Ben Hudson filed this request with the Office of Attorney General of Texas.


From: Ben Hudson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any communication between any individual with an email address ending in and the Department of the Attorney General. Please limit the search to the date range 1/1/15-4/30/17.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Ben Hudson

From: publicrecords

May 12, 2017

Mr. Ben Hudson

RE: Public Information Request No. 17-46673

Dear Mr. Hudson:

This e-mail is in response to your public information request to the Office of the Attorney General ("OAG"), received by the OAG on May 3, 2017. A copy of your request follows this e-mail.

The OAG has reviewed its files and has located the attached documents that are responsive to your request. Although the Public Information Act allows a governmental body to charge for copying documents, the attached documents are being provided to you at no charge.

Please note the OAG has redacted personal e-mail addresses from the attached documents pursuant to section 552.137 of the Government Code and the previous determination issued by the Open Records Division. See Open Records Decision No. 684 (2009) (governmental bodies may withhold certain information without necessity of requesting decision from Open Records Division).

The attached documents contain the home address, home telephone number, social security number, family member information, and emergency contact information of an employee of the OAG. As allowed by section 552.024 of the Government Code, this employee has chosen to make this personal information confidential. We have enclosed a copy of the employee's election form. Because our office is prohibited by law from releasing this personal information to you, we have removed it from the enclosed documents. Normally, we must request a ruling from the Open Records Division before we can withhold any of the information you requested. However, section 552.024 allows us to withhold this specific information without requesting a ruling.

You have the right to appeal our decision to withhold this information from you. Instructions for appeal are attached. If you do not want to appeal, you do not need to do anything else. Please note that we are only withholding the specific categories of information that are confidential under sections 552.024 and 552.117 of the Government Code.

If you have any questions, please contact me at<>


Kyle Gavit
Public Information Coordinator's Office
Office of the Attorney General

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