Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, Senate:

An Inventory of Records of Senator Chet Brooks at the Texas State Archives, 1966-1990 (bulk 1975-1989)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate.
Title: Records of Senator Chet Brooks
Dates: 1966-1990
Dates: (bulk 1975-1989)
Abstract: Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, agenda, legislative records, printed material, press releases, presentation materials, legal documents, maps, photographs, notes, proclamations, blue line drawings, speeches, and audio cassettes ranging in date from 1966 to 1990 (bulk 1975-1989) that document the activities and interests of Texas State Senator Chet Brooks. The records contain considerable discussion of such issues as redistricting, nursing homes, child care, appropriations, education, medical care and research, insurance, and health and safety.
Quantity: 91 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that these records are stored at the State Records Center. Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will usually be available for review by an archivist by 4:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. and before 3:00 p.m will usually be available for review by an archivist the next day. See the "Restrictions on Access" statement in this document for further information.
Language English.

Biographical Sketch

Texas State Representative and Senator Chet Brooks was born on August 18, 1935. He attended San Angelo College, San Jacinto College, received his BA from the University of Texas in journalism and political science, and then attended the University of Houston. He worked as a newspaperman for the Houston Post and as a businessman. Brooks served in the Texas House of Representatives on behalf of Harris County from 1962 to 1966. In 1967 he began serving in the Texas Senate, again on behalf of Harris County (though his district eventually became District 11, parts of Galveston and Harris counties), where he remained through 1992. During his tenure in the Senate, Brooks served on a variety of committees, including those of Finance, Education, State Affairs and its Subcommittee on Nominations, and Special Committees on Nominations, Administration, and Rules. In addition, he chaired the Committee on Human Resources/Health and Human Resources/Health and Human Services (from at least 1977 to 1992), vice-chaired the Special Committee on Administration (1987-1992), and chaired the Special Committee of the Whole on Redistricting (1991-1992). He also served on the Legislative Budget Board, the Texas Coordinating Commission for State Health and Welfare Services, the Ad Hoc Committee on Federal Block Grants, the Joint Committee to Study the Needs of Autistic Citizens, and was President Pro Tempore of the Senate in 1972.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, agenda, legislative bills, bill analyses, publications, newsletters, printed material, fiscal notes, legislative records, clippings, press releases, testimony, presentation materials, legal memoranda, maps, statements, photographs, brochures, invitations, drafts, notes, proclamations, blue line drawings, speeches, and audio cassettes ranging in date from 1966 to 1990 (bulk 1975-1989) that document the activities and interests of Chet Brooks during his tenure in the Texas Senate. Bill files include legislation on child care, regulation of various professions (particularly medical), mass-transit, home equity lending, health care, taxes, public smoking, motor vehicle regulation, judicial elections, 911 emergency number, nursing homes, health insurance, blood banks, infectious waste, peer review liability, child health, radioactive waste disposal sites, and education. Correspondence passed between Senator Brooks, various state and local officials, constituents, and the general public. Much of the correspondence regards issues and topics addressed by or falling under the purview of Brooks as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Human Resources; such subjects include redistricting, nursing homes, child support, seat-belts, appropriations, education, medical care and research, insurance, and health and safety. Committee files document Senator Brooks' work as: chair of the Senate Joint Committee on Educational Services to the Deaf in 1978 (to promote the economical delivery of educational services to the deaf provided by the state governmental educational institutions by means of a comprehensive review of governmental structure); chair of the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures in 1979 (established to determine and standardize the services offered by various medical personnel); and 1988 chair of the Texas Task Force on Waste Management Policy (focusing on hazardous wastes). Inmate correspondence contains letters written by inmates requesting recommendations for parole hearings, entrance into rehabilitation facilities/halfway houses, and for assistance in obtaining or changing medical care, dentures, better food, disciplinary charges, education, work assignments, and resolving other assorted complaints. Senator Brooks and his staff responded to each of these letters, though they were unable to help some individuals and found it inappropriate to interfere in other cases. General office files, a few subject files, and assorted correspondence comprise the final series.

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


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into five series:
Bill files, 1977-1988, 15 cubic ft.
Correspondence files, 1972-1990, 41.35 cubic ft.
Committee files, 1978-1980, 1984-1989, 6.72 cubic ft.
Inmate files, 1966-1985, 7.4 cubic ft.
Office files, 1967-1990 (bulk 1980-1989), 15.65 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make this determination.

Some restricted materials have already been segregated into Boxes 1999/136-85 thru 90. Transfer sheets have been placed in the original file locations. The contents of the boxes have not been listed.

Restrictions on Use

Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.


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:
Brooks, Chet, 1935-.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Legislature--Education districts.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Human Resources Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Educational Services to the Deaf.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Ad Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures.
Texas Task Force on Waste Management Policy.
Subjects:
Health--Texas.
Legislators--Texas.
Education--Texas.
Educational law and legislation--Texas.
Child care services--Texas.
Child support--Texas.
Medical care--Law and legislation--Texas.
Nursing homes--Texas.
Insurance law--Texas.
Insurance, Health--Texas.
Medicine--Research--Law and legislation--Texas.
Taxation--Law and legislation--Texas.
Social legislation--Texas.
Hazardous waste sites--Texas.
Waste disposal sites--Texas.
Apportionment (Election law)--Texas.
Deaf--Services for--Texas.
Hearing impaired--Services for--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Legislators--1966-1990.
Memorandums--Texas--Legislators--1972-1990.
Minutes--Texas--Legislators--1972-1990.
Agendas--Texas--Legislators--1972-1990.
Reports--Texas--Legislators--1972-1990.
Speeches--Texas--Legislators--1972-1990.
Press releases--Texas--Legislators--1972-1990.
Photographs--Texas--Legislators--1972-1990.
Legal documents--Texas--Legislators--1972-1990.
Legislative records--Texas--Legislators--1972-1990.
Audio cassettes--Texas--Legislators--1972-1990.
Maps--Texas--Legislators--1972-1990.
Bills (legislative records)--Texas--Legislators--1977-1988.
Functions:
Representing state.

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 Legislature, 1990 Joint Task Force on Waste Management Policy, Records, 1988-1991 (bulk 1990), 2 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee on Human Resources, Records, 1973 [unprocessed]
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee on Human Resources, Minutes, 1979, fractional cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records of Senator Chet Brooks, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1983/026, 1999/136

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of Senator Brooks on October 4, 1982 and by the Secretary of the Senate on April 26, 1999.

Processing Information

Nancy Enneking, March 2001


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Bill files, 1977-1988,
15 cubic ft.

Records consist of legislative bills, bill analyses, notes, correspondence, publications, reports, printed material, fiscal notes, legislative records, clippings, and memoranda documenting legislation created by, sponsored by, or of interest to Texas State Senator Chet Brooks from 1977 to 1988 (65th -70th Legislatures). Subjects of legislation include child care, regulation of various professions (particularly medical), mass-transit, home equity lending, health care, taxes, public smoking, motor vehicle regulation, judicial elections, 911 emergency number, nursing homes, health insurance, blood banks, infectious waste, peer review liability, child health, radioactive waste disposal sites, and education.
Arrangement
Records are grouped by legislative session; bill files are listed in numerical, but not necessarily consecutive, order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Bill files, Records of Senator Chet Brooks, Senate, Texas Legislature: Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1999/136
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Secretary of the Senate on April 26, 1999.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make this determination.
Restrictions on Use
Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.
Processed by
Nancy Enneking, September 1999
65th Legislature, 1977-1978
box
1999/136-43 Senate Bill 7, deepwater port, 1977
Senate Bill 9, nursing homes, 1977
Senate Bill 31, peace officers, 1977
Senate Bill 91, school-community guidance centers, 1977
Senate Bill 350, MHMR [Mental Health Mental Retardation] centers, acquisition of property, 1977
Senate Bill 397, status offenders, 1977
Senate Bill 418, Adjutant General, 1977
Senate Bill 548, Welfare nursing care, 1977
Senate Bill 781, Texas Chiropractic College, 1977
Senate Bill 836, blind discrimination, 1977
Senate Bill 901, open meeting, 1977
Senate Bill 1121, licensing child care administrators, 1977
Senate Bill 1125, Dental Laboratory Advisory Board, 1977-1980
Senate Bill 1129, limited victim compensation, 1977
House Bill 1148/Senate Bill 903, guaranteed student loans, 1977
Senate Joint Resolution 50, blind-made goods, 1977-1978
66th Legislature, 1979-1980
box
1999/136-43 Conference committee on school finance, 1979-1981,
[one file and one wallet file]
Senate Bill 1154, Clear Lake City Water Authority, powers and duties, vetoed by Governor, 1979
Senate Bill 1155, ad valorem taxes, Clear Lake City situation, (vetoed June 13, 1979), 1979
67th Legislature, 1981-1982
box
1999/136-43 Vehicle inspection maintenance air pollution control, 1981
67th Legislature, budget for 1982-1983, 1981
Finance Conference Committee, 1981
67th Legislature, the potential in the patchwork, legislation, 1981:
[Loose materials, 1980]
Service omissions, (1-4), 1981
Statutory incongruities, (5-8), 1981
Service fragmentation, (9-17), 1981
Restructuring service delivery mechanism (18-20), 1981
Changing population and resources, (21-33), 1981
Impact of federal activities, (34-41), 1981
Governance of state agencies, (42-62), 1981
Potential in the patchwork, (63-72), 1981
box
1999/136-44 Resolutions, miscellaneous, 1981
Senate Bill 5 - Senate Bill 782
box
1999/136-45 Senate Bill 791 - Senate Bill 1271
Senate Concurrent Resolution 8 - Senate Concurrent Resolution 120
Senate Joint Resolution 22
Senate Resolution 256 - Senate Resolution 773
House Bill 137 - House Bill 2363
House Concurrent Resolution 12 - House Concurrent Resolution 210
68th Legislature, 1983-1984
box
1999/136-46 [Loose list of bills by author, 1983]
[Loose bills that were never filed, 1983]
Senate Bill 8 - Senate Bill 822
box
1999/136-47 Senate Bill 823 - Senate Bill 1435
Senate Joint Resolution 8
Senate Joint Resolution 37
General appropriation mark-up, 1981-1983
box
1999/136-48 House Bill 134 - House Bill 2437
Senate Resolution's 68th Legislature, 1983
Senate Resolution 576, I & R [Information and Referral] for the elderly
Senate Resolution 599, Senate redistricting resolution
Senate Conucrrent Resoultion 6 - Senate Conucrrent Resoultion 116
Senate Joint Resolution 8 - Senate Joint Resolution 42
Senate Resolutions, 68th Session, 1983
House Concurrent Resolution 35 - House Concurrent Resolution 246
1st Called Session, June 1983:
Senate Bill 8 - Senate Bill 28
Senate Concurrent Resolution 6, taxicabs
68th Legislature, Special Session, June 1984:
Resolutions, special session, 68th Legislature, June 1984
SCOPE [Special Committee on Public Education] - H. Ross Perot [concerns education issues], 1984
box
1999/136-17 Senate Concurrent Resolution 22, Disability Rally Day
box
1999/136-11 Clear Lake City, Senate Bill 1259, 1984
69th Legislature, 1985-1986
box
1999/136-1 Regular Session:
Senate Bill 40 - Senate Bill 785
box
1999/136-2 Senate Bill 788 - Senate Bill 1471
1st Called Session:
Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 3
Senate Resolution 2 - Senate Resolution 4
2nd Called Session, House Bill 32
Senate Proclamations, Interim between 68th and 69th legislatures, 1983-1984
Senate Proclamations, Interim between 69th and 70th legislatures, 1985-1986
Senate Resolutions, 69th Legislature, 1985
House Concurrent Resolutions, 69th Legislature, 1985
Senate Joint Resolution 20
box
1999/136-3 Regular Session, House Bill 3 - House Bill 2420
box
1999/136-34 69th Legislature, non-Brooks bills and issues of interest:
Governor's budget reduction proposal, 1986
House Bill 337, assignment of judges, 68th Legislature, 1983
69th Session miscellaneous legislative notes, 1984-1985
Deaf, Texas Commission for the - Sunset legislation, requested amendments, 1985
Senate Bill 616 election code recodification bill, Brooks amendment, 1985
Senate Bill 616 election code recodification bill, Brooks amendment, 1985
House Bill 1509 regulation/sale of gas utilities, amendments, 1984-1985
HB 1147 tuition bill, amendments and information, 1985
School for the Deaf suits, 69th Legislature, second called session, [Senate Concurrent Resolution 7], 1985-1986
Pari-mutual wagering horseracing/dogracing, 1986
Senate Joint Resolution 4, Senate Bill 10, Senate Bill 11, branch banking and interstate banking, 1986
House Bill 50 paperwork reduction for teachers, 1986
Senate Bill 1295 (TRIMS) [Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences], 1985
District 11, zip codes, 1985
Hospital obligation legislation, [1985?]
Primary care and perinatal fiscal notes, 1985
Perinatal bill, Traeger working draft, 1985
Task force/indigent health care legislation, 1985
Pat Cain's riders (nursing homes), [1985]
Regulation of funeral industry, 1985
Senate Bill 379 regulation of profession of radiology, 1982, 1985
SB 1219 corneal tissue transplant, [1985?]
Co-sponsor and respiratory therapy, [1985?]
Banking (reciprocal), 69th Legislature, 1985
Summary of all day care legislation filed as of February 19, 1985
TDMHMR [Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation] legislative oversight bill and resolution, 1985
Crime Victims Compensation Act, 1984-1985
Texas Municipal Police Association bill: police retirement, 1984-1985
Proposed legislation re: financial procedures of hospitals (AARP) [American Association of Retired People], [1985?]
Jury duty: deaf persons with interpreters, undated
Bills re: judges, 69th Legislature, 1984-1985
Mental health programs in skilled nursing homes, Sharon Flippen, undated
box
1999/136-35 Teacher longevity pay, 1985
Texas Commission for the Deaf, 1984-1985
Lederle: re: vaccine injury compensation (liability issue), 1985-1986
Day care licensing/rules, 1986
Senate Bill 18/House Bill 27, Farabee/Rudd, relating to fees collected by district clerks, 1986
Senate Bill 249 Texas Department of Water Resources, 1985
Requested CB [Chet Brooks] sponsor - denied - 69th legislation, 1985
Senate Concurrent Resolution chronically mentally ill, undated
Senate Bill ___ [sic] funding for vocational nurses [examiners], 1985
Senate Bill 1287 redistricting for judges, county Justice of the Peace lines, 1985
[Untitled file], 1985
Informed consent, 1985
[Loose notes and correspondence], 1985
Institute for chemical dependency, by McFarland, undated
Senator Chet Brooks, Room 128-C, undated
Jefferson County Probation Department and Restitution Center, 1985
Summaries of actions, 69th Legislature, special sessions, 1986
Gov[ernor's] proclamations, 1986
Governor's plan [budget proposal], article 1, 1986
Governor's plan [budget proposal], article 2, 1986
Governor's plan [budget proposal], article 3, 1986
Governor's plan, August 1986
Notes: budget crisis, 69th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, August 1986
Senate Bill 1 - general, 1986
House Bill 1 - general, 1986
Budget cuts impact information, 69th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 1986
LBB [Legislative Budget Board] meeting, June 27, 1986
LBB [Legislative Budget Board] meeting, July 25, 1986
Floor action, 69th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 1986
Hobby plan, July 24, 1986
Hobby meeting, July 23, 1986
Senate Bill 1, 69th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, impact statements by article, 1986
Conference committee, House Bill 1, 69th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 1986
Senate floor action, 69th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, 1986
[Loose house Committee Report on House Bill 1 and Committee Substitute House Bill 1], 1986
Senate Bill 692 substitute and amendments, nursing homes/Southwest Ice, 1985
Senate Bill 693 amendment, Dental Care Advisory Committee, 1985
Senate Bill 101, amendment needed, 1985
box
1999/136-36 69th Legislature, amendments/notes on bills:
[Loose material on Senate finance], 1985
Trucking reform bills, 69th Legislature, 1985
[Assorted loose material on agencies], 1985
Senate Bill 1 thru Senate Bill 1396
House Bill 46 thru House Bill 2423
Texas Health Facilities Commission, Evans legislation, House Bill 2090
Data collection bill, Bryan's outline, undated
Vocational education allotment, reduces paperwork by ½, 1985
[Loose "Alternative Proposals and the Probable Program Impacts of Reducing Fiscal 1987 Appropriations"], 1986
69th legislation, not CB's [Chet Brooks'], 1984-1985
70th Legislature, 1987-1988
box
1999/136-4 Regular Session:
Senate Bill 32 - Senate Bill 1331
box
1999/136-5 Senate Bill 1332 - Senate Bill 1513
House Bill 8 - House Bill 1066
box
1999/136-6 House Bill 1091 - House Bill 2560
Senate Concurrent Resolution 42 - Senate Concurrent Resolution 142
House Concurrent Resolution 1 - House Concurrent Resolution 213
2nd Called Session:
Senate Bill 10 - Senate Bill 93
[Amendment to Senate Bill 86]
Senate Concurrent Resolution 24
Resolutions summary
Interim:
Proclamation summary, 1987-1988



 

Correspondence files, 1972-1990,
41.35 cubic ft.

Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, agenda, brochures, fiscal notes, state records transmittal forms, clippings, press releases, statements, publications, printed materials, bill copies, newsletters, bill analyses, amendments, statistics, summary of proceedings, legal memoranda, maps, drafts, notes, proclamations, blue line drawings, and photographs that comprise the correspondence files of Texas State Senator Chet Brooks, 1972-1990. Letters passed between Senator Brooks, various state and local officials, constituents, and the general public. Subjects of correspondence range from simple acknowledgement letters, thanks, and legislation, to constituent casework. Much of the correspondence regards issues and topics addressed by or falling under the purview of Brooks as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Human Resources; such subjects include redistricting, nursing homes, child support, seat-belts, appropriations, education, medical care and research, insurance, and health and safety.
Arrangement
Records have been subdivided into agency correspondence and subject correspondence. A few assorted office files were intermixed in the series and have been left as they were found. Agency correspondence is grouped chronologically and then arranged alphabetically within each year. See the Office files for related materials and correspondence.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence files, Records of Senator Chet Brooks, Senate, Texas Legislature: Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1999/136
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Secretary of the Senate on April 26, 1999.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make this determination.
Restrictions on Use
Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.
Processed by
Nancy Enneking, September 1999
Agency correspondence
[Numerous outgoing letters in these boxes have been numbered with 30-10-00 or 30-10-01]
box
1999/136-17 Aging, Governors Committee on, 1980-1984
Aeronautics Commission, Texas, 1980-1981
Arts and Humanities, Texas Commission on the, 1980-1985
Alcoholism, Texas Commission on, 1979-1984
Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 1979-1984
Texas A&M, 1977-1984
Air Control Board, 1978-1984
Opinion responses (AG) [Attorney General], 1975-1984
30-10-00, prior to 69th Legislature, 1979-1984
Texas Adult Probation Commission, 1979-1984
Good Neighbor, Commission of Texas, 1979-1983
Texas Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1977, 1983
Barber Examiners, State Board of, 1979
Attorney General's Department, 1974-1983
Dental Laboratory Advisory Board, 1973-1976
Down's Syndrome, undated
DWI [Driving While Intoxicated], 1982
box
1999/136-16 Chiropractic Examiners, Texas Board of, 1979
Children and Youth, Texas Commission on the Services to, 1983
Battleship "Texas" Commission, 1977-1983
Energy Advisory Council, Texas, 1981-1983
Community Affairs, Texas Department, 1977-1984
Coastal Industrial Water Authority, 1981, 1983
Comptroller of Public Accounts, 1978-1984
Control, State Board of, 1979-1980
Correction, Texas Board of (Department), 1978-1984
Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, 1979-1984
Dental Examiners, State Board of, 1980-1983
Deaf, State Commission for the, 1979-1985
[2 files]
Education Agency, Texas, 1978-1984
East Texas State University, 1981-1985
Employment Commission, Texas, 1978-1984
Governor's Office, 1978-1984
box
1999/136-15 Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority, 1978-1980, 1984
Health and Human Resources, 1982-1984
Health and Human Services Coordinating Council, 1982-1984
Texas Department of Health, 1982-1984
Highways and Public Transportation, Texas Department of, 1978-1984
Health Facilities Commission, 1978-1984
Texas Department of Human Resources, 1981-1984
Houston Community College, 1979, 1984
Texas Industrial Commission, 1979-1983
Industrial Accident Board, 1977-1982
Texas Commission on Human Rights, 1984
Land Office, General, 1979-1984
Lamar University, Board of Regents, 1979, 1983
Labor and Standards, Texas Department of, 1979-1983
Juvenile Probation, Texas Commission, 1983
Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, Commission on, 1981-1982
box
1999/136-14 Midwestern State University, undated
Department of Human Resources, 1982-1984
Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 1981-1984
[2 files]
MH/MR [Mental Health Mental Retardation] (special) cases, 1981-1982
Legislative Budget Board, 1981-1984
[3 files]
Medical Examiners, State Board of, 1979-1984
Long Term Care Planning Group - Phase II, 1979, 1983
Texas State Library, 1980-1983
Jail Standard[s], Texas Commission on, 1981-1983
30-10-00, 1977-1984
Insurance, State Board of, 1977-1984
box
1999/136-13 NCSL [National Conference of State Legislators], 1982-1984
Physical Fitness, Governor's Commission on, 1978-1980
Parks and Wildlife Department, 1978-1984
Texas Board of Pardons and Parole, 1978-1984
Pan American University, 1979-1981
Nurse Examiners, Board of, for the State of Texas, 1977-1983
North Texas State University, 1980-1984
Nimitz, Fleet Admiral Chester W., Memorial Naval Museum, 1979-1981
Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 1981-1983
Railroad Commission of Texas, 1978-1984
Public Utility Commission, 1977-1984
Public Safety, Department of, 1978-1984
Psychotherapy Association, 1978
Southwest Texas University, 1977-1981, 1984
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf, 1981-1983
State Property Tax Board, 1983-1984
Prairie View A&M University, 1979-1981, 1984
Physical Therapy Examiners, Texas Board of, 1979-1982
Securities Board, State, 1979
Secretary of State, 1981-1983
Rehabilitation Commission, Texas, 1980-1984
box
1999/136-12 Senate Human Resources Committee, 1979-1984
Texas School for the Deaf, 1983
Texas School for the Blind, 1979, 1981
TEN-RAC [Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council], 1982
Technical Vocational Education, State Advisory Council for, 1979-1982
Supreme Court, State of Texas, 1979-1984
Stephen F. Austin State University, 1984
State Bar of Texas, 1979-1984
Texas Southern University, 1978-1983
Texas Legislative Service, 1978-1984
Treasury Department, State, 1979-1984
Tourist Development Agency, 1977-1983
Texas Woman's University, 1979-1981
Texas Tech University, Board of Directors, 1979-1984
Texas Statewide Health Coordinating Council, 1982
Texas State University System, 1981
30-10-00, 1984
TSTI [Texas State Technical Institute], 1980-1984
University of Houston, 1983-1984
Texas Turnpike Authority, undated
Water Development Board, Texas, 1983
Veterans' Land Board, 1977, 1981
University of Texas System, 1978-1984
Texas Youth Council, 1979-1985
West Texas State University, 1983
box
1999/136-39 Adjutant General's Office, 1985
Texas A&M University system, 1985
Adult Probation Commission, Texas, 1985
Aging, Texas Department of, 1985
Agriculture, 1985
Texas Air Control Board, 1985
Texas Commission on Alcoholism, 1985
Loose Texas Commission on the Arts, 1985
Attorney General, 1985
Blind, State Commission for the, 1985
Children's Trust Fund, 1984-1985
Texas Department of Community Affairs, 1985
Comptroller of Public Accounts, 1985
TDC [Texas Department of Corrections], 1984-1985
Texas Cosmetology Commission, 1985
Texas Commission for the Deaf, 1985
Texas College and University Coordinating Board, 1985
ETSU [East Texas State University], 1985
Texas Economic Development Council, 1985
State Board of Education, 1985
Employees Retirement System, 1985
Employment Commission of Texas, 1984-1985
General Land Office, 1984-1985
Governor's, 1985-1987
Texas Board of Health, 1985
Department of Health, 1985
Health Coordinating Council, Texas Statewide, 1985
Health Facilities Commission, 1985
[2 files]
Health and Human Services Coordinating Council, 1985
Highways and Public Transportation, Texas State Department of, 1985
Historical Commission, 1985
House of Representatives, 1985
Human Rights, Texas Commission on, 1985
Human Services, Texas Department of, 1985
State Board of Insurance, 1985
Commission on Jail Standards, 1985
Juvenile Probation Commission, 1985
LBB [Legislative Budget Board], 1984-1985
Legislative Council, 1985
Library Development Fund, 1985
Medical Examiners, Texas State Board of, 1985
Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 1985
[2 files]
Texas Music Association, 1985
National Conference of State Legislatures, 1984-1985
Nurses Examiners Board, 1985
Texas Nursing Home, 1985
Pardons and Paroles, 1985
Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas, 1984-1985
Physical Fitness, Governor's Commission on, 1985
Private Investigators, 1985
State Property Tax Board, 1985
Continuation of the Prosecutors Council 1985
DPS [Department of Public Safety], 1985
PUC [Public Utility Commission], 1985
Texas Railroad Commission, 1985
TRC [Texas Rehabilitation Commission], 1985
Sam Houston State University, 1985
Secretary of State, 1985
Texas Sesquicentennial Commission, 1986
SWTSU [Southwest Texas State University], 1985
Statewide Health Coordinating Council, 1985
Texas Southern University, 1985
TSTI [Texas State Technical Institute], 1985
Texas Tech, 1985
Tourist Development Agency, 1985
University of Houston, 1985
University of Texas System, 1985
Water Commission, 1984-1985
Texas Department of Water Resources, 1985
Texas Women's University, 1985
box
1999/136-49 Texas A&M University at Galveston, 1986
[3 files]
Adjutant General, 1986
Texas Adult Probation Commission, 1986
Texas Aeronautics Commission, 1986
Texas Department of Aging, 1986
Department of Agriculture 1986
Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1986
Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 1986
Angelo State University, 1986
Animal Health Commission, 1986
Commission for the Arts, 1986
Attorney General, 1986
Attorney General, Community Baptist Boy's Home, 1986
State Board of Insurance, 1986
AG [Attorney General] opinion request, Class D pharmacies, 1986
Attorney General opinion requests, branch banking, 1986
CB's [Chet Brooks] AG [Attorney General] opinion request, re: exemption from rollback for tax rate increases due to Indigent Health Care, 1986
Open meeting act, open request never submitted, 1986
AG [Attorney General] opinion request, Gene Mitchell re: BME [Board of Medical Examiners] (never requested), 1986
State Auditor, 1986
State Bar, 1986
Battleship Texas Advisory Board, 1986-1987
Children's Trust Fund of Texas, 1986
Community Affairs, Texas Department of, 1986
Comptroller of Public Accounts, 1986
TDC [Texas Department of Corrections], 1986
Texas Cosmetology Commission, 1986
Deaf, Texas Commission for the, Sunset Commission recommendations, 1986
Texas School for the Deaf, 1986
ETSU [East Texas State University], 1986
Texas Economic Development Commission, 1986
Texas Education Agency, 1986
Texas State Board of Education, 1986
Employee Retirement System, 1986
Texas Employment Commission, 1986
Texas Film Commission, 1986
General Land Office, 1986
Good Neighbor Commission, 1986
Governor's Office, 1986
TDH [Texas Department of Health], 1986
Texas Department of Health, CIDC [Chronically Ill and Disabled Children] Program, 1986
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1999/136-50 Senate Health and Human Services/Health and Human Resources 1986
HHSC [Health and Human Services Coordinating Council] - information for the meeting of the Council on, May 2, 1986
HHSC review in response to Mark White, order 36, February 1986
Health and Human Services Coordinating Council, 1986
Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, 1986
Highway Department, 1986
Texas Historical Commission, 1986
House of Representatives, 1986
Texas Housing Agency, 1985-1986
Houston Community College, 1986
Houston Port Commission, 1986
University of Houston at Clear Lake, 1986
University of Houston, 1986
Texas Department of Human Services, 1986
State Board of Insurance, 1986
Commission on Jail Standards, 1986
State Commission on Judicial Conduct, 1986
Juvenile Probation, Commission on, 1986
Department of Labor Standards, 1986
Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education, 1986
Legislative Council, 1986
Legislative Reference Library, 1986
Lieutenant Governor, 1986
State Library and Archives Commission, 1986
LCRA [Lower Colorado River Authority], 1986
Texas Medical Association, 1986
SBME [State Board of Medical Examiners], 1986
Department of Health and Human Services (Federal), 1986
National Mental Health Association, 1986
Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of, 1986-1987
National Conference of State Legislatures, 1986
Texas National Guard, 1986
Natural Fibers and Food Protein Commission, 1986
Board of Nursing Examiners, 1986
Pan American University, 1986
Board of Pardons and Parole, 1986
Parks and Wildlife Department, 1986
State Board of Pharmacy, 1986
State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, 1986
Prairie View, 1985
State Preservation Board, 1986
Primary Care Advisory Commission, Statewide, 1986
Property Tax Board, 1986
Department of Public Safety, 1986
Public Utility Counsel, Office of, 1986
PGSC [Purchasing and General Services Commission], 1986
Railroad Commission, 1986
TRC [Texas Rehabilitation Commission], 1986
Texas Savings and Loan Department, 1986
Secretary of State, 1986
Silver-Haired Legislature, 1986
Soil and Water Conservation Board, 1986
State and Federal Relations, 1986
Statewide Health Coordinating Council, 1986
Structural Pest Control Board, 1986
Sunset Advisory Committee, 1986
Supreme Court, 1986
TSTA [Texas State Teachers Association], 1986
Texas State Technical Institute, 1986
Texas Tech University, 1986
TWU [Texas Woman's University], 1986
Tourist Development Agency, 1986
Treasurer, 1986
University of Texas System, 1986
Texas Veterans Commission, 1986
State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, 1986
Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, 1986
Texas Water Development Board, 1986
Texas World Trade Council, 1986
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1999/136-68 Texas A&M University at Galveston, 1986-1987
Texas A&M University System, 1987-1988
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, 1987
Texas State Guard, 1987-1988
Texas Adult Probation Commission, 1988
Texas Department on Aging, 1987
Texas Department of Agriculture, 1987-1988
Texas Air Control Board, 1987-1988
Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1987-1988
Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission, 1986-1988
Texas Amusement Machine Commission, 1987
Texas Antiquities Committee, 1987
Artist, Texas State, 1987-1988
Texas Commission on the Arts, 1987-1988
[Untitled, 1988]
Attorney General opinion requests:
Alcoholic beverages on Galveston, 1988
Payments to Crime Stoppers as a condition of probation, 1987-1988
Civil service status of airport police, 1987-1988
Not requested - graduate program tuition as per House Bill 2181, 70th Legislature, December 1987
Accommodations for handicapped applicants for exams, 1987
Chiropractors' hospital staff privileges, 1987
Public hospital responsibility re: obstetrical/post-natal care, 1987
911 Service expansion (Harris County), 1987-1988
Selection of county auditors in large counties, 1987
Public accountants, 1987-1988
Legislative Council opinion, E. Jack Lawrence, wrecker service, 70th Interim, 1987-1988
Low level radioactive waste site, 1987
Chiropractic examinations, 1986-1987
Attorney General's Office, 1987-1989
General opinions and requests for opinions, Attorney General's Office (not Chet Brooks'), 1988
Attorney General's special task force to study not-for-profit hospitals and unsponsored charity care, 1988
Bandera County River Authority, 1987
Banking Department, 1987-1988
State Bar of Texas, 1987
Battleship Texas Advisory Board, 1988
Commission for Blind, 1986
Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped, 1987-1988
Texas Cancer Council, news clippings, 1987-1988
Children's Trust Fund of Texas, 1987-1988
Chiropractic Examiners, Texas Board, 1986-1988
Health and Human Resources hearing, re: Board of Chiropractic Examiners oversight, 1986-1987
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1999/136-69 Commerce Department, 1987-1988
Community MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation) Centers, Inc., Texas Council of 1987-1988
Comptroller of Public Accounts, 1986-1989
Texas Department of Corrections, 1987-1988
Texas Cosmetology Commission, 1988
Office of Court Administration, 1987
Texas Credit Union Department, 1987
Texas Commission on the Deaf, 1987-1988
Texas School for Deaf, 1987
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, 1987-1988
Texas Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities, 1988
Texas Diabetes Council, 1987
ESTU (East Texas State University), 1987
Texas Economic Development Commission, 1987
Texas Education Agency, 1987-1988
State Board of Education, 1987
Employee Retirement System of Texas, 1987-1988
Texas Employment Commission, 1987-1988
[2 sets]
Ethics Advisory Committee, State, 1987-1988
Texas Film Commission, 1987
Texas Commission on Fire Protection Standards, 1987
General Land Office, 1987-1988
Dredging for marinas - General Land Office issue, 1986-1988
Office of the Governor, 1987-1989
V.O.C.A. grants (Victims of Crime Act of 1984), 1987
Governor's Office - Criminal Justice Division, 1987-1988
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, 1987
Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, Texas, 1989
Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority, 1987-1988
Texas Cancer Registry, (Governor's veto, funding through Texas Cancer Council), 1987-1988
TDH-WIC [Texas Department of Health - Women, Infants, and Children], 1988
TDH-CDIC [Texas Department of Health - Chronically Ill and Disabled Children], 1987-1988
TDH-Alzheimer's, 1987-1989
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1999/136-70 Department of Health, 1987-1988
Health, Texas Board of, 1987-1988
Texas Department of Health budget materials, 1988
HHS [Health and Human Services], 1987-1988
HHSCC [Health and Human Services Coordinating Council], 1987-1988
[2 sets]
[Loose information on agencies undergoing a HHSCC review], 1986
Heroes Monument Commission, Texas, 1987-1989
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1987-1988
Coordinating Board, Texas University System, 1987-1988
Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, 1985-1989
Department of Highways and Transportation, 1987-1988
Texas Historical Commission, 1987-1988
Texas Hospital Association, 1987-1988
House of Representatives, 1987-1988
Texas Housing Agency, 1987-1988
Houston Community College System, 1986-1987
Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO), 1987-1988
Houston Port Authority, 1987-1988
University of Houston, 1987-1988
San Jacinto River Authority, 1988
Texas Commission on Human Rights, 1988
TDHS [Texas Department of Human Services], 1983, 1986-1987
[3 files]
Automation of Public Assistance and Health and Human Services Records, 1988
Indian Commission, Texas, 1986-1987
[Loose material on Indian Commission], 1983-1985
Texas Industrial Accident Board, 1987-1988
Texas Industrial Accident Board, 1988
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1999/136-71 State Board of Insurance, 1988
State Board of Insurance, 1987-1988
Texas Commission on Jail Standards, 1987
Texas Judicial Standards, 1987-1988
Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Education, 1988
State Law Library, 1987
Legislative Budget Board, 1986-1987
Texas Legislative Council, 1987-1988
Legislative Reference Library, 1987-1988
Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1987-1988
Lieutenant Governor, 1987-1988
Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority, 1988
Lower Colorado River Authority, 1988
American Lung Association of Texas, news clippings [and correspondence], 1987-1988
State Board of Medical Examiners, 1987-1988
[Loose material on medical treatment for terminal illnesses], 1987-1988
Board of Medical Examiners, information from meetings, hearings, individual cases, 1987-1988
George Allan, foreign graduate information Board of Medical Examiners, 1988
Dr. F. James Herbertson, State Board of Medical Examiners, 1986
State Board of Medical Examiners, news clippings, 1986-1988
BME [Board of Medical Examiners] monthly report, 1986-1988
[Loose medical examiner material], 1988
[Loose Texas Medical Board material], 1987-1988
TDMHMR [Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation], 1987-1988
[Untitled folder of Senate Subcommittee on Health Services meeting on TDMHMR], 1988
MHMR-year 2000, 1987-1988
MHMR-court cases, 1982-1989
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1999/136-72 Medicaid and prospective payment program for ICF-MR group homes, 1988
State schools, 1985
State Board of Morticians, 1987
Texas Municipal Retirement System, 1988
National Conference of State Legislatures, 1986-1988
Texas National Guard, 1987-1988
North Texas State University, 1987-1988
Board of Nurse Examiners hearing, (September 14, 1987), 1987-1988
Texas Board of Licensure for Nursing Home Administrator, 1987
Office of Prevention, Steering Committee to Develop a Texas, 1988
Texas Optometry Board, 1987-1989
Pan American University, 1987
Board of Pardons and Parole, 1987-1988
Parks and Wildlife, 1986-1988
Board of Pharmacy material, 1988
Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, 1987
Plumbing Examiners, Texas State Board of, 1988
Prairie View A&M, 1987
State Preservation Board, 1988-1989
Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies, 1986
State Property Tax Board, 1987-1988
Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 1987
Department of Public Safety (DPS), 1987
Public Utility Commission (PUC), 1987-1988
[Loose material on Purchasing and General Services Commission, Travel and Transportation Division], 1988-1989
Purchasing and General Services Commission, 1987-1988
Texas Racing Commission, 1988
Railroad Commission of Texas, 1987
Texas Real Estate Commission, 1987
Texas Rehabilitation Commission, 1987-1988
State Rural Medical Education Board, 1987-1988
Sam Houston State University, 1988
Texas Committee for the Humanities, 1988
Texas Savings and Loan Department, 1988
Secretary of State, 1988-1989
State Securities Board, 1987
Silver Haired Legislature, 1987-1988
Southern Legislative Conference on Children and Youth, San Antonio, November 15-18, 1987:
Child abuse workshop, 1987
Juvenile justice workshop, 1987
Southern Legislative Conference on Children and Youth, 1987
Background information, general, 1984, undated
Correspondence, 1987
Southwest Texas State University, 1987-1988
Office of State-Federal Relations, 1987-1988
Statewide Health Coordinating Council, 1987-1988
Sunset Advisory Commission, 1988
Supreme Court of Texas, 1987
Texas Surplus Property Agency, 1986-1987
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1999/136-73 Select Committee on Tax Equity, 1988
Teacher Retirement System of Texas, 1987
Texas Southern University, 1987
Texas State Technical Institute, 1987
Texas Tech University, 1987-1988
Treasury, 1987-1988
Texas Turnpike Authority, 1987
UT (University of Texas) System, 1987
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1987-1988
UT System (Medical school at Houston), 1986-1988
UT System (UTMB, University of Texas Medical Branch), 1987-1988
UT System, 1987-1988
Texas Veterans Commission, 1988
Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners, 1988
Task Force on Waste Management, 1988
Texas Water Commission, 1986, 1988
Texas Water Commission, 1987
Texas Water Commission, 1986
Texas Water Development Board, 1987-1988
Texas Youth Commission, 1987
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1999/136-80 Texas A&M University, 1979-1989
Accountancy Board, 1987
Texas Department on Aging, 1988-1989
Department of Agriculture, 1987-1989
Texas Air Control Board, 1983-1987
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 1976-1984
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1999/136-81 Texas Commission on the Arts, 1989
Texas Attorney General's Office, 1979-1989
Texas Auditor's Office, 1988
Battleship Texas, 1984-1989
Baylor College of Medicine, 1982-1989
Texas Commission for the Blind, 1989
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, 1988
Legislative Task Force on Cancer, 1984-1986
College of the Mainland, 1984-1986
Comptroller of Public Accounts, 1985-1989
Coordinating Board, 1984-1988
Corps of Engineers, 1987
Texas Department of Corrections, 1987-1990
Texas Cosmetology Commission, 1976-1977
East Texas State University, 1985-1988
Texas Council on Economic Education, 1984-1989
Texas Education Agency, 1987-1988
State Board of Education, 1984
Texas Employment Commission, 1985-1989
General Land Office, 1987-1989
Governor's Office, 1986-1989
Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority, 1983-1989
Health and Human Services Agency, 1986-1989
HHS (Health and Human Services) Coordinating Council, 1987-1989
Texas Hearing Aid Association, 1987
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1999/136-82 Department of Health, 1985-1989
Department of Highways and Public Transportation," 30-10-00, 1983-1989
Texas Historical Commission, 1988
House of Representatives, 1984-1986, 1988
Houston Community College, 1984-1989
Houston-Galveston Area Council, 1985-1988
Houston Lighting and Power, 1986-1989
Department of Human Services, 1986-1989
State Board of Insurance, 1987
Texas Legislative Council, 1988
Lieutenant Governor's Office, 1985-1990
Long Term Care Coordinating Council, 1988-1989
Lung Association of Texas, 1988
MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation), Texas Department, 1985-1988
METRO (Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority), 1985-1989
NASA, 1987-1989
Southern Legislative Conference on Children and Youth, Nashville, 1986-1990
Pardons and Parole Board, 1985-1987
Parks and Wildlife, 1986-1989
Prairie View, 30-10-00, 1987-1988
Port of Houston, 1985-1989
Department of Public Safety, 1984, 1987-1989
Public Utilities Commission, 1982-1989
Texas Railroad Commission, 1986-1988
Texas Real Estate Commission, 1973, 1980, 1987
Real Estate Commission of Texas, 1981-1983, 1988-1989
San Jacinto College System, 1983-1987
Secretary of State, 1981-1989
[2 sets]
SELECT (Southeast Legislative Education Conference of Texas), 1986-1989
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1999/136-83 Texas Senate, 1981-1982
[2 sets]
SEED (Southeast Economic Development), 1987-1989
Texas Southern University, 1980-1988
Texas Tech University, 1987-1988
Texas Women's University, 1988
University of Houston, 1980-1989
UHCT (University of Houston, College of Technology), 1987
University of Texas, 1984-1989
Veteran's Land Board, 1986-1988
Veterans Commission of Texas, 1986-1988
Water Development Board, 1987-1988
Issue Correspondence
[Most incoming issue file correspondence is labeled 050000 and most outgoing letters are labeled 05.]
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1999/136-18 Senator Brooks-AFDC [Aid to Families with Dependant Children] hearing, February, 10, 1983
AFDC [Aid to Families with Dependant Children] press conference, June 29, 1982
Alcohol issues, 1982
Alternative care implementation, 1980
Battleship Texas, 1982
Beltway eight bridge, 1974-1975
Block grants, 1982
Clear Lake City de-annexation, 1980-1981
Dental services, 1975
Dentists, 1979-1982
Down's Syndrome, undated
DWI [Driving While Intoxicated], 1982-1983
Energy assistance, 1982
The great fire of 1983, 1983
Generic drug study, 1977-1979
Galveston, 1980-1982
General issues, 1983
Health maintenance organizations, 1974-1975
Health cost containment, 1982
Health care maintenance, 1982
Gulf Coast MHMR [Mental Health Mental Retardation] Center, 1982
Chet Brooks, Governor for a Day, August 12, 1972
Health Facilities Commission, 1980
Health delivery services study, 1973-1974
Highway 225 congestion problem, 1976
Inspection/maintenance program, 1982-1983
Houston Galveston area council, undated
City of Houston, 1982
Horseracing, 1982
Lone Star Café, 1975-1984
Killer bees, 1979
Medically needy, 1982-1983
Medicaid Community Care Act of 1980, House Resolution 6194, Washington testimony, June 1980
Medical students and loans, 1976-1978
Mental health, 67th Legislature, 1980-1982
NF [Neurofibromatosis] Doris Kraft, 1982
Federalism newsclippings, 1982
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1999/136-19 Vocational education, organizational structures in Texas, 1975, undated
Senate Bill 969 land subsidence, press release, 1975, undated
University of Houston, 1981
Teachers issues, 67th session, undated
TYC [Texas Youth Commission] and Juveniles, 1976-1977
Unemployment, 1982
Unemployment compensation trust fund, 1982
State employees pay, 1977, 1981
Southwest Collegiate Institution for the Deaf, 1979-1982
Reapportionment, 1979-1982
Rural health clinic services act, study committee, 1977-1979
Regional mobility plan, 1982
Property tax limit, 1980-1981
PUC [Public Utility Commission], 1982
PUF [Permanent University Fund] fund, 1982
Prison reform, current information, 1973-1974
Products liability, 1981
Politicians, 1981-1982
Optometry - diagnostic drugs, 1976-1977
Open records law, 1982
Nuclear waste/disposal sites, 1981-1982
Nursing homes, 1977-1983
[2 files]
George P. Mitchell, 1982
New Federalism and Block Grants, speeches and background sheets, 1982
Special Senate Committee to Study New Federalism, 1982
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1999/136-27 Battleship Texas, 1983-1984
Governor Williams, 1984
Redistricting, 1983-1984
William B. Edwards, State District Judge Appointment, 1979
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1999/136-26 Water, 1982-1983
Waste, 1983
Utilities, 1982-1983
Unemployment, 1983-1985
Transportation, 1982-1983
[3 files]
[Loose - Task Force on Refugees and Immigration], 1982
Telephone, 1983
Teacher retirement, 1981-1984
[3 files]
Teachers, 1982-1983
Taxes, 1983
Tax, 1983
Taxes, 1981-1984
Supreme Court, Texas, 1981-1984
Sunset, 1977-1982
State Employees, 1982-1983
Special session, 1984
Social workers, 1983-1984
Sex offenders, 1983-1984
Senior citizens, 1981-1983
Seat belts, 1983
Right to work, 1983
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1999/136-25 Redistricting, 1980-1984
Public Utilities Commission, 1983
Prison reform, 1981-1983
[Porno], 1983
Police, 1982-1983
Podiatrists, 1983
Parks and Wildlife Department, 1982-1983
Peace officers, 1983
Petroleum marketing franchises (Senate Bill 342), 1983
Outdoor advertising (Senate Bill 367), 1983
Optometrists, 1983
Open meetings, 1982
Nursing homes, 1982-1983
Nursing, 1983
National Conference of State Legislators, 1982-1983
Miscellaneous, 67th Legislature, 1982
"Miscellaneous '83", 1983, 1985
Mental health mental retardation, 1982-1983
Mass transit, 1979-1981
Marriage counseling, 1983
Manufactured homes, 1982
Judges retirement, 1983
Interest rates, 1983
Indigent health care, 1983
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1999/136-24 Insurance, 1983
Horseracing, 1983
Health care service, 1982-1983
Highways, 1982-1983
Gambling, 1983
Higher education, 1983
Health spas, Senate Bill 103, 1983
Health care, 1983
General appropriations, 1982-1983
Firemen and policemen, 1983
New Federalism, 1982
Family related, 1983
Environment, 1983
Elections, 1983
DWI [Driving While Intoxicated], 1983
Drugs, 1983
Dieticians, 1983
Dentists, 1983
Deaf, 1983
Crime, 1982-1983
Courts, 1983
Counties, 1983
Cities, 1983
Child care licensing, 1981
Chiropractors, 1979, 1981
Brucellosis, 1983
AFDC [Aid to Families with Dependant Children], 1981-1983
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1999/136-23 Blue law, 1982-1983
Blind, 1983
Beaches, 1983
Banking, 1983
Aircraft, 1983
Agriculture, 1981-1983
Alcohol, 1982-1983
Adult education, 1981, 1983
Adoption, 1982-1983
Abortion, 1983, 1985
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1999/136-29 Abortion, 1985
[2 files]
Acupuncture, 1985
Advertising, 1985
[3 files]
Adult education, 1985
AIDS, 1985
Agriculture, 1985
Alcohol, 1984-1985
Appropriations, 1984-1985
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1999/136-30 Banking, 1984-1987
[2 files]
Beach/coastal issues, 1985
[2 files]
Bingo, 1984-1985
Blind, 1985
Blue law, 1983-1985
[2 files]
Cancer, 1983-1985
Child care, 1984-1987
[2 files]
Child care licensing, 1984-1985
Child support, 1984-1985
Chiropractors, 1984-1985
Cities, 1985
Civil rights, 1985
Counties, 1985
Courts, 1984-1985
[2 files]
Criminal justice, 1985
Deaf, 1985
Dental, 1984-1985
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1999/136-31 Diabetes, 1985
Disabled, 1985
Drugs, 1984-1985
DWI [Driving While Intoxicated], 1984-1985
EDB [ethylene dibromide], 1984
Education, 1984-1985
[5 files]
Elderly, 1985
Elections, 1984-1985
Electricians, 1985
Employment, 1985
Environment, 1985
Family, 1985
Family violence, 1984-1985
Fees, 1985
Firearms, 1985
Firemen and policemen, 1985
Pari-mutual, 1985
Gambling, 1984-1985
Health care services, 1984-1985
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1999/136-32 Health care services, 1984-1985
[2 files]
Higher education, 1985
Highways, 1984
Home equity, 1984-1985
Homeowners, 1985
Homestead exemption, 1985
Hunger, 1985
Task Force on Indigent Health Care, 1983-1984
Indigent health care, 1984-1985
[4 files]
Insurance, 1984-1985
[2 files]
Judges, 1985
Landlord/tenant, 1985
Legislation (multi-issue), 1985
Manufactured housing, 1985
Mass transportation, 1984-1985
Medical schools, 1985
Mental health/mental retardation, 1984-1985
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1999/136-33 Minorities, 1985
Native Americans, 1985
Nursing homes, 1984-1985
Occupational regulations, 1985
Oil and gas, 1985
Open meetings, 1985
Optometrists, 1984-1985
Organ donations, 1985
Parks and wildlife, 1985
Pharmacy, 1985
Podiatrists, 1985
Police, 1985
Pornography, 1985
Prison reform, 1985
Presidential primary, 1985
State Board of Corrections, 1985
Psychologists/psychiatrists, 1985
Redistricting, 1981
Radiologists, 1985
Respiratory therapy, 1985
Retired persons, 1985
Safety, 1985
Seat belts, 1984-1985
Securities, 1985
Aging, 1985
Sex offenders, 1985
Shrimping industry, 1985
Smoking, 1984-1985
Social workers, 1985
State employees, 1984-1985
Supreme Court, 1985
Taxes, 1984-1985
[4 files]
Teachers, 1984-1985
Telephone, 1984-1985
Vocational education, 1984
Transportation, 1984-1985
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1999/136-34 Transportation, 1985
Unemployment compensation, 1985
Utilities, 1984-1985
Veterans, 1985
Vocational education, 1984-1984
Waste, 1984-1985
[2 files]
Approp. [appropriations?], 1983
Women, 1985
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1999/136-42 Texas State Employees Union, Lobby Day 1985 proxies; assorted petitions and form letters, 1984-1985
box
1999/136-54 Abortion, 1986
Acupuncture, 1986
Adult education, 1986
Advertising, 1986
Agriculture, 1986
AIDS, 1986
Drugs, 1986
Alzheimer's disease, 1986
Revenue crisis [appropriations], 1986
[2 files]
Autism, 1986
Banking, 1986
Beaches/social issues, 1986
Blind, 1986
Cancer, 1986
Child care, 1985-1986
Child care licensing, 1985-1986
Chiropractors, 1986
Community/adult education, staff file, 1986
Counties, 1986
Courts, 1986
Criminal justice, 1985-1985
Democratic party, 1986
Dental, 1986
Disabled, 1981-1982, 1986
Economic development, 1986
Compulsory school attendance, 1986
Education, 1986
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1999/136-55 Education, 1985-1986
Education - 69th amendments, Senate Bill 525 by Parker, 1985
Elderly, 1986
[Untitled], 1986
Electricians, 1986
Employment, 1986
Environment, 1986
Family, 1986
Family violence, 1986
Farm crisis, 1986
Food stamps, 1986
Gambling, 1986
Health care services, 1986
[2 files]
1986 budget cuts, 1986
[contains health care services - medicaid, 1986]
Primary home care [health care services], 1986
Thomas Care Center [health care services], 1986
Higher education, 1986
[2 files]
Highways, 1986
[2 files]
Housing, 1986
Hospitals, 1986
Hunger, 1986
Illegal aliens, 1986
Indigent health care, 1986
Insurance, 1986
Insurance (tort - House Resolution 5184), 1986
Liability, tort reform crisis, 1986
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1999/136-56 Judges, 1986
Legislation, miscellaneous, 1986
Libraries, 1986
Manufactured housing, 1986
Mass transit, 1986
Medical schools, 1986
Mental health/mental retardation, 1986
Mental health and mental retardation, 1986
Minorities, 1986
Native Americans, 1986
HHR heating, re: nursing home regulations proposed by TDH [Texas Department of Health], 1986
Nursing homes, 1986
Occupational regulation, 1986
All American Pipeline, 1986
Oil and gas, 1986
Parks and wildlife, 1986
Pharmacy/pharmaceutical, 1986
Physical fitness, 1986
Physical therapy, 1986
Police, 1986
Pornography, 1986
Prison reform, 1986
Product liability, 1986
Retired persons, 1986
Shrimping industry, 1986
Seatbelts, 1986
Senior citizens, 1986
Smoking, 1986
Special education, 1986
State employee benefits, 1986
Taxes, 1986
Teachers, 1986
Teacher retirement, 1985-1986
Teacher retirement, 1987
box
1999/136-57 Abortion, 1987-1988
Accountants, 1987-1988
Acupuncture, undated
Adult education (illiteracy), 1987-1988
Advertising, 1987-1988
Casework re: aid for families with dependant children, 1988
Agriculture, 1987-1988
AIDS, 1987-1988
Alcohol and drug abuse, 1987-1988
Alzheimer's, 1985-1988
Animals/humane, 1987-1988
Annexation, 1987
Appropriations, 1987-1988
Architects, 1988
Attorneys brochure, undated
Autism, undated
Banking, 1987-1988
Beaches/coastal issues, 1987-1988
Bankruptcy, 1988
Bingo, 1986
Casework re: blue laws, 1988
Building/construction, 1987
Cancer, 1987-1988
[Untitled,] 1987-1988
Charities/non-profit organizations, 1987
Child care, 1987-1988
Child care licensing, 1987-1988
Child health care, 1987-1988
Child support, 1986-1988
Chiropractors, 1987-1988
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1999/136-58 Cities, 1987
Civil rights, 1987
Community education, 1988
Constitutional amendments, November 3, 1987 ballot, 1987-1988
Non-profit exemption (constitutional amendment) 66th Legislature, 1979, 1982
Consumer protection, 1987-1988
Copyright issues, 1988
Corporal punishment, 1987-1988
Councils of government, 1987-1989
Counties, 1987-1988
Courts, 1986-1989
Credit card bureaus, 1987-1988
Credit unions, 1987-1989
Crime, 1987-1988
Crime victims assistance, 1986, 1988
Criminal justice, 1987-1988
Criminal justice, juveniles, 1985, 1988-1989
Criminal justice, 1986-1988
Cultural heritage, 1987-1988
Disabled, 1986-1988
Democratic party, 1987-1988
Demographics, [1983?]
Dental, 1987-1988
Dieticians, 1987
Disabled, 1987-1988
DWI [driving while intoxicated], 1987
Economic development, 1987-1988
Economic development package, 70th, June 1987
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1999/136-59 Education, public school finance, 1987-1988
Edgewood v. Kirby, 1988
Public education, 1988
Public education, 1987-1988
Education, 1987
Public education, 1988
Education, news clippings, 1987
Senate district 11 school districts, 1987
[Untitled file on education], 1984-1989
Elderly, 1987-1988
Elections, 1987-1988
Electricians, 1987
E.M.S./911 (Emergency Medical Services), 1987
Employment, 1987-1988
Energy:
Application on Texas-New Mexico power company for certificate of a lignite fired electrical generation station, Robertson Co., 1987
Energy, 1987-1989
Environment/Conservation, 1987-1988
Family, 1987-1988
Teenage pregnancy/parents, 1987-1988
Family violence, 1988
Child abuse, 1987-1988
Farms/Farm crisis, 1987
Fees, 1987
Firearms, 1987-1988
box
1999/136-60 Firemen, 1987-1988
Fire Service Caucus, Texas State, 1988
Food stamps, 1988
Forests, 1987-1988
Gambling, 1987
Gambling - pari-mutual, 1988
Gambling - lottery, 1988
[Loose material on gambling], 1988
Hazing, 1987
Health care services, 1987-1988
Health care services-Medicare, 1987-1988
Health care, 1988
Issue: Medicaid liens/Senate Bill 298, 1988
Medicaid reform bill, Sen. John Chaffee, 1987
Ambulatory surgical centers, 1986
Rural health care delivery, 1988
Long-term care, 1988
Newspaper articles, 1988
HMO's [health maintenance organizations], 1987-1988
Higher education, 1988
Higher education, 1987
[3 files]
box
1999/136-61 Highways, 1987-1988
Home equity, 1987-1988
Homeless, 1987-1989
Homestead exemption, 1987
Hospice care, 1987-1988
Hospitals, 1987-1988
HHR hearing, Texas Hospital Equipment Financing Council, 1986-1988
Human rights, 1987-1988
Human services, 1987-1988
Hunger, 1987
Immigration, 1985-1988
Indigent health care, 1984-1988
Insurance - tort reform issues, 1988-1989
Insurance - tort reform issues, 1987
Insurance, 1987
Insurance - 1986 tort, 1987
[2 sets]
box
1999/136-62 Insurance:
Catpool issues, 70th Legislature, 1986
Catpool issues, 70th Legislature, 1988-1989
Catpool background information, 1986
Health/Life insurance, 1987-1988
Auto insurance, 1988
Property insurance, 1988
Texas Catastrophic Property Insurance Association (Catpool), 1987
Background on accident and health insurance in Texas (document by state board), 1988
Judges/judicial, 1987-1988
Labor, 1987-1988
Landlord-tenant, 1987
Legislation (multi issue), 1987-1988
[2 files]
Legislation (multi issue), 1987
Libraries, 1987
Litter, 1987
Long-term health care, 1987-1988
Long-Term Health Insurance Care, Texas Task Force on the Future of, 1987-1988
Mass transit, 1987
Medical school, 1987
MHMR (mental health and mental retardation), 1988
Advisory Board for Establishment of Public Mental Health Policy, 1986
Mental Health/Mental Retardation, 1987, 1989
Minorities, 1987
Morticians/funeral, 1987
Mortgage companies, 1986-1988
Nepotism, 1987
Notaries, 1987
Nursing, 1987-1988
Nursing homes, 1987-1988
Nursing homes - news clippings, 1988
box
1999/136-65 Occupational regulation, 1987-1988
Oil and gas, 1987-1988
[2 files]
Open meetings, 1987-1988
Opticians/ophthalmologists, 1987
Organ transplants, 1987
Parks and wildlife, 1987-1988
Local parks, 1987-1988
Pharmacy/pharmaceutical, 1987-1988
Vendor drug program hearing, September 18, 1987
Physical fitness, 1987
Physical therapy, 1987-1988
Physicians, 1987-1988
Insurance - medical malpractice, 1987-1988
Police/peace officers, 1987-1988
Presidential primaries, 1987-1988
Product liability, 1987-1988
Psychiatrists, 1987
Psychologists, 1987-1988
Prison reform/corrections, 1987-1989
Radiology, 1987
Real estate, 1987-1988
Respiratory therapy, 1987
Respite care, 1986-1987
Retired persons, 1987-1988
Safety, 1987-1988
Savings and loans, 1988
School districts, 1987-1988
Oyster fishing management plan, 1988
Seafood industry, 1988-1989
Shrimping, 1987
Turtle excluder device, 1987
Seatbelts, 1987-1988
Securities/stock market, 1987-1988
Senior citizens, 1987
Sexual assault, 1988
Sheriffs/constables, 1987
Smoking, 1987-1988
[2 sets]
Smoking related deaths - statistics from Texas Department of Health, August 1986
Social work, 1987-1988
Special education, 1987
Speed limit, 1987
box
1999/136-66 Superconducting supercollider, 1987-1988
State employees, 1987-1988
Taxes, 1987-1988
[3 sets]
Gross receipts (sales) tax (hotel/motel occupancy, fuel, etc.), 1987
Taxes (property tax) and (income), 1987-1988
[2 sets]
Taxes (property taxes - appraisal districts), 1987-1988
Business tax, franchise and corporate, 1987-1988
Teachers, 1987-1988
[2 sets]
Teachers retirement, 1987-1988
[3 sets]
box
1999/136-67 Vocational/technical education, 1987-1988
Telephone/telecom, 1987-1988
Ticket scalping, 1987
Tourism, 1987
Foreign trade practices, 1987
Informational Inc., International Business Resources, undated
Transportation, motor vehicle issues, 1987-1988
Transportation, 1987
Safety, 1987
Transportation, 1987-1988
Unemployment, 1987-1988
Utilities, 1987-1988
Veterans, 1987-1988
Veterinarians, 1987
Waste, 1987-1988
Water, 1987-1988
Women, 1987
[Untitled (worker's compensation?)], 1988-1989
Worker's compensation, 1988
box
1999/136-83 AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children), 1977-1978
AIDS, 1988-1989
Alcohol, 1987-1989
Alzheimer's, 1985-1988
Appropriations, 1985-1986
Arts, 1980-1983, 1987-1988
Austin, 1979-1983
Banking, 1985-1988
Beaches/coastal, 1985-1986
Bingo, 1987
Blind community, 1974, 178, 1981, 1987
Bondsmen, 1988
Cancer, 1981-1988
Child abuse, 1974, 1980, 1984-1989
Justice for children, September 20, 1989
Child care, 1986-1989
Child support, 1985-1988
Chiropractors, 1973-1983, 1987-1988
Cities, 1988-1989
Crystal Beach, 1987
Counties, 1986-1987
Crime prevention, 1986-1989
Criminal justice, 1987-1989
Deaf, 1986-1989
Dental, 1988-1989
Disabled, 1985-1986
Drugs, 1985-1989
DWI (driving while intoxicated), 1987
Education, 1988-1989
box
1999/136-84 Employment, 1987, 1989
Environment, 1986-1989
Family, 1986
Family violence, 1979-1989
Fireman and police, 1988-1989
[6 files]
Oil and gas, 1988
Gambling, 1973-1975, 1983-1988
Head injured, 1986-1988
Health care services, 1986-1989
Higher education, 1987-1989
Horse racing/dog racing, 1988
Industry, 1986
Insurance and tort reform, 1986-1989
Judges, 1985, 1988
Juvenile delinquency, 1988
Labor, 1986
Language, 1986-1987
Legislative session, 1986-1989
Marina fees, 1987
MHMR (mental health and mental retardation), 1985-1989
Manufactured housing, 1987
Miscellaneous, 1987-1989
Nursing, 1987-1988
Occupational regulation, 1986-1988
Oil and gas, 1986
Open meetings/open records, 1988
Police officers, 1988
Pornography, 1987
Prison reform, 1986-1989
Library, 1986-1988
Product liability, 1988
Psychiatrists, 1987-1988
Radiology, 1986-1987
Retired persons, 1986
Seat belts, 1985-1988
Senior citizens - aging, senior citizens centers, nutrition, transportation, home care, 1984-1989
Assorted
box
1999/136-11 Staff parking, 1984
Education letters from Special Session, 1984
Education letters, 2nd Called Session of the 68th Legislature, 1984
[3 files, 1 titled, all originally bound in a rubber band with a note regarding content (which is now inside the first file)]
box
1999/136-40 [Loose index cards summarizing constituent contacts], 1984



 

Committee files, 1978-1980, 1984-1989,
6.72 cubic ft.

Records consist of agenda, minutes, meeting summaries, drafts, correspondence, memoranda, testimony, presentation materials, brochures, reports, printed material, clippings, notes, and audio cassettes that document Texas State Senator Brooks' chairmanship of and/or service on various legislative committees from 1978 to 1980 and 1984 to 1989. Senator Brooks chaired the Senate Joint Committee on Educational Services to the Deaf in 1978, the committee was established by House Bill 1880 (65th Legislature, Regular Session, 1977) to promote the economical delivery of educational services to the deaf provided by the state governmental educational institutions by means of a comprehensive review of governmental structure: He also chaired the Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures in 1979 which was established to determine and standardize the services offered by various medical personnel. In 1988, Brooks chaired the Texas Task Force on Waste Management Policy, focusing on hazardous wastes.
Arrangement
Files are listed in chronological order by committee, with a few assorted files at the end.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Committee files, Records of Senator Chet Brooks, Senate, Texas Legislature: Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1983/026, 1999/136
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of Senator Brooks on October 4, 1982 and by the Secretary of the Senate on April 26, 1999.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make this determination.
Restrictions on Use
Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.
Processed by
Nancy Enneking, December 1999
Senate Joint Committee on Educational Services to the Deaf, 1978
box
1983/026-1 Hearing, May 11, 1978
[Hearing], March 30, 1978
Joint Committee on Educational Services to the Deaf, 1978
Joint Advisory Committee on Educational Services to the Deaf, 1978
Hearing, August 25-26, 1978
[Loose material consisting of: drafts of final Joint Subcommittee reports, November 1978 - Texas Education Agency draft, Regional Day School Program for the Deaf draft, Texas Commission for the Deaf draft, Overview of Public and Private Agencies Providing Services to the Deaf in Texas draft, and Texas School for the Deaf draft; Demographic studies reports, 1978 - Communication Patterns and Educational Achievement of Hearing Impaired Students and Texas State Survey of Hearing Impaired Children and Youth; and a memorandum on summaries and recommendations from public hearing testimony], 1978
Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures, 1979-1980
box
1983/026-2 Other states, 1979
Ad-Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures (standing orders), 1979
[3 files]
Ad-Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures, 1980
Ad-Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures (standing orders), 1980
Ad-Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures, May 1980
[Ad-Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures], October 1980
May 21, [1980]
October 6, 1980
[Loose second draft of the Interim report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures], December 1980
House Subcommittee, 1980
October 6, 1980
January 9, 1980
Attorneys, January 22, 1980
January 25, 1980
Background and recommendations, April 16, [1980]
Senate Resolution 667, Interim study health care protocol, by Brooks, 1978-1979
November 28, 1979
Background, 1979
box
1999/136-28 [Untitled file containing the report by the Ad Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures, Chet Brooks, chair, ] 1980
Task Force on Waste Management Policy, 1988
box
1999/136-73 [Loose material consisting of printed material, 1987 Texas vital statistics, reports, memoranda, minutes, testimony, and a proposal], 1984-1988
box
1999/136-74 [Loose material consisting of printed material, reports, clippings, correspondence, publications, memoranda, notes, index cards, drafts, testimony, lists, charts, and meeting summaries], 1984-1989
box
1999/136-75 Incinerator information, 1988
General information, 1988
Texas industries for the blind and handicapped, 1987-1988
Landfill information, 1988
Hazardous waste information, old, 1986-1987
Infectious information, 1987-1988
Notices, press releases, and agenda, 1988-1989
Waste Management Policy (October 5, 1988), 1986, 1988
Correspondence, 1988
EPA-Geneva Industries Hazardous Waste Site Treatment Plant, South Houston, 1986
box
1999/136-76 [Untitled file of correspondence], 1988-1989
Press clips, 1988
Minutes, 1988
Background paper, 1988
Hazardous waste management facilities - siting problem, undated
Directory, undated
Glossary and acronyms, undated
Texas Water Commission (TWC), hazardous briefing, 1988
Recycling, 1987-1988
[Loose printed material on recycling], 1988
Recycle information, 1987-1988
box
1999/136-84 Task Force on Waste Management, Subcommittee on Hazardous Waste, March 1, August 4, 1988
[4 cassette tapes]
Assorted
box
1999/136-29 Human Resources, Texas Joint Committee on Long-Term Care Alternatives, 30-40-10, 1978-1979
[Untitled file containing correspondence re: educational services to the deaf], 1978
Human services delivery system, 1978-1979
Ad Hoc Committee on Standardized Medical Procedures, 1980



 

Inmate files, 1966-1985,
7.4 cubic ft.

Records consist of correspondence between Texas prison inmates and Texas State Senator Chet Brooks, 1966-1985. Letters were written by inmates requesting recommendations for parole hearings and entrance into rehabilitation facilities/halfway houses and for assistance in obtaining or changing medical care, dentures, better food, disciplinary charges, education, work assignments, and resolving other assorted complaints. Senator Brooks and his staff responded to each of these letters, though they were unable to help some individuals and found it inappropriate to interfere in other cases.
Arrangement
Letters are arranged in roughly chronological order and then in several alphabetic runs, according to the name of the inmate (one run is reversed). Some files bear the inmate's numbers.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Inmate files, Records of Senator Chet Brooks, Senate, Texas Legislature: Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1999/136
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Secretary of the Senate on April 26, 1999.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make this determination.
Restrictions on Use
Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.
Processed by
Nancy Enneking, September 1999
Correspondence, 1966-1980
box
1999/136/84 Pardons and paroles correspondence, 1966-1974
box
1999/136-84 Pardons and paroles, 1967-1977
box
1999/136-7 A - Hay, H.D. 1975-1980
box
1999/136-8 Heads, Tommie Jr., 143734 - Mullins, Harold L. 1975-1980
box
1999/136-9 N - Z 1975-1980
Correspondence through 1985
box
1999/136-20 Walker, Wilson, Jr., 1978-1980
Deddie Ray Taylor, #235886, 1979-1982
Thacker, Thomas E, #294959A, 1980
Smith, James Haskle, #205541, 1977, 1982
Sullivan, Charles, 1975-1977, 1982
Sutton, Michael J., 1978-1981
Swift, Johnny E., #234515, 1977-1980
Sylvester, Sidney, 1978-1980
Ramirez, Victor H., 1976-1981
Ratliff, Willie, 1978, 1983
Rich, John H., III, 1978, 1980
Richmond, Alvin L., 1978-1980
Richmond, Charles E., #293255, 1979-1980
Rooke, Larry Dale, 1978-1980
Ruiz, David R., 1975-1981
Sims, Ralph E., 1978-1980
Porter, Thomas Franklin, 1978-1983
Purvis, Daniel E., #279503A, 1980
Pussey, John, #248470, 1979-1981
Pope, Lawrence C., 1975-1979, 1982
Kenneth J. Owen, #283082, 1980
Nicholson, Craig (per Wreyford), 1983
Mathis, Henry Earl, 1976-1980
Monaghan, Thomas Patrick, 1978-1982
Morrow, Ricky Eugene, 1975-1980
Yeager, James D., 1975-1982
Young, Willie Mae, 1977, 1983
Watkins, Wm Charles, 1976-1980
Williams, Johnny M., Jr., 1976-1981
Wilson, George, 1975-1983
Warner, Gary W., 1979-1980
Mudd, Robert Lee, #283710, 1984
Mulkey, Harvey E., 1976-1979, 1982
McClure, Marvin, Wynne Unit, B-2-3-10, 1981-1984
Levell, James D., 1978-1980
Lofton, Morris L., 1976-1982
Lombard, Ernest J., 1978-1980
Lowry, Kenneth J., 1979-1982
[Leahy, Frank X.], 1980-1982
box
1999/136-21 Maricle, Carroll, 1976-1981
[contains proposed order, Leahy v. Chamberlain, copy #5]
Lamar, Allen L., 1976-1980
King, Ricky Alan, #328001, 1983
Kyle, Jack, 1975-1981
Jackson, Glenn, #263402, 1979-1981
Jackson, Richard, #269136, 1980-1984
Jackson, Willie James, 1976-1980
Jewell, Michael J., 1976-1980
Johnson, Alan W., #255182, 1977-1985
Johnson, Stanley Levine, 1978-1980
Jones, Charles, #205224, 1977, 1983-1984
Michael W. Harrington, #262035, 1979-1980
Michael Ray Heth, #296867, 1980
Howell, Gordon, Sterling, #294137, 1980-1981
Hughes, Billy G., 1983
Green, Albert, 1977-1982
Franklin, Donald, #245640, 1977, 1980
Franks, Ronald K., 1976-1978, 1982
Estelle, W. J., 1975-1979
Eubanks, Wesley E., 1978, 1981
Davis, Robert, 1977-1979
Diaz, Bictorino V., #214443, 1977-1980 1977-1980
Curtis, William Charles, 1977-1981
Coppola, William C. H., #293650, 1979-1982
Cooper, Robert Vern, 1978, 1980, 1982
James E. Cooper, #289688, 1980
Clay, Verdell, 1977-1980
Chase, Michael E., 1977-1978
Charlot, Melvin C., 1979-1981
Cavitt, Raymond Lee, 1977, 1982
Carson, Arthur, #287731, 1980-1981, 1984
Brownlee, Smith, 1977, 1980
Brooks, Andrew W., #234126, 1977-1978, 1982
Bothwell, John G., 1978, 1980
Bohannon, G. B., 286909A, 1980, 1984
Bennett, Bertram Jerome, 1977-1978, 1980
Bell, Earl D., 1975-1977, 1980
Mr. Robert F. Angle, #233692, 1977, 1982
Adams, Kara Mel, #262663, 1980
T - Z, 1975-1983
P - S, 1976-1983
box
1999/136-22 A - C, 1980-1985
D - F, 1978-1983
Leahy, Frank X, 1975-1979
[2 wallet files]
box
1999/136-23 Leahy, Frank X., 1978-1980
G - K, 1980-1983
L - O, 1975-1983
box
1999/136-38 A - W, 1984-1985
box
1999/136-40 [Loose index cards summarizing prisoner contacts, A - Z], 1984



 

Office files, 1967-1990 (bulk 1980-1989),
15.65 cubic ft.

Records comprise correspondence, minutes, agenda, personal data sheets, financial statements, clippings, photographs, memoranda, printed material, invitations, drafts, and speeches that range in date from 1967 to 1990 (bulk 1980-1989) and document the management and organization of Texas State Senator Brooks' office. The records are general office files, a few subject files, and assorted correspondence maintained by Senator Brooks and his staff. The subject files found in this series contain an assortment of files of subjects of predominantly local/district concern and files regarding Brooks' speeches, newsletters, and Senate staff. The assorted office files contain general, thanks, sympathy, congratulations, invitation, and local/district correspondence as well a general legislative and staff information. Some files have been numbered according to a system used by Senator Brooks' staff; where such numbers appear, they have been noted in the lists of box contents.
Arrangement
The set of subject files, listed first below, are organized alphabetically and contain a variety of printed materials, correspondence, minutes, and clippings. The assorted files thereafter are listed in roughly chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Office files, Records of Senator Chet Brooks, Senate, Texas Legislature: Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1999/136
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Secretary of the Senate on April 26, 1999.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make this determination.
Restrictions on Use
Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.
Processed by
Nancy Enneking, September 1999
Subject files
box
1999/136-78 Academies and academy nominations and appointments, 1972-1977
Advisory Committee on Private Security, 1977
Advocacy Coalition for Mental and Developmental Disabilities, 1983
Advocacy, Inc., undated
Aging, Area Planning Advisory Council, Area Agency on Aging, 1982-1983
Aging - housing alternatives, 1982
Air Force village, 1982
Alcoholism, 1987-1985
American Heart Association, 1973-1976
Airlines, 1975
Airline Passenger Association, 1979(?), undated
Alternative care panel, 1977-1987
American Association of Business Women, 1984
American Association of Retired Persons, 1982
American Title Company, 1980
Congressman Mike Andrews, 1983
Animal Health Commission, Texas, 1973-1974
Appointees/Nominees/Brooks, 1978-1979
Appraisal district: Harris County, 1980-1982
Apprenticeship programs in Texas, 1974
Armand Bayou, 1972-1976
[Constituent appointment, 1974]
Banking-Financial Community, 1973-1982
Bank of the Southwest, 1978
San Jacinto Battleground and Battleship Texas Commission, 1976-1981
Bayport energy project, undated
Baytown, 1980
Beltway 8 bridge, proposed, 1974-1982
Senator Lloyd Bentsen, 1975-1979
Black community, 1981-1983
Boy Scouts of America, 1972-1982
Boys Harbor, 1979-1981
Brays Bayou Association, 1984
Blood center, 1979
Brooks-Biography, 1972-1984
Chet Brooks-President Pro Tempore of the Senate 3rd Called Session, 1972
Building trades, prevailing wage issue, 1977
Business-industrial community, 1972-1980
Channel Area Economic Development Organization (CAEDO), 1979
CCSSN (City-County-State-School-Chamber-Newspaper) group, 1972-1975, undated
Channelview, Texas, 1974
Child care, 1973-1977
Child Family Advocacy Council, 1980-1981
Chinese-American community, 1981-1982
Constitutional revision, 1973-1974
Cottage industries - Houston Metropolitan Ministries, 1983
Christian Life Commission, 1973
Criminal justice, 1974-1978
DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide), House Bill 199, 1981-1982
Down's Syndrome, Parents of Children with, 1981-1982
Education, cities in schools, 1982-1983
Engineers/Engineering, undated
Faulting, active surface faults Houston/Harris County, 1971
Houston district office, lease information, 1974-1984
Legislative Budget Board, 1981-1982
Legislature, information, undated
History, governors' biographies, 1967, undated
box
1999/136-79 DWI (Driving while Intoxicated), evaluation and treatment, 1983
Housing authority, Houston-Pasadena border project, 1983
Mental Health, Adult Council, 1982
Mental health:
Alliance for Mental Recovery, 1983
Mental Health Association of Houston and Harris County, 1969-1984
DMSO-TRIMS (Dimethyl Sulfoxide-Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences) study, 1976-1981
Harris County Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority, 1970, 1981
Legislation, 1981-1982
Organizations/interested parties, 1979, 1982-1983
Legislative weekend-1985, 1984
Mental Health Needs Council, 1981-1984
TDMHMR (Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation), 1971, 1981-1983
TRIMS (Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences), 1981
METRO (Metropolitan Transit Authority), 1982-1983
Mexican-Americans, 1976-1977, 1982
Miscellaneous, Brooks publications/information, 1979-1980
Municipal Advisory Committee, 7th Senatorial District, 1967
Newsletters, 1969-1983
Newsletter list, 1977
Organizations - miscellaneous, community and service, 1979-1983
PR (Publications received ?), 1982-1984
Psychiatric technicians, undated
Publications received, miscellaneous, 1987-1984
Nursing homes, level of care, 1981-1982
Regional mobility plan, 1982
Senate staff, 1973, 1979, 1984
Speeches, Independence Day address, undated
Texas Coastal and Marine Council, 1983
Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 1980
Texas Rehabilitation Commission, 1975-1978
Water problems, 1983
Women, Governor's Commission for, 1983
Young American Medal for Bravery, Young American Medal for Service, 1983
Assorted office files
box
1999/136-10 Photographs of Senator Brooks, 1974-1977, undated
Senate Business, 66th Legislative Session, 10-30-04 1980-1984
[general correspondence]
Nursing home issues, 1981-1984
Redistricting clips, 1981
House Bill 1015, Police and fire civil service, 1983
Senate Bill 711, Health and Human Services Coordinating Council, 1983
TMA [Texas Medical Association] lobbying, 1981
Subcommittee on Redistricting, Legal Memorandum, March 31, 1981
C.S.SB Community MHMR [Mental Health and Mental Retardation] Centers, 1975, 1980
General filing, prior to 69th Legislative Session, 1982-1983
Redistricting, 1980-1981
box
1999/136-28 Senate Bill 315, conference committee, 1981
Truman Reed, bakers, 40-00-04, 1976-1977
Midwives, 1980
Inmate pay, Harris County rehab center, 1980
Harris County Civil Courts, 1981
Chiropractic College, 1979
Emergency pay raise amendment, 1981
Senate Bill 720, beer distributors, 1981
Senate Bill 396 by Meier, 1981
Senate Bill 125 amendment, pardons and paroles, 1981
Acceptance letters, 1979
Ad hoc correspondence, undated
Ad hoc, overview, 1978-1980
Pasadena Day, 40-00-03, 1977
[Untitled file re: the unveiling of the Barbara Jordan portrait], 1975
Clippings, 1980
UPS [United Parcel Service] data, 1980
HB 1465, conference committee, undated
box
1999/136-40 Brooks, [assorted news clippings], 1981
Senator Brooks - news clippings:
Elections:
General election, November 2, 1982
Redistricting, 1983
Redistricting, 1981-1982
General legislative:
68th Session, general news clippings, 1983
67th Legislature, second called session, May 24-28, 1982
Water fund, 1981
Texas drivers liability law, 1981
Miscellaneous bills, 67th session, general issues, 1982
Past legislative sessions, 1972-1979
Senate Human Resources Committee, 1979-1982
68th Session, legislative proposals, 1982
Houston area:
Galveston Island, 1982
Galveston County, 1982
Colleges and universities in district, 1979-1982
Houston politics, 1979-1982
Environmental: Houston area toxic waste/PCB emissions, 1982
Redistricting: Houston area, 1981-1982
Clear Lake, 1979-1982
Pasadena: general information, 1982
Harris County, 1982
Health:
Texas Medical Association, 1981
Health care, 1982
Generic drugs, 1981-1982
Family violence, 1981
Social welfare and education:
[Loose newspapers], 1982
Welfare, 1982
Child care (day care, child support), 1979
Handicapped, 1979-1982
Education, 1979-1982
Aging, 1982
Nursing homes, 1982
Corrections, 1981-1982
NCSL [National Conference of State Legislatures], 1982
Brooks, personal, appointments and speaking engagements, 1981-1982
Sen. Brooks press clips, magazines, 1981-1982
box
1999/136-11 Confirmation letters from Special Session, 1984
[includes Nominations Committee report]
box
1999/136-42 [Loose responses to questions in the matter of application for amendment of the P H. Robinson steam electric generating station TDWR [Texas Department of Water Resources] permit #01050], 1982-1983
Boys Harbor, October 1982- 1983
HISD [Houston Independent School District] budget workshop, House Bill 72 financial impact, 1984
box
1999/136-27 Harris County, 10-00-08, 1982-1984
Galveston County correspondence, 1984
Per diem, 1979-1984
Senate Journal mailing list, 10-40-02, 1974-1975
104001, 1977-1878, 1983
Caucus reports, 10-30-14, 1977
Galveston County, 100008, 1982-1984
Notification of meetings (Harris County Legislature), 10-00-07, 1984
Personal announcements, 1980-1983
Resolutions, 1983-1985
68th Legislature (standing committee lists), 1983
Pam's drafts, 1983, undated
Resumes thru [sic] 1984, 1981-1984
Completed job applications thru [sic] 1984, 1980-1984
Unanswerable letters thru [sic] 1984, 1984-1985, undated
Requests for materials and information, 1982-1984
General non-legislative thanks, 1984
General non-legislative thru [sic] 1984, 100001, 1984
Brooks' appointments, 10-00-17, 1981-1984
Brooks personal, 10-00-16, 1978-1984
Bulk mailings, 10-00-15, 1975-1980
Federal legislation, 10-00-14, 1984
[unittitle added: see error report]
box
1999/136-28 Federal government, 10-00-13, 1980, 1983-1984 1980, 1983-1984
Big Chief Environmental Services, waste treatment case, 1982-1983
Fitzpatrick grievance case, 1983
Constituent problems, 10-00-11, 1980-1984
[3 files]
Appointments (recommendations to Governor), 10-00-12, 1983
Personal recommendations, 1984-1984
Brooks' recommendations, 1979-1984
News clippings, 10-00-09, 1974, 1980-1984
Harris County organizations, 1979-1984
Staff memos, 10-30-05, 1980, 1984
Senate business, 10-30-04, 1981, 1984
[unittitle added: see error report]
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1999/136-34 Visitors register, 1983-1987
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1999/136-37 Miscellaneous 10-00-00, 1984-1985
[3 files]
General thanks, 10-00-01, 1985
Resumes and responses, 10-00-04, 1984-1986
Announcements and invitations, 10-00-06, 1985
Galveston County correspondence, 10-00-08, 1985
Harris County correspondence, 1985
Brooks' recommendations, 10-00-10, 1985
Appointments and recommendations, 10-00-12, 1985
[3 files]
[10-00-13], 1985
Federal legislation, 10-00-14, 1985
Brooks personal, 10-00-16, 1985
General thanks and sympathy, 10-10-01, 1985-1986
[3 files]
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1999/136-38 General thanks and sympathy, 10-10-01, 1984-1985
[2 files]
Congratulations, 10-10-02, 1985
Thanks for gifts, 10-10-03, 1985
HMO's [Health Maintenance Organizations], 1985
Unanswerable letters, 10-00-02, 1985
[2 files]
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1999/136-50 Invitations accepted, 1984-1988
[2 files]
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1999/136-51 Invitations accepted, 1984-1985, 1987
[3 files]
Invitations declined, 20-00-02, 1986-1988
[7 files]
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1999/136-52 Miscellaneous, 1986
[Untitled file], 1986
[Loose correspondence, 1986]
Galveston County correspondence, 1986-1987
10-00-08 Harris County, 1986
Recommendations, 1986
[Loose appointments, 1986]
Federal legislation, 1986
[Loose correspondence and greeting cards, 1986]
General thanks and sympathy, 10-10-01, 1986
[3 files]
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1999/136-53 General thanks/sympathy, etc., 1986-1988
[5 files and loose material]
Congratulations, 10-10-02, 1986
Senate confirmation congratulatory letters, 10-10-10, 1986-1987
[Loose correspondence, 10-00-20, re: appointments?, 1985-1987]
Congratulations, 10-10-02, 1986-1988
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1999/136-54 Thanks - gifts, 1986
Outgoing letters, 1986
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1999/136-63 Miscellaneous, 10-00-00, 1987-1988
10-00-01, 1987-1988
10-00-02 and 10-00-03, 1986-1988
10-00-04, 1988
10-00-05, 1988
Announcements, 10-00-05, 1987-1988
10-00-06, 1987-1988
10-00-07, Galveston County and 10-00-08, 1988
10-00-08, 1987-1988
10-00-05, 1986-1988
Pasadena High School Eagles Band, participation in 1989 inaugural parade, 1988
Real estate courses, Houston Community College System, 1986-1987
Emergency response system, AT&T proposal, 1986
Weatherization, Exxon Fund, 69th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 1986
Texas City Toxic Waste Incinerator, Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority, 1986
DPS-NAACP, 30-10-06, 1988
10-00-13 and 10-00-16, 1987-1988
Federal legislation, 10-00-14, 1987-1988
10-00-16, 1988
10-00-16, 1987-1988
Press clippings - awards, recognition, social things, speeches, 1986-1988
Brooks' quotes and comments [clippings], 1988
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1999/136-64 Brooks' quotes and comments, press clippings, 1986-1988
Chet Brooks, miscellaneous, 1987
Thank you letters, 10-10-01, 1988
[4 sets]
Congratulation letters, 10-10-02, 1988
10-10-03 letters, 1987-1988
10-10-04 letters, 1987-1988
Birthday reception, 1984
Dean's Day, reception, May 22, 1984
[Untitled folder], 1987
January 26 Dean's reception honoring Laurie Whitehead and the Battleship Texas, 1986-1987
Galveston County fundraiser, undated
Republic of Texas Ball, 10-10-09, 1986
Chet Brooks' 25th anniversary in the legislature, 1988
History of Texas Senate, 1988
The seating of Senator Richard Anderson, 1986-1988
Legislative lists, previous sessions, 1985-1987
10-30-05, 1986-1987
Administrative committee (re: support services layoffs), 1987-1988
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1999/136-76 10-00-00 miscellaneous, 1986-1988
10-00-01, Crazy, unanswerable, 1987-1989
Resumes, 10-00-02, 1987
10-00-03, Announcements, 1986-1988
10-00-04, Notifications and meetings, 1988-1990
10-00-05, Galveston County, 1982-1989
10-00-06, Harris County, 1984-1986
News clippings, 10-00-07, 1987-1989
Recommendations, 10-00-08, 1986-1988
Federal government, 10-00-11, 1986-1989
Federal legislation, 10-00-12, 1985-1989
Chet Brooks, personal file, 10-00-13, 1985-1989
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1999/136-77 10-00-15, Christmas (holiday) season, 1987-1989
10-10-01, General thanks, 1985-1989
Christmas letters/cards, 1980
Christmas season, 1981
Christmas, 1982
Christmas season, 1983
Adoption cases, undated
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1999/136-80 Condolences, 10-10-02, 1984-1988
Thanks for gifts, Christmas holiday season, 10-10-03, 1985-1989
Mementos, 10-10-04, 1985-1989
News releases, 10-10-05, 1985-1989
Senate business, 10-10-09, 1985-1989
Congratulations sent and received, 10-10-14, 1985-1989
Request - material and information, 10-10-16, 1974-1977, 1985-1989
Questionnaires, 10-10-18, 1986-1990
Referrals, 10-10-19, 1988-1989
City of Pasadena, 10-11-00, 1985-1989
Pasadena ISD (Independent School District), 1983-1989
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, 10-11-02, 1985-1986
City of Houston, 10-11-03, 1987-1989
HISD (Houston Independent School District), 1988-1989
Houston Chamber of Commerce, 10-11-05, 1985-1989
General information, 1985-1989
Disaster assistance, Hurricane Alicia, 1983