Texas Rising March/April 2010

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.

Texas Rising is not copyrighted and may be reproduced. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts would appreciate credit for material used and a copy of the reprint.

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Or write:

Texas Rising
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
P.O. Box 13528
Austin, TX 78711-3528

For more information, call (800) 531-5441, ext. 3-3116; or 463-3116 in Austin.

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Publication #96-1260,
March/April 2010

Publication Credits


STAFF

Delane Caesar
Director of Public Outreach and Strategies

Creative Directors
Beth Hallmark and Dan Lynch

Editorial Team Leader
Karen Hudgins

Editor
Gerard MacCrossan

Staff Writers
David Bloom, Michael Castellon, Laylan Copelin, Tracey Lamphere, Andy Liebler, Clint Shields, Mark Wangrin and Bruce Wright

Graphics Director
Dwain Osborne

Graphics and Layout
Jeremy Van Pelt

Web Team Leader
Drew Scherz

Web Publications Coordinator
Julie Lewis

Photos:

  • ‘Heads in Beds’ Worth Millions to Texans:
    Texas Parks and Wildlife, Holland Hotel, and Randy Mallory for Texas Historic Commission;
  • Making a Good River Better:
    National Parks Service;
  • Step Right Up:
    Office of Governor Economic Development and Tourism;
  • Love What You’ve Got:
    Jack Parker, Kerrville Daily Times (Grape Creek Vineyard), Booked Up Inc., Texas Parks and Wildlife.


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

Field Offices

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Accessibility

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In compliance with the Americans 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) 463-4226 (FAX), or visit the LBJ State Office Building, 111 E. 17th St., Room 311, Austin, Texas.