Official website for State of Texas. Has links to over 2,500 entries. Can order vital records, renew driver's license, and apply or renew a professional license. Activate map to find state agencies, county courthouses, state parks, public libraries, and more. Other filters include Live, Work, Explore, Travel, Moving Here, and Doing Business. Five-minute YouTube tour of the site is recommended.
Nongovernment web site with links to legislative, judicial, and executive branch sites, as well as regional, county and city pages. Well organized and updated frequently. Emphasis on official sites -- servers or content controlled by the government in question.
Full text of the Texas Constitution, current statutes, and bills from the 74th (1995) through the present legislatures. Also includes bill histories, Senate and House membership, committee schedules and membership, and legislative calendars. Search for your legislator's name and address by city, county, zip code, etc. The bills database is searchable by bill number, sponsor, or fulltext.
Proposed and adopted Texas regulations as well as Open Meeting notices and other official announcements. Available in two formats: HTML and PDF. Archived issues (1976 to present) from the University of North Texas.
Information from the Comptroller of Public Accounts on state taxes (including publications and forms), lotto results, the state budget, state financial management regulations (including the Texas Travel Mileage Guide), and economic forecast data.
Links to Texas tax rules, tax code, tax forms, sales tax information, seminars, and publications. Also includes the State Tax Automated Research (STAR) System which provides "a comprehensive online tax policy research system."
Links to open data sets from Texas government agencies. Includes data such as Texas Department of Agriculture Reports and Publications, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Texas Counties Wet and Dry Status Map, TAKS Aggregate Data System, Regional Statistical Information About Children in DFPS Care, Texas Commission on Jail Standards County Population Reports, and Texas Board of Nursing Statistical Information.
From the Texas State Comptroller. Has raw data and also information. Options include: Search Datasets, Contracts, Comptroller's Databases, Other Agency Databases, Dashboards, Debt Lookup, Public Pension Search Tool, and Other Reports Available to Local Jurisdictions.
From the Texas State Comptroller. Search data sets by keyword or browse by topic. Topics are Expenditures, Procurement, Reference, Revenue, and Taxes and Fees. The Comptroller is in the process of transferring all their files to Texas' official Open Data Portal.
The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts' Transparency Stars program recognizes local governments that "provide clear and meaningful financial information not only by posting financial documents, but also through summaries, visualizations, downloadable data and other relevant information."