Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor Rick Perry:

An Inventory of Governor Rick Perry General Counsel Plans and Planning Records and Other Material at the Texas State Archives, 1990-1993, 1995-2005, 2008



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (2000-2015 : Perry)
Title: Governor Rick Perry General Counsel plans and planning records and other material
Dates: 1990-1993, 1995-2005, 2008
Abstract: The Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Governor's Office was responsible for providing legal advice to Governor Rick Perry. Records include plans and planning records related to issues of Indian affairs within the state of Texas, along with agency rules, policies and records of internal General Counsel staff procedures. Materials date 1990-1993, 1995-2005, 2008. Types of records include legal records and legal research, correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuals, handbooks and reports regarding Indian gaming law and compacts, and one compact disc, along with correspondence, ethics policies and disclosures, legislative and agency issue assignments, photographs, staff procedures, speeches, spreadsheets, databases, and templates related to general counsel staff procedures and policies.
Quantity: 6 cubic ft. and 1.61 GB (3,114 files)
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

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

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

In 2014 there were 277.4 full-time equivalent employees in the Office of the Governor. Nineteen divisions outside of the Executive Office assist the governor in carrying out his functions: Scheduling and Advance; Office of the First Lady; Administration; Appointments; Legislative; Communications; Budget, Planning, and Policy; General Counsel; Internal Audit; Constituent Communication; Criminal Justice; Economic Development and Tourist Development; Governor's Commission for Women; Office of Financial Accountability; Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities; Texas Film Commission; Texas Music Office; Texas Workforce Investment Council; and Office of State-Federal Relations.

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

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

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001); Office of the Governor, accessed on February 26, 2016; the contents of the records; and the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term, accessed via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine on February 29, 2016.)


Rick Perry Biographical Sketch

Rick Perry served as governor of Texas from December 20, 2000, to January 20, 2015.

James Richard "Rick" Perry was the 47th governor of Texas. He was born on March 4, 1950, in Haskell, Texas to Joseph Ray Perry and Amelia June (Holt) Perry. In 1972, he received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in animal science. Perry then served as a pilot with the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1977 and was discharged in 1977 with the rank of captain. Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives (District 64) as a Democrat in 1984 and served until 1991. He was named one of the 10 most effective lawmakers by the Dallas Morning News in 1989. In the same year, Perry changed his party allegiance, becoming a Republican. Perry left the House of Representatives to serve two terms as Commissioner of Agriculture, from 1991 to 1999. He was a member of the U.S. Trade Representative's Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on International Trade; the executive committee, Southern U.S. Trade Association; and president of the Southern Association of Trade Departments of Agriculture (from 1992 to 1993). He was elected lieutenant governor in 1998, taking office in January of 1999. Perry became governor to complete the term of Governor George W. Bush who left the office in December 2000 to become president of the United States. Perry was first elected governor of Texas on November 5, 2002, and then reelected on November 7, 2006, and November 2, 2010.

As governor, Perry focused primarily on issues of economy, education, and security, especially along the Texas-Mexico border. He espoused fiscal conservatism, opposing a state income tax and focusing on job growth and business incentives throughout his governorship. As the longest serving Texas governor, Perry capitalized on the main power assigned to him by the Texas Constitution, appointing the majority of sitting members of every state board or commission. In the field of health care, Perry signed several bills governing abortion procedures and funding. Perry issued an executive order mandating that all Texas girls receive the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine on February 2, 2007. The order was overturned by the state legislature the following August.

On August 13, 2011, Perry announced he would be running for president in 2012. However, after a controversial campaign and a low showing in the Iowa caucuses, Perry dropped out of the presidential race on January 19, 2012. Perry later ran for president again, announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on June 4, 2015. He officially suspended his campaign on September 11, 2015.

On August 15, 2014, Perry was indicted by a grand jury on felony charges for abuse of power. The indictment specifically included two charges: abuse of official capacity (a first-degree felony) and coercion of a public servant (a third-degree felony). Perry was accused of coercing Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg (who had been convicted of drunk driving) to resign by threatening to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit, a group of state public corruption prosecutors. Perry was officially cleared of all charges in February 2016.

Perry married Anita Thigpen in 1982. They have two children, Griffin and Sydney.

(Sources include: Texas State Directory, 2014; the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term at http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on December 22, 2014; the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term at https://wayback.archive-it.org/414/*/http:/www.governor.state.tx.us/homeland, dated November 17, 2014; Jeff Zeleny and Michael D. Shear, "Perry to End Bid for Presidency," New York Times, January 19, 2012, accessed on January 19, 2012; Theodore Schleifer, "Rick Perry drops out of 2016 presidential race - CNNPolitics.com," CNN, September 11, 2015, accessed on September 13, 2015; Benjy Sarlin, "Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power by grand jury," MSNBC, August 12, 2014, accessed on August 17, 2014; and Eugene Scott, "Court dismisses one criminal charge against Perry," CNN, July 24, 2015, accessed on July 26, 2015; and Carrie Dann, "Texas Court Dismisses Second Felony Charge Against Rick Perry," February 24, 2016, accessed on April 8, 2016.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Governor's Office was responsible for providing legal advice to Governor Rick Perry. Records include plans and planning records related to issues of Indian affairs within the state of Texas, along with agency rules, policies and records of internal General Counsel staff procedures. Materials date 1990-1993, 1995-2005, 2008.

Plans and planning records relate to the process of planning new or redefined programs, services or projects of the Governor's Office during Governor Rick Perry's term in office. The Indian Affairs program focused on the state's relationship with Indian tribes in Texas. Types of records include legal records and legal research, correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuals, handbooks and reports regarding Indian gaming law and compacts, and one compact disc. These records represent communications between general counsel staff and representatives from the Kickapoo, Alabama-Coushatta, and Tigua tribes, along with various other tribes mentioned for their historical and legal relevance on a federal level with the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Materials date 1990-1993, 1995, 1997-2005, 2008, bulk 1991-1993, 1995.

Agency rules, policies and records of internal general counsel staff procedures include correspondence, ethics policies and disclosures, legislative and agency issue assignments, photographs, staff procedures, speeches, spreadsheets, databases and templates, dating 1997-2015. These records are in electronic format.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt, .pdf), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), photographs and graphic images (.jpg, .tif), databases (.mdb), slide presentations (.ppt), and web pages (.htm). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets and .jpg for photographic or graphic images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply. Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.

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

The records are organized into two series:
Plans and planning records, 1990-1993, 1995, 1997-2005, 2008, bulk 1991-1993, 1995, 6 cubic ft. and 89.4 MB (249 files)
Agency rules, policies and procedures, 1997-2015, 1.53 GB (2,865 files)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Physical materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); attorney-client privilege (Texas Government Code, Section 552.107); agency memoranda (Texas Government Code, Section 552.111); and home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of a government employee (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117), 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).

The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. 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.

Types of restricted information as listed above apply to paper and electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.Office of the General Counsel.
Personal Names
Perry, Rick, 1950-
Subjects (Organizations):
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Subjects:
Government litigation--Texas.
Gambling on Indian reservations--Texas.
Alabama Indians--Legal status, laws, etc.--Texas.
Alabama Indians--Texas--Government relations.
Indian reservations--Texas.
Tiwa Indians--Texas--Government relations
Kickapoo Indians--Texas--Government relations.
Koasati Indians--Texas--Government relations.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Alabama and Coushatta Indian Reservation (Tex.)
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Indians--1990-1993, 1995, 1997-2005, 2008.
Judicial records--Texas--Indians--1990-1993, 1995, 1997-2005, 2008.
Digital file formats--Texas--Governors--1997-2015.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas--Indians--1990-1993, 1995, 1997-2005, 2008.
Legal documents--Texas--Indians--1990-1993, 1995, 1997-2005, 2008.
Compact disc--Texas--Indians--1999.
Functions:
Litigating.
Advising governors.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Governor Rick Perry General Counsel legal opinions and advice, 2000-2014, bulk 2001-2003, 2.5 cubic ft. and 34.42 MB (42 files)
Texas Governor Rick Perry General Counsel litigation files, 1973, 1987, 1990-2014, 33 cubic ft. and 4.58 MB (5 files)
Texas Indian Commission records, 1954-1989, 49 cubic ft.
Subject guide to Native American holdings at the Texas State Archives, about 1700-2004
Texas Governor George W. Bush General Counsel legal opinions and advice, 1892, 1918, 1921, 1925, 1932, 1942-1944, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1963, 1965, 1968-1969, 1972-2000, bulk 1995-2000, 14 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor Rick Perry General Counsel plans and planning records and other records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117

Paper records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on December 19, 2014, through March 2015. Electronic records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Halley Grogan, June 2016


Other Finding Aids

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.


Detailed Description of the Records

Plans and planning records, 1990-1993, 1995, 1997-2005, 2008, bulk 1991-1993, 1995,
6 cubic ft. and 89.4 MB (249 files)

The Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Governor's Office was responsible for providing legal advice to Governor Rick Perry. Plans and planning records relate to the process of planning new or redefined programs, services or projects of the Governor's Office during Governor Rick Perry's term in office. The Indian Affairs program focused on the state's relationship with Indian tribes in Texas. Types of records include legal records and legal research, correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuals, handbooks, and reports regarding Indian gaming law and compacts, and one compact disc. These records represent communication between general counsel staff and representatives from the Kickapoo, Alabama-Coushatta, and Tigua tribes, along with various other tribes mentioned for their historical and legal relevance on a federal level with U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Materials date 1990-1993, 1995, 1997-2005, 2008, bulk 1991-1993, 1995.
The majority of the records are legal documents and legal research related to Indian gaming in Texas and other states, along with interoffice memos and correspondence discussing these legal cases, the state's response, and the tribal leader's requests; newspaper clippings related to individual cases; manuals, handbooks and reports regarding Indian gaming law and compacts; and historical documents from earlier state interactions with Indian tribes in Texas. Legal cases represented in these records include: Ysleta Del Sur v. State of Texas, Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas v. State of Texas, Artichoke Joe's v. Gale A. Norton, et al., and Pueblo v. Bush, among others. Correspondence and documents from the National Governor's Association are found in this series and focus on federal regulations and committees related to Indian gaming and gaming reform. Also included are compacts between the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and individual tribes throughout the United States. Additional correspondents include the Texas Lottery Commission, Texas Economic Development, and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Besides these legal cases, records reflect the communications between government officials and tribal leaders related to economic development and revenue opportunities on Indian reservations.
Individual tribes represented in these records include Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, Kickapoo Indian Tribe, Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, Choctaw Indians of Texas, Lipan Apache Band of Texas, Kialegee Tribe, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, the Crow Indian Tribe, Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, Cocopah Indian Tribe, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Hannahville Indian Community, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington, Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, Nooksack Indian Tribe of Washington, the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Squaxin Island Tribe, and Tulalip Tribes of Washington. The names of these tribes are the way they appear in the records themselves and may not reflect current federally or state recognized tribal names.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt, .pdf) and spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents and spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply. Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Plans and planning records, Texas Governor Rick Perry plans and planning records and other records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/067
Paper records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on December 19, 2014, through March 2015.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); attorney-client privilege (Texas Government Code, Section 552.107); and agency memoranda (Texas Government Code, Section 552.111), 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Box
2015/067-2996 State of Texas v. U.S.A., U.S. Dept of Interior, Kickapoo Indian Tribe Class III gaming contract:
Plaintiff's Application for Preliminary Injunction and for Stay of Administrative Proceeding; order and exhibit, 1995, 2003-2004, 2008
[wallet]
Joint Stipulations of Fact, 2004
[wallet]
August 30 filing; orders, 2004
[wallet]
Volume 1, 2004
[wallet]
Volume 2, 2004
[wallet]
Indian Gaming, executive summit, 2005
Indian Affairs, Indian cases sited, 2004
[wallet]
Indian Affairs, correspondence, 1993, 1997, 2001-2002, 2004, 2008
[wallet]
Box
2015/067-2974 The National Gambling Impact Study Commission, executive summary and final report, March-June 1999
[binder, 3 CDs]
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 ACIR compilation, State and Federal Gambling Laws and Regulations, June 9, 1999
[75.2 MB (152 files)]
The National Gambling Impact Study Commission, final report, June 18, 1999
[3.71 MB (18 files)]
Research reports, National Gambling Impact Study Commission, March-May 1999
[10.4 MB (76 files)]
Box
2015/067-2974 Report of the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling in Texas, 1999
Indian Gaming Compacting Strategies Summit, San Diego, California,February 21, 2005
[binder]
Manual of Indian Gaming Law, compiled and edited by Ralph Reeser, Esq., part I, undated
[binder]
Manual of Indian Gaming Law, compiled and edited by Ralph Reeser, Esq., part II, undated
[binder]
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas, a compilation of historical and legal documentation, November 21, 2000
[binder]
Box
2015/067-2998 Indian gaming in Texas, April 2003
[loose]
Correspondence regarding Dept of Family and Protective Services and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, 2008
[loose]
Indian Affairs, newspaper clippings and opinions, 1997-2002
[wallet]
Indian land expansion, 1997-2002
Indian Affairs drawer:
Land use, 2002
Board of Indian Appeals procedures, 2000
Trust acquisitions, 1999-2001
Artichoke Joe's v. Gale A. Norton, et al., undated
Arizona Comparison of Initiatives, undated
Cases - Texas, 1997
Alabama-Coushatta, 2001-2002
Jena, (Choctaw Indians of Terrell Texas), 2001-2002
Lipan Apache (Band of Texas), 1999
Indian gaming regulation, 2001
Kickapoo, 1995-1996, 2001-2002, 2005
Cherokee, 2001-2002
Kialegee (Tribal town of Wetmuca, Oklahoma), 1999
Texas governing laws, 1999-2001
Tigua, orders and motions:
[wallet]
[Yselta Del Sur v. The State of Texas], 1998-1999
[Pueblo v. Bush], 1998-2001
[2 folders]
Indian Gaming Litigation, court clip volume 1, 1998
Tigua Restoration Act, 1998
Box
2015/067-3011 (Bad River Band of Lake Superior) Chippewa Indians and State of WI Gaming Company, 1991-1993
[wallet]
Compacts MI Band Choctaw (Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians), Chippewa (The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians), Crow, Assiniboine (and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Pock Reservation) agreement Class III Gaming, 1991-1993
[wallet]
Selected Tribal State Gaming Compacts - Cocopah (Indian Tribe), Arizona, 1993
[wallet]
Compacts Regulation, various tribes - (Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians) Cheyenne (River Sioux Tribe), Crow (Creek Sioux Tribe), Flandreau (Santee Sioux Tribe), Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, (Oglala Sioux Tribe) Rosebud (Sioux Tribe), etc., 1991-1993
[wallet]
Hannahville (Indian Community) State of Michigan, Ysleta (Del Sur Pueblo), negotiation compact, resume to Bob Nance from Talbot, 1991-1993
[wallet]
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas, a compilation of historical and legal documentation with regards to the tribe's gaming enterprise, November 21, 2000
[wallet]
Texas Indian Law Conference, November 3-4, 1995
[wallet]
Box
2015/067-2994 Indian Gaming Compact Negotiation Handbook by Brian McKay, 1999
[wallet]
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, Black Jack video, 1992-1991
[wallet]
Ute (Moutain Ute Tribe) of Colorado, Introduction Gaming Compact Federal Registers, 1990-1992
[wallet]
Class III Gaming Tribes of Washington Upper Skagit (Indian Tribe), Jamestown S'Klallam (Tribe of Washington), Lower Elsha, 1993
[wallet]
Yavapai-Prescott (Indian Tribe) Arizona AK Community Gaming Compact, 1992-1993
[wallet]
Nooksack Indian Tribe of Washington, the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, Southern Ute Indian Tribe - compacts,1992-1993
[wallet]
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Squaxin Island Tribe, and Tulalip Tribes of Washington, 1992-1993
[wallet]
Indian Bingo, Indian Gaming Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (correspondence), Indian Gaming Compact Negotiation Handbook Investigative Leads, 1992-1993, 1998
[wallet]
Box
2015/067-2995 Manual of Indian Gaming Law, compiled and edited by Ralph Reeser, Esq., part IV, undated
[binder]
Manual of Indian Gaming Law, compiled and edited by Ralph Reeser, Esq., part V, undated
[binder]
Manual of Indian Gaming Law, compiled and edited by Ralph Reeser, Esq., part III, undated
[binder]



Agency rules, policies and procedure records, 1997-2015,
1.53 GB (2,865 files)

The Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Governor's Office was responsible for providing legal advice to Governor Rick Perry. Records include agency rules, policies and files of internal general counsel staff procedures dating 1997-2015. Types of records include correspondence, ethics policies and disclosures, issue assignments, photographs, procedures, speeches, spreadsheets, databases and templates.
Correspondence and memos touch on a range of topics including agency communication, sample letters to the Attorney General's office and issues relating to bonds. Ethics documents include ethics and fraud policies along with individual general counsel staff disclosure forms. Issue assignments include spreadsheets and lists of general counsel staff with their assigned issues facing the state including legislative issues, executive issues, legal issues facing specific agencies, and judicial issues. Photographs include images of a staff bowling event and head shots of General Counsel Brian Newby. Procedure records are for several tasks including settlements, agreements, bills, claims against the state, grants, executive clemency, extradition, deeds, warranties and easements, along with general administrative tasks such as new employee setup, phone numbers, authorization, robo letters, and office layout. Speeches include drafts of Governor Perry's speeches at various events along with speeches given by General Counsel Brian Newby on a few occasions. Spreadsheets and databases include records from several general counsel programs including various versions of clemency applications, executive action spreadsheets, execution reports and execution summaries from Governor Bush's term, charts of inmates denied pardons, granted pardons, granted reviews and questionable pardons, along with spreadsheets of deeds, warranties and agreements. One folder of records are scanned PDFs of a variey of subject issues concerning general counsel staff that correspond with document from other general counsel record series. These records are in electronic format.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt, .pdf), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), photographs and graphic images (.jpg, .tif), databases (.mdb), slide presentations (.ppt), and web pages (.htm). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets and .jpg for photographic or graphic images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply. Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically within subject folders.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Agency rules, policies and procedure records, Texas Governor Rick Perry plans and planning records and other records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/117
Electronic records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); attorney-client privilege (Texas Government Code, Section 552.107); agency memoranda (Texas Government Code, Section 552.111); and home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of a government employee (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117), 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Cabinet,2006-2008
[1.26 GB (1,797 files)]
Correspondence,1998-2010
[2.16 MB (89 files)]
AG (Attorney General) letters, 1999-2001, 2007-2011
[655 KB (26 files)]
Bonds, 2001-2002, 2006, 2009-2011
[798 KB (34 files)]
Ethics:
Ethics and fraud policies, 1997-1998
[37 KB (2 files)]
Ethics disclosures, 2003-2005
[2.37 MB (11 files)]
Issue assignments, 2006-2011, 2013
[656 KB (11 files)]
Photographs, 2006-2011, 2013
[92.5 MB (69 files)]
Procedures:
Administrative, 1998-2002, 2005-2011, 2014
[12.6 MB (380 files)]
Agreements, 2007
[63.5 KB (2 files)]
Claims against the state, 1999-2000, 2007
[115 KB (4 files)]
Clemency, 1998-2003, 2009
[411 KB (13 files)]
Deeds, 2000-2001, 2005-2009
[391 KB (13 files)]
Extradition, 1998, 2001, 2003
[87 KB (3 files)]
Robo letter samples, 1998-2002, 2008-2010
[557 KB (24 files)]
Settlements, 2006-2015
[835 KB (26 files)]
Speeches, 2005-2006
[1.6 MB (26 files)]
Spreadsheets and databases, 2000-2002, 2004-2012, 2014-2015
[114 MB (90 files)]
Clemency, 2000-2002, 2004, 2006-2011, 2014-2015
[33.5 MB (57 files)]
Deeds, 2007, 2009-2011
[161 KB (6 files)]
GC (general counsel) filing, 2004, 2007, 2010-2012, 2015
[80 MB (20 files)]
Settlements, 2007-2011
[927 KB (6 files)]
Templates, 1999-2000, 2006-2011
[1.36 MB (39 files)]