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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 Free Public Records Directory

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

Texas Free Court Records Search

Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

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Questions, Answers and Comments About Texas

  • Question: I was kidnapped and raped March 28, 1983, I was 6 years old. I have a lot of unanswered questions but I have no way of getting my file because I don't remember his name so they can look it up for me. is there any way you can help me get this information?
    By Rae
    Jul 12, 2018

    Hello Rae. If you recall the county where the police report would have been filed, you could start there. As the victim, you should be able to access that file.

    By Sharon
    Aug 29, 2018
  • Question: How do I get information on my daughter to see if she got married recently?
    By PM
    May 04, 2018

    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.

    By alice
    May 04, 2018
  • Question: How do I get all copies of my full criminal records
    By Angela
    Apr 20, 2018

    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.

    By turner,
    Apr 20, 2018
  • Question: where would I go to get a copy of my criminal background so I can get an apartment
    By Cherie
    Jul 31, 2017

    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.

    By abc123
    Jan 29, 2018
  • Question: Where and how do you search for a person who says they are licensed to do pest control
    By Jim
    Oct 12, 2017

    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.

    By abc123
    Oct 16, 2017
  • Question: Are warrants for arrest, signed by the judge available thru public records?
    By Kerri
    Mar 05, 2017

    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.

    By abc123
    Mar 06, 2017
  • Question: How do I find out about arrest that occurred last night. With inmate first name & address. Possible last name ,age and location of arrest? Need to know booking and info of charges. Thank you
    By Missy
    Feb 09, 2017

    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.

    By admn
    Feb 10, 2017
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Texas Free Arrest Records

Texas Most Wanted and Warrants

View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs

Texas Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Daveion Banks
    Daveion Banks, Age Now: 16, Missing: 04/14/2019. Missing From Dallas, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Dallas Police Department (texas) 1-214-744-4444.
    April 18, 2019
  • Missing: Yadira Arteaga
    Yadira Arteaga, Age Now: 17, Missing: 04/15/2019. Missing From El Paso, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: El Paso Police Department (texas) 1-915-832-4400.
    April 18, 2019
  • Missing: Jennifer Hinojosa
    Jennifer Hinojosa, Age Now: 17, Missing: 04/09/2019. Missing From New Braunfels, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New Braunfels Police Department (texas) 1-830-221-4100.
    April 18, 2019
  • Missing: Brandy Cochran
    Brandy Cochran, Age Now: 14, Missing: 04/13/2019. Missing From Corpus Christi, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Corpus Christi Police Department (texas) 1-361-886-2600.
    April 18, 2019
  • Missing: Samantha Olivarez
    Samantha Olivarez, Age Now: 17, Missing: 04/09/2019. Missing From New Braunfels, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: New Braunfels Police Department (texas) 1-830-221-4100.
    April 17, 2019
  • Missing: Pamela Gessner
    Pamela Gessner, Age Now: 15, Missing: 04/02/2019. Missing From San Antonio, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: San Antonio Police Department (texas) 1-210-207-7273.
    April 16, 2019

Texas Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

  • Incident ID:914359282
    Case Number:00073550
    Incident Date:04-20-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Assault (Simple Assault)
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Plano
    State of Incident:Texas
  • Stay up to date with your police department. The attached activity blotter is a list of our police related activities for the last 24 hours. Police Activity Blotter.pdf The post Past 24 Hours of APPD Activities appeared first on Aransas Pass Police Department.
    April 20, 2019
  • Incident ID:914363058
    Case Number:190402041-1
    Incident Date:04-19-2019
    Incident Type Primary:RMS All Other Offenses
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Spring
    State of Incident:Texas
  • Incident ID:914333621
    Case Number:000201912642
    Incident Date:04-19-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Missing Person Juvenile
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Paris
    State of Incident:Texas
  • Incident ID:426313408
    Case Number:00073337
    Incident Date:04-19-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Drug Poss Marijuana
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Plano
    State of Incident:Texas
  • Incident ID:715575002
    Case Number:00072997
    Incident Date:04-19-2019
    Incident Type Primary:DUI/DWI
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Plano
    State of Incident:Texas

Texas Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

Texas Latest Crime Records (Updated 04/20/2019)

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Texas American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 04/20/2019)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Texas Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Texas
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Texas Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
  • Total number of Veterans
  • 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
    25 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • 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
  • Statewide income of median households in Texas
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of Texas
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and Texas territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile