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 Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case
Jun26

Governor Limits Some Businesses, Services Following Statewide Spikes In COVID-19 Case

Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued another executive order in response to the recent spikes in COVID-19 cases across the state. The order places limits on some businesses, such as bars, and services such as water and outdoor activities. Governor Greg Abbott issues an executive order limiting some businesses and services in response to the spike in COVID-19 cases across the state this week. “As I said from the start, if the...

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Flynn Urges Governor, TEA, Legislators To Suspend 2020-21 STAAR Accountability Ratings
Jun13

Flynn Urges Governor, TEA, Legislators To Suspend 2020-21 STAAR Accountability Ratings

For the second time, District 2 Rep. Dan Flynn lobbies for suspension of state school accountability ratings based on STAAR results. In a letter dated March 13, 2020, Representative Dan Flynn wrote to Governor Greg Abbott urging him to “cancel and eliminate” the STAAR testing requirement this 2019-2020 school year. This week, Flynn signed a resolution calling for the Governor, TEA and Legislators to suspend state accountability...

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Enola Gay Honored By Governor, Commissioners Court
Jun08

Enola Gay Honored By Governor, Commissioners Court

KSST’s own Enola Gay Mathews received honors from the governor and was recognized by Hopkins County Commissioners Court for her continued support of the community. Enola Gay was honored with the Governor’s Yellow Rose of Texas Commission and received a proclamation of thanks for her contributions to the community from the Commissioners Court. The Yellow Rose of Texas commission is bestowed to Texas women by the Texas...

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Governor Outlines Phase III Of Plan To Reopen Texas
Jun03

Governor Outlines Phase III Of Plan To Reopen Texas

All Businesses May Reopen at 50 Percent Capacity Immediately; Restaurants May Reopen at 75 Precent June 12 On Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Phase III of the plan to reopen the Texas economy, which is outlined in Executive Order GA-26, with additional details available online at https://open.texas.gov/ Governor Greg Abbott outlined plans for Phase III to reopen the Texas economy “As anticipated, the new positive...

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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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