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Governor Abbott, TxDOT Announce Record $85 Billion 10-Year Transportation Plan
Sep01

Governor Abbott, TxDOT Announce Record $85 Billion 10-Year Transportation Plan

Aug. 30, 2022 PARIS – Governor Greg Abbott today announced the adoption of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), advancing a record $85 billion, 10-year statewide roadway construction plan. The 2023 UTP reflects an unprecedented level of projected transportation funding dedicated to improving transportation safety, addressing congestion and rural connectivity, and preserving...

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Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans To Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey
Feb20

Governor Abbott, TDEM Urge Texans To Submit Self Reporting Damage Survey

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Division of Emergency Management are encouraging Texans to complete the Self Reporting Damage Survey to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. This data is also needed to provide information to FEMA and highlight the need for federal disaster...

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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 Proclaims July “Watch Your Car Month”
Jul19

Governor Proclaims July “Watch Your Car Month”

Motorists Urged To Protect Themselves From Auto Burglary, Theft (AUSTIN, Texas – July 19, 2022) With summer being Texas’ busiest time of year for auto burglary and theft, Governor Greg Abbott has declared July “Watch Your Car Month.” The proclamation notes that Texans experience nearly $2 billion in losses every year due to motor vehicle crime. “Our communities cannot prosper if they are not safe.  The actions and choices...

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Slaton & Colleagues Ask Governor To Halt COVID Vaccines For Children Under 4 Years Of Age
Jul08

Slaton & Colleagues Ask Governor To Halt COVID Vaccines For Children Under 4 Years Of Age

Unanswered Questions About Vaccine’s Effect On Young Children Among Concerns Cited In Letter to Abbott Representatives Bryan Slaton (House District 2), Jeff Cason (HD 92) and Kyle Biedermann (HD 73), as well as House District 93 candidate Nate Schatzline, emailed a letter Friday, July 7, 2022, to  Governor Greg Abbott requesting he direct the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to halt distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to...

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Slaton Asks Governor To Call For Fourth Special Session To Address Vaccine Mandates
Oct22

Slaton Asks Governor To Call For Fourth Special Session To Address Vaccine Mandates

News Release – Oct. 22, 2021 House District 2 Representative Bryan Slaton today is asking Texas Governor Greg Abbott to call for a fourth Special Session to address vaccine mandates. Slaton, in a news release, called vaccine mandates “oppressive and tyrannical mandates” which he would like to see banned. “The legislature has had several good accomplishments over the last nine months, but we have unfinished...

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