MARCH 2012 • VOLUME 75, NUMBER 3 DEPARTMENTS 174 176 178 184 236 242 246 250 252 256 258 Spectrum Letters to the Editor President’s Opinion Technology TYLA President’s Opinion Disciplinary Actions Lawyers on the Move Memorials Classifieds Client Page Back Page IN THIS ISSUE In this issue of the Texas Bar Journal , we examine the efforts of the Texas Supreme Court-appointed Texas Court Records Preservation Task Force to build awareness of the importance of preserving the state’s vast collection of historical court doc-uments. In addition, we look at the issue of recovering stolen Texas court documents, document preservation tips, and high-light the work of the State Bar of Texas Archives Department. PAGE 186 FEATURES 180 State Bar Update 182 State Bar President-elect Candidates 186 Preserving Texas’ Legal History 188 A Map of the History of Texas: Supreme Court Task Force Works to Preserve Historical Court Records BY JUDY L. MARCHMAN 190 A History of Texas in 21 State Court Records 220 Recovering Stolen Texas Court Documents BY LAURA SAEGERT AND JAMES W. PAULSEN 224 Preservation Tips from the Texas State Archives BY JOHN ANDERSON AND SARAH NORRIS 226 Historical Scavenger Hunt BY PATRICIA L. GARCIA 228 Final Approval of Amendments to Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 306, Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure 20, 25, 28, 32, and 35 232 2012–2013 Proposed Combined Budget 238 TYLA President-elect Candidates and Officer Nominations 240 Solo/Small Firm: Attorney Advertising and Social Media BY AL HARRISON AND PAT RAFFERTY The Texas Bar Journal (ISSN 0040-4187) is published monthly, except August, by the State Bar of Texas, 1414 Colorado, Austin, TX 78701, as a service to the profession. One copy of each issue is furnished to members as part of their State Bar dues. Subscription price to others, $12 (including sales tax); $15 to foreign countries. Single copies, $2.50 each (including sales tax). Periodicals Postage Paid at Austin, Texas and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Texas Bar Journal , P .O. Box 12487, Austin, Texas 78711-2487. Canadian Publication Agreement No. 40778512. Returns to: Station A, Box 54, Windsor ON N9A 6J5.