Tag: Greg Abbott

State of Emergency declared by Texas Governor Abbott

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a state of emergency for 30 counties ahead of Harvey’s landfall. This is to expedite providing state resources to the affected areas. “We urge all Texans to heed the warnings from your local officials, and I also urge that you immediately follow evacuation orders for all affected counties, particularly those in Corpus Christi and Houston areas where the storm surges and flooding from hurricane Harvey are most likely.” No counties in the Valley are on the list, but that is subject to change depending on the severity of the storm. In addition to...

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Gov. Abbott Visits the Border

McALLEN (KFXV) — Leaders from agencies met today in South Texas to discuss border security and what the new administration should look into. Fox News was present in a meeting with the new Secretary of Homeland Security. State Governor Greg Abbott met with John Kelly today for a tour of the Texas – Mexico border. This first-hand look at the Rio Grande Valley, aimed at learning more about what security efforts are in place and what still needs to be done. Newly appointed department of Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly along with Texas Governor Greg Abbot, and the director...

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Two State Reps. Ask Gov. Greg Abbott To Stop Execution of Jeffrey Wood

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Two State Representatives are asking to stop the execution of Jeffrey Wood. State Representative Terry Canales joins representative Jeff Leach in asking Governor Greg Abbott to change Wood’s sentence to life in prison. Wood was convicted of capital murder but Canales and Leach say his trial clearly showed he neither killed, nor anticipated his codefendant would use lethal force during a convenience store robbery. Wood has struggled with mental health issues throughout childhood and...

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Governor Abbott Visits South Texas to Discuss Veterans Needs

A political delegation seeking to address veterans needs kicked off in Harlingen this morning. Among the group was Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The Governor was accompanied by U.S. congressmen and the secretary of veteran affairs, Robert McDonald, who toured several medical facilities including the U.T. research center and the veteran affairs facility. The tours were followed by a roundtable with local veterans voicing their most pressing needs. “Of all the places in the entire country the area that seems to be the furthest away from the hearts and minds of those who need to provide care for our military...

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Texas Governor Signs $800 Million Border Security Package

In Houston Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an $800 million border security bill into law. Abbott made border security an emergency item, fast-tracking proposals on it through the GOP controlled legislature. It should accelerate the hiring of two hundred and fifty additional state troopers who will patrol the border, replacing National Guard troops deployed there last summer by former governor, Rick Perry. Abbott signed the law during a ceremony at the department of public safety’s regional headquarters in Houston. The governor also signed bills establishing a child sex trafficking prevention unit, toughening punishments for convicted human traffickers and increasing...

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