Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 13

AUSTIN – In visiting with survivors across the Texas Gulf Coast Region these past few months, including this tiny Texan born a week before Hurricane Harvey hit, I was reminded again and again that each day is a gift. I am grateful for each life that was saved thanks to the heroic efforts of our… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Attends Capitol Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Governor Greg Abbott joined Jewish religious leaders in a Menorah Lighting ceremony at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Photos from the ceremony can be found below.    

Governor Abbott Posthumously Awards Texas Legislative Medal Of Honor To Master Sergeant Travis Watkins

Governor Greg Abbott today posthumously awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Travis Earl Watkins of the United States Army. “May we always remember Travis Watkins’ courage and heroism in the face of true evil,” said Governor Abbott. “By posthumously presenting him with this honor, we will ensure that his legacy continues to endure and that… Read the full story here…

Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 12

AUSTIN – As the First Lady of Texas, I am always so proud to welcome visitors to our great state so they can see for themselves the indomitable spirit of Texas. It was a joy to have the First Lady and Second Lady of the United States join me this week on another trip to… Read the full story here…

Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 11

AUSTIN – In traveling back to the Texas Gulf Coast this week, I was again reminded of the resilience and optimism of the people of this great state. The generosity of spirit shown by businesses, volunteer organizations and the many men and women working behind the scenes to help our displaced families is a powerful… Read the full story here…

Happening Now

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation commuting the death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker following a unanimous decision by Read the full story here...

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Brooke Paup to the Texas Water Development Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. Read the full story here...

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has designated Martin “Ringo” Deleon Jr., Faith Johnson, and Brian Martinez to the Texas Violent Gang Task Force for Read the full story here...