December 2018

3 posts

Raffles, Contests, and Sweepstakes

December 3, 2018


Charitable raffles and mail sweepstakes are popular during the holiday season. The State Law Library frequently receives questions pertaining to the legality of these types of prize-winning contests. To assist in answering those questions, our librarians have created a Raffles, Contests, and Sweepstakes research guide. This research guide includes information on: State laws governing contests, gift giveaways, mail sweepstakes, raffles (including charitable raffles), and lotteries “Plain Eng…

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FAQ: Texas Trivia

December 17, 2018


If you're hosting any non-Texan friends or family this holiday season you may be surprised to learn what crazy myths they believe about Texas. Set them straight (or test their knowledge) with some of our fun trivia questions! Questions include: Is it illegal to pick bluebonnets in Texas? Is it true that the Texas flag is the only state flag that can be flown at the same height as the U.S. flag? Is it true you can shoot your wife's lover if you catch them "in the act?" Can Texas secede? I …

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The 86th Session of the Texas Legislature

December 31, 2018


The Texas Legislature convenes every two years at the State Capitol in Austin. This year, the 86th Regular Session of the Legislature begins on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019. The Regular Session lasts for 140 days and will end on Monday, May 29th, 2019. Here at the State Law Library, we often receive questions about the legislative process and the status of pending bills and resolutions.To assist in answering those questions, we've put together a list of helpful resources: Who Represents Me? — t…

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