First Lady Blog

Jul 5

Governor’s Business Forum in Killeen on July 11th

The Governor's Small Business Forum in Killeen, Texas will take place on July 11, 2018. The forum celebrates Veteran Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. Presented by the Office of the Governor and in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Veterans Commission, and the University of Texas in Arlington Veterans Business Outreach Center, the event aims to provide small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, actionable advice on how to start, grow and sustain their businesses.

Jul 2

Fourth of July Fun from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Happy Independence Day from our family to yours. My heart is filled with utmost gratitude for those who have fearlessly defended our freedom and conti

Jun 29

Texanthropy Spotlight: Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County

Earlier this week I attended the Great Futures Luncheon in Lake Jackson, benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County. I was joined by local leaders and community members in recognizing the Club for providing a safe place for children to learn and thrive, and to also help support the Club and its programs and mission.

Jun 26

Guest Post from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Texas Regional Office: Summer Safety

The following is a message from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Texas Regional Office about summer safety for kids. I encourage all Texans to take a moment to read through these tips: Summer is here and with that comes adventures at summer camps, trips to amusement parks and memories to be made during family vacations. This is also the perfect time to review some tips to help keep your children safer during the next few months.

Jun 20

The 2018 Governor’s Gallery

Yesterday I was thrilled to welcome the artists behind the 2018 Governor’s Gallery to the Texas Capitol for a reception in their honor. These works of art are created by Texas schoolchildren grades pre-k through senior in high school and are displayed in the Governor’s Business Office in the Capitol for a year.

Jun 16

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a holiday I hold dear to my heart as we celebrate the love we have for the fathers across Texas. It’s a great day to show our gratitude and appreciation for our dads as we remind them how much they mean to us—not just on Father’s Day, but throughout the entire year. This Sunday, I want to thank fathers across our wonderful state for all of their hard work, their unconditional love for their children, and the strength they provide to their families.

Jun 14

Texanthropy Spotlight: AGE of Central Texas

During my years working at a senior health care services company, I had the pleasure of learning about a wonderful organization here in Austin that offers programming to older adults and family caregivers: AGE of Central Texas. Founded in 1986, AGE provides direct services to hundreds of older adults each year. AGE is the only licensed adult day health care center in the area. Other services include free loans of durable medical equipment to keep seniors safe and mobile, and invaluable education, resources, and support to the unpaid family caregivers who are supporting an older loved one.

Jun 13

Honoring our Texas Women Veterans

Yesterday I attended the first annual Texas Women Veterans Day Celebration at the Texas State Capitol, where I was joined by hundreds of Texans in Austin – and thousands more at events across the state – in honoring our women veterans in the Lone Star State.