In the tumultuous years following the Civil War, violence and lawlessness plagued the state of Texas, often overwhelming the ability of local law enforcement to maintain order. In response, Reconstruction-era governor Edmund J. Davis created a statewide police force that could be mobilized whenever and wherever local authorities were unable or unwilling to control lawlessness.
- Texas State Library and Archives Commission
- Access to state archives and TRAIL , which searches and locates information from over 180 Texas state agency web servers.
- Texas Online
- State of Texas government and law link. Online access to license renewals, public records, voter registration and political representatives.
- Texas State Directory
- Although this is a commercial site, there is quite a lot of information available about Texas for free under the helpful links. This directory has been a source of information on government in Texas since 1935.
- Texas Almanac
- Like the Texas State Directory, this is a commercial site with a lot of free content. By clicking on the topics listed on the left side of the screen, users can access content from the current Almanac.
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