Office of the Governor - Greg Abbott

 
  • Friday, January 23, 2015 • Austin, Texas
    Statement By Gov. Abbott On December Jobs Numbers
    Job creation is the lifeblood of our state – and Texas’ history of strengthening job growth equates to more opportunity for all Texans. The state of Texas will continue to promote fiscally responsible policies that sustain our position as number one in the nation for economic opportunity and give Texans across the state the means to invest in the future of their families.
  • Friday, January 23, 2015 • Austin, Texas
    Gov. Abbott Visits Rio Grande Valley, Addresses Announcement Of United Health Foundation Grant To UTRGV Medical School
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott traveled to Edinburg to attend the announcement of a major grant by United Health Foundation to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine Thursday evening.
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 • Austin, Texas
    Governor Abbott Names Texas Tech University Board Of Regents Appointments
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed two new members, Christopher Huckabee and Ron Hammonds, and reappointed Mickey Long to the Texas Tech University Board of Regents. The appointments will be effective Feb. 1, 2015.
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 • Austin, Texas
    Governor Abbott Names Texas A&M University Board Of Regents Appointments
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed two new members to the Texas A&M University Board of Regents, William Mahomes, Jr. and Robert L. Albritton, and reappointed current Regent Phil Adams. The appointments are effective Feb. 1, 2015.
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 • Austin, Texas
    Governor Abbott Names Three To University Of Texas System Board Of Regents
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed two new members to The University of Texas System Board of Regents, Sara Martinez Tucker and David Beck, and reappointed current Regent and Vice Chairman of the Board Steve Hicks. These appointments will be effective Feb. 1, 2015.
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Austin, Texas
    Governor Greg Abbott Submits Formal Appointments To Texas Senate
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott today formally submitted three appointments to the Texas Senate. Governor Abbott intends to appoint Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos as Texas Secretary of State, Jerry Strickland as Executive Director of the Office of State-Federal Relations and reappoint David Mattax as Commissioner of the Texas Department of Insurance.
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • Austin, Texas
    Governor Abbott Announces Key Inspector General Appointment
    Today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the appointment of Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., as Inspector General for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2016. The inspector general works to prevent, detect and investigate fraud, abuse and waste in state health and human services programs.
  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas
    Greg Abbott Delivers 2015 Texas Inaugural Speech
    "There is no place like Texas. We will ensure that remains just as true for the next generation as it does for those here today. So, take a moment. Look at where you're standing or sitting right now. The ground beneath your feet is more than just grass or pavement. It’s the soil that centuries ago bore the hopes and dreams of settlers who risked it all to come to a land that promised freedom and opportunity. Scripture teaches us that tribulation produces perseverance, perseverance, character and character, hope. Texans are filled with hope because our lives have been infused with the perseverance and character that sprang from the tribulations faced by those who came before us. And we must make sure this hollowed ground stirs the hopes and dreams of those who come after us. We must keep Texas on a path that ensures that years from now people will stand on this very ground as grateful to this generation as we are to past generations. To do that we must do more than work to find common ground to solve our problems. We must seek higher ground that will continue to elevate Texas, not just as a leader in this nation, but as a leader in this world. Because as goes Texas, so goes America, and as goes America, so goes the world. So we must take the lead here in Texas – from Amarillo to McAllen, from El Paso to Beaumont. We must work together to ensure that even the future is bigger in Texas. May God bless each and every of you, and may God forever bless the great State of Texas."