In Texas, statutes that are currently in force are published in the Texas Codes Annotated or the Texas Revised Civil Statutes Annotated. Texas is in the process of reorganizing its statutes, which is why there are two organizational schemes. Both arrangements contain current law and can be accessed through a single general index to the Texas statutes. The Texas statutes are commonly called Vernon's (because Vernon used to publish them and the name is still on the spine).
Statutes and codes- subject arrangement of current laws kept up to date as the Legislature makes changes to the law.
A range of different publishers also offer a selected number of Texas annotated codes on discrete subjects (e.g., family law). Jones McClure produces one popular series of Texas annotated codes; the most recent two editions are available on Reserve.
The subject-matter arrangement of the laws is actually the last step in the legislative process. Before being included in Vernon's, the laws are published in an arrangement that is chronological, as they were passed by the legislature.