Governor Abbott, Senator Joan Huffman and Coach USA Hold Press Conference On Combatting Human Trafficking

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and Senator Joan Huffman today joined Coach USA in Houston to discuss efforts to combat human and sex trafficking. Most recently, Governor Abbott announced the second part of his Safeguarding, Securing, Serving plan, which includes recommendations to disrupt human trafficking and smuggling. At today’s press conference, Coach USA announced a new campaign… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Announces Funding To Support Local Law Enforcement And Crack Down On Gang Violence

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced $5,158,000 in grant funding through the Local Border Security Program (LBSP) to better secure the Texas border from gangs and violent criminals. One hundred awards were released to local communities and law enforcement groups across the region for intelligence sharing, collaboration and efforts to crack down on border-related criminal activity in… Read the full story here…

What They Are Saying About Abbott Campaign Ad “Hope”

“Phenomenal” … “Powerful” … “Incredible Testament” To watch the ad, click here. Barack Obama Campaign Ad Maker, Mark Putnam: “This is a phenomenal ad.” (Twitter, 10/1/18) WFAA’s Marie Saavedra: “Provides a surprising message of hope.” “Tonight, a candidate raising the stakes in the race for Governor. Governor Greg Abbott just released a new campaign ad. It… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott and EducationSuperHighway Announce Milestone in Effort to Improve High-Speed Internet Access Across Texas Schools

AUSTIN – EducationSuperHighway today released their annual State of the States report outlining Texas’ progress in improving connectivity to high-speed internet in schools. The report highlights that 97 percent of Texas school districts have upgraded to the high-speed internet needed to support digital learning opportunities in the classroom. This progress has been made as a part… Read the full story here…

ICYMI: Governor Abbott And Julie Workman Discuss New Ad “Hope”

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and Julie Workman, whose son, Kris, was left paralyzed following the attack in Sutherland Springs, appeared on WOAI in San Antonio last night to discuss “Hope,” the new television ad released by the Abbott campaign yesterday. The ad tells the harrowing experience of the Workman family who were in the Church… Read the full story here…

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Updates State Disaster Declaration To Include Additional Texas Counties AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today received a briefing from the Texas Read the full story here...

AUSTIN - First Lady Cecilia Abbott today attended a press conference at the State Capitol in Austin where she announced a new partnership with the Read the full story here...

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today toured the Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Training Center in Pasadena, Texas and participated in a roundtable Read the full story here...