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About Texas Open Public Record

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.
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Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Texas Latest Criminal Filings

  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Texas
    Case Number:2:20-cv-00262
    Party Name:
    Valdez v. United States of America Do not docket in this case. File only in 2:16-cr-00800.
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Western District of Texas
    Case Number:5:20-cr-00325-2
    Party Name:
    USA v. Funari, et al
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. Criminal Court Records for the Southern District of Texas
    Case Number:5:20-cr-01655-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Yessy George Alberto Contreras
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    Case Number:2:20-mj-01602-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Ramirez Do not docket in Magistrate Case - Case merged into Criminal Case 2:20-cr-01059
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    Case Number:2:20-mj-01638-1
    Party Name:
    USA v. Broome Do not docket in Magistrate Case - Case merged into Criminal Case 2:20-cr-01057
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts

Texas Latest Civil Filings

  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Eastern District of Texas
    Case Number:6:20-cv-00567
    Party Name:
    SHAFER-ISAAC v. C. R. BARD, INC. et al
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Western District of Texas
    Case Number:5:20-cv-01269
    Party Name:
    Castillo v. ISEC Incorporated
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Southern District of Texas
    Case Number:4:20-cv-03656
    Party Name:
    Nationwide Capital Funding, Inc. v. Johnson Controls Fire Protection, LP
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Eastern District of Texas
    Case Number:4:20-cv-00836
    Party Name:
    Brison v. Commissioner, SSA
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. Civil Court Records for the Eastern District of Texas
    Case Number:2:20-cv-00338
    Party Name:
    Unicorn Energy GmbH v. Tesla, Inc.
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts

Texas Latest bankruptcy filings

  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Northern District of Texas
    Case Number:20-43292-elm13
    Party Name:
    Fernando Lucero, Jr. and Carol Spelzini Lucero
    Date Published:October 27, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Northern District of Texas
    Case Number:20-43295-13
    Party Name:
    Tomekia Lashon Moore
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Eastern District of Texas
    Case Number:20-60541
    Party Name:
    Truman Wesley White and Lori Walker White
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Northern District of Texas
    Case Number:20-70287-hdh13
    Party Name:
    Teresa Ramsey
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Eastern District of Texas
    Case Number:20-42172
    Party Name:
    John Clement Lamzon Rodriguez
    Date Published:October 26, 2020
    Source: U.S. District courts
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  • Where can I find if my daughter was recently married in Texas?
    Texas is one of the easier states where marriage records can be obtained by the public. The Texas Health and Human services provides a webpage where you can request marriage, also divorce records, online or by mail. There's also a downloadable online index of divorces which is open to the public. Look for "How to Purchase a Birth, Death, Marriage License Application, and Report of Divorce Index" on the left menu.
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  • Where can I find access to and all copies of my full criminal records in Texas?
    The court where the criminal cases were heard would have the case file, unless it's sealed by a judge. You can either go to the court house in person, or have an attorney service (similar to a delivery service which specializes in court documents) do it for you. There are other options with private services and investigators.
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  • Where would I go to get a copy of my criminal background in Texas?
    TxDPS Crime Records Service is conducted by the state of Texas, however, there's still no guarantee as whether it's accepted unless the person requesting the check, such as a landlord, mentions it.
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  • Where and how do you search for a person who says they are licensed to do pest control in Texas?
    The Texas Department of Agriculture licenses and regulates any individuals engaged in structural pest control business. The department's website provides contact information for the public as their online web search is up but not running.
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  • Are Texas warrants for arrest signed by the judge available through public records?
    You can look up warrants in certain County Sheriff's warrant search pages, ie Travis, Orange county or cities such as Vidor. Many warrants are county level, so there are some which will be easy to search and others will take more work to find. Depending on the county. The Texas department of safety has a warrant search web-page, however, the search requires Texas driver's license number and the date of birth.
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  • How do I find the booking and information charges for an inmate arrested recently in Texas?
    The links on this page are state government related. Select a county or city from the menu above where the incident occurred. Local police departments have booking logs, depending on which department you can check directly. There is a list of current reported arrests below, under Texas Free Arrest Records in date sequence.
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  • How can I find out in Texas, if someone has a criminal record?
    There are a couple of ways you can look up criminal using public records. One is the Texas Department of Public Safety's Computerized Criminal History System (CCH). You can do this search online. What you can get using this search is outlined prior to making the request. The link above "Texas Criminal Records:" takes you to that webpage. Another method of looking up criminal history is by accessing criminal court's case filings, either online when available or by going to the courthouse. Depending on how deep you want to look, case files can give you a lot more information as opposed to a report of convictions. Unfortunately, these courts are generally at county level, and with so many counties in Texas, you will need to somehow narrow the search. If you want to be thorough, you can do both, the convictions report from the TX DPS can tell you where the convictions are, then you can go to that county's court and pull up the entire case. If you hired a private investigator, this is most likely what they would be doing, trying everything available.
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  • How can I find out about Texas marriage records?
    You can download 1966-2013 Texas marriage records from the state health services department here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/marriagedivorce/mindex.shtm or search over 1.6 million marriages recorded in Texas between 1837 and 1973 here: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1681052
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  • How can I find the owner of property in Texas?
    It depends on the county. Do a search for the county name and then add either CAD, Tax Office, or GIS and you'll find the available property search databases for that county.
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  • How do I find out in Texas, if an unlicensed driver, who hit another car and the other driver died was prosecuted?
    If there was a prosecution and conviction, it would be the same as looking for a criminal record, which is public and should be available. If you know the court/county, then you can search their court records, check that county's courthouse website for electronic case search. Using Dallas county as an example, the county district clerks site has an online. If that's the county, there's a tab above "Records", the drop down will have a hyperlink "Online Records Search", that will take you to a page with a hyperlink "Dallas County Felony and Misdemeanor Courts Case Information". Thereafter, you will be able to conduct a free criminal records search.
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  • How do I find out for free, what's on my Texas arrest record?
    Depending on where or which department made the report. Police/sheriffs departments have websites, some of which waive the first copy to the person(s) involved. Defense attorneys often request the arrest reports and keep copies in their files. That's how to get official arrest/reports, however, if you just want to view any records of arrest, you can view lists of them by going through many of Texas' sheriffs department websites and look at booked individuals. You may see that the webpage will mention "recent arrests", their search can go back months or even over a year. Another method is looking through periodicals, such as news wires and press releases from multiple sources, either government agencies or private entities.
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  • How can I find out if it is a crime in Texas, to charge rent without a lease, in other words a verbal agreement?
    Taking others’ legal advice without being certain as to who they are or what their qualifications are is not a wise approach. The Texas constitution and statutes are online openly and freely to the public. Start there by selecting the property codes, then there will be categories such as “Residential Tenancies” and more. You can spend as much time on there looking as you need. Another approach is going to look up tenant rights directly on the state’s attorney general’s website. Look under tenant rights and you’ll be able to navigate to many answers. Even when your answer seems to be an obvious one, you should look it up yourself. Also, look up the difference between civil and criminal negligence.
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  • Where do I find in Texas, records of crimes committed in the house I'm renting?
    Periodicals, local papers (online or otherwise) will have many of these incidents reported. Another idea would be to do a reverse address search to find out who lived there previously. Once you have a list of names, you can check for past criminal activity under the individuals which lived there.
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  • How can I find in Texas, if a person has declared bankruptcy?
    Begin with a name search above under Texas Free Court Records Search. You can go from there after seeing what is available here. If the information pops up, there will be a link to the source
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  • How can I find out in Texas, if someone was fired from a job or were laid off?
    Sometimes the employee and employer end up in court for termination, agreements and other disputes. You can always check to see if either was in court and read about the case.
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  • How do I find in Texas, any complaints against car dealers and car manufacturers?
    You can always look up civil cases filed against any dealer or the manufacturer.
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  • How can I find in Texas, my own arrest records, and mugshots?
    To get your own arrest record, you can go to that police department's website and try obtaining one there or see how to get one other wise. If there was a defense attorney, they may have a copy as it is requested by defense attorneys regularly.
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  • Where do I find in Texas, how to get the summary of the complete discussion of a case?
    Look for transcripts in the court's webpage where the case was. Since all the courts are not the same you'd have to be more specific as to where the trial was, but in general, you can see how to request transcripts from the clerk's webpage.
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  • Where can I view in Texas, an automobile accident report?
    Go directly to the police department which made the accident report. Dallas only charges six dollars for the report, but it's hard to say what you will need without knowing the area/county where the accident happened. Some, if not all have same day over the counter reports available.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, a copy of the police records of the father of my children?
    There are two separate records you may be looking for, one is the police report and the other is the case file (if one was filed). You can go directly to the court’s website and see how to search their files. The police department that made the arrest will have a website with a page regarding requesting incident/arrest reports. The county court which has jurisdiction in this case, may be one of the counties which has free online case search, Harris and Howard counties are just two examples.
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  • Where do I find in Texas, access to my entire arrest record?
    You will need to go to individual police departments if you would like to see the full reports. Police reports are official documents requested by attorneys and others involved in the case/incident. A report of arrests that police sees is not the same, may not even contain as much information as the full report. If the arrest resulted in a criminal case being filed, the court can provide a copy of the file.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, if a business has filed for bankruptcy?
    Bankruptcies in Texas are in four districts, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern. You can look up cases from all four with the search fields under "Texas Free Court Records Search". The records go back to 2014 with new cases added regularly. If you don't need the entire case file, but information about a bankruptcy's case number, party names, types of filing and date are openly available. The search can be based on a keyword, so you will not need to know much about the case before searching it. Here's a sample of what you will view: Court Name: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of Texas Case Number: -- Party Name: -- Filing Type: Bankruptcy, Office: 4 Chapter: 13 Trustee: --, -- [Chapter 13 Trustee's Notice of Confirmation Hearing and Plan Summary (batch)(BNC NOTICING)] Date Published: -- --, --
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  • Where can I find out in Texas, why the police were called to my house last night?
    Call the police or ask the neighbors.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, if someone has or had a life insurance policy?
    Not unless you call up every insurance company in the U.S. and know that person's SSN.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, information and news clippings on a fatal car wreck on Ector Street on July 29, 1991?
    Whatever city "Ector Street" is in, you need to find the newspaper for July 30, 31, Aug 1, 1991.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, access to my arrest records, if I was arrested on August 1st, 2015?
    Access the police department's which made the arrest through their website and see what you will need, the process can be different from one area to another. Many of these types of requests can be done over the net. When on the site look for the records department. Arrest records are issued by police departments on a regular basis to defense attorneys, defendants, prosecutors and others related to the case.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, if there is a warrant for someone's arrest, for child support?
    Which county? some counties have warrant checks though their sheriffs departments, police and others through its courts.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, if I have a warrant for my arrest?
    There are law enforcement agencies throughout Texas which have wanted lists posted. It probably doesn't cover all warrants in the state since they're originally issued by a judge/court, therefore, in some cases you may have to check courts. If you go to city warrants list pages, you will be able to access a list online openly like the one Arlington municipal court has. The city police and county sheriffs websites make it easy to check for warrants. Travis county is a good example of open online warrant searches. These lists get updated regularly, so it is best to go to its source.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, information about arrested individuals' incarceration and release records from prison in 2012?
    There are state, city and county facilities where arrested individuals can be housed. Each, have their own means of providing public information. Also, records can be either statistics or information about persons that have been in custody. These departments have public information offices or officers that provide information to the media also, their information can be found on the sites' webpages.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, information on my ex-husband's autopsy on October 2014?
    Was there an inquest? You can check the death registration frequently asked Questions in the Texas department of health's site. Go to the home page, then Vital Statistics Unit, then to Death Registration Frequently Asked Questions
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  • Where can I find in Texas in 1987, a court hearing for the custody of a minor child?
    Which court the the case being heard in? Many of them have sites with an updated calendar and clerk information.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, the name of the arresting officer?
    Arrest reports are public records, however, they do still have guidelines as to when they are made available. Each department has their policies posted on their websites as to who and how to get the official reports.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, how to get a charge expunged from my record, as I was not convicted and the charge was no-bills and is considered a finding of no probable cause?
    Which record shows the charges in dispute? Most public background checks are of convictions. Arrest records are available from the police department which made the arrest, with a formal request. The DA files the charges. That's how it usually is done. There's a RAP sheet that is accessed by the police which does show charges, unlikely to show up unless there's access to police database, which private companies doing background checks do not access to. There may be court records that show criminal information. Depends on where the charges are found
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  • Where can I find public bankruptcy records in Texas?
    Bankruptcy courts in Texas are divided in four districts, Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern. Each district covers a group of counties throughout the state and provide public bankruptcy court services ranging from familiarity of the filing process to searching for individual records. When looking to view bankruptcy records, begin with the source, the original court itself. Bankruptcy records are deemed public, however, the type of services which make it available are not guaranteed by law as long they are available. Exceptions can be imposed under the law also, therefore it is important to check each court's site for their process individually. The Texas bankruptcy court's website also includes a service in efforts to having its court records are available online. In some instances, bankruptcy records can be viewed outside of the court's website and appear with a simple search engine query. These are mostly already available which can come from court calendars and public databanks. A note to remember is: when a record is not found in search engine results, it can still be provided to you online directly from the bankruptcy court services.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, information on an unsolved robbery in 1994?
    Periodicals offer great information, and even more so in smaller cities. Many news organizations that cover crime events are now online. If the case went to trial, the courthouse offers a way to look up the file. Much of it rests on the area where the incident occurred. If an individual in related to the incident, a police report can be provided by the law enforcement agency.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, if I can view public online arrest reports for free?
    You can view recent arrests online freely, however, an official police report is requested from the department which made the arrest. Free arrest information can be found with updates reported to various public record outlets, or from individual law enforcement agency inmate searches, crime mapping and arrest logs, all of which depends on the police department. "Public record" means it is available for access, it does not mean it is free, this is a common misconception amongst researchers. There are plenty of records which are free however.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, a copy of the incident records of times police were called to an address?
    Which area the property is located can make the search either easy to look up or more difficult to find out. If the law enforcement agency participates in crime mapping services/sites, then the public is easily able to view all the incidents reported by the local police/sheriff online. Crime maps show incidents city block by block. Crime reports are also released by police, many of which maintain websites with news and updates of activities. Local, small papers can also be used to look up old reports of crimes and police activities.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, all warrants that could be in my maiden name and three married names created by identity theft?
    Each name will most likely need to be searched individually. To go even a step further, different middle initials can add to the scope of the search as some records may include different middle initials or name or used a hyphenated name, or a previous name as a middle name in error or any combinations of. It is more work than searching four names which have been the same its entire history. You have a helpful advantage if the names are unique, which means less records to search through.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, citation statistics for particular city?
    Cities are patrolled by their local police, the county sheriff if no local police is present and the state troopers in some cases patrol rural areas. Law enforcement agency budgets are public record, including the details of their income. Depending on the particular area/agency, the information can be online through their own website or be requested to view them. You can ask the department directly where these stats are kept, the approach to find the information rests on which area! Participating law enforcement agencies put their violators on crime maps where daily incidents are shown to the public. This search can be narrowed to show traffic violations only.
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  • How many Comanche and Cherokee Indians resided on the Carlo Drive area, when the city was annexed to Texas in 1845?
    The answer may be more historical than statistical. Archived historical data is available through many society organizations, either by area or subject. Libraries adjacent to the area holds many of the historical publications.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, my brother who is in foster care?
    As a tip, when asking for assistance to locate people, it is always helpful to get specific answers with a specific question to start. Being specific with the location of the record(s) helps minimize broad generalized answers. An example of important information to help with searches is the area, as specific as possible. Different areas have various available public resources and policies. Texas has 254 counties and over 1900 police agencies and approximately sixty thousand sworn officers. Second, if the most obvious approach has been attempted already, post a mention as to not get the same in return from unknowing contributors. Other help would be the age, even the approximate is helpful.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, my sister, born March 5th, 1992?
    There is a possibility that the name may have changed due to marriage(s). If there's a residence which was purchased by the person you're searching, the maiden can be viewed in connection with the new spouse. Marriage and divorce decrees are available through the Texas state health services. A compilations of divorce or annulments are indexed and open to the public for search purposes through the same source.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, contact information about a person?
    When conducting a people finder search, you will most likely have to separate the two last names, or any other names under that same person. The middle initial, the area such as county or city location of residence are helpful to narrow the search. There are many automatically generated address locators online, even with older information, you can see relatives and confirm you have the right person. You can then see the middle initial and verify it's theirs. Property ownership deeds are public and recorded by the county clerk. A name search, either in person or online if available depending on the county, will not only pull up the address but dates of property ownership and other details such as a joint owner spouse or trust.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, what jail my friend is located?
    You can zero on the area by using the crimemaps arrest search. There are icons which let you select specific crime/charges for the arrest, for example if the charge is DUI, then you can look up all the DUI's in a large area without being overwhelmed. If you know which area, police or sheriffs departments have a custody list that can be searched online, or you will see how you can check by calling, check their website, it's a common occurrence for the public to search for a possible arrestee.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, if registered sex offender's names, stay on the list once deceased?
    Offender registries' policy and procedures can vary from one to the other. According to the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), most jurisdictions will keep the offender on their lists even after their death.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, all rulings on grand jury indictments of Joel W. Dotson in 2005?
    There are possible matching records from the Lubbock County grand jury, this is based on a name search only. Possession of a controlled substance / Forgery / Theft with two priors (less than $1,500)
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  • Where can I find in Texas, help with my child custody case?
    Family courts are divided into counties across Texas. Depending on the county of the divorce, there are legal aid organizations to help families with lower income. Tarrant county, legal aid of North West Texas offers their services in 15 locations across 114 counties in Texas. They prioritize persons with incomes of within 125 percent of the U.S. poverty line, and in certain cases 200 percent or less of the national poverty line which is nearly $4000.00 per month for a four member family. There are other organizations which you can look up on the courts webpages. This information was found looking up the Tarrant county courthouse's webpage.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, if I am a beneficiary named in a will?
    There are several factors that affect finding out about a will. If the person which you want to see the will of is alive, it is considered private. When and if the will goes to probate after the individual is deceased, the will becomes public records as with many court records. Probate courts have clerks which provide probate record files. There's an effort from probate process to find persons named in the will, in some cases the beneficiaries pass or move becoming difficult to find. People finder and searches to find beneficiaries named in the will locates addresses and leads. These can be used to find all interested parties. The probate court with jurisdiction of the residence at the time of death is the one which would have the case or file. You can check online through several people finder/locator to see how easy you are to find, is the location accurate. If the case is in the system already, you can search most probate court calendars online.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, criminal records from 1998 through 2001?
    The Texas department of public safety offers a conviction database open to the public. Their webpage explains what is in it and its compliance to Chapter 60 of the code of criminal procedure (CCP). This database was reviewed in 2002 and found about 60 percent of the dispositions from the courts made it into the computerized criminal history system (CCH), mostly due to the lack of reporting from the courts and of the related arrests from the individual agencies. Records from the cch can be requested by the person themselves and for certain research reasons. Looking up your own records from the police does not have privacy of personal information issues to deal with. If you are aware of the cities in which your arrests occurred, you can request the record from the local department directly, many of which offer requests online.
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  • Where can we find in Texas, if a crime has been committed at a for sale property, that was a foreclosure?
    If it is recent, crime-maps go back to september of 2014. The area where the crime could have occurred is a factor as not all police agencies report their arrests/incidents to crime maps, larger cities are more likely to show their arrests. You will most likely have to search several unrelated sources. Public libraries have archived periodicals, including local papers which may have carried a story relating to any crimes occurred in the area. There are methods making searches easier, previously on micro-film and more recently computerized digital files.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, my mother's indictment report, trial file, judgement, and sentence?
    These should be considered public record. Where to get them is related to the court of jurisdiction and police department in case you want to request the entire police report to give you more information. Criminal case search can be conducted at county court level, many if not all online. In In Brazos as an example, the county court lets you search their case files by defendant, attorney or both. This service is free and online for the public use freely. There are also bond searches, jail searches and jp criminal searched.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, access to information about a hit and run on my vehicle, if I was not present?
    You go to the police department where your vehicle was hit and ask for a blue form. Complete that then send it off to your insurance company.
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  • Where can I find in Texas, a copy of my criminal and background record to verify the information is accurate?
    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.
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  • Where can I find the statute of limitations on bounced checks in Texas?
    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.
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Texas Latest Crime Records (Updated 03/06/2021)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    109,414
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    1,184
  • Rape:
    11,393
  • Robbery:
    31,181
  • Aggravated Assault:
    65,656
  • Total Property Crime:
    813,934
  • Burglary:
    169,234
  • Larceny Theft:
    576,154
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    68,546

Texas American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 03/06/2021)

  • About Texas ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    Texas's demographic and housing ACS survey of 26,092,033 being 8.31 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 49.6% males and 50.4% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About Texas Selected Social Characteristics
    The Texas social characteristics data of 9,013,582 households, which make up 7.76 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 6,277,955 families with and without children. There are 7,366,632 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About Texas Selected Economic Characteristics
    The Texas American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 19,858,082 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 7.98 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 12,791,590 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About Texas Selected Housing Characteristics
    Texas housing characteristics are collected from 10,187,189 dwellings making up 7.67 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 9,013,582 or uninhabited 1,173,607 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 9,013,582 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.
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