Governor Abbott

Governor Abbot provides update on winter weather response

He directs Texans to tdem.texas.gov for a list of state resourses

AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference to provide an update on the State of Texas' ongoing response to severe winter weather conditions. He noted that the Texas power grid continues to stay reliable and…

Governor Abbott provides update on Texas' response to winter weather

The governor issued a Disaster Declaration in 17 counties

AUSTIN, Texas – On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott provided an update on Texas' response to winter weather that is currently impacting the state. During the press conference, Abbott reported that 27 state agencies are responding to the impact of the…

Governor Abbott announces extension of emergency SNAP benefits for February

Here are the details and where you can apply to receive benefits

AUSTIN, Texas - On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is providing over $326 million in emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of February. The allotments are predicted to help more than 1.6…

Governor Abbott to receive briefing, provide update on severe winter weather

The briefing, update will take place on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Abbott To Receiving Briefing, Provide Update In Austin On Severe Winter Weather Impacting Texas AUSTIN, Texas – On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott will receive a briefing and provide an update on the severe winter weather impacting the…

Texas sets record high for employment again

'The Lone Star State has long led the nation in job creation'

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Jan. 21, Governor Greg Abbott announced the state of Texas reached another all-time record for job creation. The state reached 13,059,600 total jobs, surpassing all previous employment highs. Texas employers added 50,000 jobs over the…

Governor Abbott champions Texas economy

'Entrepreneurs and innovators are the leaders and job creators making Texas an economic powerhouse'

AUSTIN, Texas – On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott delivered remarks at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon in Hudson Oaks. During his remarks, the Governor championed Texas' robust economy and vigorous workforce. He also focused on important legislation…

'Texas is fully prepared to address any potential wildfires in the coming days'

Governor Greg Abbott prepares state resources in response to elevated fire weather throughout Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Jan. 14, Governor Greg Abbott directed the TDEM to prepare resources in response to increased fire weather conditions across Texas this weekend. The Texas A&M Forest Service warns residents of elevated to critical fire weather…

Governor Abbott receives Blue Shield Award

Texas State Troopers Association presented the governor with the award on Wednesday

AUSTIN, Texas – On Wednesday, Jan. 12, Governor Abbott delivered remarks at the Texas State Troopers Association Award Presentation. He also reaffirmed the State of Texas' unwavering support for law enforcement. Both took place at the Governor's Mansion in Austin,…

TDHCA commits 95% of Texas Rent Relief Program funds to Texans in need

The program served more households and provided more funds than any other state

AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday, Dec. 17, Governor Greg Abbott announced the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) committed over 95% of total funds from the Texas Rent Relief Program to Texans who applied for assistance. Texas was…

Governor Abbott debuts Texas Border Wall in Rio Grande City

Six months after announcing Texas would build its own border wall

AUSTIN, Texas – On Saturday, Dec. 18, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference debuting the construction of the Texas border wall in Rio Grande City. This is just six months after he announced Texas would build its own border…

Texas Task Force on Concert Safety holds second in-person meeting

Members discuss concert safety and strategies to protect concertgoers

AUSTIN, Texas - On Tuesday, Dec. 14, Governor Greg Abbott's Texas Task Force on Concert Safety held their fourth meeting and second in-person meeting, in Bryan, Texas. The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) hosted the meeting. Public safety and…

Governor Abbott releases statement on TWC's letter to employers

The letter refers to the Governor's Executive Order GA-40

AUSTIN, Texas - On Wednesday, Dec. 9, Governor Abbott released a statement following the Texas Workforce Commission's letter to Texas employers. The letter clarified the state's law on Covid-19 vaccine mandates in the workplace. In the letter, TWC reminded employers…

Governor Abbott releases statement on death of Mesquite police officer

A Mesquite Police Department officer was shot in the line of duty this afternoon

AUSTIN – Governor Abbott today issued a statement after the death of a Mesquite Police Department officer who was shot in the line of duty earlier this afternoon: "Our hearts are with the family and loved ones of the Mesquite…

Governor Abbott comments on fatal Andrews ISD bus crash

Bus crash in Big Spring kills at least two and injures 14

Governor Abbott Statement On Fatal Andrews ISD Bus Crash In Big Spring AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday, Nov. 19, Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement following an Andrews Independent School District (ISD) bus crash in Big Spring. The crash killed…

Governor Abbott directs TEA to investigate criminal activity involving pornography in Texas public schools

'In Texas, it is illegal to provide pornography to anyone under the age of 18 according to Section 43.24 of the Texas Penal Code'

AUSTIN, Texas – On Wednesday, Nov. 10, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath. The letter directs the agency to investigate any criminal activity in public schools involving the availability of pornographic material…

'A growing number of parents of Texas students are becoming increasingly alarmed'

Governor Abbott calls on Texas Association of School Boards to shield children from pornography, inappropriate content in Texas public schools

AUSTIN, Texas – On Monday, Nov. 1, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to Texas Association of School Boards Executive Director Dan Troxell. The purpose of his letter was to ensure no child is exposed to pornography or other inappropriate…

Governor Abbott announces National Semiconductor Centers Texas Task Force

The Texas Task Force will unite semiconductor industry stakeholders

AUSTIN, Texas - On Friday, Oct. 22, Governor Greg Abbott announced the formation of the National Semiconductor Centers Texas Task Force. It will coordinate the development of a proposal to the U.S. Department of Commerce with the intention of making…

Governor Abbott sets date for special runoff election

Early voting begins Oct. 18

AUSTIN – On Monday, Oct. 11, Governor Abbott issued a proclamation announcing Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, as the date for the special runoff election. The election will be for the Texas State House of Representative District 118 seat. Representative Leo…

Governor Abbott announces over $308 million in funding

Funds will serve a variety of public safety programs and services throughout Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Governor Greg Abbott announced his Public Safety Office (PSO) will administer over $308 million in grant funding. Funds will serve a variety of public safety programs and services throughout Texas, including: victims services,…

Leprino Foods facility comes to Lubbock

Bringing 600 new jobs and nearly $870 million in capital investment

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Oct. 1, Governor Greg Abbott announced that Leprino Foods Company, "Leprino Foods", will establish a new dairy products manufacturing facility in Lubbock. Leprino Foods produces mozzarella cheese and other dairy products. Governor Abbott was joined…

Governor Abbott announces extension of emergency SNAP benefits

As the State of Texas continues to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas - On Thursday, Sept. 30, Governor Greg Abbott announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing nearly $294 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of October. Texas continues…

Governor Abbott adds item to Third Special Session agenda

The Governor adds illegal voting penalty increase

AUSTIN, Texas - On Thursday, Sept. 30, Governor Greg Abbott submitted a message to the Secretary of the Senate identifying legislation to increase the penalties for illegal voting. He added this additional agenda item to the Third Special Session that…

Governor Abbott announces intention to appeal FEMA denial

Denial of Texas' Federal Emergency Declaration in response to border crisis

AUSTIN, Texas - On Wednesday, Sept. 29, Governor Greg Abbott announced the State of Texas will appeal FEMA's denial of Texas' Federal Emergency Declaration request. Texas' request is a result of the escalating crisis at the Texas-Mexico border. Earlier on…

Thousands of migrants gather near the border town of Del Rio

Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano held a press conference to make the public aware of the growing problem taking place at the border

DEL RIO, Texas - Migrants continue to arrive at the U.S. Mexico border with their numbers rising to more than 10,000. As the situation gains more concern, the mayor of…