Governor Abbott

Governor Abbott Appoints Three to Texas Historical Records Advisory Board

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Tara Turk-Zaafran to the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. The governor reappointed Jelain Chubb and Malinda L. Cowen for terms expiring on February 1, 2025 and February 1, 2024, respectively. THRAB works to promote awareness of historically significant records through education and training, supports public access to records, serves as a catalyst for improving storage conditions, and supports the […]

Representative Jacey Jetton Files Medical Reciprocity Bill

State Representative Jacey Jetton

State Representative Jacey Jetton announces a bill giving doctors and nurses the ability to practice in Texas. House Bill 1780 gives doctors and nurses the ability to practice in Texas if their license is substantively the same as what is required in Texas.    “In the wake of COVID-19, Governor Abbott provided a fast-track for certain medical professionals to obtain a license to practice in Texas,” Jetton said. “House Bill 1780 will provide greater access […]

Texas Supreme Court Reverses Third Court Order, Preserves Governor Abbott’s Order on Ballot Drop-Off Locations

Today, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed a Third Court of Appeals ruling and dissolved a district court injunction challenging Governor Greg Abbott’s order, which allows counties to have only one ballot return location during early voting. The 2020 general election is already underway and the integrity of our election process must be protected and preserved. Governor Abbott’s order rightfully bolsters the security of dropped-off ballots. The Texas Supreme Court correctly stopped the district court’s […]

Governor Abbott, Harris County Judge Hidalgo Joint Statement On New Walgreens Testing Sites

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo today announced two new COVID-19 drive-through testing sites for Harris County in partnership with Walgreens. These sites are set to come online Friday, April 17th, and will have the capacity to conduct 200 tests per day at each location. For the past week, Governor Abbott has been working with Judge Hidalgo and Walgreens to bring these sites online and increase Harris County’s testing capacity. Testing in these […]