News

May 23

Governor Abbott Announces Over $215,000 Career Training Grant To Kilgore College

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant totaling more than $215,000 has been awarded to Kilgore College by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Press Release

May 22

Governor Abbott Names Chair, Appoints Six To Texas Council For Developmental Disabilities

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Lisa Marenco, Roni Jo Frazier, Shana Halvorsen, and Beatrice Degree and reappointed Robert Schier, III to the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) for terms set to expire on February 1, 2029.

Appointment

May 22

Governor Abbott Names Shuford Chair Of Task Force On Infectious Disease Preparedness And Response

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Commissioner Jennifer Shuford, M.D., and named her chair of the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response for a term at the pleasure of the Governor.

Appointment

May 22

Governor Abbott Adds Counties To Disaster Declaration For Severe Storms

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has added Calhoun, Delta, Jones, and Lamar counties to the state’s disaster declaration for counties impacted by severe storms and flooding that began on April 26.

Press Release

May 22

Governor Abbott Announces $17 Million Grant For Rural Hospitals

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding $17 million in grant funding to eligible hospitals to continue improving healthcare services for rural communities.

Press Release

May 21

Governor Abbott Announces SNAP, WIC Replacement Benefits For Counties Impacted By Recent Severe Weather

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received federal approval allowing recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed in last week’s storms.

Press Release

May 21

Governor Abbott Names Vice Chair, Appoints Three To Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Juan Nevarez and reappointed Richard Clemmer and Welcome Wilson, Jr. to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for terms set to expire on August 31, 2029.

Appointment

May 21

Governor Abbott Announces Governor’s Small Business Summit In Round Rock

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the next 2024 Governor’s Small Business Summit will be held in Round Rock on Thursday, May 30.

Press Release