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Seal of the Senate of the State of Texas Welcome to the Official Website for the Texas Senate
Seal of the Senate of the State of Texas
Welcome to the official website for the
Texas Senate
 
Senator Kirk Watson, District 14

Links to Selected Texas State and Federal Agencies
(Download a printer friendly list in PDF format.)

Agency Name Website Address Telephone
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services www.dads.state.tx.us (512) 438-3011
* Area Agency on Aging (800) 252-9240
* Regional Ombudsman (800) 252-2412
* Consumer Rights/Services Hotline (800) 458-9858
* Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services and Information (800) 252-8154
* State Long Term Care Ombudsman (Nursing Home & Asst. Living Residents) (800) 252-2412
Texas Department of Agriculture texasagriculture.gov
* Customer Service/Help Line (800) 835-5832
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services www.dars.state.tx.us
* Agency Main Line (800) 628-5115
* Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) (866) 581-9328
Office of Attorney General texasattorneygeneral.gov
* Public Information and Assistance (800) 252-8011
* Child Support 24-Hour Hotline (800) 252-8014
* Consumer Protection (800) 621-0508
* Crime Victims' Compensation Program (800) 983-9933
Comptroller of Public Accounts comptroller.texas.gov
* Business or Tax Comments or Concerns (877) 662-8375
* Comments or Concerns (Non-Business) (877) 334-4112
* Comptroller Information Assistance (800) 531-5441
* Tax Collections/Enforcement (800) 252-8880
* Taxpayer Assistance-Hearing Impaired (TDD) (800) 248-4099
* Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (formerly the Texas Tomorrow Fund) (800) 445-4723
Texas Department of Criminal Justice www.tdcj.state.tx.us
* Victim Services (800) 848-4284
* Offender Status Line (800) 535-0283;
Austin:
(512) 406-5200;
Huntsville:
(936) 295-6371
Texas Education Agency tea.texas.gov (512) 463-9734
* Parent Special Education Info Line (800) 252-9668
* Texas Reading Initiatives (800) 819-5713
* Bilingual Education (512) 463-9581
* Charter Schools (512) 463-9575
* Kindergarten and Early Childhood Education (Direct Line) (512) 463-9273
* No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Program Coordination (512) 463-9374
* Non-Public School Accreditation (Texas Assn. of Non-Public Schools) (903) 643-8770
Employees Retirement System of Texas www.ers.state.tx.us
* Toll-free Switchboard (877) 275-4377
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality www.tceq.state.tx.us (512) 239-1000
* 24-Hour Complaints Hotline (888) 777-3186
* Ozone Status Line (888) 994-9901
* Smoking Vehicle Reporting Line (800) 453-7664
* Public Assistance on Permitting (800) 687-4040
Texas Ethics Commission www.ethics.state.tx.us
* Toll-Free (800) 325-8506
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services www.dfps.state.tx.us (512) 438-4800
* Abuse Hotline (Children, Elderly, or Disabled Citizens) (800) 252-5400
* Texas Youth Hotline (Including Runaways) (800) 210-2278
* Texas Adoption Resource Exchange (800) 233-3405
* Office of Consumer Affairs (800) 720-7777
General Land Office www.glo.texas.gov
* Oil/Hazardous Material Spill Reporting (CHEM-TEL) (800) 832-8224
* Toll-Free Number (800) 998-4456
* Veterans Land Program (800) 252-8387
Office of the Governor gov.texas.gov (512) 463-2000
* Governor's Opinion Hotline (800) 252-9600
* Citizens' Assistance Hotline (800) 843-5789
Health and Human Services Commission www.hhsc.state.tx.us (512) 424-6500
* Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (800) 657-6558
* Ombudsman (Food Stamps, Medicaid, TANF) (877) 787-8999
* Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) (888) 425-6889
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs www.tdhca.state.tx.us (800) 525-0657
* First Time Buyer, Home Buyer Education, Mortgage Credit Cert. Program (800) 792-1119
Texas Department of Insurance www.tdi.texas.gov (512) 463-6169
* Windstorm Compliance/Inspection Requests (800) 248-6032
* Consumer Info Helpline (800) 252-3439
* Report Insurance Fraud (888) 327-8818
* Texas Workers' Compensation Commission www.tdi.texas.gov/wc (800) 252-7031
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation www.tdlr.texas.gov
* General Information (800) 803-9202
(512) 463-6599
Texas Lottery Commission www.txlottery.org
* Customer Service Information (800) 375-6886
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department tpwd.texas.gov
* Information (800) 792-1112
* Operation Game Thief (800) 792-4263
Texas Department of Public Safety www.txdps.state.tx.us
* General Information (512) 424-2000
Public Utility Commission of Texas www.puc.texas.gov
* General Information (512) 936-7000
* Texas Electric Choice (Compare Local Rates) www.powertochoose.org (866) 797-4839
Railroad Commission of Texas www.rrc.state.tx.us
* General Information (512) 463-7288
Texas Real Estate Commission www.trec.state.tx.us
* General Information (800) 250-8732
Texas Medical Board www.tmb.state.tx.us (512) 305-7010
* Complaints Hotline (Automated) (800) 201-9353
* Customer Service (800) 248-4062
Department of State Health Services www.dshs.state.tx.us (888) 963-7111
* Diabetes Services and Information (512) 458-7490
* Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services and Information (866) 378-8440
* Alzheimers Information (800) 242-3399
* Asbestos Information (800) 572-5548
* Family and Community Health/Early Childhood Services (800) 422-2956
* HIV/STD Information (800) 299-2437
* Immunization Information (800) 252-9152
* Tobacco Prevention (800) 345-8647
State Securities Board www.ssb.state.tx.us
* General Information (512) 305-8300
Secretary of the State www.sos.state.tx.us
* Administrative Services (512) 463-5600
* Election (800) 252-8683
* Solicitation Hotline (800) 648-9642
State Bar of Texas www.texasbar.com
* Grievance Information (800) 932-1900
* Lawyer Referral Service (800) 252-9690 or
(877) 9-TEXBAR
Teacher Retirement System of Texas www.trs.state.tx.us
* General Information (800) 223-8778
Texas Department of Transportation www.txdot.gov (512) 305-9509
* Tourist/Travel Information/Road Conditions (800) 452-9292
* TxTag (Ordering/Managing Toll Tag Account) www.txtag.org (888) 468-9824
* TxTag (Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf, TDD) (888) 590-5155
Texas Veterans Commission www.tvc.state.tx.us
* Veterans HOTLINE (800) 252-8387
Texas Water Development Board www.twdb.texas.gov
* General Information (512) 463-7847
Texas Workforce Commission www.twc.state.tx.us (512) 463-2222
* TWC Fraud Hotline (800) 252-3642
Relay Texas (Hearing and Visually Impaired)
* Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD) (800) 735-2989
* Voice (800) 735-2988