Press Releases Offers More Personalization with Enhanced Website

New features let users tailor their interactions with State's official website

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and Texas NIC are pleased to announce a revamped that is focused on delivering an experience that users can tailor to their specific needs. As the state's official website, offers a simple, straightforward, and service-focused design that lets Texans take care of their government business online with ease and convenience. Recently, added some new features that let users further personalize their experience and share it with others.

These new features include:

  • Favorites: Users can "favorite" links they use on a regular basis by clicking the star next to many popular services on the site, such as driver license/ID renewal, vehicle registration renewal, vital records, popular occupational and professional licenses, and more. These favorites are stored in the tools area of for quick and easy access later.
  • Themes: Two new themes are now available on – Texas State Parks and High Contrast. Texas State Parks was the winning theme from a Twitter poll that conducted earlier this year. This theme features several crowd-sourced photos showcasing the beauty of Texas' parks. And, in keeping with's commitment to provide an accessible website for all Texans, the High Contrast theme better accommodates users with visual impairments.
  • Share: This functionality lets users share via email or Twitter the sections of that they find useful or interesting. The website offers more than 1,000 services that can be completed online, as well as direct access to other helpful resources including an agency directory, map, and more. By enabling users to share areas of the site with their "network", the state is continuing to grow awareness and use of this secure, convenient resource.
  • Popular Searches:'s already powerful search function was further enhanced to provide immediate access to three of the most-searched services on the site: vehicle registration renewal, driver license renewal, and birth certificate request.
  • Back-To-Top:'s single page, long-scrolling layout now offers users the ability to quickly return to the top of the page with a simple click of the back-to-top button.

In addition to the new features, continues to welcome users with a friendly, approachable tone, delivers an organized, filterable "Find It" table for access to more than 2,500 government services and information links, and offers responsive design and styling to fully accommodate users visiting from a mobile device.

About is the official website of the state of Texas (, and is a collaborative public-private partnership managed by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). helps state and local government entities web-enable their services, and operates without tax funds through a partnership between the state of Texas and Texas NICUSA, LLC (Texas NIC). Texas NIC builds, operates, maintains, and markets, and is part of digital government firm NIC's family of companies. Since its launch in 2000, has securely processed more than 288 million financial transactions and has collected more than $33 billion on behalf of participating entities.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at


Texas Department of Information Resources
Elliott Sprehe, 512-475-4704

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