News – Press Release

Jul 19

Texas Apprehends Over 516,000 Illegal Immigrants

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.

Jul 19

Texas Continues To Outperform Nation In Annual Job Creation

Governor Greg Abbott today celebrated Texas continuing to outperform the nation and lead all states for jobs added over the last 12 months following the release of June employment data.

Jul 19

Texas Continues To Outperform Nation In Annual Job Creation

Governor Greg Abbott today celebrated Texas continuing to outperform the nation and lead all states for jobs added over the last 12 months following the release of June employment data.

Jul 17

Governor Abbott Announces Federal Approval For SNAP Hot Foods Purchases In 36 Counties

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in 36 counties impacted by Hurricane Beryl to purchase hot foods and ready-to-eat meals with their benefits.

Jul 17

Governor Abbott Announces Over $110,000 Job Training Grant To Texas State Technical College

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a Skills Development Fund (SDF) grant award totaling $110,193 to Texas State Technical College (TSTC) by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Jul 16

Governor Abbott Announces Deployment Of Texas Law Enforcement Support For Republican National Convention

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has deployed law enforcement resources to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this week to assist with law enforcement support at the Republican National Convention.

Jul 16

Governor Abbott Announces 11 Counties Added To Federal Disaster Declaration For April-June Severe Weather

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved 11 additional Texas counties for the federal disaster declaration for the severe weather and flooding that began on April 26 and occurred through June 5.

Jul 16

Governor Abbott Directs CenterPoint To Improve Their Severe Weather Preparation, Response Practices

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to the President and Chief Executive Officer of CenterPoint Energy, Jason P. Wells, directing him to adequately prepare CenterPoint Energy for the next severe weather event in Southeast Texas by improving its preparation and response practices.