News – Press Release

Nov 13

Governor Abbott Announces Film Friendly Texas Designation For New Braunfels

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of New Braunfels, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas Community by the Texas Film Commission.

Nov 13

Governor Abbott Announces $15,000 Reward For Information On Pearland Shooting

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a $15,000 reward, in conjunction with Brazoria County Crime Stoppers, for information leading to the arrest and capture of Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) top 10 fugitives involved in a shooting that killed one child and injured four others, including another child, at Cole’s Flea Market in Pearland, Texas yesterday evening.

Nov 11

Governor Abbott Statement On Austin Police Shooting

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement after two Austin Police Officers were shot in the line of duty early this morning.

Nov 10

Governor Abbott Signs COVID Vaccine Freedom Bill At Governor’s Mansion

Governor Greg Abbott today signed a law banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates by private employers passed during Special Session #3 of the 88th Legislature at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin.

Nov 10

Operation Lone Star Secures Fronton Island From Mexican Cartels

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 activity between ports of entry.

Nov 10

First Lady Abbott Celebrates Texas Women’s Hall Of Fame 2023 Honorees In Austin

First Lady Cecilia Abbott last night delivered the keynote address celebrating the contributions and leadership of Texas women in the fields of athletics, public and community service, civic leadership, business, science, and education at the Texas Women's Hall of Fame 2023 Induction Ceremony in Austin.

Nov 9

Governor Abbott Deploys Firefighting Resources To Aid Southern States

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the deployment of firefighting personnel and emergency response resources from the Texas A&M Forest Service to assist Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi as they face dangerous wildfire conditions.

Nov 7

Governor Abbott Announces Fourth Special Session Agenda

Governor Greg Abbott today announced Special Session #4 and issued a proclamation identifying agenda items for the special session that begins at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 7.