Get Informed

The Texas Public Information Act

Texas Legislature Online

Get Involved

If you have an question relating to open government laws in Texas, the Texas Sunshine Project is your destination for resources and important stories on open government and the importance of public access to information.  Check out our links below for news, action plans, helpful information regarding the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA), the Open Meetings Act and more.

Know Your Rights: Sunshine Toolkits & More

Sunshine Week may have come and gone, but the importance of ensuring access to public information goes on. The American Society of News Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press provides toolkits, history and more for anyone looking to get involved and make a difference on public information issues in their local communities. [More]

Further Open Record Denials

Since the Boeing decision, Texas government agencies have used this new loophole to shroud more and more information in secrecy. Below are copies of letters from the Texas Office of Attorney General keeping Texans in the dark.

Hidalgo County District Attorney
Hidalgo County District Attorney
IDEA Public Schools
KIPP San Antonio
City of San Antonio
City of San Antonio
City of Houston
Cit of Houston
City of Austin
Alamo Colleges District
Potter County
University of Texas System
University of Texas System
Ector County
City of Keller
City of Kingsville
University of Texas System
Harris County
Edinburg Consolidated ISD
City of San Antonio
Texas Department of Public Safety
Houston Municipal Employees Pension System
Texas Department of Transportation