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Port Arthur Independent School District | Tax Assessor-Collector

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Explanatory Notes About the Records Series


County records series listed below are available for viewing and research purposes at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center.

City of Beaumont
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Annual Report

1986

1

0.1

Bond Transcript Files

1898-1949

 

1

City Budget

1979-1980

1

0.1

Minutes of the Board of Alderman

1860-1861

1

0.1

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Bevil Oaks Municipal Utility District
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Annual Financial Report

1979-1990

 

0.25

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Court of Appeals, Ninth District
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Civil Case Papers (selected)

1915-1924

 

.52.00

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City of Griffing Park
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Budgets

1970; 1976-82

 

0.2

Deeds

1953

 

0.1

Financial and Audit Reports

1930-31; 1933; 1959-60

 

0.25

Minutes of the City Council

1930-1983

 

1.2

Ordinances

1933-1983

 

0.2

Petitions

1982

 

0.1

Proclamation

1982

 

0.1

Resolutions

1933 . . . 1983

 

0.1

Subject Files

1938 . . . 1977

 

0.25

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Jefferson County - County Attorney
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Opinions Requested by County Officials

1936; 1944; 1946

 

0.1

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Jefferson County - County Auditor
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Finance Ledger

1880-1915

4

0.9

Payroll Record

1916-30; 1964-69

13

3

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Jefferson County - County Clerk
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Acknowledgment Record

1886-1962

25

1.3

Agricultural Experiment Farm and Station, Records of

1918 . . . 1956

 

0.35

Alien Ownership Record

1922-39

1

0.1

American Red Cross Records

1923-1940

 

0.1

Animals Killed on Railway Right-of-Way

1915 . . . 1950

 

0.1

Automobile Register

1907-13; 1916-17

5

0.7

Beaumont, City Financial Report

1965-1966

1

0.1

Beaumont Debating Society, Proceedings of

1853-1854

1

0.1

Beaumont's Board of Alderman, Minutes of

1860-1861

1

0.1

Bill of Sale Record, Livestock

1866; 1937

 

0.1

Bond Register

1892-1895

1

0.15

Bond Transcript Files

1890-1949

 

1

Brand, Certificate of

1849; 1879; 1881

 

0.1

Brands Record, Transfer of

1861 . . . 1954

 

0.1

Brock, Affidavit of A. B.

1896

1

0.1

Census of Jefferson County, Texas

1870; 1880

 

0.1

Chattel Mortgage Record

1880-1939

127

47.3

Chattel Mortgage Record, Index

1900 . . . 1963

39

11.75

Chattel Mortgages Attached to Realty

1917-1963

2

0.6

Chattel Mortgages Attached to Realty, Index to

1963

2

0.9

City Budgets

1940-63; 1967-68

19

1.33

City Charters

1945; 1947

2

0.1

Civilian Defense Record

1941-1943

 

0.1

Commissioner's Court Docket

1883-1891

1

0.2

Commissioner's Court Minutes

1838-1845

3

0.15

Commissioner's Precinct, Valuations of

1914; 1920; 1923

3

0.21

Convict Labor Record

1904-1908

1

0.1

Corporation Reports

1907 . . . 1944

1

0.3

County Audits

1909 . . . 1961

16

1

County Budgets

1938-63; 1985-89

30

1.2

Deed Record

1891-1892

1

0.3

Deed Record, Index to

1836-1888

4

0.3

Deeds (selected)

1839 . . . 1939

 

1

Delinquent or Insolvent Taxpayers List

1929-31; 1934

4

0.1

Delinquent Tax Deed Record

1876-1895

6

0.1

Delinquent Tax Record

1885-1938

23

3.25

Delinquent Tax Record, Index to

1885-1938

2

0.1

Dental Certificate of D. C. Hill

1897

 

0.1

Deputations Record

1888-1914

1

0.3

Deputations Record, Index to

1888-1914

1

0.1

E. W. L. & Co. Journal

1890-1892

1

0.3

Easement and Right of Way Deeds

1885-1904

1

0.15

Election or Voting Precincts, List of

1919-23; 1956; 1964-65; 1967; 1971

 

0.2

Election Returns

1934-1967

 

2

Equalization Board Minutes

1908-1920

2

0.6

Estray Record

1933; 1942; 1947; 1978

 

0.1

Explosives License, Applications for.

1917-1919

 

0.75

Hill, Fred: Notebook of County Clerk

1956-1968

1

0.2

Instruments Filed For Record, Register of

1846-1858

3

0.3

Insurance Policies Record

1917-1932

1

0.3

Jury Time Book

1891-1928

2

0.2

Justice and Election Precincts and Stock Law Districts, Record of

1876-1907

1

0.2

Land Commissioner's Papers, Board of

1835; 1838-40; 1848

 

0.5

Lands Record, Classification and Appraisement Records

1892-1940

2

0.15

Lands Redeemed for the State, Report of

1926 . . . 1938

10

0.3

Ledger

1883-1909

6

0.6

Limited Partnership Record

1929; 1939-44; 1947-55

 

0.2

Liquor and Malt Dealer's Judgement Record

1893-1918

9

1.3

Log Brands

1879-1925

1

0.1

Marks and Brands Record

1838-1882

3

0.3

Mosquito Control Commission Records

1949 . . . 1960

 

0.1

Muster Roll of Reserve Militia

1870

 

0.1

Naval Base Records

1941-1947

 

0.1

Navigation District Annual Reports

1911-1915

 

0.1

Navigation District Board Records

1909 . . . 1964

 

0.2

Occupational Tax Register

1841-60; 1879-1902

5

0.4

Official Bond Record

1846-1969

17

3.75

Old Alcalde Oil Company Records

1901-1905

4

0.3

Political Parties Records

1960

 

0.15

Poll Tax Payers Lists

1896; 1905; 1908-11; 1918-20

113

0.7

Poll Tax Receipts Record

1904-1905

10

1

Poll Tax Rolls, Supplemental

1903; 1923 . . . 38

10

0.3

Power of Attorney Record

1838-1840

1

0.1

Preemption Claims, Record of

1855-1873

1

0.1

Probate Claim Docket

1879-1921

1

0.2

Public Works Project, Specifications for

1930-36; 1949-50

 

1

Road Minutes

1883-1911

1

0.25

Road Records

1884-1908

1

1.2

Scalp Bounty Records

1913-1916

1

0.15

Tax Assessment List of Errors

1926-1938

9

0.3

Tax Assessor-Collector's Financial Record

1882-1886

1

0.1

Tax Rolls

1848-49; 1852-74; 1876-79; 1902-04; 1928-37

 

3.9

Texas Old Age Assistance Record

1936-1939

1

0.25

Tuberculosis Hospital Records

1923 . . . 1957

 

1

Voter Lists

1902; 1906; 1916

20

0.1

Voter Registrars, Returns of

1940

 

0.1

Wine and Beer License Docket

1933-37

2

0.8

Women Voters, Registration Record of

1917

5

0.1

Wood Sale Report

1940-1941

 

0.1

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Jefferson County - School Superintendent
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Account Books

1880-95; 1897-1903; 1916-54

12

2.25

Attendance Officer's Record

1919-26

1

0.2

Budget and Budget Amendments

1932-35; 1946-58

 

0.5

County School Board Minutes

1911-1978

6

0.75

County Superintendent's School Record

1910-16; 1918-26

7

1

Jefferson County Institute, Minutes of the

1914-1926

1

0.1

Payroll Record Book

1937-1944

1

0.3

Scholastic Census, Census Forms

1877-80; 1882; 1892-93; 1918-70

 

97

Scholastic Census, Summary of Rolls

1891-95; 1956-63; 1965-70

 

6

School District Records, Subject Files

1878 . . . 1978

3

1.4

School Fund Account Report

1889-1907; 1912

 

0.2

Tax Appraisals, Real Property, French ISD

1926

1

0.1

Teacher's Certificate Record

1905-16; 1941-75

2

0.35

Teacher's Monthly Report

1916-17; 1919-24

 

0.5

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Jefferson County - County Sheriff
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Annual Reports

1971-72; 1974; 1977-87; 1989-91

17

0.4

Publications

1952; 1973, 1975; 1976

 

0.5

Subject Files

1952 . . . 1956

 

1.5

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Jefferson County - County Surveyor
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Survey Record

1845-1896

1

0.2

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Jefferson County - County Treasurer
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Bonds (selected)

1924 . . . 1948

 

0.1

Claim Register

1879-1959

30

7.25

Treasurer's General Account Book

1870-1896

2

0.3

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Jefferson County - District Attorney
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Opinions Requested by County Officials

1949 . . . 1973

 

0.5

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Jefferson County - District Clerk
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Civil Case Papers

1845-1974

 

105

Civil Depositions (selected)

1976 . . . 1983

 

12?

Civil Minutes, 58th District Court

1852-1854

1

0.2

Civil Minutes, 58th District Court, Index to

1844-1895

2

0.25

Civil Docket, Non Jury

1893-1903

1

0.2

Criminal Case Papers

1841-1920; 1921 . . . 1964 (selected)

 

15

Criminal Minutes

1891-51, 1962-65

28

9

Criminal Minutes, 136th Dist. Court

1961-63

1

0.25

Criminal Minutes of Judgements, Not Guilty, 60th Dist. Court

1904; 1912

 

0.1

Criminal Minutes of Judgements, Plead Guilty, 136th Dist. Court

1962

 

0.1

Criminal Minutes, Probations, 136th Dist. Court

1962

 

0.1

Criminal, Record of Indictments

1929-1932

1

0.2

Divorce Depositions (selected)

1969 . . . 1978

 

0.75

Equitable Land and Oil Company Minutes

1901-1902

1

0.1

Judgement of Contempt of Court, Minutes of

1951-56; 1962-65

2

0.5

Justice of the Peace, Examining Trial Case Papers

1970-1978

 

16

Justice of the Peace Inquest Proceedings

1969-1976

 

 

Medical Register

1895-1970

6

2

Naturalization, Declaration of Intent

1894-1906

1

0.25

Naturalization, Petition of

1898; 1904-06

 

0.1

Naturalization Record

1903-1906

1

0.2

Naturalization, Record of Declaration

1898-1912

1

0.2

Naturalization Records, Index to

 

1

0.2

Recognizance Minutes

1903-1965

2

0.25

Veterinary Record

1911-1955

1

0.15

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Jefferson County - Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1-1
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Acknowledgment Record

1874

1

0.1

Auditor's Reports on JP-Pct. 1-1

1976, 1978

 

0.3

Civil and Criminal Docket

1874-1876

1

0.1

Civil Case Papers

1915-1920

 

 

Civil Docket

1842-45; 1855-64; 1876-97; 1901-10; 1912; 1914-63

113

37

Civil Docket, Index to

1884-1912

3

1

Criminal Docket, Index to

1885-1909

1

0.2

Criminal Docket

1885-94; 1897-1920

 

 

Examining Trial Docket

1895-1963

44

12

Execution Docket

1879-1918; 1925-26

9

3

Inquest Record

1893-99; 1903-56

26

9.75

Personal Journal of the Justice of the Peace

1862-1863

1

0.1

Small Claims Docket

1953-1963

10

3

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Jefferson County - Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1-2
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Civil Docket

1922-23; 1925-62

87

29

Criminal Docket

1917-1921

 

3

Examining Trial Docket

1925-49; 1952-63

26

8.6

Inquest Record

1925-49; 1956-62

9

3

Small Claims Docket

1953-1963

13

4

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Jefferson County - Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Inquest Record

1904; 1922; 1926-34

 

0.9

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Jefferson County - Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Birth Record

1928-1950

1

0.2

Death Record

1928-1960

1

0.2

Inquest Record

1926; 1928-31

 

0.1

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Jefferson County - Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Civil Docket

1908-09; 1913

 

0.1

Criminal Docket

1907-1914

1

0.25

Inquest Record

1931-1932

 

0.1

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Jefferson County - Justice of the Peace, Pct. 5
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Civil Docket

1929-38; 1940

2

0.1

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Jefferson County - Justice of the Peace, Pct. 6
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Civil Docket

1908-14; 1928-32; 1934-57

4

1.25

Criminal Docket

1908-1915

1

0.2

Inquest Record

1907; 1911; 1928

 

0.2

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Jefferson County - Justice of the Peace, Pct. 7
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Examining Trial Docket

1931-1964

1

0.3

Inquest Record

1928-30; 1932-57

1

0.4

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City of Lakeview
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Audit Reports

1941-1977

 

0.4

Contracts

1950-51; 1953-55; 1963; 1972; 1977

 

0.1

Minutes, Advisory Council

1977-1982

 

0.25

Minutes of the City Council

1938-1977

 

0.5

Newspaper Clippings

1973; 1976-79

 

0.1

Notices of Publication

1954-56; 1958; 1963; 1966; 1977

 

0.1

Orders

1953

 

0.1

Ordinances

1939-1977

 

0.75

Ordinances, Index to

1939-1977

 

0.15

Proclamations

1963; 1966; 1968; 1970; 1972; 1974

 

0.1

Resolutions

1938; 1942-43; 1946-63; 1965-67; 1969-77

 

0.1

Subject Files

1938 . . . 1977

 

0.25

Tax Assessor's Abstract Books

1956-1978

 

0.75

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City of Pear Ridge
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Contracts

1952; 1960-65

 

0.1

Correspondence

1960-61; 1964

 

0.1

Minutes of the City Council

1935-44; 1947-65; 1967-69

 

1.6

Newspaper Clippings

1960-61; 1964

 

0.1

Notices of Publication

1960-1962

 

0.1

Ordinances

1958-60; 1962; 1974-77

 

0.2

Reports

1960

 

0.1

Resolutions

1959-1963

 

0.1

Subject Files

1960; 1962; 1974-77

 

0.1

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City of Port Arthur
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Annual Budgets

1948-49; 1951-52; 1964-66; 1968-69

5

0.3

Audit Reports

1965-1966

1

0.1

Baseball Club Records, Port Arthur

1940-1942

1

0.25

Bond Administrative Files

1912 . . . 1950

 

1

Bond Register

1900-1920

1

0.25

Bond Transcript Files

1901-1949

 

1

Building Permit Record

1927-1936

1

0.25

Calendar & Annual Report, Official City

1988

1

0.1

Capitol Improvement Report

1955

1

0.1

City Charter

1955; 1961; 1975; 1986

4

0.1

City Planning Studies and Reports

1940 . . . 1965

5

0.2

Civil Defense Files

1942-1946

 

2

Engineering, Aerial Photographs

1966, 1973

1

2

Engineering, Job Estimates , Construction Project Files

1912 . . . 1986

 

38

Engineering, Maps, Plats, Site Plans

1941 . . . 1984

 

16.5

Engineering, Planning Studies and Reports

1931 . . . 1986

 

6

General Ledgers

1898-1901; 1910-16; 1925-36

8

2.5

News Reports, Audio Cassette Tapes

1980-1991

 

1

Newspaper Clippings

1977-1989

 

4

Ordinances, Publication

1927

1

0.1

Ordinances, Refuse Code, Publication

1957

1

0.1

Payroll Registers

1936-41; 1945-50; 1952-53.

7

2

Photographs, City Secretary

1930's . . . 1969

 

0.5

Pleasure Pier Bridge Log Books

1942-1968

 

8

Pleasure Pier Company Stock Ledgers

1911-1914

2

0.5

Publications

1910 . . . 1991

 

12

Publications, Monthly Activity Reports

1966-1980

15

3.5

Scrapbooks, City Manager

1960-66; 1971-84

24

7

Scrapbooks, Mayor

1984-1989

 

4

Subject Files, City Manager

1951-1983

 

40

Subject Files, City Secretary

1912 . . . 1990

 

4.5

Subject Files, Mayor

1911 . . . 1949

 

4

Tax Assessor's Abstract Books

1935-49; 1951-52.

13

4.5

Tax Roll, Special Improvement District #1

1912-1934

2

0.5

Tax Rolls

1898-1904; 1906-19; 1925-26; 1928; 1931-33

15

6

Texas-Louisiana Boundary Litigation Case Files

1961-1977

 

2.5

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Port Arthur Independent School District
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Scholastic Census, Consolidated

1914-56; 1963-64; 1968

 

8

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Jefferson County - Tax Assessor-Collector
Record Series Dates No. of Vols. Cu. Ft.

Assessor's Abstracts

1918-1962

 

4.5

Map and Plat Record

1889-1948

2

1

Maps and Plats, Blueprints

1887 . . . 1980

 

11

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