Texas.gov Launches New Advertising to Promote Online Services

Campaign emphasizes ease and convenience for Texas drivers and
professionals

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the sixth straight year, Texas.gov,
the official website of the State of Texas, is launching a statewide
advertising campaign to publicize the ease of completing many government
services online. Produced locally in Austin, Texas, the new campaign
promotes Texas.gov/Driver
and Texas.gov/Work
as convenient, official sources to renew a driver license, vehicle
registration, professional or occupational license, and much more.

Services that can be completed at Texas.gov/Driver
include:

  • Driver
    License Renewal
    – Thousands of Texans are eligible to renew their
    driver license or ID online each year. Official address changes can
    also be completed via this service.
  • Vehicle
    Registration Renewal
    – After a passing inspection, Texans can
    renew their vehicle registration online instead of at the tax
    assessor’s office.
  • Driver
    Records
    – Use this online service to order and print a driver
    record, including certified versions required for defensive driving
    courses.
  • Driver
    License Reinstatement
    – Pay reinstatement fees and check the
    status of driving eligibility with this convenient service.

For Texans who need a state-issued professional or occupational license, Texas.gov/Work
offers initial applications and renewals for accountants,
architects,
cosmetologists,
electricians,
insurance
agents
, nurses,
and many
other professionals
.

With the theme “Easy. Now.”, the Texas.gov campaign includes
television commercials that will air in Austin in April and September.
Interactive advertising on Tremor and Hulu and online banners ads will
display to Texans statewide from April through December. Visit the Texas.gov
YouTube channel
to view the commercials – “Pajama Day” and “Stuck
in the ‘80s”
.

Texas.gov is also the best place to quickly and securely complete more
than 1,000 other government services online. Users can conveniently order
a birth certificate
, purchase
TDCJ commissary items
, pay
CHIP enrollment fees
, apply
for or renew a license to carry a handgun
, and much
more
.

Consumer Alert: In order to safely take care of your government
business online, beware of unofficial, look-alike websites operated by
private organizations that may charge unnecessary fees for services or
information. Instead, make sure you are using the State’s official
website, www.texas.gov,
or an official state agency website to complete your online transaction.
To access an official website, enter the URL in the address bar at the
top of your Internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla
Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.)
instead of entering the address in a
search engine bar (e.g. Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.). Also look for
the .gov or state.tx.us extension which will be present in
the URLs of all official Texas state government websites.

About Texas.gov

Texas.gov is the official website of the State of Texas (www.texas.gov)
and is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department
of Information Resources (DIR)
. Texas.gov
helps state and local government entities web-enable their services and
operates without tax funds through a partnership between the state and Texas
NICUSA, LLC
(Texas NIC). Texas NIC builds, operates, maintains, and
markets Texas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s family of
companies. Since its launch in 2000, Texas.gov has securely processed
more than 288 million financial transactions and collected more than $33
billion on behalf of participating entities.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC
(NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government
websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The
company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more
accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies
provides eGovernment solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and
local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the
“100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, and the company has
been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional
information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Contacts

Texas.gov
Jennifer Buaas, 512-463-3602
Texas Department of
Information Resources
jennifer.buaas@dir.texas.gov