News – Press Release

May 7

Governor Abbott Hosts Commission For Women’s Roundtable Discussion

Governor Abbott today hosted a roundtable discussion with members of the Governor’s Commission for Women, seeking their expertise and ideas on how to best support women entrepreneurs in Texas and expand economic opportunity to meet the Governor’s and the First Lady’s goal of making Texas the best state for women-owned businesses.  

May 7

Governor Abbott Authorizes Harris County Emergency Special Election For Flood-Control Projects

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter approving a request by the Harris County Commissioners Court to hold an emergency special election for a bond referendum on Saturday, August 25th.

May 7

Governor Abbott Honors Fallen Texas Peace Officers At 2018 Memorial Ceremony

Governor Greg Abbott today joined law enforcement officers from across the state for the 2018 Texas Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony to honor fallen Texas peace officers and their families.

May 3

Governor Abbott Statement On Retirement Of Texas Health And Human Services Executive Commissioner

Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after Charles Smith announced his retirement as Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

May 2

CEOs Rank Texas Best State For Business For 14th Straight Year

Chief Executive Magazine today announced Texas as the “Best State For Business” for 2018. Chief Executive Magazine's annual rankings are determined by surveying hundreds of leading CEOs from across the United States.

May 1

First Lady Cecilia Abbott Welcomes Temple And Pearsall As Newest Texas Main Street Communities

First Lady Cecilia Abbott today visited Temple and Pearsall for the Texas Historical Commission Texas Main Street Program’s 2018 First Lady’s Tour.

May 1

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Announces Disaster Recovery Projects For Texas

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has announced an initial list of projects to address high-priority needs in states recently impacted by natural disasters, including several in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Apr 30

Governor Greg Abbott Sets Special Election For HD-62

Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation announcing November 6, 2018 as the special election date to fill the Texas House of Representatives District 62 seat recently vacated by Representative Larry Phillips.