WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released this statement after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, including nearly $90 billion in funding available for relief efforts following natural disasters like Hurricane…

Year in review offers a look at the triumphs, challenges of 2017 Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today released his 2nd “Report to the People of…

Record Crowd At B/CS Chamber Of Commerce Economic Outlook Conference

A record crowd attending Wednesday’s Bryan/College Station chamber of commerce annual economic outlook conference received a pep talk on how well things are going. Jim Gaines, the chief economist at…

Governor Abbott Wants To Cap Local Property Tax Increases

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has unveiled a plan to cut property taxes, hoping to make the proposal a centerpiece of his re-election campaign despite its…

Governor Abbott Announces Law Enforcement Day Grants To Purchase Rifle Resistant Vests

On law enforcement appreciation day, Governor Abbott announced $23 million dollars in grant money will be spent on bulletproof vests. More than $350,000 dollars for 399 rifle resistant, body armor…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Abbott today proclaimed January 2018 as Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Texas. In addition to issuing this proclamation, Governor Abbott encouraged all Texans to…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –In a positive step and a victory for the people of Texas, the Texas Transportation Commission voted yesterday to scrap the toll element of the…

“Texas has become the envy of the nation because of the tremendous pro-life accomplishments of the Texas Legislature.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — This past year, during the 2017…

Congressmen Brady, Culberson, Carter & Granger say Texas cities will have access to $4.9 billion  Community Disaster Loans Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a late night meeting with…

“I want to ensure you have all the support and information you need to access this assistance.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “Several of these programs can provide much…

Two Texas A&M System Officials Move To The Governor’s Office

Governor Abbott has announced the hiring of two officials who were at the headquarters office of the Texas A&M System in College Station. According to a news release from the…

Rebuild Texas Update From John Sharp

Three weeks has passed since Hurricane Harvey. Governor Abbott’s team to rebuild Texas after Harvey gathered for an update on Thursday. Texas A&M system chancellor John Sharp, who is in…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Commissioner Ryan Sitton released the following statement regarding the status of Texas’ gasoline supply in the wake of Hurricane Harvey panic buying: “Texas’ energy infrastructure…

President Trump Signs Disaster Declaration & Governor Abbott Suspends Collecting HOT Taxes After Holding Hurricane News Conference

From The Associated Press: President Donald Trump says he has signed a disaster declaration for Texas as Hurricane Harvey nears on the middle Texas coast. Trump announced his declaration in…

Governor Abbott Lists State Lawmakers Supporting His Special Session Agenda

State lawmakers supporting Governor Abbott’s special session legislation were recognized on Friday. The two state senators representing most of the Brazos Valley…Charles Schwertner and Lois Kolkhorst…were named in each of…

Governor Asks And DPS Agrees To Not Charge Local Agencies For Lab Tests

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Friday it has accepted Governor Abbott’s request to not charge local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors for laboratory tests. The governor’s letter…

Local Law Enforcement Joining Governor’s Observance Of Fallen Officers

Local law enforcement agencies are joining Governor Abbott’s observance of fallen officers Friday morning, on the one year anniversary of an attack in Dallas. The public is invited at 10…

Governor Abbott Announces 50 Vetoes

Governor Abbott announced Thursday he vetoed 50 bills passed during the legislature’s regular session. One affects Blinn College. The governor vetoed House Bill 961, which would have allowed junior college…

No Change In Texas A&M System Budgets Following Approval By The Governor

Statement from Governor Abbott: Governor Greg Abbott today signed the 2018-2019 state budget into law. In addition to signing the budget, the Governor vetoed approximately $120 million in spending from…

Governor Abbott Calls Lawmakers Back For A Special Session

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is reviving a so-called “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people after the last try ended with Republican lawmakers angry and deadlocked. Abbott on…