The texture evolution in the surface and center layer of hot rolled electrical steel containing initial columnar grains with their <100> nearly along ND, RD and TD of sheets were determined by EBSD technique. The transition from Goss to Brass or Copper orientation in surface was analyzed. The difference in texture of center layers in these samples was compared. In particular, orientation evolutions within grains and at grain boundaries of different types of orientations were explored. The results are discussed in terms of the special alignments of grain boundaries among columnar grains.