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The Texas Public Information Act which was formerly known as the Open Records Act is in chapter 552 of the Government Code. It allows you access to government records without having to explain why you want the records. All government information is presumed to be available to the public with some exceptions outlined in the law. Chapter 551 of the Government Code is the Open Meetings Act which except for authorized executive sessions provides that the meetings of governmental bodies must be open to the public. Texas is the second largest state in the union in both size and population. It became the 28th state to join the union in 1845. There are 254 counties and 1215 incorporated cites. Austin is the capital though Houston is the largest city. Texas is known as the Lone Star State because of the design on its state flag. Millions of people visit the site of the of the Alamo in San Antonio and 'Remember the Alamo' has come to stand for courage and sacrifice in fighting for liberty. The Texas County Appraisal Districts make it easy to lookup property values in the state. This site allows you to find current public records for Texas quickly and easily. Request criminal records from the Department of Public Safety. Learn about the education and background history of the people of Texas. Check out the census data on the housing and real estate markets and take a look at the income and earnings numbers for the residents of Texas. To get an idea of the business environment of Texas, study the information on firms and companies in the state. Find out how to look at vital records and how to order birth, death, marriage and divorce verification letters. Get a feel for the individual county governments and departments and then link to the city websites to find community information and local attractions. Search online for court cases and records and to learn about the Texas judicial system. Review constantly changing headlines and crime reports for the state of Texas. It is a good idea to check this site often as new sources are added on a regular basis.

Texas Latest Crime Report
Total Violent Crime:106,476
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:1,144
Forcible Rape:7,711
Robbery:30,382
Aggravated Assault:67,239
Total Property Crime:876,059
Burglary:204,810
Larceny Theft:606,253
Motor Vehicle Theft:64,996
Texas Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the state in 2010 25,145,561
Estimate of the state's total residency as of April 1, 200020,851,818
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 201021%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20104,293,741
April 1, 2000 complete count of statewide resident population20,851,820
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age2,073,513
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age8%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age6,895,969
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 28%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older10%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older2,539,215
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents50%
State's white resident population recorded in 201017,701,552
State's black resident population recorded in 20102,979,598
State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 2010170,972
State's Asian resident population recorded in 2010964,596
State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 201021,656
Statewide 2010 resident population of two or more races679,001
Statewide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin9,460,921
Non Hispanic white resident population in 201011,397,345
Statewide percentage of white residents in 201070%
Statewide percentage of black residents in 201012%
Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20101%
Statewide percentage of Asian residents in 20104%
Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Statewide percentage of Two or more races in 20103%
Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 201038%
Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201045%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Texas
Births 2007407,625
Deaths 2007160,548
Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less in 20072,564
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200981%

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Texas Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the state from 2005 to 200916%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 200934%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200979%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200925%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 20091,621,077

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Texas
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-2009 25 Min
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 20099,724,220
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 20091,566,653
Housing unit estimates - percentage change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 200919%
Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 65%
Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009$118,900
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200924%
Total number of households between 2005-20098,269,046
Average size of households between 2005-20093

Texas Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $24,318
2009 statewide income of median households in Texas$48,286
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200917%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$884,191
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$37,083
Labor force of civilian workers in 200911,930,847
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 2009910,621
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 8%
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 14,157,309
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 1,912,610
People employed by the government in 2007 1,888,294
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 2007726,340,468
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200751,305
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 522,336
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 9,231,955
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 15%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 1,835,870
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 200742,054,592

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Texas
Total number of firms located in the state for the year 20072,165,252
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20077%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20075%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 200721%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200728%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 593,541,502
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 2007424,238,194
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 311,334,781
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 13,061

Land Valuation

Property value and Texas territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 84,440
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 12,542,032
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms130,398,753
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year210,004,633
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year8,633
Size in square miles of land as of 2000261,797
Population per square mile in the year 201096
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Texas Arrest Records
Published current arrests including charges including information provided by law enforcement and news
FELONY DISPOSITIONS: Aug. 6, 2013
The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed.
August 06 2013 -
Source: http://www.oaoa.com/news/crime_justice/felony_dispositions/article_04ae17ac-fe1a-11e2-8088-001a4bcf6878.html

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FELONY DISPOSITIONS: July 31, 2013
The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed.
July 31 2013 -
Source: http://www.oaoa.com/news/crime_justice/felony_dispositions/article_4a5eb830-fa3a-11e2-a68c-0019bb30f31a.html

FELONY DISPOSITIONS: July 19, 2013
The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed.
July 19 2013 -
Source: http://www.oaoa.com/news/crime_justice/felony_dispositions/article_c7648d6e-efef-11e2-a677-001a4bcf6878.html

FELONY DISPOSITIONS: July 16, 2013
The following is a list of felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Listed attorneys do not necessarily represent who was involved when the case was disposed.
July 16 2013 -
Source: http://www.oaoa.com/news/crime_justice/felony_dispositions/article_a1221f82-ee6d-11e2-a216-001a4bcf6878.html

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Texas Most Wanted
View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs
Larry Franklin Becker

Jessie Will Harrell

Tracy Marie Herder

Virgil Albert Maynard

Timothy Ray Patterson

Anderson Mart Vandyke

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Texas Recent Court filings
Recent divorce records, court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.
7:13-cr-00393-2 USA v. Garza-Alanis et al

14-43723-dml11 Lorenzo Slater Chapa

4:14-cv-00695 Wieland et al v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association

4:13-cr-00129-2 USA v. Maclaskey et al

7:14-cr-00195-1 USA v. Rodriguez-Pena

4:13-cv-01897 Gallo v. Stephens

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Texas Missing Children
Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions
Missing: KAYLA COCHRAN (TX)
November 19 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Missing: DESIREE CARROLL (TX)
November 19 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Missing: SIERRA MURPHY (TX)
November 18 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Missing: OLIVIA GILLESPIE (TX)
November 18 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Missing: JESSICA HARLOW (TX)
November 15 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

Missing: WHITNEY SURRETT (TX)
November 14 2014
Source: http://www.missingkids.com

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Texas Recent Criminal Activities
Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity
Other on 4XX BUTTERCUP CREEK BLVD, Cedar Park, TX (via spotcrime.com)

Arrest on 21XX PARKSVILLE WAY, Cedar Park, TX (via spotcrime.com)
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED. Arrest
Happening November 22 2014
Source: http://spotcrime.com/crime-report/57222642/arrest+on+21xx+parksville+way%2C+cedar+park%2C+tx

Other on 11XX OLD MILL RD, Cedar Park, TX (via spotcrime.com)

Arrest on 4400 BLOCK OF MUSTANG RD, Alvin, 77511, TX (via spotcrime.com)

Arrest on 300 BLOCK OF S OHIO AVE, La Porte, 77571, TX (via spotcrime.com)

Arrest on NEXT TO RIVERCREST VD, Angelina County, TX (via spotcrime.com)
Arrest Warrant Service. Arrest / Warrant Service
Happening November 22 2014
Source: http://spotcrime.com/crime-report/57252139/arrest+on+next+to+rivercrest+vd%2C+angelina+county%2C+tx

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Texas Missing People
Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources
MISSING: Andrew Sprinkle – Brevard, NC (11/15/14)

FOUND DECEASED: Kevin Carr, Jr. – Toledo, OH (09-10-14)

FOUND SAFE: Oscar Oliver – Missouri City, TX (11/9/14)

MISSING: Chelsea Bruck – Monroe County, MI (10-25-14)

MISSING: Kevin Carr, Jr. – Toledo, OH (09-10-14)

FOUND DECEASED: Beverly Carter – Scott, Arkansas (9/25/14)

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Texas Public Records: Latest Questions and Answers
Q: Verify your Texas criminal record search
by OpenPublicRecords
A:There are many of us which are not absolutely sure of what records show up in our background. Are citations showing, details of severe infractions such as DUI or reckless driving. Which court records show up? The more a person thinks about it, the less they are sure of what may appear.

It isn’t hard to search your own records, many of us do to check before applying for employment. Some need to clear their records or eliminate erroneous entries. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers a public criminal database for public use. It is low cost at only $3 per credit, which is the cost for one name search. The fee can add up if you need to search for additional names, regardless whether of the same person or not. What the DPS also offers is a list of employers which have ordered their criminal history checks. The list includes small as well as larger firms. Looking at the companies which are listed, one can't help but notice that some of the names are data providers, retail and wholesale. Some of the largest names in data collection and providers are listed having purchased reports from the DPS. These companies are the source of information for multitude of other companies.

Once the record is out, it's out there and DPS no longer has control. They also do not have control over the interpretation of such records. However, reputable firms update their data often to reflect expungements or corrections that were recently made. www.open-public-records.com/texas_public_records.htm lists this service under Texas Criminal Records: Felony and misdemeanor cases which goes to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) public criminal database.

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Q: percentage of persons with criminal record in southern Hunt County TX 75474
by June
A:The amount of crime in a certain area can be seen with crime maps and past statistics that are easy to find. The number of persons with a criminal record may not be an accurate count how a neighborhood is crime ridden as people move.
by ted slovic

Q: What is the statute of limitations on bounced checks in Texas?
by Barbara McCurry
A:The Texas statutes are freely available online for anyone to look up. There's a query page that allows you to search by key terms. It may be frustrating, but once the right terms are used, the work is mostly done. Helps tremendously if familiar with the right terminology such as 'instrument' or if it is considered forgery or fraud or whatever the right term which needs to be used.
by nathan gale

Q: Who is the national dealers association?
by eli martin
A:Texas claims to be pro business, but have been resisting sales of Tesla’s cars in their state. Texas! Pro business?? Only if their special interest groups approve, and their supported legislatures.
by ed reeves
A:This is a typical bully tactic from a special interest group. Who are they to claim themselves as a consumer protection advocate? Since when is National Automobile Dealers Association concerned with consumer protections? Is that they usually do, or are they for the interest of dealers which pay dues. Without these dues, they would probably not exist, so they will go after anyone, regardless of right or wrong, as long as they maintain their influence with legislatures.
by david albon
A:This is a typical bully tactic from a special interest group. Who are they to claim themselves as a consumer protection advocate? Since when is National Automobile Dealers Association concerned with consumer protections? Is that they usually do, or are they for the interest of dealers which pay dues. Without these dues, they would probably not exist, so they will go after anyone, regardless of right or wrong, as long as they maintain their influence with legislatures.
by david albon
A:The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) is claiming that they’re protecting the consumer by having dealerships sell Tesla autos. Since when did dealers protect the consumer? Would like to hear from anyone which has experienced a time where a dealer came to protect their customers and from what? Is this even a valid claim?
by CAdreamer
A:If you're wondering who special interest groups are and what they do, this is a great story to model after. Power over the legislation from a special interest group versus an entrepreneur. Many special interest groups are not for open and free markets, only to give an advantage to the ones they represent.
by alice nardon
A:It’s actually the “National Automobile Dealers Association”. They represent the interests of automobile dealers, a special interest group. They are lobbies for the dealers that have been trying to stifle Elon Musk’s efforts to sell his Tesla automobiles in states where their dealers are complaining. According to published reports, dealers have spent over $86 billion in nine years on state elections and almost $54 billion in federal elections. Texas, Arizona and New Jersey are still keeping Tesla automobiles from being sold in their state.
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by MARK HAYNES
A:The Hays County Appraisal District's website has a free access online database open to the public. You can conduct a search with just a name of the owner or address and see the legal description of the property, values and more.
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