About Texas

Business and Economics| Cities and Counties | Doing a Report on Texas | Education | Federal Government Information | Flags and Symbols | Geography | Government | History | Holidays | Laws and Regulations | Maps | Media | Newspapers | Officials and Notable Texans | Parks | Population | State Agency Publications 

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Business and Economics

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Cities and Counties

Doing a Report on Texas

  • Handbook of Texas Online
    Encyclopedia of Texas information! Articles on people, places, events and trends in Texas history
  • TravelTex
    Travel information, Texas electronic postcards, screensavers and the Texas State Travel Guide
  • Texas economy
    All about the Texas economy
  • Texas Legislature Online
    Learn how Texas Government works! Look here for information on laws, the Constitution and members of the Legislature
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife
    Information about animals, plants, fishing, hunting, boating and state parks
  • Office of the Governor
    Learn about the Governor's duties and activities by visiting his Web site. Request a "Texas Packet" for students and teachers using the Governor's e-mail contact form
  • Texas Almanac
    Includes demographic, astronomical, weather, and government data. Almost everything you need for a Texas report
  • Texas Beyond History
    Showcases information and images about the cultural heritage of Texas
  • Texas Heritage Online
    Provides unified online access to Texas' historical documents and images for use by teachers, students, historians, genealogists, and other researchers.
  • Texas Independence
    Become immersed in the story of Texas Independence at this interactive site
  • The Internet Public Library - Citing Electronic Resources
    Learn the correct format for documenting the resources you find on the World Wide Web
  • Vertical File Index
    List of clipping files available at the State Library
  • Ask a reference question
    If you have questions after visiting these sites, please contact the reference desk of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The desk is staffed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you need immediate assistance during those hours, you can contact us by telephone at 512-463-5455


Federal Government Information

  • Federal Government Information
    Federal Depository LogoAs a federal depository library, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission receives all documents and publications distributed by the Depository Library Program of the U.S. Government Printing Office. This collection contains more than 1.5 million items.

Flags and Symbols

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  • Election information
    Information on past and upcoming elections, voter registration and election laws
  • Office of the Governor
    The Governor's Web site
  • Supreme Court of Texas
    Composed of the Chief Justice and eight Justices, the Supreme Court of Texas is the court of last resort for civil matters in the State of Texas. The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society is dedicated to the collection and preservation of information, papers, photographs, and significant artifacts relating to the Supreme Court and the appellate courts of Texas
  • Texas Courts Online
    Access an overview of the court system, the Texas Judicial Directory and court links
  • Texas Legislature Online
    All about the Texas Legislature, including links to information on members, recent legislation and how a bill becomes a law
  • Texas state agency links
    Links to state agency Web sites

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Laws and Regulations



  • Television
    Links to Web sites for Texas television stations
  • Radio
    Links to radio station Web sites


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Officials and Notable Texans



  • Cities
    City population figures, arranged by size and by name
  • Counties
    County population estimates, by size and by name
  • State and national
    Population statistics from Texas and the United States, from 1850 to the present

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State Agency Publications

  • Online Catalog
    Search our online catalog to see if the publication you are seeking is owned by our library and then contact us to determine availability
  • Texas State Publications Depository Program
    Program collects state agency documents and distributes them to libraries across the state
    Texas Records and Information Locator
Page last modified: July 30, 2018