Governor Abbott Appoints Three To The Texas Private Security Board
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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To The Texas Private Security Board

June 15, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Derrick Howard, Alan Trevino, and Stephen Willeford to the Texas Private Security Board for terms set to expire on January 31, 2023. The board regulates the private security profession in Texas including armed and unarmed security guards, …

Governor Abbott Appoints Wallace Judge Of The 378th Judicial District Court
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Governor Abbott Appoints Wallace Judge Of The 378th Judicial District Court

June 15, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Doug Wallace as judge of the 378th Judicial District Court in Ellis County for a term set to expire December 31, 2018, or until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Doug Wallace of Waxahachie is …

Governor Abbott Hosts Flag Day Observance Ceremony In San Antonio
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Governor Abbott Hosts Flag Day Observance Ceremony In San Antonio

June 14, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a Flag Day Observance Ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, recognizing military veterans and their families for their service to the United States. The ceremony was held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 76 – the …

Governor Abbott Appoints Martinez And Molina To Texas Medical Board
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Governor Abbott Appoints Martinez And Molina To Texas Medical Board

June 14, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Robert David Martinez, M.D. and Linda Molina to the Texas Medical Board for terms set to expire on April 13, 2019 and April 13, 2021, respectively. The board regulates the practice of medicine in Texas. Robert David …

Governor Abbott Appoints Jones To Board Of Pardons And Paroles
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Governor Abbott Appoints Jones To Board Of Pardons And Paroles

June 14, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Carmella Jones to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. The board makes parole decisions for Texas prison inmates, determines conditions for parole and mandatory supervision, and makes …

Governor Abbott Appoints Brown Commissioner Of Workers’ Compensation
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Governor Abbott Appoints Brown Commissioner Of Workers’ Compensation

June 13, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Cassie Brown as Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019. TDI’s Division of Workers’ Compensation regulates the workers’ compensation system in Texas, ensuring …

Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Three To Texas State Board Of Examiners Of Professional Counselors
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Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Three To Texas State Board Of Examiners Of Professional Counselors

June 13, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Steven Hallbauer, Roy Smith, and Carolyn “Janie” Stubblefield to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. Additionally, the Governor named Steven Douglas Christopherson chair of the …

Governor Abbott Appoints Joos And Koerner To Texas Veterans Commission
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Governor Abbott Appoints Joos And Koerner To Texas Veterans Commission

June 12, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kimberlee Joos and Laura Koerner to the Texas Veterans Commission for terms set to expire ON December 31, 2023. The commission serves as the state appointed advocate of Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits …

Governor Abbott Appoints Hays And Skurow To Commission On State Emergency Communications
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Governor Abbott Appoints Hays And Skurow To Commission On State Emergency Communications

June 12, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Debi Hays and Cathy Skurow to the Commission on State Emergency Communications for terms set to expire on September 1, 2023. The commission is charged with administering the state 9-1-1 service program and the statewide poison control …

First Lady Cecilia Abbott Addresses First Annual Texas Women Veterans Day Celebration
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First Lady Cecilia Abbott Addresses First Annual Texas Women Veterans Day Celebration

June 12, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott today attended the first annual Texas Women Veterans Day Celebration at the Texas State Capitol. The First Lady joined thousands of Texans in Austin and across the state in honoring the 177,000 women veterans in the …

Governor Abbott Announces New Veteran Hiring Incentive For TEF Grant Recipients
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Governor Abbott Announces New Veteran Hiring Incentive For TEF Grant Recipients

June 12, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today announced an additional incentive program for new Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grantees designed to encourage the hiring of military veterans. New grantees, in addition to being eligible for funding on a per job created basis, will be …

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Allocates $500 Million For Texas Projects
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U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Allocates $500 Million For Texas Projects

June 12, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release The U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers (USACE) has announced more than $509 million in funding for multiple projects in Texas, including flood mitigation and critical work for the Brays and Buffalo Bayous, as well as the Matagorda and Corpus Christi Ship Channels. The …

Governor Abbott Joins Faith Leaders From Across The Country For The Annual Meeting Of The Southern Baptist Convention
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Governor Abbott Joins Faith Leaders From Across The Country For The Annual Meeting Of The Southern Baptist Convention

June 12, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today joined faith leaders from across the country for the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) being held this year in Dallas, Texas. The meeting focuses on church organization, issues facing the church, and ministry efforts. …

Governor Abbott Appoints Botkin To Public Utility Commission Of Texas
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Governor Abbott Appoints Botkin To Public Utility Commission Of Texas

June 11, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Shelly Botkin to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for a term set to expire on September 1, 2019. PUC regulates the state’s electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers customer …

Texas Wins Sixth Gold Shovel Award For Job Creation And Business Investments
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Texas Wins Sixth Gold Shovel Award For Job Creation And Business Investments

June 11, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has been awarded the Gold Shovel Award by Area Development Magazine for new job growth and business investments. This annual award recognizes states that drive job creation and investment through business-friendly policies and improvements in infrastructure …

Governor Abbott Appoints Alvarado And Suhl To State Commission On Judicial Conduct
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Governor Abbott Appoints Alvarado And Suhl To State Commission On Judicial Conduct

June 11, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Maricela Alvarado and Amy Suhl to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for terms set to expire November 19, 2023. The commission regulates the conduct of the state judiciary, including the power to recommend for retirement, censure, …

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Governor Greg Abbott Again Extends Disaster Proclamation For Texas Counties Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

June 8, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Proclamation TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on August 23, 2017, certifying that Hurricane Harvey posed a threat of imminent disaster for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, …

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Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Cardenas And Cobos To Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation Board Of Directors

June 8, 2018 | Austin, Texxas | Appointment Governor Abbott appointed Valerie Vargas Cardenas and Lori Cobos to the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation Board of Directors for terms set to expire on February 1, 2019 and February 1, 2023, respectively. Additionally, the Governor named William H. “Bill” Dietz, Jr. …

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Governor Abbott Congratulates Texas A&M University System On Winning New National Security Contract

June 8, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today congratulated the Texas A&M University System, and its partners, for being awarded new management contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Headquartered in Northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of the nation’s top research and …

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Governor Abbott Appoints Five To Texas Board Of Nursing

June 7, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Melissa Schat to the Texas Board of Nursing for a term set to expire on January 31, 2019 and appointed Mazie Mathews Jamison and Kimberly “Kim” Wright for terms set to expire on January 31, 2023. Additionally, …

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Governor Abbott Reappoints Matson To Executive Council Of Physical Therapy And Occupational Therapy

June 6, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Arthur Roger Matson to the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners for a term set to expire February 1, 2019. The council is charged with protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the people …

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Governor Abbott Participates In Hurricane Preparedness Briefing With President And Federal Officials

June 6, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, Cabinet members and Governors from across the country for a video teleconference briefing on hurricane preparedness. Joining Governor Abbott in Austin, TX for the …

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Governor Abbott Announces Two Governor’s University Research Initiative Grant Awards

June 6, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today announced the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Tech University as recipients of Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) grant awards. As a result of these awards, the universities were able to recruit pioneers in research to …

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

June 5, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 10 student regents to their respective universities for terms set to expire on May 31, 2019. The Governor also appointed a student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term set to …

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Governor Abbott Announces CORE West Headquarters Relocation To Texas

June 5, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today announced that CORE West, Inc. will be relocating its headquarters from Phoenix, Arizona, to Frisco, Texas, bringing $4 million in capital investment and 97 new jobs to the state of Texas. CORE West, Inc. is the parent …

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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To University of North Texas System Board of Regents

June 4, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment  Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Mary Denny and Carlos Munguia and reappointed Milton B. Lee, II to the University of North Texas System Board of Regents for terms set to expire on May 22, 2023. Mary Denny of Aubrey is owner and …

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Governor Abbott Announces Additional Funding For Border Prosecution Unit

June 1, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott today announced $365,000 in grant funding for the Border Prosecution Unit (BPU). The BPU is made up of 17 district and county attorney offices within the Texas border region that focus on investigating and prosecuting cases related to …

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Governor Abbott Names President And Appoints Five To Texas State Board of Pharmacy

June 1, 2018 | Austin, texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Donald “Donnie” Lewis to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy for a term set to expire on August 31, 2019. Additionally, the Governor appointed Rick Fernandez, Daniel Guerrero, Lori Henke, Pharm.D., and Julie Spier for terms set …

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Governor Abbott Appoints Schmidt To Texas Ethics Commission

May 31, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Richard Schmidt to the Texas Ethics Commission for a term set to expire on November 19, 2021. Richard Schmidt of Corpus Christi is a consultant and advisor for the Claro Group and an adjunct professor at Texas …

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Governor Abbott Unveils Plan To Address School Safety In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today joined state and local leaders to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan. Governor Greg Abbott today joined state and local leaders to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan. The Governor’s plan contains 40 recommendations and includes proposals that call for increasing law …

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Governor Greg Abbott Announces Another Extension Of Transitional Sheltering Assistance

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Texas’ request to extend the deadline for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) for Hurricane Harvey survivors. Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Texas’ request to extend the deadline for …

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PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Abbott Holds Third Roundtable Discussion On Improving School Safety In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today hosted the third roundtable discussion focused on improving the safety and security of Texas schools. Governor Greg Abbott today hosted the third roundtable discussion focused on improving the safety and security of Texas schools. Today’s roundtable featured an open discussion between victims, students, families and educators …

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PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Abbott Holds Second Roundtable Discussion On Improving School Safety In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today hosted the second roundtable discussion focused on improving the safety and security of Texas schools. Governor Greg Abbott today hosted the second roundtable discussion focused on improving the safety and security of Texas schools. Today’s roundtable featured an open discussion and focused on firearm safety and …

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PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Abbott Holds First Roundtable Discussion On Improving School Safety In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today hosted the first of three roundtables focused on improving the safety and security of Texas schools. Governor Greg Abbott today hosted the first of three roundtables focused on improving the safety and security of Texas schools. Today’s roundtable featured an open discussion and focused on current …

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Governor Abbott Set To Host Series Of Roundtable Events To Discuss School Safety

Governor Greg Abbott today announced he will host a series of roundtable sessions, beginning tomorrow, to generate solutions that improve safety and security at Texas schools and in our communities. The roundtables will include voices from across Texas, including parents, teachers, students, legislators, and interest groups that advocate for and …

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Governor Abbott Calls For Moment Of Silence To Honor Victims Of Santa Fe High School Shooting

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call for Texans to take part in a moment of silence at 10:00 AM C.T. tomorrow, May 21, 2018, to honor the memory of the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting. Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call for Texans …

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Governor Abbott Orders Texas Flags Lowered To Half-Staff In Memory Of Those Who Lost Their Lives At Santa Fe High School

Governor Greg Abbott today ordered Texas flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff in memory of those who lost their lives in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas today. Governor Greg Abbott today ordered Texas flags across the state to be lowered …

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Governor Abbott Reappoints Cowen To Texas Historical Records Advisory Board

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Malinda L. Cowen to the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Malinda L. Cowen to the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. …

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Governor Abbott Proclaims May 15 To Be Peace Officers Memorial Day

Governor Abbott Proclaims May 15 To Be Peace Officers Memorial Day The men and women of our law enforcement community dedicate their lives to serving the public.  Placing others’ safety before their own, they epitomize selflessness, courage and honor. The risks these men and women encounter every minute of every …

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Governor Abbott Appoints Crain To Texas State University System Board of Regents

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Garry Crain to the Texas State University System Board of Regents for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Garry Crain to the Texas State University System Board of Regents for a term set to expire on February …