Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Three To Department of Information Resources

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jay Dyer, Christian Alvarado, and Mike Bell to the Department of Information Resources (DIR) for terms set to expire on February 1, 2019, February 1, 2021, and February 1, 2023, respectively. Additionally, the governor named Ben Gatzke presiding officer of the board. DIR coordinates, monitors, and directs information… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Proclaims January As Human Trafficking Prevention Month

AUSTIN – Governor Abbott today proclaimed January 2018 as Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Texas. In addition to issuing this proclamation, Governor Abbott encouraged all Texans to learn more about the risks and indicators of human trafficking and to do their part to help end these horrific crimes. “The State of Texas will not tolerate… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Appoints Villarreal To Texas Facilities Commission

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Rigo Villarreal to the Texas Facilities Commission for a term set to expire on January 31, 2023. The Commission manages state government buildings and handles the sale of surplus property, including property donated to the state by federal programs. Rigo Villarreal of Mission is the superintendent of bridges… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Endorses Joan Huffman For Re-election As State Senator

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today endorsed Joan Huffman for re-election as State Senator for Senate District 17. Senator Huffman has been a key leader in the Senate on conservative issues, including public safety, border security and strengthening the Texas economy. In a video, Governor Abbott praised Senator Huffman for her seasoned career in public… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Five To The Task Force On Academic Credit And Industry Recognition

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Mike Bell, Tac Buchanan, Sam Hurley, Ed.D., Vanessa Steinkamp, and Jim Yeonopolus to the Task Force on Academic Credit and Industry Recognition for terms set to expire on December 1, 2021. The governor additionally named Bell as presiding officer. The Task Force was created by HB 553 during… Read the full story here…

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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...