News – Press Release

Sep 19

Governor Abbott Suspends Trucking Regulations To Aid In Hurricane Irma Relief

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation suspending laws and regulations related to interstate trucking through the state of Texas.

Sep 19

Governor Abbott Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony At Charles Schwab’s New Westlake Campus

Governor Greg Abbott today attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Charles Schwab's new 70-acre campus in Westlake, Texas.

Sep 19

Governor Abbott Statement On 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake In Mexico

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit central Mexico.

Sep 19

Governor Abbott Announces Partnership With FirstNet And AT&T To Modernize Public Safety Communications

Governor Greg Abbott today announced Texas will partner with FirstNet and AT&T to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community.

Sep 18

Governor Abbott Announces Changes To Senior Staff

Governor Greg Abbott today announced changes to his senior staff as the transition to the interim and preparations for the 2019 legislative session begin to take place.

Sep 14

Governor Abbott Announces Debris Removal From State Roadways

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the latest phase of Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts began with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) contractors removing debris from the side of state roadways in the Coastal Bend.

Sep 14

Governor Abbott Grants Corpus Christi’s Request For Suspension Of Budget And Tax Rate Deadlines After Hurricane Harvey

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation granting Corpus Christi’s request to extend the deadline for the city to adopt a budget and property tax rate. 

Sep 13

Governor Abbott Announces $30M National Dislocated Worker Grant From The U.S. Department Of Labor For Texans Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has been awarded a $30 million National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to provide funding to create temporary jobs for eligible individuals to assist with cleanup, recovery and humanitarian efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.