EBT restrictions (Texas)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Health and Human Services Commission of Texas.


From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

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

–Specific foods, products, or services that cannot be purchased using EBT cards
–Types of establishments that do not accept EBT cards (for example, jewelry stores, firearms dealers, etc.)

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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.


Vanessa Nason

From: HHSC Open Records Request

Dear Ms. Nason,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your open records request. We will review the request and notify you within the next 10 business days concerning the availability of the information you requested. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please feel free to contact me.


Craig Purifoy
Administrative Assistant IV - Open Records
Health & Human Services Commission
(512) 487-3397

From: Patterson,Robert (HHSC)

Ms. Nason, the information you requested below is available on our website:


See "Client Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)"

Robert W. Patterson
HHSC Open Records Coordinator

From: Vanessa Nason


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Vanessa Nason