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[Press Release] Governor Abbott To Lead Delegation To Mexico City

11 hours 49 min ago
Governor Greg Abbott will lead a delegation to Mexico City where he will hold meetings and events from Sunday, September 6th to Tuesday, September 8th.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Call To Stand With Law Enforcement In Texas

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:16am
As Texas continues to mourn the loss of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth, Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Sends Letter To Texas Congressional Delegation Urging Opposition To Iran Deal

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:01pm
Ahead of Congress’ return from recess next week, Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to each member of the Texas Congressional Delegation urging them to vote against President Obama’s deal with Iran and reaffirm the United States’ support for Israel.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Celebrates Return Of Blue Bell At Texas Capitol

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:54pm
Governor Greg Abbott today welcomed the return of Blue Bell ice cream at the Texas Capitol. Today is the first day Blue Bell ice cream is available in select markets, including Austin.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Orders Harris County Flags To Be Flown Half-Staff In Honor Of Fallen Deputy Sheriff Goforth

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 8:51am
Governor Greg Abbott today ordered Texas flags in Harris County to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the life and public service of Harris County Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth, who was murdered late Friday.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Issues Statement On Murder Of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 1:15pm
Governor Abbott today issued a statement following the murder of Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth of Harris County late Friday.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Announces LIFE Initiative In Response To Planned Parenthood Videos

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 1:34pm
In response to the release of gruesome videos filmed at Planned Parenthood facilities, including Gulf Coast in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today announced initiatives to provide greater protections for children in the womb and prevent the sale of baby body parts.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Three To Texas Board of Criminal Justice

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:59pm
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed and named Dale Wainwright as Chairman of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. Governor Abbott additionally appointed Tom G. Fordyce and Derrelynn Perryman for terms set to expire on February 1, 2021.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Sets Special Election Date For HD-118

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:10pm
Governor Greg Abbott ordered a special election to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Posthumously Awards Texas Legislative Medal Of Honor To Chris Kyle And Ed Dyess

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:55am
Governor Greg Abbott today posthumously awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle and Lieutenant Colonel Ed Dyess.
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[Press Release] WEB VIDEO: Governor Abbott Celebrates First Day Of School With Texas Students And Educators

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 9:14am
The Office of the Governor today released a web video following Governor Greg Abbott’s visit to Zavala Elementary School in Austin, Texas on Monday.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Visits Zavala Elementary On First Day Of School

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 2:27pm
Governor Greg Abbott today visited and met with kindergarten, first grade and second grade students at Zavala Elementary School in Austin, TX.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Vandalism Of San Antonio Synagogue

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 2:41pm
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the second instance of anti-Semitic and racially-motivated vandalism at a synagogue in San Antonio.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Capture Of Suspected Capitol Arsonist

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 5:42pm
Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement following the capture and arrest of the suspected arsonist who set fire to a vehicle on Capitol grounds late last week.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Urges Texans To Use Energy Responsibly As Statewide Demand Grows

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:54am
Governor Greg Abbott today urged all Texans to use energy responsibly during peak hours – between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM – to combat the growing statewide demand for electricity.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Texas Voter ID Law

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 2:43pm
Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement after the Fifth Circuit Court issued its decision on Texas’ voter ID law:
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Files Amicus Brief In Support Of Houston Businesses Suing Over Increased Regulatory Burdens

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 2:05pm
Governor Greg Abbott today filed an amicus brief in support of Houston businesses suing to stop their city council’s unlawful attempt to impose increased regulatory burdens.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Gulf Coast Planned Parenthood Video

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 10:58am
Governor Greg Abbott released the following statement after another video featuring Planned Parenthood’s Houston Gulf Coast Clinic surfaced:
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On President Obama’s Environmental Proposal

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:00pm
Governor Greg Abbott responded to President Obama’s announcement today of an environmental rule imposing steep cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Announces LiveOps Headquarters Relocation From California To Texas

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:29pm
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that LiveOps, the global leader in cloud contact center and customer service solutions, will relocate its corporate headquarters from Redwood City, California to Cedar Park, Texas.
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