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Gov. Abbott discusses rebuilding Texas with state and local officials in Victoria

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Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz,  Chancellor John Sharp and state and local officials came to Victoria today to discuss rebuilding Texas after the devastating damage of hurricane Harvey. They discussed recovery plans for the area. Governor Abbott says the goal of the commission is to rebuild quickly and effectively. 

"For all the leaders here who represent constituents around this area, we know that for many of you, this has probably been the biggest challenge of your lives. We've seen the loss of life, we've seen utter destruction and devastation of so many different properties, it could be people's homes or it could be public buildings. There's a lot that must be done. While families go through the process of healing, it's our collective responsibility to begin and accelerate the rebuilding process. That's why I created the governor's commission to rebuild Texas and why I picked a local boy from Victoria to make sure we lead that process," Governor Greg Abbott said. 


Governor Abbott says he chose Chancellor Sharp for the position because he knows the area, knows the budget from previously being the Victoria state Representative and he could pull in resources. 

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott, Chancellor John Sharp of the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas and heads of state agencies will meet with local officials in Houston and Victoria, Texas on Friday, September 8th.

Houston Location

WHO: Governor Greg Abbott, Chancellor John Sharp, State and Local Officials

WHAT: Meeting 

WHEN: Friday, September 8th, at 11:00 A.M.

WHERE: Houston TranStar

6922 Katy Road

Houston, TX 77024

Victoria location

WHO: Governor Greg Abbott, Chancellor John Sharp, State and Local Officials

WHAT: Meeting

WHEN: Friday, September 8th, at 2:30 P.M. 

WHERE: Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex

Conference and Education Center

7403 Lone Tree Road

Victoria, TX 77905

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