No Need to Let “To Do” Lists Interfere with Summer Fun
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Whether you are preparing for a vacation or just taking care of routine
is a great resource to help make your summertime plans a breeze. The
state’s official website offers a gateway to plenty of helpful
information about Texas and access to more than 1,000 simple,
convenient, and secure online services. Here are just a few ways you can
take advantage of what Texas.gov has to offer:
Driving – Whether you’re just driving around town or
planning a road trip to a great Texas travel destination, make sure
your documents are in order. Head to Texas.gov/Driver
to renew your driver
license and, following a successful inspection, you can renew your vehicle
registration online as well.
Boating, Camping and Fishing – Before you enjoy Texas’
many beautiful lakes or rivers, take care of your boat registration
You can also make a camping
reservation at one of the state’s 50 plus parks. And if fishing is
on the itinerary, get your license here.
Preparing for School – Even though school is several
weeks away, start your preparation early. If your student needs a
birth certificate for school registration purposes, you can order one
from the state’s online
vital records application.
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
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.
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 digital government 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.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of
innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing,
which help make government more accessible to everyone through
technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government
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.
Jennifer Buaas, 512-463-3602
Texas Department of