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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

  • Q: 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
    Reply:

    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

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

    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

  • Q: How do I get all copies of my full criminal records
    By Angela
    Apr 20, 2018
    Reply:

    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

  • Q: where would I go to get a copy of my criminal background so I can get an apartment
    By Cherie
    Jul 31, 2017
    Reply:

    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

  • Q: Where and how do you search for a person who says they are licensed to do pest control
    By Jim
    Oct 12, 2017
    Reply:

    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

  • Q: Are warrants for arrest, signed by the judge available thru public records?
    By Kerri
    Mar 05, 2017
    Reply:

    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

  • Q: 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
    Reply:

    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

Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

  • Recent Arrests – The following arrests were made between August 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018. Those arrested are presumed innocent until their case has been disposed of by the court. We share public information to keep our community informed of police activities taking place within the City. Mugshots Monthly Arrest Log Post expires on
    September 19, 2018
  • Main Jail
    September 18, 2018
  • Larkins, Antoine
    Incident Number: 105633-2018
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    September 18, 2018
  • Reddix, Rico
    Incident Number: 100387-2017
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    September 18, 2018
  • Calix-moreno, Jose
    Incident Number: 156084-2017
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    September 18, 2018
  • Swindell, Rochelle, Denise
    Incident Number: 285002-2015
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    September 18, 2018

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: Junior Nash
    Junior Nash, Age Now: 16, Missing: 09/10/2018. Missing From Tyler, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Tyler Police Department (texas) 1-903-531-1090.
    September 19, 2018
  • Missing: Kylee Strobel
    Kylee Strobel, Age Now: 6, Missing: 08/03/2018. Missing From Fort Worth, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Clarksville Police Department (tennessee) 1-931-552-1011.
    September 19, 2018
  • Missing: Jeremy Zuniga
    Jeremy Zuniga, Age Now: 15, Missing: 07/31/2018. Missing From Corpus Christi, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Corpus Christi Police Department (texas) 1-361-886-2600.
    September 18, 2018
  • Missing: Bianca Sanchez
    Bianca Sanchez, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/26/2018. Missing From Round Rock, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Round Rock Police Department (texas) 1-512-218-5500.
    September 18, 2018
  • Missing: Elexus Martinez
    Elexus Martinez, Age Now: 16, Missing: 09/01/2018. Missing From San Antonio, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: San Antonio Police Department (texas) 1-210-207-7273.
    September 17, 2018
  • Missing: Logan Durrett
    Logan Durrett, Age Now: 16, Missing: 08/28/2018. Missing From Houston, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Houston Police Department (texas) 1-713-884-3131.
    September 17, 2018

Texas Recent Criminal Activity Reports

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

Texas Missing People

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

Texas Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/19/2018)

  • 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 Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    25,145,561
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    20,851,818
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    21%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    4,293,741
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    20,851,820
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    2,073,513
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    8%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    6,895,969
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    28%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    10%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    2,539,215
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    50%
  • State's white resident population
    17,701,552
  • State's black resident population
    2,979,598
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    170,972
  • State's Asian resident population
    964,596
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    21,656
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    679,001
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    9,460,921
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    11,397,345
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    70%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    12%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    38%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    45%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Texas
  • Births
    407,625
  • Deaths
    160,548
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    2,564
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    81%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Texas Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    16%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    34%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    79%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    25%
  • Total number of Veterans
    1,621,077
  • 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
    25 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    9,724,220
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    1,566,653
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    19%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    65%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $118,900
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    24%
  • Total number of households
    8,269,046
  • Average size of households
    3
  • 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
    $24,318
  • 2009 statewide income of median households in Texas
    $48,286
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    17%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $884,191
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $37,083
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    11,930,847
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    910,621
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    8%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    14,157,309
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    1,912,610
  • People employed by the government
    1,888,294
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    726,340,468
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    51,305
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    522,336
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    1,835,870
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    42,054,592
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Texas
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    2,165,252
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    7%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    5%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    21%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    28%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    593,541,502
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    424,238,194
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    311,334,781
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    13,061
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Texas territory
  • 2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units
    84,440
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    12,542,032
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    130,398,753
  • Size in square miles of land
    261,797
  • Population per square mile
    96
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