The Texas Constitution is the fundamental governing document of the state of Texas.
The Texas Constitution describes the structure and function of the government of Texas. It consists of a preamble and 17 articles.
The current (and fourth) Texas Constitution was adopted in 1876.
The current constitution has been amended 515 times.
The most recent amendments to the Texas Constitution, of which there were eight, were approved by voters in 2021.
Texas does not feature a process for initiated constitutional amendments. Thus, amendments in Texas can be put on the ballot through referral by the legislature. The Texas Constitution is one of 11 state constitutions with no mechanism or a lack of clarity in the process for calling a constitutional convention.