998
Fire ants, 1997-1999
EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) national air quality standards, 1997
MUD problems referred to TNRCC, 1997-1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9702240193]
Hydrogen gas pipeline, 1997-1999
Air quality--voluntary compliance for grandfathered plants, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
American Heritage River Initiative, 1997-1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9711050189]
Clear Creek Flood Control District, 1997-1998
Midlothian--Texas Industries' cement plant, 1997-1999
[2 folders]
Cedar Point--Baytown landfill complaints, 1998
Big Bend--federal study of Mexican pollution, 1998-1999
[2 folders]
WCS (Waste Control Specialists) dump--protests over Sierra Blanca and Andrews County low-level radioactive waste sites, 1996, 1998
Water reports on Internet; Central Texas rare species conservation plan, 1998-1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9806080134]
Voluntary adherence by businesses to air quality standards; Edwards Aquifer, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9809040071]
Hurricane Mitch relief; Importance of clean air, 1998
Environment and views on EPA's proposed clean air standards, 1998-1999
Reducing Houston area pollution; Central Texas cave invertebrates, 1996, 1998-1999
Regional air quality, 1998-1999
Legislation re: TNRCC rulemaking; Texas Tech fire ant research program, 1998-1999
HB 1704 response, 1999
Box
2002/151-420 Oil dependent school districts, 1999
Turtles, 1999-2000
Alcoa, 1999
Hurricane Bret, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: email addresses]
Phillip's Brazoria County coker plant; Houston area air quality, 1999
Longhorn Pipeline, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: email address]
BFI's San Antonio expansion; Cibolo Reservoir Project, 2000
TNRCC clean air regulations, 2000
Cancer treatment by Dr. Stanley Burzynski, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Water deficit owed by Mexico, 2000
Rice crop insurance, 2000
Shrimping, 2000
EPA unclassifiable designation, 2000
CARA (Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999), 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Air pollution and global warming, 2000
[G] Energy:
Renewable energy, 1996, 1999
[2 folders]
Alternative fuels, 1996
Low oil prices, 1998-1999
[3 folders]
[H] Federal issues:
California's Proposition 187 (illegal immigration); Partners in Flight Program (wildlife), 1995-1996
Federal issues--referrals, 1995-1998
[2 folders]
Personal problems; Referrals to Gramm and Hutchison, 1995-1997, 2000
Social security; Foreign affairs; Closing of ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) units at universities, 1995-1996
Complaints about federal judges; Marine Mammal Protection Act; Obtaining a visa, 1996
Balanced budget amendment, 1996, 1999
Credit union membership, 1996-1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9611140056]
INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) / citizenship, 1996-1998
SSI (Supplemental Security Income), 1996-2000
[2 folders]
Visa help, 1997, 1999-2000
Federal inmates; Airbags, 1997, 1999
J-1 visa waiver, 1997
Freedom to Farm bill, Web porn, 1998-1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9812160493]
Kosovo, 1999
Branch Davidian raid, 1999
Federalism / states' rights, 1999
Veterans' benefits, 1999
Fort Worth and Arlington tornadoes, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email addresses]
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs problems; Federal issues--referral to transition office, 2000
[I] Government issues:
Issues FAQ; Judicial reform, 1995, 1997
Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program, 1995
City resolutions, 1995-1997
Home equity loans; Tenth Amendment, 1995, 1997-1998
Redistricting; Initiative and referendum, 1995-1996
Texas as a Republic; Local matters, 1996-1997
Texas sovereignty / statehood, 1997
Executive order, 1998-1999
Texas quarter, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9906030246; 9906290336]
Proposed new Texas Constitution; Coastal Water Authority board, 1999
HB 2045 impact; El Cenizo, 1999
A&M bonfire tragedy, 1999
Confederate statue at Grimes County courthouse, 2000
Confederate plaques in Texas Supreme Court building, 2000
[J] Greetings:
Girl Scout Gold Award; Business anniversary; Business retirement, 1997-1998, 2000
Club anniversary, 1996-1999
Boy Scout troop anniversary, 1996-2000
Graduation, 1996-2000
[3 folders]
State employee; Arrow of Light award, 1996-2000
Conference; DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), 1996-2000
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Voluntary Protection Program, 1996-1997, 1999-2000
Wedding anniversary, 1996-2000
Volunteers, 1997-1998, 2000
Wedding, 1997-2000
Church anniversary, 1996-2000
Fraternity / sorority (academic) anniversary, 1998-2000
Family reunion, 1996-2000
Welcome to Texas, 1997-1999
Law enforcement retirement, 1996-2000
Condolence, 1996-2000
Pastor anniversary, 1996-2000
Retirement--general; Club anniversary, 1997-2000
Decline proclamation requests and invitations, 1996, 1998-1999
Bar mitzvah; State retirement, 1997-2000
Decline greetings, 1996-1997
Royal Rangers Award, 1996-2000
Box
2002/151-421 Eagle Scout; Girl Scout Gold Award, 1996-2000
[2 folders]
Birthdays, 1996-2000
[3 folders]
Military retirement, 1996-2000
Baby; General turndown; Departing employee; Noncommercial caveat, 1995-2000
Class / school reunion, 1997-2000
Teacher retirement, 1997-2000
Missionettes; Holiday, 1997, 1999-2000
Pastor retirement, 1997-2000
Heroes for Children, 1997-2000
Birth; Adoption, 1997-2000
Legislative condolence; Fraternity / sorority (social) anniversary, 1997-2000
Baptism; Decline anniversary; Librarian retirement, 1999-2000
[K] Health:
Nursing homes, 1995-2000
[2 folders]
Texas Rehabilitation Commission (TRC) disability determinations, 1995-1996, 1999-2000
Medicaid, 1994-1996
Nursing home general; Frail and elderly, 1995
MHMR (Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation), 1995-1998
[2 folders]
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act); CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunctional Syndrome), 1995-1996
Ryan White CARE (Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency) Act; TRC referrals, 1995
DHS (Texas Department of Human Services) reimbursement rates; Rabies vaccinations, 1995-1996
ICF-MR (intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded), 1995
Texas Department of Health referral; HHSC (Health and Human Services Commission) information and referral network, 1995-1996, 1998
TCADA (Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse) funding, 1995-1996
HHSC referral; MTBE, 1995
Medicaid Vendor Drug Program, 1995-1996
Long-term care; Prison substance abuse treatment program, 1995-1996
MTBE; Implants, 1995-1996, 1999
Burzynski, 1996-1998
[2 folders]
Investigate long-term care; Opportunities for people with disabilities, 1996-1997
TCADA referral, 1996, 1998
Texas Department on Aging referral, 1996-1997
Involuntary commitment to mental health facilities, 1996
DHS referral, 1995-1997
Medicaid debate / reform; Patient privacy law, 1996
Legalizing marijuana; North Texas SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) project, 1995-1996, 1998
EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program); HHSC coordinates state and federal assistance programs, 1996
CIDC (Chronically Ill and Disabled Children's Program) / CSHCN (Children with Special Health Care Needs), 1996-1997, 2000
Tobacco stocks; Consumer fraud, 1996
Smoking, 1996, 1998
Ephedrine / Mahuang, 1996-1999
[3 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9805140278; 9805200233]
MHMR policy / funding, 1997
HMO liability legislation (SB 386), 1997
Medicaid, 1997, 2000
Health care & availability of health care insurance, 1997-2000
Smoking, 1996-1997
Suicide, 1996-1997
Medical marijuana; Home health agencies; HMO doctor choice, 1997-1998
MHMR funding, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Sensitive Care nursing home closure; SB 1525 veto; Mental health & HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) 1115 Medicaid waivers, 1999
TSBME (Texas State Board of Medical Examiners) referrals; SB 1468 (physician bargaining), 1999
Hospital budget shortfalls from balanced budget amendment; MHMR shortfall, 1999
Hunger, 1999-2000
Wagner General Hospital ER (emergency room) closure; Nursing home Medicaid reimbursement & liability insurance, 2000
[L] Insurance:
Insurance rates, 1995-1996
Insurance cases--referral to TDI (Texas Department of Insurance), 1995-1997
All Saints Program, 1995
Insurance complaints; Stop loss, 1995-1997
No fault insurance / uninsured motorists, 1996-1997
[2 folders]
CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program), 1997-1999
[3 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9806150247; 9806260416]
Insurance coverage of water damage to house foundations, 1997-1998
Auto rates, 1998
Insurance mandates, 1998-1999
Medicare HMO, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
[M] Military:
Texas Veterans Commission referrals, 1995-1998
[2 folders]
POW-MIA (Prisoner of war-Missing in action) proclamation; Base closures; Hiring veterans, 1995-1996, 1998
Selling Camp Mabry land, 1995-1996
U.S. Army Specialist Michael New, 1996
Texas National Guard referral, 1996-1998
Camp Mabry; Bosnia, 1996
Women in Military Service memorial, 1996-1997
[2 folders]
Box
2002/151-422 [N] Miscellaneous:
Views, 1995-1996
Turndown for recommendation, 1995-1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9801120179]
Thanks for support, 1994-1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9712190312]
Unsure of request, 1995-1996, 1998
Thanks for prayers, 1997-1999
Fireworks ban, 1996, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9806090070; 9806150186]
Peggy Laughlin; Minority judgeships, 1995
Bring kids home from Olympics; Selena Day; Solicitations; Donations, 1995-1997
Daylight Savings Time, 1999
Missing persons referral to DPS (Department of Public Safety) / Salvation Army, 1995-1997, 1999-2000
Thanks for help getting kids home from Olympics; Bayou Vista dog; JD Talent Agency; President Bush's address, 1995-1996, 1999
Policy referral, 1995-1996
Policy FAQ, 1997
[2 folders]
Council of Governments spending; Policy assistance referral; Nice visit, 1995-1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9606130162]
Black Panther party; Oklahoma bombing, 1995-1996
Missing person referral to Salvation Army, 1995-1996
Birth certificates, 1995-1996, 1998-2000
[2 folders]
Flags; Wild Orchid (topless bar), 1995-1999
Foundation funding sources; Deny individual meeting requests, 1995-1999
Proclamation turndown; President Bush speaking to Women's Federation group, 1995-1996
Tennessee; Renewal--response to constituent venting, 1995-1996
Greyhound racing, 1995-1996, 1998
Silsbee horse killing; Snow monkeys, 1995
Israel trip, 1999
Dr. Ladde--UT Arlington; Home equity loans; Lampasas therapeutic wilderness camps, 1996
Kingwood annexation, 1996-1997
[3 folders]
Annexation; Lesbian / Gay History Month in schools, 1996, 1998-1999
Wrong letter; Nomination forward to agency, 1997
Meeting request, 1997, 1999
Credit unions, 1997-1998
Turn down requests for military academy recommendations; No response to email messages, 1997
Turn down publication endorsements; Commemorative stamps, 1995, 1997-1998
Turn down policy endorsements; Boll weevil eradication program, 1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9706060068]
Inmate concerns (from 3rd party); Views from non-Texas residents; Turn down with no reason, 1996-1997
Invitation no commitment; Recipe request, 1996-1997, 1999
Chapel in Capitol complex, 1997-1999
Report referral; Flag-raising turn down, 1998-1999
Turn down multiple requests; No help; Governor's photo for publication, 1998
Israel trip, 1995, 1998-1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9901070257]
Federal ethics (Clinton); Texas flag, 1998-2000
Volunteerism; Jeb Bush, 1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9903150180]
Email messages, 1999
Texas residency; Resignation, 1999
Religion; Bonfire cartoon, 1996, 1999
Turn down multiple requests; Death certificate, 2000
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 2003080144]
Jesus Day, 2000
[O] Social issues:
Casino gambling, 1995-2000
[3 folders]
No fault divorce, 1996-1997
Concealed weapons, 1995
Welfare fraud; Bingo referral, 1995, 1999
Elderly seeking assistance, 1995
Abortion, 1995-1997, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Lottery profits, 1995-1997
[3 folders]
Concealed weapons; TDCJ treatment program closures, 1995
Gun restriction complaints; Gun questions referral to DPS, 1995-1997
Same-sex marriage; Euthanasia; Probation, 1995-1998
Faith-based initiative, 1995-1999
[3 folders]
Partial birth abortion; Electronic bingo; Pregnant teens, 1995-1996, 1998-1999
Medicaid debate; Sam Houston Race Park; Right to bear arms, 1995-1996
Partial birth abortion, 1996, 1998-2000
Same sex adoptions, 1996, 1998-1999
Gun control, 1997-2000
[4 folders]
Tigua, 1998-1999
Kialagee, 1998
Religious beliefs, 1997-1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: email addresses]
Parental notification, 1999-2000
HB 385 and HB 415 (adoption by homosexuals and lesbians), 1999
Box
2002/151-423 [P] State agencies:
TDCJ smoking policy, 1994-1995, 1997
TDH (Texas Department of Health) ephedrine, 1995
Attorney General Consumer Protection Division referral, 1995-2000
[2 folders]
Parks and Wildlife Department referral, 1995-1998
Proposed merger of Texas Employment Commission Agricultural Employer Services and Agricultural and Migrant and Seasonal Services, 1996
TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) vehicle registration, 1995-1998
TxDOT travel and tourism, 1995-1997
DHS privatization of services, 1995-1996
TxDOT rest stops / clean highways, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9505030217]
State agency referral, 1996-1997, 1999-2000
TDH health care financing, 1996
DHS referrals, 1995-1998
TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission); Lottery Commission referrals, 1995-1996
Teen Challenge--TCADA; Texas Department of Commerce--Brenda Arnett's travel; Workforce Commission privatization, 1995-1996
TxDOT referral, 1995-1997
Parks and Wildlife Department fees, 1996-1998
TexPool--Comptroller; TRS; TEC /TWC consolidation, 1996
Board of Nursing Facility Administrators, 1996-1997
DPS trooper complaints; Lottery Commission GTECH, 1996-1998
Credit Union Department sunset review, 1997
TDHCA (Texas Department of Housing and Community Assistance) mobile home regulations, 1997
TDPRS (Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services) referral, 1996-1998
GSC (General Services Commission) referral; General Land Office land grants; Comptroller referral; State agency cc:, 1997-1998
Year 2000, 1997-1999
Grants Team; License renewal, 1997-1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9805040361]
HHSC sunset review; DPS Governor's security; TDCJ pay, 1999-2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
[Q] Student letters:
Student views; Photo, 1995, 1997
Information about Texas, 1995-1998
Recipe; Child views, 1995
Smoking (minors using tobacco), 1996-1998
[2 folders]
Student gun control, 1995
Student FAQs, 1995-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Student prayers for Governor Bush, 1995, 1997, 1999
Education question, 1995
Flat Stanley; President Bush address; Bluebonnets, 1995
Student support, 1995, 1997-1998
Student issues, 1995
Abortion, 1995, 1997-1999
Environment, 1995-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Transboundary environment; Capital punishment; Unable to meet project deadline; Animals, 1995, 1999
Weapons, 1995-2000
[3 folders]
Gay rights / students; Literacy, 1995-1996, 1998-1999
Alcohol / students, 1995, 1997-1999
[2 folders]
TAAS test, 1995, 1997-2000
[3 folders]
Drug-free pledges; Student government, 1995-1998
Texas as a Republic; Recycling; Child abuse; Out-of-state students, 1996
Lower driving age, 1996-1999
Hunting; Gangs and juvenile violence, 1996-1997
Illegal drug problem, 1996-1999
Reading; General, 1997
Essay / library, 1997-1998, 2000
Flat Stanley, 1999-2000
Gangs / teen violence, 1998
Texas quarter, 1998-2000
Bicycle helmets for kids, 1997-1998
Hunting wild / endangered animals; Math, 1998
Lone Star Leaders; Meeting with student, 1998-1999
Funding turn down; School visit turn down, 1998-1999
[R] Taxes:
Property tax, 1995-1997
[6 folders]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9708080198; 9708190139]
Box
2002/151-424 Tax cuts, 1999
Board of Tax Professional Examiners referral, 1995-1997
Governor's tax break; Tax study; Citizen's Committee on Property Tax Relief referral; Constituent tax check, 1995-1996
Arena funding, 1997-1998
Higher taxes (homestead exemption), 1997
Minnesota governor; Income tax, 1997-1998
Internet tax, 1998
Tax cut plans; Tax complaints, 1999-2000
[S] Transportation:
Tickets; Vehicle registration, 1995-1996, 1998
Packery Channel--Nueces County; Amtrak, 1995-1996
Small urban and rural transit systems; Farm-to-market road signs, 1995-1996
TxDOT referrals; Trucking deregulation; U.S. Highway 59, 1995, 1997
Speed limit, 1995-1999
[3 folders]
Union Pacific-Southern Pacific railroad merger, 1995-1996
DPS fingerprinting for drivers license applications, 1995, 1997-1998
Motorcycle helmet law, 1995, 1997-1998
Rest stop complaints; Hearne depot relocation, 1995-1997
TxDOT mowing; State Highway 6 sound wall, 1995-1997
Truck speed limit; STEP (Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program); Border truck inspections, 1995-1996
Amtrak--Texas Eagle, 1996-1997
Speed limit for house trailers; Amtrak, 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9610210007]
Truck weight limit; Robert Mueller Airport relocation, 1996-1997
County roads; Disabilities parking placards, 1997-1998
Truck speed limits, 1997-1999
Union Pacific freight service problems, 1997-1998
[2 folders]
State Highway 130; Bryan-College Station railroad relocation, 1998
Llano bypass; Union Pacific El Paso-Tucson run, 1998-1999
DPS traffic safety; Houston light rail, 1999-2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Truck hours, 2000
[T] Utilities:
PUC Spanish on demand; Telecommunications, 1995
PUC referral, 1995-1996, 1998
Utility rates, 1995
Mauriceville Special Utility District; PEC (Pedernales Electric Cooperative) transmission line, 1995-1996
Pager tax--telecommunications fund, 1996
Houston new area code; RRC (Railroad Commission) referral, 1996-1997
911 fee on cellular phone bills, 1996
SB 373--electric industry competition, 1995
[File includes original letters from Enron (Ken Lay, Rich Kinder) and Houston Industries Inc. (Don Jordan).]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9505090214; 9505310211]
Electric utility deregulation, 1996-1997, 1999
[2 folders]
TU (Texas Utilities) Electric Company; Phone industry deregulation, 1996-1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9612020147; 9612030037]
Local phone competition; Slamming, 1997-1999
[U] Welfare:
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program; Food stamps, 1995-1996
Teen pregnancy; Welfare reform, 1995-1996
Welfare abuse / fraud, 1996-1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Housing, 1995-1996
Welfare reform, 1995-1997, 1999-2000
[4 folders]
Dallas Housing Authority; LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit), 1995-1996
Block grants; Homeless; TDHCA Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program; Housing proposal, 1996
TIES (Texas Integrated Eligibility Services)--welfare reform and privatization, 1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9703100196]
Welfare denial, 1997
Grandparents caring for TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)-certified children, 1999
[V] Crime issues:
Parole, 1995-1997
Pardon requests, 1995-1997
Capital punishment, 1995, 1997, 2000
[2 folders]
Clemency, 1995-1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9701300007]
Medicaid provider fraud; Chris Coleman early release, 1995-1996
Crime--criminal justice reform, 1995, 1997
[2 folders]
Juvenile crime--gangs, juvenile reform, 1995-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
DWI (driving while intoxicated) complaints, 1995
Prisons, 1995, 1997, 1999
SCR (Senate Concurrent Resolution) 26; ATPA (Automobile Theft Prevention Authority); Joseph Davis parolee; O.J. Simpson, 1995-1996
Domestic violence; Judge Capelle restriction on use of protest parole letters, 1995-1997, 1999
Duhamel execution; Amber Hagerman's death, 1996
Hate crime legislation, 1996, 1999
[2 folders]
Sex offenders, 1996-1997, 1999
[4 folders]
Montoya execution; VitaPro, 1996
Statutory rape; Dallas shooting incident, 1996
Stalking, 1996-1997
Prisoners working, 1996-1997
Complaints against local police / county deputies; Sternadel murder; Housing out-of-state inmates, 1996
Box
2002/151-425 DWI laws, 1995-1999
[3 folders]
Inmate phone access; McQuay mandatory parole, 1996
Sex offender castration, 1996-1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Prescription drugs from Mexico; Animal cruelty, 1996, 1999
Church burnings, 1996
Dads in prison; DPS referral for murder cases, 1996-1997
TDCJ referral re: inmates, 1996-1997, 1999-2000
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9712040110]
Parole and mandatory release; Amarillo halfway house, 1996-1997
Parole and mandatory release, 1996-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Concern for county and out-of-state prisoners, 1996-1997
Expunge, 1995-1997
Sheriff referral; Carey Houston release, 1996-1997
Capital punishment--student questions; TDCJ CJAD (Community Justice Assistance Division) referral; Execution opponents, 1997
Parole Division referral; Parole opposition, 1997
Domestic violence, 1997
Routier conviction, 1997-2000
Allegations of inmate abuse / wrongdoing by state, 1997-1998
Pardon and parole requests and revocations, 1996-1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9607260046]
Violent kids, 1998
Haskell support for detention facility, 1998
Unruly teens, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9810010108]
[Contains possibly excepted information: privacy]
Lacresha Murray's sentence, 1997-1999
Capital punishment views, 1998-1999
Death row escape, 1998-1999
Faulder execution, 1998-1999
[2 folders]
Graham execution, 1993, 1996, 1998-2000
[3 folders]
Capital punishment for juveniles, 1999-2000
TDCJ Native American Indian religious practices, 1999
Byrd hate crime--Jasper, 1998-1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9807020048]
Kevin Byrd pardon, 1997
Prisoner transfer procedure; Harris County Boot Camp funding, 1999
Domestic violence, 1999
DPS sex offender database, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Innocent, 1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9902020269]
Prison reform, 1999
Garrett pardon request, 1999-2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Ill inmate parole request, 1999
Sonia Cacy case, 1995-1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Hate crime / gay adoption legislation, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Extradition; Robison execution, 1999-2000
Traffic ticket; Capital punishment for mentally ill / mentally handicapped, 1999-2000
Wedgewood Baptist Church shootings / gun control, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Texas Exile Program, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Mission Ranch troubled youth camp--Hays County; Habeas corpus reform, 1999-2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Penry--death row inmate, 1999-2000
Capital punishment support, 1999-2000
Murder of prison guard Nagle, 1999-2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Illegal drugs; McGinnis execution, 1999-2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Capital punishment moratorium, 2000
Beets execution, 2000
[2 folders]
Criner pardon, 2000
Graham execution, 2000
McGinn reprieve from execution, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Dillingham execution; Flores execution, 2000
Tulia investigation, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
[W] Legal:
Tort reform, 1995-1999
[3 folders]
Tort reform--con; Request intervention by governor, 1995-1997
Tort reform--breast implants; Legal assistance request--judicial matters, 1995-1997
Tort reform suggestions; Request for assistance in court, 1995, 1997-1998
Endorsement turn down; Reimbursement of Judiciary Advisory Council, 1995, 1997, 1999
Attorney General referral, 1995-1996
Tobacco lawsuit, 1996-1999
[4 folders]
Legal assistance request; Attorney complaint; Commission on Judicial Conduct referral, 1996, 2000
Olmstead ADA case, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Tobacco settlement fund, 1999
Canadian River land dispute, 1999
Box
2002/151-426 [X] Budget:
Budget suggestions, 1995
State surplus money, 1996, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
HB 1 riders, 1999
[Z] Legislative:
Proposed legislation; Signed bills--pro, 1995-1997
Legislative bills--opinion; HB 722 (Veggie bill), 1995-1996
Signed bills--con; Legislative accomplishments, 1995, 1999
Filed bills without governor's signature; Initiative and referendum, 1995-1997
Home equity loans, 1996-1998
[2 folders]
Guardianship; No bill, 1995
Lobby reform, 1996
HB 3193; Support / oppose legislative bills; Legislative agendas of organizations, cities, etc., 1995-1997, 1999
HB 2732 (Liquor Industry Fair Dealing Act veto), 1995
Graffiti, 1995-1996
Legislative session plans, 1996-1997
Companies, cities, associations legislative issues (not whole agenda); SB 1013 pro; HB 889 (interstate banking), 1995, 1997
Constituent / organizations legislative views, 1997, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
SB 744 (heat pumps); Resolutions, reports, letters containing views; Agency reports required by legislation, 1995, 1997, 1999
SB 640; Bill signing ceremony, 1995, 1997, 1999
SB 11 (A&M University transfer), 1995
Legislative session accomplishments; HB 2926, 1995, 1997
Legislative veto, 1997, 1999
Signed legislation, 1997
HB 2642; HB 2460--con, pro, 1995
Bills not passed (did not cross Governor's desk), 1997, 1999
Legislative summary, 1997, 1999
HB 2209; SB 695; Referral for copies of laws, 1995, 1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9505220054]
HB 2256; ADAPT (American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today?) (accessibility to legislative offices), 1995, 1998
HB 2766 (patient protection), 1995-1996
Texas State Library & Archives Commission funding, 1998
SB 1303; Local government reports, letters, material; SB 1017, 1995, 1999
1999 legislative session issues; SB 1704; HB 2725, 1995, 1999
SB 247, 1999
SB 11; HB 2186, 1995, 1999
HB 2313; Veto of HB 2155, 1995, 1999
SB 1; HB 3189 (Edwards Aquifer); HB 1863, 1995
HB 984 (Alcoholic Beverage Code revisions); HB 2053 (tax exempt license plates), 1995-1996