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…

Governor Abbott And AG Paxton Announce Approval Of Request To Authorize FEMA Assistance For Houses Of Worship Affected By Harvey

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved their request to allow churches and religious organizations to receive the same public assistance available to other nonprofits aiding in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. FEMA’s Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide, which was revised… Read the full story here…

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement after Amazon announced the top 20 cities being considered for HQ2, which includes Read the full story here...

The Texas State Rifle Association Political Action Committee (TSRA PAC) today endorsed Governor Greg Abbott for re-election. TSRA was founded in 1919, Read the full story here...

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. All Texas counties Read the full story here...