First Lady Blog

Sep 15

Texanthropy Spotlight: Google

This week we are spotlighting Google - a company well-known for its charitable work in local communities. Google has been an active member of the Austin community for the last ten years and has made a major Texanthropic impact through partnerships with regional organizations, volunteer work, and community grants. The company’s philanthropic efforts in Texas are broad, ranging from computer science education, to working to bridge the digital divide, to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Sep 14

Guest Post from the Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Back to School

The following is a guest post from the Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: The start of school provides the perfect opportunity to talk to kids about personal and online safety.

Sep 11

2017 Star of Texas Awards

Today I joined Greg for the 2017 Star of Texas Awards. These annual awards are held in the Texas Capitol and honor the men and women who have been killed or have sustained injuries in the line of duty.

Sep 1

Let’s All Help Rebuild Texas

A Texas-sized disaster requires a Texas-sized response. It will take time, but with your help, we can ensure that the communities and lives devastated by Hurricane Harvey are able to rebuild stronger than before.

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.