Open Records Request


Open Records Request

The Texas Public Information Act provides the public a right of access to information collected,
assembled, maintained, owned or controlled by a governmental body unless otherwise expressly
provided by law. The act is found in Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code. Public information is
defined as information “collected, assembled, or maintained in connection with the transaction of
official business.”

Angelina College is a governmental body subject to the act. Therefore, any member of the public may
make a written request for access to or copies of public information. Public information must be
disclosed “promptly.” How promptly is a matter of how easily accessible the information is, whether the
records contain confidential information that must be redacted prior to disclosure, and whether an
Attorney General ruling must be sought with regard to information that is subject to an exception. Most
records are provided within 10 days, but some requests are so complex and voluminous that it may be
several weeks before access is granted or denied.

Per Section 552.234 of the Texas Government Code, all requests must be sent to
informationrequest@angelina.edu or mailed to Open Records Request, Angelina College, 3500 S. First
St, Lufkin, TX 75901. Further, per Section 552.235, all requests must be submitted on the Texas Attorney
General’s form, linked below. 

 

Texas Attorney General’s Form