January 2017

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The 85th Session of the Texas Legislature begins January 10th

January 2, 2017

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The Texas Legislature convenes every two years at the Capitol in Austin. This year, the 85th Regular Session of the Legislature begins on January 10th, 2017. The Regular Session lasts for 140 days and ends on May 29th, 2017. The library often receives questions from Texans about the Legislature, pending bills and resolutions, and related issues, so we've put together a list of resources below that might be helpful. Who Represents Me? — if you don't know who your state representative or state …

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Research from Home: TexShare Databases

January 16, 2017

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You probably know that the State Law Library provides at-home access to several fantastic legal databases, but did you know that we also provide access to databases on topics as wide-ranging as literature, foreign languages, and health? The TexShare Database Program from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides e-resouces licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Some of the non-legal databases library patrons may find interesting include: American …

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Grandparents' Rights

January 30, 2017

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The State Law Library often receives questions from grandparents regarding their rights to visit and make decisions for their grandchildren. This research guide includes information on: Texas statutes governing grandparents' rights in child custody issues "Plain English" summaries of grandparents' rights Information from the Attorney General on visitation laws for grandparents Texas Kincare Primer, a resource for relative caregivers Hotlines and organizations assisting with family law is…

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