News – Press Release

Oct 22

Governor Abbott Announces Mexico Fulfillment Of Water Delivery Obligations Under 1944 Water Treaty

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that Mexico will fulfill its obligations to Texas under the Utilization of Waters of the Colorado and Tijuana Rivers and of the Rio Grande (1944 Water Treaty), which was signed February 3, 1944.

Oct 21

Governor Abbott Presents National Small Business Person Of The Year Award To Timothy Porter

Governor Greg Abbott today presented the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) National Small Business Person of the Year Award to San Antonio resident Timothy Porter, founder and CEO of Appddiction Studios, LLC.

Oct 21

Governor Abbott, TEA Establish Targeted Education Funds for Families Of Students With Cognitive Disabilities

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today announced the establishment of the Supplementary Special Education Services (SSES) program to connect eligible students with severe cognitive disabilities with additional support for the critical services they require.

Oct 21

Governor’s Committee On People With Disabilities Announces 2020 Lex Frieden Employment Awards Winners

The Office of the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) today announced the winners of the 2020 Lex Frieden Employment Awards. Named for disability rights champion and Texan Lex Frieden, the awards are bestowed upon Texans who have displayed a commitment to empowering their employees, co-workers, and fellow Texans with disabilities.

Oct 20

Governor Abbott Statement On Death Of Houston Police Sergeant

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement after it was reported that two Houston Police Officers were shot in the line of duty this morning. Sergeant Harold Preston has died, and Officer Courtney Waller remains in the hospital with injuries.

Oct 20

ICYMI: Governor Abbott Named Best Governor In The Nation By ALEC, Conservative Economists

Governor Greg Abbott has been named Best Governor In The Nation in a new study conducted by Laffer Associates, a consulting firm run by Arduin and conservative economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore, and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). 

Oct 16

Governor Abbott Announces Over $296 Million In Funding For Public Safety Initiatives In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will administer more than $296 million in grant funding for a variety of programs and services in Texas to support a broad range of public safety initiatives.

Oct 16

Governor Abbott Surges State Resources To Amarillo, Lubbock To Support COVID-19 Response

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have surged medical personnel, medical supplies, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Panhandle and South Plains areas to support hospitals in their COVID-19 response.