News – Press Release

Jul 14

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $210 Million In Federal Emergency Funding For Behavioral Health Services

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is receiving more than $210 million in federal emergency grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for mental health and substance use disorder services to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jul 12

Governor Abbott Statement On Texas House Democrats Decision To Break Quorum

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement after the Texas House Democrats abandoned their responsibilities as legislators by breaking quorum and leaving the state.

Jul 12

ERCOT Responds To Governor Abbott’s Directives To Improve Electric Grid Reliability

Last week, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) directing the PUC and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to take immediate actions to increase power generation capacity and ensure reliability of the Texas power grid.

Jul 12

Governor Abbott Orders Texas Rangers To Investigate Allegations At Texas Juvenile Justice Department

Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Rangers to immediately investigate reports of illegal behavior at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD).

Jul 10

Governor Abbott Hosts Border Security Roundtable With Border Sheriffs At State Capitol

Governor Abbott Hosts Border Security Roundtable With Border Sheriffs At State Capitol

Jul 9

Governor Abbott Announces Music Friendly Community Workshop In Port Aransas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Music Office (TMO) and Visit Port Aransas will co-host a Music Friendly Community workshop on Tuesday, July 13.

Jul 7

First Lady Cecilia Abbott Delivers Remarks At U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber Of Commerce–Southwest Region Women In Business Symposium

First Lady Cecilia Abbott today delivered remarks at the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce–Southwest Region’s virtual Women in Business Symposium.

Jul 7

Governor Abbott Places State Resources On Standby As Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding Threaten South Texas, Coastal Bend

Governor Greg Abbott today readied state resources as heavy rain, flash flooding, and river flooding threaten South Texas and the Coastal Bend over the next few days.