I am looking for information on Ted Cruz or John Cornyn.
Who is my senator?
Determine who your Senator is by filling out the "Who Represents Me?" form on the Senators Index Page
. You will need to provide a street address.
How can I find out about recent legislative action?
The "Texas Legislature Online
" website provides legislative information including bill information, committee information, journals and much more.
How can I e-mail my senator?
E-mail is handled by each Senator's office individually. Those Senators who do accept e-mail will have an e-mail form on their web site (found on the Senators Index Page
). Please DO NOT
contact the website administrator about legislative concerns or attempt to contact your Senator via the web administrator. Such e-mails will not be answered, and cannot be forwarded.
Where can I get a list of all the Senators' e-mail addresses?
There is no such list because not all Senators accept e-mail. Those who do accept e-mail prefer that you use the e-mail form on their web site (found on the Senators Index Page
Where can I get a list of all the Senators' mailing addresses and phone numbers?
AUDIO & VIDEO
You will need the RealPlayer software to view or listen to live broadcasts or archived recordings. RealPlayer is available free of charge directly from Real.com
for PC users, or Real.com/Mac
if you are using an Apple Mac computer. Follow the instructions for installation included with the download and return to our Live Video Broadcast
site to watch.
I try to listen and/or watch the Live Audio/Video but nothing happens.
Be sure that you have installed RealPlayer on your computer. Once you have this, check that your browser is set to use the RealPlayer application to play RealAudio and RealVideo. Check the instructions that came with your RealPlayer download for more help
The hearing I want to access was in TWO or MORE PARTS but I only see one link on the A/V Archives page?
Certain older multi-part archived media will play each of the available parts or "clips" in sequence. Each clip will open individually showing only the length and time for the current clip. When a clip is complete the RealPlayer will load the next clip and begin playing it immediately. If you wish to go to the next clip or previous clip choose "next clip" or "previous clip" from RealPlayer's play menu. Recent multi-part recordings will be labeled as such, and will be listed as separate links.
Can I view Senate video broadcasts on my mobile device?
Some legislative video broadcasts are available to mobile devices from the Texas Legislative Council. Visit the Texas Legislature Online Mobile site
, and scroll down to Chamber/Committee video to select your options.
After RealPlayer launched I get a message "Requested file not found. The link you followed may be outdated or inaccurate."
For live broadcasts, check the broadcast time. Your broadcast may not yet have begun, or may have already concluded. Make sure that you hit "Refresh" or "Reload" on your internet browser to see if there is a possible update or link change that may not have been resolved by our cache.
How do I troubleshoot "Cannot connect to server" errors in RealPlayer?
Which port does the Texas Senate use? What version of RealSystem Server are you running?
The Senate uses port 554 for "RTSP" streaming broadcasts.
RealSystem Server Pro version 9+.
What IP do we need to input to allow access to the Senate broadcasts through our firewall?
What version of RealPlayer should I be using?
You should be using the latest version of RealPlayer, available at Real.com
How can I get an audio copy of a Senate meeting?
Senate hearings are available on cassette tape or CD from our Staff Services Office; hearings from before the 80th session are on cassette tape, while all hearings during and beyond the 80th session are on CD. Please call (512) 463-0430 for more information.
Are videotapes also available?
No, Senate Committees are not recorded to videotape or DVD. They are encoded directly to a Realmedia streaming format. You may view the proceedings any time on our website via RealPlayer. If you require a personal copy of a hearing, audio recordings are available from the Staff Services office (see above).
QTVR CAPITOL TOUR
How do I view the QTVR Capitol Tour?
You will need the Apple QuickTime
software. Once you have followed the installation instructions included with the QuickTime download, go to our QTVR Capitol Tour
page to view the tour.
The QTVR Tour seems to load but nothing happens.
You may need to reboot your computer after installing QuickTime. Check the instructions that came with your download for more help.
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