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Governor Abbott, DPS Announce Limited Reopening Of Driver License Offices
May22

Governor Abbott, DPS Announce Limited Reopening Of Driver License Offices

Limited Services By Appointment Only As Part Of Phased Approach  AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will begin a phased opening of driver license offices starting May 26th with limited service offerings. As part of this opening plan, DPS will launch a statewide driver license (DL) appointment system that allows customers to book appointments up to six months in advance....

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Governor Abbott Outlined Plans To Reopen Texas
Apr27

Governor Abbott Outlined Plans To Reopen Texas

Governor Greg Abbott outlined plans to reopen Texas during his press conference Monday afternoon. The stay at home safe order in place will be allowed to expire at the end of the month. He outlined a plan to begin opening businesses starting May 1. Governor Gregg Abbot during a televised press conference Monday, April 27. Abbott said the stay at home safe order had done it’s place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. He announced...

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Governor Abbott Announces Closure Of Texas Schools Through End of School Year
Apr17

Governor Abbott Announces Closure Of Texas Schools Through End of School Year

In a televised press conference on April 17, 2020 Texas Governor Abbott announced the closure of all Texas schools through the end of the school year. Teachers and administrators will be allowed back into the classrooms for video teaching, adminstrative duties and to finish up their duties in their classroom. Greg Abbott Texas Governor Gregg Abbott

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Governor Abbott Shuts Down All Gyms, Bars, And Restaurant Dining Rooms In State
Mar19

Governor Abbott Shuts Down All Gyms, Bars, And Restaurant Dining Rooms In State

A statewide declaration goes into effect at midnight tomorrow (March 20th, 2020) and will be re-evaluated April 3rd. The declaration calls for restaurant dining rooms to be closed to the public and those restaurants to offer drive-thru or curbside pick-up only. Also gyms will be closed for this two week period. This is the first public health disaster issued in Texas in more than 100 years. This will give the state and local officials...

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Governor Abbott Orders Texas Flags Lowered To Half-Staff In Honor Of El Paso Shooting Victims

August 3, 2019Director Dwight D. MathisCapitol Region VIITexas Department of Public Safety201 East 10th Street, Suite 600Austin, Texas 78701 Dear Director Mathis: The El Paso community was struck by a heinous and senseless act of violence today. Our hearts go out to the victims of this horrific shooting and to the entire community in this time of loss. As such, it is fitting that flags should be lowered immediately to half-staff in...

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Governor Outlines Phase 2 To Reopen Texas
May18

Governor Outlines Phase 2 To Reopen Texas

Child Care Centers, Youth Clubs and Sports, Personal Services Businesses Allowed To Reopen Immediately Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in a televised press conference Monday, March 18, outlined plans Phase 2 plans to reopen Texas following closured due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Abbott outlined plans for Phase 2 to reopen Texas during a press conference Monday, May 18. “Let me be clear, COVID-19 still exists in Texas. Our...

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Governor: Salons Can Reopen May 8, Gyms May 18
May05

Governor: Salons Can Reopen May 8, Gyms May 18

Governor Greg Abbott today expanded the list businesses and activities that may reopen, adding a definite date for salons and gyms to reopen. Swimming pool, wedding venue, office building and non-essential manufacturing business reopening dates were addressed. Four options for senior graduations and a creation of a new Surge Response Team Surge Response Teams to combat any COVID-19 flare ups in Texas were announced at the...

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Governor, AG Issue Updated Guidance To Houses Of Worship
Apr21

Governor, AG Issue Updated Guidance To Houses Of Worship

NEWS RELEASE AUSTIN – Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued updated joint guidance regarding the effect of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-16 on religious services conducted by congregations and houses of worship. The updated guidance to houses of worship recommends strategies to effectively slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) while serving their respective communities of faith. ...

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County Judge Has Updated The Disaster Declaration To Match Governor’s Orders
Apr20

County Judge Has Updated The Disaster Declaration To Match Governor’s Orders

The county judge has updated the disaster declaration to match the Governor’s April 17 orders regarding COVID-19 measures. This marks the second time that the judge has amended the local local public health emergency disaster declaration. Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said the order won’t mean many changes for Hopkins County, aside from those awaiting certain medical procedures. “The elective surgeries opening...

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Governor To Lift Certain Telehealth Restrictions, Expands Options
Apr10

Governor To Lift Certain Telehealth Restrictions, Expands Options

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has temporarily waived a series of regulations to lift certain telehealth restrictions and expand telehealth options as Texas responds to COVID-19. Texas Governor Greg Abbott These waivers will allow a smart phone or any audio-visual, real-time, or two-way interactive communication system to qualify as a telecommunications technology that can be used to provide certain telehealth services. These waivers...

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