Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, Senate:

An Inventory of Records of Senator Todd Staples at the Texas State Archives, 1987-2006, bulk 1997-2006



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate.
Title: Records of Senator Todd Staples
Dates: 1987-2006
Dates: bulk 1997-2006
Abstract: The Texas Senate is one arm of the Legislature of the State of Texas (the other being the Texas House of Representatives), which the Texas Constitution (Article III, Section 1) vests with all legislative power of the state. Records of Texas State Senator Todd Staples reflect his efforts to represent the needs and concerns of the 3rd Senatorial District through his legislative proposals, his work on senate committees, and the working relationships he and his staff formed with agencies and officials at the state, federal and local level, and with private and non-profit organizations. Types of records include correspondence, legislative bills and bill copies, bill analyses, notes, publications, reports, printed material, fiscal notes, legislative records, clippings, and memoranda, dating 1987-2006, bulk 1997-2006. Major topics among these records are redistricting, transportation and homeland security, workers' compensation, natural resources (especially water usage and conservation, and industries such as fishing and timber), farming and agriculture, education, and private property owners' rights.
Quantity: 31 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Senate is one arm of the Legislature of the State of Texas (the other being the Texas House of Representatives), which the Texas Constitution (Article III, Section 1) vests with all legislative power of the state. The primary legislative power is enacting laws, and the most visible function of the legislature is to make public policy through drafting, considering and passing bills and resolutions. By virtue of office, the lieutenant governor is president of the senate, with the right to debate and vote on questions in committee of the whole and the right to cast the deciding vote when the chamber is equally divided. The senate elects one of its members president pro tempore to perform the duties of the lieutenant governor during his or her absence or disability, or when the office is vacant. The 1876 Constitution fixes the number of senators at 31, elected from senatorial districts according to state constitutional guidelines to serve overlapping four-year terms. A senator must be at least 26 years old, a qualified voter, and a resident of Texas for at least five years and of the district represented for at least one year immediately preceding election.

In addition to legislative powers, the legislature exercises other types of authority. Constituent powers include the ability to alter the state constitution, and the members' authority to exercise powers of attorney on behalf of their constituents. Directory and supervisory powers allow the legislature to regulate the state's administrative machinery, made up of boards, commissions, and departments that conduct the affairs of state. The legislature establishes and funds these bodies and defines their functions. Executive powers of each house include selection of legislative officers, employees, and chairs and members of committees. Investigative powers are exercised through the formation of standing, special, interim, and joint committees to study an issue. Senate committees are usually charged with a particular purpose by the lieutenant governor, although this may also be accomplished by a resolution adopted by the senate. Each legislative house holds judicial powers over its members, including punishing or expelling members for cause.

The legislature meets in regular session beginning on the second Tuesday in January of odd-numbered years and in special sessions when convened by the governor. The length of the regular session is limited to 140 days. Special sessions are limited to 30 days, but the number of special sessions that may be called is not limited. Only legislative matters submitted by the governor may be considered in special session. All legislative sessions, except for the senate's executive session, are open. Neither house may, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days or move to a place other than where the legislature is sitting. Two-thirds of each house constitutes a quorum, the number of members required to conduct business. If a quorum is not present, a smaller number may vote to adjourn and compel absent members to attend. The senate is required to keep and publish a journal of its proceedings and to record the vote on any question on which three members who are present demand an actual count of yeas and nays.

The senate functions through committees set up under its own rules. By custom the president of the senate appoints standing, special, and conference committees, although the senate is free to designate its own method of selection. Under the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1961, the committee system was expanded, and provisions were made whereby standing, special, and general investigating committees created by each body could function whether or not the legislature was in session. As of 2007, the senate has 15 standing committees: Administration; Business and Commerce; Criminal Justice; Education; Finance; Government Organization; Health and Human Services; Intergovernmental Relations; International Relations and Trade; Jurisprudence; Natural Resources; Nominations; State Affairs; Transportation and Homeland Security; and Veterans Affairs and Military Installations.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th ed. (2001); and the Texas Senate Committees web page http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/Commit.htm, accessed March 12, 2007.)


Biographical Sketch

Texas State Representative and Senator Todd Staples was born in Palestine, Texas and attended Texas A&M University, earning a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics in 1984. Before running for public office, Staples founded a real estate appraisal and brokerage firm. A Republican, he served as representative of House District 11 (encompassing Anderson, Cherokee, Leon, and Robertson Counties) from 1995 until 2001. He served as vice-chair of the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues (1997), and vice-chair of the House Committee on Corrections (1999).

Staples was elected as senator in 2000 for Senate District 3, comprising 14 counties (Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Henderson, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, and Tyler) and portions of two others (Montgomery and Smith) in east Texas, including the cities of Conroe, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville, Palestine, and Athens. He served as chair of the Senate Committee on Infrastructure Development and Security, renamed in 2005 as the Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security (2003-2006), as chair of the Senate Select Interim Committee on Workers' Compensation (2003), and as vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Military Installations (2005). Staples retired from the senate in 2007, having won the seat of Texas Commissioner of Agriculture in the 2006 general election.

(Sources include: Biography of Senator Staples from the Texas Senate website, http://www.staples.senate.state.tx.us/, accessed November 2006 but no longer available (a printed copy can be requested from State Archives staff, and electronic versions can be found through the Internet Archive, http://www.archive.org/index.php); and Texas Legislature Online http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Home.aspx, accessed May 2008.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Senate is one arm of the Legislature of the State of Texas (the other being the Texas House of Representatives), which the Texas Constitution (Article III, Section 1) vests with all legislative power of the state. Records of Texas State Senator Todd Staples reflect his efforts to represent the needs and concerns of the 3rd Senatorial District through his legislative proposals, his work on senate committees, and the working relationships he and his staff formed with agencies and officials at the state, federal and local level, and with private and non-profit organizations. Types of records include correspondence, legislative bills and bill copies, bill analyses, notes, publications, reports, printed material, fiscal notes, legislative records, clippings, and memoranda, dating 1987-2006, bulk 1997-2006. Major topics among these records are redistricting, transportation and homeland security, workers' compensation, natural resources (especially water usage and conservation, and industries such as fishing and timber), farming and agriculture, education, and private property owners' rights.

Correspondence documents Staples' communications with constituents, state agencies, local officials, private and non-profit organizations, citizens of Texas, and the public at large regarding their opinions and concerns on issues affecting his senate district and the state at large.

Redistricting files document Staples' involvement in congressional redistricting during the 78th Legislature, its called sessions, and interim, 2003-2004.

Bill files document the legislation Staples created, sponsored, or had interest in during the 76th Legislature (1999, House of Representatives) and 77th through 79th Legislatures (2001-2006, Senate). Subjects of legislation include transportation and homeland security, workers' compensation, natural resources (especially water usage and conservation, and industries such as fishing and timber), farming and agriculture, education, and private property owners' rights. See the series Redistricting files, Committee files, and District office files for additional bill copies.

Committee files consist of records of two committees for which Staples served as chair. The Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security, which Staples chaired during the 79th Legislature and its called sessions and interim, 2005-2006, was charged with studying Patriot Act compliance by the state, and transportation and border security issues. Staples chaired the Senate Select Interim Committee on Workers' Compensation, during the 78th Legislature and its interim, 2003-2004. That committee was charged with assessing health care delivery and cost-containment within the state's workers' compensation system, comparing Texas' workers' compensation system to those in other states, and evaluating certain state agency participation in the system.

Subject files from the office of Senator Todd Staples demonstrate his work, advocacy, and involvement with state and federal agencies, state officials, local authorities, private organizations, constituents, and the general public. Major topics among these records include water, energy, and agricultural issues; the Texas State Railroad; and mental health care.

District office files from Staples' Palestine and Nacogdoches offices show his actions and research to address concerns of constituents in those locations. Major topics among these records are water use and conservation, timber, education, public health, social services, the Texas State Railroad, gambling, and state employee compensation. Records from the Nacogdoches office consist only of correspondence, both constituent casework and correspondence with state agencies and other government or public entities, while the Palestine office records also include memoranda, bill copies, clippings, and printed material.

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 six series as maintained by the legislator's office:
Correspondence, 2000-2006, 4 cubic ft.
Redistricting files, 1991, 2003-2004, 2 cubic ft.
Bill files, 1999-2006, 6.5 cubic ft.
Committee files, 2000-2005, bulk 2004-2005, 6 cubic ft.
Subject files, 1998-2006, bulk 2003-2006, 1.5 cubic ft.
District office files, 1987-2006, bulk 1997-2006, 11 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, Todd Staples permanently closed communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council as of January 1, 2007.

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: social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101) an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/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.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. 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

Please contact the Archives' Preservation Officer to obtain equipment needed to access the CD-R media.


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:
Staples, Todd
Corporate Names:
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Select Interim Committee on Worker's Compensation.
Subjects:
Legislators--Texas.
Legislative bodies--Texas.
Transportation--Texas.
Civil defense--Texas.
Workers' compensation--Texas.
Water use--Texas.
Water--Law and legislation--Texas.
Natural resources--Texas.
Document Types:
Bill files--Texas--Legislators--1999-2006.
Correspondence--Texas--Legislators--1987-2006.
Legislative records--Texas--Legislators--1987-2006.
Memoranda--Texas--Legislators--1987-2006.
Notes--Texas--Legislators--1987-2006.
Press releases--Texas--Legislators--1987-2006.
Reports--Texas--Legislators--1987-2006.
Clippings--Texas--Legislators--1987-2006.
Publications--Texas--Legislators--1987-2006.
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, Senate, Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security, Committee hearings and bill files, 2005, 4 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 2006/371-1 thru 4.] [RESTRICTED]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Accession Information

Accession number: 2007/130

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Senate on March 16, 2007.

Processing Information

Rebecca Romanchuk, June 2008


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Correspondence, 2000-2006,
4 cubic ft.

Correspondence from the office of Texas State Senator Todd Staples documents his communications with constituents, state agencies, local officials, private and non-profit organizations, citizens of Texas, and the public at large regarding their opinions and concerns on issues affecting his senate district and the state at large. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications, and printed materials, 2000-2006. Correspondence of Senator Staples' office is also to be found in each of the other series of records described in this finding aid.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in alphabetical order, as they arrived from the legislator's office.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence, Records of Senator Todd Staples, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, Todd Staples permanently closed communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council as of January 1, 2007.
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: social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101) an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/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.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. 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.
Box
2007/130-1 A-D, January 2000 - January 2006
Box
2007/130-2 E-L, January 2000 - January 2006
Box
2007/130-3 M-R, January 2000 - January 2006
Box
2007/130-4 S-Z, January 2000 - January 2006
Box
2007/130-5 A-Z, January 2000 - January 2006



 

Redistricting files, 1991, 2003-2004,
2 cubic ft.

Redistricting files of Senator Todd Staples' office document his involvement in congressional redistricting during the 78th Legislature, its called sessions, and interim, 2003-2004. Types of records include redistricting maps and plans, written testimonies from hearings, correspondence, and subject files, 1991, 2003-2004.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in the order in which they arrived from the legislator's office, with redistricting plans in plan number order, and hearings in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Redistricting files, Records of Senator Todd Staples, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, Todd Staples permanently closed communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council as of January 1, 2007.
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: social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101) an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/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.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. 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.
Box
2007/130-5 Redistricting maps, 2003-2004:
Plan C657, 2003-2004
Plan 1000, 2003
Plan 1014, 2003
Plan 1047, 2003
Plan 1057, 2003
Plan 1123, 2003
Plan 1131, 2003
Plan 1163, 2003
Plan 1165, 2003
Plan 1212, 2003
Plan 1214, 2003
Plan 1217, 2003
Plan 1224, 2003
Plan 1225, 2003
Plan 1227, 2003
Plan 1231, 2003
Plan 1245, 2003
Plan 1246, 2003
Plan 1255, 2003
Plan 1262, 2003
Plan 1268, 2003
Plan 1305, 2003
Plan 1330, 2003
Plan 1331, 2003
Plan 1335, 2003
Plan 1340, 2003
Plan 1341C - SB (Senate Bill) 1 report, 2003
Plan 1342, 2003
Plan 1353, 2003
Plan 1354, 2003
Plan 1356, 2003
Written testimony from redistricting hearings, 2003:
Laredo, June 28, 2003
San Angelo, June 30, 2003
McAllen, July 1, 2003
Houston, July 2, 2003
Corpus Christi, July 7, 2003
Dallas, July 8, 2003
Waco, July 9, 2003
Letters received by Jurisprudence Committee, 2003
Box
2007/130-6 1374 data and documentation, 2003
Hearing testimony, July 10-21, 2003
Open records requests, 2003
Legislative input, 2003
Redistricting lawsuit, October 12, 2003
Redistricting - Deposition changes, 2003
Colorado redistricting opinion, 2003
Redistricting - In (correspondence), 2003
Judicial redistricting, January 2004
Redistricting (memo, voting rights analysis, meeting notes, court order, student interview with staff member), 2003
Correspondence (emails), 2003
Correspondence (letters), 2003
Correspondence (phone calls), 2003
Court cases, 2003
[2 folders]
General redistricting, 2003
Redistricting - Out (correspondence), 2003
Attorney General, 2003
Balderas proposed plans, 2003
Miscellaneous plans, 2003
Hebert, Gerald testimony, 2003
HB (House Bill) 1 - Elections bill, 2003
Nina Perales, 2003
72nd Legislature, 2nd Called Special Session, 1991
Redistricting history, 2003
Motion to address (HB 3 - floor), 2003
2001 redistricting, 2003
HB 3 - CCR (conference committee report), 2003
News articles, 2003
Redistricting criteria, about 2003
Blocker bill, about 2003
Plan 1353C - Substitute to HB 3, 2003
Plan 1340C - Wentworth amendment, 2003
Plan 1341C - Testimony, 2003
Plan 1354C - Wentworth amendment, 2003
Plan 1353C - Data and documentation, 2003
Plan 1353C - Staples amendment, 2003
Plan 1362C - Map and report, 2003



 

Bill files, 1999-2006,
6.5 cubic ft.

Bill files of Texas State Representative and Senator Todd Staples document the legislation he created, sponsored, or had interest in during the 76th Legislature (1999, House of Representatives) and 77th through 79th Legislatures (2001-2006, Senate). Records consist of legislative bills, bill analyses, notes, correspondence, publications, reports, printed material, fiscal notes, legislative records, clippings, and memoranda documenting legislation, 1999-2006. Subjects of legislation include transportation and homeland security, workers' compensation, natural resources (especially water usage and conservation, and industries such as fishing and timber), farming and agriculture, education, and private property owners' rights. See the series Redistricting files, Committee files, and District office files for additional bill copies.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as they arrived from the legislator's office, in chronological order by legislative session, although not always in bill number order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Bill files, Records of Senator Todd Staples, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, Todd Staples permanently closed communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council as of January 1, 2007.
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: social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101) an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/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.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. 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.
Box
2007/130-7 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999
HB (House Bill) 1428
HB 3356
HB 3357
HB 2973
HB 2972 - Appeal bond
HB 1427
HB 722
HB 3835
HB 1947
HB 3355
HB 2019
HB 1425
HB 3358
HB 2971
HJR (House Joint Resolution) 76
SB (Senate Bill) 1105
77th Legislature, Regular Session, 2001
SB 1309
CSSB (Committee Substitute Senate Bill) 1313
SB 1317 / CSSB 1317
HB 1925
MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation) timber rider (SB 1, Rider 23)
Box
2007/130-8 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003
HJR 51
HB 7
HB 1606
HB 284
HB 424
HB 864
HB 898
HB 983
HB 1082
HB 1172
HB 1329
HB 1365
HB 1174
HB 1406
HB 1597
HB 1634
HB 1696
HB 1697
HB 1813
HB 2044
HB 2093
HB 2095
[2 folders]
HB 2107
HB 2149
HB 2152
HB 2153
HB 2154
HB 2249
HB 2424
HB 2572
HB 2636
HB 2682
HB 2684
HB 2726
HB 3074
HB 3185
HB 3562
HCR (House Concurrent Resolution) 90
HB 555
HB 864
HB 1812
HB 2328
HB 2533
HB 3015
Box
2007/130-9 SB 5
SB 16
SB 108
SB 110
SB 117
SB 194
SB 195
SB 197
SB 252
SB 253
SB 275
SB 332
SB 340
SB 283 / HB 598
SB 424
SB 432
SB 461
SJR (Senate Joint Resolution) 25 - SB 510 constitutional amendment
SB 510
SB 521
[2 folders]
SB 526
SB 671
SB 727
SB 728
SB 729
SB 832
SB 964
SB 977
Box
2007/130-10 SB 1013
SB 1086
SB 1087
SB 1088
SB 1123
SB 1124
SB 1320
SB 1361
SB 1362
SB 1364
SB 1436 / HB 3325
SB 1635
SB 1639
SB 1641 / HB 2533
SB 1643
SB 1645
SB 1646
SB 1647
SB 1821
SB 1834
SB 1835
SB 1836
SB 1837 / HB 1989
SB 1839
SB 1841
SB 1888
SB 1889
SB 1899
SB 1913
SB 1930
SB 1933
Box
2007/130-11 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005
HJR 6
HJR 24
HB 10 amendment
HB 308
HB 312
HB 598
HB 604
HB 747
HB 809
HB 1053 amendment
HB 957 / SB 459
HB 1066
HB 1139 / SB 570
HB 1325
HB 1981
HB 1982
HB 2077
HB 2217
HB 2832
HB 2833
HB 3016
HB 3048
HB 3199
HB 3269
HB 3297
HB 3481
HB 3514
HB 3540
HB 3563
Box
2007/130-12 State employee pay increase rider
SB 1, Article 6 amendment
SB 9 amendment
SB 62
SB 63
SB 64
SB 65
SB 275
SB 283 / HB 598
SB 317
SB 318
SB 365
SB 366
SB 381
SB 382
SB 443
SB 444 / HB 2376
SB 483
SB 792
SB 792
SB 866
SB 867
SB 897
SB 1017
SB 1018
SB 1063
SB 1064
SB 1177
SB 1306
SB 1318
SB 1320
SB 1374
SB 1376
SB 1377
SB 1378
SB 1427
SB 1604
SB 1651
SB 1654
SB 1657
SB 1670
SB 1705
SB 1707
SB 1708
SB 1709
SB 1710
SB 1711 / HB 1747
SB 1726
SB 1740
SB 1741
Box
2007/130-14 CSHB (Committee Substitute House Bill) 3 - Equity
CSHB 2 - 98% Equity amendment
CSHB 2 amendments
CSHB 2 - Transportation
CSHB 2 - Senate Education Committee
CSHB 2 - Sparsity
CSHB 2 - Maintaining equity
CSHB 2 - New instructional facilities allotment
CSHB 2 - Decreasing enrollment
CSHB 2 - Cost formula for other district tuition
CSHB 2 - Portable classrooms
79th Legislature, 1st Called Session, 2005
CSSB (Committee Substitute Senate Bill) 2 - School buses amendment
CSSB 2 - Privatization options amendment
CSSB 2 - Portables amendment
HB 2 - CCR (conference committee report)
Box
2007/130-12 79th Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 2005
SR (Senate Resolution) 6
Box
2007/130-14 HB 2
CSSB 8 - Amendments
CSSB 8
[3 folders]
SB 8 - Amendments
CSSB 2 - Amendments
SB 8 - Alternate plan
CSSB 8 - Proposed floor amendment
Amendment 4A
CSHB 1 - Equity options
Box
2007/130-12 79th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, 2006
SB 16 amendments
SR 126



 

Committee files, 2000-2005, bulk 2004-2005,
6 cubic ft.

During his service in the Texas Senate, Senator Todd Staples led two committees, records of which are included here: the Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security, and the Senate Select Interim Committee on Workers' Compensation.
Staples served as chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security during the 79th Texas Legislature, from January 2005 until February 2006, having previously served as chair of that committee's predecessor, the Senate Committee on Infrastructure Development and Security, from 2003 to 2004. In 2005 the Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security was mainly charged with studying overweight truck fees; recommending statutory changes required to implement federal legislation prompted by the Patriot Act; studying the implementation of Senate Bill 9 (79th Legislature, Regular Session) relating to homeland security and making recommendations to enhance its effectiveness; evaluating Texas Department of Transportation issues including rail facility operation, the naming of highways, and general safety; and Texas-Mexico border security. Types of records include bill files, correspondence, and subject files, 2000-2005, bulk 2004-2005.
Staples served as chair of the Senate Select Interim Committee on Workers' Compensation during the 78th Legislature and its interim, 2003-2004. That committee was charged with assessing the implementation of recently formed regional workers' compensation health care delivery networks, as well as those networks' impact on the workers' compensation health care delivery system; surveying health system cost-containment strategies; conducting a cost-benefit analysis to compare Texas' workers' compensation system to those in other states; and evaluating the value of certain state agency participation in workers' compensation networks. Types of records include subject files, bill files, hearing files, and correspondence, 2001-2005, bulk 2004-2005.
Organization
These records are organized into two subseries, as they were received from the legislator's office:
Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security records, 2000-2005, bulk 2004-2005, 2 cubic ft.
Senate Select Interim Committee on Workers' Compensation records, 2001-2005, bulk 2004-2005, 4 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and subseries), Committee files, Records of Senator Todd Staples, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, Todd Staples permanently closed communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council as of January 1, 2007.
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: social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101) an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/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.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. 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
Please contact the Archives' Preservation Officer to obtain equipment needed to access the CD-R media.
Box
2007/130-15 Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005
Border security, 2005
Patriot Act, 2004-2005
Texas Homeland Security Strategy Goals, 2005
Real ID (identification) Act, 2005
Highway 19 TXDoT (Texas Department of Transportation) property, 2005
Lufkin Armory, 2005
DSHS (Department of State Health Services) - HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) grant, 2005
Bill files, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005:
CSSB (Committee Substitute Senate Bill) 619
HJR (House Joint Resolution) 79
SCR (Senate Concurrent Resolution) 2
SCR 10
HB (House Bill) 2704
HB 2652
HB 2137
HB 1480
HB 1546
[2 folders]
HB 1350
HB 962
HB 649
HB 229
HB 183
Port of entry (no bill number assigned)
HB 2337
SB (Senate Bill) 1713
SB 1648
SB 1634
SB 1375
SB 1073
SB 619
SB 578
SB 323
SB 322
SB 11
HJR (House Joint Resolution) 54
SB 9
Box
2007/130-16 Correspondence, A - Mc, 2005
[wallet]
Correspondence, M - W, 2005
[wallet]
TXDoT (Texas Department of Transportation) engineering - Qualifications-based selection, 2004-2005
State Aircraft Pooling Board, 2000-2004
[2 wallets]
Box
2007/130-17 Senate Select Interim Committee on Workers' Compensation, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005
SB 310, 2005
Various HB 7 analysis, 2005
Group self-insurance, 2005
SB 266 / HB 151, 2005
SIF (Subsequent Injury Fund), 2004
HB 1428, 2005
HB 2600 - Engrossed version, 2001
Des. (designated?) doctors rating info, 2002
TDI (Texas Department of Insurance) network materials, 2004
Networks, 2004
[Note: folder says "see also HB 1896 file, 78th session."]
Produce Convention info, 2004
TWCC (Texas Workers' Compensation Commission) Disability Management, 2004
[4 folders]
TDI (Texas Department of Insurance) WC (workers' compensation) research materials and state-by-state comparisons, 2004
Evidence-based medicine, 2004
WC (workers' compensation) new clippings, media contacts, 2004-2005
Senate staff discussion and meetings with stakeholders, 2004
Box
2007/130-18 Fix TWCC (Texas Workers' Compensation Commission), 2004
LBJ School (of Public Affairs) - Howard Wolf meeting on WC (workers' compensation) research, 2004
Non-state public carriers (Texas Municipal League, Intergovernmental Risk Pool, Texas Association of School Boards, etc.), 2005
TWCC (Texas Workers' Compensation Commission) senate staff briefing materials, 2004
WC (workers' compensation) emails and memos, 2003-2004
Pharmacy, 2005
Ancillary medical providers, 2004
THA (Texas Hospital Association), 2004
Medtronic, 2004
Downs bill implementation, 2004
TTLA (Texas Trial Lawyers' Association), 2005
Electronic billing, 2004
UT (University of Texas) system, 2004
BCE (Board of Chiropractic Examiners) - Sunset, 2004
Carriers - General, 2004
MDs (medical doctors) / TMA (Texas Medical Association), 2004
Employers / TAB (Texas Association of Business), 2002-2004
[Note: See also Nonsubbers file for TAB group.]
McCoy's Employer Group, 2004
Labor, 2004
ASCs (ambulatory surgical centers), 2004
NCCI (National Association of Compensation Insurance), 2003-2004
WCRI (Workers Compensation Research Institute) - Findings and contract, 2004
Doctor access issues, 2004
Nonsubbers, 2004
Statutory Er (employer) / Etie case, 2004
Florida WC (workers' compensation) system issues, 2002-2004
RTW (return-to-work), 2003
Colorado WC (workers' compensation), 2001-2004
Chiros (chiropractors), 2004
Oregon MCOs (managed care organizations), 1999-2004
TDI (Texas Department of Insurance) - WC (workers' compensation) rates (premiums), 2004
California system issues, 2004
Box
2007/130-19 Definitions, 2005
CSSB 5 amendments, 2005
August 26, 2004 hearing testimony, other material, 2004
October 12 hearing prep, 2004
SB 5 issues, 2005
Repealers - Labor code titles, 2005
CSHB (Committee Substitute House Bill) 7 - State Affairs, 2005
My notes - CSHB 7, 2005
SB 5 / HB 7 random stuff (passage of HB 7 to early May), 2005
[wallet]
Box
2007/130-20 Draft report of Senate Select Interim Committee on Workers' Compensation, 2004
Signature letter and M (Madla), W (West), H (Hinojosa) letters, 2004
IR (interim report) organizational documents, 2004
Charge 2, 2004
Premiums issue - Charge 7, 2003-2004
Charge 1, 2004
Charge 6 - State programs, 2003-2004
[includes 1 cd-r]
Charge 5, 2004
HNAC (Health Care Network Advisory Committee) - Charge 1, 2004
Hearing materials, February 26, 2004
March 25 hearing prep materials, 2004
Hearing, March 25, 2004
[2 folders]
Hearing, April 29, 2004
[2 folders]
Hearing, August 26, 2004



 

Subject files, 1998-2006, bulk 2003-2006,
1.5 cubic ft.

Subject files from the office of Senator Todd Staples demonstrate his work, advocacy, and involvement with state and federal agencies, state officials, local authorities, private organizations, constituents, and the general public. Records comprise correspondence, memoranda, speeches, clippings, and printed material, 1998-2006, bulk 2003-2006. Major topics among these records include water, energy, and agricultural issues; the Texas State Railroad; and mental health care.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in the order in which they were received from the legislator's office.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject files, Records of Senator Todd Staples, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, Todd Staples permanently closed communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council as of January 1, 2007.
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: social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101) an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/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.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. 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.
Box
2007/130-13 Hardin County drainage, 2006
Capgemini Energy, 2006
Fish hatching, 2004-2006
Toledo Bend lake level, 2006
TPWD (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department) funding, 2006
Animal ID (identification), 2006
Nacogdoches Power LLC, 2006
EDAP (Economically Distressed Areas Program), 2005
Lake Conroe / Hydrilla, 2005-2006
Toledo Bend, 2003-2004
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas State Railroad, 2005-2006
[2 folders]
Montgomery Landfill Solutions permit application, 2004
[4 folders]
Penske side (Texas Disposal Systems Landfill v. Penske Truck Leasing), 1998-2004
Non-Border Colonia Fund, 2004
State Water Plan, 2002
Poultry industry, 2004
East Texas Economic Development Summit, 2005
Speeches, 2004-2005
Box
2007/130-14 Animal impoundment facilities, 2003
FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center), 2003-2004
GLO (General Land Office) / RSH (Rusk State Hospital) timber sale, 2004-2005
Hurricane information, 2005-2006
Tri-County MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation), 2002-2005
Forensic / SMHFs (state mental health facilities), 2005-2006
Biotech Manufacturing Center of Texas, 2005



 

District office files, 1987-2006, bulk 1997-2006,
11 cubic ft.

District office files from Texas State Senator Todd Staples' Palestine and Nacogdoches offices comprise correspondence, memoranda, bill copies, clippings, and printed material, 1987-2006, bulk 1997-2006. Records from his Nacogdoches office consist only of correspondence, both constituent casework and correspondence with state agencies and other government or public entities, dating 2005-2006. Major topics among these records are water use and conservation, timber, education, public health, social services, the Texas State Railroad, gambling, and state employee compensation.
Organization
These records are organized into two subseries, as they were received from the legislator's office:
Palestine district office files, 1987-2006, 9 cubic ft.
Nacogdoches district office files, 2005-2006, 2 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and subseries), District office files, Records of Senator Todd Staples, Senate, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, Todd Staples permanently closed communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council as of January 1, 2007.
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: social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); and privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101) an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/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.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. 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
Please contact the Archives' Preservation Officer to obtain equipment needed to access the CD-R media.
Box
2007/130-21 Palestine district office files, 1987-2006
Correspondence, 2000-2006:
A-Z, 2000
[wallet]
A-Z, 2001
[wallet]
A-J, 2002
[wallet]
K-Z, 2002
[wallet]
A-Z, 2003
[wallet]
Box
2007/130-22 A-C, 2004
[wallet]
D, 2004
E-F, 2004
G, 2004
H, 2004
I-J, 2004
K-L, 2004
M, 2004
N-P, 2004
R-S, 2004
S-V, 2004
W -Y, 2004
Box
2007/130-23 A-J, 2005
[wallet]
K-Z, 2005
[wallet]
A, 2006
B, 2006
C, 2006
D, 2006
E, 2006
F, 2006
G, 2006
H, 2006
J, 2006
K, 2006
L, 2006
M, 2006
N, 2006
O, 2006
P, 2006
R, 2006
S, 2006
T, 2006
U, 2006
V, 2006
W, 2006
X-Z, 2006
Box
2007/130-24 TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) meeting, November 11, 2002
HB (House Bill) 2076 - Travel trailer tax issue, 2002
[wallet]
Prayer in schools, 2001-2002
Timber issues - 78th session, 2002
Timber valuations, 2002
TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) - Chaplain issue, 2002
[includes 4 cd-r's]
HB 4 - Tort reform, 2003
HB 1324 and HB 151, 2003
HB 1869 - Mobile homes, 2002
HB 3423 and HB 3402 - East Texas hunting bills, 2003
Health care issues, 2002
Insurance premium issue, 2002
Escapees - Bob Willis,
Ronnie Brownlow / Dave Harris, 2001-2002
Ronnie Brownlow / Mack Wallace, 2002
[Constituent name] - Open records, 2002
[Constituent name] - AquaSource, Inc., 2002
[Constituent name] - Nursing homes, 2001-2002
Gambling - Against, 2002-2003
[Constituent name] - HCAD (Henderson County Appraisal District), 2002
[Constituent name] - Letter of recommendation, 2002
[Constituent name] - Douglass General Store, 2002
Loop 49 - Smith County, 2002
Lumberton Community Park info, 2002
[Constituent name] - Nicol Outdoor Advertising, 2002
Jerry Nowlin, 2002
[Constituent name] - Executive clemency, 2003
[Constituent name] - Hospitality House, 2002
[Constituent name] - Student discipline, 2001
Woden Water Supply / TXU, 2002
Alabama-Coushatta Casino, 2002
[Constituent names] - Detection Device Systems, 2001-2002
Houston / Galveston Non-Attainment Area SIP (state implementation plan), 2002
Loop 256 - Palestine, 2002
TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) - AG (Attorney General) issues, 2002
Regional water planning, 1997-1998
Regional Water Plan Board (Regional Water Planning Committee) nominations, 1998
American Heritage Rivers Initiative, 1998
Box
2007/130-25 [Constituent name] - Teacher salary, 1997
Annexation, 1998
[Constituent name] - TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) Skyview / Hodge Unit, 1997
[Constituent name] - Elections, 2001
[Constituent name] - Inspection forms, 1997-1998
[Constituent name] - TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) invoices, 1998
[Constituent name] - Crisis Center policy, 1998
City Park - Military equipment, 2000-2002
[Constituent name] - Home equity, 1998
CR (County Road) 2110, 2000
[Constituent name] - (East Texas) Workforce Development (Board) problems, 1998
Destec (Energy, Inc.), 1997-1998
Eight-liners - [Constituent name], 1998
Federal Land Bank Assoc. of Tyler, 1998
Foretravel, Inc. - Nacogdoches, 2003
Franklin teachers, 1998
[Constituent name] - DPS (Department of Public Safety), 1997-1998
HB 1525, 1999
[Constituent name] - DHS (Department of Health Services), 1999-2000
Hwy 79 project, 1995-1997
[Constituent name] - Corban, Inc., 2000
I and R (Initiative and Referendum) folder, 1998-2000
[Constituent name] - Cherokee Co. Co-Op, 1998
Leon County poultry issue, 1999-2000
[Constituent name] - Montalba phones, 1998
[Constituent name] - Property issue, 1997
MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation) / Rusk land sale, 1998-1999
MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation) issue, 1999
[Constituent name] - Workers' compensation, 1998
[Constituent name] - Gas treatment plant at Bethel, 1996-1997
Old Magnolia Park, 1987-2001
City of Palestine, 1998-1999
Palestine National Guard Armory, 1999-2000
Safety House - Palestine [Constituent name], 1999
Pinnacle hearing - Motion for sanctions, 1997
[Constituent name] - MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation), 1998
Rusk I.S.D. (Independent School District) - Child protective, 1998
Box
2007/130-26 Economic Development Summit, November 17, 2004
East Texas Development Summit - Lufkin (conference evaluations), 2004
MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation) - Staffing shortages, 2000
Miscellaneous resolutions, 2000
Education briefing packet, 1999
Criminal justice, 1999
Utilities, 1999
Taxation and revenue, 1999
Transportation and motor vehicles, 1999
Judiciary, 1999
Higher education, 1999
Health and human services, 1999
Government affairs, 1999
Families and children, 1999
Environment and land management, 1999
Elections, 1999
Economic development and finance, 1999
Civil justice and employment, 1999
Agriculture and wildlife, 1999
Public education, 1999
Legislative bills by subject, 75th Legislature, 1997
Civil unions - HB 496, 2001
Gifting clubs - HB 1305, 2001
HB 953 - Confederate memorials, 2001
HB 713 and HRO (House Research Organization), 1999-2000
Noise pollution - Boom boxes, 2000
2001
[Constituent name] - Property issue, 2001
[Constituent name] - Home equity lending, 2001
[Constituent name] - Public information act request, 2001
Liability insurance - Seniors, 2000-2001
Lake Mary Association, 2000-2001
HB 2442 - Educational aide raise, 2001
HB 1362 - Exotic animals, 2001
NETnet (Northeast Texas Consortium Network), 2001
Sempra Energy power plant - Dobbin, 2001
[Constituent name] - Buffalo, 1998
Palestine DHS (Department of Human Services) office problems, 2001
Hate crime - SB (Senate Bill) 87, 2001
SB 129 / SJR (Senate Joint Resolution) 3, 2001
SB 238 - Bicycle, 2001
SB 253 / HB 514 - Gambling, 2001
SB 273 - Retired teachers, 2001
SB 330, 2001
SB 526, 2001
SB 572 and HB 1361 - Nursing programs, 2001
SB 1064 - Sibling relationships, 2001
SB 1128 - Scenic Act, 2001
Box
2007/130-27 911 issues - SB 578, 2001
[Constituent name] - Professional counselors examination, 1999
Sprint telephone problems, 1998-1999
State employee pay raise, 2001
[Constituent name] - Lone Star Railway Company, 2000
Teachers Retirement System, 1996-1997
Teacher insurance issue, 2001
State employee pay raises, 1997
State employee pay raises, 1998
TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) solution (prison guard workforce), 2000
TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) pay raise issue, 2001
TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) pay raise schedule, 2001
TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) - Pay scale issue, 1998
Interim TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) pay raise, 1999-2000
[wallet]
Union Pacific merger, 1995-1996
Ron Olson - UP (Union Pacific), 1998
UP (Union Pacific) / SP (Southern Pacific) merger, 1996
US 79 Loop, 1999-2001
UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch) - EMS (emergency medical services), 1998
UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch) - TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) - Payroll problems, 1996-1997
Wells - Fire truck, 2000
Windham School District, 1999-2000
Windham Committee report, 2000
Windham School vocational issue, 1998
Windham School issue, 1999
Box
2007/130-28 HB 472 - Telemarketing fraud, 2001
[Constituent name] - Disability, 2001
[Constituent name] - Appointment, 2001
ERS (Employee Retirement System) - Insurance problems, 2000
ELC (expanded local calling), 1998
Drought issues - Hay, 1998-2000
Drought information, 1996-2000
[Constituent name] - USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), 1999-2000
Correctional managed care, 1998-2001
Child support - [Constituent name], 2001
[Constituent name] - Child support, 1999-2000
[Constituent name] - Workers' compensation, 1997-2001
[Constituent name] - TWPD (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department) HUB (Historically Underutilized Businesses) policy, 2000
Child support - [Constituent name], 2000
[Constituent name] - Child support, 1999-2001
[Constituent name] - Child support, 2000
Child support - [Constituent name], 1998-1999
Child support - [Constituent name], 1999
Boll weevil eradication, 2000
[Constituent name] - Workers' compensation, 2000
[Constituent name] - Rusk Economic Development Corp., 2001
Blue Cross / Blue Shield, 2001
Water conservation district management plans, 1998-2003
Water conservation news articles, 2002-2004
Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, 2001
SB 1821, 2001
Neches / Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District correspondence, 2002
Water conservation district management plans, 1997-1998
Water conservation news articles, 2002
Sabine River Authority, 2001
Water district appraisal, 2001
Water groups and correspondence, 2001
Neches / Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District board meeting, 2001
SB 1821, 2001
Athens Review - Water issues, 2001
Region H & I - Water info, 2000
Texas Water Development Board, 2000-2001
Water districts in Anderson County, 2000
Rural water supply - HD (House District) 11, 2000
Proposed Neches / Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District news articles, 2001
Pineywoods Groundwater Conservation District, 2002
Water districts, 2002
Town Hall meeting, October 29, 2001
Neches / Trinity Valleys Groundwater Conservation District, 2001
Farmers Insurance issue, 2002
Fort Houston Park (replica), 2003
Gambling - For, 2003
Hardin County issues, 2002
On-site sewage facilities - [Constituent name], 2002-2003
TERP (Texas Emissions Reduction Plan) - SB 5, 2002
Box
2007/130-29 Lake Eastex Reservoir, 2003
Lake Eastex info, 1997
[envelope]
Lake Eastex, 1997-2002
Lake Eastex, 1996-2003
Texas State Railroad, 2000-2006
TSRR (Texas State Railroad) correspondence, 2000-2006
TSRR (Texas State Railroad) open records request, 2006
Eminent domain, 2006
NAIS (National Animal Identification System), 2006
Fish hatchery issue, 2003-2004
San Augustine - [constituent name] - Fish hatchery issue, 2005
Neches River Wildlife Refuge, 2006
Outdoor burning issue, 2003
Project Rex Jurassic Museum, 2006
Redistricting information, 2003
Lake Fastrill, 2005
Box
2007/130-30 Nacogdoches district office files, 2005-2006
Correspondence, 2005-2006:
A-D, 2005-2006
E-H, 2005-2006
I-M, 2005-2006
N-R, 2005-2006
Box
2007/130-31 S-U, 2005-2006
[wallet]
V-Z, 2005-2006
[wallet]