First Lady Blog

Oct 12

Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month

Earlier this month Greg issued a proclamation declaring October “Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month” in Texas. This is such an important designation because it is a time for us to celebrate the many Texans with disabilities who have influenced our state’s history.

Sep 25

Family Day 2017

Simple, everyday activities are easy ways for parents to connect with their kids, things like eating dinner together, chatting during the drive to and from school, or tucking your kids into bed at night. Using these opportunities to bond with your kids is an important way to build a strong, healthy relationship – which is the focus of today, Family Day. This year I am once again joining forces with CASA Family Day to celebrate the impact that a strong family connection can have to helping keep kids drug free.

Sep 22

Texanthropy Spotlight: Rebuild Texas Fund

This is a trying time for our state as many of our fellow Texans continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But many Texans have asked me what they can do to help, and I encourage those who can to contribute to the Rebuild Texas Fund.

Sep 15

Texanthropy Spotlight: Google

This week we are spotlighting Google - a company well-known for its charitable work in local communities. Google has been an active member of the Austin community for the last ten years and has made a major Texanthropic impact through partnerships with regional organizations, volunteer work, and community grants. The company’s philanthropic efforts in Texas are broad, ranging from computer science education, to working to bridge the digital divide, to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Sep 14

Guest Post from the Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Back to School

The following is a guest post from the Texas Regional Office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: The start of school provides the perfect opportunity to talk to kids about personal and online safety.

Sep 11

2017 Star of Texas Awards

Today I joined Greg for the 2017 Star of Texas Awards. These annual awards are held in the Texas Capitol and honor the men and women who have been killed or have sustained injuries in the line of duty.

Sep 1

Let’s All Help Rebuild Texas

A Texas-sized disaster requires a Texas-sized response. It will take time, but with your help, we can ensure that the communities and lives devastated by Hurricane Harvey are able to rebuild stronger than before.

Aug 18

Guest Post from the Texas Department of Public Safety: DPS Reminds Drivers to Help Keep Children Safe As New School Year Begins

Please take a moment to read this important back-to-school message from the Texas Department of Public Safety about ways drivers can help keep children safe as the new school year begins.