First Lady Blog

Aug 18

Guest Post from the Texas Department of Public Safety: DPS Reminds Drivers to Help Keep Children Safe As New School Year Begins

Please take a moment to read this important back-to-school message from the Texas Department of Public Safety about ways drivers can help keep children safe as the new school year begins.

Aug 15

H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best

Like all Texans, I love the H-E-B TV commercials that feature Texas small businesses – whether it’s about a farmer or rancher, a secret family recipe for BBQ sauce, or tamales during the holidays. Another way that H-E-B celebrates Texas-grown, locally-made products is with their annual H‑E‑B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest.

Aug 10

Tax Free Weekend

Beginning tomorrow – Friday, August 11th and continuing through Sunday, August 13th – it’s Tax Free Weekend in Texas!

Aug 4

Preparing for Hurricane Season in Texas

Hurricane season is just around the corner. State and national leaders are preparing, and you should too.

Aug 1

The 2017 Governor’s Gallery

I once again had the pleasure of participating in the Governor’s Gallery – works of art created by Texas schoolchildren grades pre-k through senior in high school that are displayed in the Governor’s Business Office in the Capitol for a year.

Jul 26

Donating Back-to-School Supplies

While it feels like summer just began, the new school year is just around the corner! Pretty soon Texas families will find themselves shopping for new clothes and school supplies. While preparing for a new school year is an exciting time, it can also be a financial burden for many. Luckily, there are organizations across Texas that step in to make sure that Texas families don’t have to worry about whether or not their children will have the necessary school supplies.

Jul 20

Texanthropy Spotlight: Carmelo’s Ristorante Italiano – 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner

This week I am spotlighting the final 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Winner. Carmelo’s Ristorante Italiano won the GVA for Corporate Community Impact for Small Business.

Jul 5

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day from our family to yours! Thank you to the brave men and women who have, and continue to, defend our freedoms. What a wonderful country we live in! I hope you spent the day celebrating America’s independence with family and friends, and I hope it was a fun and safe one. God bless America!