News – Press Release

Apr 20

Governor Abbott Deploys State Emergency Response Resources For Severe Weather Threat

Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to deploy state emergency response resources ahead of severe weather threats expected to impact the state this weekend.

Apr 19

Operation Lone Star Combats Drug, Human Smuggling Across Border

Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard continue to work together to secure the border; stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas; and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal activity between ports of entry.

Apr 18

Governor Abbott Announces Over $2.1 Million In Career Training Grants To Seven Gulf Coast Area Schools

Governor Greg Abbott today announced seven Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants totaling $2,103,320 have been awarded to seven schools in the Gulf Coast area by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Apr 18

Governor Abbott Directs THECB To Create Task Force Addressing Healthcare Workforce Shortages

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter directing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to create a task force to address healthcare workforce shortages in order to meet the demands of our growing state and provide students with the tools they need to succeed.

Apr 17

Governor Abbott Named To 2024 TIME100 List Of Most Influential People In The World

Governor Greg Abbott today was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME in their 2024 TIME100 list.

Apr 16

Governor Abbott Meets With Samsung Executives To Discuss Billions Invested In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott yesterday met with Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. ("Samsung") President and CEO Kye Hyun Kyung and other executives at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin to celebrate Samsung’s continued partnership with Texas and investment of more than $40 billion in the state.

Apr 15

Governor Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration For East Texas Flooding

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a disaster declaration for seven East Texas counties impacted by severe storms and flooding that began last week and continues to affect homes, businesses, and the agriculture industry throughout those regions.

Apr 15

Governor Abbott Announces 2024 Star Of Texas Nominations

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that nominations for the 2024 Star of Texas Awards, which honor peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical first responders, and federal law enforcement who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, are now open. Nominations are due to the Office of the Governor by June 13, 2024.