Jul 7

Governor Abbott Announces More Than $5.9 Million In Texas Talent Connection Grants

Governor Greg Abbott today announced more than $5.9 million in Texas Talent Connection grants to 18 innovative workforce skills training and job placement programs in communities across the state.

Press Release

Jul 7

Governor Abbott Announces Additional $30 Million In Grants To Boost Local Border Security Efforts

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) is providing an additional $30 million in Operation Lone Star (OLS) grant funding for Texas cities and counties to enhance border security operations, including funding to help deter and interdict criminal activity related to the border crisis.

Press Release

Jul 6

Governor Abbott Names Hollub Chair, Appoints Nine To Texas Economic Development Corporation Board Of Directors

Governor Abbott has made nine appointments to the Texas Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors for terms set to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. Additionally, the Governor has named Vicki Hollub as Chair.

Appointment

Jul 6

Governor Abbott Announces $114.1 Billion Economic Impact Of Military Installations In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the results of a study completed by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts at the request of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC) analyzing the impact on the state’s economy of the U.S. military installations within Texas.

Press Release

Jul 5

Governor Abbott Announces Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program

Governor Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism today announced the opening of applications, beginning July 6, for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program (TTIR) established by Senate Bill 8 and signed into law by the Governor following the 87th Legislative Session to administer $180 million of funds received from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Press Release

Jul 1

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For July 2022

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing more than $301.8 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of July. The allotments are expected to help about 1.4 million Texas households

Press Release

Jul 1

Operation Lone Star Seizing Record Amounts Of Fentanyl, DPS Crime Lab Finds Fentanyl In Most Street Drugs

Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard are continuing to work together to secure the border, stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas, and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal behavior between ports of entry.

Press Release

Jun 30

Governor Abbott Appoints West To Economic Incentive Oversight Board

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Dan West to the Economic Incentive Oversight Board for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor.

Appointment