Texas.gov Helps Parents Prepare for Kindergarten Roundup

  Texas.gov Helps Parents Prepare for Kindergarten Roundup     Order certified birth certificates online for 2013 student registration  Business Wire  AUSTIN, Texas -- March 19, 2013  Kindergarten round-up is right around the corner, and Texas.gov is here to help make student registration a snap. Parents can visit Texas.gov to order a certified birth certificate online for their child in just a few simple steps. The Online Vital Records Application, offered in English and Spanish, is an official, secure method for requesting a birth certificate. Online orders are the same price as a walk-in or mail order, and they are fulfilled by the Texas Department of State Health Services.  The responses from parents who have used this online service have been very positive with comments such as, “This is such a wonderful service to offer! It makes this mommy very happy to not have to stand in line with toddlers!”, “It's perfect, quick and easy!” and “Great job and great service. I appreciate the ability to order my daughter's birth certificate.”  You may also use this application to order a birth certificate for passport verification, insurance needs, and more. You can select the birth certificate format(s) you need, and order up to three copies of the record for the same individual within a single transaction. Check out the Texas.gov YouTube channel for a quick demonstration on just how easy it is to order a birth certificate online!  Texas.gov is a convenient, fuel-efficient alternative to complete many other government services online too, such as renew a vehicle registration or driver license, pay CHIP enrollment fees, order and print driver records, purchase commissary items for TDCJ offenders, and much more. You can also access Texas.gov via our mobile site at m.texas.gov.  About Texas.gov  Texas.gov is the official website of the state of Texas (www.texas.gov) and is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Department of Information Resources (DIR). Texas.gov helps state and local government entities Web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a partnership between the state and Texas NICUSA, LLC. Texas NICUSA builds, operates, maintains, and markets Texas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Since its launch in 2000, Texas.gov has securely processed more than 189 million financial transactions and collected more than $27 billion on behalf of participating entities.  About NIC  NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds. The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.  Contact:  Texas.gov Jennifer Buaas, 512-463-3602 jennifer.buaas@dir.texas.gov