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Sunday, May 19

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Governor Abbott Requests Disaster Assistance For Additional Counties Impacted By Severe Weather

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Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to request additional counties be added to the Presidential Disaster Declaration for severe weather and flooding that began on April 26.

Saturday, May 18

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President Biden Partially Approves Governor Abbott’s Request For Major Disaster Declaration For Severe Weather, Flooding

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that President Joe Biden approved the state’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Texas counties impacted by severe weather and flooding that began on April 26.

Friday, May 17

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Governor Abbott Reappoints Douglass As Presiding Officer Of Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority

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Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed William “Bill” Douglass as presiding officer of the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority for a term set to expire on February 1, 2026.

Governor Abbott Appoints McDowall To Texas Academy Of Mathematics And Science Advisory Board

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Michael “Andy” McDowall to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science Advisory Board for a term set to expire on May 2, 2030.

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Operation Lone Star Deploys Drone Technology To Stop Illegal Crossings

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Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard continue to work together to secure the border; stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas; and prevent, detect, and interdict…

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Texas Triples U.S. Job Growth Rate In April

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Governor Greg Abbott today celebrated the strength of the growing Texas workforce and diverse Texas economy following the release of employment numbers showing Texas tripled the monthly job growth rate of the U.S., adding 42,600 non-farm…

Governor Abbott Issues Statement On Severe Weather In Southeast Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the severe weather and tornadoes that have impacted communities in Southeast Texas.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Six To Governing Board Of The Texas Indigent Defense Commission

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed James “Jim” Bethke and J.R. Woolley to the Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2026 and February 1, 2025, respectively.

Thursday, May 16

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Governor Abbott Dedicates DPS Fallen Officers Memorial In Austin

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Governor Greg Abbott today participated in the dedication ceremony for the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) new Fallen Officers Memorial during their annual Peace Officers Memorial Service in Austin.

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Governor Abbott Pardons Daniel Perry Following Board Recommendation

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Governor Abbott today issued a proclamation granting a full pardon to U.S. Army Sergeant Daniel Perry following a unanimous recommendation by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Four To Finance Commission Of Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kathleen Fields to the Finance Commission of Texas for a term set to expire on February 1, 2028.

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Governor Abbott Renews Drought Disaster Declaration In May 2024

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Governor Abbott Renews Drought Disaster Declaration In May 2024

Governor Abbott Renews Border Security Disaster Declaration In May 2024

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Governor Abbott Renews Border Security Disaster Declaration In May 2024

Wednesday, May 15

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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Governing Board Of The Texas School For The Blind And Visually Impaired

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Hillary Rodriguez and reappointed Ruben “Dan” Brown, Jr. and Julie R. Prause to the Governing Board of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) for terms set to expire on January 31,…

Governor Abbott Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration For Severe Weather, Flooding

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Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Texas communities impacted by recent severe weather and flooding that began on April 26.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Fordyce To Texas Board Of Criminal Justice

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tom Fordyce to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice for a term set to expire on February 1, 2027.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To OneStar Foundation

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Abidali “Abid” Neemuchwala and reappointed Michael Parker and Robert G. "Bob" Wright, II to the OneStar Foundation for terms set to expire on March 15, 2027.

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Governor Abbott Further Amends Severe Weather Disaster Proclamation In May 2024

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Governor Abbott Further Amends Severe Weather Disaster Proclamation In May 2024

Tuesday, May 14

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Governor Abbott Names Chair, Appoints Five To Advisory Council On Cultural Affairs

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Governor Abbott has reappointed Major General Juan G. Ayala and Adriana Cruz and appointed Joe Esparza and Michael Poku, M.D., to the Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027.

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Governor Abbott Hosts Swedish Minister Of Foreign Affairs Billström At Governor’s Mansion

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Governor Greg Abbott today held a meeting at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin with the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and a delegation of other Swedish leaders to discuss bolstering the international economic…

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Governor Abbott Appoints Mann To Lower Neches Valley Authority Board Of Directors

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Governor Abbott has appointed Lee P. Mann to the Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA) Board of Directors for a term set to expire on July 28, 2027.

Monday, May 13

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Governor Abbott Calls Out Texas House Democrats For Voting Against Education Package

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Governor Greg Abbott today called out 39 Texas House Democrats for voting against Representative Brad Buckley’s comprehensive education package that would have provided $6 billion for additional public school funding, teacher pay raises,…

Friday, May 10

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Texas Rejects President Biden’s Border Proposals

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Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard continue to work together to secure the border; stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas; and prevent, detect, and interdict…

Thursday, May 9

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Governor Abbott Condemns President Biden’s Feckless Border Proposals

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the new proposals announced by President Joe Biden's Department of Homeland Security to address the historic levels of illegal immigrants entering our country at the southern border

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Governor Abbott Appoints University Student Regents, Representative To Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed eight student regents to their respective universities, effective June 1, 2024, for terms set to expire on May 31, 2025.

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Governor Abbott Announces Film Friendly Texas Designation For City of Fate

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Fate, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas Certified Community by the Texas Film Commission.

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Governor Abbott Announces Alvin Designated Music Friendly Texas Certified Community

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Alvin has been designated by the Texas Music Office (TMO) as a Music Friendly Texas Certified Community after completing the multi-step certification process.

Wednesday, May 8

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Governor Abbott Appoints Chambers To Ninth Court Of Appeals

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kent Chambers to the Ninth Court of Appeals, Place 4, effective July 1, 2024, for a term set to expire on December 31, 2024, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Kelly To Texas Diabetes Council

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Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Michael Kelly, Ph.D., the Texas Diabetes Council for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025.

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Governor Abbott Hosts Kosovo President Osmani At Governor’s Mansion

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Governor Greg Abbott yesterday held a meeting with the President of the Republic of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu and other Kosovan government and business leaders to discuss growing the economic ties and strengthening the international…