News – Press Release

Jan 17

Gov Greg Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration For Texas Counties Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Governor Greg Abbott today extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Jan 15

Governor Abbott Orders Increased Readiness Of State Operations Center In Anticipation Of Severe Winter Weather Conditions In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the State Operations Center (SOC) to elevate its readiness level from Level 4 (Normal Conditions) to Level 3 (Increased Readiness) at 8:00 p.m. today as winter weather and cold temperatures are expected to impact much of the state during the next few days.

Jan 12

Texas To Participate In Cybersecurity Program In Partnership With SANS Institute

Governor Greg Abbott today announced a new training program, in partnership with the SANS Institute, designed to encourage young women to become involved in the field of cybersecurity.

Jan 12

Governor Greg Abbott Announces Extension Of Transitional Sheltering Assistance For Hurricane Victims

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Texas' request to extend the deadline for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Jan 11

Governor Abbott Directs TEA To Take Action To Fix Special Education In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas Education Agency (TEA)Commissioner Mike Morath directing him to take immediate steps to prepare an initial corrective action plan within the next seven days to reform special education in Texas.

Jan 9

Governor Abbott Announces Rifle Resistant Vest Grant Funding On Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Governor Greg Abbott today visited the Dallas Police Association to announce that Texas will be providing $23 million in grant funding for rifle-resistant vests to police departments across the state.

Jan 6

Governor Abbott Statement On The Death Of Rita Clements

Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the death of former Texas First Lady and University of Texas System Board of Regents member, Rita Clements.

Jan 5

Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 14

Governor Greg Abbott gives top-line information on progress being made by the Commission to Rebuild Texas.