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Texas Military Preparedness Commission files , 1997-2014

Texas Military Preparedness Commission files, 1997-2014, 3 cubic ft. and 2.4 MB (23 files) (paper, digital) [RESTRICTED]

Note that these records are restricted. See the restrictions statement below for information on accessing the records.

Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, agency memorandums and working papers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.111); e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); and other information protected under common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Sections 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.

Scope and Content

The Economic Development and Tourism Division (EDT) of the Texas Governor’s Office under Governor Rick Perry specialized in encouraging in-state business expansion and relocation, as well as promoting domestic and international tourism via partnership with local convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and private travel-related organizations. The records consist of paper, audio recording, video recording, and electronic record types generated by the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC), a body subordinate to the EDT tasked with advocating for the retention and expansion of U.S. military assets and associated defense-related businesses within the territory of Texas for the purposes of economic benefit. Toward these goals, the TMPC has employed a number of strategies, including the economic analysis of the military-industrial footprint in Texas, administration of economic adjustment programs like the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant Program, and funding of related training and infrastructure projects. Types of records include published reports, meeting transcripts, agendas, minutes, slide presentations, correspondence, memorandums, videotapes, and audiocassette tapes.

Topics addressed in the records encompass military base realignment and closure, communication with local leaders, administration of economic assistance programs, and the sunset review process. The audiocassettes are recordings of meetings of the TMPC, TMPC predecessor agencies the Texas Defense Economic Adjustment and Advisory Council and the Texas Strategic Military Planning Commission, or legislative committees meetings concerning related issues. A number of the videocassettes are recordings of TMPC quarterly meetings.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx) and PDFs. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.

These records are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Military Preparedness Commission files, Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, and Texas Military Preparedness Commission files, Governor Rick Perry Office of Economic Development and Tourism division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on December 19, 2014 thru March 2015. Electronic records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.

Inventory of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission records


Click here for a detailed inventory of the paper and analog media files

2015/117 Defense related groups and contacts, 2012-2014
Economic assistance programs, 2011
Federal, National information, 2013
General, 2013
Projects, 2009
Sunset review, 2006
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