First Lady Blog

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!

Jun 22

Texanthropy Spotlight: 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.