Contact: Kelley Shannon, Executive Director
Open Meetings Act Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code
Exempt: Over 50 exemptions including: Confidential information as defined by law; personnel information; litigation or settlement negotiations involving state, competition or bidding information; certain real estate information; certain legislative documents; certain investigation or prosecution documents; certain private communications of public office holders; certain trade or financial secrets; and student records.
Pubic Information Act Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code
Closed: Attorney consultations; real estate transactions; hearings of the ethics commission; personnel and individual student matters; and emergency medical service quality reviews, etc.
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, Inc.
"The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas works to encourage, sponsor and facilitate a greater appreciation, knowledge and understanding of the First Amendment. Ensuring that the public’s business is conducted in public, the FOIFT has successfully helped citizens access government meetings and documents that should be a matter of public record."
Office of the Attorney General
300 W. 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone (800) 252-8011 or (512) 475-4413
State Bar Association
Texas Press Association
305 South Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
Phone (512) 477-6755
Fax (512) 477-6759
Law and the Media in Texas was published in the spring of 1972. As with all other editions until now, it was titled Law and the Press in Texas. This began with the encouragement of John Murphy, then the executive director of the Texas Daily Newspaper Association. This is the seventh edition, along with several reprintings along the way. Read it online.