Governor Abbott Visits Rio Grande Valley To Receive Briefing On Flooding, Request Federal Disaster Declaration

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today joined local officials and emergency response personnel at the Emergency Operations Center in Edinburg, Texas to receive a briefing, and provide an update, on the ongoing response to recent severe weather and flooding in the Rio Grande Valley. Following the briefing from local officials, the Governor signed an official… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Appoints LePak Judge Of The 264th Judicial District Court

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Paul LePak as judge of the 264th Judicial District Court in Bell County for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Paul LePak of Temple is an attorney in private practice. He is a member of the… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Announces $5 Million In Texas Talent Connection Grants For Workforce Training Programs

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced $5 million in Texas Talent Connection grants to 13 workforce training and job placement programs across the state. This second round of 2018 Texas Talent Connection competitive grant awards, administered by the Texas Workforce Investment Council in the Governor’s Economic Development and Tourism division, supports education and workforce training… Read the full story here…

Commission To Rebuild Texas After Hurricane Harvey Update: Issue 24

“As Hurricane Harvey recovery continues and heavy rains and flooding hit portions of the state this week, now is the time to prepare for potential storms ahead this hurricane season. The State is actively readying resources and communication and response strategies to help protect families and property in the event of another hurricane. Because you… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott Reappoints Lunceford To Board For Lease Of Texas Department Of Criminal Justice Lands

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Erin Lunceford to the Board for Lease of Texas Department of Criminal Justice Lands for a term set to expire on September 1, 2019. Erin Lunceford of Houston is counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright USA LLP. She previously served as Judge of the 61st Judicial District Court in… Read the full story here…

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AUSTIN - The National Federation of Independent Business Texas PAC (NFIB TX PAC) today endorsed Governor Abbott for re-election. The Texas chapter of Read the full story here...

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced he has accepted an invitation from Nexstar Media Group for a statewide debate against the Democrat Read the full story here...

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