Texas.gov Makes Texans’ Lives Easier

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
errands, Texas.gov
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
    renewal online.
    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
    .

In addition to the services mentioned above, Texans can always use
Texas.gov to pay
CHIP enrollment fees
, purchase
TDCJ commissary items
, order
and print personal driver records
, 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, http://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 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.

About NIC

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.

Contacts

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