Governor Abbott Announces Intent To Appoint Jimmy Blacklock To The Texas Supreme Court

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced his intention to appoint Jimmy Blacklock to the Texas Supreme Court upon Justice Willett’s confirmation to the 5th Circuit. During a press conference today, the Governor also expressed his support for Blacklock’s upcoming election that will take place in 2018. “The Texas Supreme Court plays a critical role in matters that… Read the full story here…

On the Path to Prosperity

  Governor Abbott’s leadership has kept Texas on the path to prosperity. During his first term, Texas has added more than 500,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest point in a decade. In October, Texas added more jobs than any other state. The Texas model is proof that limited government secures economic… Read the full story here…

Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 9

AUSTIN – Hurricane Harvey impacted more square miles of Texas than the combined land mass of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. And the massive cleanup continues across the region, from our smallest communities to the larger cities where local leaders are working tirelessly for their citizens. The emergency state funding allocation approved this week… Read the full story here…

Commission To Rebuild Texas Update: Issue 8

AUSTIN – Texans are known for their spirit and resolve, and in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we’ve witnessed the persevering nature of Texans each and every day. For the city of Houston, the Gulf Coast region and Texans across the state still recovering from the storm’s devastation, seven nights of the nation’s best baseball… Read the full story here…

Everyone benefits when Texas businesses hire veterans

The following op-ed originally appeared in the Victoria Advocate on October 26, 2017. As Texans and as Americans, we owe our respect and enduring gratitude to the men and women who have served in our U.S. Armed Forces, and to those who stand ever ready both here and abroad. As Veterans Day nears and we… Read the full story here…

Happening Now

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced a new training program, in partnership with the SANS Institute, designed to encourage young women to Read the full story here...

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed George “Dave” Scott, III and appointed Gilbert “Gilly” Riojas to the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Read the full story here...

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Texas' request to extend the deadline Read the full story here...