News – Press Release

Sep 17

Governor Abbott Expands Capacity For Certain Services In Texas, Announces Guidance For Nursing Home, Long-Term Care Visitations

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to provide an update on the state's ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19.

Oct 16

Governor Abbott Announces Over $296 Million In Funding For Public Safety Initiatives In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will administer more than $296 million in grant funding for a variety of programs and services in Texas to support a broad range of public safety initiatives.

Oct 16

Governor Abbott Surges State Resources To Amarillo, Lubbock To Support COVID-19 Response

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have surged medical personnel, medical supplies, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Panhandle and South Plains areas to support hospitals in their COVID-19 response.

Oct 15

Governor Abbott Appoints Rebeca Huddle To The Texas Supreme Court

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in El Paso to announce his appointment of Rebeca Huddle to the Texas Supreme Court.

Oct 14

Governor Abbott, TEA, TDEM Announce COVID-19 Rapid Testing Pilot Program For Texas School Systems

Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) today announced the creation of a COVID-19 Rapid Testing Pilot Program for Texas school systems.

Oct 14

Governor Abbott Celebrates Texas Being Ranked Best State For Business For Eighth Consecutive Time

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement after a new survey of U.S. corporate executives ranked Texas the number one state for business for the eighth consecutive time since 1996.

Oct 12

Governor Abbott Surges State Resources To Support COVID-19 Response In El Paso

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have surged medical personnel and personal protective equipment (PPE) to El Paso to help combat COVID-19 and support hospitals in the region.

Oct 10

Governor Abbott Sets Date For Special Runoff Election In Senate District 30

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation setting Saturday, December 19, 2020 as the date for special runoff election to fill the seat being vacated by Senator Pat Fallon.