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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

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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: Levi Harrington
    Levi Harrington, Age Now: 14, Missing: 06/20/2019. Missing From Carthage, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Panola County Sheriff's Office (texas) 1-903-693-0333.
    June 25, 2019
  • Missing: Gabriell Barron
    Gabriell Barron, Age Now: 16, Missing: 06/23/2019. Missing From Dallas, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Dallas Police Department (texas) 1-214-744-4444.
    June 25, 2019
  • Missing: Treyveonne Hardeman
    Treyveonne Hardeman, Age Now: 17, Missing: 06/19/2019. Missing From Austin, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Austin Police Department (texas) 1-512-974-2000.
    June 25, 2019
  • Missing: Rickia Jackson
    Rickia Jackson, Age Now: 15, Missing: 05/29/2019. Missing From Carrollton, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Carrollton Police Department (texas) 1-972-466-3333.
    June 25, 2019
  • Missing: Bladimir Gonzalez- Flores
    Bladimir Gonzalez- Flores, Age Now: 17, Missing: 06/01/2019. Missing From Dallas, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Dallas Police Department (texas) 1-214-744-4444.
    June 24, 2019
  • Missing: Harley Spydell
    Harley Spydell, Age Now: 16, Missing: 06/18/2019. Missing From Amarillo, Tx. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Amarillo Police Department (texas) 1-806-378-3038.
    June 24, 2019

Texas Recent Criminal Activity Reports

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

  • • ARRESTS ONLY AND NOT FINAL CONVICTIONS UNLESS INDICATED • INSTANTER ARREST IS AN IMMEDIATE ARREST • BLUE WARRANT IS A PAROLE VIOLATION FROM TDCJ • A NUMBER INSTEAD OF INSTANTER MEANS THEY WERE ARRESTED ON AN OPEN WARRANT • FORMAT • BOOKING DATE • NAME • ADDRESS • CITY, STATE • ARRESTING AGENCY • ...
    June 25, 2019
  • 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.
    June 25, 2019
  • Incident ID:72260015
    Case Number:00116412
    Incident Date:06-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:DUI/DWI
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Plano
    State of Incident:Texas
  • Incident ID:923854991
    Case Number:000201920544
    Incident Date:06-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Suspicious Person
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Paris
    State of Incident:Texas
  • Incident ID:116906314
    Case Number:00116342
    Incident Date:06-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Criminal Mischief
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Plano
    State of Incident:Texas
  • Incident ID:923854990
    Case Number:000201920543
    Incident Date:06-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Theft
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Paris
    State of Incident:Texas

Texas Missing People

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

  • An urgent search alert is being issued for 19 year old Michael Butcher. The search will begin AT 10:30 AM TODAY. Our Command Post / Staging Area will be at 253 Moffett in Goodrich Texas 77335. We will be in need of searchers on foot, & ATVs. David White is the coordinator and he can
    June 21, 2019
  • 62 year-old Guadalupe Rico was last seen in Houston, Texas on May 18th, 2019. Guadalupe is a diabetic, and he hasn’t had his insulin, or the dialysis he requires in over three weeks. Guadalupe was wearing a white t-shirt with an unknown type logo, shorts with military-styled camouflage design and red, high-top Vans tennis shoes
    June 19, 2019
  • Gregory “Greg” Wayne Broussard was last seen as he left for work at 7:10 am, on June 6, 2019. He was wearing a blue work uniform, from Buckalew Chevrolet, with his name embroidered on the right side and black shoes. If you have seen Greg or have any information in regards to his whereabouts, please
    June 10, 2019
  • Chris Reed, the Kemah Chief of Police, was reported as falling off of his boat in area north of the Texas City dyke. Texas EquuSearch is assisting a number of agencies in this search. Please keep the family and friends of Chief Reed and the Kemah community in your prayers.
    June 08, 2019
  • 17 year-old India Talton was last seen in Dallas, Texas on May 28th 2019. India was last known to be wearing black tights, red & white Puma shoes and she was possibly wearing a red sweater. India has shoulder length brown hair, and she might be wearing her glasses. India is of light complexion, and
    May 29, 2019
  • UPDATE: He has been found safe and is with his family. Thank you everyone. 16 year-old Julian Wick was last seen in Tomball, Texas on May 24th 2019. Julian was wearing a navy blue t-shirt with some type of writing on it, jeans and black sneakers. Julian is Autistic, and needs to be found as
    May 24, 2019

Texas Latest Crime Records (Updated 06/26/2019)

  • 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 06/26/2019)

  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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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