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Free/Low-Cost Legal Research on the Internet: Texas Legal Materials

Texas Legal Research Guides

For more information on Texas legal research, see the following research guides:

Texas Constitution, Statutes, and Legislative Information

Texas Constitution and Statutes A searchable database of Texas' Constitution and Statutes

Texas Legislature Online Information from Texas State House and Senate

Guide to Texas Legislative Information explains the Texas legislative process and contains information on how to find various types of legislative documents. 

Southerm Methodist University School of Law has a research guide on Texas legislative history.

Texas Fact Book, published every two years by the Legislative Budget Board of the Texas Legislature, contains contact information for legislators and state agencies. It also includes statistics on population, state spending, and exports.

Executive Branch

Texas Court Decisions and Materials

Texas Courts Online has many Texas legal documents available to the public, such as:

Texas Legal Research Guides

Texas Flag


For a more detailed discussion of Texas Legal Research, consult the Texas Legal Research LibGuide.

Secondary Sources

Voices for the Defense

The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s monthly publication, Voice for the Defense, is available at




The Handbook of Texas Online

The Handbook of Texas is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

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