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Texas Resources

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas

This site provides a wealth of information on the Alamo. It also includes an illustrated chronology.

The Handbook of Texas Online

The Handbook of Texas is available online! It includes a searchable database of over 23,000 articles of people, places, and historical Texas events.

Index to Texas Magazines and Documents

Provided by Victoria College University of Houston-Victoria.

The Second Flying Company of Alamo de Parras

The Untold Story of the Alamo's Early History.

Texas Historic Sites

Sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife. Links to archaeological sites, historical houses and structures, etc.

Texas Lone Star Junction

Find quick facts on Texas such songs, birds, seals, and also timeline from 1500 - 1900 with links to other information.

Texas Online

Offers information on business, government, licensing, education, laws, etc.

State Agencies

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Information about the "No Call List" which gives you the opportunity to be unavailable to telemarketers.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Find information on unclaimed property.

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services

Information of child care, child care standards& regulations, statistics and annual reports.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Find help for families of offenders, statistics, parole information, and policies and procedures.

Texas Department of State Health Services

This site contains information on birth/death records, licensing and certifications, grants, funding, etc.

Texas Department of Public Safety

The official site of the TDPS, included information on license renewal, the sex offender database, and vehicle registration.

Texas Education Agency

Official web site of the TEA

Texas General Land Office

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

The HHSC "administers certain health and human services programs including the Texas Medicaid Program, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Medicaid waste, fraud, and abuse investigations."

Texas Historical Commission

The Texas Historical Commission is the state agency for historic preservation. THC staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas' architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. Site provided by THC.

Texas Legislative Council

Texas Legislature online

Texas Lottery Commission

This is the official site of the Texas Lottery Commission.

Texas Parks & Wildlife

Official web site of the Texas Parks & Wildlife

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Provides information and links on adaptive technology and programs for children with disabilities.

Texas School for the Deaf

Texas Sample ballots

Texas State Agencies

Links to state agencies; from the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

Travel & Tourism in Texas

All Across Texas

features cities across Texas with information on major attractions, lodging, maps and events. Site provided by

Texas Highways Online

This travel magazine online offers articles related to Texas.

Touring Texas

Various information on lodging, winter Texans, real estate, recreation and wildlife. Site provided by

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