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Overview

Agency History

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Subject files, 1975-1988,

General office files, 1975-1988,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, Senate:

An Inventory of Senator Ray Farabee Records at the Texas State Archives, 1975-1988



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate.
Title: Senator Ray Farabee records
Dates: 1975-1988
Abstract: The Texas Senate is one arm of the Legislature of the State of Texas (the other being the Texas House of Representatives), which the Texas Constitution (Article III, Section I) vests with all legislative power of the state. Texas Senator Ray Farabee's records document his representation of Senate District 30 (1975-1988) through his legislative activities and general office operations. Records include correspondence, news clippings, publications (including reports and pamphlets), newsletters to constituents, briefing notebooks, manuals, bill summaries, maps, charts, and other background materials. Records date 1975-1988. Subjects include business and commerce, activities of financial institutions, government operations and appropriations, health care, alcohol and drug use, elections, education, the justice system, family issues, environmental issues, agriculture, property rights and zoning issues, taxation, public safety, employment and labor issues, utilities, and achievements in Farabee's district.
Quantity: 26.75 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that these records are stored at the State Records Center. Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will usually be available for review by an archivist by 4:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. and before 3:00 p.m. will usually be available for review by an archivist by noon the next day. See the "Restrictions on Access" statement in this document for further information.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The Texas Senate is one arm of the legislature of the state of Texas (the other being the Texas House of Representatives), which the Texas Constitution (Article III, Section 1) vests with all legislative power of the state. The primary legislative power is enacting laws, and the most visible function of the legislature is to make public policy through drafting, considering and passing bills and resolutions. By virtue of office, the lieutenant governor is president of the senate, with the right to debate and vote on questions in committee of the whole and the right to cast the deciding vote when the chamber is equally divided. The senate elects one of its members president pro tempore to perform the duties of the lieutenant governor during his or her absence or disability, or when the office is vacant. The 1876 Constitution fixes the number of senators at 31, elected from senatorial districts according to state constitutional guidelines to serve overlapping four-year terms. A senator must be at least 26 years old, a qualified voter, and a resident of Texas for at least five years and of the district represented for at least one year immediately preceding election.

In addition to legislative powers, the legislature exercises other types of authority. Constituent powers include the ability to alter the state constitution and the members' authority to exercise powers of attorney in behalf of their constituents. Directory and supervisory powers allow the legislature to regulate the state's administrative machinery, made up of boards, commissions, and departments that conduct the affairs of state. The legislature establishes and funds these bodies and defines their functions. Executive powers of each house include selection of legislative officers, employees, and chairs and members of committees. Investigative powers are exercised through the formation of standing, special, interim, and joint committees to study an issue. Senate committees are usually charged with a particular purpose by the lieutenant governor, although this may also be accomplished by a resolution adopted by the senate. Each legislative house holds judicial powers over its members, including punishing or expelling members for cause.

The legislature meets in regular session on the second Tuesday in January of odd-numbered years and in special sessions when convened by the governor. The length of the regular session is limited to 140 days. Special sessions are limited to 30 days, but the number of special sessions that may be called is not limited. Only legislative matters submitted by the governor may be considered in special session. All legislative sessions, except for the senate's executive session, are open. Neither house may, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days or move to a place other than where the legislature is sitting. Two-thirds of each house constitutes a quorum, the number of members required to conduct business. If a quorum is not present, a smaller number may vote to adjourn and compel absent members to attend. The senate is required to keep and publish a journal of its proceedings and to record the vote on any question on which three members who are present demand an actual count of yeas and nays.

The senate functions through committees set up under its own rules. By custom the president of the senate appoints standing, special, and conference committees, although the senate is free to designate its own method of selection. Under the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1961, the committee system was expanded, and provisions were made whereby standing, special, and general investigating committees created by each body could function whether or not the legislature was in session. The senate has 14 standing committees: Administration; Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs; Business and Commerce; Criminal Justice; Education; Finance; Health and Human Services; Higher Education; Intergovernmental Relations; Natural Resources and Economic Development; Nominations; State Affairs; Transportation; and Veterans Affairs and Border Security.

(Sources include: Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th ed. (2001); Legislative Reference Library of Texas website (http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/index.cfm), accessed October 16, 2017; and the records themselves.)

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Biographical Sketch

Texas Senator Kenneth Ray Farabee, a Democrat from Wichita Falls, served from the 64th (1975) through the 69th Texas Legislature (1985) and part of the 70th (1987-1988) Texas Legislature. Known as Ray Farabee, the senator represented Senate District 30, which consisted of Archer, Baylor, Callahan, Childress, Clay, Cooke, Cottle, Denton, Dickens, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Grayson, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Mitchell, Montague, Motley, Scurry, Shackleford, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young Counties when Farabee left office in 1988.

Farabee was born in 1932 in Wichita Falls. After graduating from Wichita Falls High School in 1952, he earned a bachelor of business administration from the University of Texas. During his studies, Farabee served as freshman class president and then student body president. While at a National Student Association event, he met University of Wisconsin student body president Helen Jane Rehbein. In 1958, Ray and Helen married after their respective graduations. Farabee later graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1961.

After Ray Farabee served in the United States Air Force, the Farabees settled in Wichita Falls, where he began his law practice. In the 1974 Democratic Primary, Farabee defeated political veteran State Representative Charles Finnell for Senate District 30. Farabee later won the general election. The senator's major committee service included the Finance (1975-1988 as a member), Jurisprudence (1975-1983 as a member), and State Affairs (1981-1988 as a member and chair) Committees. Influenced by his wife's advocacy for mental health, Farabee sponsored many bills related to this topic as well as health and human services, juvenile justice issues, and public school reform. In 1988, he resigned to become general counsel for the University of Texas system, where he remained until his retirement in 2000.

Helen Farabee died on July 28, 1988. In 1991, Ray married Austin civics leader Mary Margaret Albright. Ray died on November 20, 2014. One of Ray and Helen Farabee's two sons, David, served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2011.

(Sources include: Legislative Reference Library of Texas website (http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/index.cfm); Cottrell, Debbie Mauldin, "Farabee, Helen Jan Rehbein," Handbook of Texas; John Reynolds, "Texas Law Alumnus and Former Senator, UT Counsel Ray Farabee Passes Away," Texas Tribune, all accessed October 16, 2017.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Senate is one arm of the Legislature of the State of Texas (the other being the Texas House of Representatives), which the Texas Constitution (Article III, Section I) vests with all legislative power of the state. Senator Ray Farabee's records document his representation of Senate District 30 (1975-1988) through his legislative activities and general office operations. Records include correspondence, news clippings, publications (including reports and pamphlets), newsletters to constituents, briefing notebooks, manuals, bill summaries, maps, charts, and other background materials. Records date 1975-1988.

The Subject files series reflects topics of interest to Senator Ray Farabee or his office staff. The senator's General office files relate to the operation of his legislative office and outreach strategy. Subjects include business and commerce; activities of financial institutions; government operations and appropriations; health care including public health concerns, employment of specific medical professions, mental health, operation of health facilities, Medicaid, and the finance of government programs related to health issues; alcohol and drug use; elections including types of elections, voting processes, campaign finance, and political action committees; education including school finance, teacher salaries and retirement, building construction, vocational education, private schools, tuition and student loans, professional teacher associations, teacher shortages, and school redistricting; the justice system including civil and criminal court procedures, facility operations, and the juvenile justice system; family issues, environmental issues including waste disposal, soil conservation, and water resources; energy; agriculture; property rights and zoning issues; taxation; public safety; employment and labor issues; utilities; and achievements in Farabee's district.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Organization of the Records

The records are organized into two series:
Subject files, 1975-1988, 23.65 cubic ft.
General office files, 1975-1988, 3.05 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, common-law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); and home addresses, phone numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117), 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).

The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Communications between Senator Ray Farabee and citizens/residents of the state of Texas as well as the Texas Legislative Council are considered confidential under Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Oversized materials may be too large to photocopy. Contact Archives staff for additional assistance.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Farabee, Ray.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Finance Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Jurisprudence Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on State Affairs.
Subjects:
Alcohol--Law and legislation--Texas.
Education--Texas.
Elections--Texas.
Environmental law--Texas.
Finance, Public--Texas.
Legislative bodies--Texas.
Legislators--Texas.
Medical care--Texas.
Mental health--Texas.
Natural resources--Law and legislation--Texas.
Places:
Wichita Falls (Tex.)
Texas--Commerce.
Document Types:
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas.
Correspondence--Texas.
Legislative records--Texas.
Manuals (instructional materials)--Texas.
Newsletters--Texas.
Publications (documents)--Texas.
Functions:
Representing state.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas. State Rural Medical Education Board records, 1975-1990, 0.25 cubic ft.
Texas Task Force on Indigent Health Care research files, 1977-1985, 8 cubic ft.
Texas Task Force on Indigent Health Care records, 1983-1985, 15.5 cubic ft.
Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs bill files and meeting files, 1983-1996, 1999, 2001, 46.5 cubic ft.
Texas Senate Finance Committee records, 1975, 0.05 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 1980/020.]
Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee records, 1974-1978, 2001-2003, bulk 1977, 2001, 62.25 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call numbers are 1977/150-1 thru 11, 1979/260-1 and 2, 1979/269-1 and 2, 2004/084-1 thru 34, 2004/190-1 thru 15, and 2017/134-1 thru 4.]
Texas Senator Robert M. (Bob) McFarland records, 1976-1990, bulk 1988-1990, 11 cubic ft.
Texas Senate Recordings, 1971-2006, about 25,000 audiocassettes
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Ray Farabee papers, 1836-2014, 7 ft. and 5 in.
Midwestern State University
Texas Representative David Farabee records, 1999-2009, 15.75 linear ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Senator Ray Farabee records, Texas Senate. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2018/028

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Senate on May 6, 1992. These records were split from a larger legislative accession (1992/113) and reaccessioned for control purposes on October 19, 2017.

Processing Information

Rehousing by Caroline Jones and Andrew M. Glass, March 2017

Inventory by Caroline Jones, May 2017

Encoding and DACS-compliance by Anna M. Reznik, October 2017

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Detailed Description of the Records

Subject files, 1975-1988,
23.65 cubic ft.

Texas Senator Ray Farabee's subject files document topics of interest to Farabee or his staff while representing Senate District 30. This background information may have been used for proposed legislation, as research for work on committees or councils, or for constituent casework. Records include correspondence, news clippings, publications (including reports and pamphlets), briefing notebooks, bill summaries, and other background materials, dating 1975-1988. Subjects include business and commerce; activities of financial institutions; government operations and appropriations; health care including public health concerns, employment of specific medical professions, mental health, operation of health facilities, Medicaid, and the finance of government programs related to health issues; alcohol and drug use; elections including types of elections, voting processes, campaign finance, and political action committees; education including school finance, teacher salaries and retirement, building construction, vocational education, private schools, tuition and student loans, professional teacher associations, teacher shortages, and school redistricting; the justice system including civil and criminal court operations, facility operations, and the juvenile justice system; family issues, environmental issues including waste disposal, soil conservation, and water resources; energy; agriculture; property rights and zoning issues; taxation; public safety; employment and labor issues; and utilities.
Farabee's staff often included an alpha-numeric or numeric code to folder names. It is unclear what these codes reference and how Farabee's office used them.
Arrangement
These records are arranged topically into four groups: issues, state agencies, counties, and state officials. Some additional alphabetical order is present.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject files, Senator Ray Farabee records, Texas Senate. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, common-law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); and home addresses, phone numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117), 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.
Communications between Senator Ray Farabee and citizens/residents of the state of Texas as well as the Texas Legislative Council are considered confidential under Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323.
Issues:
Box
2018/028-1 Business and commerce, G24:
Business Opportunities Act
Corporations
[2 folders]
General economic indicators
Signs
Loose papers
[Includes outmarker for missing Franchise regulation folder.]
Bid Law
Hostile takeovers
Sylvia Porter's New Money Book for the 80s
Blue laws, G23:
SB (Senate Bill) 674 Blue law 2
Clippings
[2 folders]
Loose papers
SB 28 Blue law repeal
Blue law and survey of public attitudes
SB 29 Bingo Enabling Act
[wallet]
Appropriations:
Budget and tax proposals summary
Attorney General's Office budget
KERA News Addition [Edition?], May 22, 1987
[Note: KERA call sign used by the North Texas public radio and public TV stations.]
70th Budget conference
Budget
Emergency budget estimates fiscal year 1983, January 19, 1983
Box
2018/028-2 Arts and humanities, G11
Animals, I035
[Correspondence and folder titled Dog fighting.]
Amusement, games and sports, I034:
Bingo
Amusement rides
Gambling issues
Pari-mutuel betting
Lottery and/or gambling
Box
2018/028-24 Pari-mutuel gambling, G237
[1 folder and 1 wallet]
Box
2018/028-2 Alcoholic beverage regulation, I025:
Loose materials
Liability issues
DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) issues
Raising drinking age to 21
Alcoholism and drug abuse, G05
[Loose materials and folder titled I030 War on Drugs.]
Aliens, I032
Agricultural matters, G09:
Farmworkers unemployment coverage
Loose materials
Pesticide
Brucellosis
Agriculture foreign affairs
Farmer financial issues
Agriculture reports
Aging, G03:
Loose materials
Medicare programs
Comments at aging forum in Wichita Falls, May 25, 1984
Survey of key informants on elder abuse and neglect
Abuse of the elderly
Box
2018/028-3 Loose materials
Prepaid funerals
Abortion, G01
[Loose materials, includes folder titled Choice and folder titled Abortion bills.]
Aeronautics, I010
Elections - Political parties, I275
[Loose materials and folder titled Democratic forum materials.]
Elections - Presidential, I295
[Loose materials and folder titled Presidential Primary Bill.]
Elections - Primaries, I285:
Copies of newspaper articles, May 5, 1986
Presidential selection
Elections - initiative, referendum and recall, I305:
Initiative and referendum
Farabee filibuster file
Elections - Campaign financing, I290:
Loose materials
Campaign financing
Political Action Committees: Congressional Research Service Info pack
HB (House Bill) 137
Loose materials
Correspondence
Elections - Contests and recounts, I273
[empty folder]
Elections - Elections officers, I305
[empty folder]
Ethics
[Loose materials, includes folder titled Lobby registration.]
Elections - Absentee voting, I260
[empty folder]
Elections - Administration, I227
Election codes
[4 folders]
[Loose materials, includes two folders titled SB 610 part 1 and part 2.]
Box
2018/028-4 Elections - Candidates, I280
Elections - General, I310
[4 folders]
[Loose materials, includes folder titled Blue ribbon/elections.]
Education - Special, I243:
Loose materials
School for the Blind
Education - Vocational, I240
Community education letters
Education - Faculty salaries
Education - Teachers and personnel, I245:
Loose materials
Teacher lobby group positions
[Includes folder titled Petitions of the Association of Texas Professional Educators: Teacher Retirement System and Increased taxes Senator Ray Farabee.]
Teacher health insurance
Education - Primary and secondary, I230
Education - Private, I239
[empty folder]
Superintendent's letter, March 29, 1983
Education - School districts, I220
Box
2018/028-27 School finance
[3 folders]
School finance: Report options
[2 folders]
Box
2018/028-4 Tuition Equalization Grant
Education - Higher - Faculty, I236:
66th
Loose materials
Higher Ed Retirement SB 745
Tuition Bill - HB 1147
Education - Higher - Finance, I232:
"Teachers are going back to basics"
College construction
HJR (House Joint Resolution) 19 Constitutional Amendment
Box
2018/028-5 Committee of the Whole
SJR (Senate Joint Resolution) 4 Higher Ed Dedicated Funding
Permanent University Fund
Loose materials
Education - Higher - Health institution, I237
[Correspondence and folder titled Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf.]
Dental schools
[empty folder]
Law schools
[empty folder]
Medical schools
Allied Health
[empty folder]
Education - Higher - Non-public, I238
Education - Salary proposals
[folder is missing]
Public education - Merit pay
[folder is missing]
Education - Higher - Student fees, I234
[empty folder]
Education - Higher - Student loan, I235
[empty folder]
Education - Higher - Tuition, I233
Education - Jr. college districts, I225:
Cooke County Junior College
[empty folder]
Grayson County Junior College
[empty folder]
Western Texas College
[empty folder]
Vernon Regional Junior College
Texas Technical Society: Impact of community colleges on Texas and its economy, 1982
Memorandum: Development of the community junior college system in the state of Texas, November 9, 1979
Constitutional amendments, G31
Corrections, I092:
Loose materials
Ruiz case
Emoluments
Restitution centers, I092 corrections
MRS (Mental Retardation Services) in TDC (Texas Department of Corrections)
Joint Special Committee on the Family Role in Reducing Recidivism
TDC appropriations
Prison settlement, March 27, 1973
Corrections issues
Box
2018/028-27 Joint Select Committee on the Judiciary, Senator Ray Farabee
Ruiz information packet, Senator Ray Farabee
Corrections Corporation of America
Joint Special Committee Report: Role of family in reducing recidivism
Box
2018/028-5 County government, G52
[Loose materials, includes folder titled HB 29 District Clerk Fee-Bill.]
Corporations and associations, I090
Courts - District, I120
[empty folder]
Courts - County and statutory, I115
Courts - Civil procedure, I135
Courts - Appellate, I125
Courts - Justice, I110
Courts - Administration, I130
Courts - General, I160:
Legislative Council Judicial Code Project
State Bar Committee on selection, compensation and tenure of state judges
Courts - Judges, I140:
Judicial compensation, retirement, and related issues
Loose materials
Judges and fees
Crime victims compensation,I084
Crimes - Capital punishment, I195
Crimes - Computer crime
Crimes - Against property, I175
Crimes - Against persons, I170
Crime prevention, I083
[empty folder]
Crimes - Against morals, I180:
Correspondence, 1984
[empty folder]
Morality in Media of Texas, Inc., February 25, 1981
Box
2018/028-6 Coastal affairs and beaches, I067
Cable TV
Civil remedies and liabilities, I065
[empty folder]
Common carriers, I070 - United Parcel Service 07-10-297
Communications and press, I073
Constitutional amendment
[empty folder]
Consumer protection, 1080
Impact fees
Charitable and nonprofit organizations, I055:
Loose materials
United Way
Big Brothers & Big Sisters
Church and state, I056
City government, I060
[Loose materials, includes folders titled Tax increment financing and Home rule.]
Business and commerce - Small and minority, I051
Corporate law
Franchise regulation
Cemeteries, I054
Trade
Box
2018/028-7 Securities Act revision
Business and commerce - Foreign trade zones, I052
[empty folder]
Business and commerce - Securities
Business and commerce - Limited Partnership Act
Business and commerce - Bottle Bill
Equity center reports
Association - Classroom teachers
TFT (Texas Federation of Teachers)
ATPE (Association of Texas Professional Educators)
TSTA (Texas State Teachers Association)
School administrators
Elementary school teachers
School bus safety
Adult illiteracy
Social promotion alternatives
SB 1016 Class Size Waivers
Education - General, I255
Crimes - Drugs, I185:
Loose materials
Texans' War on Drugs Committee proposed war on drugs legislation, February 4, 1981
[pocket folder]
Texans' War on Drugs legislative proposals 67th legislature
[bound]
The war on drugs: a special report
Controlled substance analogous "designer drugs"
Teacher shortage
Old State Board of Education
Box
2018/028-8 Medicare for state and local government employees
Teacher salaries
Appraisal process
Department of Corrections (Finance Committee)
Crimes - Miscellaneous, I200
Crimes - Weapons, I190
Criminal procedure:
Bail and pretrial
[empty folder]
General, I208
[Loose materials, including one folder titled Bail bond companies and one empty folder titled Forfeiture of bonds.]
Insanity defense, I201
Sentencing/punishment
Trial, I204
[empty folder]
Day care, I209:
Model Child Care Standards Act
Loose materials
Daylight savings time, I210
[empty folder]
Disaster preparedness and relief, I211
Division of the state, I212
Courts - Reporters, I150
[empty folder]
Crime, G57
[Loose materials, includes folder titled Racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations (RICO).]
Education - County administration, I215 - Individual School District Problems
Bill Baker correspondence
Final ed - 68th session
Education - Higher - General, I231:
SB (Senate Bill) 391 Excellence Fund for Teachers
Loose materials
Report cards
Absence policy
SB 665 Truan - School Board
Compensatory Ed (education) HB 72
Vocational Ed funding
Special Ed funding
Dallas Times Herald political cartoon
State Property Tax Board
Local fund assignment
Texas program cost differential study - Texas Education Agency, March 1985
Permanent School Fund
Accountable Cost Committee recs
[empty folder]
Proration calculations
Bilingual education, G63b1
Association of school boards
Secondary school principals
No Pass No Play
Box
2018/028-9 Dropouts
TEAMS (Texas Education Assessment of Minimum Skills) test
TDC Budget Conference
Sick leave policies and PMTs (payments?)
Textbook selection, I255
Voting Record on HB 72
School property taxes
Small school information
Lee Williamson correspondence
[Note: Lee Williamson was the superintendent for the Wichita Falls Independent School District.]
Consolidation
ISD detachment and annexation
8% Rollback provision
(Texas) Association of Community Schools
Texas Schools for Fair Funding
Teacher organizations
Texans for Local Control
Paperwork reduction
TECAT (Texas Examination of Current Administrators and Teachers)
Early childhood pilot
Prekindergarten/kindergarten
Discipline Management HB 72
Gifted and Talented
Vocational agriculture issues
Incorrigible students
Superintendents - Letters and notes
Family:
Adoption
Parent and child: Baby brokering
Husband and wife, I350
[Contains one folder titled Joint custody and one publication titled Spouse abuse in Texas: a study of women's attitudes and experiences.]
Family violence, I353
Juvenile delinquency, I360
Teenage pregnancy
Child support: loose materials
Conference on Child Support, June 28, 1984
Child support, I352
[Folders 1-2 of 4]
Box
2018/028-10 Child support, I352
[Folders 3-4 of 4]
Family, G 76
The Transformation in American Politics
Environment:
Solid waste, I330
Water, I320
[Includes bound material titled Information relating to the demands for minimum flow releases from Canyon Reservoir and Possum Kingdom Lake, and one folder titled Water.]
Red River Authority, I259
Hazardous waste
Legislative Budget Board fiscal note, March 19, 1985
SB 227 - Low-Level (radioactive waste) Sitting Moratorium
Hazardous waste: Superfund
Noise, I335
[empty folder]
Box
1992-113/26 Hazardous, toxic, I325
Box
2018/028-10 Hazardous waste
[wallet]
Hazardous waste
[Folders 1-3 of 6]
Box
2018/028-11 Hazardous waste
[Folders 4-6 of 6]
General, I340
Air, I325
Texas Society of Professional Engineers - Friday, January 9
Elections:
Regist. and stuff., I265
[Includes folder titled Tulsa workshop.]
School districts, I283
[empty folder]
Southern regional primary
Voting systems, I270
[Includes folders titled Mail balloting and Election central.]
Energy:
Nuclear
Solar
General, I315
[Includes folders titled 66th, Gasohol, Co-generation, and Fuel allocation file.]
General, I315
Conservation, I317
[empty folder]
Labor:
General, I500
[Includes folders titled Agricultural workers and Farmworkers questionnaire.]
Agricultural workers, I480
[Includes folders titled Farmers and ranchers insurance, Workers comp for agriculture workers, and Employment discrimination.]
Insurance:
Life, health, and accident, I440
Motor vehicles, I435
Loose materials
Insurance, G113
[Includes folders titled 67-10-317a Self-insurance and SB 948.]
Correspondence, 1984
[empty folder]
Fire and allied lines, I430
[empty folder]
Insurers and agents, I425
[empty folder]
Juvenile issues, G127
Intergovernmental relations, I447
[Includes one folder titled Information bulletins and an empty folder titled Federal- NCSL (National Conference of State Legislators).]
Industrial development, I415
Box
2018/028-12 Intergovernmental relations
Pot Hole Bill
[empty folder]
Historic preservation and museums, I392
Holidays, I395
[empty folder]
Hospitals, I400
[Includes folder titled Cottle County Hospital District.]
Housing, I405
[Includes folder titled HB 903 by McFarland (Harris).]
Human relations, I410
Highways, I390
[Includes folder titled Highway funding proposals.]
Health:
Natural Death Act, I385
[2 folders]
Treatment of severely handicapped infants
Generic drugs - I385
Health and human service coordinating
Health planning
Indigent health care
Health, I385
[Includes folder titled I385 - Organ transplants.]
Handicapped persons, I380
[Includes folders titled Deaf/blind SB 320 letters and I380 - Handicapped persons.]
Financial - Banks, I366:
Loose materials
Bank tax - Supreme Court decision
Loose materials
Community reinvestment review
Acquisition Fee
Maintenance of reasonable banking services
Branch banking
Southern compact banking
Box
2018/028-13 Interest Rate Bill:
Loose materials
Variable Rate Amendment
Committee substitute for HB 1228, April 13, 1981
Small Loan Amendment
Interest rates, I365
Financial - Credit unions, I368
Financial - Homestead, I369
Financial - Savings and loan, I367
Financial - General, I365
Firefighters and police, I370
Fireworks, I371
[empty folder]
Deep background
[Includes typed notes on specific legislation, the Washington Report dated January 28, 1982, and a document titled Background Review of "New Federalism" dated March 15, 1982.]
Family - parent and child, I355
[Includes untitled folder and folder titled Surrogate parenting.]
Property interests:
Eminent domain, I615
Landlord/tenants, I610
Time-shares:
A brief introduction to time-sharing ownership
A brief introduction to time-sharing ownership - Drafts
Time-sharing
Time-share
Miscellaneous
Related statutes/bills
Law review/newspaper articles
Cases/AG (Attorney General) opinion
Advertising
Time-share laws - Loose materials
Box
2018/028-14 Is time-sharing for you? Make careful study, September 30, 1984
Parks and Wildlife (Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife):
General, I585
Hunting and fishing, I560
Licenses, I565
[empty folder]
Local and special
Parks
[empty folder]
Uniform regulatory, I575
Water safety, I570
Parole, probation, and pardons, I587
Political subdivisions, I588
[Includes folder titled Religious right issues.]
Probate, I590
[empty folder]
Product liability, I592
Property interests - general, I620:
Senate Bill 767
Baylor Law Review, Vol. 36 No. 3, 1984
Occupational regulation - General, I542
Occupational regulation - Health occupation, I540:
Acupuncture
Audiologists/speech pathologist
[empty folder]
Dental services
Medical Practice Act/Doctors
Midwifery
Nurses
Optometrists - Opticians
Pharmacists
Psychologists
[empty folder]
Loose materials
Triplicate prescription
Occupational regulations - Other, 1541:
Other trades and professions, I541
Oil and gas, I545:
Loose materials
Credit card bill
Loose materials
Highway leasing for oil and gas
Open meetings and open records, 1547
Out-of-district correspondence
[empty folder]
Nursing homes, I539:
Loose materials
66th
Directory of Texas long term care facilities, January 1, 1983
Certain Texas laws relating to long term care and alternate care, September 1, 1983
Medicaid moratorium
Military and Veterans, I535:
SJR 6 Veterans
Veterans matters, 67-10-305
Loose materials
Mines and mineral resources, I536
Minors, I537
[empty folder]
NARO (National Association of Royalty Owners) tax study
Notaries, I538
[empty folder]
Nursing, G229
[empty folder]
Mental health and mental retardation, I530:
Loose materials
MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation) centers
Vernon Drug Center
[empty folder]
Loose materials
[2 folders]
TDMH-MR (Texas Department of Mental Health - Mental Retardation) budget info
Vernon State Hospital 5/3
Vernon State School
TDMH-MR budget
Vernon-Rusk: Floor Amendment CSHB (Committee Substitute House Bill) 1503
Box
2018/028-15 Land use and zoning, I505
Law enforcement I510
Lawyers, I515
Licenses and fees
Taxation
Labor:
Health and safety, I490
Management relations, I465
[empty folder]
Unemployment
[Includes folder titled Unemployment comp issues.]
Wages, I485
Workers compensation, 1470
Main street
[wallet]
Malpractice - Health care prov. (provisions?, providers?), I525
[empty folder]
NCSL (National Conference of State Legislators), August 3-8
Property interests:
Meeting and liens, I605
Personal property, I600
[empty folder]
Real property, 1595
[Includes folder titled Deed restrictions.]
Prosecuting attorneys, I640
Public employees, I625
Public employees - state empl. (employees? employment?), I626
Public lands, buildings, and resources, I630
[empty folder]
Public officers, I635
Purchasing, public, I642
[empty folder]
Retirement systems:
State empl. (employees?), I727
Teachers, I726
General, I725
General correspondence, 1984
[empty folder]
County and district, I731
[empty folder]
Judicial, I728
[empty folder]
Municipal, I729
[empty folder]
Police and firefighters, I730
[empty folder]
Redistricting, I645
Retirement (police and firefighters) correspondence, 1984
[empty folder]
Retired teachers
Roads - local laws, I733
Rural development, 1735
State symbols, I744
[empty folder]
Atelia Clarkson (Sunset):
[wallet]
[Note: Atelia Clarkson may have been a staff person in Farabee's office.]
Sunset Advisory Commission agenda, March 14, 1986
Sunset Advisory Commission minutes, November 1, 1985
Briefing materials on: agency reports
Combination and diversion alternatives
Juvenile Probation Commission
Texas Youth Commission
Adult Probation Commission
Board of Pardons and Paroles
BPP - TYC - TAPC - TJPC (Board of Pardons and Paroles, Texas Youth Commission, Texas Adult Probation Commission, Texas Juvenile Probation Commission)
Box
2018/028-16 Rural development (correspondence), 1984
[empty folder]
Safety, I740
Salaries and expenses
Special districts and authorities hospital, I750
[empty folder]
Special districts:
Soil and water conservation, I760
[empty folder]
Water and utility, I755
[Includes folder titled Greater Texoma Municipal Utility District file #R-034-82.]
State finance - Management and control, I748
Taxation - General, I815:
Appraisal districts
Loose materials
State revenue alternatives
Loose materials
Taxation
Joint Task Force on Premium Task
Tax issues
Tax subcommittee
Property tax
[3 folders]
Property tax - 66th session
Taxation:
Occupancy tax
[empty folder]
(Motor fuels) correspondence, 1984
[empty folder]
Motor fuels, I809
Sales, I800
Special session options
[Includes folder titled Section 22.]
Property - Homestead, I814
[Includes folder titled Taxation - 69th session.]
Vendor/video
[empty folder]
State, I814
[Includes folder titled Tax increase.]
School district, I785
[Includes folder titled Proposition zero.]
Tourism, I817
Transportation, I820
Loose materials
Trucking deregulation
Loose materials
Trucking deregulation - 68th
The financial performance and prospects of railroads in the South and Southwest
Commercial
Sunset Advisory Commission: Briefing notebook, August 1985
[2 copies]
Box
2018/028-17 Taxation:
Property, I795
[Includes folders titled Property tax - 67th session and I748 Tax. (taxation?) - State deductibility.]
Telecommunications
(General) correspondence, 1984
[empty folder]
Banks
Cigarette, I808
[empty folder]
City, I775
County, I780
[Includes folder titled 1 cent county sales tax.]
(County) correspondence, 1984
[empty folder]
Energy resources, I810
[Includes empty folder titled Gasohol and folders titled Property tax - Drilling rep. and Hazardous waste.]
Mixed beverage, I812
[empty folder]
Income, I805
Hotel, motel occupancy, I806
[empty folder]
Franchise, I807
(Energy resources) correspondence, 1984
[empty folder]
Universities:
North Texas State University
Midwestern State University
Texas Woman's University
University of Texas System
[empty folder]
University System of South Texas
[empty folder]
University of Houston system
[empty folder]
General, 299
[empty folder]
Austin College
[empty folder]
Texas A&M University System
[empty folder]
Texas A&M University
University of Texas
Utilities:
Telephone, I828
[Includes folder titled AT&T/Southwest Bell rate hike.]
General, I830
[Includes folder titled Utility bills and issues.]
Urban development, I825:
Enterprise zones
Tax increment financing
Loose materials
Midtown manor
Houston Industries Incorporated Annual Report, 1984
Vehicles and traffic:
General, I865
Child restraint, I841
[Includes folder titled Seat belt requirement.]
Drivers licenses, I840
Box
2018/028-18 Equipment, I855
DWI and DUID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs), I863
Rules of road, I860
Safety responsibility, I850
Safety responsibility correspondence
[empty folder]
Vehicle registration, I845
PUC (Public Utility Commission) utilities
Hunger
Child care working group, November 22, 1985
Water:
Rights, I870
[Includes folder titled SB 138 - Water conservation - Farabee, Montford, and Santiesteban.]
Development, I875
Navigation and ports, I880
[empty folder]
General, I885
[Includes folder titled 67-10-309a Water legislation 1st CS (1st Called Session) 1981.]
Weather and climate, I888
Weights and measures
Welfare:
Child services, I895
[empty folder]
Direct assistance, I900
Medical assistance, I905
Food programs, I910
[Includes folder titled Meals on Wheels budget requests.]
General, I920
[Includes folder titled Welfare reform.]
Women, I925
State Agencies
Adjutant General's Dept., 67-30-01
[empty folder]
Adult Probation Commission, 67-30-02
Aeronautics commission, 67-30-03
Agriculture, Dept. of, 67-30-05
[Includes correspondence, one untitled folder, one folder titled Consultant contracts - Agriculture, and loose materials.]
Family Farm and Ranch Security Program, 67-30-05a
Department of Agriculture
[Includes folder titled Land Heritage Program.]
Air Control Board, 67-30-07
[empty folder]
Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 67-30-09
Box
2018/028-19 Alcoholism, Texas Commission on, 67-30-11
Department on Aging
Architectural Examiners Board, 67-30-15
[empty folder]
Auditor, 67-30-21
Arts and Humanities, Commission on, 67-30-17
Banking Dept., 67-30-23
Barber Examiners, 67-30-25
Basic Sciences, Board of, 67-30-27
[empty folder]
Animal Health Commission, 67-30-13
Blind, Commission for, 67-30-29
Blind Commission: Lions Club matter
Chiropractic Examiners, 67-30-31
Civil Appeals, Court of, 67-30-33
[empty folder]
Community Affairs, 67-30-35
Consumer Credit Commission, 67-30-39
[empty folder]
Coordinating Board, Texas Colleges and Universities, 67-30-41
Corrections, TX Dept. of, 67-30-43
Cosmetology, Commission, 67-30-45
Criminal Appeals, Court of, 67-30-47
Deaf, Commission for the, 67-30-49
Dental Examiners, 67-30-51
District court fees
Economic Development Commission
Employment Commission, 67-30-57
Education Agency, 67-30-53
Employees Retirement System, 67-30-55
Texas Energy and Natural Resources Council
Correspondence on the Texas Film Commission, April 1-9, 1982
Federal-State Relations, Office, 67-30-59
Newspaper: "White appoints 190 to transition team," December 14, 1982
General Land Office, 67-30-61
Texas Coastal and Marine Council, 67-30-61a
Good Neighbor Commission, 67-30-63
Health Dept., 67-30-65
Box
2018/028-20 Texas Health and Human Services Coordinating Council
Dept. of Health Leg. Conference, January 9, 1987
Health Facilities Commission, 67-30-67
Strategic mobility plan
Highways and public transportation, 67-30-69
Historical Commission, 67-30-71
Texas Housing Agency
Human Resources (DHR), 67-30-73
[4 folders]
Texas Commission on Human Rights
Indian Commission
Industrial Accident Board, 67-30-75
Insurance, State Board of, 67-30-79
Jail standards, 67-30-81
Judicial Qualifications Comm., 67-30-83
Labor and standards, 67-30-85
Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, 67-30-87
[empty folder]
Legislative Budget Board, 67-10-135
Legislative Council, 67-30-89
Medical Examiners, 67-30-91
Motor Vehicle Comm., 67-30-95
[empty folder]
MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation) Riders
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation publications
Nursing Home Administration, Texas Licensing Brd., 67-30-97
[empty folder]
Nurse Examiners Board, 67-30-99
Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners
Optometry Board, 67-30-101
Pardons and paroles, 67-30-103
Parks and Wildlife, 67-30-105
State Pension Review Board
Pharmacy, Board of, 67-30-107
Prosecuting Atty., State's, 67-30-111
[empty folder]
Prosecutors Coordinating Council, 67-30-112
Psychologists, State Board of Exam., 67-30-113
Railroad Commission of Texas
[1 of 2 folders]
Box
2018/028-21 Railroad Commission of Texas
[2 of 2 folders]
Public Utilities Commission, 67-30-115
Public Safety, Department of, 67-30-117
Purchasing and General Services (formerly Board of Control), 67-30-119
Railroad Commission, 67-30-121
Real Estate Commission, 67-30-123
Red River Authority
Rehabilitation Commission, 67-30-125
Membership of Texas state agencies (loose)
Savings and Loan Dept., 67-30-129
[empty folder]
Texas Science and Technology Council
Securities Board, 67-30-133
Soil and Water Conservation Board, 67-30-135
Office of state-federal relations
State Bar, 67-30-137
State Property Tax Board, 67-30-138
Sunset Commission
Supreme Court, 67-30-139
Texas surplus property
Teacher Retirement System, 67-30-141
University of Texas System
Texas Turnpike Authority
Veterans Affairs Commission, 67-30-143
Veterinary Medical Examiners, 67-30-145
[empty folder]
Water Commission
Water Resources, 67-30-147
Youth Council, 67-30-149
Senate bills 1101-1200, casework
[wallet]
[Includes folder titled Constituent help sheets.]
Counties
Archer, 1
Baylor, 2
Callahan, 3
Childress, 4
Clay, 5
Loose materials
[Includes newspaper, photocopies, correspondence, and booklet.]
Cooke, 6
[Includes small wallets titled Gainesville - Community profile (Cooke County) and Sherman - Community profile (Cooke County) respectively, folder titled Wagon Train School.]
Valley View service road
Cottle, 7
Denton, 8
Dickens, 9
Box
2018/028-22 Fisher, 10
Floyd, 11
Foard, 12
Grayson, 13
Hale
Hardeman, 14
Haskell, 15
Jack, 16
[Includes small wallet titled Jacksboro - Community profile (Jack County).]
Jones, 17
Kent, 18
King, 19
Knox, 20
Mitchell, 21
Montague, 22
Motley, 23
Scurry, 24
Shackelford, 25
Stonewall, 26
Throckmorton, 27
Wichita (Loose materials)
[3 folders]
[Subjects include the Wichita Falls shooting incident.]
Wichita, 28
[3 folders]
[Subjects include the MSU (Midwestern State University) spillway and the MSU land sale.]
Wilbarger, 29
Young, 30
Lake Texoma Association, 128
Box
2018/028-23 State officials
National Conference of State Legislature, G217
Hightower, Jack, U.S. Congressman, district 13, 67-10-99
Hance, Kent, U.S. Congressman, district 19, 67-10-93
Stenholm, Charles, U.S. Congressman, 67-10-285
U.S. Senator Tower, John
1980 final census
Representatives:
Bill Messer
Bob Bush
Rick Perry
Heatly, Bill, District 101, 67-10-97
Nabers, Lynn, District 55, 67-10-215
[empty folder]
Gavin, John, District 52, 67-10-88
Grubbs, Walter, District 61, 67-10-91
Laney, Pete, District 76, 67-10-131
[empty folder]
Shaw, Larry Don, 67-10-280
Whaley, Foster, Dist. 66, 67-10-313
Bentsen, U.S. Senator Lloyd, 67-10-19
State Auditor
[2 folders]
Comptroller of Public Accounts, 67-30-37
Secretary of State
Treasurer
Lt. Governor
[Includes folder titled Hobby, Lt. Governor Bill, 67-10-101 and folder titled Capitol fire.]
Federal delegation (loose materials)
Hart - Strategic Planning Committee, Sunday, 3-7 pm, April 12, 1987
Bill Clements
Senator Gary Hart
Governor
Mark White
Newspaper photocopies, March 1984
Attorney General
Attorney General opinions, G 13
Speaker
Newspaper photocopies, May 30, 1982
House of Representatives, 67-10-103
Land Commissioner
State Auditor search
Governor's appointments:
Recommendations, 1985
Appointments, 1985
Appointment lists: part 1
Appointment lists: part 2
Appointment lists: part 3

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General office files, 1975-1988,
3.05 cubic ft.

Texas Senator Ray Farabee's general office files relate to the operation of his legislative office and outreach strategy. Records include correspondence, news clippings, newsletters to constituents, manuals, mailing lists, and a district map, dating 1975-1988.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General office files, Senator Ray Farabee records, Texas Senate. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, common-law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); and home addresses, phone numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117), 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.
Communications between Senator Ray Farabee and citizens/residents of the state of Texas as well as the Texas Legislative Council are considered confidential under Texas Government Code, Chapter 306 and Chapter 323.
Technical Requirements
Oversized materials may be too large to photocopy. Contact Archives staff for additional assistance.
Box
2018/028-24 Newsletter:
Loose materials
Newsletter correspondence
Loose materials
Farabee newsletter, 1982
Newsletter correspondence, September 1983
Untitled
[2 folders]
Loose materials
Newsletter
Loose materials
Form letters
[2 folders]
Manuals and mailing lists
[2 folders]
[Includes one spiral notebook.]
Box
2018/028-25 Computer manual binder
[empty folder]
Sample letters 69th
68th session letters
Office procedures
Computer manual
District mailing list
[3 folders]
Computer manual
[3 folders]
How to type a bill
How to file a bill
Bill background, 69th legislature, Senator Ray Farabee
[2 folders]
Legislative research projects, 69th legislature, Senator Ray Farabee, January 13, 1984
Draft development of Senator Farabee's legislative program for the 69th legislature
Desk reference: 30th Senatorial District
[2 folders]
67th session letters
Box
2018/028-26 A - correspondence
Correspondence:
Box
2018/028-26 January 1983
[wallet]
February 1983
[wallet]
March 1983
[1 folder and 1 wallet]
April 1983
[wallet]
May-June 1983
[wallet]
October-December 1983, March 1984
[wallet]
Lisa's correspondence disk
[Records are printed copies of correspondence.]
[It is unknown who Lisa is or her connection to Farabee's office.]
Letters done, October-November 1982
Letters done - Legislation, December 1982
New letters
Box
2018/028-27 Up in the Air: The state's role in aviation, November 1986
[Record is a report to the Transportation Committee of the Texas House of Representatives.]
Box
Oversize Box 47 District maps and legislative process chart, 1987

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