News – Press Release

Jan 24

Texas Leads The Nation For Job Creation

Governor Greg Abbott today congratulated Texans and Texas employers for helping make Texas the national leader in job creation, following the December employment release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing Texas led all states for job creation in 2022.

Jan 23

Governor Abbott Prepares State Emergency Response Resources Ahead Of Severe Weather Threats

Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to prepare state emergency response resources ahead of a winter storm system and severe weather threats expected to move across Texas beginning tonight through Wednesday morning.

Jan 23

Governor Abbott Announces New Category For Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a new application category opening for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant (TTIR) program through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism, beginning February 1.

Jan 20

Governor Abbott Promises Long-Standing Support For Israel At IAC Summit

Governor Greg Abbott today joined the Israeli-American Council in Austin for their 8th Annual National Summit to express Texas' long-standing support for Israel and detail the state's efforts to combat anti-semitism.

Jan 20

First Lady Abbott Highlights Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts Across Texas

First Lady Cecilia Abbott today joined the Governor's Commission for Women, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and the Texas Department of Public Safety at a human trafficking awareness training at the Texas Capitol in Austin to educate the public, support survivors, and shed light on the injustices many face.

Jan 20

Operation Lone Star Disrupts Cartel Activity Along Biden’s Open Border

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

Jan 20

Texas Hits New Historic High For Total Jobs 14 Months In A Row

Governor Greg Abbott today celebrated the strength of the Texas workforce and economy following the December employment release from the Texas Workforce Commission showing Texas again surpassed its all-time record for total jobs for the 14th consecutive month.

Jan 19

Governor Abbott, HHSC Unveil New ‘Stop Human Trafficking’ Specialty License Plate

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today unveiled the State of Texas' new “Stop Human Trafficking” specialty license plate.