News – Press Release

Feb 22

Governor Abbott Commutes Death Sentence Of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation commuting the death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker following a unanimous decision by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Feb 21

Governor Abbott Orders Immediate Action To Address The Safety Of Texas Schools

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath ordering immediate action to ensure the safety of children in Texas schools following the tragedy that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week.

Feb 21

Governor Abbott Statement On The Death Of Billy Graham

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the death of the Reverend Billy Graham, who passed away in his North Carolina home this morning at the age of 99.

Feb 16

Governor Greg Abbott Declares Disaster Proclamation Extension For Texas Counties Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Feb 16

Governor Abbott Sets Date For HD-13 Special Election

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation announcing May 5, 2018 as the special election date to fill the House District 13 seat recently vacated by Representative Leighton Schubert.

Feb 14

Governor Abbott Participates In NASA In-Flight Education Downlink With Briarhill Middle School

Governor Greg Abbott today visited Briarhill Middle School where he joined students and local leaders for the NASA In-Flight Education Downlink.

Feb 13

Governor Abbott Announces New Hazard Mitigation Funding For Harvey Recovery

Governor Greg Abbott today joined local leaders in Rockport and Houston, Texas to announce the availability of new funding for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

Feb 9

Governor’s Commission For Women Seeks Nominations For Texas Women’s Hall Of Fame

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women is now accepting nominations for the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Nominations are open to any native or current residents of Texas, living or deceased, who have made significant contributions to the State of Texas.