About the author: Robert H. Angell is a native Texan who has taught U. S. and Texas Government at the college level for 21 years. In 1976 he began his college teaching career at Texas Soutmost College, which joined in a partnership with the University of Texas at Brownsville in 1992. Professor Angell served from 1988 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1996 as the Chair of the Social Sciences Department. He has published two textbooks on American and Texas Government.
1998 0-7734-8341-1 This compilation serves as a major resource for faculty and students interested in the development of the Texas Constitution. Unlike the 'Living' United States Constitution which is short, general, and elastic, and can change through interpretation, the Texas Constitution today is a long, detailed, and restrictive document that can only change through formal amendments. Its 377 amendments to the 1876 document are placed in the body of the text and replace text made obsolete by the amendments. The reader of the current version thus sees only the updated text and not the deleted passages. This book presents a compiled version in different fonts so that the reader can compare the original to the current version. The introduction analyzes present-day conclusions about the Texas Constitution.