Texas Rising

Publication Credits


Delane Caesar
Director of Public Outreach and Strategies

Creative Directors
Beth Hallmark and Dan Lynch

Editorial Team Leader
Karl Wolfshohl

Karen Hudgins

Staff Writers
Russell Gallahan, Tracey Lamphere, David Rivers, Clint Shields and Bruce Wright

Graphics Director
Dwain Osborne

Graphics, Layout and Photography
Jack Grieder, Tyra Peterson and Barbara Schlief

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 not necessarily represent the policy or endorsement of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Space is devoted to a wide variety of topics 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.

Comptroller's Web Site

Window on State Government is the Comptroller's web site. Subscriptions or renewals of Texas Rising are also available on-line.


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, November/December 2007