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Overview

Agency History

George W. Bush Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

News releases, 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000,

1995-2000,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George W. Bush:

An Inventory of Governor George W. Bush Press Office News Releases and Staff Files Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)
Title: Governor George W. Bush Press Office news releases and staff files
Dates: 1990-2000, undated
Dates: bulk 1995-2000
Abstract: The Press Office was responsible for managing media relations for the governor, the governor's spouse, and the administration, including preparing news releases to disseminate information about Texas Governor George W. Bush's actions. General, appointment, legislative, and chronological news releases document information that was released to the media. Staff files document interactions of Karen Hughes and other Press Office staff with members of the media. Records include news releases, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, speeches and talking points, transcripts, executive orders and proclamations, enabling legislation, reports, publications and printed material, appointment application forms, biographies, resumes, and vitae of appointees, board or commission summary information, maps, charts and graphs, or lists. Materials date 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000.
Quantity: 32.4 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 with scattered Spanish throughout.
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.

The Press Office, part of the Communications Office, developed the Governor's Office website and managed media relations for the governor, the First Lady, and the administration by disseminating information to print and broadcast media, state and federal agencies, and the public. During the majority of Governor Bush's tenure, the Director of Communications was Karen P. Hughes. (The Director of Communications was sometimes referred to--mostly by those outside the office--as the Press Secretary.) When Hughes left that position in June 1999 to become Governor Bush's presidential campaign spokesperson, the Deputy Director of the Communications/Press Office, Linda Edwards, became Director, and Mike Jones became Deputy Director. Staff prepared news releases and speeches for the governor, handled media calls and requests for interviews, and collected and distributed newspaper clippings about the governor and issues of concern to Texans.

(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.)

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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.

As a Republican, 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.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Press Office was responsible for managing media relations for the governor, the governor's spouse, and the administration, including preparing news releases to disseminate information about Texas Governor George W. Bush's actions. General, appointment, legislative, and chronological news releases document information that was released to the media. Staff files document interactions of Karen Hughes and other Press Office staff with members of the media. Records are news releases, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, speeches and talking points, transcripts, executive orders and proclamations, enabling legislation, reports, publications and printed material, appointment application forms, biographies, resumes, and vitae of appointees, board or commission summary information, maps, charts and graphs, or lists. Materials date 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000. General news releases cover a wide variety of topics including criminal justice, education, environment, transportation, and welfare. Appointment news releases provide biographical and statistical information on Governor Bush's appointees to agencies, boards, commissions, task forces, the judiciary, district attorneys, and universities. Legislative news releases focus on legislation signed or vetoed by Governor Bush during the 74th, 75th, and 76th Texas Legislatures. Chronological news releases provide date access to gubernatorial and gubernatorial campaign releases. Staff files concern requests for interviews, quotes, and appearances by Governor Bush.

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Organization of the Records

These records are in the original order as maintained by the agency. The records are organized into two series:
News releases, 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 30 cubic ft.
Staff files, 1995-2000, 2.4 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101), confidential by law (§552.101 in conjunction with Texas Government Code Section 508.313 and Texas Occupations Code Section 159.002(d)), tax returns confidential by law (§552.101 in conjunction with 26 U.S.C. 6103(a)), birthdates of government employees (§552.102(a)), attorney client privilege (§552.107), agency memoranda (§552.111), home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of a government employee (§552.117), drivers license numbers (§552.130), account information (§552.136), email addresses (§552.137), and social security numbers (§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. (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.

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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-
Hughes, Karen P.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Administrative agencies--Texas.
Capital punishment--Texas.
Criminal justice, Administration of--Texas.
Disaster relief--Texas.
Economic development--Texas.
Education and state--Texas.
Emergency management--Texas.
Gambling--Texas.
Governors--Texas.
Grants-in-aid--Texas.
Gun control--Texas.
Human services--Texas.
Insurance--Texas.
Juvenile justice, Administration of--Texas.
Legislation--Texas.
Literacy programs--Texas.
Government litigation--Texas.
Military bases--Texas.
Natural resources--Texas.
Political campaigns--Texas.
Property tax relief--Texas.
Public health--Texas.
Public welfare--Texas.
Taxation--Texas.
Torts--Texas.
Transportation--Texas.
Voluntarism--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Economic development.
Texas--Emigration and immigration.
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Texas--Relations--Mexico.
Mexico--Relations--Texas.
Document Types:
Application forms--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Executive orders--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Invitations--Texas--Governors--1996-2000.
Lists--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Memorandums--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Press releases--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Proclamations--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Publications--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Reports--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Résumés (personnel records)--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Speeches--Texas--Governors--1990-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
Transcripts--Texas--Governors--1996-2000.
Functions:
Communicating Texas government policy.
Advocating Texas government policy.

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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 Governor George W. Bush, Appointments Office records, 1960-2000, bulk 1994-2000, 118.7 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, Legislative Office records, 1988, 1990, 1992-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 114 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office news releases and staff 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 and Museum in College Station, Texas 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 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

News releases processed by Tonia J. Wood, July 2010, December 2011

Staff files processed by Tony Black, October 2002

Additions to staff files processed by Jessica Tucker, October 2011

Finding aid updated by Tonia J. Wood, April 2013

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Other Finding Aids

A Microsoft Access database with additional information about each press release in the General news releases series is available from the Texas State Archives.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

News releases, 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000,
30 cubic ft.

The Press Office was responsible for preparing news releases to disseminate information about Texas Governor George W. Bush's actions. General, appointment, legislative, and chronological news releases document information that was released to the media. Records include news releases, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, speeches and talking points, executive orders and proclamations, enabling legislation, reports, publications and printed material, appointment application forms, biographies, resumes, and vitae of appointees, board or commission summary information, maps, charts and graphs, or lists. Materials date 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000. General news releases cover a wide variety of topics including criminal justice, education, environment, transportation, and welfare. Appointment news releases provide biographical and statistical information on Governor Bush's appointees to agencies, boards, commissions, task forces, the judiciary, district attorneys, and universities. Legislative news releases focus on legislation signed or vetoed by Governor Bush during the 74th, 75th, and 76th Texas Legislatures. Chronological news releases provide date access to gubernatorial and gubernatorial campaign releases.
News releases were filed under multiple topics and across the four series to facilitate access by Press Office staff.
Organization
The records are organized as received from the Governor's Office into four subseries:
  • General news releases, 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 15 cubic ft.
  • Appointment news releases, 1992-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 12.4 cubic ft.
  • Legislative news releases, 1995, 1997, 1999, 1.2 cubic ft.
  • Chronological news releases, 1993-2000, 1.4 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), News releases, Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office news releases and staff files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101), confidential by law (§552.101 in conjunction with Texas Government Code Section 508.313), tax returns confidential by law (§552.101 in conjunction with 26 U.S.C. 6103(a)), birthdates of government employees (§552.102(a)), attorney client privilege (§552.107), agency memoranda (§552.111), home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of a government employee (§552.117), drivers license numbers (§552.130), email addresses (§552.137), and social security numbers (§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.).
Processed by
General news releases processed by Tonia J. Wood, July 2010
Appointments news releases, A through F and general files, processed by Tony Black, 2005
Appointments news releases, G through Y and judicial/university appointments, processed by Tonia J. Wood, September 2009
Legislative news releases processed by Tonia J. Wood, October 2009
Chronological news releases processed by Tonia J. Wood, September 2009
General news releases, 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000,
15 cubic ft.
The Press Office was responsible for preparing news releases to disseminate information about Governor Bush's actions. General news releases, dating 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, include statements issued on behalf of the governor, plus supporting documentation such as executive orders and proclamations. Files marked "(general files)" contain such things as correspondence and press releases from other public and private entities, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, legislative updates, and reports from committees.
Subjects with significant coverage in the news releases include abortion, AIDS, alcohol and drug abuse, art, base closures, border issues with Mexico (including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)), the state budget, criminal justice (including juvenile justice), the death penalty (executions and pardons), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disasters (both natural and otherwise, including the Texas A&M University bonfire tragedy), drought, education (especially reading, the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) test, and social promotion), electric deregulation, the environment (especially emissions control and low-level radioactive waste disposal), faith-based initiatives, gambling (especially Indian casinos), gun control, insurance reform, legislation, libraries, literacy, property taxes, racism (including hate crimes), tobacco litigation, tort reform, volunteerism, and welfare reform.
Subject files through Fingerprint imaging were housed in acid-free folders, duplicates removed, and newspaper clippings and post-it notes photocopied onto acid-free paper. Beginning with Firefighting equipment, folders were not replaced, duplicates were not removed and clippings and post-it notes were not photocopied.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by subject, and then chronologically within each subject as received from the Governor's Office. A few items not interfiled by Press Office staff were kept separate and are filed at the end of this series.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General news releases, News releases, Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office news releases and staff files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101), confidential by law (§552.101 in conjunction with Texas Government Code Section 508.313), attorney client privilege (§552.107), agency memoranda (§552.111), home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of a government employee (§552.117), and email addresses (§552.137), 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.).
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, July 2010
Box
2002/151-1827 100 days, First, April May 4, 1995
A&M University, Texas, December 27, 1995; November 18, 24, and 30, 1999; January 11 and May 2, 2000
Abortion, 1995-2000
[3 folders]
Abstinence, March 16, October 20, 1998; May 23 and 30, 2000
Accident, November 1, 1999; February 11, 2000
Accomplishments, April 26, May 30, December 1995; June 2, 1997; June 1, August 26, 1999; March 2000
[3 folders]
ACT (Associated Conservatives of Texas); ADAPT (American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today), 1995, 1999
Adoption: November 14, December 11 1996; March 6, June 11, 1997; December 7, 1998; 1999
[3 folders]
Advanced Placement (AP); Aetna U.S. Healthcare, April 11, August 2000
Affirmative action, 1995-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Affordable housing; AFL-CIO, September-October 1995, August 1996, October 1999
Aggie bonfire; Agriculture, March 1, 1996; August 1998; November 18, 1999
AIDS grant; AIDS letter; Alamo; Albright, Madeleine, U.S. Secretary of State, January-April 1995, January 1996, December 1998
Alcatel Network Systems, Inc.; Alcohol, April 1995, March-June 1999
Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Texas Commission on (TCADA), 1995, March, October 1996
[4 folders]
[File includes copy of executive order GWB 95-2.]
Alice; Alimony; Amarillo, April-May 1995, August 1998
American Heritage Rivers; America's Promise; Amtrak, May 1997, July 1998, May 1999, May 2000
Anencephaly; Angelini, Karen; Anti-stalking, September 1996, October 1998, May 1999
Anti-teen smoking, June 16, 1997
Applications (employment and appointment), undated
Appointments, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[5 folders]
Appropriations, June, November 1995, May-June 1997, May-June, August 1999, July 2000
[4 folders]
Archer, Dr. William "Reyn," June 1997, April, October-November 2000
Arnett, Brenda; Art work (in the Governor's Office), October 1995, September 1996, September 1999
Articles, 1994-1998, undated
[8 folders]
Artists, 1995-2000
[6 folders]
Ashley's Law / Sex offenders, May 30, 1995; January-February, April, June 1996; January 1998
[Includes letters and articles regarding Amber Hagerman.]
AT&T Governor's Fellows Teachers Program, May 1995
"Atonement, Day of" Rally, October 15, 1997
Attorney General, August 1999, January-September 2000
[2 folders]
Attorneys fees, 1998-1999
[6 folders]
[Concerns private attorney fees for the tobacco litigation.]
Audits, November-December 1999
Austin Energy Green Choice Program; Authors, November 1995, April 2000
Auto emissions; Automobile Theft Prevention Authority, January-February, August 1995
Babbitt, Bruce; Bane, Mary Jo, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Banks, February 1995, August 1996, April, June 1997
Barnes, Odell, Jr.; Barrientos, Gonzalo; Barrio Terrazas, Governor Francisco, January, August 1995, February 2000
Barton Springs salamander, February 1995, April 1997
Base closures, 1995, September 1996
[4 folders]
Baseball, September 1998, October 1999
Basketball, June 1995, June, September 1999, March 2000
Beaumont / Port Arthur, April 19, 2000
Beets, Betty Lou, February 2000
[4 folders]
Bell, Bobby, Jackson County District Attorney; Bell Helicopter; Benavidez, Roy; Benoit, Jeffrey R., April 1994, March, August 1995, August, December 1998
Bergstrom Air Force Base, Austin; Bernal, John M., IBWC (International Boundary Water Commission), May-July 1995
Bets, 1995-2000
[5 folders]
[Concerns wagers with other governors on sports teams.]
Bilingual education; Bills; Bipartisan cooperation, 1995, 1997, June 1998, 1999
Black universities, May, November 2000
Blackburn, Ed and Linda; Blasingame, Ken, February 1995, April 1996
Block grants, 1995
Blood alcohol, March, May 1999
Boards and commissions created during the Governor's tenure, 1995, 1997, 1999
Boating; Bolin, Perry N.; Bombing (Kosovo), May 1996, March, May 1997, March 1999
Bomer, Elton, July 1995, October 1997, January, November 2000, undated
Bond ratings; Bonfire tragedy, Texas A&M University, June, November 1999, May 2000
Book Fair, Texas; Book Festival, Texas; Books about Governor George W. Bush, 1996, 1999, undated
Border, October 1995, 1999-2000
Border crossing deposits; Border crossing fee, February, November-December 1995, November 1999
Border Governors' Conference, 1997-1999
[2 folders]
Border Governors' Conference; Border Patrol, August 1995, December 1996, December 1997, March 1999
Border transportation, 1999-2000
Box
2002/151-1828 Bosnia; Boys State, July 1995, February 7, 2000
Breast cancer, 1995-1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Bridge City litigation; Brown, Buster--State Senator, April-July 1995, December 1999
Browner, Carol; Brownsville, Texas, April 12, 1995, December 4, 1997
Budget, 1994-2000
[7 folders]
[Includes agency grant assistance letters, proposed state budget for the 1998-1999 biennium, and proclamations.]
Bullock, Bob, 1995-1997, 1999
[2 folders]
[Includes news releases from Bullock, as well as statements concerning his death.]
Bus crash; Bush, Barbara; Bush, Barbara, Foundation for Family Literacy, 1993, 1998-1999
Bush, George H.W., President, March 25, 1997
Bush, George W., Governor, 1997, 1999-2000, undated
[3 folders]
[Includes list of international visitors, statistics on 1978 Congressional race, health information.]
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: common law privacy]
Bush, Jeb, April 1995
Bush, First Lady Laura, 1995-1997
[4 folders]
[Includes releases on artists, authors, literacy, libraries, breast cancer, and father's death.]
Business Council, Governor's, 1995-1996, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
[Includes records concerning the Governor's Focus on Reading Task Force, Reading Summit, and Reading Initiative.]
Butler, A.B., Jr.; Byrd, James; Byrd, Kevin, October 1997, February 1999, May 2000
[Includes copy of pardon proclamation 97-00003 for Kevin Byrd.]
California, 1995-1996, June 1998
Camp Mabry; Campaign finance, January 1996, 1999
Carbon I and II power plants, 1993, 1995
Card, Greeting; CARE (Clean Air Responsibilities Enterprise); CARS (Center for Academic and Reading Skills), 1997-1998
Casino gambling, 1994-1995, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
[Includes copy of executive order GWB 97-20.]
Castration bill; Catholic bishops; Cemetery, State, August 1995, May 1997, February 2000
Census 2000; Center for Academic and Reading Skills (CARS), October 1997, 1999-2000
The Century Council, 1992-1995
[2 folders]
Certification of Mexico; Character Counts; "Character Initiative, Lone Star Kids of," February, October, December 1999
Charitable Choice, December 1996, November 1999
[Includes executive summary of Governor's Advisory Task Force on Faith-Based Community Service Groups and executive order GWB 96-10.]
Charley, Tropical Storm, August 24, 1998
[Includes copy of executive order GWB 98-5.]
Charter schools, 1995, 1997-2000
[3 folders]
Child molester; Child Protective Services; Child support, 1995, April 1996, October 1998, 1999
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), May 1999, April, September 2000
Children's initiatives; Children's Trust Fund; "ChildSafe, Project," August 1998, December 1999, May 2000
CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program), May 1999, April, September-October 2000
Christie, Jack; Christmas; Christmas cards; Christmas decorations, February 1995, December 1996, December 1997, December 1998, December 2000
Church burnings, Anti-; Church fires; Circle C bill, June 1995, June, October 1996, June 1997
Civil Rights, Office of (OCR), 1999-2000
[Concerns funding for Texas' historically black universities.]
Clean air, 1995, 1997-2000
[5 folders]
Clean Texas 2000; Clean-Up program, May 1995, April 1996, April 1997, October 1999
CLEAT (Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas) poll, January-February 1995
Clemency, October 1995, January 1996
Clinton, U.S. President Bill; Coast Guard, April, October 1995; March 1997; February 1999
Coastal Management Plan, 1994-1995
[2 folders]
College admissions bill, May-June 1997
Colonias, 1999-2000
Colorado bus crash; Colson, Charles, November-December 1999
Commerce, Texas Department of, 1995-1996
[3 folders]
Community Achievement Awards, Governor's; Commutation of death sentence; Compassionate conservatism; Competitive Government, Texas Council on, June 1995, April 1996, January 1997, February, June 1999
Concealed weapons; Concealed weapons bill (SB 60), April-May 1995, February 1996, 2000
Cone Center, June 1999
Confederate flag / monuments, 1995-1996, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Confederate flag; Confederate plaque, 2000
Congressional redistricting; Connally, John, February 1995, August 1996
Conservation, Governor's Task Force on, February, October 2000
[2 folders]
Conservation Work Corps, May, August 1995
[2 folders]
Conservatorship Board, State, April 1995
[Includes executive order GWB 95-2 regarding Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse conservatorship.]
Constitutional amendments proposed for November 7, 1995, June-September 1995
[2 folders]
Cornyn, John, AG (Attorney General), August-September 1999, April 2000
Coordinating Board, Texas Higher Education, June 1995
Corpus Christi evacuation, September-October 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Cotton Bowl; Court TV, 1995, December 1999
Courthouse restoration; Courthouses; Courthouse preservation, June 1998-2000
CPS (Child Protective Services); Crawford land; Crawford; Crenshaw, Ben, April 1995, October 1998, June 1999-November 2000
Crime, 1995-1996, 1998-1999
[2 folders]
Crime Stoppers; Crime Victim Assistance, Governor's Training Conference on; Crime victims, August 1995; April, June 1996; December 1999
Crime Victims Right Week, April 1996, April 1998
Criminal justice, 1995-1998, 2000
[7 folders]
Criminal Justice, Texas Department of, 1995-1996, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Box
2002/151-1829 Criminal Justice Division, 1996, 1998-2000
[5 folders]
[Includes lists of grants awarded in 1996 and Project Spotlight summary.]
Criminal Justice Policy Council, January-February 2000
[Includes report, An Overview of Texas Juvenile Justice Population Trends and Dynamics: An Update, February 2000.]
Criminals; Criner, Roy Wayne, October 1996; March, August 2000
Crisis Management Teams; Cruz, Oliver David, May 2, 1995; August 9, 2000
Cunningham, Bill; Curran, Patricia, June 10, 1999; December 11, 1998, August 20, 1999
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, 1991, 1994-February 21, 1996
[2 folders]
[Includes background information on the company and its leader T.J. Rodgers.]
Dallas / Fort Worth; Dallas County Community College (DCCC), April 2000; November 1997
Dallas Cowboys, January 1996, November 1999
Dallas shooting; Dallas Stars, February 21, 1996; May 30, 2000
"Day of Atonement" Rally; Deadbeat parents, October 15, 1997; February 10, 1995
[Includes background information on the rally, its focus on youth and personal responsibility, and its relation with the Million Man March.]
Death penalty, 1995-2000
[10 folders]
[Includes information on death row inmates; death row moratorium request; copies of letters from religious leaders; lists, statistics, and summaries concerning scheduled executions.]
[Folders 3 and 4 contain possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Death penalty; Death penalty moratorium; Death row, 1995-2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Deceptive Trade Practices Act; Defense Economic Adjustment Advisory Council, June 8, 1995; July-October 1995, September 1996
[Includes executive order GWB 95-9.]
DeLay, Tom, Congressman; Del Rio; Democrats, 21st Century, July 10, 1996; August, October 1998; September 4, 1996
[Includes executive order GWB 98-5.]
Demonstration; Disabilities / Olmstead, October 4, 2000; June 1999-September 2000
Disabilities, January, June 1999
Disabilities, Governor's Committee on People with, January 1995-January 1996, April, September 1999, July 2000
[3 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Disabilities Act, Americans with, 1994-1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Disaster, 1995-2000
[17 folders]
[Includes information from the Texas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Agriculture, Federal Emergency Management Assistance (FEMA), President Clinton, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Small Business Administration, and local governments; Governor's proclamations and executive orders GWB 96-8, GWB 98-2, GWB 98-4, GWB 98-5; news releases and clippings.]
[Folder 13 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
DNA tests; Doctors, August 15, 2000; June 20, 1999
Dole, Robert, U.S. Senator, July, October 1995, March 6, 1996
[Includes letters from Republican Governors' Association.]
Domestic violence, June, October 1995
Don't Do Drugs; Don't Mess with Texas, October 25, 1996; February 3, 1997
DPS (Department of Public Safety), 2000
[2 folders]
[Includes information on Texans United Education Fund, Inc. lawsuit; racial profiling, and Randall Vetter.]
Drivers' licenses; Driving While Intoxicated, Governor's Task Force Against; Dropouts, May 22, 1997; April 25, 1996; 2000
[Includes executive order GWB 96-3.]
Drought, 1995-1996, 1998-2000
[5 folders]
[Includes executive order GWB 98-2.]
Drug treatment; Drug-free school zones, 1998-1999; June 7, 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Drugs, 1996-2000
[4 folders]
Drunk driving / Drunk, October 1998, March, May 1999, June 2000
Duty-free limits; DWI, Governor's Task Force Against; DWI Mobilization Program, October 20, 1995; April 25, 1996; June 29, 2000
Early Childhood Development Conference; Early Childhood Initiatives, December 10 1998, February 17, 1999, March 8, 2000
East Texas; Easter, February, March 1998; April 12, 1995
Economic Development, Senate Committee on; Economic Development, Texas Department of; Economy, Texas, February 2, 1995; January-April 2000; 1995, undated
Ed-Flex, January 29, 1996
Editorials, 1995-1997, undated
Education, 1995-2000
[27 folders]
Education accomplishments; Education Agency, Texas; Education, State Board of, March 14, 2000; March 24, May 30, 2000; September, November 1999, May, July 2000
Edwards Aquifer; E-Government, March 20, May 31, 1995; September 16, 28, 2000
Eight-liners, September 1997-November 1999
[2 folders]
El Cenizo; El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization (EPISO), August 13, 1999; October 19, 1998
Elderly; Elections, March 12, 1998; January 1995, November 1999
Election, Primary; Electronic Government Task Force, March 6, 1998; September 28, 2000
Box
2002/151-1830 Electric deregulation, May 1997, March-July 1999
[2 folders]
El Paso, April, June 1995; May, December 1998
Emergency leave; Emergency Management, Division of, March, June 1995; February 1996
Emergency management, May-August 1995
[2 folders]
Emergency messages / legislation, January 1995-April 1997
Emergency messages:
74th Legislature, January-March 1995
75th Legislature, January, March 1997
76th Legislature, February 2, 1999
Emissions testing, 1995, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Emissions, November 1997-June 2000
[5 folders]
Endangered species; Energy, Department of, January-June 1995; March 1999
English Only; English proficiency tests, September 1995-August 1996, August 1999, March 2000
[2 folders]
Environment, July-October 1995, October 1999-2000
[4 folders]
Environmentalists; Environmental Excellence, Governor's Awards for October 2000; May 1995, April 1996, April 1997, April 2000
[2 folders]
Environmental Protection Agency, April 1995, June 2000
Ephedrine; Erosion, May 2000, undated; December 1996
Ethics, September-October 1996
Executions, 1995-2000
[13 folders]
[Folder 5 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda, attorney-client privilege]
Executions / Death penalty moratorium, March-July 2000
Executive orders, 1995-1998, 2000
[4 folders]
[Note: This file does not contain all executive orders signed by Governor Bush.]
Extradition, January 1996, October 1999, September 2000
Fainter, John W., Jr.; Faith-based initiatives; Faith-based pre-release program, May 1995; November 1999, July 2000; November 1996
Faith-Based Programs, Governor's Task Force on, December 1996
[Includes report Faith in Action: A new vision for church-state cooperation in Texas and executive order GWB 96-10.]
Faith-based task force legislation, March 11, 1997
[2 folders]
Faith-based bills / programs, June 1997-June 1999
[2 folders]
Family Literacy Initiative, First Lady's; Family planning; Family Violence, Texas Council on, July 1999; October 2000; October 1995
Fatherhood Initiative, Texas, December 1999
Faulder, Joseph Stanley, December 1998, June 1999
[2 folders]
Film Commission, Texas, 1995, January-August 1996, February 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Financial statement, personal, Governor George W. Bush, April 30, 1999
Fingerprint imaging, August, October 1996, October 1997
Box
2002/151-1831 Firefighting equipment, July 14, 1998
Fires, February 2, 1996-September 20, 2000
[6 folders]
Fireworks ban, June 1996
[3 folders]
First 100 days, April-May 1995
[2 folders]
First Lady's Family Literacy Initiative for Texas, March, June 1997, July 1998
[3 folders]
Fishing, February 9, 1995
Flag desecration, May 19, 1995
Flags to half-staff, 1995-2000
[Includes lists of individuals and events honored by flags flown at half-staff, letters directing flags to be flown at half-staff, copies of presidential proclamations, protocol manuals, and internal memos.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda, attorney-client privilege]
Flooding / Floods, July 2, 1997-October 27, 1998
[10 folders]
Flores Rangel, Miguel Angel, October-November 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda, confidential by law (Texas Government Code, Section 508.313)]
Folic acid campaign, May 1999
Food assistance, October 8, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Food stamps, May 14, 1998
Football / Football bets, October 12, 1995-December 13, 1999
[10 folders]
Fordham Foundation, January 6, 2000
Forests, February 26-March 12, 1998
[2 folders]
Forewards, Book, undated
[Contains foreward on Mickey Mantle.]
Fort Davis, April 28-May 3, 1997
[2 folders]
Fort Worth, May 10, 1995-April 6, 2000
[6 folders]
Fox, Vicente, August 25-November 30, 2000
[2 folders]
Frances, Tropical Storm, September 9, 1998
Fraudulent lien bill, May 22, 1997
Frew stay, October 18, 2000
Friedholm, DeAnn, February 3, 1995
Frivolous lawsuits, June 10-18, 1999
[2 folders]
Fuginet, June 11, 1996
Funeral Services Commission, Texas, June-October 1999
[4 folders]
Galveston, September 29, 1998
Galveston beach, December 4, 1996
Gambling, May 9, 1997-August 11, 1999
[8 folders]
Game wardens, February 9, 1995
Gammage, Bob, August 23, 1995
Garcia, Hector P., Dr., July 26, 1996
Gariepy, Ronnie Mark, August 14, 2000
Garrett, Carolyn, October 15, 1998
General Services Commission, February 12, 1996
George, Murphy, March 18, 1996
Geyer, Bob, September 4, 1996
Girls State, July 20, 1995
Global warming, February 15, 2000
Gockel, Elena Katherine, March 27, 2000
Gonzales, Al, November 12, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: personal information concerning government employee]
Gonzalez, Henry B., November 29, 2000
Gonzalez, Raul, September 30, 1998
Good conduct time, undated
Good Friday, April 12, 1995
Good Samaritan bill, June 10, 1999
Goodfriend, Sarah, January 30, 1995
Government entities created during the governor's tenure, 1995, 1997, 1999
Governor's Business Council, 1995-1996, 1999
Governor's Mansion, February 27, 1997, December 1999, undated
[2 folders]
Governor's Office (Artwork in the Office), September 9, 1999
Governor's Promise Partnership, May 25, 2000
Graffiti, June 9, 1997
Graham, Billy, January 17, 1995
Graham, Gary, January-August 2000
[2 folders]
Gramm, Phil, February 14, 1996
Grandfathered facilities, November 18, 1997-December 15, 1999
[8 folders]
Box
2002/151-1832 Grants, 1995-2000
[40 folders]
Green Choice Program, Austin Energy, April 20, 2000
Greenville, June 1996
[2 folders]
Greeting card, February 12, 1998
Griffin, Florita Bell, November 2, 2000
GTE Corporation, April 25, 1997
Guardianship veto, June 1995
Guests, February 27, 1997
Gun safety locks, October 10, 2000
Gunn, Joe, AFL-CIO, September 25, 1995-August 12, 1996
[3 folders]
Guns, April-May 1995, March-September 1999, May-October 2000
[9 folders]
Hall, John, June 1995
[2 folders]
Halloween, October 1996, October 1998
[2 folders]
Hate crimes, June 1998-April 1999
[4 folders]
Hay hauling, August 6, 1998
Haylift, Project, August 1998
[2 folders]
Health, Texas Department of, May 2, 1995-May 2000
[4 folders]
Health, Women's, October 22, 1998
Health and Human Services Commission, Texas, February 3, 1995, March 9, 1998
[2 folders]
Health care, July 18, 1995-October 2000
[4 folders]
Health center, June 16, 1997
Health insurance, April 3, September 29, 2000
[2 folders]
Heat, July 23, 1998
Heroles, Jesus Reyes, Ambassador of Mexico, November 21, 1999
High tech record, July, November 1999
Highway funds, July 10, 1996
Highways, September 28, 1999
Hinojosa, Gilberto, April-August 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Historic preservation, September 11, 1995-June 16, 1999
[3 folders]
Historical Commission, Texas, November 1999-November 2000
HMO bill / HMOs, May 22, 1997, June 20, 1999
[2 folders]
Hobby, Oveta Culp, August 16, 1995
Hockey, June 7, 1999, May 30, 2000
[2 folders]
Hog, March 29, 1995
Holmes, Michael, AP (Associated Press) Bureau Chief--Austin, probably May 1995
Home schooling, November 13, 1995
Homelessness, February-March 1996
Homestead exemption, June 2, 1998, February-March 2000
Hopwood case, September, November 1999
Housing, January, November-December 1999; March-April, July 2000
Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of, November 2, 2000
Houston Comets, September 7, 1999
Houston Defender, May 1995
Houston Rockets, June 6, 1995
Hudspeth County, July 7-October 22, 1998
[3 folders]
Huey, Mary Paige, January 2, 1996
Human Services, Texas Department of, August 8, 1996-October 15, 1997
[5 folders]
Hunger, December 1998 or 1999
Hurricane evacuation, September-October 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Hurricane Bret, August 23, 1999
Hurricane Floyd, September 17, 1999
Hutchison, Kay Bailey, November 27, 1995
Hydrants, July 14, 1998
I-37, Highway, September-October 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
IBM, October 23, 1997
Ice storm, February 1, 1996
Illegal gambling, September 25, 1997-August 11, 1999
[3 folders]
Illegal immigration, February 22, 1995
Immigrants, Legal, October 8, 1997
Immigration, August 1995-September 1999
[4 folders]
Box
2002/151-1833 Immunizations, February 12, 1998, December 23-24, 1999
[2 folders]
Impeachment, February 12, 1999
Income tax, April 17, 1995-April 17, 2000
[7 folders]
Indigents, Legal services for, July 1999, June 2000
Initiative and referendum, April 24, 1995
Inmate tracking system, April 20, 1998
InnerChange, October 16, 1997
[Includes background information on faith-based prison program.]
Insurance, September 1990, December 28, 1994-May 2000
[7 folders]
Integrated Enrollment Program, October 9, 1996
International visitors, Governor George W. Bush, 1995-2000
International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), October 4, 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Internet, 1995, 2000
[2 folders]
[Includes EFF's Guide to the Internet, v.3.11]
Internet Bureau Task Force, September 21, 2000
Internet tax and high tech, June 21, 1999
Interstate banking, March 22, 1995
Intracoastal Waterway, Gulf, July 17, 1997
ISTEA Integrity Restoration Act, July 10, 1996
Jackson County District Attorney Bobby Bell, August 10, 1995
Jarrell, Texas, May-June 1997
[4 folders]
Jasper, Texas, June 1998, February 1999
[3 folders]
Jester Unit / Jester II, November 15, 1996; October 16, 1997
[2 folders]
Jesus Day proclamation, 1997-2000
Job training grant, May 7, 1998
Jogging, November 1, 1999
Johnson, Robert E., Sr., March 27, 1995
Joint and several liability, March 1, 1995
Jones, Richard Wayne, death row inmate, August 2000
Jonsson, J. Erik, former Dallas mayor, September 1, 1995
Jordan, Barbara, January 17, 1996
[Includes memorial service program and other information concerning Jordan's funeral arrangements.]
Jordan, Barbara, Awards, December 1, 1995; April 7, 1999
[2 folders]
Judges, November 7, 1995
Judicial appointments, 1995, May 10, 1999
July 4, 1997 proclamation, July 2, 1997
Junkins, Jerry, May 29, 1996
Justice, U.S. Department of, October 22, 1998
Juvenile crime / Juvenile justice / Juveniles, February 2, 1995-August 25, 2000
[17 folders]
Keep Texas Beautiful, June 29, 1995
Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, May 10-July 13, 1995
[4 folders]
Kennedy, John F., Jr., July 19, 1999
Killdee fine, September 3, 1994
Killeen, May 29, 2000
King, Mary Lou, November 12, 1996
Knee surgery, March 12, 1997
Kneeland, Carole, Media Awards, June 30, October 22, 1998
[2 folders]
Koch Petroleum Group, September 28, 2000
Korean War Veterans Memorial, April 16, 1999
[Includes dedication program and background information.]
Kosovo, March 24-25, 1995
[2 folders]
Kubiak, Dan, State Representative, August 31, 1998
La Marque, October 10, 1997
Land, Crawford, March 9, 1999-November 6, 2000
[2 folders]
Land Office, General, January 22, December 4, 1996
[2 folders]
Landry, Tom, February 13, 2000
Laney, David M., April 10, 1995; May 4, 2000
[2 folders]
Laney, Pete, Speaker, January 23, 1997
Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, May 10, 1995
Laws effective September 1, 1997, August 29, 1997
Lawsuits against GWB, August 1999
Lawsuits, January 27, 1995-June 18, 1999
[11 folders]
Lea, Tom, November 13, 1995
Leavitt, Mike, Governor of Utah June 28, 1995
Legislation, August 29, 1997
Lerma, Governor Manuel Cavazos of Tamaulipas, July 17, 1997
"Let Freedom Ring," July 2, 1997
Levi Strauss & Company, November 3, 1997
License plates, December 12, 1997
Lightsey, Rebecca, December 28, 1994-January 4, 1995
[2 folders]
Linares, Nora, December 19, 1996-January 7, 1997
[2 folders]
Literacy, July 9, 1996-March 8, 2000
[9 folders]
Livestock owners, March 1, 1996
Box
2002/151-1834 Lobbying / Lobbyists, July-October 1996, February, December 1999
[3 folders]
Local control, 1995
Lone Star Image System, August 8-October 23, 1996
[2 folders]
Lone Star Kids of Character Initiative, October 22, 1999
Lone Star Leaders, August 17, 1998-May 25, 2000
[6 folders]
Lone Star Report, November 21, 1996
Lottery, June 18, 1996-June 1997, March, October 2000
[6 folders]
Low-income students, June 8, 2000
Low-level radioactive waste September 1995-October 22, 1998
[6 folders]
Lucas, Henry Lee, June-July 1998
[4 folders]
Luna, Gregory, Senator, September 24-27, 1999
Lychner, Pam, July 18-October 21, 1996
[2 folders]
McBee, Barry, November 9, 1998
McBride, Michael L., scheduled for execution, April 26, 2000
McCown, Judge Scott, October 14, 1998
McDonald, Chuck, September 20, 1995
McGinn, Ricky Nolen, June 1, August 15, 2000
[2 folders]
McKinney, Mike, March 20, 1996; March 9, 1998
[2 folders]
McLaren, Richard, April 28-May 3, 1997
[2 folders]
McLennan County, March 16, 1998; August 9, 1999
[2 folders]
McQuay, Larry Don, April 2, 1996
Mabry, Camp, January 22, 1996
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), June 29, 2000
Magazine articles, January-February 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Maine, Vermont, Texas Compact, September 19-December 13, 1995; October 8, 1997
[3 folders]
Mainland Youth at Risk, October 10, 1997
MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), October 14, 1997
Mandatory release, September 21, 1998
Mandatory supervision, February 5, 1995-November 22, 1996
[4 folders]
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda, attorney-client privilege]
Manos de Cristo, July 21, 1998
Mansion, Governor's, February 27, 1997-December 6, 2000
[7 folders]
Margo, Adair, December 23, 1998
Marlin, February 16, 1995; February 18, 1998
[2 folders]
Marshall, November 26, 1996
Maxwell case, August-December 1995
[2 folders]
May, Eliza, August 1999
[3 folders]
Media facilities, Capitol fiber optic network, 1997 or later
Medicaid / Medicaid waivers, 1995-2000
[15 folders]
Medicines, Over-the-counter, March 31, 2000
Mellon Foundation, R.K., January 25, 1996
Memorial Day, May 29, 2000
Mental health / Mental retardation, August, October 1999, October 2000
Mentoring program, August 1998
Merco, March 18, 1995
Mesquite Ranch, January 25, 1996
Mexico, 1995-2000
[22 folders]
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Box
2002/151-1835 Michener, James, October 21, 1997
Midland County Hospital District Bill, May 27, 1995
Military record, July 14, 1999
Military voting, November-December 1991, February-May 2000
Minnow, Arkansas river shiner, January 26, 1995
Minority appointments, 2000
Mississippi, October 1, 1998
Montford, John, Senator, July-September, 1996
Montgomery, Linda Boudreaux, August 24, 2000
Montoya, Irineo Tristan, June 17-18, 1997
Morales, Dan, July 1995-September 24, 1997
[4 folders]
Morin, Joe, Lottery Commissioner, December 13, 1996
Moses, Mike, February 1995-July 1999
[5 folders]
Motor Speedway, Texas, March 1995
Murr, Marc, December 10, 1998
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), February 2000
[2 folders]
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), December 18, 1996-June 2000
[4 folders]
Narcotics Control Program, June 7, 1996
National Assessment of Educational Progress exam (NAEP), September 28, 1999
National Education Goals Panel, November 5, 1998
National Governors' Association, January 30, 1995
National Guard, September 1995, September-October 1999, February 2000, undated
[3 folders]
Natural Resources Conservation Commission, Texas (TNRCC), May 11, 1995-May 23, 2000
[13 folders]
Naturalization, October 24, 1996
Nature tourism, June-July 1996
[3 folders]
Nelson, Keith, draft of speech, January 1995
Nelson, Pamela, June 26, 1995
Neural tube defects, May 1999
New Federalism, November 27, 1995
New laws, August 29, 1997
Nixon, Drew, February-October 1997
[2 folders]
No pass, No play, March 24, 1995
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), December 18, 1996; December 18, 1998
[2 folders]
North Carolina, September 17, 1999
Nursing homes, January 1995-February 2000
[3 folders]
Oath of office, undated
Oberwetter, Jim, October 25, 1996
Oil and gas, August-September 1996, February-March 1999, undated
[5 folders]
Oklahoma, October 12, 1995, October 10, 1996-March 1997
[2 folders]
Oklahoma City, April 20-May 2, 1995
[2 folders]
O'Leary, Hazel, May 6, 1996
Olmstead, January 1999-February 2000
[3 folders]
Olympic torch, May 13, 1996
One hundred days, First, April 26, 1995
[2 folders]
Open records veto, June 1999
Operation Gulf Shield, March 27, 1997
Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week, April 25, 1996
Overnight guests, February 27, 1997-October 5, 2000
Ozarka, September 28, 1995
Pantex, May 6, 1996
Parachute jump, March 25, 1997
Pardons, May 19, 1995-November 2000
[7 folders]
Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of, June 3, 1999; September 27, 1999
[2 folders]
Parental involvement, August 1998
Parental notification, March 17, 1999-March 31, 2000
[6 folders]
Parental rights, September 24, 1997
Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas, February 9, 1995-January 25, 1996, January 2000
[4 folders]
Parole / Parolees, November 22, 1996, February, July-August 2000
[2 folders]
Partial birth abortion, January 12, 1998; October 21, 1999
[2 folders]
Party switchers, February 24, 1995, undated
Pataki, Governor George (New York), September 7, 1999
Patient Protection Act / Plan, June-July 1995
[2 folders]
Pauken, Tom, April 1, 1995
Pease Mansion, November 16, 1999
Penal Code, June 7, 1995
Penry, Johnny Paul, November-December 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Box
2002/151-1836 Perdue, David, September 25-October 10, 1995
[2 folders]
Performance Review, Texas, December 4, 1996
Perot, Ross, April 30, 1995
Permian Basin Drug Task Force, June 1-July 30, 1998
[4 folders]
Perry, Rick, March 29, 1995
Physicians bargaining bill, June 1999
[2 folders]
Pinocchio, September 25-October 10, 1995
[2 folders]
Pitts, Representative Jim, April 9, 1998
Planned Parenthood decision, September 24, 1997
Pleasanton, October 13, 1999
Poll, The Institute for Strategic Communications, February 24, 1998
Pollution, October 19, 1999-October 11, 2000
[6 folders]
Polunsky, Allan B., January 4, 2000
Powell, Colin, General, September 18, 1997; May 25, 2000
[2 folders]
Prairie View A&M track team, February 11, 2000
Prairie View A&M University, March 10-November 20, 2000
[3 folders]
Pre-paid college tuition, May-June 1995
Prescription drugs, September 16, 2000
Preservation Board, State, January 25, 1995
President's Summit for America's Future, April 24, 1997
Prison guard pay, December 1999-July 2000
[2 folders]
Prisons, January 1995-September 2000
[27 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Privatization initiative, April 12, 1996
Proclamations, July 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
Project ChildSafe, May 12-October 10, 2000
[3 folders]
Project Exile, December 1, 1997-March 22, 2000
[2 folders]
Project Haylift, August 13-18 1998
[2 folders]
Project Recover, January 5, 2000
Project Spotlight, September 15, 1999-February 11, 2000
[3 folders]
Property rights, June 1995, June 1998
[3 folders]
Property tax, 1995-July 1999
[23 folders]
[Includes Texas Press Association clippings that Governor's Office staff had removed from another series and the Final report of the Citizens' Committee on Property Tax Relief.]
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Proposition 1, August 8, 1997
Proposition 5, September 1, 1995
Proposition 187, November 1994, May 1995
Propositions, November 7, 1995 ballot, constitutional amendments, July 12, 1995
Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Department of, May 14-September 7, 2000
Protocol Officer, Chief International, August 17, 1995
Public Citizen, Smitty Smith, September 1990, March-April 1995
Public Safety, Texas Department of, January-September 2000
[4 folders]
Public Utility Commission, January-February 1995, December 1998
[2 folders]
Punitive damages, April 20, 1995
Box
2002/151-1837 Quality Awards, Texas, April 25, 1995
Questionnaires, 1995, undated
Quorum Report, July-August 2000
Quotes, Governor Bush, January 1995-November 1996
Rabies, May 5, 1995; October 31, 1996
[3 folders]
Racial profiling, January, July-October 2000
[2 folders]
Racism, October 16, 1995, February 2000
[3 folders]
Radioactive waste, September 19, 1995-October 22, 1998
[6 folders]
Rainbo Club, November 10, 1995
Ranch, George W. Bush, June 1999-November 2000
Ranchers, August 1998
[3 folders]
RAND report, October 2000
Rangers, Texas, January 7, September 29, 1998
[2 folders]
Ratliff, Senator Bill, February 14-March 17, 1995
[2 folders]
Reach Out and Read, April 23, 1997
Read, April 23, 1997
Reading, July 17, 1996-June 8, 2000
[10 folders]
Reading Initiative, January-February 1996
[3 folders]
Reading Summit, April 26, 1996-May 2, 1997
[3 folders]
Read to Succeed, December 12, 1997
Ready to Read, June 17, 1999-March 8, 2000
[2 folders]
Recidivism, September 2000
Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, June 22, 1995
Red River Boundary Compact, May 25, 1999
Redistricting, June 29, 1995-August 6, 1996
[2 folders]
Reese Air Force Base, Lubbock, June 22-July 13, 1995
[2 folders]
Reinventing Education Challenge, October 23, 1997
Religious Freedom Restoration Act, January 11, June 10, 1999
[2 folders]
Reno, Janet, U.S. Attorney General, September-November 1996
Reprieve, June 1, 2000
Republic of Texas, April 28-May 3, 1997
[2 folders]
Republican Governors' Association, October 6, 1995
Republican National Committee, January 12, 1997
Republican National Convention in 2000, November 5, 1998
Republican Party, February, December 1995, undated
Reveles, Silvia, May 14, 1998
Revenue and Public Education Funding, Select Committee on, January 23, 1997
Revenue estimate, January 8, May 13, 1999
[2 folders]
Richardson, Bill, Secretary of Energy, March 17, 1999
Right Choices, August, October 1998, May 2000
[3 folders]
Rio Grande, May, September-October 1995
[3 folders]
Roberson, Brian Keith, August 9, 2000
Robinson, Anthony Todd, November 15, 2000
Robison, Larry Keith, August 1999, January 2000
[2 folders]
Rodriguez, Victor, June 3, 1999
Ruiz lawsuit, January-February 1995, March 1996, November 1999
[2 folders]
Ryan, Nolan, August 23, 1996
Rylander, Carole, Comptroller, January 8, 1999
Safe and Drug Free Schools grant, September 20, 1995
Safe boating, May 23, 1996, May 21, 1997
[2 folders]
Salamander, Barton Springs, February 14, 1995, April 22, 1997
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Salaries / Salary, January, August 1995, July 1999, May 2000
[4 folders]
[Includes executive order GWB 00-4.]
Salazar, Ben, November 20, 1997
Saldano, Victor Hugo, May 8, 2000
Sales tax exemptions, March 31, 2000
Sales tax holiday, June 1999-March 2000
[2 folders]
Samsung, September 1995-January 1996
[3 folders]
San Antonio, September 18, 1997, November 5, 1998
[2 folders]
San Antonio Spurs, June 16, 1999
Santa Fe Independent School District, March, December 1999
Box
2002/151-1838 Schmidt, Debra, September 26, 2000
School finance, November 1994, February 1995
School prayer, November 1994, May 1995, March 1999-June 2000
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
School safety, May, September 1999
Schools, November 1994-October 2000
[50 folders]
SCI (Service Corporation International), August 1999
[3 folders]
Science and Technology Council, September 1996, April 1998
[2 folders]
Scoggins, Roy A., Jr., December 1, 1995
Scott & White, April 23, 1997
Sea turtles, June-July 1999, February, August 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Seaborne Conservation Corps, September 29, 1998
Second Chance, July 28, 1998
Secret Service, U.S., probably 1999
Security, November 1999-March 2000
[2 folders]
Selena Day, April 16, 1995
September 1 laws, August 29, 1997
Severance tax, February-March 1999
[3 folders]
Sex offenders, May 30, 1995; September 25, 1996; June 13, 1997
[3 folders]
Shalala, Donna, May 5, 1997
Sharp, John, March, September 1995, December 1996
[3 folders]
Sheep and goats, March 1995
Shootings, February 1996, September-October 1999
[3 folders]
Shots Across Texas, February 1995
Sierra Blanca, Hudspeth County, September 1995-October 1998
[6 folders]
Signature file, undated
Skills Standard Board, August 12, 1996
Skinner, Hank, inmate, July 6, 2000
Slab bill, HB (House Bill) 347, June 8, 1995
Small business, February 25, 1999
Smoking, June 16, 1997
Snow monkeys, September 1995
Social promotion, January 1998-June 1999
[6 folders]
Southwest Texas State University, May 20, 1999
Speaking Rock Casino, May 1998
[2 folders]
Special elections, January 1995-March 2000
Special session, 74th Texas Legislature, February 1995
Speed limit, May, September 1995, undated
Box
2002/151-1839 Springsteen, Robert, Jr., October 20, 1999
Stalking bills, June 14, 1995, September 1996, January 28, 1997
[4 folders]
Stanley Cup finals, June 1999, May 2000
[2 folders]
State agencies, February 1, 1996
State employees, February, May 1995, October 1996
[2 folders]
State employment, January 1996
State land, January 1996
[2 folders]
State of the state address, January 27, 1999
Stay of execution, June 1, 2000
St. Clair, Jackie, September-October 1995
[2 folders]
Stiles, Mark, December 22, 1997
Strategic Economic Development Planning Commission, November 19, 1998
Strauss, Annette, December 15, 1998
Student prayer, June 19, 2000
Student testing, March-April 1998, August-September 1999
Summit, President's, for America's Future, April 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: home phone number of Governor's Office employee]
Super Bowl, January 26, 1996
Supreme Court, Texas, September-November 1998
[2 folders]
Supreme Court Building, June 12, 2000
Surgery, March 1997
Switchers, Party, February, December 1995, undated
TAAS (Texas Assessment of Academic Skills), February 1995-August 2000
[10 folders]
TCADA (Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse), February 1995-October 1996, March 2000
[7 folders]
Tamaulipas Intercoastal Waterway, July 17, 1997
Tax cuts, 1999, March 2000
[3 folders]
Tax holiday, Sales, June 1999
Taxes, June, August 1999
[2 folders]
Taylor, April 1995
Teacher pay raise, June 8, 1999
Teacher salaries, July 1999
Technology, April 7, 1998
Teen mothers, July 28, 1998
Teen pregnancy, April 21, 1000
Tejas Testing Technologies, Inc., February, August, October 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Tejeda, Frank, U.S. Congressman, January-February 1997
TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), June 30, 1997
Telecommunications bill, March, May 1995
[2 folders]
Texans for Public Justice, August 11, 1999
Texans United Education Fund, October 2000
[2 folders]
Texas, University of, December 27, 1995
Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test (TAAS), October 1997-May 2000
[9 folders]
Texas Challenge, September 18, 1997
Texas City, October 10, 1997
Texas Defender Service, October 16, 2000
Texas Eagle, May 9, 1997
Texas Exile, September, December 1999, May, October 2000
[2 folders]
Texas Integrated Enrollment System (TIES), May 5, 1997
TexasOnline.com, September 28, 2000
Texas-OU (University of Oklahoma) football game, October 1995-October 1999
[5 folders]
Texas Partners, Texas Department of Human Services, December 1998-September 1999
Texas Performance Review, December 4, 1996
Texas Poll, January 1996-February 1999
Texas Rangers, January 1998-October 1999
[3 folders]
Box
2002/151-1840 Texas Southern University, December 1997, February-November 2000
[4 folders]
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, March 12, 1998
Texas Women Decide, June 30, 1998
TexCare Partnership, March-April 2000
TIES (Texas Integrated Enrollment System), May 5, 1997
Tigua Indians, May 1998, September 1999
[3 folders]
Tiltrotor Technology, Texas Task Force on, May-September 1995
Tiltrotor assembly plant, August 3, 1998
Timber, February-March 1998
[2 folders]
Tippit, Bill, KXAS-TV photographer, January 16, 1998
TNRCC (Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission), October 1999-December 2000
[4 folders]
Tobacco lawsuit / settlement, January 1998-July 2000
[26 folders]
Toll roads, November 21, 2000
Tools for Schools Program, February 13, 1995
Tornadoes, May 1997, March-April 2000
[7 folders]
Tort reform, January-September 1995, May, October 1997, June 1999-February 2000
[12 folders]
Totally Texas dinner / lunch, June 1995, June 1996, April 1998
[4 folders]
Tourism, 1995-July 1996
[3 folders]
Tourism Week, May 8, 1995
Traffic lights, October 1, 1998
Transportation, November 1995-November 2000
[6 folders]
Travel, Texas, June 1995, August 1996
Treaty Oak, December 4, 1995
Trial lawyers, April 1995
Trigger locks, May-July 2000
[2 folders]
Trucking regulations, November 1995-December 1996
[4 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Truth in taxation, June 8, 1999
Tucker, Karla Faye, January, June 1997, January-July 1998
[4 folders]
[Includes material on the European Parliament's stance on capital punishment.]
Tunnell, Byron, March 7, 2000
Turn Around Texas, March 1995-January 1996
[6 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Turnpike Authority, Texas, November 21, 2000
Turtles, Sea, June-July 1999, February, August 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Two thousand, Year, November 13, 1997
Tyler, University of Texas at, June 10, 1995
Tyler-Longview, April 9, 1998
Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation, May 20, 1998
Underage drinking, October 16, 1998
Unemployment rate, August-December 1999
University admissions, May-June 1997
[2 folders]
University of Texas vs. Arkansas Razorbacks, December 13, 1999
V-22 Osprey, August 3, 1998
Val Verde County, August 24, 1998
Veterans Home Loan Program, Texas, September 1, 1995
Veto messages, 74th, 75th, 76th Texas Legislatures, 1995, 1997, 1999
[4 folders]
Box
2002/151-1841 Vetter, Randall, August 2000
[2 folders]
Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE), April 23, 1996
Victim Notification System, Automated (AVNS), April 20, 1998
Victims of Crime Act, July 29, 1996
Victims' Rights Week, Texas Crime, April 18, 1996
Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Detention Facility, June 29, 1995
Videotaping policy, release agreement, undated
Vitapro, February, June 1996
[2 folders]
Volunteer Leadership Awards, May 1995-April 1998
[4 folders]
Volunteer Service, Governor's Awards for Outstanding, April 1995-April 1996
[3 folders]
Volunteerism, September 1997, May 2000
[2 folders]
Voter Registration Act, June 16, 1995
Voting procedures, June 26, 2000
Waco - Land, June-December 1999
[2 folders]
Wagner-Peyser grants, August-September 1997
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9508110057]
Walk with Me, September-October 2000
[2 folders]
Water, May 1995-January 1997, February 2000
[6 folders]
Website, December 7, 1999
Welch, Harold B., April 29, 1995
Welfare, March 1995-December 1999
[30 folders]
West Texas, March 12, 1998
West Texas Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, June-July 1998
[2 folders]
Western Governors' University, November 26, 2997
White Cane Day, October 15, 1998
Wilkerson, Walter D., June 30, 1997
Williamson County, May 1997
[4 folders]
Wilmer-Hutchins ISD, June 7, 1996
Wilson, Margaret, March 12, 1998
Women, August 25, 1995
Women, Governor's Commission for, January 1996-October 2000
[7 folders]
Women in Government, Outstanding, November 1998, November 2000
[2 folders]
Women's Hall of Fame, September 1996-October 2000
[8 folders]
Women's issues, July-August 2000
Workers' compensation, February 9, 1995
Workforce Commission, Texas, September-November 1995
[3 folders]
World War II Veterans Memorial, December 15, 1999
Wright, S.M., freeway dedication, May-July 1995
Year 2000, Y2K, November 1997, May, September-December 1999
[3 folders]
Yogurt shop murders, October 1999
[2 folders]
Youth program, October 10, 1997
Yugoslavia, March 1999
[2 folders]
Zedillo, President January 16, 1997
74th Legislature, Accomplishments, September 1998
Governor's Student Success Initiative, probably 1999
Governor George W. Bush, National press packet--Original, 1995-1998
Governor George W. Bush, National press packet, 1995-1999
www.TexasOnline.com, September 2000
Appointment news releases, 1992-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000,
12.4 cubic ft.
As Governor of Texas, George W. Bush appointed numerous state officials and filled vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature). The Press Office was responsible for preparing press releases to disseminate information about the Governor's appointments. Appointment news release files, dating 1992-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, contain press releases and background information on state agency, board, and commission appointees, as well as judicial, attorney, and university appointees. A typical file contains some or all of the following: a letter from Governor Bush to the Texas State Senate requesting advice, consent and confirmation of appointments (giving the name and address of the appointee, and the circumstance of the appointment -- e.g. replacing an individual whose term expired); photocopies of state appointment applications; biographies, resumes, and vitae of the appointees; press releases announcing the appointments; the letter from Governor Bush to the Secretary of State notifying him of the appointment; information sheet(s) on the board or commission, containing the following: number of members, by whom appointed, whether senate confirmation is required, term, qualifications, duties, salary, expenses, officers, reports, meetings, training, whether subject to Sunset Act, statutory authority, name of executive director, address, phone number, and date the summary was revised. Enabling legislation or executive orders are often included for agencies created during Bush's term in office. Also included are some files for Governor's Office staff and Transition Office staff, containing biographies, resumes, vitae, or press releases announcing the appointments. General files include pending appointments of Bush (drafts of news releases with supporting documents, all with post-it notes saying "Hold"); a miscellaneous appointments file, containing a chart of legislation creating or otherwise affecting boards and commissions; an available appointments list; three lists of Bush appointees indicating ethnicity and gender of each; newspaper clippings; and correspondence; a list of requests for senate confirmation of appointments (75th Legislature, 1997); a chart and correspondence regarding compensation rates of governor-appointed positions; and three appointment files (news releases and also lists) of the Lieutenant Governor (Bullock and Perry) and the Speaker of the House (Laney), which include legislative committees.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by name of state agency, board, or commission, followed by files for judicial districts (arranged numerically) and universities (filed alphabetically), as received from the Governor's Office. A few general files are located at the beginning.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Appointment news releases, News releases, Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office news releases and staff files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, birthdates of government employees (§552.102(a)), agency memoranda (§552.111), home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of a government employee (§552.117), and drivers license numbers (§552.130), 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.).
Processed by
Tony Black, A through F and general files, 2005
Tonia J. Wood, G through Y and judicial/university appointments, September 2009
[Most folders in this series contain information that may be excepted from public disclosure because of certain permissive or mandatory exceptions, including drivers license numbers (§552.130) and home address, home phone number, social security number, or personal family information of a government employee (§552.117). Because these possible exceptions are found throughout the records, they are not noted within the folder listing. However, other Public Information Act exceptions to disclosure are noted. Upon receipt of a public information request, creating agencies will review responsive documents to determine if they wish to assert permissive exceptions under the Public Information Act.]
Box
2002/151-1842 Pending appointments, 1996-1997
[2 folders]
Appointments--miscellaneous:
1996-1998
All appointees/ethnicity, April 21, 1997; June 23, 1997
All appointees/ethnicity, December 31, 1996
1995-1997
November 1997
75th Legislature Regular Session, Requests for confirmation, January 22, 1997
Governor appointed positions--compensation rates, August 25, 1997
Perry appointments, January 21, 1999
[Contains list of Texas Senate committee appointments.]
Bullock appointments, May, August 1997
[Contains press releases on Texas Senate committee appointments and two board and commission appointments.]
Laney appointments, 1996-1997, 1999
[2 folders]
[Contains a list and press releases on Texas House of Representatives committee appointments.]
Accountancy, Texas State Board of Public, 1995-1997, 1999
[4 folders]
Acupuncture Examiners, Texas State Board of, 1996-1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Adjutant General of Texas, 1995-1997, 1999
Administrative Hearings, State Office of, Chief Administrative Law Judge, 1996, 1998, 2000
Adoption, Governor's Committee to Promote, 1996
[2 folders]
[Contains copy of executive order GWB 96-7.]
Aerospace Commission, Texas, 1995-1997, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Affordable Housing Corporation, Texas State, Board of Directors, 1997-2000
Affordable Housing Task Force, Texas, 1995-1998
Aging, Texas Board on, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[4 folders]
Agricultural Finance Authority Board of Directors, Texas, 1995-2000
[6 folders]
Agriculture and Wildlife Research and Management Advisory Committee, 2000
Agriculture Resources Protection Authority, 1996-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors Advisory Board, 1996-1999
Aircraft Pooling Board, State, 1995, 1997
Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Texas Commission on, 1995-1999
[5 folders]
Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas, 1995, 1998, 2000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Texas Council on, 1996, 1998, 2000
Angelina and Neches River Authority Board of Directors, 1995-1996, 2000
[3 folders]
Animal Health Commission, Texas, 1996-1997, 2000
[3 folders]
Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, Texas, 1995-2000
[6 folders]
Architectural Examiners, Texas Board of, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Arts, Texas Commission on the, 1995-2000
[3 folders]
Box
2002/151-1843 Arts, Humanities, and Sciences, Nominations Committee for the Governor's Awards for Excellence in the, 1995-1996
Athletic Trainers, Advisory Board of, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Austin DMO (Downtown Management Organization), Inc. Board of Directors, 1995
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interagency Council on, 1998-1999
Automobile Theft Prevention Authority, 1995, 1997-1999
[2 folders]
Banking Board, State, 1995
Barber Examiners, State Board of, 1995-1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Battleship Texas Advisory Board, 1996
Blind, Texas Commission for the, 1995, 1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Blind and Visually Impaired, Texas School for the, Governing Board, 1995, 1997
[2 folders]
Bond Review Board, Texas, 1999
Border Commerce Coordinator, 1999
Branch Pilots:
Aransas Pass Bar, Corpus Christi Bay and Tributaries, 1996, 1999
Brazos River Harbor Navigation District, 1995, 1998-1999
Brazos Santiago Pass, Bar and Tributaries, 1996, 1998, 2000
Ports of Galveston County, 1995-1997, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bar, 1995-2000
[6 folders]
Matagorda [and Lavaca] Bay Ship Channel, 1995, 1997-1999
Port Aransas Bar, Corpus Christi Bay and Tributaries, 1995, 1997-2000
Sabine Bar, Pass and Tributaries, 1995-1997, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Brazos River Authority Board of Directors, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Business Council, Governor's, 1995, 2000
Caller ID Consumer Education Panel, 1996
Canadian River Compact Commissioner, 1998
Cancer Council, Texas, 1996, 1998-2000
[2 folders]
Cemetery Committee, State, 1997, 1999
Charitable Campaign Advisory Committee, State Employee, 1996, 1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Charitable Campaign Policy Committee, State Employee, 1996, 1999, 2000
[2 folders]
Child Care Development Board, 2000
Children's Trust Fund of Texas Council, 1996, 1998-1999
[3 folders]
Chiropractic Examiners, Texas State Board of, 1995-1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Climatologist, State, 2000
Coastal Coordination Council, 1995-2000
[3 folders]
Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors, 1995-1999
[3 folders]
College Opportunity Act Committee, 1995, 1997, 1999
Colorado River Authority Board of Directors:
Central, 1996-1997, 2000
[2 folders]
Lower, 1995, 1997
[See also Lower Colorado River Authority.]
Upper, 1996, 1998, 2000
[2 folders]
Box
2002/151-1844 Commerce Policy Board, Texas Department of, 1995-1996
Commerce, Texas Department of, 1995, 1997
Community Development Block Grant Regional Review Committees, 1996-1997, 1999-2000
[4 folders]
Community Development Block Grant Review Committees, State, 1996-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Concho River Water and Soil Conservation Authority, Lower, 1995
Conservation, Governor's Task Force on, 2000
[Executive order GWB 00-1 is not included in the file.]
Conservatorship Board, State, 1995-1996
[Includes executive order GWB 95-2 and concerns the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.]
Coordinating Board, Texas Higher Education, 1995-1999
[4 folders]
Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program, Policy Committee of the, 1996
Correctional Managed Health Care Committee, 2000
Cosmetology Commission, Texas, 1996-1998, 2000
[2 folders]
Credit Union Commission, 1995, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Crime Stoppers Advisory Council, 1995, 1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Criminal Justice, Texas Board of, 1995, 1997-2000
[4 folders]
Deaf, Governing Board for the Texas School for the, 1996, 1999
Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the, 1996, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Defense Economic Adjustment Advisory Council, Texas, 1995-1996
[2 folders]
Dental Examiners, State Board of, 1995, 1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee, 1995, 1998, 2000
[2 folders]
Depository Board, State, 1996
Developmental Disabilities, Texas Planning Council for, 1996-1997, 2000
[2 folders]
Developmental Disabilities, Executive Committee of the Texas Office for Prevention of, 1998, 2000
Diabetes Council, Texas, 1995-1999
[4 folders]
Dieticians, State Board of Examiners of, 1996, 1998-1999
[2 folders]
Disabilities, Governor's Committee on People with, 1996-2000
[6 folders]
Disabilities, Texas Council on Purchasing from People with, 1995-1996, 1998-2000
[4 folders]
Driving While Intoxicated, Governor's Task Force Against, 1996
[Includes executive order GWB 96-3.]
Drought Preparedness Council, 2000
Drug Policy Advisory Board, Governor's, 1995
[Includes executive order GWB 95-7.]
Box
2002/151-1845 Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee, 1996
Early Childhood Intervention, Interagency Council on, 1998-2000
[2 folders]
Early Childhood Intervention Services, Interagency Council on, 1995-1996
Economic Development, Texas Department of, Governing Board, 1997-1999
[2 folders]
Education Commission of the States, 1995, 1997-1999
Education, Continuing Advisory Committee for Special, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
Education, Texas Commissioner of, 1995-1999
Education, State Board of, 1995-1999
[3 folders]
Educator Certification, State Board for, 1996-2000
[5 folders]
Egg Marketing Advisory Board, 1996
E-Government Task Force, 1999
El Paso Quadricentennial Commission, 1995, 1997
[2 folders]
Emergency Communications, Advisory Commission on State, 1998, 2000
[2 folders]
Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Emergency Services Personnel Retirement Fund, State Board of Trustees of the Texas, 1997, 1999
Employees Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees, 1996, 2000
Employment Commission, Texas, 1995
[See also Workforce Commission.]
Energy Coordination Council, Texas, 1996, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Environmental Education Partnership Fund Board, Texas, 1999
Ethics Commission, Texas, 1996-1998, 2000
Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District Board of Directors, 1996, 1999
Faith-Based Programs, Governor's Task Force on, 1996
[2 folders]
[Includes executive order GWB 96-5 and the executive summary of the task force report.]
Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee, 1996, 1998, 2000
Finance Commission of Texas, 1995-1996, 1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Fire Ant Research and Management Account Advisory Committee, 1995, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Fire Fighters' Relief and Retirement Fund Board of Trustees, 1996, 1998
[2 folders]
Fire Fighters' Pension Commissioner, 1996-1997, 1999
Fire Protection, Texas Commission on, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Funeral Service Commission, Texas, 1995, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
Box
2002/151-1846 Galveston County, Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of, 1994, 1996, 1999-2000
[4 folders]
General Services Commission, 1994-1995, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
Genetic Services, Interagency Council on, 1996, 1998, 2000, undated
[3 folders]
Goals 2000, 1995
Governor's Office staff:
[Includes information on Transition Office staff.]
Allbaugh, Joe M., 1994-1995
Barrett, Andrew; Bellamy, Ron; Copeland, Tom; Edwards, Linda; Francis, Jr., James B., 1994-1995, 1999
Garza, Antonio, Secretary of State, 1996-1997
[See also Secretary of State.]
Greene, Karen J.; Hawkins, Albert; Hughes, Karen P.; Hugon, Nancy; Johnson III, Clay, 1994-1995, 1997, 1999
Laine, Jr., Dale E.; La Montagne, Margaret D.; Lawson, Stacie, 1994, 1996
Miers, Harriet; McClellan, Scott; McMahan, Vance, 1994-1995, 1999
Parham, Rob; Shelley, Dan; Smith, Terral R.; Wilson, Margaret, 1994, 1996, 1998
Public distribution list, 1995-1996
Group Benefits Advisory Committee, 1997, 2000
Growth Fund, Texas, Board of Trustees, 1995-1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board of Directors, 1994-1995, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Guadalupe River Authority, Upper, Board of Directors, 1994-1995, 1997-2000
[5 folders]
Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Board of Directors, 1995-1996, 1998-2000
[4 folders]
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 1996
Gulf of Mexico Program Citizens Advisory Committee, 1996, 1999
[2 folders]
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, 1996
Health, Texas Board of, 1993, 1995, 1997-2000
[5 folders]
[Includes information on the Commissioner of Health.]
Health and Human Services Commission, Texas, 1995, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
[Contains information on the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, as well as an audit report.]
Health Care Information Council, Texas, 1995-1998, 2000
[11 folders]
Health Coordinating Council, Statewide, 1993, 1996-1999
[6 folders]
Healthy Kids Corporation, Texas, Board of Directors, 1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Hearing Instruments, State Committee of Examiners in the Fitting and Dispensing of, 1996, 1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Historical Commission, Texas, 1995-1997, 1999
[6 folders]
Historical Records Advisory Board, Texas, 1995-1997, 1999-2000
[4 folders]
Home and Community Support Services Advisory Council, 1993, 1995-1998, 2000
[10 folders]
Homeless, Texas Interagency Council for the, 1993, 1998
Housing and Community Affairs Board, Texas Department of, 1995-2000
[4 folders]
Box
2002/151-1847 Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of, Executive director, 1995, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
Housing Investment, Intergovernmental Task Force on, 1998
Human Rights, Texas Commission on, 1996-1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Human Services, Texas Board of, 1995, 1997, 2000,
[2 folders]
Humanities, Texas Committee for the, 1994, 1996-2000
[7 folders]
[Includes appointments after name changed to Texas Council for the Humanities.]
Illegal Gambling, Governor's Task Force on, 1997
[2 folders]
Inaugural Committee 1999, 1998
Inaugural Endowment Fund Committee, 1995, 1997, 1999
Incentive and Productivity Commission, Texas, 1996, 1998-2000
[3 folders]
Independent Living Council, State, 1997-2000
[7 folders]
Industrialized Building Code Council, Texas, 1996, 1998, 2000
[6 folders]
Information Resources, Texas Department of, Board of Directors, 1994-1995, 1998-2000
[2 folders]
Insurance, Commissioner of, 1993-1999
Insurance Counsel, Office of Public, 1994-1995, 1997, 1999
Insurance Purchasing Alliance, Texas (TIPA) Board of Directors, 1993, 1995-1997
[2 folders]
International Business Education and Research, Center for (Texas A&M University Advisory Council of the) and (UT (University of Texas) College of Business Advisory Board of the), 1998
International Trade Commission, Governing Board of, 1994-1995
Interstate Agreement on Detainers, State Administrator, 1999
Interstate Mining Compact Commission, 1992, 1995
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, 1994-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Jail Standards, Texas Commission on, 1994-1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[4 folders]
Judicial Conduct, State Commission on, 1994-1995, 1998, 2000
Judicial Council, Texas, 1995, 1997, 2000
[4 folders]
Judicial Districts Board, 1994, 1996, 2000
Juneteenth Cultural and Historical Commission, Texas Emancipation, 1997-1999
[2 folders]
Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, 1995, 1999
[7 folders]
Juvenile Justice Task Force, Governor's, 1995
Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas, 1995-1996, 1998-2000
[6 folders]
Lavaca-Navidad River Authority Board of Directors, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, Texas Commission on, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[4 folders]
Box
2002/151-1848 Lease, Board for--Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas, 1998, 2000
Library and Archives Commission, Texas State, 1995-1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Licensing and Regulation, Texas Commission of, 1995, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
Lottery Commission, Texas, 1995-2000
[4 folders]
[Photograph of John L. Hill, Lottery Commission member and former Texas Attorney General and Texas Supreme Court Justice, removed to Governor Bush Photo Box 14.]
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority, Board of Directors, Texas, 1995, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Lower Colorado River Authority, Board of Directors, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
[See also Colorado River Authority, Lower]
Lower Neches Valley Authority, Board of Directors, 1997-2000
[3 folders]
Marriage and Family Therapists, Texas State Board of, 1995, 1997-2000
[3 folders]
Mathematics and Science Advisory Board, Texas Academy of, 2000
Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[7 folders]
Medical Examiners, State Board of--District Review Committees, 1996, 1998, 2000
[6 folders]
Medical Technology, Southern Governors' Task Force on, 1999
Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Board of, 1995, 1997-2000
[3 folders]
Mental Impairments, Texas Council on Offenders with, 1995, 1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Military Facilities Commission, Texas, 1997, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
[See National Guard Armory Board for earlier materials.]
Municipal Retirement System, Texas, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
National and Community Service, Texas State Commission on, 1995
[2 folders]
National and Community Service, Texas State Commission on, Executive Director, 1995
National Guard Armory Board, Texas, 1995-1996
[See Military Facilities Commission for later materials.]
National Research Laboratory Commission, Texas, 1995
Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas (TNRCC), 1995, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
Neches River Municipal Water Authority, Upper, Board of Directors, 1995, 1997, 1999
North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors, 1997-1998, 2000
[2 folders]
Nueces River Authority Board of Directors, 1995, 1998, 2000
[5 folders]
Nurse Examiners, State Board of, 1995-2000
[3 folders]
Nurse Examiners, Board of Vocational, 1995-1996, 1998-2000
[6 folders]
Nursing Facility Administrators, Texas Board of, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[4 folders]
[Includes materials from name change to Nursing Facility Administrators Advisory Committee in 1997.]
Nutrition Task Force, Community, 1995-1996
Box
2002/151-1849 Occupational Therapy Examiners, Texas Advisory Board of, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
One Call Board (formerly Underground Facility Notification Corporation, Texas), 2000
[See also folders for Underground Facility Notification Corporation, Texas.]
On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research Council, 1996, 1998-2000
[6 folders]
Optometry Board, Texas, 1995-1999
[4 folders]
Orthotics and Prosthetics, Texas Board of, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Outer Continental Shelf Policy Committee, October 2000
Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of, 1995, 1997, 1999
[6 folders]
Pardons and Paroles Policy Board, 1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas, 1995, 1997, 1999
[4 folders]
Peace Officers' Memorial Advisory Committee, 1996-1997
[2 folders]
Pecos River Compact Commissioner, 1999
Pension Review Board, Texas, 1995-1999
[3 folders]
Perfusionists, Texas State Board of Examiners of, 1996-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Pest Control Board, Texas Structural, 1996-1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Pharmacy, Texas State Board of, 1996-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, Executive Council of, 1995, 1997
Physical Therapy Examiners, Texas State Board of, 1995, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Physician Assistant Examiners, Texas State Board of (formerly Physician Assistant Advisory Council), 1995-1997, 1999-2000
[4 folders]
Physicists, Texas Board of Licensure for Professional Medical, 1998-2000
[3 folders]
Plumbing Examiners, Texas State Board of, 1996, 1998-2000
[3 folders]
Podiatry Examiners, Texas State Board of, 1996-1999
[3 folders]
Polygraph Examiners Board, 1995, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board, 1995, 1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Prepaid Tuition Scholarship Foundation Board, Texas, 1995-1996
Preservation Board, State, 1996-1997
President's Summit for America's Future, Delegates, April 24, 1997
[2 folders]
Primary Care Residency Advisory Committee, 1996
Principal Incentives Panel, 1996
[2 folders]
Prison Industry Oversight Authority, Private Sector, 1997-2000
[3 folders]
Box
2002/151-1850 Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies, Texas Board of, 1995-1997
[2 folders]
Private Security, Texas Commission on, 1999
[2 folders]
Produce Recovery Fund Board, 1996-1997, 2000
[2 folders]
Professional Counselors, Texas State Board of Examiners of, 1995-1999
[3 folders]
Professional Engineers, Texas State Board of Registration for, 1996-1998, 2000
[4 folders]
Professional Land Surveying, Texas Board of, 1995-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Property Tax Relief, Citizen's Committee on, 1996
[5 folders]
[File includes Executive Order GWB 96-4, staff work group report, and mailing lists.]
Protective and Regulatory Services, Texas Board of, 1995, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Protocol Officer, Chief International, 1995
[3 folders]
[File contains Executive Order GWB 95-11.]
Psychological Associate Advisory Committee, 1995, 1997-1998, 2000
[4 folders]
Psychologists, Texas State Board of Examiners of, 1995-1996, 1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Public Finance Authority, Texas, 1995, 1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Public Safety Commission, 1995-1998, 2000
[2 folders]
Public Transportation Advisory Committee, 1999
Public Utility Commission of Texas, 1995, 1997-1999
[2 folders]
Public Utility Counsel, Office of, 1995, 1997, 1999
Quarter Dollar Coin Design Advisory Committee, 1999-2000
[5 folders]
Racing Commission, Texas, 1995, 1998-2000
[3 folders]
Radiation Advisory Board, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[6 folders]
Railroad Commission of Texas, 1998-1999
Real Estate Commission, Texas, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Real Estate Research Advisory Committee, 1995-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Red River Authority of Texas Board of Directors, 1995, 1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Red River Boundary Commission, 1995, 1997-1998
[3 folders]
Red River Compact Commissioner, 2000
Rehabilitation Advisory Council, Texas, 1997, 1999-2000
[7 folders]
Rehabilitation Commission, Texas, 1995, 1998
Retirement System, Texas County and District, Board of Trustees of, 1995-1996, 1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Risk Management, State Office of, 1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Box
2002/151-1851 Rio Grande Compact Commissioner, 1995, 1998-1999
Rural Healthcare System, Statewide, Board of Directors, 1997-1998
[3 folders]
Rural Health Initiatives, Center for, Executive Committee of the, 1996-1997, 2000
[4 folders]
Sabine Bar, Pass, and Tributaries, Pilot Commission for the, 1996-1997
[4 folders]
Sabine River Authority of Texas Board of Directors, 1995-1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Sabine River Compact Commission, Texas, 1996, 2000
[2 folders]
San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors, 1998, 1999
[2 folders]
San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board, 1996-1997, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
School Land Board, 1996-1997, 1999
Science and Technology Council, Texas, 1996-1998
[7 folders]
[Includes Executive Order GWB 96-6.]
Securities Board, State, 1995, 1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Secretary of State, 1994-1995, 1997, 1999
[See also Governor's Office staff for Antonio Garza file.]
Seed and Plant Board, State, 1996-2000
[4 folders]
Sex Offender Treatment, Council on, 1998-1999
[2 folders]
Skill Standards Board, Texas, 1996, 1998-2000
[5 folders]
Small Business, White House Conference on, 1995
[2 folders]
Small Business Stationary Source Compliance Program Advisory Panel, 1997-1998
[2 folders]
Social Worker Examiners, Texas State Board of, 1996-1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Southern Regional Education Board, 1995-1999
Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, State Board of Examiners for, 1996, 1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Spindletop Centennial Celebration Commission, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
State Bar of Texas, 2000
State-Federal Relations, Office of, 1995
Strategic Economic Development Planning Commission, Texas, 1997
[3 folders]
Strategic Military Planning Commission, Texas, 1997-1999
[2 folders]
Student Loan Corporation, Texas Guaranteed, 1995, 1997-2000
[2 folders]
Sulphur River Basin Authority Board of Directors, 1995, 1998, 2000
[2 folders]
Tax Professional Examiners, Board of, 1995, 1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees, 1995, 1997, 1999
[4 folders]
Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board (TIF), 1995-1999
[4 folders]
Texas-Mexico Authority Advisory Board, 1995
Tiltrotor Technology, Texas Task Force for, 1995
Transportation Commission, Texas, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Transportation, Texas Department of, Motor Vehicle Board, 1995, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
Box
2002/151-1852 Travis County Water District Board, Southwest, 1995, 1997
[2 folders]
Trinity River Authority of Texas Board of Directors, 1995-1997, 2000
[6 folders]
Turnpike Authority, Texas, Board of Directors, 1995-1997, 1999
[4 folders]
Underground Facility Notification Corporation, Texas, 1997-1998
[3 folders]
[See also folder for One Call Board.]
Uniform State Laws, Texas Commission on, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Uninsured, Blue Ribbon Task Force on, 1999
[2 folders]
Veterans Commission, Texas, 1996, 1998, 2000
[2 folders]
Veterans Land Board, 1996-1997, 1999
[2 folders]
Veterinary Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of, 1996-1998, 2000
[3 folders]
Violent Gang Task Force, Texas, 1999
Volunteerism and Community Service, Texas Commission on, 1997-2000
[8 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Water Development Board, Texas, 1995-1996, 1998, 2000
[2 folders]
Western Gulf of Mexico Regional Dredge Team; Western States Water Council; Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, 1998; 1997; 1996
Women, Governor's Commission for, 1995, 1997, 1999
[7 folders]
[Includes copy of executive order GWB 95-10.]
Workers' Compensation Commission, Texas, 1995, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
Workers' Compensation Insurance Facility, Governing Committee of the, 1995
Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund, Texas, Board of Directors, 1995-1997, 1999
[5 folders]
Workforce and Economic Competitiveness, Texas Council on, 1995-2000
[9 folders]
[Includes remarks of Diane Rath before the Legislative Oversight Committee on Workforce.]
Workforce Commission, Texas, 1995-1999
[4 folders]
Youth Commission, Texas, 1995, 1997, 2000
[3 folders]
Box
2002/151-1853 A&M University System, The Texas, Board of Regents, 1995, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
East Texas State University, Board of Regents, 1995
Midwestern State University, Board of Regents, 1996, 1998, 2000
[3 folders]
North Texas, University of, Board of Regents, 1995, 1997-2000
[4 folders]
Stephen F. Austin State University, Board of Regents, 1995, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Texas Southern University, Board of Regents, 1995-2000
[5 folders]
Texas State Technical College System, Board of Regents, 1995, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Texas State University System, Board of Regents, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000
[4 folders]
Texas Tech University, Board of Regents, 1995, 1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Texas Woman's University, Board of Regents, 1995, 1997, 1999
[4 folders]
University of Houston, Board of Regents, 1995, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
University of Texas System, Board of Regents, 1995-1997, 1999
[3 folders]
Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 1995-1999
[4 folders]
[In addition to commonly found documents, the file includes statements by Justices Alberto Gonzales and Greg Abbott, a photograph of Abbott, a list of applicants or individuals recommended for Supreme Court justice, and copies of resignation letters. The file contains the original resignation letter from Bob Gammage.]
Chief Justice, First District Court of Appeals, 1996
[The file contains a color photograph of Michael Schneider glued to the appointment application form.]
Justice, Court of Appeals, Second Court of Appeals District, 1995, 1999
Justice and Chief Justice, Court of Appeals, Third District of Texas, 1998
Justice, Court of Appeals, Fourth Court of Appeals District, 1996-1997
[2 folders]
[File includes court documents and numerous clippings concerning Angelini vs. Hardberger, litigation regarding the scope of the governor's appointment power. See General Counsel Litigation files series for additional information.]
Justice, Court of Appeals, Fifth Court of Appeals District, 1995-1997, 1999-2000
[3 folders]
Justice, Court of Appeals, Sixth Court of Appeals District, 1996
Justice and Chief Justice, Court of Appeals, Seventh District of Texas, 1996
Chief Justice, Tenth Court of Appeals District; Justice, Eleventh Court of Appeals District, 1995-1996
Chief Justice, Twelfth Court of Appeals, 2000
Justice and Chief Justice, Fourteenth Court of Appeals, 1995, 1999
Judge, 3rd Judicial District Court, Anderson, Henderson and Houston counties; Judge, 4th Judicial District Court, Rusk County, 1995-1996
Judge, 18th Judicial District Court, Johnson and Somervell counties; Judge, 19th Judicial District Court, McLennan County, 1998-1999
Judge, 23rd Judicial District Court, Brazoria, Matagorda and Wharton counties; Judge, 28th Judicial District Court, Nueces County, 1995
Judge, 32nd Judicial District Court, Fisher, Mitchell and Nolan counties; Judge, 43rd Judicial District Court, Parker County, 2000
Judge, 48th Judicial District Court, Tarrant County; Judge, 57th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, 1995, 1997
Judge, 67th Judicial District Court, Tarrant County; Judge, 76th Judicial District Court, Camp, Morris and Titus counties, 1995, 2000
Judge, 78th Judicial District Court, Wichita County; Judge, 83rd Judicial District Court, Pecos, Reagan, Terrell, Upton and Val Verde counties, 1999-2000
Judge, 88th Judicial District Court, Hardin and Tyler counties, 1969-1972, 1985, 1991, 1994-1996
[2 folders]
Judge, 90th Judicial District Court, Stephens and Young counties; Judge, 91st Judicial District Court, Eastland County, 1995
Judge, 116th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, 1996, 2000
Judge, 119th Judicial District Court, Concho, Runnels and Tom Green counties; Judge, 121st Judicial District Court, Yoakum and Terry counties, 1995, 1999
Judge, 123rd Judicial District Court, Panola and Shelby counties; Judge, 125th Judicial District Court, Harris County, 1995, 1999
Judge, 126th Judicial District Court, Travis County; Judge, 129th Judicial District Court, Harris County, 1995, 1998-1999
Judge, 132nd Judicial District Court, Scurry and Borden counties; Judge, 135th Judicial District Court, Victoria, DeWitt, Calhoun, Refugio, Goliad and Jackson counties, 1995
Judge, 136th Judicial District Court, Jefferson County, 1995
Judge, 139th Judicial District Court, Hidalgo County, 1995-1996
Judge, 148th Judicial District Court, Nueces County, 1998
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2002/151-1854 Judge, 152nd Judicial District Court, Harris County; Judge, 157th Judicial District Court, Harris County, 1995-1996
Judge, 164th Judicial District Court, Harris County; Judge, 169th Judicial District Court, Bell County, 1999-2000
Judge, 177th Judicial District Court, Harris County; Judge, 181st Judicial District Court, Potter and Randall counties, 1995, 2000
Judge, 188th Judicial District Court, Gregg County; Judge, 199th Judicial District Court, Collin County, 1996-1997
Judge, 212th Judicial District Court, Galveston County; Judge, 215th Judicial District Court, Harris County, 1995, 1998-1999
Judge, 230th Judicial District Court, Harris County; Judge, 233rd Judicial District Court, Tarrant County, 1995, 1997
Judge, 241st Judicial District Court, Smith County; Judge, 242nd Judicial District Court, Castro, Hale and Swisher counties, 1995, 1998
Judge, 255th Judicial District Court, Dallas County; Judge, 256th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, 1995, 1998
Judge, 269th Judicial District Court, Harris County; Judge, 273rd Judicial District Court, Sabine, San Augustine and Shelby counties, 1997, 1999
Judge, 281st Judicial District Court, Harris County; Judge, 282nd Judicial District Court, Dallas County, 1996-1997
Judge, 283rd Judicial District Court, Dallas County; Judge, 296th Judicial District Court, Collin County, 1996-1997
Judge, 301st Judicial District Court, Dallas County; Judge, 309th Judicial District Court, Harris County, 1997, 1999
Judge, 317th Judicial District Court, Jefferson County; Judge, 333rd Judicial District Court, Harris County, 1995-1996
Judge, 334th Judicial District Court, Harris County; Judge, 337th Judicial District Court, Harris County, 1999
Judge, 338th Judicial District Court, Harris County; Judge, 352nd Judicial District Court, Tarrant County, 1996, 1998-1999
Judge, 360th Judicial District Court, Tarrant County; Judge, 378th Judicial District Court, Ellis County, 1995, 2000
Judge, 379th Judicial District Court, Bexar County; Judge, 380th Judicial District Court, Collin County, 1996, 1999
Judge, 381st Judicial District Court, Starr County; Judge, 382nd Judicial District Court, Rockwall County, 1995
Judge, 383rd Judicial District Court, El Paso County; Judge, 384th Judicial District Court, El Paso County, 1995-1996
Judge, 386th Judicial District Court, Bexar County; Judge, 387th Judicial District Court, Fort Bend County, 1999
Judge, 383rd Judicial District Court, El Paso County; Judge, 384th Judicial District Court, El Paso County, 1995-1996
Judge, 388th Judicial District Court, El Paso County; Judge, 389th Judicial District Court, Hidalgo County, 1999
Judge, 390th Judicial District Court, Travis County; Judge, 391st Judicial District Court, Tom Green County, 1999
Judge, 392nd Judicial District Court, Henderson County; Judge, 393rd Judicial District Court, Denton County, 1995, 1999
Judge, 394th Judicial District Court, Brewster, Hudspeth, Culberson, Presidio and Jeff Davis counties; Judge, 395th Judicial District Court, Williamson County, 1995, 1999
Judge, 396th Judicial District Court, Tarrant County; Judge, 398th Judicial District Court, Hidalgo County, 1999
Judge, 399th Judicial District Court, Bexar County; Judge, 400th Judicial District Court, Fort Bend County, 2000
Judge, 401st Judicial District Court, Collin County; Judge, 402nd Judicial District Court, Wood County, 1999-2000
Judge, 403rd Judicial District Court, Travis County, 2000
Judge, 407th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, 2000
Judge, 408th Judicial District Court, Collin County; Judge, 409th Judicial District Court, El Paso County, 1999-2000
Judge, 411st Judicial District Court, San Jacinto, Trinity and Polk counties, 1995
Presiding Judge, 1st Administrative Judicial Region, 1995, 2000
Presiding Judge, 2nd Administrative Judicial Region, 1996-1997, 2000
Presiding Judge, 3rd Administrative Judicial Region, 1998
Presiding Judge, 4th Administrative Judicial Region, 1996-1997, 2000
Presiding Judge, 5th Administrative Judicial Region, 1998
Presiding Judge, 6th Administrative Judicial Region, 1995, 2000
Presiding Judge, 7th Administrative Judicial Region, 1998
Presiding Judge, 8th Administrative Judicial Region, 1997
Presiding Judge, 9th Administrative Judicial Region, 1998, 2000
Judge, Criminal District Court #2, Tarrant County; Judge, Criminal District Court #5, Dallas County, 1995
Special judges, 1995, 1998, 2000
District Attorney, 12th Judicial District, Grimes, Madison and Leon counties; District Attorney, 47th Judicial District, Potter and Armstrong counties, 1995
District Attorney, 88th Judicial District, Hardin County; District Attorney, 90th Judicial District, Young County, 1996
District Attorney, 123rd Judicial District, Shelby County; District Attorney, 132nd Judicial District, Borden and Scurry counties, 1995, 1999
District Attorney, 329th Judicial District, Wharton County, 1995
Criminal District Attorney, Comal County; Criminal District Attorney, Gregg County, 1996-1997
Criminal District Attorney, Newton County; Criminal District Attorney, San Jacinto County, 1995, 1997
Legislative news releases, 1995, 1997, 1999,
1.2 cubic ft.
As Governor of Texas, George W. Bush was responsible for 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 deemed necessary, as well as signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature. The Press Office was responsible for preparing news releases to disseminate information about Governor Bush's actions during each legislative session. Files are news releases created during the 74th, 75th, and 76th Legislatures on specific legislation, plus related documentation including messages to the Legislature (also called executive memoranda or proclamations), lists, an internal memorandum, speeches, a report, and clippings. Materials date 1995, 1997, 1999. Subjects include legislation passed or vetoed, abortion, appropriations, criminal justice, education, electric deregulation, insurance, juvenile justice, taxation, and tort reform. Files for each legislative session begin with information on all legislation signed or vetoed by the Governor during that session. These lists take several formats: press releases listing the legislation; printouts from the Texas Legislature Online; search results reports from the Legislative Information System; and correspondence from Governor Bush to the Secretary of State. The entire State of the State address for 1997 is included, with press releases regarding that address. The veto messages include copies of veto proclamations and news releases. News releases were often filed under more than one subject heading to facilitate retrieval by Press Office staff; that arrangement has been maintained. Many of the press releases are duplicated in the series Chronological news releases and General news releases, likely to facilitate retrieval by Press Office staff.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received from the Governor's Office: first by each of the three legislative sessions; within each session's materials, general materials are first followed by releases filed alphabetically by topic of legislation.
Preferred Citation
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2002/151-1854 74th Legislature, Regular Session
Bills and resolutions signed by the Governor:
June 16-17, 1995
June 15-16, 1995
June 13-15, 1995
June 8-12, 1995
May 26-June 7, 1995
May 18-25, 1995
May 11-17, 1995
May 1-10, 1995
April 18-May 1, 1995
April 5-13, 1995
March 21-31, 1995
January 31-March 20, 1995
[Includes memo from Carlos Higgins re: SB (Senate Bill) 319, Public Utility Regulatory Act.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Bills effective January 1, 1996, December 1995
Veto messages, May 27-28 and June 16, 1995
SCR (Senate Concurrent Resolution) 106 and veto, June 1995
Accomplishments, Governor's, May 30, 1995
Appropriations bill, HB (House Bill) 1, June 15-17 1995
Ashley's Laws, April-May 1995
Auto emissions; Budget bill, HB 1, January, June 1995
Circle C bill, HB 3193; Coastal Management Plan, HB 3226, June 8 and 16, 1995
Concealed weapons bill, May 1995
[2 folders]
[File includes copy of legislation, fiscal notes, criminal justice policy impact statement, clippings, and highlights.]
Death penalty, SB 440; Deceptive Trade Practices Act, HB 668; Domestic violence, June 7, 8, and 14, 1995
Drug free school zones, SB 840; Education, SB 1, May 27 and June 6, 1995
Edwards Aquifer Bill, SB 3189; Emissions testing, SB 19; Guardianship veto, SB 103, January 31, May 31, June 1995
Juvenile justice bill, HB 327; Lawsuits, April-May 1995
Mandatory supervision bill, HB 1433; Medicaid bill, SB 10; Midland County Hospital District Bill, HB 3166, May-June 1995
Patient Protection Act; Penal Code, SB 15; Property rights, June-July 1995
Punitive damages, SB 25; Rabies, April-May 1995
Sex offender bills; Slab bill, HB 347, April-June 1995
Stalking bills; Telecommunications bill, February, May-June 1995
Tort reform; Tyler, University of Texas at, HB 2187, April-June 1995
Voter Registration Act, National, HB 127; Welfare reform bill, HB 1863, May-June 1995
75th Legislature, Regular Session
State of the state address, House Chamber, State Capitol, January 28, 1997
[Includes a copy of the speech and Cutting Texas Taxes: a plan to reduce school property taxes.]
Bills and resolutions signed by the governor:
June 21, 1997
June 20, 1997
June 19-20, 1997
June 18-19, 1997
June 16-17, 1997
June 4-12, 1997
May 31-June 3, 1997
May 27-30, 1997
May 23-27, 1997
May 19-22, 1997
May 13-19, 1997
May 5-12, 1997
April 17-May 2, 1997
March 21-April 15, 1997
January 28-March 14, 1997
Bills with effective dates of September 1, 1997, August 6, 1997
[3 folders]
Box
2002/151-1855 Veto messages:
Appropriations bill, June 21-22, 1997
June 20, 1997
SB 436, May 29-June 20, 1997
[Includes correspondence opposing the bill.]
May 16-31, 1997
Emergency messages, January-March 1997
Actions on bills, June 25, 1997
[removed from binder]:
Senate bills signed by the Governor
House bills signed by the Governor
[2 folders]
Bills vetoed by the Governor and bills filed without the Governor's signature
Abortion facilities, SB 407; Accomplishments, April 29, 1997; June 2, 1997
Adoption, SB 34, HB 1091 and HB 1826; Amtrak bill, SB 886; Anti-teen smoking, SB 55, May 9, 1997; June 11 and 16, 1997
Appropriations bill, HB 1, May 29, June 20 and 22, 1997
Banks, HB 3391; Budget, January 29, June 9, 1997
[Includes copy of Funding effective government, proposed state budget for the 1998-99 biennium.]
Budget, May 29, June 20 and 22, 1997
Casino gambling, HB 3350 and SB 1701; Castration bill, May 9, 20, and 23, 1997
Charter schools; Church burning, anti, SB 78 and SB 79, May 31 and June 17 and 19, 1997
College admissions bill, HB 588; Criminal justice, May 20 and June 13 and 16, 1997
Drivers licenses; Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), HB 870, May 22 and June 16, 1997
Education, May 20 and 31, June 16-17, 1997
Electric deregulation bill; Faith based bills, HB 12, HB 2481, HB 2482, and SCR 44; Fraudulent lien bill, HB 1185, May 20, 22 and June 12, 1997
Gambling; Graffiti, SB 758, May 9, 23, June 9, 1997
Health Center, SB 606; Health insurance, SB 217; HMO (health maintenance organization) bill, SB 386, May 14, 22, June 16, 1997
Insurance, HB 3391; Joey's Law, HB 870, June 9, 16, 1997
Lawsuits, SB 220; License plates, HB 107; Mastectomy, SB 217, May 14, 28-29, 1997
Prisons; Property tax, May 29, June 4, 13, 1997
Read to Succeed, HB 107; Schools, May 20, 27, and 31, 1997
Schools, HB 588, HB 318; Sex offender bills, June 13, 16-17, 1997
Smoking, SB 55; Stalking bill; Texas Eagle, SB 886, January 28, May 9, June 16, 1997
Tort reform, SB 220; Unfunded mandates, HB 66, May 29, June 16, 1997
University admissions, HB 588; Welfare, HB 21, HB 2481, HB 2482 and SCR 44, May 20, June 12 and 16, 1997
76th Legislature, Regular Session
Bills and resolutions signed by the Governor:
June 20, 1999
June 19-20, 1999
June 19, 1999
[2 folders]
June 18, 1999
June 8-17, 1999
May 28-29, 1999
May 21-25, 1999
May 12-21, 1999
May 5-11, 1999
April 9-May 4, 1999
March 18-April 8, 1999
January 26-March 10, 1999
Emergency messages, February 2, 1999
Veto messages:
June 20-21, 1999
May 28-31, 1999
Abortion, SB 30; Accomplishments, June 1, 1999
Alcohol, SB 114, March 10, May 28, 1999
Appropriations bill, May 27, June 1 and 20, 1999
Blood alcohol level, SB 114; Border, SB 1421, March 10, May 28, June 17, 1999
Budget, May 27, June 1 and 20, 1999
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), SB 445; Clean Air, SB 7, SB 766, March 1, May 13 and 28, June 18, 1999
Colonias bill, SB 1421; Cone Center, SB 955; Courthouse preservation, HB 1341, June 16-17, 1999
Doctors, SB 2468; Drunk, SB 114, March 10, May 28, June 20, 1999
Education, SB 1, SB 4, SB 103, and SB 955, February 26, June 8 and 17, 1999
Electric deregulation, SB 7, March 1, May 13, June 18, 1999
Emissions, SB 7, SB 766, March 1, May 13, June 18, 1999
Faith based program, HB 2017; Frivolous lawsuits, SB 215, SB 717, June 10 and 18, 1999
Good Samaritan Bill, SB 215; Grandfathered facilities, SB 7, SB 766, March 1, May 13, June 10 and 18, 1999
Guns, HB 1269, SB 717, March 24, May 7 and 25, June 18, 1999
Hate crimes legislation; Historic preservation, HB 1341; HMOs, SB 1468; Insurance, SB 445, April 7, May 28, June 16 and 20, 1999
Juvenile justice, HB 1269, March 24, May 7 and 25, 1999
Lawsuits, SB 717; Oil and gas, SB 290, February 2, March 10-11, June 18, 1999
Parental notification, SB 30, March 17, May 14 and 21, June 7, 1999
Physicians bargaining, SB 1468; Property taxes, SB 4 and SB 103, June 8 and 20, 1999
Reading, SB 1, SB 955, February 26, June 17, 1999
Red River Boundary Compact, HB 1355; Religious Freedom Restoration Act, HB 601, SB 138, January 11, May 25, June 10, 1999
Schools, SB 1, SB 4, SB 103, and SB 955, February 26, June 8 and 17, 1999
Severance tax, SB 290; Small business, February 2 and 25, March 10-11, 1999
Social promotion, SB, SB 4 and SB 103, January 25, February 26, June 8, 1999
TAAS, SB 4 and SB 103; Tax cut bill, SB 441; Taxes, SB 4, SB 103, and HB 2075; Teacher pay raises, SB 4 and SB 103, June 3 and 8, 1999
Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS); Truth in Taxation, SB 4, SB 103 and HB 2075; Year 2000 legislation, SB 598, May 19, June 8, 1999
Chronological news releases, 1993-2000,
1.4 cubic ft.
The Press Office was responsible for preparing press releases to disseminate information about Governor Bush's actions. Gubernatorial campaign news releases were kept as reference material by the Press Office to maintain consistency in the governor's statements. These news releases were filed in chronological order to provide date access to the materials. Chronological news releases, 1993-2000, also include a few attachments such as clippings, memos, maps, graphs, talking points, and lists. These chronological releases mostly duplicate those found in the general, appointment, and legislative news releases series, though some releases in this series are not represented in the other series. Records include campaign releases from the Bush for Texas Governor committee, November 1993-November 1994, and from the Governor Bush Committee, November 1997-November 1998.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in reverse chronological order as received from the agency, with gubernatorial and campaign releases grouped separately. Releases were removed from binders and placed in acid-free folders. Undated materials found in binder pockets were filed at the beginning or end of that year's releases. Misfiles were corrected and post-it notes were photocopied onto acid-free paper.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Chronological news releases, News releases, Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office news releases and staff files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, tax returns confidential by law (§552.101 in conjunction with 26 U.S.C. 6103(a)), agency memoranda (§552.111), and social security numbers (§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.).
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, September 2009
Box
2002/151-1855 Gubernatorial releases, 2000
July-November 2000
June 2000
April-May 2000
March 2000
January-February 2000
Gubernatorial releases, 1999
December 1999
November 1999
October 14-29, 1999
September 24-October 13, 1999
September 15-22, 1999
August 22-September 8, 1999
June 20-July 23, 1999
June 19, 1999
June 18-19, 1999
[Includes statements regarding Bob Bullock's death.]
June 18, 1999
June 2-17, 1999
May 29-June 1, 1999
May 25-28, 1999
May 20-21, 1999
May 12-19, 1999
April 15-May 10, 1999
March 19-April 13, 1999
March 8-18, 1999
Gubernatorial releases, 1998
December 1998
November 1998
October 1998
August 24-September 30, 1998
August 3-20, 1998
July 1998
June 12-30, 1998
June 1-10, 1998
May 1998
April 1998
March 1998
February 1998
January 1998
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2002/151-1856 Campaign releases, 1997-1998
October 16-November 4, 1998
October 1-15, 1998
September 11-29, 1998
Sex offender/DNA database, September 9, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
July 7-September 3, 1998
April 15-June 30, 1998
November 26, 1997-April 9, 1998
Gubernatorial releases, 1997
October 1-16, 1997
September 18-30, 1997
September 3-17, 1997
July 22-August 29, 1997
June 22-July 18, 1997
June 21, 1997
June 20, 1997
[3 folders]
June 18-19, 1997
June 13-17, 1997
June 2-12, 1997
May 29-31, 1997
May 27-28, 1997
May 22-24, 1997
May 13-21, 1997
May 2-12, 1997
April 22-29, 1997
April 2-18, 1997
March 1997
February 13-27, 1997
February 4-12, 1997
January 23-31, 1997
January 16-22, 1997
January 2-15, 1997
Gubernatorial releases, 1996
December 1996
November 1996
October 1996
September 1996
August 1996
July 17-30, 1996
July 1-15, 1996
June 1996
May 9-30, 1996
April 30-May 8, 1996
April 1-29, 1996
March 1996
February 1996
January 22-31, 1996
January 11-19, 1996
January 1-10, 1996
Gubernatorial releases, 1995
December 1995
November 15-30, 1995
November 7-14, 1995
October 17-November 6, 1995
October 9-16, 1995
September 20-October 4, 1995
September 1-19, 1995
August 17-31, 1995
August 2-16, 1995
July 13-28, 1995
June 26-July 10, 1995
June 16-23, 1995
June 7-15, 1995
May 22-June 6, 1995
May 9-19, 1995
May 4-8, 1995
April 26-May 3, 1995
April 19-25, 1995
April 4-18, 1995
March 22-31, 1995
March 7-21, 1995
February 15-March 3, 1995
January 19-February 14, 1995
List of GWB news releases by date, 1995
Material from binder pocket, 1995, undated
[Contains Bush 1994 income tax return, memo re: Jackson County District Attorney Bobby Bell, and information on visit by Mexican governors.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda, social security numbers, confidential by law]
Campaign news releases and talking points, 1993-1994
Taking a stand for Texas values, 1994
Juvenile justice, 1994
Position papers: George W. Bush on..., 1994
Welfare reform, 1994
November 3-7, 1994
November 1-2, 1994
October 19-31, 1994
October 12-17, 1994
October 5-11, 1994
September 28-October 4, 1994
September 13-27, 1994
September 1-12, 1994
August 9-31, 1994
July 26-August 4, 1994
July 18-25, 1994
July 1-15, 1994
July 18-25, 1994
June 19-30, 1994
May 22-June 17, 1994
May 10-20, 1994
April 28-May 5, 1994
April 17-20, 1994
April 11-15, 1994
April 6-8, 1994
March 1994
February 7-25, 1994
January 7-February 2, 1994
November 4, 1993-January 6, 1994

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Staff files, 1995-2000,
2.4 cubic ft.

The Press Office was responsible for managing media relations for the governor, the governor's spouse, and the administration. Staff files document interactions of Karen Hughes and other Press Office staff with members of the media. This series consists of correspondence (both incoming and outgoing, including letters, memoranda, faxes, and emails) plus attachments (news clippings, resumes, invitations, transcripts of interviews, membership lists, copies of documents sent in response to Public Information Act requests, etc.). These records comprise the staff files of Texas Governor George W. Bush's Press Office, 1995-2000. Most voluminous are the correspondence files of Karen Hughes (Governor Bush's Director of Communications), July 1996-June 1999. These are in standard "reading file" format. The first page for each month (through February 1999) is an item-level index to that month's correspondence, giving date, name of correspondent, status (mail, hand, fax, out, pending), name of organization (e.g., Ross Communications, Associated Press, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Personal), subject and action, and whether "closed" (i.e., completed). Items are either addressed to Karen Hughes, or forwarded to her; those directly to Hughes have a simple stamp "Received," with date filled in manually. Annotations in red ink are common (e.g. "Original in prop. tax file,""Referred to Correspondence, Close,""Declined to reply - Don't really know enough to respond - out of state."). The last set of Karen Hughes files is labeled "correspondence to be logged in," mostly dating 1999. Attachments to the letters include such things as news clippings, resumes, invitations, transcripts of interviews, membership lists, copies of documents sent in response to Public Information Act requests, etc. Topics of the Karen Hughes correspondence range from thank yous and football tickets, to requests for interviews, to appointments, applications for employment, and substantive policy issues (e.g. property tax relief, gun control, complaints about news coverage, criminal justice, welfare reform, faith-based initiatives, social promotion, insurance reform). Several badges from Karen Hughes attendance at governors' conferences and other events are also included.
Next is what was originally a large expanding file, unlabeled but apparently Anne Trenolone's files (Anne Trenolone, Office of the Governor, Communications), dating 1999-2000. These are divided into groups labeled "Interview: decline,""Interview: accept,""Interview: info req[uested],""Interview: forward," and "Interview: quote only". Many of these are emails or faxes as well as more traditional correspondence, all of them requesting interviews, information, or quotes from Governor Bush. (Additional correspondence concerning interviews is found in the Karen Hughes correspondence.) Following these is a large stack of correspondence originally bound with a rubber band, dating 1998, and mostly addressed to or from Anne Friedenberg/Anne Friedenberg Swanson, Media Coordinator. Most of these items also involve requests for interviews (frequently video or audio interviews), most of them declined.
There are two relatively small folders, containing correspondence of Linda Edwards, Director of Communications, dated July 1999 to October 2000; and of Mike Jones, Press Office, dated April-August 2000. Neither of these staff member's files seems to contain much substantive policy issue material. Finally, there is a group of central correspondence sent to Governor Bush's Office by constituents and responded to by Press Office staff, 1995-1998. Most, but not all, of these letters deal with requests for interviews, statements, or appearances by the Governor.
During the majority of his tenure as Governor, George Bush's Director of Communications was Karen P. Hughes. (The Director of Communications was sometimes referred to--mostly by those outside the office--as the Press Secretary.) When Hughes left that position in June 1999 to become Governor Bush's presidential campaign spokesperson, the Deputy Director of the Communications/Press Office, Linda Edwards, became Director, and Mike Jones became Deputy Director. Anne Friedenberg-Swanson was Media Coordinator, 1998-1999. Another Communications staff member prominent in these records was Anne Trenolone, 1999-2000. Kimberly (Kim) Black was Karen Hughes' Administrative Assistant.
Arrangement
The first part of these records are arranged by staff member, beginning with Karen Hughes. Her files are arranged chronologically by month, but each month's file is usually in reverse chronological order. (The date used is usually the file date, not necessarily the receipt date.) Next in volume are mostly Anne Trenolone's files, arranged by type of action concerning interview requests. Then are small groups of files from Anne Friedenberg/Anne Friedenberg Swanson, Linda Edwards, and Mike Jones, in no discernible order. A separate group of files is arranged in reverse chronological order by year, then alphabetically by correspondent (generally the author of the letter, but sometimes the name of the organization).
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, confidential by law (§552.101 in conjunction with Texas Occupations Code Section 159.002(d)), agency memoranda (§552.111), drivers license numbers (§552.130), account information (§552.136), email addresses (§552.137), and social security numbers (§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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Staff files, Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office news releases and staff files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Tony Black, October 2002
Additions to staff files processed by Jessica Tucker, October 2011
Box
2002/151-1 Karen Hughes
Correspondence, 1996-1999:
July 23-30, 1996
July 2-19, 1996
August 19-28, 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: Social Security number on employment application]
August 10-16, 1996
September 20-27, 1996
September 3-19, 1996
October 16-29, 1996
October 1-14, 1996
November 22-25, 1996
November 1-20, 1996
December 10-20, 1996
December 3-9, 1996
January 21-31, 1997
January 2-17, 1997
February 7-28, 1997
March 1-19, 1997
March 20, 1997
March 21-28, 1997
April 21-28, 1997
April 1-18, 1997
May 16-30, 1997
May 1-15, 1997
June 16-30, 1997
June 2-13, 1997
July 1-30, 1997
August 21-28, 1997
August 4-20, 1997
September 16-30, 1997
September 2-12, 1997
October 6-30, 1997
November 20-26, 1997
November 5-19, 1997
December 8-22, 1997
December 3-5, 1997
January 27-30, 1998
January 15-26, 1998
January 5-13, 1998
February 13-26, 1998
February 2-12, 1998
March 2-24, 1998
April 2-29, 1998
May 5-19, 1998
June 19-29, 1998
June 1-18, 1998
July 14-31, 1998
July 1-9, 1998
August 27-31, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: driver license number]
August 14-26, 1998
August 4-12, 1998
September 10, 1998
October 6-29, 1998
November 20-30, 1998
November 16-19, 1998
November 3-15, 1998
December 22-29, 1998
December 10-18, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: Social Security number]
December 1-9, 1998
January 20-29, 1999
January 12-14, 1999
January 4-8, 1999
February 16-26, 1999
February 9-15, 1999
February 1-8, 1999
March 1-8, 1999
March 9-23, 1999
May 4-21, 1999
June 2-7, 1999
To be logged in, August and November 1998
To be logged in, January 1999
To be logged in, March 1999
To be logged in, April 1999
Badges, 1995-1997, undated
Anne Trenolone correspondence, 1999-2000
Box
2002/151-2 Interview: decline, 1999-2000
[6 folders]
Interview: accept, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Interview: information requested, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
Interview: forward, 1999-2000
Interview: quote only, 1999-2000
Other staff files, 1998-2000
Box
2002/151-2 Anne Friedenberg Swanson, 1998-1999
[4 folders]
Miscellaneous loose items, 1999-2000
Linda Edwards correspondence, 2000
Linda Edwards correspondence, 1999
Mike Jones correspondence, 2000
Box
2002/151-1824 Various correspondence - responses done by Press staff, 1995-1998
1998:
A
B
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
C
D-F
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
G
H
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
K
L
M
N, P-Q
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
R
S
[Contains possibly excepted information: email addresses]
T
U-W
1997:
A-B
C
D-E
F-G
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
H
I-L
M
O-P
R
S
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
T-W
1996:
A
B
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
C
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
D
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
E-F
G
H
[Contains possibly excepted information: account information]
I-K
[Contains possibly excepted information: account information]
L
[Contains possibly excepted information: email address]
M
[Contains possibly excepted information: account information]
N
O-P
P
R
S
T
U-W
Y, Pending report
1995:
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I-J
K
L
M
N
O
P-Q
[Contains possibly excepted information: account information]
R
S
[Contains possibly excepted information: medical information]
T
U-V
W
X-Z, Pending report
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]

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