Helpful Tools for Citizen Advocates

July 24, 2023

When TTP first started working with the Legislature, we assembled this list of websites and news sources that we found helpful in navigating the system.  We hope that you will find them useful as well.


Texas Capitol Visitor’s Center – Maps, Tours, General and Historic Information, activities for kids.

Texas Legislative Process – understanding how a bill becomes a law in Texas

Texas Legislature On Line – everything you want to know about the TX Legislature

  • How to register for public hearing
  • Look up and track bills
  • Committee information
  • Member information
  • Daily Calendars of House & Senate

Legislative Reference Library – Articles, Bill Look Up, General Information, Staff Directory

Texas Ethics Commission – Track reports on where the money is going and coming from

Transparency USA/Texas – a more user friendly way to track the money

Text alerts from grassroots organizations  TTP is   (Check with other local organizations for their text alerts)

TFVC Capitol Survival Guide – A comprehensive guide to visiting the Capitol.  Very useful!


Texas Scorecard (then click Citizen Tools and Elected Officials)

Texas Tribune Directory

Legislative Staffers Directory  – Legislative Reference Library

Texas State Directory  (subscription service but you get a few free searches.  Includes staff information)


Texas Scorecard and The Texas Minute

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility

The Texan.News


EMAIL:  All House Representatives and Senators and their staff can be reached with the same basic formula

  • House:
  • Senate:

Office Addresses and Phone Numbers (Both Capitol and District Office)

If you would like additional information about the TTP Citizen Advocate program, please reach out.  We are building the army to keep Texas Texan and we need committed activists!

Fran Rhodes, President, True Texas Project

[email protected]