Quite confusing of the Texas SoS to put that and the section quoted by Kyle on the same page of the SoS description! But what I think they are trying to say is that their own online database isn't maintained, not that the info. isn't available through the Comptroller of Public Accounts, which has its own database .
Now here's some solid evidence from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Go to https://ourcpa.cpa.state.tx.us/coa/Index.html and search for an LLC, i.e. ABERCROMBIE ACADEMY III, LLC. Then click on the officers/directors button. In several cases you'll see managers/members listed. Here's their note:
Officer and director information on
this site is obtained from the most
recent Public Information Report (PIR)
processed by the Secretary of State
(SOS). PIRs filed with annual
franchise tax reports are forwarded to
the SOS. After processing, the SOS
sends the Comptroller an electronic
copy of the information, which is
displayed on this web site. The
information will be updated as changes
are received from the SOS.
You may order a copy of a Public
Information Report from
Comptroller of Public Accounts, Open
Government Division, PO Box 13528,
Austin, Texas 78711.Austin, Texas 78711.
This actually demonstrates the importance of being aware of the link between corporation and tax regulations in the state: The SoS hands off all key info. to the state tax enforcement agency because the SoS has no enforcement powers of its own aside from recognizing limited liability entity status of domestically registered entities. It can't touch limited liability status of foreign entities, at least not through a registration requirement -- lawyers, know of any empirical cases this being tested in court? It wouldn't hurt to call the Secretary of State office and the Comptroller's office to clarify. You're paying taxes (presumably) for their operations after all!