Texas Rising

Publication Credits

Susan Combs
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Delane Caesar
Director of Public Outreach and Strategies

Creative Directors
Beth Hallmark and Dan Lynch

Karen Hudgins

Staff Writers
Russell Gallahan, Magdalena Jaubert, Client Shields, Suzanne Staton and Bruce Wright

Graphics Director
Dwain Osborne

Graphics, Layout and Photography
Jack Grieder, Sherryl Orsak, Edd Patton, Tyra Peterson, Raul Santos and Barbara Schlief

Cover Photo: Courtesy of Toyota Motor Corp.
Agate Photo: Courtesy of D.R 'Matt' Dillon, President of Houston Gem & Mineral Society

About This Publication

Texas Rising is one of the ways the Comptroller's office strives to assist taxpayers and the people of Texas. The newsletter is a by-product of the Comptroller's constitutional responsibilities to monitor the state's economy and to estimate state government revenues.

Articles and analysis appearing in Texas Rising do no necessarily represent the policy or endorsement of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Space is devoted to a wide variety of topices of Texas interest and general government concern.

Field Offices

Comptroller field offices are located in Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Bryan, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Laredo, Longview, Lubbock, Lufkin, McAllen, Odessa, San Angelo, San Antonio, Sherman, Belton, Killeen, Tyler, Victoria, Waco and Wichita Falls, as well as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Tulsa.

How To Reach Us

Toll-free telephone line: (800) 531-5441, ext. 3-4900; in Austin, 463-4900.


In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, this document may be requested in alternative formats. Contact the Public Outreach and Strategies Division at (512) 463-4900 or (800) 531-5441, ext. 3-4900 (VOICE), (512) 475-0345 (FAX), or visit the LBJ State Office Building, 111 E. 17th St., Room 301, Austin, Texas.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Publication # 96-1260, July/August 2007