Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor:

An Inventory of Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst Records at the Texas State Archives, 2001-2015, bulk 2003-2014



Overview

Creator: Texas. Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
Title: Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst records
Dates: 2001-2015
Dates: bulk 2003-2014
Abstract: David Dewhurst served as the 41st lieutenant governor of Texas from January 14, 2003 to January 20, 2015. These records were created, gathered, and maintained by the Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor during Dewhurst's term in support of fulfilling his duties of office and consist of correspondence, reports, invitations, press releases, speeches, a photograph of Dewhurst, and one VHS videocassette, dating 2001-2015, bulk 2003-2014. A portion of the records are in electronic format. Correspondence generated and received by the office makes up the majority of the records and is usually with constituents concerning their requests for assistance and their opinions on a range of issues, though correspondence also exists with legislators and members of Congress. The public face of the office is reflected in invitations sent to Dewhurst to speak at events throughout the state (some of which were received while he was serving as Texas Land Commissioner), in copies of speeches made at those events, and in press releases generated by the office to promote policy initiatives and to respond to legislative actions and current events. The office's engagement in the state's legislative process is further documented in bill tracking reports.
Quantity: 11 cubic ft. and 15.8 GB (181,969 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 office of lieutenant governor is powerful and influential in Texas state government. The Texas Constitution (Article IV, sections 1 and 16) gives the lieutenant governor power to act as governor in the event of the governor's absence from the state or his/her death, resignation, impeachment, or inability or refusal to serve. The Constitution has also designated the lieutenant governor to serve as president of the Texas Senate. The current rules of the senate give the lieutenant governor authority to appoint all senate committees and their chairs, to decide all questions of order, to supervise all senate employees, and to determine the order of senate business. Texas statutes have made the lieutenant governor chairman of the Texas Legislative Budget Board (which drafts the state budget) and the Texas Legislative Council (which is the legislature's main source for drafting bills), joint chair of the Texas Legislative Audit Committee (which appoints the state auditor), chair or vice-chair of the Texas Legislative Education Board (which oversees state education policy), and a member of the Legislative Redistricting Board of Texas (which redistricts house and senate seats after each decennial census).

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001), and "Texas Politics: the Legislative Branch" (http://www.laits.utexas.edu/txp_media/html/leg/0601.html), Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services, University of Texas at Austin, 3rd edition (2009), accessed December 10, 2015.)


Biographical Sketch

David Dewhurst served as the 41st lieutenant governor of Texas from January 14, 2003, to January 20, 2015, spanning the 78th through the 84th Legislature (he served only the first eight days of the 84th Legislature until the inauguration of the new lieutenant governor). He has held no other legislative office, though he served as Texas Land Commissioner from 1999 to 2003, the first Republican to do so since Reconstruction. He was born on August 18, 1945, in Houston, Texas, and was raised by his mother after his father was killed by a drunk driver when Dewhurst was two years old. He earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona. He served in the U.S. Air Force, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the U.S. State Department before re-establishing Texas-based Falcon Seaboard, a diversified energy and investments company, with initial company founder Ted Law in 1981. Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Governor Rick Perry appointed Dewhurst as chairman to the state Task Force on Homeland Security.

During his tenure as lieutenant governor, Dewhurst supported legislation for economic growth, education initiatives, and public safety, including border security. His Texas Children First plan resulted in passing child protection legislation to help prevent online exploitation of minors and to provide harsher penalties for child molesters. Dewhurst supported voter identification legislation that passed in 2011 (Senate Bill 14, 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session), requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID in order to vote, with exemptions for people aged 70 and over and those with documented disabilities. Implementation of the law was delayed by intervention of the U.S. Department of Justice in support of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, under which Texas was required to receive federal clearance before making any changes to its voting laws, as well as by a federal court decision in 2012. A 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling (Shelby County v. Holder) removed federal oversight of voting in Texas and other jurisdictions previously covered by the Voting Rights Act. Texas' voter ID law was allowed to go into effect for the 2014 mid-term elections after the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay in the case of Veasey v. Perry. In August 2015, the Texas voter ID law was struck down in federal court and will undergo review and a possible appeal.

In 2012 Dewhurst lost the Republican runoff election for U.S. Senator to former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz. In 2014 he lost the runoff election for lieutenant governor to Texas Senator Dan Patrick. Dewhurst has been married twice, has a step-daughter with his second wife, attorney Patricia Hamilton Dewhurst, and lives in Houston.

(Sources include: Biography of David Dewhurst from the Falcon Seaboard website (http://web.archive.org/web/20131110040729/http://www.falconseaboard.com/Founder.htm), as captured by the Internet Archive on November 10, 2013 and accessed on April 29, 2015 (no longer available); biography of David Dewhurst from the Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor website (http://web.archive.org/web/20150107221647/http://www.ltgov.state.tx.us/about.php), as captured by the Internet Archive on January 7, 2015; and "Tribpedia: Voter ID," The Texas Tribune, both accessed on December 10, 2015.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

David Dewhurst served as the 41st lieutenant governor of Texas from January 14, 2003 to January 20, 2015. These records were created, gathered, and maintained by the Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor during Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst's term in support of fulfilling his duties of office and consist of correspondence, reports, invitations, press releases, speeches, a photograph of Dewhurst, and a VHS videocassette, dating 2001-2015, with the bulk of materials dating 2003-2014.

Correspondence generated and received by the office makes up the majority of the records. Constituent Services correspondence, 2003-2015, is primarily in electronic format though it includes communications in paper format received by the office for which no response was made (one VHS videocassette appears among the paper correspondence). Constituent Affairs Unit outgoing correspondence and Correspondence Management System correspondence are searchable within contact profile reports generated from the Correspondence Management System (CMS) network application. CMS is maintained by the Texas Legislative Council and enables legislators' offices to produce mail merges and reports with the information entered. Contact profile reports generated from CMS provide summary information for each correspondent, the subject of the communication sent, staff notes, and usually the full text of the office's response if one was made; the reports should be used as the initial access point for the electronic records in this series.

Legislative Management System reports, 2002-2013, in electronic format were generated from entries in that system and show analysis and recommendations made by Office of the Lieutenant Governor staff in regard to bills being considered by the Texas Legislature. The Legislative Management System (LMS) is operated by the Texas Legislative Council and combines legislative information available in the Texas Legislative Information System (TLIS) with specific comments and recommendations entered by legislative staff.

Records of Invitations sent to Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst consist of correspondence and invitation tracking system reports in paper format, dating 2001-2003 and 2008, and were partially received when Dewhurst served as Land Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office between 2001 and 2003. A few requests are for meetings with Dewhurst that did not have a specific date settled upon. The majority of invitations have tracking system reports attached that were prepared by staff and which summarize invitation details. Staff notes sometimes indicate a recommendation for whether Dewhurst should attend and if the invitation was accepted or declined. Invitations were received from a wide variety of business, governmental, public, and private entities, usually originating in Texas.

Press Office records consist of press releases and speeches in paper format, dating 2003-2012, which demonstrate the main responsibilities of that office to provide information to the public and to specific groups about the lieutenant governor's initiatives and the major issues he supported. Press releases make announcements concerning Texas Senate and Office of the Lieutenant Governor business matters, current events, policy issues, and honors received by Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst. Speeches were made by Dewhurst between 2008 and 2012 at meetings and events held at the Texas Capitol and elsewhere in the state to groups that had invited him to speak on topics of particular interest to their memberships; at rallies for particular causes; at ceremonies and commencements; and at luncheons, dinners, and gala celebrations.

Legislative files, 2005-2006, consist of correspondence in paper format between the Office of Lieutenant Governor and Texas Senate staff, state legislators, and Texas congressional members. Communications concern senate committee appointments, charges, and reports; legislative matters regarding state agencies; events and issues in the state that may require legislative action; and invitations to events. Three copies of a color portrait photograph of Dewhurst are included among these records.

These records reflect Dewhurst's work while performing the duties of lieutenant governor and do not appear to significantly document his concurrent roles as chairman of the Texas Legislative Budget Board and the Texas Legislative Council; as joint chair of the Texas Legislative Audit Committee; as chair or vice-chair of the Texas Legislative Education Board; or as a member of the Legislative Redistricting Board of Texas.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc, .docx, .dotm, .dotx), image files of text documents (.tif), and PDFs. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents. 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

These records are organized into five series and four subseries:
Constituent Services correspondence, 2003-2015, 2 cubic ft. and 15.8 GB (181,957 files)
  • Unanswered correspondence, 2003-2007, 2 cubic ft.
  • Constituent Affairs Unit outgoing correspondence, 2011-2014, 91 MB (1,312 files)
  • Correspondence Management System correspondence, 2003-2015, 15.7 GB (180,620 files)
  • Contact profile reports, 2003-2015, 546 MB (25 files)
Legislative Management System reports, 2002-2013, 41 MB (12 files)
Invitations, 2001-2003, 2008, 5 cubic ft.
Press Office records, 2003-2012, 2.3 cubic ft.
Legislative files, 2005-2006, 1.7 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, David Dewhurst closed public access to communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council until January 1, 2019.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); confidentiality of certain e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); and common law privacy (Texas 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 (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), e-mail (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 physical and electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.

Records series described in this finding aid have access restrictions specific to them, which are included in the series-level description. These Restrictions on Access do not apply to the series Legislative Management System reports or Press Office records.

Restrictions on Use

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

Technical Requirements

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

Archives staff have not viewed the VHS videocassette and are therefore unable to verify the accuracy of its contents. Researchers wishing to access the videocassette must contact Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by Archives staff when reviewing photographic materials.


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:
Dewhurst, David, 1945-.
Corporate Names:
Texas. General Land Office.
Subjects:
Lieutenant governors--Texas.
Legislators--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
Administrative records--Texas--Lieutenant governors--2001-2015.
Correspondence--Texas--Lieutenant governors--2003-2015.
Digital file formats--Texas--Lieutenant governors--2003-2015.
Legislative records--Texas--Lieutenant governors--2003-2015.
Invitations--Texas--Lieutenant governors--2001-2003, 2008.
Photographs--Texas--Lieutenant governors--2005-2006.
Press releases--Texas--Lieutenant governors--2003-2012.
Reports--Texas--Lieutenant governors--2003-2015.
Speeches--Texas--Lieutenant governors--2008-2012.
Videocassettes--Texas--Lieutenant governors--2005.
Functions:
Administration of Texas.
Decision making.
Influencing Texas government policy.

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 Inaugural Committee, Perry-Dewhurst inaugural records, 2002-2003, 0.47 cubic ft.
Texas Legislative Council inaugural planning documents and other material, 1955-2003, 0.24 cubic ft., RESTRICTED
Texas Legislative Council redistricting records, 1981-1982, 1991-2006, bulk 2001-2006, 26.35 cubic ft., RESTRICTED
Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes records, 1943-1972, bulk 1968-1972, 230.8 cubic ft., RESTRICTED
Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor William Pettus Hobby Jr. records, 1917, 1924, 1931, 1947, 1953-1990, undated, bulk 1968-1990, 445.53 cubic ft., RESTRICTED
Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock records, 1971-1999, bulk 1975-1998, 276 microfilm reels, two DVDs, and one videotape (includes records as Comptroller) [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call numbers are 1999/170 and Restricted Accessions Box 1979-2000 (2000/095).] RESTRICTED

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2015/039, 2015/120

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Senate on October 31 and November 3, 2014; and February 24 and March 13, 2015; and by the Texas Legislative Council on February 5, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Romanchuk, December 2015

Appraisal Information

The Constituent Services correspondence series within these records was appraised and determined to be archival by State Archives staff on October 14, 2015. Paper and electronic records which duplicated the information found in the subseries Correspondence Management System correspondence and Contact profile reports were appraised as being without archival value and were disposed of. An appraisal report is available upon request, as is a directory tree of the disposed electronic records showing their file arrangement into three categories (with chronological divisions within): sent individual form letters, sent individual letters, and sent mass merged letters.


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/ltgov/david-dewhurst/.


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Constituent Services correspondence, 2003-2015,
2 cubic ft. and 15.8 GB (181,957 files)

Constituent Services correspondence of the Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor during David Dewhurst's term dates 2003-2015 and demonstrates the efforts of that office to address questions and concerns sent by Texas citizens and residents to the lieutenant governor and to convey Dewhurst's policies on political, social, and economic matters. The records are primarily in electronic format although a small amount of correspondence in paper format, which did not qualify to be answered by the office, is included. One VHS videocassette appears among the paper correspondence. The rest of the records consist of outgoing correspondence of the office's Constituent Affairs Unit, correspondence entered into the Correspondence Management System (CMS) network application maintained by the Texas Legislative Council, and contact profile reports generated from CMS that contain searchable information for the outgoing correspondence of the Constituent Affairs Unit and for the CMS correspondence (which includes the incoming correspondence that the Constituent Affairs Unit answered). The correspondence consists of referrals to constituents to contact state or federal government agencies to address their problems or concerns as well as responses to constituent communications that express opinions on a range of issues significant to Texans, including school finance, tax reform, voter identification, environmental quality, energy, health care and research, consumer rights and protections, immigration, and economic stimulus. A portion of the responses thank the sender for sending the lieutenant governor a copy of a letter addressed to the governor, a legislator, or other public official. Correspondence between the lieutenant governor and Texas legislators and congressional members also appears. Further correspondence appears in the series Invitations and Legislative files.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc, .docx, .dotm, .dotx), image files of text documents (.tif), and PDFs. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Organization
These records are organized into four subseries:
Unanswered correspondence, 2003-2007, 2 cubic ft.
Constituent Affairs Unit outgoing correspondence, 2011-2014, 91 MB (1,312 files)
Correspondence Management System correspondence, 2003-2015, 15.7 GB (180,620 files)
Contact profile reports, 2003-2015, 546 MB (25 files)
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Constituent Services correspondence, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2015/039, 2015/120
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Senate on October 31, 2014, and by the Texas Legislative Council on February 5, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, David Dewhurst closed public access to communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council until January 1, 2019.
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); confidentiality of certain e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); and common law privacy (Texas 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/ltgov/david-dewhurst/.
Archives staff have not viewed the VHS videocassette that appears within these records and are therefore unable to verify the accuracy of its contents. Researchers wishing to access the videocassette must contact Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.
Unanswered correspondence, 2003-2007,
2 cubic ft.
The Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor communicates regularly with citizens of the state to address their questions and concerns and to convey the lieutenant governor's policies on political, social, and economic matters. Unanswered correspondence sent to Texas Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst, dating from 2003 to 2007, was designated as "dead mail" by the office, and in some cases the correspondence remains in a sealed envelope. The Office of the Lieutenant Governor did not respond to correspondence if the sender's name or address was unknown or illegible, if the sender was a Texas prison inmate, or if the return address was not within Texas. Mass mailings of postcards pre-printed with text supporting or opposing an issue or proposed legislation, usually sponsored by an organization and signed by individuals, also did not receive a response. One VHS videocassette appears among this paper correspondence.
Arrangement
The records are arranged in three groups: Texas correspondence, Texas inmate correspondence, and out-of-state correspondence. A portion of the folders in the first group are arranged alphabetically by subject, followed by a chronological set of folders. The contents of folders are not arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Unanswered correspondence, Constituent Services correspondence, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/039
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Senate on October 31, 2014.
Restrictions on Access
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, David Dewhurst closed public access to communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council until January 1, 2019.
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); and common law privacy (Texas 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Archives staff have not viewed the VHS videocassette that appears within these records and are therefore unable to verify the accuracy of its contents. Researchers wishing to access the videocassette must contact Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.
Box
2015/039-1 Texas correspondence:
Affordaphone - Telecommunications legislation, 2005
[2 folders]
Bilingual education, 2005
Education funding, 2005
Foreclosures by property owner's associations, 2005
[Includes VHS videocassette recording of WFAA-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth) story, "Homesick Blues," reporter Gary Reaves, aired February 8, 2005.]
Health and Human Services Commission eligibility system privatization, 2005
HOME Investment Partnerships Program changes, letters of protest originally sent to Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs, March 2006
Jessica's Law support, Concerned Women for America postcards, 2006
Laredo and Webb counties social services support, Texas State Employees Union postcards, 2005-2006
[2 folders]
Medicaid cuts affecting adolescent psychiatric care, Tarrant County, 2006
Mercury contamination of fish concerns, 2005
Rolling Creek Apartments, Houston - Petition opposing development, October 2005
Rolling Creek Apartments, Houston - Fairbanks Area Partnership file in opposition, 2005
[4 folders]
System Benefit Fund restoration support, Texas ACORN postcards, 2006
Tyler Goodyear plant business incentives support, 2006
Various topics:
Box
2015/039-2 2003-2005
2004-2006
[2 folders]
2005
[4 folders]
2005-2006
2005-2007
Texas inmate correspondence, 2005-2006
[3 folders]
Out-of-state correspondence, 2005-2006
[3 folders]
Constituent Affairs Unit outgoing correspondence, 2011-2014,
91 MB (1,312 files)
Outgoing correspondence dating from 2011 to 2014 and sent by the Constituent Affairs Unit of the Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor during David Dewhurst's term consists of referrals to constituents to contact state or federal government agencies to address their problems or concerns as well as responses to constituent communications that express opinions on a range of issues significant to Texans. These outgoing communications in electronic format are tracked and searchable in the Contact profile reports subseries, which also records information about the incoming communication and provides the file name for that initial communication found within the Correspondence Management System correspondence subseries. Each letter has its date formatted with the option to update automatically chosen, which results in the date changing to the current date when the file is opened. The original date of each letter is preserved in its file name.
Formats of the original electronic files are word processing files (.doc, .docx, .dotm, .dotx) and PDFs. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order by legislative session and interim. Merged responses by the Constituent Affairs Unit are followed by responses originated by Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst. One item of correspondence is available from the 83rd Legislature, 1st Called Session and appears to be a merged response, though the Office of the Lieutenant Governor did not identify it as such.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Constituent Affairs Unit outgoing correspondence, Constituent Services correspondence, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst records. 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, David Dewhurst closed public access to communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council until January 1, 2019.
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); confidentiality of certain e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); and common law privacy (Texas 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/ltgov/david-dewhurst/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/120 81st Legislature, originated by DHD (David H. Dewhurst), July 2009
[125 KB (1 file)]
82nd Legislature, merged responses, January-June 2011
[35.4 MB (426 files)]
82nd Legislature, originated by DHD, 2011
[852 KB (28 files)]
82nd Legislative Interim, merged responses, July 2011-January 2013
[17.1 MB (403 files)]
83rd Legislature, merged responses, 2013
[16.9 MB (285 files)]
83rd Legislature, originated by DHD, 2013
[13.4 MB (81 files)]
83rd Legislative Interim merged responses, 2013-2014
[6.92 MB (87 files)]
83rd Legislature, 1st Called Session, 2013
[243 KB (1 file)]
Correspondence Management System correspondence, 2003-2015,
15.7 GB (180,620 files)
These records are correspondence of the Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor during David Dewhurst's term, in electronic format and dating 2003-2015, that was logged and tracked in the Correspondence Management System (CMS) network application maintained by the Texas Legislative Council. CMS enables legislators' offices to track correspondence by recording sender information in designated fields, classifying the subject of the communication, and documenting staff actions taken; mail merges and reports can be produced with the information entered. These files are digitized versions of mailed letters, e-mail, web form, and fax correspondence that was entered into CMS and are tracked and searchable in the Contact profile reports subseries. They include the incoming correspondence that prompted the reply in the Constituent Affairs Unit outgoing correspondence subseries. Correspondence from constituents typically asks for help obtaining assistance that is provided by a state or federal government agency or express an opinion on an issue significant to Texans. Some responses refer constituents to their state senator or representative or member of Congress, or to a state or federal government agency, for direct assistance. A portion of the responses thank the sender for sending the lieutenant governor a copy of a letter addressed to the governor, a legislator, or other public official. Correspondence between the lieutenant governor and Texas legislators and congressional members also appears.
Formats of the original electronic files include image files of text documents (.tif), and PDFs. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
The correspondence is in chronological order by file name, which begins with the date received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence Management System correspondence, Constituent Services correspondence, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst records. 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, David Dewhurst closed public access to communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council until January 1, 2019.
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); confidentiality of certain e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); and common law privacy (Texas 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/ltgov/david-dewhurst/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/120 Correspondence, 2003-2015,
15.23 GB (180,620 files)
Contact profile reports, 2003-2015,
546 MB (25 files)
Contact profile reports in electronic format, generated from the Correspondence Management System (CMS) by the Office of Lieutenant Governor during David Dewhurst's term, date 2003-2015 and give summary information for each correspondent and the office's reply if one was sent. CMS is a network application maintained by the Texas Legislative Council that enables legislators' offices to track correspondence in designated fields for sender information (name, address, precinct, house and senate districts, and communication type), summary and subjects of the communication, and staff actions taken (staff person assigned, response required, priority, status, and number of responses); mail merges and reports can be produced with the information entered. These reports contain searchable information for the Constituent Affairs Unit outgoing correspondence and Correspondence Management System correspondence subseries and should be used as the initial access point for those records.
The format of the original electronic files is PDF. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents.
Arrangement
The reports are divided into three groups: individuals, legislators, and organizations. Within each group, reports are arranged alphabetically by the sender's name (last name of individuals and legislators, first word of organizations). Organization names that begin with the word "The" are usually alphabetized by that word in the contact profile reports. Correspondence with cities is often alphabetized under "City of."
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Contact profile reports, Constituent Services correspondence, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst records. 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, David Dewhurst closed public access to communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council until January 1, 2019.
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); confidentiality of certain e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); and common law privacy (Texas 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/ltgov/david-dewhurst/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
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B - Bl
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D - E
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Legislative Management System reports, 2002-2013,
41 MB (12 files)

The Texas lieutenant governor has a range of legislative duties including appointing the members and leadership of Texas Senate committees and assigning bills to those committees. Reports created from entries in the Legislative Management System (LMS) by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor during David Dewhurst's term show analysis and recommendations made by office staff in regard to bills being considered by the Texas Legislature and date from 2002 to 2013. LMS is operated by the Texas Legislative Council and combines legislative information available in the Texas Legislative Information System (TLIS) with specific comments and recommendations entered by legislative staff. Both LMS and TLIS are for use only by those with access to the Texas Legislature intranet; they provide additional information to what is available to the public through Texas Legislature Online. These twelve PDF reports are searchable by keyword.
Individual reports were created for each legislative regular or called session. No reports appear for the 78th Legislature, 2nd and 4th Called Sessions; the 82nd Legislature, 1st Called Session; or the 83rd Legislature, 1st through 3rd Called Sessions. It appears that the Office of Lieutenant Governor did not use LMS to track active legislation until the 81st Legislature (2009) since entries for legislation from the 78th through 80th Legislature (2003-2007) were all made retrospectively in October 2008. From the 81st Legislature (2009) forward, entries were made concurrent with the session in which the legislation was introduced.
The format of the original electronic files is PDF. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents.
Arrangement
These reports are arranged in chronological order by legislative session, indicated by the two-digit number following the "LMS" prefix. The letter "R" denotes that the report is for the regular session of the legislature, while a number in parentheses indicates the number of the legislative called session that the report covers. Each report lists bills first alphabetically by bill type and then numerically within each bill type.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative Management System reports, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/120
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Council on February 5, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/ltgov/david-dewhurst/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/120 LMS78R, 2003
LMS78(1), 2003
LMS78(3), 2003
LMS79R, 2005
LMS79(1), 2005
LMS79(2), 2005
LMS79(3), 2006
LMS80R, 2007
LMS81R, 2009
LMS81(1), 2009
LMS82R, 2011
LMS83R, 2013



 

Invitations, 2001-2003, 2008,
5 cubic ft.

Texas Lieutenant Govenor David Dewhurst attended events throughout the state to meet the public and promote his initiatives. Records of invitations sent to Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst consist of correspondence and invitation tracking system reports, dating 2001-2003 and 2008. Invitations dating from 2001 to 2002 and January 1-13, 2003 were received when Dewhurst served as Texas Land Commissioner, and those dating January 14-31, 2003 and 2008 are from his service as lieutenant governor of Texas; no further invitations appear among the records of Dewhurst's 2003-2015 term as lieutenant governor. A few requests are for meetings with Dewhurst that did not have a specific date settled upon. The majority of invitations have tracking system reports attached that were prepared by staff and which summarize invitation details such as date received, by whom requested, event date and start and end time, event name and location, number of those expected to attend, activities (keynote or other speech, question and answer period, interview, etc.), and any other pertinent information known. Staff notes sometimes indicate a recommendation for whether Dewhurst should attend and if the invitation was accepted or declined. Invitations were received from Texas business, industry, agricultural, and professional associations; chambers of commerce; businesses and corporations; state agencies and offices; colleges and universities; state legislators; members of the U.S. congressional delegation from Texas; private individuals; child advocacy and educational programs; religious organizations; charitable and service organizations; military support groups; political action committees and lobbying organizations; Republican party groups, fundraisers and political campaigns; international government representatives; newspaper editorial staff; and organizers of political debates and town hall meetings. The series Press Office records may contain speeches made by Dewhurst at invitation events held during 2008. Further invitations from Texas legislators and congressional members appear in the Legislative files series. A search of the Contact profile reports within the Constituent Services correspondence series for individuals or organizations known to have sent invitations may help identify the date range in the inventory where the invitation sent to Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst is filed.
Arrangement
These invitations are arranged in roughly chronological order by date received. Invitations with an ID number assigned by the tracking system are listed first, followed by invitations without tracking system forms attached. The ID number ranges are not necessarily inclusive, and a few invitations without tracking system forms appear within them, though most are filed separately.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Invitations, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/039
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Senate on October 31, 2014.
Restrictions on Access
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, David Dewhurst closed public access to communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council until January 1, 2019.
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); confidentiality of certain e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); and common law privacy (Texas 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
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2015/039-3 Invitations, ID# 52-99, September-October 2001
Invitations, ID# 100-149, October 2001-January 2002
Invitations, ID# 150-189, January-February 2002
Invitations, ID# 190-239, February-March 2002
Invitations, ID# 240-279, March-May 2002
Invitations, ID# 281-309, May-June 2002
Invitations, ID# 310-339, June-July 2002
Invitations, ID# 340-369, July 2002
Invitations, ID# 373-399, July-August 2002
Invitations, ID# 400-439, August 2002
Invitations, ID# 440-469, August-September 2002
Invitations, ID# 471-498, September 2002
Invitations, ID# 500-529, September-October 2002
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2015/039-4 Invitations, ID# 530-559, October 2002
Invitations, ID# 560-599, October-December 2002
Invitations, ID# 600-639, December 2002
Invitations, ID# 640-666, December 2002
Invitations, ID# 812, 847, 872, 913, December 2002
Invitations, January-May, September-December 2002
Invitations, January-February, May, September-December 2002
Invitations, February, July-December 2002
Invitations, November-December 2002, January 2003
Invitations, ID# 6459, 6471-6517, January 2008
Invitations, ID# 6520-6560, January-February 2008
Invitations, ID# 6561-6589, January-February 2008
Invitations, ID# 6590-6629, January-March 2008
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2015/039-5 Invitations, ID# 6630-6669, January-March 2008
Invitations, ID# 6670-6684, January-February 2008
Invitations, ID# 6768-6789, February-April 2008
Invitations, ID# 6791-6819, February-April 2008
Invitations, ID# 6820-6839, February-March 2008
Invitations, ID# 6840-6869, February-April 2008
Invitations, ID# 6870-6899, January-April 2008
Invitations, ID# 6900-6929, February-April 2008
Invitations, ID# 6930-6959, March-May 2008
Invitations, ID# 6960-6989, April-May 2008
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2015/039-6 Invitations, ID# 6990-7019, April-May 2008
Invitations, ID# 7020-7049, April-June 2008
Invitations, ID# 7050-7089, May-July 2008
Invitations, ID# 7090-7109, May-July 2008
Invitations, ID# 7110-7139, June-August 2008
Invitations, ID# 7140-7169, June-September 2008
Invitations, ID# 7170-7184, July-September 2008
Invitations, ID# 7185-7219, July-September 2008
Invitations, ID# 7220-7239, May-September 2008
Invitations, ID# 7240-7269, July-September 2008
Invitations, ID# 7270-7299, May-November 2008
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2015/039-7 Invitations, ID# 7300-7329, August-September 2008
Invitations, ID# 7330-7345, May-October 2008
Invitations, July-December 2008
[2 folders]
Invitations, September-October 2008
Invitations, September-November 2008
[2 folders]
Invitations, September-December 2008
Invitations, October 2008
Invitations, October-November 2008
Invitations, October-December 2008



 

Press Office records, 2003-2012,
2.3 cubic ft.

Records of the Press Office within the Office of Lieutenant Governor during David Dewhurst's term consist of press releases and speeches, dating 2003-2012, which demonstrate the main responsibilities of the Press Office to provide information to the public and to specific groups about the lieutenant governor's initiatives and the major issues he supported. Press releases, 2003-2012, make announcements on topics such as senate committees; staff appointments to the Office of Lieutenant Governor and appointments to commissions, committees and other study groups; comments on state, national, and world events; support or criticism of actions taken by state legislators and agencies, the federal government, and the judiciary; issues and initiatives including the state budget, education, children's advocacy, health care, and workforce growth; and honors received by Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst. Speeches were made by Dewhurst between 2008 and 2012 at meetings and events held at the Texas Capitol and elsewhere in the state to groups that had invited him to speak on topics of particular interest to their memberships; at rallies for particular causes; at ceremonies and commencements; and at luncheons, dinners, and gala celebrations. Topics addressed in the speeches are children's advocacy, abortion, health care, education, transportation, economic and workforce matters, agriculture, energy, local government, historical commemorations, and birthday and anniversary celebrations. The inventory notes where only a fragment of a speech is available or where the folder contents are talking points rather than a verbatim speech. The series Invitations may include records of invitations to events held in 2008 at which Dewhurst made public remarks. No further press releases or speeches appear among the records of Dewhurst's 2003-2015 term as lieutenant governor.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in two groups: press releases and speeches. Within each group the records are in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Press Office records, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/039
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Senate on October 31, 2014.
Restrictions on Access
None.
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2015/039-8 Press releases, 2003-2012
January-December 2003
January-December 2004
January-December 2005
January-December 2006
January-December 2007
January-November 2008
January-December 2009
January-August 2010
January-December 2011
January-May 2012
Speeches, 2008-2012
Houston Asia Society presents Lt. Governor Dewhurst with the Roy Huffington Award, February 26, 2008
Houston Symphony Ball, February 27, 2008
Boy Scouts Chisholm Trail District recognition dinner, January 31, 2009
Children's Advocacy Centers Capitol Day, February 10, 2009
[Three versions.]
Friends UT (University of Texas) Southwestern legislative event, February 17, 2009
Abortion and Ultrasound Bill, February 24, 2009
Pro-Life Lobby Day Rally, February 24, 2009
Texas Chemical History Day, February 26, 2009
Rural Health Advocacy Day, March 3, 2009
Texas Prayer Breakfast, March 5, 2009
Dollars and Sense: Texas, Taxes, and Uninsured Children, March 6, 2009
[Two versions.]
Texas Daily Newspaper Association annual meeting, March 23, 2009
Miss Texas and Miss Teen Texas Day at the Capitol, March 23, 2009
Jewish Community Relations Council, March 24, 2009
The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame presents Lt. Governor David Dewhurst with the Texas Heritage Award, March 27, 2009
Clinical Integration and Health Care Quality, April 2, 2009
Stand Up for Houston's Children, April 3, 3009
Texas Medal of the Arts VIP legislative reception, April 6, 2009
Senator Rodney Ellis 55th birthday, April 6, 2009
Greater Houston Retailers Association annual banquet, April 11, 2009
TEX 21 (national transportation coalition) meeting, April 14, 2009
Texas School Alliance Superintendents meeting, April 15, 2009
Texas Association of Business Executive Committee dinner, April 16, 2009
Texas Pastors Policy Conference, April 23, 2009
THSC (Texas Home School Coalition) awards banquet, April 24, 2009
Texas Charter Schools Parent Day Rally, May 6, 2009
Governor's Business Council spring meeting, May 13, 2009
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Joint Board of Directors meeting talking points, May 13, 2009
State Historian inaugural, May 26, 2009
Senator Duncan luncheon, Governor for the Day, May 28, 2009
Texas Legislative Memorial Ceremony, May 30, 2009
France, Utah Beach, June 5, 2009
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst luncheon, July 7, 2009
Child advocacy speech, unknown event, August 2009
[Three versions.]
Boys and Girls Club of America Southwest Leadership Conference, August 14, 2009
Austin Bob Bullock Museum NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) education downlink, August 12, 2009
Texas Hospital Association "Challenge and Carnage," August 20, 2009
State of Transportation in Texas, August 25, 2009
Helping a Hero key presentation, August 31, 2009
Houston Realty Business Coalition, September 15, 2009
State of District, SD (Senate District) 27, September 23, 2009
Changing to a Career and College-Ready Culture, September 23, 2009
Children's Advocacy Centers funding increase speech fragment, September 24, 2009
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Evening of Appreciation, September 28, 2009
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Big Voices for Little Texans, September 30, 2009
Maritime training benefit luncheon, October 1, 2009
Texas Right to Life's 12th Annual Celebration of Life, October 2, 2009
[Two versions.]
Helping a Hero Gala, October 4, 2009
Jessica's Law speech, unknown event, October 13, 2009
Get Smart About Credit Day, October 15, 2009
Proposition 4 press conference, October 21, 2009
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute annual dinner, October 21, 2009
[Two versions.]
Home Builders Association of Greater Austin, October 22, 2009
[Three versions.]
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse annual fundraiser speech fragment, October 29, 2009
65th anniversary tribute dinner to the Rescue of the Lost Battalion, November 1, 2009
University of St. Gallen Executive M.B.L. (Master Business Law) judicial luncheon, UT School of Law, November 5, 2009
East Texas economy speech, Hotel Fredonia, Nacogdoches, November 9, 2009
East Texas Economic Development Summit, November 13, 2009
Texas Taxpayers and Research Association annual membership meeting, November 13, 2009
Cystic Fibrosis Black Tie and Boots Ball, November 14, 2009
H2O for Texas: The Water Event, November 16, 2009
2009 NRG Investor Conference, November 19, 2009
Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors meeting, December 2, 2009
[Two versions.]
Celebration of the birthday of the Emperor of Japan, December 11, 2009
UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch) press conference, December 17, 2009
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2015/039-9 Grapevine news conference - healthcare, January 13, 2010
Chancellor's Council (UT System) dinner, January 22, 2010
Texas Association of Business annual conference - Preparing a 20th Century Workforce, January 27, 2010
AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Houston annual event, January 31, 2010
[Two versions.]
Atmos Energy Corporation annual meeting of shareholders, February 3, 2012
Tejano Center for Community Concerns appreciation brunch speech fragment, February 4, 2010
Leadership event for Majella Society, February 9, 2010
Texas Workforce Commission, Workforce Forum, February 9, 2010
Texas A&M visit with students and faculty to discuss state and local government, February 11, 2020
Dell Education reception, February 11, 2010
Rotary Club of Houston ballroom luncheon, February 18, 2010
Texas Restaurant Association Board of Directors meeting, February 22, 2010
Texas Rural Water Association conference, February 25, 2010
Texas Future Farmers of America Day at the Capitol, February 25, 2010
Houston Teach for America Week, March 11, 2010
Houston Fire Department memorial ceremony, March 20, 2010
Kaufman County Day breakfast, March 22, 2010
Texas Police Chiefs Association annual conference, March 31, 2010
[Two versions.]
UT Southwestern BioCenter lunch, April 1, 2010
14th Annual Children's Advocacy community breakfast, April 1, 2010
Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance luncheon, April 12, 2010
TAMACC (Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce) Legislative Awards luncheon, April 15, 2010
[Two versions.]
Daughters of Liberty 20th birthday reception, April 30, 2010
Houston Food Bank pre-renovation unveiling and public celebration, April 30, 2010
Vannie E. Cook 10th anniversary celebration and fundraiser, May 3, 2010
Texas Bankers Association 126th annual convention, May 6, 2010
American Diabetes Association Wine and Roses Gala, May 7, 2010
UH (University of Houston) Colleges of Architecture, Engineering, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics, May 15, 2010
UH College of Pharmacy commencement ceremony, May 15, 2010
Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, May 27, 2010
AWTY International School commencement ceremony, May 29, 2010
Texas American Legion Boys State Visiting Dignitary Program, June 7, 2010
Texas Alliance for Life dinner, June 10, 2010
Texans Center-Right lunch, host Michael Quinn Sullivan, talking points, June 30, 2010
Texas Risk Mitigation Leadership Forum, June 29, 2010
Ceremonial administration of the oath of office, Senator Brian Birdwell, July 22, 2010
Fraternal Order of Police conference, August 6, 2010
Texas Farm Bureau lunch talking points, August 11, 2010
Lake Houston Area Chamber luncheon, August 17, 2010
UT Health Science Center InterCouncil reception, September 7, 2010
Breakfast Club of Houston luncheon, September 8, 2010
Texas A&M International University ribbon cutting, September 9, 2010
Ronald McDonald luncheon, September 10, 2010
Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston, September 11, 2010
State of Transportation in Texas, September 13, 2010
[Two versions.]
Presentation to the Sterling Group, September 22, 2010
UT Health Science Center event for John Montford, September 25, 2010
CyFair Houston Mobility Forum, September 30, 2010
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Ranchers Association fall meeting, October 1, 2010
Faces with Names, San Antonio Vietnam Veterans Memorial, October 4, 2010
"Financial Football" at Juan Seguin High School, October 5, 2010
Buckyball Discovery Gala, October 10, 2010
Kiwanis Club of Houston, October 13, 2010
Clinical Integration and Health Care Quality, October 14, 2010
TTARA (Texas Taxpayers and Research Association) annual membership meeting, October 14, 2010
National Assembly of State Arts Agencies conference, October 14, 2010
Greater Houston Women's Chamber, October 19, 2010
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce luncheon, October 20, 2010
Saint Cyril of Alexandria dinner, October 27, 2010
Houston Business Forum, October 28, 2010
Veterans Day ceremony, November 11, 2010
Texas Workforce Commission statewide conference, November 17, 2010
Dallas CPA (Certified Public Accountants) luncheon, November 17, 2010
North Texas Commission luncheon, November 18, 2010
New (legislative) members luncheon, November 30, 2010
Capitol Area Boy Scouts of America executive board annual meeting, December 7, 2010
Texas Education Reform Foundation 2010 legislative briefing, December 7, 2010
Governor's Business Council fall meeting, December 9, 2010
Opportunity Austin quarterly investors meeting, December 15, 2010
Houston Ship Channel Security District luncheon, December 17, 2010
Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst and the 82nd legislative session, talking points, 2011
Swearing-in ceremony, Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, January 4, 2011
Swearing-in ceremony, Comptroller Susan Combs, January 5, 2011
Senate Ladies Club pre-session remarks, January 10, 2011
Lt. Governor Dewhurst 2011 inaugural address, January 18, 2011
Headliners Club dinner hosted by Charles Miller, January 24, 2011
Texas Farm Bureau Leadership Conference, January 25, 2011
TAB (Texas Association of Business) annual conference, January 26, 2011
13th Annual Veterans Summit talking points, January 26, 2011
[Two versions.]
Texas Association of Broadcasters, Legislative Day, January 13, 2011
TAMACC (Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce) Legislative Gala, February 1, 2011
Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance, February 2, 2011
National Troopers Coalition Conference, February 3, 2011
Big Texas Art Collection ceremony with artist Hanh Tran, February 7, 2011
Texas Wildlife Association, Boots on the Ground at the Capitol, talking points, February 14, 2011
AWARE (Aware Central Texas - child abuse prevention organization) membership party, February 15, 2011
The Dallas Assembly, Legislative Day, talking points, February 15, 2011
Texas Credit Union League, Government Affairs Conference, talking points, February 15, 2011
Nacogdoches Legislative Day, talking points, February 16, 2011
Texas Prayer Breakfast, February 17, 2011
Luna Scholar Gala, talking points, February 22, 2011
Texas Dental Association Legislative Day, talking points, February 23, 2011
Texas Association of Builders Rally Day, talking points, February 23, 2011
Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce, talking points, February 25, 2011
AIPAC Dallas event, February 27, 2011
Texas Cultural Trust VIP reception talking points, February 28, 2011
TIPRO (Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners) 65th annual convention talking points, March 1, 2011
NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) Texas Small Business Day talking points, March 1, 2011
Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (Program) talking points, March 2, 2011
Conversation with Statewide Delegation, Anti-Defamation League talking points, March 3, 2011
Hidalgo, Texas "Borderfest," Border Texan of the Year Award, March 4, 2011
[Two versions.]
State of the County (Harris County) address talking points, March 4, 2011
"An Evening of Hope," Mental Health America of Texas, March 7, 2011
[Two versions.]
Rise School of Austin, March 8, 2011
Texas Legislative Internship Program talking points, March 8, 2011
NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures) reception welcoming remarks, March 15, 2011
Tribute to Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst, March 22, 2011
Texas Legislative Conference, March 25, 2011
Texas Pastor Policy Conference, March 31, 2011
[Two versions.]
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2015/039-10 Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance, April 1, 2011
[Two versions.]
Cancer Awareness Day at the Capitol, April 5, 2011
Governor's Commission for Women luncheon, April 21, 2011
Peace Officers Memorial service, May 2, 2011
Texas Charter Schools Rally, May 4, 2011
Governor's Business Council spring meeting, May 5, 2011
Prairie View A&M commencement ceremony, May 14, 2011
DPS Peace Officer Memorial, May 17, 2011
Senate Ladies end of session lunch, May 18, 2011
D Magazine session recap, June 23, 2011
Ed Hicks Imports Mercedes Benz grand opening, June 24, 2011
Greater Houston Partnership, July 21, 2011
Bastrop wildfire remarks, September 7, 2011
Star of Texas award ceremony, September 12, 2011
Communities in Schools of Houston Back to School Gala, October 20, 2011
Houston Realty Business Coalition, November 11, 2011
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 83rd Annual Gala, January 28, 2012
[Two versions.]
Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce, February 7, 2012
Victoria Chamber of Commerce, February 9, 2012
Sikorsky - CTI (Composite Technology, Inc.) 40th anniversary and whirl tower ribbon cutting, February 14, 2012
Briargrove Elementary, 5th grade class, February 21, 2012
Odessa Chamber of Commerce, February 22, 2012
Rotary Club of Houston, February 23, 2012
Texas State Rifle Association, February 25, 2012
Texas Business Roundtable luncheon, February 29, 2012
Tejano monument unveiling, draft, March 29, 2012
Office Depot's Inside Sales Organization Facility ribbon cutting, March 29, 2012
Texas Police Chiefs Association annual conference, April 4, 2012
Grand opening of the Menninger Clinic, April 12, 2012
The Future of Energy and Manufacturing in Texas, May 1, 2012
Champions of Justice Gala Benefiting Veterans, May 1, 2012
Balanced state budget, unknown event, about 2008-2012
Border Texan of the Year donation presentation, about 2008-2012
Commencement ceremony generic speech, about 2008-2012
East Texas economy, unknown event, 2009-2010
Future of the Texas Tomorrow Fund talking points, about 2008-2012
Houston charter schools, unknown event, about 2008-2012
Omnibus Homeland Security Bill proposal, talking points, about 2008-2012
Proposition 4 and Tier 1 universities in Texas talking points, about 2008-2012
Senators' oath of office, about 2008-2012



 

Legislative files, 2005-2006,
1.7 cubic ft.

The Texas lieutenant governor has a range of legislative duties including appointing the members and leadership of Texas Senate committees and communicating with all state legislators and Texas congressional members on key legislative topics. Legislative files, 2005-2006, consist of correspondence between the Office of Lieutenant Governor during David Dewhurst's term and Texas Senate staff, state legislators and Texas congressional members. Communications concern senate committee appointments, charges, and reports; legislative matters regarding state agencies; events and issues in the state that may require legislative action; and invitations to events. Three copies of a color portrait photograph of Dewhurst appear in a folder for him within the Texas Senate group. For further correspondence with Texas legislators and congressional members, see the series Constituent Services correspondence.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in three groups: Texas Senate, Texas House of Representatives, and U.S. Congress, with folders within each group in alphabetical order by last name.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative files, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/039
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Senate on October 31, 2014.
Restrictions on Access
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323, David Dewhurst closed public access to communications between himself and citizens/residents of the State of Texas and with the Texas Legislative Council until January 1, 2019.
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); confidentiality of certain e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); and common law privacy (Texas 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by Archives staff when reviewing photographic materials.
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2015/039-10 Texas Senate, 2005-2006
Alexander, Mardi (Engrossing and Enrolling clerk), 2005
Senate Publication and Printing, 2005
Spaw, Patsy (Secretary of the Senate), 2005
Armbrister, Kenneth, 2004-2005
Averitt, Kip, 2005-2006
Barrientos, Gonzalo, 2005-2006
Brimer, Kim, 2006
Carona, John, 2005-2006
Deuell, Robert, 2005
Dewhurst, David (Lieutenant Governor), 2005-2006
[includes 3 copies of a color portrait photo of Dewhurst]
Duncan, Robert L., 2006
Ellis, Rodney, 2005-2006
Eltife, Kevin P., 2005-2006
Estes, Craig, 2005-2006
Fraser, Troy, 2005-2006
Gallegos, Mario, 2005
Hinojosa, Juan Chuy, 2005-2006
Janek, Kyle, 2005-2006
Lindsay, John, 2005-2006
Lucio, Eddie, 2005-2006
Madla, Frank, 2005-2006
Nelson, Jane, 2005-2006
Ogden, Steve, 2005
Seliger, Kel, 2005-2006
Shapiro, Florence, 2005-2006
Shapleigh, Eliot, 2005-2006
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2015/039-11 Staples, Todd, 2005-2006
Uresti, Carlos I., 2006
Van de Putte, Leticia, 2005-2007
Wentworth, Jeff, 2006
West, Royce, 2005-2006
Whitmire, John, 2005-2006
Williams, Tommy, 2005-2006
Zaffirini, Judith, 2005-2006
Texas House of Representatives, 2005-2006
Allen, Alma A., 2005
Alonzo, Roberto R., 2005-2006
Anchia, Rafael, 2005
Anderson, Charles "Doc," 2005
Baxter, Todd, 2005
Blake, Roy, Jr., 2005-2006
Branch, Dan, 2006
Brown, Betty, 2005
Casteel, Carter, 2006
Chavez, Norma, 2006
Chisum, Warren, 2005-2006
Cook, Byron, 2005
Corte, Valerie Ryder, 2006
Craddick, Tom Russell, 2005-2006
Davis, John E., 2005-2006
Dawson, Glenda, 2006
Delisi, Dianne White, 2005-2006
Denny, Mary, 2005-2006
Driver, Joe, 2005-2006
Dunnam, Jim, 2006
Eiland, Craig, 2005-2006
Escobar, Juan M., 2005
Flynn, Dan, 2005
Gallego, Pete P., 2006
Guillen, Ryan, 2006
Haggerty, Pat B., 2006
Hegar, Glenn, 2006
Hernandez, Ana E., 2006
Hill, Fred, 2005-2006
Homer, Mark, 2005-2006
Hope, Ruben, W., 2005
Hopson, Chuck, 2005-2006
Howard, Charlie, 2005
Hunter, Bob, 2005-2006
Hupp, Suzanna Gratia, 2005
Keffer, James Lloyd, 2004
[folder and wallet]
Kolkhorst, Lois W., 2006
Krusee, Mike, 2005
Kuempel, Edmund P., 2006
Luna, Vilma, 2006
Madden, Jerry, 2005
McCall, Brian, 2005-2006
McClendon, Ruth Jones, 2005
Menendez, José, 2005-2006
Miller, Sid, 2005
Naishtat, Elliott, 2005-2006
Oliviera, René O., 2005
Olivo, Dora F., 2006
Orr, Rob, 2005
Pickett, Joseph "Joe" C., 2005
Pitts, Jim, 2005-2006
Reyna, Elvira, 2005-2006
Rodriguez, Eddie, 2005
Rose, Patrick M., 2005
Seaman, Gene, 2005-2006
Solomons, Burt R., 2005-2006
Smith, Wayne, 2006
Talton, Robert E., 2006
Truitt, Vicki, 2005-2006
Turner, Sylvester, 2005-2006
Uresti, Carlos I., 2005-2006
Van Arsdale, Corbin, 2005-2006
West, G.E. "Buddy," 2005-2006
Wong, Martha, 2005-2006
Zedler, William "Bill"
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U.S. Congress, 2005-2006
Alexander, Lamar (Senator), 2005
Brady, Kevin (Representative), 2005
Cuellar, Henry R. (Representative), 2006
Culberson, John (Representative), 2005
DeLay, Tom (Representative), 2005
Granger, Kay (Representative), 2005-2006
Hensarling, Jeb (Representative), 2006
Johnson, Eddie Bernice (Representative), 2006
Ortiz, Solomon P. (Representative), 2006
Poe, Ted (Representative), 2005