Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas, Legislature, House of Representatives:

An Inventory of Records of Representative Harryette Ehrhardt at the Texas State Archives, 1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-2001)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Title: Records of Representative Harryette Ehrhardt
Dates: 1991, 1994-2001, undated
Dates: (bulk 1995-2001)
Abstract: Records including memoranda, legislative records, printed materials, clippings, notes, correspondence, reports, videocassettes, audiocassettes, publications, newsletters, and press releases, dating 1991, 1994-2001 and undated (bulk 1995-2001), reflect the legislative interests and activities of Texas State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt. Bill files and committee files document legislative bills authored by or of interest to Ehrhardt as well as her service on three House committees during the 77th Legislative Session (2001). Subject files provide evidence of Ehrhardt's interest in and work on legislation concerning teachers health insurance and housing issues, while general office files document the administration of her capitol and district offices.
Quantity: 6 cubic ft.
Language English.

Historical Sketch

In 1994, Texas State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt, a Democrat, was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 107, Dallas County (part). She served four consecutive terms from 1995 to 2002, during which time she was appointed to the following committees: Rules and Resolutions, Human Services, Urban Affairs, Financial Institutions, and Select Teacher Health Insurance Committees. While in office, Ehrhardt worked to pass legislation on issues including home equity loans, anti-hate crime laws, measures to end school violence and reform low-income housing laws, a major tax reduction, and health care for school teachers.

Ehrhardt was born in Hallisburg, Mississippi on August 5, 1934. She earned a B.A. and M.A. from Southern Methodist University, a Doctorate of Education from the University of Houston, and worked in Dallas County as classroom teacher, principal, and college professor. In addition to her legislative service, she has been involved with a variety of Dallas area boards and commissions, including: Member, Dallas Independent School District Board of Education; Chair, Housing Committee Dallas County Community Development Block Grant Commission; Chair, Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission; and First Chair, Dallas Health Alliance.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Records include memoranda, legislative records, forms, printed materials, a resolution, vouchers, clippings, notes, correspondence, financial statements, resumes, personnel action requests, reports, lists, presentation materials, statistics, videocassettes, audiocassettes, publications, newsletters, and press releases, dating 1991, 1994-2001 and undated (bulk 1995-2001), that reflect the interests and activities of Texas State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt.

Bill files and committee files document legislative bills authored by or of interest to Ehrhardt during the 74th through 77th Legislative Sessions, as well as Ehrhardt's service on the Committee on Human Services, Urban Affairs Committee, and Select Teacher Health Insurance Committee during the 77th Legislative Session (2001). Major subjects addressed include health insurance for public school employees, prohibition of discrimination by public educational institutions, informed consent for the elderly, nursing homes and other residential care facilities, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs low income housing tax credit program, hate crimes, and rural development.

Subject files provide evidence of Ehrhardt's interest in and work on legislation concerning teacher's health insurance and housing issues, particularly in regard to the low-income housing tax credit program of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA). Materials concerning teachers health insurance include documentation of the Interim House Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance (2000), a committee Ehrhardt does not appear to have officially served on but, nevertheless, worked with in some capacity. Finally, general office files include information on staff members and interns, provide evidence of Ehrhardt's office policies and procedures, detail office expenses and furnishings, document interactions between Ehrhardt's office and the House Administrative Office, and contain information on luncheons for female legislators and school art projects.

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. Contents of the audio and video tapes have not been verified by archives staff.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into four series:
Bill files, 1995, 1997-2001, undated, 0.75 cubic ft.
Committee files, 2000-2001, undated, 1.15 cubic ft.
Subject files, 1996-2001, 1.75 cubic ft.
General office files, 1991, 1994-2001 (bulk 1995-1999), 2.35 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306, Representative Harryette Ehrhardt opened the communications between herself and citizens/residents of Texas on November 8, 2002.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, including e-mail addresses, social security numbers, personal privacy restrictions, addresses and telephone numbers of state officials or employees, account numbers, and security information for computers, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Restrictions on Use

Researchers must contact the Archives' Preservation Officer to view the videocassettes.

Researchers must contact the Archives' Preservation Officer to listen to the audiocassettes.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs.
Subjects:
Legislators--Texs.
Teachers--Texas.
Insurance, Health--Law and legislation--Texas.
Low-income housing--Texas.
Informed consent (medical law)--Texas.
Hate crimes--Texas.
Education and state--Texas.
Rural development--Law and legislation--Texas.
Document Types:
Memorandums--Texas--Legislators--1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-2001)
Legislative records--Texas--Legislators--1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-2001)
Correspondence--Texas--Legislators--1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-2001)
Financial records--Texas--Legislators--1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-2001)
Notes--Texas--Legislators--1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-2001)
Reports--Texas--Legislators--1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-2001)
Videocassettes--Texas--Legislators--1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-2001)
Audio cassettes--Texas--Legislators--1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-2001)
Publications--Texas--Legislators--1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-2001)
Press releases--Texas--Legislators--1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-2001)
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 Office of the Governor, Records of Governor George W. Bush, Policy Office, Records regarding the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, 1996, 1998-2000, 1.45 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Records, 1972-2001, 44.45 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Human Services, records, 1985-1995, 10 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committe on Urban Affairs, Records, 1994-2001, 4 cubic ft. [These records are unprocessed and restricted, their accession number is 2003/118.]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records of Representative Harryette Ehrhardt, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2003/082

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Texas State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt on December 5, 2002.

Processing Information

Nancy Enneking, February 2003


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Bill files, 1995, 1997-2001, undated,
0.75 cubic ft.

Records include bill copies, amendments, fiscal notes, bill analyses, memoranda, clippings, notes, talking points, press releases, and printed materials, dating 1995, 1997-2001, and undated, that document legislative bills authored by or of interest to Texas State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt during the 74th through 77th Legislative Sessions (1995-2001). Bills concern the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs' low income housing tax credit program; standards for occupational exposure of public employees to bloodborne pathogens; a statewide group insurance program for employees and retirees of school districts; charges for administration of loans and loan applications; interest for default on a loan contract containing simple interest; prohibition of discrimination by public educational institutions; employment discrimination by school districts; discrimination/harassment of children in schools; and landlord/tenant issues. For additional information on these subjects see the series Committee files and Subject files.
Arrangement of the Records
These records are listed in the order in which they arrived.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Bill files, Records of Representative Harryette Ehrhardt, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processing Information
Nancy Enneking, February 2003
Accession Information
Accession number: 2003/082
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Representative Ehrhardt on December 5, 2002.
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2003/082-3 [Untitled] , 2001
[File contains legislative records concerning bills proposed in regard to the low income housing tax credit program]
House Bill 1646, 1998-1999
House Bill 1294, 1999-2001
House Bill 2338, 1999
House Bill 2337, 1999
House Bill 364, relating to a prohibition of discrimination by public educational institutions, 1998-1999
House Bill 363, relating to employment discrimination by school districts, 1998-1999
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2003/082-6 [Loose bill copies], 1999
76R16253, Representative Ehrhardt, 1999
Miscellaneous, December 1999
[Untitled blue folder], 2001
[Concerns the harassment of/discrimination against children in public schools.]
Landlord/tenant, 1995
House Bill 3028, 1995
House Bill 589, 1995
House Bill 49, 1995
House Bill 588, 1995
House Bill 1258, non-discrimination, 1995, 1997
House Bill 921, 1999
House Bill 2936, 2001
[Loose material on a bill regarding the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs], 2001, undated



 

Committee files, 2000-2001, undated,
1.15 cubic ft.

Records contain legislative records, memoranda, notes, talking points, correspondence, printed materials, reports, publications, audiocassettes, and videotapes, dating 2000-2001, undated, that reflect Texas State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt's service on the Committee on Human Services, Urban Affairs Committee, and Select Teacher Health Insurance Committee during the 77th Legislative Session (2001). Major subjects addressed by the committees during this period include health insurance for public school employees, informed consent for the elderly, child care, nursing homes and other residential care facilities, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, sodomy laws, mortgage brokers, hate crimes, and rural development. For additional information on these subjects see the series Bill files and Subject files.
Arrangement of the Records
These records are arranged in the order in which they arrived. Materials in 3-ring binders have been removed from the binders and foldered.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Committee files, Records of Representative Harryette Ehrhardt, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processing Information
Nancy Enneking, February 2003
Accession Information
Accession number: 2003/082
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Representative Ehrhardt on December 5, 2002.
House Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance, 2001
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2003/082-1 [Representative Harryette Ehrhardt binder], 2000-2001
[3 folders]
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2003/082-5 Select Committee on Teachers Health Insurance, February 1, 2001
[4 VHS videocassettes]
House Committee on Insurance, March 26, 2001
[2 sets of 8 audiocassette tapes]
box
2003/082-6 House Bill 12, letters of support, 2001
Health Insurance, bill to be entitled an act, undated
[Loose records], 2000-2001
Committee on Human Services
box
2003/082-4 [Untitled], 2001
[Large wallet file containing loose materials and several files on the activities of the House Committee on Human Services during the 77th Legislative Session]
Urban Affairs Committee
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2003/082-4 [Untitled], 2001
[Large wallet file containing loose materials and several files on the activities of the House Urban Affairs Committee during the 77th Legislative Session]



 

Subject files, 1996-2001,
1.75 cubic ft.

Records contain legislative records, memoranda, notes, talking points, correspondence, completed forms, printed materials, lists, presentation materials, statistics, publications, and videocassettes, dating 1996-2001, from the office of Texas State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt. The documents provide evidence of Ehrhardt's interest in and work on legislation concerning teachers health insurance, gun show loopholes, and housing issues, particularly in regard to the functions and services of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).
Problems within TDHCA were identified by a critical 1999 State Auditor's report and the 2000 agency sunset review. The materials included here provide information on TDHCA's low-income housing tax credit program, particularly the decision-making process behind the awarding of low income housing funds. Some TDHCA materials are duplicates that contain unique annotations.
Materials concerning teachers health insurance include documentation of the Interim House Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance (2000), a committee Ehrhardt does not appear to have officially served on but, nevertheless, worked with in some capacity. This committee's work to study the prospect of a statewide group insurance program for employees and retirees of school districts is related to legislation proposed by Ehrhardt in 1999 (76th Session) and led into the work of the Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance (2001), a committee on which Ehrhardt did serve.
For additional information on this subjects see the series Bill files and Committee files.
Arrangement of the Records
These records are arranged in the order in which they arrived, though materials have been descriptively grouped into subject areas. Documents in 3-ring binders have been removed from the binders and foldered.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject files, Records of Representative Harryette Ehrhardt, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processing Information
Nancy Enneking, February 2003
Accession Information
Accession number: 2003/082
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Representative Ehrhardt on December 5, 2002.
Teacher Health Insurance
box
2003/082-4 [Untitled], 1996-2001
[Large wallet file containing loose materials and several files on health insurance for current and former public school employees and the Interim House Select Committee on Teacher Health Insurance (2000)]
box
2003/082-5 [Teacher health insurance notebook], 2000
[3 folders]
box
2003/082-6 [Untitled], 2000
[wallet file]
[Loose documents], 1999-2001
Mike Lavigne, August 29, 2000
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs [TDHCA]
box
2003/082-3 Information forms, QAP [Qualified Allocation Plan] revision meeting, November 3, 1999
Texas Association of Affordable Housing Providers, 2001
Low income housing tax credit [LIHTC], applications and TDHCA analysis, 1997, 1999
LIHTC applications and TDHCA analysis, copy, 1997, 1999
House Research Organization focus session, 2000
LIHTC, 1997-1999
LIHTC, backup documentation, original, 1999
[3 folders]
LIHTC, backup documentation, copy, 1999
[3 folders]
Year 2000 workshop on allocation and application criteria, LIHTC program, background materials, 1999
Sunset: TDHCA, May 18, 2000
[VHS videocassette]
Assorted
box
2003/082-3 Gun show loopholes rally at the Texas State Capitol, April 20-22, 2001
[VHS videocassette]



 

General office files, 1991, 1994-2001, undated (bulk 1995-1999),
2.35 cubic ft.

Records include memoranda, forms, printed materials, a resolution, vouchers, clippings, correspondence, financial statements, resumes, personnel action requests, newsletters, press releases, lists, and a publication, dating 1991, 1994-2001, and undated (bulk 1995-1999), from the office of Texas State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt. The records include information on staff members and interns, provide evidence of Ehrhardt's office policies and procedures, detail office expenses and furnishings, document interactions between Ehrhardt's office and the House Administrative Office, and contain information on luncheons for female legislators and school art projects. The materials also contain a number of clippings on subjects including housing, school vouchers, education, and the Representative herself. Finally, several files concern information on cognitive mapping, to identify the learning styles of individuals, and the results of cognitive mapping tests taken by Ehrhardt's staff on several different occasions.
Arrangement of the Records
These records are arranged in the order in which they arrived; portions of the files appear to be in rough alphabetical order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General office files, Records of Representative Harryette Ehrhardt, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processing Information
Nancy Enneking, February 2003
Accession Information
Accession number: 2003/082
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Representative Ehrhardt on December 5, 2002.
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2003/082-1 House: meeting rooms, 1995
House: post office, 1995
House: post office, stamps, 1995
Green sheets - LWV, 1997, undated
House resolutions, undated
Property inventory, 1995, 1997
House: telecommunications, 1997
Instructions for office tools, etc., undated
Legislative Council correspondence, 1999
House: House administration, 1996-1997
House: Capitol restoration video, 1995
House: House Journal, 1994
House: HRO [House Research Organization] daily floor report, undated
Reference: reference guides, 1995
House: Legislative Reference Library, 1996-1997
House: Texas Legislative Council, maps, 1997
House: mascots, 74th Regular, 1995
Accounting: publication subscriptions
[empty]
Albertson's - list of members of the city planning commission, 1998-1999
Appointments: Samec, Wanda, 1995
Campaign: B-day list, 1995
Campaign: thank you letter, 1994
Committee tape logs, 1999
Cognitive mapping, 1999, 2000
[Loose Cognitive Style: In Search of Buried Treasure, A Professional Development Seminar], undated
Constituent mail procedure, 1998-1999
Legislative composite information, 1999
Baylor (higher education), 1999, undated
Capital: Tour Governor's Mansion,
[empty]
Capitol: Sponsoring Events Information, 1995, 1997
General clippings, 1997-1999
Housing clippings, 1998-1999
School voucher clippings, 1998-1999
HBE [Harryette B. Ehrhardt] newspaper clippings, 1999
Education clippings, 1998-1999
HBE medical, 1995
Invitation forms, undated
Travel, filed prior approvals, 1997-1998
Travel vouchers, 1997-1998
Rio Grande Valley letters, 1999
Budget/Session, 1997
Expenses, January 1997
Expenses, February 1997
Expenses, March 1997
Expenses, April 1997
Budget, November 1998
Charter schools, 1999
Computer: database codes, undated
Computer: laptop, 1997
Computer: laptop upgrade, 1996
Computer: PROFS transfer to WP [WordPerfect], 1991
Correspondence: Goolsby on labels, 1997
Correspondence: furniture, 1997-1998
District offices: lease, 1995-1996
Ethics: personal financial statements, 1995, 1997
Ethics: reporting candidate deadline, 1998
Event: century of women in the legislature, 1995
Representative Ehrhardt's e-mail, December 1998
Fax machine, undated
Fedex receipts, 1999
Flag certificates, undated
Forms, fax cover sheets, undated
Gore 2000 support signature, 1999
Guest register, filled out, 1999
House accounting, 1998
Interns:
Intern information, undated
Intern resumes, 76th, 1998, undated
Intern information, 1999
[Loose envelope of photographs], 1995
Intern information sheet, undated
Sabrina Beleck, 1997
Blum, Jonathan, 1995
Cullison, Todd, undated
Todd English, 1998, undated
Nathan Fish, 1997
Guerra, Lyanna, undated
Richter, Daniel, 1999, undated
Scott, Kamarah, 1999
Nelson, Toben, 1995
Perches, Gerard, 1995
Pitts, Donna, 1995
Troutman, Rhonda 1995
Rebecca Wheeler, 1995
Yacono, Joey, undated
Rogers, Jeffery, 1999
Sanchez, Sajid, 1999
Zapata, Emmanuel, 1999
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2003/082-5 Turk, Jema, 2001
Fox, Jennifer, 2001
Kasner, Lewis, 2001
Merritt, Nicole, 2001
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2003/082-1 Personnel:
Morales, Tammy, 1995
Suzanne M. Moreno, 1997
Hugh Strange, 1995
Thetford, Tim, 1994-1997
Paul Wignel, 1997
Chelsea Yost, 1996
Staff bios, 1998
Lavigne, Michael, 1998
Blackmon, Paula, 1995-1997
Janie Bush, 1996-1997
Thester Campbell, 1996-1997
De la Cruz, Nelida, 1996-1997
District office, 1995
Cognitive style mapping, 1999, 2001
[includes records of individual House member votes on several bills]
Fontana, Carrie, 1999
Will Grogan, 1997
Regina V. Hawkins, 1997
Hurless, Ty, 1997
Jurardo, Veronica, 1995
Barrett, Brenda, 1994-1997
Anderson, Roger Doug, 1994-1995
Ehrhardt, Harryette, 1995
76th Resumes, 1997-1998
Letters and pictures, 1997
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2003/082-2 Reproduction requests, 1998-1999
Resumes, 1998, undated
Proposed rules of procedure and housekeeping resolution, 1999
Smart jobs, 1999
Speaker's list of former female members, undated
Correspondence: Speaker's Office, 1999
Staff meeting agenda, 1999
HBE signature samples, undated
Sunset Commission request, 1999
Swearing-in information, 1999
Speech information, 1999
Witness lists for House Bills 363/364, 1999
Project: newsletter, 1997
Newsletter/Press release, 1997
Projects: newsletter, March 1995
Project: school art project, 1996
Project: Town Hall Meeting, April 1997
Project: student art, 1995
Project: Poteet High School, 1995
Projects: school tours, 1995
Publications: Texas Weekly, 1995
Recommendations: Harmon, Lloyd, 1995
Recommendations: Means, John, 1995
Recommendations: Zaeske, Roger, 1995
Vitae: comprehensive, undated
Housing percentages in Texas, undated
Luncheon 1999, 1998-1999
Women Legislator's Luncheon, 75, 1997
Project: Ladies Luncheon 74R, 1995-1997
Luncheon, 2001
Luncheon, 1997-1999
Media list, 1996, 1999-2001, undated
Texas Highways, 1999
THCA [Texas Health Care Association] - Mother's Day letter, 1999
Newspaper subscription, 1999
76th, January mail log, 1999
76th, February mail log, 1999
Parking information, 1999
Personal: license plates, 1996
Personal: police report, wallet, 1995
Personal: Westgate lease, 1995-1997
Representative Luna press conference, women and economy, 1999
Capitol phone numbers, 1997
Photography paperwork, 1999
Press releases, statements, December 1999
Press release, 1997
Prison letters, 1998
Property requests and paperwork, 1999
"Letters Back Home," press releases, 1997, undated
Procedures for distribution on House floor, 1997
Project forms, undated
Property: verification, Fall 1995, 1996
Personal: personal information sheet, 1994, 1997, undated
Faxes sent, January 1999
Faxes received, February 1999
Faxes sent, February 1999
Faxes sent, March 1999
AJB951006: Artwork, school artwork project, 1995
[Note: the file contains a second file titled DISD [Dallas Independent School District] that holds 3 oversize maps of DISD locations]
Reference: State Law Library
[empty]
Reference: Texas Register, 1995
Reproduction: House calendars, 1995
Staff: meeting, January 24, 1995
State of the State address, Governor George W. Bush, January 28, 1997
Dallas: elections, 1995
Signed letters
[empty]
Telephone: private line, 1995-1996
Tours information, 1996
Town meeting: miscellaneous, [undated]
Witness affirmation, [undated]
Workers compensation, 1997
Faxes received, March 1999
Faxes sent, April 1999
Faxes received, April 1999
Faxes sent, May 1999
Faxes received, May 1999
Committee assignments, 76th, [1999]
House Administration, property requests, 1998-1999
House committee procedures, 1999
House floor procedures, 1999
House Pastor information, 1999
House journals, 1999
House: House Research Organization, 1999
Lobbyists, 1995, 1997
Local elections, Dallas, 1997
Map, Austin, 1997
Media: Capitol press corps, 1994-1995
Media: Strange, Hugh, 1995
Office Equipment: furniture, 1995, 1997
Office Equipment: laptop computer, 1997
Outgoing faxes, December, 1998
Faxes received, December, 1998
Faxes received, January, 1999
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2003/082-3 Speeches, 1995, 1999
box
2003/082-5 HBE [Harryette B. Ehrhardt] bio sheets, 2001
[Loose constituent mail], 2000-2001
Constituent mail, 1999, 2001
[Loose legislator summaries], 1999
[House and Senate web page printouts]