News – 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

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.

Jun 30

Governor Abbott Receives Tropical Weather Briefing, Reminds Texans To Take Hurricane Preparedness Measures

Governor Greg Abbott today reminded Texans to enact preparedness measures for hurricane season after a briefing at the Texas State Emergency Operations Center (SOC) from the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) on the current tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jun 30

Governor Abbott Statement On U.S. Supreme Court Decision To Uphold Biden Administration’s Termination Of Remain-In-Mexico Policy

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement after the Supreme Court upheld the Biden Administration’s decision to terminate the Remain-in-Mexico policy in Biden v. Texas.

Jun 30

Governor Abbott Continues Overseeing State Support Services For Uvalde, Announces Additional Mental Health Funding In Community

Governor Greg Abbott continues to oversee and direct Texas state agency efforts to assist and support the Uvalde community following the tragedy at Robb Elementary School.

Jun 30

Governor Abbott Statement On U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against EPA Overreach In West Virginia V. EPA

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement after the Supreme Court ruled against EPA overreach in West Virginia v. EPA.

Jun 30

First Lady Abbott Celebrates Winners Of Keep Texas Beautiful Governor’s Community Achievement Awards

First Lady Cecilia Abbott last night recognized the 10 winning communities of the 2022 Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) during her keynote address at the Keep Texas Beautiful GCAA Dinner in Austin.

Jun 29

Governor Abbott Expands Border Security Operations

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the expansion of the state’s border security operations by creating Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) strike teams, establishing new vehicle inspection checkpoints targeting semi-trucks, and the deployment of additional resources from the Texas Military Department to mitigate President Biden's growing border crisis.