First Lady Blog

Jun 22

Spring Branch Family Development Center – 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner

Today I’m highlighting the second-to-last of the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner – the Spring Branch Family Development Center.

Jun 16

The 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winners are Announced!

Yesterday I had the honor of announcing the 2017 winners of the Governor’s Volunteer Awards. The GVA’s, administered by OneStar Foundation, honor the contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations in Texas that have made a positive impact in their communities or across the state through service and volunteering.

Jun 7

Little Helping Hands

Yesterday I had the honor of visiting one of my favorite Austin-area nonprofits, Little Helping Hands. You may remember that Little Helping Hands’ founder, Marissa Vogel, joined me for my Texanthropy announcement last spring.

Apr 27

April is Volunteer Month

Over the last two years, I have had the opportunity to travel all across the Lone Star State: from El Paso to Beaumont, from Amarillo to McAllen, and

Apr 24

Welcoming the 2017 Texas Main Street Communities

Last week I had the honor of continuing the grand tradition of the Texas Historical Commission Texas Main Street Program’s First Lady’s

Apr 13

Blue Corps - 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner

There were eleven GVA winners in 2016 and eight have been highlighted so far. Today I’m going to tell you about the winner of the GVA for

Apr 6

Deadline Extended for Governor’s Volunteer Awards Nominations

The deadline for nominating an individual or organization for a 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Award has been extended! Texans now have until Monday,

Mar 31

A Place To Stay

As Texans, we really are one family, and we are called to care for each other. This weekend I am attending a very special event that aims to inspire