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Texas Information

Sources on Texas facts, geography, government, industry, education, and more.

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General Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Texas Almanac - AY311 .G3 T5 2016-2017, at the Library Service Desk
Brief information on Texas government, cities and towns, business, education, environment, media, agriculture, etc.

Texas State Directory - JK4830 .T4 2017, at the Library Service Desk

Texas Fact Book - Read Online

Encyclopedia of Texas - F384 .E52 2001, Reference Area

The New Handbook of Texas - F384 .N48, Reference Area - or Read Online

Maps & Atlases

Texas Atlas and Gazetteer - G1370.D4 2009 at the Library Service Desk
Atlas of Texas and major cities.

County Maps of Texas - T1324.8 C832M 1998, Texas Government Documents, 1st Floor

Historical Atlas of Texas - F386 .S86 1988, Reference - or Read Online
Maps of Texas covering historical topics such as Spanish missions, Native Americans, the Texas Revolution, Hurricanes, and oil and gas discoveries.

Business & Industry

Business listings, and how to set up a business in Texas.

Incorporate in Texas - KFT1413.5 .Z9 R65 2007, Reference - or Read Online
Explains the process for legally incorporating a business in Texas.

How to Start a Business in Texas - HD62.5 .H68557 2007, Reference

Texas Business Directory - HF5065 .T4 T38 2002-2003 Reference

Texas Trade and Professional Associations - HD2428.T4 T48 Reference
Listings and contact information for Texas business, trade, and professional organizations.

Education

THEA: Texas Higher Education Assessment
LB2353.7 .T37 T445 2010, Reference

Texas Higher Education Directory
L903.T4 A88 2005, at the Library Service Desk
Contact information for institutions of higher education and a listings of top administrators.

Texas School Directory - Read Latest and Past Years Online
A listing of Texas schools, organized by county, including contact information.

Environment

Official guide to Texas state parks and historic sitesF384.3 .P36 2008 Reference
A guide to the parks, forests, historical sites, and recreational areas of Texas.

Texas Environmental Almanac - TD171.3 .T4 T49 2000 Reference
Environmental statistics, graphics, and charts relating to Texas including endangered species, superfund sites, and water basins.

Government

State Budget & Fiscal Size-up of Texas State Services - Read Online
Description of the state budget, economic outlook, and government expenditures.

Guide to Texas State Agencies - Research Texas State Agencies online with TRAIL

Texas Legislative Handbook - JK4830 .T38 2017-18, at the Library Service Desk
Contact information and pictures of state legislators.

Texas Legislative Manual - JK4830.A26 2015 Reference
Contains the state constitution and rules for the state legislature.

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History, Genealogy, & Culture

Major problems in Texas history: Documents and essays - F381 .M35 2017 (4th floor)

Discovering Texas HistoryF386 .D57 2015 (4th floor)

1001 Texas Place Names - REF F384 .T28 (2nd floor)

Debrett’s Texas Peerage - REF F385 .B46 1983 (2nd floor)
A light family tree of Texas “nobility.”

Documents of Texas History - REF F386 .W32 1963 (2nd floor)
Gathers 126 verbatim accounts and documents from 1528 to 1961.

A Guide to the Pronunciation of Texas Towns - REF F384.S76 (2nd floor)

Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution -
REF F390 .H33 1999 (2nd floor) 

Guide to the History of Texas - REF F386 .G84 1988 (2nd floor)

Hispanic Texas: A Historical Guide - REF F387 .H56 1992 (2nd floor)

Historic Native Peoples of Texas - E78 .T4 F67 2008 (4th floor)

Mythic Texas: Essays on the State and Its People - F386 .W86 2000 (4th floor) - or Read Online

Texas Gazetteer - REF F384 .T39 1985 (2nd floor)
A dictionary of Texas places with geographical and historical information.

Texas Voices: Documents from Texas History - F386 .C27 1997 (4th floor)

Law

How to File for Divorce in Texas - KFT1300.Z9 R65 2004, Reference
Read Online

Know Your Rights: Answers to Texan’s Everyday Legal Questions -
KFT1281 .A37 2000 Reference

Texas Administrative Code Annotated - KFT1235 .A2
Regulations from Texas administrative agencies arranged by subject

Texas Jur III - KFT1230 .T4, Reference
Interprets Texas law for the general user.

Texas Register - S500.6 R263 Texas Government Documents, 1st Floor - Read Online
Regulations created by Texas administrative agencies arranged chronologically.

Vernon’s Texas Codes Annotated - KFT1230.5 .V4 Reference
The laws of Texas arranged by subject.

West’s Texas Forms - KFT1268 .W4, Reference
Legal forms arranged by subject.


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