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Communications Office

The agency's Communications Office issues news releases, publications, website content, social media, and more. Members of the media are welcome to contact the Communications Officer about the latest news.

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News

2015

William Barret Travis "Victory or Death Letter" Now on Display
February 23, 2015
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One day into the bombardment of the Alamo, the 26-year-old commander of the makeshift fortress, William Barret Travis,...

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Texas State Library and Archives Commission Debuts New Exhibit: Texans' Struggle for Freedom and Equality
February 4, 2015
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In less than 200 years Texas has evolved from a fledging republic to one of the most powerful states in the Union....

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Sam Houston Center Re-Opens Following Renovations
January 15, 2015
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The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center has re-opened following a series of renovations made to...

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Texas State Archives to Receive Records of Outgoing Governor Rick Perry
January 13, 2015
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The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) announced today that it will acquire the records of outgoing...

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Texas State Archives to Provide Online Access to Texas Senate Recordings
January 12, 2015
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The Texas State Library and Archives announces the culmination of a digitization project that expands access to the...

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2014

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Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center to Close Temporarily for Renovations
October 22, 2014
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The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center will be closed for renovations from November 3, 2014 through...

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Austin area librarians get a hands on look at 10,000 Legos to be distributed to Nine area libraries.
TSLAC Pairs with Lego and ALSC to Create Junior Maker Spaces
October 14, 2014
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The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is partnering with the Association for Library Service to Children (...

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Texas In Focus: Early Photographs from the State Archives
October 7, 2014
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    Texas In Focus: Early Photographs from the State Archives    There is an almost magical quality...

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Texas to Receive Full Award of Federal Library Funds
October 2, 2014
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The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has won its appeal to keep its full allotment of federal funds awarded...

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Peter Rogers, Artist of Iconic Texas Mural, to Speak at State Library and Archives
July 17, 2014
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Peter Rogers, the artist of “Texas Moves Toward Statehood,” a dramatic mural of Texas history that has been...

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