News

Sep 15

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Federal Approval For Automatic SNAP Benefit Replacements For Eight Disaster Counties

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to automatically provide replacement benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for food lost or destroyed due to Hurricane Laura in eight of the impacted counties: Hardin, Jefferson, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby and Tyler.

Press Release

Sep 15

Governor Abbott Appoints Freitag To 140th Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Douglas H. Freitag as Judge of the 140th Judicial District Court in Lubbock County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2020, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Appointment

Sep 15

Governor Abbott Releases New PSA Encouraging Texans To Get A Flu Shot

Governor Greg Abbott today released a new public service announcement (PSA) encouraging Texans to get a flu shot.

Press Release

Sep 14

Governor Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, Attorney General Paxton Issue Statement On Withdrawal Of Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a statement following President Trump's decision to withdraw the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation (MFAR):

Press Release

Sep 14

Governor Abbott Appoints Betancourt To Texas Facilities Commission

The commission controls state buildings, grounds, or property and responsibility for maintenance, repair and construction of state buildings for the state.

Appointment

Sep 14

Governor Abbott Deploys Texas A&M Task Force 1 To Louisiana Ahead Of Tropical Storm Sally

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to deploy Texas A&M Task Force 1 to Louisiana as the state prepares for Tropical Storm Sally.

Press Release

Sep 11

Governor Abbott Appoints Selleck Brazoria County Criminal District Attorney

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tom Selleck as the Brazoria County Criminal District Attorney, effective October 1, 2020, for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Appointment

Sep 11

Governor Abbott Appoints Frausto To 181st Judicial District Court

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Titiana D. Frausto as Judge of the 181st Judicial District Court in Potter and Randall counties for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

Appointment