Office of the Governor - Greg Abbott

Governor's Press Releases

  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 • San Antonio, Texas • Press Release
    First Lady Cecilia Abbott Addresses 2015 Texas Science And Engineering Fair
    Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today addressed the 2015 Texas Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio where she offered encouragement and congratulations to the participating students.
  • Friday, March 27, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Statement On February Jobs Numbers
    The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that Texas added 7,100 jobs in the month of February, with the unemployment dropping to 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent in January 2015.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Directs DFPS To Implement New Child Safety Measures
    Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Commissioner John Specia directing the agency to implement comprehensive reforms to the state’s foster care and child protective services following the death of three children under DFPS supervision in the first three months of 2015.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Files Amicus Brief On Executive Amnesty
    Governor Greg Abbott has filed an amicus brief in opposition to the Obama administration’s Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal in the case to halt President Obama’s executive amnesty.
  • Friday, March 20, 2015 • Irving, Texas • Press Release
    First Lady Cecilia Abbott Visits Irving, Tours Thomas Haley Elementary School
    Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today visited Thomas Haley Elementary School in Irving, where she toured the school and met with the Principal and Irving ISD Superintendent, as well as teachers and students in several classrooms.
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Names Lewis Chair Of Texas Transportation Commission
    Governor Greg Abbott today named Tryon Lewis chair of the Texas Transportation Commission for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The commission oversees the Texas Department of Transportation.
  • Monday, March 16, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Calls On EPA To Refrain From Issuing New Standards
    In an ongoing effort to deter federal overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Governor Greg Abbott today issued a letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, requesting that the agency void its proposed changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone in favor of maintaining the current standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb).
  • Monday, March 09, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    In Case You Missed It: Governor Abbott Op-Ed: Texas Means Business
    We have built a framework that allows free enterprise to flourish, including less government, low taxes, reasonable regulations and the right-to-work laws that attract job creators and keep job growth here in the state of Texas. As governor, I intend to do more to build an even stronger business environment.
  • Friday, March 06, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    WEB VIDEO: Keeping Texas The Beacon Of Opportunity
    As the sun rises on 2015, the State of Texas is strong and together, we are about to make it even stronger. Our fellow Texans face many challenges, working together, we will succeed and we will keep Texas the beacon state in the United States of America.
  • Friday, March 06, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement By Gov. Abbott On January Job Growth Numbers
    The State of Texas is continuing to lead the nation in job growth by leveraging our state’s greatest natural resource – the people of Texas who’ve developed an incredibly robust and resilient economy.
  • Thursday, March 05, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Statement On Texas’ Motion For Discovery
    I commend Attorney General Paxton for continuing to hold the Obama Administration accountable, and I’m confident an investigation would find the Administration knowingly or recklessly misled a Federal Court in issuing thousands of amnesty documents illegally.
  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Sets Emergency Special Election For HD-124
    Governor Greg Abbott today set an emergency special election for Tuesday, March 31, 2015, to fill the House District 124 seat recently vacated by Senator José Menéndez.
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Visits Midland, Tours Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School
    Governor Greg Abbott visited Midland today as part of his State of the State tour, where he toured Midland ISD’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary, meeting with the school’s Superintendent and Principal as well as teachers and students in several classrooms.
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