News – Press Release

Aug 22

Governor Abbott Requests Disaster Assistance For Hockley County

Governor Greg Abbott has asked the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) to declare Hockley County a disaster area following severe storms, winds, heavy rain, hail, and flooding that impacted the area beginning on June 30th, 2017 and continuing through July 4th, 2017.

Aug 19

Governor Abbott Releases Statement On Wildfire In Bastrop County

Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement on the wildfires in Bastrop County.

Aug 17

Governor Abbott Statement On Deadly Terror Attack In Barcelona

Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement on the deadly terror attack in Barcelona.

Aug 16

Governor Abbott Signs School Finance Reform Legislation

Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 21 (HB 21) to create a school finance commission as well as provide immediate funding for public education, historic funding for charter school facilities and new programs for students with special needs.

Aug 16

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation Reforming Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 11 (SB 11) to strengthen patient protections related to Do-Not Resuscitate Orders.

Aug 16

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation Restricting Municipal Fees For Removal Of Trees On Private Property

Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 7 (HB 7) to restrict overaggressive fees municipalities can charge for the removal of trees on private property.

Aug 16

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation Extending Maternal Mortality And Morbidity Task Force

Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) to extend the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force.

Aug 16

Governor Abbott Signs Legislation To Strengthen Abortion Reporting Requirements

Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 215 (HB 215) to strengthen abortion reporting requirements, specifically relating to minors.