First Lady Blog

Mar 7

First Lady Cecilia Abbott Welcomes Women Entrepreneurs To Funding Discussion     

AUSTIN – First Lady Cecilia Abbott yesterday delivered welcoming remarks prior to the expert panel discussion on startup and investor funding fo

Feb 27

Amplify Austin!

I am proud to call Austin home! One of my favorite days in Austin is Amplify Austin Day, starting at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 28, through 6 p.m. on

Feb 14

Heart to Heart

Happy Valentine’s Day to all! Now, ladies, let’s have a heart to heart. The most important gift you can give to yourself, to your family

Jan 31

January is National Mentoring Month

If volunteering is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, consider mentoring a foster child or young adult who has transitioned out of foster c

Jan 29

Plan Your Texas Travel Today

Today is National Plan for Vacation Day. Of course, with so many places to visit and so many things to see and do all across this great state, every day is plan your vacation day in Texas!

Jan 22

Celebrating the 2018 Texas Women’s Hall Of Fame Honorees

Seven remarkable Texas women were inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame last week, and I am so pleased that the honorees, or their representatives, and their families and friends could join us for the ceremony at a lovely luncheon on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion.

Jan 11

Join the Fight

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Texas, and today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. I ask that you join us in the fight to protect the vulnerable and end this horrific cruelty.

Dec 7

President George H. W. Bush

The primary goal of Texanthropy is to encourage Texans to “find something to do” to help their communities and neighbors. President Bush talked about “a thousand points of light” – of all the individuals and organizations that are doing good and being living examples of the importance of service to others.