Makes good on first ever GOP Caucus endorsement in open seat with strong support from Lt. Governor, et al . . . Flores is the first Hispanic Republican Senator and his…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The Hispanic Republicans of Texas (HRT) PAC congratulates Pete Flores on winning the Texas Senate District 19 Special Election Runoff. “Pete Flores has proven…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Governor Greg Abbott has named Ruth Ruggero Hughs Chair of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the agency announced today. Hughs has served as TWC Commissioner Representing…

EPA: San Antonio ozone levels too high under new standard

Ozone, a key component of smog, forms when emissions from cars, coal plants and the like mix with other airborne compounds in the presence of sunlight. Responding to a court…

Bryan School Board President Talks About School Safety

Public school officials around the state continue to review last week’s safety recommendations proposed by Governor Abbott. Bryan school board president Mark McCall told WTAW News the district already does…

Measures to improve school safety include increased school security and addressing mental health issues Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  (CARROLLTON) – Representative Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) commended Governor Greg Abbott’s…

Governor Abbott Releases 44 Page School And Firearm Safety Plan

From Governor Abbott’s office: Governor Greg Abbott today joined state and local leaders to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan. The Governor’s plan contains 40 recommendations and includes…

Governor Greg Abbott Chief Executive Magazine today announced Texas as the “Best State For Business” for 2018. Chief Executive Magazine’s annual rankings are determined by surveying hundreds of leading CEOs…

Texas A&M Health Science Center Part of New Houston Research Campus

From Governor Abbott’s office: Governor Greg Abbott today joined prominent education and healthcare leaders from across the state to announce a new 30-acre research campus at Texas Medical Center in…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott addressed the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce’s Lone Star Legislative Summit at Stephen F. Austin State University. During the event, the…

Governor Greg Abbott Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “The additional $5 billion in Community Development Block Grant funds will inject desperately needed dollars to help restore our communities. As…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after the announcement from U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen that the federal government will…

Governor Abbott Appoints Four New Members to National Compact Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today announced his appointment of Representative Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) to the Education…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –Governor Greg Abbott today announced that nominations for the 2018 Star of Texas Awards, which honor peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical first responders who…

Texas Death Row Inmate Spared Execution By Governor Abbott

From the office of Governor Abbott: Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation commuting the death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker following a unanimous decision by the Texas Board of…

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…