Greg Abbott

Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune
February 05, 2019 - 12:13 pm
AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott, in his biennial State of the State address on Tuesday, stayed on message about education and taxes, continuing state leaders’ so-far unified focus on bread-and-butter policy reforms in a forum where he has in the past served up red meat.
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Courtney Sacco/Caller-Times
February 05, 2019 - 8:14 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will deliver his biennial State of the State address Tuesday. In the address, Abbot will lay out his legislative priorities for the session - including a list of "emergency items" that he wishes for lawmakers to prioritize. Legislation can't be brought up on...
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Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP
January 11, 2019 - 12:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott agreed Friday to remove a plaque in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as the underlying cause of the Civil War, bending after years of resistance by state Republican leaders in the face of Confederate monuments falling nationwide.
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Omar Ornelas/The Desert Sun via USA TODAY NETWORK
November 12, 2018 - 9:29 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott is deploying firefighters from Texas to help with the devastating wildifres in California. Abbott announced Sunday night that some 200 firefighters, along with 55 fire engines from local departments across Texas will begin deploying to California. Teams...
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courtesy Office Of The Governor
November 04, 2018 - 3:52 pm
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (KJCE) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took time Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs. Survivors, faith leaders, local officials, and community members joined together at a memorial and remembrance service Sunday in the tiny...
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October 18, 2018 - 4:24 pm
TRAVIS COUNTY (KJCE) -- Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt has declared a local disaster in Travis County as a record amount of water continues to move through the Highland Lakes. Eckhardt made the declaration Thursday, alongside a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. I've issued a disaster...
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News file/Sipa USA
October 16, 2018 - 6:51 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a state disaster declaration for 18 Texas counties impacted by flooding rains. "Texas is taking immediate action to respond to the threat of recent severe weather and flooding across the state," said Gov. Abbott. "We have made available all...
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Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool
September 29, 2018 - 8:59 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday defended more security on the U.S.-Mexico border while Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez sought to breathe life into her flailing campaign at their only debate of a race overshadowed by the state's unexpectedly intense U.S. Senate...
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AP Photo/Eric Gay
June 15, 2018 - 4:08 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday told his party that gun rights are safe on his watch amid worries by some conservatives over his response to last month's mass shooting at a high school near Houston that killed 10 people.
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Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP
May 30, 2018 - 7:32 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put greater focus on spotting student mental health problems but he proposed only a few small restrictions on guns following a shooting at a high school near Houston that left 10...
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