Governor Abbott

Gov. Abbott announces $41M in Federal COVID-19 emergency funding for local governments

The first round of awards, totaling $7 million, will be distributed this week

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will provide $41 million in federal funds to assist cities and counties throughout the COVID-19 response. These funds come from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program authorized…

State representative asks to exempt Texas public schools of STAAR test

Trent Ashby wants to empower teachers and students without worry of high-stakes testing

VICTORIA, Texas - In a Facebook post, state representative Trent Ashby wrote a letter to Governor Abbott to exempt Texas public schools from the STAAR test requirements for the 2020-2021 school year. Now more than ever we must empower our…

City responds to Governor Abbott’s orders, terminates local order

City events and some park amenities are now closed

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria has terminated its local order to wear facial coverings, canceled several events expected to gather more than 10 people, and closed some park amenities in response to the orders issued Thursday by Texas Governor…

Governor Abbott establishes Statewide face covering requirement

Gov. Abbott also issues proclamation to limit gatherings

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott Thursday issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face-covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also…

Governor Abbott issues Executive Order expanding hospital capacity

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott Thursday issued an Executive Order to ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients as Texas faces an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The Governor’s order suspends elective surgeries at hospitals in Bexar, Dallas, Harris,…

Is the Crossroads ready to re-open?

Tell us what you think by voting in our poll

VICTORIA, Texas- We are only three days away from phase one of Governor Abbott's plan to reopen Texas for business. Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, and the Texas Department of State…

Governor Abbott eases regulations on physicians-in-training to increase health care capacity in hospitals

Waivers will increase the amount of medically trained individuals able to help assist, if a surge of patients occurs

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain regulations related to restrictions on physicians-in-training (PIT) permit holders in order to increase health care capacity through the state's response to COVID-19. With these waivers, Texas hospitals and facilities associated with…

Governor Abbott waives regulations, expands telehealth options

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has temporarily waived a series of regulations to lift certain telehealth restrictions and expand telehealth options as Texas responds to COVID-19. These waivers will allow a smart phone or any audio-visual, real-time, or two-way interactive…

Governor Abbott authorizes restaurants to sell bulk to the public

Restaurants will be allowed to sell products from supply chain distributors directly

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to issue guidance allowing restaurants to sell bulk retail products from restaurant supply chain distributors directly to consumers provided that such foods are in their…

Governor activates National Guard and postpones runoff primary elections in response to COVID-19 threat

Governor Abbott issuing three proclamations affecting the Texas National Guard, runoff elections scheduled for May 26th, and healthcare for incarcerated Texans

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott issued three proclamations that affect the Texas National Guard, incarcerated Texans in TDCJ facilities, and the runoff primary elections scheduled for May 26th. On March 17th, Governor Abbott activated the Texas National Guard "to be…