News – Press Release

Mar 2

Governor Abbott Accepts Site Selection Governor’s Cup Award For Record-Breaking 8th Year In A Row

This is a record-breaking eighth year in a row that Texas has won this coveted award and the 16th overall win — more than any other state.

Apr 9

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Emergency Rule to Increase Supply of Direct Care Providers in Nursing Facilities

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the HHSC has adopted an emergency rule to temporarily allow more nurse aides to serve residents in long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 response.

Apr 9

Governor Abbott Waives Regulations, Expands Telehealth Options

Governor Greg Abbott has temporarily waived a series of regulations to lift certain telehealth restrictions and expand telehealth options as Texas responds to COVID-19.

Apr 8

Governor Abbott Temporarily Suspends Certain Statutes To Allow For Appearance Before Notary Public Via Videoconference

These suspensions temporarily allow for appearance before a notary public via videoconference when executing such documents, avoiding the need for in-person contact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 8

Governor Abbott Announces Emergency Waiver Of Federal Match Requirement For Victims Services Grant Recipients

his waiver follows an unprecedented match waiver process recently initiated for states by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime and Office on Violence Against Women.

Apr 8

Governor Abbott, HHS Announce Federal Approval Of Emergency SNAP Benefits

The emergency allotments are currently authorized for the months of April and May and will affect all SNAP recipients in the state of Texas.

Apr 8

Governor Abbott Announces Texas Military Department, Prestige Ameritech Partnership To Increase Mask Production

The Governor announced a new partnership between the Texas Military Department (TMD) and Prestige Ameritech to increase the production of face masks for health care workers.

Apr 7

Governor Abbott Prepares State Resources As Severe Weather Approaches Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today placed numerous resources on standby across the state in anticipation of severe weather expected to impact Central Texas on Wednesday.