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Texas Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)

Works: 40 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 237 library holdings
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Setting priorities, getting results : Governor's proposed state budget for the 2000-01 biennium by Texas( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Governor George W. Bush Criminal Justice Division public information requests by Texas( file )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Texas Governor's Office administers state and federal grant funds awarded for criminal justice, crime prevention, law enforcement, special courts and prosecutors, juvenile justice, and victim service projects. The Criminal Justice Division maintained these files to document public information requests received and responded to by the division. Types of records in this group include correspondence, agenda, notes, audio cassettes, memoranda, meeting files, and related materials that document the Criminal Justice Division of the Texas Governor's Office. Dates range from 1995 to 1999. Records are incoming letters, outgoing responses, staff memos, copies of documents requested, and photocopy charge forms. Not all documents sent out to the requester are present in the files. In the requests from 1995 to 1998, copies of most of the outgoing replies are present with the majority signed by the executive director of the CJD. Some are signed by program directors within the CJD or by an assistant general counsel, usually Donna Garcia Davidson. The files from 1999 generally do not contain a copy of the outgoing reply, but instead contain a memo, usually to Jim Hines, an assistant general counsel, stating what the request was and to whom it was assigned. The incoming public information requests are present. Copies of documents requested are sometimes present. The incoming requests were sent either to the CJD or to Governor Bush requesting information maintained by the CJD. The folder titles contain the name of the requester and the date of the request. The topics of request include details of guidelines and funding for programs administered by the CJD, grant applications and awards, budget narratives, and audit reports
Governor George W. Bush Texas Film Commission records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Texas Film Commission is part of the Governor's Office of Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Industries and works to increase film, television, and multimedia production in the state. Types of records in this group include correspondence, calendars, manuals, directories, photographs, a videocassette, and related materials that document the Texas Film Commission. The records date from 1995 to 2000 and undated, with the bulk of records dating from 1999 to 2000. The Texas Film Commission records are composed of three subseries: "Manuals and directories," "Correspondence," and "Calendars." There are two types of published manuals/directories present, dating 1995, 1997-2000. First, there are several editions of the "Texas Production Manual," a directory/manual published annually that lists film professionals in Texas. The bulk of the information is the alphabetical directory listing of film professionals. Another section lists the film professions by category. Categories, or types of professionals listed, include production companies and assistants, photographers, set and costume design and construction, hair and makeup services, location scouts and managers, casting directors, talent agencies, film directors, film editors, music arrangers and composers, script and screen writers, sound services, prop companies, stunt people and stunt service companies, studios, and other related film services. The other publication in this series is the "Texas Music Industry Directory," a directory of musicians and music-related companies, for 2000. "Correspondence," 1995 to 2000 and undated, includes several folders of incoming correspondence to Tom Copeland, director of the commission, dating 1996 to 2000. Most of the remainder of the correspondence consists of files for Kevin Walker, the office manager of the commission. There is a folder of outgoing faxes and a folder of incoming and outgoing correspondence, dating 1995 to 2000. Subjects in the correspondence include upcoming productions, locations of film shoots, how to get a company added to the "Texas Production Manual," and requests for lists of companies handling specific film-related services. There are also invitations to screen play readings, film premieres, and social engagements. Finally, there is a small amount of correspondence not replied to (designated "NRN (no response necessary)") and a so-called "challenging" correspondence file composed of letters to which the staff had difficulty formulating a reply. "Calendars" consist of daily calendars for Kevin Walker, Tom Copeland, Carole Pirie (communications director), Amy Cadenhead (production consultant), and one unidentified calendar for 2000
Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The primary function of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) is to further opportunities for people with disabilities in the state of Texas. Types of records in this group include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, agenda, meeting files, and related materials that document the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, especially during Governor George W. Bush's term in office. Dates range from 1984 to 2001 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 1995 to 2000. The records of the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities are divided into two series: "Correspondence" and Meeting files." "Correspondence" is composed of correspondence, attachments, clippings, and related printed materials, 1989 to 2000 and undated. Correspondence passes between committee members, the Governor's staff, state agencies, state and local officials, federal organizations, businesses, and the general public. Issues include topics pertaining to the Governor's charges (as set forth in Senate Bill 381 in 1991), compliance with the ADA, constituents' health concerns, and similar areas. "Meeting files" comprises a small amount of paper copies of minutes, agenda, and related material, 1984-1991, and 82 audio cassettes, 1995-2000. All of the paper documents pre-date Governor Bush's tenure in office. However, the audiotapes date from his terms of office and include records of committee and subcommittee meetings
Funding effective government : proposed state budget for the 1998-99 biennium by Texas( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office autopen copies of correspondence from other divisions by Texas( file )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office was responsible for preparing replies to many of the letters written to Texas Governor George W. Bush's office. Records are copies of autopenned correspondence, legislation, applications, certificates, yellow autopen authority forms, memoranda and routing forms, dating January 1995-December 2000, bulk 1996-2000. Subjects include thank-you letters, directives regarding flying flags at half-staff, birthday greetings, requests to federal agencies for emergency assistance, certification as a presidential elector, grant awards, settlements, appointments (including those to private industry council), applications, legislation, bond issuance, and congratulatory letters to state legislators. The folders from 1995 to 1996 appear to be copies of the signed document plus the autopen authorization. Later files include requests for the governor's signature, drafts of letters, and memoranda or other background information on the signature request. The folders labeled "Certificates" do not contain any Yellow Rose or Admiral in the Texas Navy certificates
Governor George W. Bush Press Office videotapes and audiotapes by Texas( file )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Major responsibilities of the Press Office under Governor George W. Bush included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the Governor, as well as First Lady Laura Bush, and writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady. The records are composed entirely of videotapes and audiotapes received from the Press Office of Governor George W. Bush. Dates range from 1990 to 2000 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 1995 to 2000. The records are divided into two series: "Videotapes" and "Audiotapes." The "Videotapes" series, 1990 to 2000 and undated, bulk 1995 to 2000, contains approximately 175 videotapes, in both Beta and VHS formats. Topics include taped television appearances and interviews, speeches, press conferences, bill signings, public service announcements, ceremonies, and announcements, among others. The series "Audiotapes," 1996 to 1999 and undated, is composed of approximately 245 audiotapes. Some tapes are numbered, #1-#83 (January 1996-March 1998), but many numbers are duplicated since the numbering began over again at #1 in January 1997 and January 1998. Ten of the tapes are microcassettes; the others are audiocassette format. Topics included taped appearances and interviews, speeches by Governor Bush and Texas First Lady Laura Bush, press and news conferences, bill signings, ceremonies, and announcements, among others. Titles have been taken directly from tape labels. The full form is not apparent for some of the abbreviations used
Governor George W. Bush Appointments Office records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Texas governor appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the Senate) and fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature). The Appointments Office is responsible for naming individuals to serve on state boards and commissions. Appointments Office staff correspondence, appointment application files and resignation letters document applicants for appointed positions during Texas Governor George W. Bush's administration. Materials date 1946, 1955, 1959-2000, bulk 1994-2000. Files of Polly Sowell, Appointments Manager during Governor Bush's term in office, contain correspondence, including letters to and from appointees and potential appointees, recommendations for and against certain appointments, and letters of appreciation and complaint, plus (although only occasionally) attachments such as resumes, press releases, and newspaper clippings, dating 1995-2000. "Appointment application files" include application forms; letters of recommendation, appointment, resignation, and thanks; résumés or curriculum vitae; photographs; judicial appointment questionnaires; forms authorizing the State Bar of Texas or Commission on Judicial Conduct to release information about an appointee to the Governor's Office; Department of Public Safety criminal history check forms; copies of personal financial statements filed with the Ethics Commission; interview notes; legal advice from general counsel staff to appointments staff; telephone messages; news clippings or other publications about applicants and their accomplishments; articles, briefs, opinions, and other writings authored by applicants; campaign literature; medical records; military records; education records including college transcripts; tax records; board or commission minutes; and other materials concerning applicants for appointed positions during Governor George W. Bush's administration. Materials date 1946, 1955, 1959-2000, bulk 1994-2000. Individuals submitted applications to the Governor's Appointments Office for appointment to a broad range of positions including vacant judgeships, state boards and commissions, certain agency heads, river authorities, and branch pilots. "Resignation letters" contain letters from appointees and judges tendering resignation, responses from Governor Bush accepting resignations, and cover letters from commissions or boards concerning the death of appointees or enclosing resignations. Materials date 1994-2000
Governor George W. Bush Budget and Planning Office records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
During Texas Governor George W. Bush's term, the Budget and Planning Office advised the Governor regarding state fiscal matters, prepared the Governor's biennial budget recommendations to the Legislature, monitored state appropriations and operations, analyzed fiscal and economic issues, and performed other duties determined by the Governor. Administrative correspondence, budget development files, statewide cost allocation plans, Grants Team records, and publications were created and/or maintained by the Budget and Planning Office in the course of developing and carrying out budgets and plans for funding Texas state government during the terms of Texas Governor George W. Bush. Types of materials include correspondence, memoranda, tracking slips, reports, statements, plans, proposals, manuals, opinions, printed material, legal documents, questionnaires, contracts, organization charts, notes, publications, memoranda of agreement, executive orders, bylaws, policies and procedures, drafts, budgets, legislative records, speeches, clippings, 3.5-inch floppy disks, and audiocassette tapes, dating 1967 to 2000 and undated, bulk 1990 to 2000, created and/or maintained by the Texas Governor's Budget and Planning Office during the terms of George W. Bush. Albert Hawkins was the Director of the Budget and Planning Office during Bush's terms in office. "Administrative correspondence" comprise the Budget and Planning Office "central files" and contain predominantly incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda that passed between the Budget and Planning staff and various other staff members in the Governor's Office, state agencies, federal agencies, corporations and consultants, state legislators and members of Congress, and various public officials. The subjects of the correspondence concern the development of the state budget and the financial needs and plans of Texas agencies and other state funded institutions, including appropriations, exempt salary issues, consultant contracts pursuant to Wagner-Peyser 7(b) allocations (a program providing employment-related services to veterans), emergency grants, applications for federal funds, allocation of additional full-time, part-time, and temporary employees, receipt of grant funds and other payments from federal bodies, Year 2000 transition costs, and disaster funding. General subjects include welfare to work, tax reform, the funding of public education and distressed communities, and managed care. A few memoranda concern internal Budget and Planning Office polices. Records found in the "State budget development files" aid in documenting the development of the Texas state budget and were submitted by various state agencies to fulfill the reporting requirements of the General Appropriations Acts (House Bills 1) of the 74th and 75th Legislatures. The materials specifically concern, and can include copies of, rules review plans, biennial operating plans, capital acquisition statements and requests, salary level information, fee and tax collection income reports, cost containment reports, position classification statements, exceptional item funding requests, employee bonuses in return for Year 2000 conversion activities, service and population category information, contract approval requests, lawsuit notifications, and various other subjects. Correspondence is frequently addressed to Albert Hawkins, but was logged and handled by the office staff, as indicated by the logging/tracking forms attached to the letters. The role of the Legislative Budget Board in the budget development process can be discerned in some of the materials. A few documents concerning agency exempt salary plans date from the term of Texas Governor Ann Richards and were written by Dale Craymer, her Director of Budget and Planning. Records in the "Statewide cost allocation plans" series concern the creation of plans that track the state's indirect costs and the recovery of those costs for the purpose of satisfying federal grant guidelines. The cost allocation plans were prepared by David M. Griffith & Associates, LTD and by KPMG Peat Marwick. Additional training materials, manuals, and proposals were submitted by David M. Griffith & Associates, LTD. Correspondence and attachments concern the plans and particularly involve communications with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the agency designated by OMB (U.S. Office of Management and Budget) as the cognizant agency responsible for negotiating indirect, fringe benefit (and other specialty) rates and issuing related rate agreements for a significant number of organizations receiving federal awards. Budget and Planning Office Grant's Team staff member Tom Adams figures prominently in the majority of the correspondence. Major subjects of concern in the records center around costs that the federal government disallowed, particularly charges regarding the Capitol Complex Telephone System and the Uniform Group Insurance Program (UGIP). Some of the materials date from the terms of Texas Governors William P. Clements and Ann Richards and involve Budget and Planning Directors Sheila Beckett and Dale Craymer. "Property tax relief records" are written testimony, public testimony registration cards, sign-in sheets, audiocassette tapes ofpublic hearings, and correspondence, 1976 to 1996, bulk 1996, created, received, or maintained by the Governor's Office of Budget and Planning, which provided administrative support to the Citizen's Committee on Property Tax Relief. The committee was created by Texas Governor George W. Bush to explore ways to reduce property taxes. The Staff Work Group on Property Tax Relief, composed of designees of Governor bush, Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, House Speaker Pete Laney, and Comptroller John Sharp, was created to develop possible replacements for the school property tax without providing recommendations. Registration cards include the names of individuals testifying at hearings held by the citizen's committee, title and address of those testifying, who they represent, and the location of the public hearing. Hearings were held in Amarillo, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Harlingen, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio, Tyler, and Wichita Falls. Testimony was presented by state officials; former state officials; representatives of organizations, businesses, and agriculture; and home owners, including those on fixed incomes. Correspondence was sent by individuals unable to attend the hearings. The Grants Team monitors the federal, state, and private funding information resources and alerts state legislators, state agencies, non-profit organizations, all subdivisions of government and individuals to funding opportunities. "Records of the Grants Team" include correspondence, memoranda, letters and memoranda of agreement, grant reference materials, casework, executive orders, strategic plans, evaluations, reports, publications, bylaws, policies and procedures, manuals, printed materials, calendars, drafts, budgets, performance measures, legislative records, speeches, opinions, clippings, web page printouts, forms, organization charts, mailing lists, notes, telephone directories, travel and purchase records, and 3.5-inch floppy disks that date 1967 to 2000 and were maintained by the Grants Team in the Texas Office of the Governor's Budget and Planning Office during the tenure of George W. Bush. "Grants Team records of assistance to regional planning commissions," dating 1967 to 1999, document the activities of the administrations of all Texas governors from John Connally to George W. Bush in the origination, development, and functioning of Texas' regional assistance funding program and regional planning commissions. Staff member Tom Adams figures prominently in the records from the 1990s. Initial records contain founding executive orders and governing legislation, Attorney General opinions, speeches, early policies and procedures, proposals, rationales, and reports concerning the regional council/commission system and its relationship to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 701 program. The redelineation files concern the biennial reviews, beginning in 1971, of state planning region boundaries by the Governor's Office. The general files contain information about all of the regional planning councils, such as funding allocation formulas, general correspondence, requests for project funds, and the 1996 quarterly/annual reports for all of the councils. The final section of records consists of files for each of the individual planning councils. The files generally include reports, correspondence, and other information submitted to enable the councils to receive state planning assistance funds. "Denise Francis' files" cover a wide range of subjects handled as head of the Grants Team. "Staff casework records" respond to requests for assistance in locating and obtaining grant funds."Training files" document workshops presented by Grants Team staff around Texas from 1998 to 2000. "Agency strategic plans and reports," 1995-1996, seem to have been submitted in 1996 in accordance with the responsibility of the Texas Governor's Budget and Planning office's Grants Team to collect and analyze performance data from state agencies on maximizing federal funds. The records of the Budget and Planning Office include eight publications maintained in that office during the terms of George W. Bush. The publications concern proposed Texas state budgets, a budget policy message to the 74th Legislature in the form of a published speech, statewide strategic planning elements from 1998 and 2000, and property tax relief
Governor George W. Bush General Counsel's general correspondence by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This is the general correspondence of Texas Governor George W. Bush's General Counsel, dating 1963-1964, 1975, 1985-2000 (bulk 1995-2000). The files consist of incoming and outgoing letters, and attachments, such as court records, resumes, and legislation divided into topical files and correspondence with constituents. Topical files concern consular matters, inmate correspondence, executive clemency requests, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) correspondence, ethics, Attorney General correspondence (includes files on claims and child support), and personnel correspondence (generally letters of resignation, letters of appointment, or applications for jobs/internships). The constituent correspondence covers a wide variety of issues, usually involving legal issues or a request handled by the General Counsel's office, like requests for pardons, emergency medical reprieves for inmates, or paroles. Most of the outgoing letters are signed by the Deputy or Assistant General Counsel, Petrus (Pete) Wassdorf or Donna Garcia Davidson. Topics covered in other types of requests include disciplinary proceedings, counties asking for a ban on fireworks, consular notification of foreign nationals in Texas prisons, treatment of prisoners, Republic of Texas (separatist group), environmental issues, Internet privacy, medical malpractice claims, interstate child custody court jurisdiction, Indian gambling casinos, gambling indictments, proposed legislation, and development of the Texas Legal Service Plan Special Committee
Governor George W. Bush Policy Office records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Policy Office under Texas Governor George W. Bush advised the governor on emerging problems and opportunities and developed policy options for the governor's consideration; it also helped ensure that the governor's policies were implemented by state agencies and commissions. The office was organized around specialized issues such as education, criminal justice, health and human services, natural resources, economic development, and transportation. Records of the Policy Office during the tenure of Texas Governor George W. Bush (1995-2000) include correspondence; policy memoranda; records of the Texas Strategic Economic Development Planning Commission; records of the Governor's Faith-Based Task Force and Charitable Choice; bill files; questionnaire replies; reports on, or related to, technology education and the need for a high-tech workforce; records regarding the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs' sunset process and low-income housing; and assorted pamphlets, publications, press releases, photographs, and a calendar. The materials date from 1970, 1982 to 2000, undated, with the bulk of the records dating 1995 to 2000
Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office proclamation files by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office of the Texas Governor's Office issued proclamations to acknowledge noteworthy individuals and special events. Records are proclamations (copies of the official memoranda signed by Texas Governor George W. Bush); memos to Joe Allbaugh, Executive Assistant, through Karen Hughes, Communications Director, from Correspondence/Constituent Services staff requesting approval for the proclamation; routing slips, initialed by Shirley Green, Correspondence Director, and staff from relevant divisions within the Texas Governor's Office; proclamation drafts; correspondence with the requesting individual or organization; and press releases, clippings, printed material, photographs, three computer floppy disks, one audio cassette and CD, and other background information on the organizations, issues, and events being recognized in the proclamations. These are proclamations and associated materials, created and maintained by Governor Bush's Correspondence/Constituent Services office, dating 1854, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1943, 1949-1950, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1980-2000, the bulk dating 1995-2000. Included is a file of proclamations for 2001 events that were written in 2000. Proclamations are ceremonial documents signed by Texas Governor George W. Bush in observance of special days, weeks, months, or years, such as Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Library Week, Adoption Awareness Month, and the Year of the Veteran. Proclamations for Texas non-profit organizations with statewide, or at least regional, interests, are occasionally issued in honor of deceased individuals, and never contain the name of a for-profit organization in the proclamation title. See the "Proclamation and Greeting Guidelines"document for details on the do's and don'ts of proclamation writing. The proclamation process was a routine function of the Governor's Office, though the materials submitted with the proclamation request bring together information on a variety of organizations, issues, and events
First Lady Laura Bush's files (Part II) by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. The records in this finding aid are correspondence, press releases and news clippings, invitations and regrets, Texas Book Festival notebooks, foundation files, and office files, 1994 to 2000, bulk 1995 to 1999, concerning Texas First Lady Laura Bush. The series "Correspondence" consists of correspondence (incoming and outgoing) between the general public and Texas First Lady Laura Bush, ranging in date from 1994-1999. The largest subseries is general correspondence; other prominent subseries include recipe requests, Texas writers (which includes correspondence with Janice Woods Windle, Ruthe Winegarten, Sandra Cisneros, and other Texas authors), and auction items and requests. "Press releases and news clippings" relate to Texas First Lady Laura Bush or areas of interest to her professionally, such as interviews with authors featured at the Texas Book Festival or projects at local public libraries. The materials range in date from May 1994 to July 1999. The "Invitations and regrets" series, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999, is composed of declined invitations to Texas First Lady Laura Bush and response letters of regret sent by the Office of the First Lady. The records themselves include letters, cards, faxes, programs, brochures, and other documentation concerning these invitations. Also contained are invitations forwarded to the Office of the First Lady by the Scheduling Office of Governor George W. Bush. "Texas Book Festival notebooks," 1996-2000, document the First Lady's participation and interest in the Texas Book Festival. The records include meeting packets handed out, press releases, speeches, correspondence, financial records, and news clippings concerning the Texas Book Festival. The "Foundation files," 1996-2000, contain meeting materials, attendee lists, agendas, correspondence and e-mails, all concerning charitable foundations Texas First Lady Laura Bush was interested in, such as the El Paso Del Norte Health Foundation, Meadows Foundation, Inc., Sid Richardson Foundation, and the Tocker Foundation, and other resources for philanthropic work to be carried out by the Texas Office of the First Lady. The last series, "Office files," is made up of telephone logs, listing location and telephone number called, for the Office of the First Lady from January 1995 to December 1998, and a visitors register spanning January 29, 1999 to December 28, 1999. The call logs are grouped together by month and headed by a form memorandum from Vickers Meadows, director of administration in the Governor's Office. There is a gap in telephone records from December 1996 to October 1997. The visitors register book contains individual visitors' names, home addresses, time and date of visit, and a brief note written by the visitor. Two of the entries postdate Laura Bush's tenure as Texas First Lady
Governor George W. Bush General Counsel's executive clemency files by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
These are clemency applications presented to Texas Governor George W. Bush by his General Counsel's office for prisoners or convicted felons out on parole wishing a pardon, asking to have their sentence commuted, asking for an emergency medical reprieve, or asking for a pardon/commutation under Senate Concurrent Resolution 26 (passed by the 72nd Legislature in 1991), which requires the Governor to focus special consideration upon pardon applicants whose crime arguably was a response to severe spousal abuse. The files contain a pardon application tracking form; an executive summary from the General Counsel (GC) to Bush stating a summary of the facts, evidence, proceedings, the Board of Pardons and Paroles recommendation, the GC recommendation, and the Governor's decision - deny or grant (these are initialed by the Governor); or memos with facts about the applicant, not including voting information. Dates covered are 1961, 1965, 1968, 1974, 1983-2000, the bulk dating 1995-2000. There are voting memos present for most cases, some that list multiple cases. These memos were sent to the governor and contain a minimum of facts about the case with the GC's recommendation (deny/grant). Also present may be notes about the case, pardon proclamations, correspondence of trial officials and attorneys with the governor and/or the Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP), court records, BPP voting summaries, BPP case file materials, Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) inmate records, criminal histories, law enforcement records, press releases, clippings, and petitions for pardons based on innocence, such as DNA testing in old rape cases that exonerates the inmate
Governor George W. Bush Press Office speech and press files for First Lady Laura Bush by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the Governor, as well as First Lady; writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady; and collecting, copying, and distributing copies of newspaper clippings about the Governor, First Lady, and issues of concern to Texans. Laura Bush acted as First Lady of Texas from January 17, 1995 to December 21, 2000. These speech and press files covering First Lady Laura Bush's activities were maintained by the Governor's Press Office. Files contain newspaper clippings, press releases and media advisories, speeches given by the First Lady (both drafts and finished copy), scripts for PSAs, event forms, correspondence, staff memoranda, reports (e.g. the First Lady's Early Childhood Development Initiative), media lists, publications, conference materials, audiotapes and videotapes. The records date from 1980 to 2000 and undated, with the bulk of the records being from 1995 to 2000. In general, these files reflect the wide variety of issues of interest to First Lady Laura Bush. Especially well represented are her concerns with literacy, early childhood development, libraries, and art. The series event files, 1995-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1999, provides information on events in which Texas First Lady Laura Bush participated. The folders in this series usually have a title specifying the event and/or topic the event is connected to and contain material on the event. Most but not all folders contain event forms, which supply the following information: name of event, date, time, location, contact information, other participants, attire, audience (size, description), length of speech if applicable, whether there will be a question-and-answer session, moderator, topic, speaker introducing Mrs. Bush, and other relevant information as added by the primary event contact person. Some of these files also contain speeches, press releases, newspaper clippings, and other documentation associated with the event in question. Correspondence and subject files, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, contains both correspondence and subject files with background information on topics Laura Bush took an interest in as Texas First Lady. The correspondence files of this series include drafts and templates, as well as copies of final signed letters, often with the incoming letter attached. Correspondents include private citizens, members of organizations, and public officials/employees. Arrangement is somewhat topical, often including a mixture of speeches, news clippings, and other relevant information in the same folder. Lists of media contacts contain addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers for various newspaper, magazine, radio, and television staff. This series also contains some staff memoranda, mostly from Lynn Denton (a staff member of the Policy Office of Governor Bush), either to the First Lady, to other staff, or to both. There are also some files from Charlene Fern of the Governor's Press Office. The subject files provide background information on topics, initiatives, events, and individuals of interest to Laura Bush as First Lady. There are also conference materials and related publications and two First Lady speech indices. A few folders were empty and have been removed, but the folder titles are listed below in the container listing; notations indicate which were empty. [Note: The majority of the files contain working papers, possibly excepted from disclosure (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111). Because these items are present in the majority of folders, they are not individually marked as confidential in the folder inventory.]
Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office Robos research and background files by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office was responsible for preparing replies to many of the letters written to Texas Governor George W. Bush's Office. Robos (robotype correspondence) research and background files were created while developing and revising computer-generated form response letters for topics that produced large volumes of mail in the Governor's Office. Records are final versions and drafts of response letters and FAQs (frequently asked questions), originals and copies of incoming letters (logged, some unlogged) used as samples when crafting the response, news clippings, press releases, speeches, printouts from Internet sites, emails, legislation, bill analyses, yellow routing slips, green Robos forms (listing author of letter, what division it belongs to in the Robos table of contents, main and second subjects, etc.), notes, and memos, dating 1993-2000, bulk 1995-2000. Subjects include border issues, child issues, economic development, education, employees, environment, energy, federal issues, government issues, greetings, health, insurance, military, social issues, state agency issues, student letters, taxes, transportation, utilities, welfare, crime, legal issues, budget, and legislative issues. There are also miscellaneous Robos and mini-Robos files, which relate to issues of concern to a narrower constituency. Shirley Green, head of the Correspondence/Constituent Services for most of Governor Bush's tenure, made numerous comments regarding grammar and procedures. Karen Hughes, Communications Director; Vance McMahan, Policy Director; Margaret LaMontagne, Senior Advisor; and other Governor's Office staff provided input on the content and revision of a number of the letters to ensure they reflected the Governor's policies. A very few letters include comments from Governor Bush (including topics such as capital punishment, litigation, and Medicaid reform). Post-it notes have been photocopied onto acid-free paper and then discarded. Folder titles were added by the archivist based on alpha-numeric designations and topics assigned by Correspondence staff, which had been noted on the top right-hand corner of materials. This finding aid describes one series of Texas Governor George W. Bush's records. See Texas Governor George W. Bush: An Introduction to Records ( for more record series. If you are reading this electronically, click on the link to go to the finding aid. If you are reading this in paper, the overall finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder
Governor George W. Bush General Counsel execution files, 1886, 1892, 1903, 1912-1921, 1925, 1932, 1939-2000 (bulk 1986-2000) by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
These are the files of the Office of the General Counsel of Texas Governor George Bush that were created to track the cases of death row inmates and document intervention by the courts, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and the governor through appeals, requests for stays of execution, or clemency. The files consist of execution summaries by the Governor's General Counsel and summaries by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP) (or by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the BPP); memos and correspondence; clemency petitions; affidavits; court documents (judgements, opinions, appeals, motions, orders, etc.); notes; records from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate files, including medical or psychological summaries or reports, disciplinary reports, social histories, and other internal reports about specific inmates, police reports, investigative reports of detectives, crime lab reports, fingerprint records, and occasionally, crime scene and/or autopsy photos; Department of Public Safety criminal history records; clippings; case summaries from the "SouthWestern Reporter " or similar court reports; citations from online legal sources; audio and video tapes; and death penalty protest letters. Dates covered are 1886, 1892, 1903, 1912-1921, 1925, 1932, 1939-2000, with the bulk dating 1986-2000. Closely related to the inmate's execution case files are a set of death penalty notebooks, which seemed to serve as a reading file on each inmate scheduled for execution, containing copies of the execution summaries by the governor's general counsel, clippings, and copies of the clemency petitions. The notebooks also contain several sections of subject clippings files. There is no documentation showing who prepared or used the binders. Also present is a large group of death penalty protest letters consisting largely of incoming letters and postcards written to Governor Ann Richards (Bush's predecessor), generally protesting the scheduled execution of specific inmates on death row. Very few outgoing letters are present. The letters to Richards were maintained in the General Counsel's Office after she left the governor's office because the inmates had not yet been executed. Letters written to protest executions during Bush's term are largely filed in the "General correspondence" series, with a small amount present in the "Execution case files." Additional letters are in the "Correspondence/Constituent Services Office bulk mail not logged, Capital punishment correspondence" series
Governor George W. Bush Executive Office records by Texas( file )
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Executive Office records of Texas Governor George W. Bush (1995-2000) include printouts of and attachments to the electronic gift log; schedules and calendars including a transition office calendar; Transition Office correspondence; copies of out-of-state letters notifying the acting governor when Bush would be absent from and returning to the state to resume his gubernatorial duties; autograph and photo requests; photo op requests and attachments; Press Christmas party photographs; and visitors' registers. The material dates from 1976, 1982-1984, 1987, 1989-2000 (bulk 1995-2000)
Governor George W. Bush General Counsel legislation and other records by Texas( file )
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Duties of the Texas Governor's General Counsel include providing statute interpretations; tracking inmates on death row as their cases move through the judicial process, including all appeals to the governor for commutations or stays of execution; analyzing proposed legislation and regulations for validity and legal effect; handling extradition and requisition matters; coordinating ethics guidelines and training for the governor's office; and providing legal advice and handling litigation filed against the governor or the Governor's Office, in conjunction with actions of the Attorney General on the governor's behalf. Records are legislation; agency rules, policies, and procedures; and calendars, maintained by general counsel staff during Governor George W. Bush's tenure in office. Types of materials include legislative bills and bill analyses, fiscal notes, notices of hearings, amendments, committee agenda and minutes, notes, research, case summaries, statutes, witness lists, open government impact statements, an Attorney General opinion, briefings, comments, a comparison chart, schedules, correspondence, folder labels, calendars, memoranda, rules, policies, procedures, clippings, articles, publications, a retention schedule, and a directory, 1981, 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1999. Legislation maintained by Assistant General Counsel James Hines covers bills related to open records, open meetings, and the judiciary introduced during the 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999. Agency rules, policies, and procedure, 1981, 1990-2000, undated, concern ethics, extradition, records retention, public information, media interviews, and general counsel duties. Calendars kept by general counsel staff, 1998-2000, provide a record of meetings and events, including execution dates, staff meetings, and personal appointments
Governor George W. Bush Legislative Office records by Texas( Archival Material )
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The Legislative Office under Texas Governor George W. Bush (also referred to as the Legislative Affairs Office) advised the governor on legislative matters and assisted in developing and promoting the governor's legislative goals. These records include bill files (correspondence, signature sheets, action reports, bill analysis, bill histories, copies of bills (initial, enrolled, engrossed), memoranda, notes, press releases, and news clippings), correspondence (letters, memoranda, e-mail, and faxes), resumes, and subject files (containing notes, articles, newspaper clippings, press releases, reports, tables, issue papers, briefing documents, talking points, conference papers, procedure drafts, brochures, agenda, legislation, litigation, etc.). They date 1988, 1990, 1992-2000, and undated, bulk 1995-2000. These records document the work of the Governor's office in promoting the passage of key legislation during the 74th, 75th, and 76th Texas Legislatures. The staff records (Director's correspondence, and Deputy Director's research/resource files) are particularly rich in documenting education (especially the promotion of literacy and reading, the "school-to-work" concept of matching education with society's demonstrated vocational/career needs, school finance reform, and charter schools). Also covered (although minimally so) are a variety of other issues: child support enforcement, border trade and transportation, unmarried teen parents, a statewide gang database, illegal gambling, welfare reform, sexual misconduct by clergy and mental health/health care professionals, prison overcrowding, tort reform, hazardous waste disposal, regulation of mortgage lenders, concealed handguns, initiative/referendum, etc. The most voluminous of this office's records are the bill files, which likely cover the full spectrum of legislative advocacy by the Governor's office
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