First Lady Blog

Jul 24

Texanthropy Spotlight: Challenge of Tarrant County

Challenge of Tarrant County is a nonprofit that aims to eliminate substance abuse in the local communities in and around Fort Worth. The three main principles of Challenge are education, advocacy and action, with a focus on prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. Just one of the many ways they are making an impact is by recognizing the amazing things the youth of Tarrant County are doing. Each year in April, Challenge holds their annual Leo C. Benavides Awards Dinner.

Jul 20

Spend Your Summer Vacation at the Texas Coast

Texas Highways Magazine recently published a special edition issue that highlights the charming coastal towns of Port Aransas and Rockport-Fulton and the communities’ journeys to restoration and recovery from Hurricane Harvey. According to an article in this month’s issue, Port Aransas beaches are ready for people to come and relax.

Jul 12

Texanthropy Spotlight: My Safe Space - A Room Makeover Project by the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas

Women of Courage is a group of philanthropic women from across Texas who serve as ambassadors of the children’s advocacy centers (CAC) movement by working to raise awareness about child abuse and provide private financial support to local CACs.

Jul 10

Guest Post from Texas DPS: Hurricane Season Officially Underway, Texans Urged to Prepare Now

Hurricane season here in Texas has already officially begun, so I wanted to share the following message from the Texas Department of Public Safety with all Texans: The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind all Texans that Hurricane Season officially started on June 1 and runs through November 30. Right now is the time to put emergency plans in place, so that residents are prepared in the event of a disaster.

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.