News – Press Release

Jun 22

Governor Abbott Provides Update On COVID-19 Response, Urges Texans To Follow Guidelines

The Governor discussed several steps the state is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus in recent week.

Aug 9

Governor Abbott Statement On Texas Parks And Wildlife Department Helicopter Crash

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement after a helicopter carrying three Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees and one contract pilot crashed yesterday on TPWD's Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in Brewster County, killing the three passengers:

Aug 8

Governor Abbott Extends State Disaster Declaration For COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott today extended his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19.

Aug 7

Governor Abbott, HHSC Secure $1.1 Billion In Federal Funding For Nursing Facilities

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced that $1.1 billion in Quality Incentive Payment Program (QIPP) funds have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to support Texas nursing facilities that provide care for individuals receiving Medicaid.

Aug 7

Governor Abbott Announces Federally Funded COVID-19 Testing Sites In Harris County

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has established four temporary COVID-19 surge testing sites in Harris County.

Aug 6

Governor Abbott, Houston Astros, TDEM Announce COVID-19 Testing Site At Minute Maid Park

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Houston Astros and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have teamed up to open a free COVID-19 testing site at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Aug 6

Governor Abbott Holds Roundtable On Upcoming Flu Season At UT Southwestern Medical Center In Dallas

Governor Greg Abbott today held a roundtable at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center on Texas' approach to flu season as the state and the country continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 5

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Deadline Extension For Medicaid, CHIP Providers To Apply For Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced that the federal government has further extended the deadline to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.