|Submitted||Oct. 31, 2015|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
Any and all records referring to William Frederick (Fred) Burton's work on the Texas Border Security Council. He was appointed to the Council in 2007.
I also request that fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. Provided copies of the information will primarily benefit the general public because I am a journalist, published by Salon.com, Vice, The Daily Dot, and other venues, who is reporting on the Texas border security issues, and who intends to make provided copies of the information available to the general public. One of my articles on border security, which may be found here - http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/07/16/exclusive-the-counterinsurgency-war-on-and-inside-our-borders/ - titled "Exclusive: The Counterinsurgency War On--And Inside--Our Borders" - was shared more than 2000 times on Facebook, indicating a large public interest in my reporting on border security. MuckRock.com is a public information service through which I, a representative of the news media/press, am processing my FOIA requests; I ultimately intend to make the provided information publicly available at MuckRock.com not for commercial purpose. All of this is being done in the service of news-gathering.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.
November 9, 2015
VIA EMAIL ONLY
RE: OOG PIR # 15-459
This email is in response to your public information request to the Office of the Governor (“OOG”), received by the OOG on November 2, 2015. A copy of your request follows this email.
The OOG has reviewed its files and has no information responsive to your request. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission may have the information you are seeking. Their contact information is as follows:
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Mail: Mark Smith, Director and Librarian, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, Texas 78711
Fax: (512) 463-5436
In Person at: Lorenzo de Zavala State Library and Archives Building, 1201 Brazos, Austin, Texas 78711
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Information Coordinator
Assistant General Counsel
Office of Governor Greg Abbott
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