Governor Abbott Commutes Death Sentence Of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation commuting the death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker following a unanimous decision by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Thomas Bartlett Whitaker will now serve life in prison without the possibility of parole. Governor Abbott released the following statement: “As a former trial court judge, Texas Supreme Court… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Names Lake Chair And Appoints Paup To Texas Water Development Board

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Brooke Paup to the Texas Water Development Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. Additionally, the Governor named Peter Lake chairman of the board. The Board provides leadership, planning, financial and technical assistance for the responsible development of water for the State of Texas…. Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Designates Three To Texas Violent Gang Task Force

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has designated Martin “Ringo” Deleon Jr., Faith Johnson, and Brian Martinez to the Texas Violent Gang Task Force for terms to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The Task Force forms strategic partnerships among local, state, and federal criminal justice, juvenile justice, and correctional agencies to better enable those… Read the full story here…

Inclement Weather Postpones Governor Abbott’s Visit To Galveston

AUSTIN – Due to inclement weather, Governor Greg Abbott will be unable to travel to and attend Mayes Middleton’s get out the vote rally in Galveston this evening. The GOTV rally remains scheduled as planned at Katie’s Seafood at 5:00p.m., and Governor Abbott will call into the event to offer his full support for Mayes Middleton and encourage… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Reappoints Three To Jefferson And Orange County Board Of Pilot Commissioners

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed James Scott, Shawn Sparrow, and Milton “Brad” Taylor to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners for terms to expire on August 22, 2019. The Board has exclusive jurisdiction over the pilot services provided in Jefferson or Orange County, including intermediate stops and landing places for… Read the full story here…

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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...