News

Feb 20

Governor Abbott, DSHS Issue Temporary Waivers To Cover Overtime Payments For Meat Inspectors

Governor Greg Abbott has issued waivers to temporarily allow for the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to cover overtime payments for meat inspectors in Texas.

Press Release

Feb 20

Governor Abbott Convenes Emergency Meeting To Address Spike In Texas Energy Bills

Governor Greg Abbott today is convening an emergency meeting with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan and members of the Legislature to discuss the spike in energy bills affecting many Texans following the recent power outages throughout the state.

Press Release

Feb 20

White House Partially Approves Governor Abbott’s Request For A Major Disaster Declaration

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that President Biden has partially approved Texas' request for a Major Disaster Declaration.

Press Release

Feb 19

Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans To Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey

Governor Greg Abbott and TDEM are encouraging Texans to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather.

Press Release

Feb 19

Governor Abbott, HHSC Waive Certain Regulations To Support Care Facilities’ Response To Winter Weather

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission have waived certain regulations related to the intake and transfer of Texans in assisted living facilities, nursing facilities, and other long-term care facilities to aid in the response to severe winter weather events.

Press Release

Feb 19

Governor Abbott, DSHS Suspend Regulations To Help Provide Meals To Texas Families

Governor Greg Abbott has issued waivers suspending certain regulations to help facilitate the preparation and delivery of food for Texans in the aftermath of power and water outages caused by the severe winter weather.

Press Release

Feb 19

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval For SNAP Benefit Replacements Due To Winter Storm

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to the severe winter weather by dialing 2-1-1.

Press Release

Feb 19

Governor Abbott Provides Update On Winter Weather Response

Governor Greg Abbott today provided an update on the state's ongoing response to winter weather events throughout the state.

Press Release