I found the sex offender registry for the great state of Texas.
In just a few clicks, I came up with a list of all 19 sex offenders registered in my zip code. I was shocked to see how close to me some of them live. I was able to see pictures of them, what their offense was, risk level, whether or not their registration is current or if they are unverified, what age their victim(s) was(were), and map their addresses.
It ALMOST made me feel sorry for them.....
But like I told my husband: "If you don't want someone to come to your house and beat you up, then don't be a sex offender!"
*As a side note, if you want to find the sex offender registry for any state other than Texas, do NOT register with childsafenetwork.org. They will spam you like it's going out of style, and you will NOT get to see the sex offender registry like they promised!
So, with no further ado, here is the link to the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry:
Something ELSE you will find on the TX website is this link:
Which I have not investigated, but it claims to be a sex offender search for every state in the US.
But the Texas State site was great for me, so I didn't look into this national one much :D
Go there, search for your zip code or city or whatever, and be informed!
Oh, and just another paranoid reminder: Just b/c someone has never molested a child before doesn't mean they won't start now, with YOUR child. Be paranoid about everyone, NOT just previous offenders!