First Lady Blog

Nov 8

Adoption Month 2021

Adoption is very near and dear to my heart and to our family. As adoptive parents, Greg and I have witnessed firsthand the life-changing power of brin

Oct 19

2021 Governor’s Volunteer Awards

Serving others is at the heart of what it means to be a Texan. This is why OneStar Foundation and I are thrilled to recognize this year's Governor's Volunteer Awards recipients.

Sep 20

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Every year across our country, a month is designated to recognize and celebrate the many and varied contributions of Hispanic Americans. This year, as in years past, Greg is proud to proclaim September 15 to October 15 to be Hispanic Heritage Month in Texas, and I am pleased to join him in this recognition and celebration. 

Nov 20

National Adoption Day 2020

More than 120,000 children are waiting to be adopted from foster care in the United States today. I’m celebrating National Adoption Day on Satur

Oct 23

2020 YAM State Capitol Exhibit

Every year, it is a delight to select artwork to be displayed in the State Capitol through the Texas Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month

Jul 30

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

On this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, we pause to thank all in our communities who work so tirelessly to support survivors of human traffi

Jun 16

Community Based Care Expands in Region 2

Texas is committed to securing our most at-risk children a life worthy of their promise. Last week, the Texas Department of Family and Protectiv

Jun 5

Hurricane Preparedness

As hurricane season approaches, it is vital that Texans take the time to prepare for any devastating and powerful storms that may reach our shores.&nb