Texas Government Spotlight

We’d like to recognize the Texas government agencies that partner with us to make online services available to you.

  • Information about Civil Rights and Discrimination

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    The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) website includes information about civil rights and discrimination, including:

    Employment and Housing discrimination - complaint procedures, deadlines, resolution and more

    Fair Housing & Equal Employment Opportunity Training and Presentations

    Commission on Human Rights - the Commissioners who govern TWC's Civil Rights Division and meetings materials

    Personnel Policies & Procedures Reviews - required reviews of personnel policies and procedures for each state agency, public institution and system of higher education to ensure compliance

    Firefighter tests - recommended tests, which are nationally recognized by independent authorities, for firefighter positions

  • Texas State Parks need your help

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    Record drought and heat, devastating wildfires, and a drop in visitation have led to a critical situation for state parks. As a result, $4.6 million is needed to offset this shortfall and help keep parks open. Thankfully there is an easy way to help. Now, you can donate $5 or more to Texas State Parks when you renew your vehicle registration. It’s simple, whether you register your motor vehicle by mail, at the county tax office or online in counties which offer online payment. By donating when you renew your vehicle registration, you are helping keep state parks opened and maintained. Texas State Parks won’t be the same without you.

  • The Skills Development Fund

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    The Skills Development Fund grant program, a statewide initiative administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, helps employers in need of specific workforce skills and workers seeking new skills. The Texas Workforce Commission works in partnership with local workforce development boards across the state, known as Workforce Solutions Offices, to connect workers with jobs and help employers train, recruit and retain skilled workers. Grants from the Skills Development Fund are awarded to local community and technical colleges who partner with employers to provide customized job training. The program has been credited with creating or upgrading thousands of jobs throughout the state. These public-private partnerships serve the needs of local communities by creating a highly skilled labor force, partnering with local community colleges and providing an economic boost through job creation and increased income for workers. The Texas Legislature has allocated $48.5 million to fund these grants in the 2012-13 biennium. More information about Skills Development Fund grants is available at: skills.texasworkforce.org

  • Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)

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    DIR promotes a shared vision for Texas that maximizes the value of the state’s technology investment by identifying common areas of interest, using technology to advance agency missions, and preserving flexibility to innovate. DIR provides a statewide leadership role by leveraging the state’s investment in shared technology, protecting technology assets and citizen privacy, simplifying access to government services and information, and promoting the innovative use of technology across the state.

  • Pay TAHC Lab & Program Fees Online

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    The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) now offers an easy, convenient way for veterinarians to pay state-federal laboratory fees and TAHC customers to remit program fees online. Health Certificate/Passport Ordering is also available online. The mission of TAHC is to protect and enhance the health of Texas’ livestock, exotic livestock and poultry industries. Visit the Texas Animal Health Commission website for more information!

  • Renew Your Nurse License Online and More

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    The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) offers an easy way to renew licenses online. Nursing students seeking Texas nurse licensure by examination can complete and submit an application online. Nurses licensed outside of Texas who wish to practice nursing in Texas can apply online for licensure by endorsement. Additionally, employers can use a convenient online service to verify nurse licenses. A variety of information related to the practice of nursing in Texas can be found on the BON website. For over 100 years, the Board has worked to protect and promote the welfare of Texans by ensuring that anyone holding a nursing license in Texas is competent to practice safely.

  • Online Manufactured Housing Forms and Information

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    Manufactured Housing license holders can quickly renew their licenses, submit and pay for Notices of Installation, and access industry information on the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Manufactured Housing Division’s license holders page. Taxing entities can record and release tax liens on manufactured homes through the MHD Tax Lien Database. In addition, home ownership, installation, and titling records and other important information can be found by searching the Manufactured Housing Database.

  • Apply for Capitol Access Pass

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    Get quick access to the Capitol with Capitol Access Pass (CAP), courtesy of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Now regular Capitol visitors can avoid long security lines by applying for a pass online. The online service, including a background investigation and screening process, is available to anyone 21 and older (or 18 and older if in the military). Once you’re approved by DPS, you simply go to the ‘Capitol Access Pass’ line, present your DPS-issued driver license or ID card, and skip the wait!

  • Texas Military Forces - A Relevant, Ready Partner

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    The mission of the Texas Military Forces (TXMF) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad. The Texas Military Forces are commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Adjutant General's Department, the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS). Our strategic goals are: Put People First, Be Relevant, Be Ready, Communicate, and Partner.

  • Renew Your Vehicle Registration Online

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    Renew and relax! TxDMV offers online vehicle registration renewal in 181 counties across Texas. It’s fast and easy to renew – just have your VIN, license plate number, insurance info, and credit card on hand. While you’re at it, don’t forget to sign up for TxDMV’s eReminder service and they’ll send you an email reminder 3 weeks before your vehicle registration is due again.

  • VoteTexas.gov

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    VoteTexas.gov is your official online source for voting information in Texas. On VoteTexas.gov, check to see if you are registered to vote, download a voter registration application, and find answers to frequently asked questions about voting in Texas. You can also find updates about upcoming elections and even remind friends and family to vote. VoteTexas.gov is here to help you make your mark on Texas.

  • File Open Records Ruling Requests Online

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    The Office of the Attorney General’s Open Record Division now offers electronic filing for open records ruling requests. This streamlined process will save agencies time, paper, and postage costs. The new online system provides automatic confirmation emails with a date/time stamp and an ID number. With an online option now available for requesting decisions from the Open Records Division, fax or email submissions will no longer be accepted. In addition to the e-filing system, documents may still be submitted by first class US mail, common or contract carrier, interagency mail, or hand delivery (during normal business hours).