News – Press Release

Apr 27

Governor Abbott Announces Texas Talent Connection Program And Presents $500,000 In Grants

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the new Texas Talent Connection program and presented $500,000 in grants for middle-skill STEM internship programs created by local workforce boards from across the state.

Apr 26

Governor Abbott Encourages Mayors And County Judges To Take Advantage Of Available Harvey Relief Funds

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Mayors, County Judges and Emergency Management officials in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, urging them to take immediate advantage of the $500 million in funds from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program that are available now.

Apr 25

Governor Abbott Touts Texas Energy Sector At The 2018 Texas Alliance Of Energy Producers Expo

Governor Greg Abbott today joined energy industry leaders from across the United States at the 2018 Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Expo and Annual Meeting in Wichita Falls, TX.

Apr 25

Governor Abbott Demands Blake Farenthold Cover Costs Of Emergency Special Election

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to former United States Congressman Blake Farenthold demanding that he cover all costs for the upcoming emergency special election for the 27th Congressional District of Texas.

Apr 24

Governor Greg Abbott Orders Emergency Special Election For The 27th Congressional District Of Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation ordering an emergency special election to elect a United States Representative for Texas Congressional District 27 to serve out the current unexpired term. The emergency special election will be held in Congressional District 27 on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Apr 23

Governor Abbott Joins Education Leaders To Announce New Research Campus At Texas Medical Center

Governor Greg Abbott today joined prominent education and healthcare leaders from across the state to announce a new 30-acre research campus at Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Apr 20

Governor Abbott And HUD Secretary Ben Carson Hold Press Conference On Disaster Recovery

Governor Greg Abbott today joined Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman John Culberson and local officials in Houston, Texas to discuss the $5 billion recently allocated to Texas for Hurricane Harvey and disaster recovery.

Apr 19

Governor Abbott Announces Full Compliance With School Safety Directives

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that all Texas school districts and public junior college districts are in compliance with recent state required safety and security audits.