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Texas Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)

Works: 28 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 225 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 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 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
First Lady Laura Bush's files (Part I) 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 of Texas First Lady Laura Bush in these series are large-print texts of speeches written for and presented by Mrs. Bush, ranging in date from about 1994 to July 1999, bulk 1995 to 1999; daily schedules, February 1995 to June 1999; and itinerary information, February 1995 to October 1999. Most of the records in these series date from 1995 to 1998. Fewer records exist for 1999 and none for the year 2000, most likely due to Laura Bush's increasing involvement with her husband's presidential campaign at that time. Most of the speeches in the first series of this finding aid contain a heading identifying the event, the date, and, in some cases, the location. Some of the speeches include handwritten notes, revisions, and pronunciation hints. This series includes copies of the closing prayer at the swearing in of Tony Garza as Texas Secretary of State, the opening speeches of the Texas Book Festival, and remarks from the First Ladies' Children's Summit. The daily schedules series consists of records taken from loose-leaf binders containing daily schedules for Texas First Lady Laura Bush, day-by-day and minute-by-minute, February 1995 to June 1999. They provide precise detail concerning the times and places of her departures and arrivals, indicating the nature of the events, the mode of transportation (including who is on a given manifest), contact persons (with phone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses) and other pertinent information, including copies of original invitations, fliers, related newspaper articles, and handwritten notations. Many of the schedules also include event information for Laura Bush's daughters Barbara and Jenna. As with the Governor Bush schedules (which mirror these Laura Bush schedules), review for personal family details and other information exempt from disclosure under the Public Information Act must be done prior to release to the public. The records of the itinerary information series consist of annual appointment calendars and event files, arranged chronologically by event, February 1995 to October 1999, for Texas First Lady Laura Bush. Each folder is labeled with the event and the date. The location is frequently also included and a brief notation in the case of event cancellation. Types of documents include yearly appointment calendars, travel arrangements, correspondence (e.g. invitations, acceptances, and thank-you notes), event information forms, agenda, remarks for Mrs. Bush, media advisories, newspaper clippings, event photographs, mailing lists, brochures and other publications, especially conference, meeting, or general information packets. Event information forms include the sponsor organization name and a brief description of the organization, the event name, date, time, and location, primary contact information, other participants, appropriate attire, audience, and, if the event includes a speaking engagement, details on the desired length and topic. These information forms are included for most but not all events. The number of pages for each event can range from a single-page letter declining an event to several folders' worth, particularly in the case of the First Ladies' Children's Summit, Main Street tours, the President's Summit for America's Future, and other conferences
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 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
Official memorandum : [Proclaiming September 17-23, 1999 U.S. Constitution Week] by Texas( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Signed proclamation by Governor George W. Bush encouraging all Texans to join the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in recognizing the importance of the Constitution in American History and proclaiming September 17-23, 1999 U.S. Constitution Week
Governor George W. Bush Texas Film Commission records by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library 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 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 Press Office news releases and staff files by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Press Office was responsible for managing media relations for the governor, the governor's spouse, and the administration, including preparing news releases to disseminate information about Texas Governor George W. Bush's actions. General, appointment, legislative, and chronological news releases document information that was released to the media. Staff files document interactions of Karen Hughes and other Press Office staff with members of the media. Records are news releases, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, speeches and talking points, transcripts, executive orders and proclamations, enabling legislation, reports, publications and printed material, appointment application forms, biographies, resumes, and vitae of appointees, board or commission summary information, maps, charts and graphs, or lists. Materials date 1990-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000. General news releases cover a wide variety of topics including criminal justice, education, environment, transportation, and welfare. Appointment news releases provide biographical and statistical information on Governor Bush's appointees to agencies, boards, commissions, task forces, the judiciary, district attorneys, and universities. Legislative news releases focus on legislation signed or vetoed by Governor Bush during the 74th, 75th, and 76th Texas Legislatures. Chronological news releases provide date access to gubernatorial and gubernatorial campaign releases. Staff files concern requests for interviews, quotes, and appearances by Governor Bush
Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office bulk mail not logged, 1994-2000, undated 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. Types of records in this series include correspondence, ballots, petitions, and related materials. Dates range from 1994 to 2000 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 1995 to 2000. The records of the Texas Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office bulk mail not logged in the central correspondence database are divided into four series: capital punishment correspondence, state opinion ballots, Texas congratulatory correspondence, and other bulk mail. "Capital punishment correspondence," is composed of letters sent to the Texas Governor's Office during George W. Bush's term in office concerning protests against the death penalty in general and in favor of sparing specific individuals on death row. Inmates who have a significant amount of correspondence concerning them include Odell Barnes, Clarence Lackey, Joseph Stanley Faulder, and Irineo Tristan Montoya. Some correspondence is in Spanish. "State opinion ballots" are form letters sent to the Texas Governor's Office with brief statements on selected issues, prepared by National Write Your Congressman, Inc. There are two versions in each of the three groupings. Issues listed on the 1995-1996 ballots include tax reform, state treasurer position, welfare reform, initiative and referendum, term limits, concealed weapons, juvenile justice, and education reform. Issues on the 1998-1999 ballots include abortion, employer immunity, Olympics, and school vouchers. Issues on the 2000 ballots include same sex marriages, employment at will, and parental consent for abortions. Other information on the ballots includes date and name, occupation, and address of person filling out the ballot. "Texas congratulatory correspondence" is composed of letters sent to Governor/President-elect George W. Bush congratulating him on his election as President of the United States. Correspondence includes attachments such as clippings and photographs. Among the correspondents are friends, local officials, children, and other supporters, with a very few opponents. This subseries contains letters that are post-election but before the outcome of the election in Florida was determined. Some letters are stamped GWB with a date, but most letters have no date stamps. Only a few were entered in the Bush correspondence database. Response to the correspondence is not attached, but GC-1 appears as a notation and some letters have check marks and initials, made by the Governor's Office staff member who handled the correspondence. "Other bulk mail" records are form letters, petitions, school district performance reviews, correspondence, and emails sent to the Texas Governor's Office, concerning sea turtles; the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Network; Rio Grande Valley housing; death penalty for juveniles; United Nations; religious freedom; law enforcement; and parental rights. This subseries also includes correspondence dating toward the end of Bush's tenure as Texas Governor that was not entered in the central correspondence database. (Exceptions are noted in the folder listing.)
Cutting Texas taxes : a plan to reduce school property taxes by Texas( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office central correspondence files by Texas( file )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office of the Texas Governor's Office was responsible for preparing replies to many of the letters written to Governor George W. Bush. These records are correspondence and related records sent to Governor George W. Bush by various correspondents, usually, but not always, constituents. Dates range from 1955 to 2000 and undated with the bulk of records dating 1995 to 2000. Types of letters and subjects include greetings from Governor Bush on anniversaries, births, birthdays, retirements, and weddings of honorees; welcome greetings for special events; letters of support or protest, especially concerning executions, Confederate plaques on the Supreme Court building, hate crimes legislation, teacher compensation, and environmental issues; letters of appreciation and thanks; letters of recommendation, appointment, and resignation; and requests for auction items for charities. Correspondents include legislators and other elected or appointed officials, corporations, organizations, and the general public. Most Christmas cards were not retained by the Governor's Office. The records have been fully processed up to correspondence item number 9609060016 with a list of missing correspondence items maintained by State Archives staff. However, after this point, due to the high volume of correspondence, these records received minimal processing only. Beginning in July 2011, several items of correspondence were found in alternate locations and refiled appropriately. Although some of these items date as early as 1995, the bulk of these items are from November to December 2000. A list of these records was not created, but may contain some letters listed in the fully processed central correspondence records as missing. Four cubic feet of photocopies of correspondence stamped pending, November to December 1997, are also present. Two oversize rolled items sent to Governor Bush by constituents are listed at the end of this finding aid
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
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 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
Governor George W. Bush Press Office web site development files, 1890-2000, undated by Texas( file )
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Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included creating and maintaining the Internet web site for the Governor's Office. Types of records in this series include photographs, publications, articles, computer disks, CD-ROMs, a program, audio cassettes, videocassettes, memoranda, notes, negatives, slides, proof sheets, news clippings, correspondence, faxes, e-mails, and press releases. Dates range from 1890 to 2000 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 1995 to 2000. The records of the Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office web site development files are divided into two subseries: web site files and photographs. The subseries "Web site files," 1987 to 2000, contains hard-copy publications (providing background information and ideas for the Governor's Office web site) and a videocassette, audio cassettes, computer disks, and CD-ROMs, dealing with a variety of subjects. Other records in this series are printouts of pages from the Lone Star Leaders and Legislative Information web sites, plus associated correspondence, faxes, e-mails, memoranda, press releases, publications, and photographs. A history of Governor Bush?s web site includes a historical analysis and sample pages from the web site in 1996, 1998, and 2000. Topics covered by the analysis include design, navigation and links, technology, and content. Finally, a group of alphabetical topic files concerns subjects such as criminal justice, disabilities, the Governor?s Mansion, proclamations, and the Women?s Commission, among others. The series "Web site photographs" consists of more than 838 photographs relating to Governor George Bush, events he participated in, and the Governor's Office web site, dating 1890 to 2000 and undated. Most of the photographs in this series are copies of photographs obtained from other repositories or photographs sent to the Governor's Office by participants in the events depicted. Many of the photographs were given a unique ID number by the Press Office staff and grouped into several categories, including family, campaign, inauguration, and web design. These photographs are labeled with an alphanumeric code indicating category, date (when known), and item number. Many of the family history photographs were obtained from the George Bush Presidential Library. One group contains historical photographs for possible use on the Governor's inauguration web site. These photographs are copies obtained from the holdings of the Texas State Preservation Board, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio. Most of the remaining records are unlabeled photographs, negatives, and proof sheets of Governor Bush at various events with constituents and related textual materials
Governor George W. Bush Press Office clippings, 1995-2000, undated by Texas( file )
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Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included collecting, copying, and distributing copies of newspaper clippings about the Governor, First Lady, and issues of concern to Texans. Records in this series are news clippings. Dates range from 1995 to 2000 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 1995 to 1997. Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office clippings are divided into four subseries: newspaper clippings (original clips), Texas Press Association clippings, Governor's news clippings, and miscellaneous newspaper clippings. Clippings are often policy-oriented, but there are also articles that are campaign- or personality-oriented. Topics cover a range of public policy issues, including gun control, tort reform, library openings, military base closings, racial profiling, and other issues. Note: The magazines and newspapers, dating 1994 to 2001, 13.62 cubic ft., collected by the Press Office were determined not to have archival value. A list was prepared to document the holdings, and the Bush Library will make a determination on whether or not to add these items to its library collection. To review this list, please submit a request to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), or email ( "Newspaper clippings" is composed of original newspaper clippings, January 1995 to February 2000, housed in envelopes. Each envelope contains about one week of clippings, sometimes bundled by day. At the beginning of the series, each clipping was identified by date and newspaper. Later clippings are not well identified, and there are many misfilings. Some envelopes also contain Texas Press Association (TPA) clippings and Texas Clipping Service (TCS) clippings, each identifiable by the tag pasted on the envelope. "Texas Press Association clippings" is composed of original newspaper clippings, January 1995 to December 2000. Most of the clippings are still in the envelopes sent from the Texas Press Association to Karen Hughes, director of Communications, in the Governor's Press Office. Each envelope contains several days and/or weeks worth of clippings. Individual clippings are identified with a "Press Clips, Texas Press Association" tag, which also has the newspaper title pre-printed and a date stamp. Many of the articles are very brief, often containing only photographs. Smaller newspapers (such as the "Alpine Avalanche", "Woodlands Sun," "Buna Beacon," and "Dallas Novedades" are heavily represented. "Governor's news clippings," January 1995 to December 2000, are copies of Legislative Clipping Service clippings from the Texas Legislative Reference Library, plus copies labeled "Office of the Governor George W. Bush: News Clips" and some copies of clippings from the Texas Press Association (e.g., Office of the Governor News Clips Supplement, TPA Clips). Each day is in a manila folder. Most boxes contain two months or less of clippings. The "Office of the Governor" copies are printed out from the Lexis-Nexis website. "Miscellaneous news clippings,"1995 to 1997 and undated, contains various Associated Press clips and Texas Press Association clips, a mix of photocopies and originals, foldered by month and day, and a few subject folders
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