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02/27/2024 88th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Fannin, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Gray, Gregg, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Harrison, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Moore, Motley, Nacogdoches, Newton, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Terry, Throckmorton, Upshur, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Yoakum, and Young Counties, based on the existence of wildfires that pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/18/2024 88th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/18/2024 88th R.S. Declaring & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Atascosa, Bandera, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Calhoun, Cameron, Comal, Comanche, Coryell, Culberson, Eastland, El Paso, Erath, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Hays, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Kendall, Kerr, Lampasas, Lavaca, Llano, Maverick, McLennan, Medina, Newtown, Orange, Presidio, Sabine, San Augustine, Travis, Tyler, Uvalde, Wharton, Willacy, Williamson, and Wilson counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/18/2024 88th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State Senate District No. 15 on Saturday, May 4, 2024, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable John Whitmire Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
01/04/2024 88th R.S. Proclaiming January 8–14, 2024, to be a Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/19/2023 88th R.S. Declaring & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Childress, Comal, Comanche, Coryell, Culberson, Eastland, El Paso, Erath, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hardeman, Hardin, Hays, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Irion, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Lampasas, Lavaca, Limestone, Llano, Maverick, McLennan, Medina, Newtown, Orange, Parker, Presidio, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Tom Green, Travis, Tyler, Uvalde, Wharton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Willacy, Williamson, and Wilson counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/19/2023 88th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on August 11, 2023, certifying that wildfires that began on July 24, 2023, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss in Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Cameron, Carson, Castro, Cochran, Coke, Crockett, Culberson, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Ector, El Paso, Fisher, Garza, Glasscock, Gray, Hale, Hall, Haskell, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, King, Kinney, Knox, La Salle, Lamb, Lipscomb, Martin, Maverick, Medina, Mitchell, Moore, Nolan, Oldham, Potter, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Roberts, San Patricio, Scurry, Sherman, Starr, Stonewall, Terrell, Throckmorton, Upton, Val Verde, Ward, Wheeler, Wilbarger, Willacy, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/19/2023 88th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/06/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming January 2024 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/04/2023 88th R.S. Declaring the results of the Constitutional Amendment Special Election held on November 7, 2023 Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
11/20/2023 88th 4th C.S. Declaring & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazos, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Chambers, Childress, Coke, Colorado, Comal, Coryell, Crane, Culberson, DeWitt, Eastland, Ector, El Paso, Erath, Fayette, Fort Bend, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Hardeman, Hardin, Hays, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Madison, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, Medina, Midland, Mills, Newtown, Orange, Palo Pinto, Parker, Presidio, Reeves, Refugio, Sabine, San Augustine, San Saba, Shelby, Sutton, Tyler, Uvalde, Victoria, Waller, Washington, Wharton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Wilson, and Winkler counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/20/2023 88th 4th C.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on August 11, 2023, certifying that wildfires that began on July 24, 2023, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss in Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Cameron, Carson, Castro, Cochran, Collin, Crockett, Culberson, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Ector, El Paso, Garza, Glasscock, Gray, Hale, Hall, Haskell, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jack, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, King, Kinney, Knox, La Salle, Lamb, Lipscomb, Martin, Maverick, Medina, Mitchell, Moore, Newton, Nolan, Oldham, Potter, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, San Patricio, Scurry, Sherman, Starr, Stonewall, Terrell, Throckmorton, Upton, Val Verde, Ward, Webb, Wheeler, Wilbarger, Willacy, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/20/2023 88th 4th C.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/20/2023 88th 4th C.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 2 on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of Mr. Bryan Slaton Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
11/07/2023 88th 4th C.S. Calling the fourth extraordinary session of the 88th Legislature, to convene in the City of Austin, commencing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, for the following purposes:
To consider and act upon the following:
Legislation relating to primary and secondary education, including the establishment of an education savings account program, the certification, compensation, and health coverage of certain public school employees, the public school finance system, special education in public schools, measures to support the education of public school students that include certain educational grant programs, reading instruction, and early childhood education, the provision of virtual education, and public school accountability.
Legislation related to school safety measures and related state funding mechanisms.
Legislation to do more to reduce illegal immigration by creating criminal offenses for illegal entry into this state from a foreign nation and illegal reentry or presence following denial of admission, exclusion, deportation, or removal; authorizing the removal of illegal immigrants from Texas; and providing indemnification and immunity for public officials, employees, or contractors in connection with the foregoing.
Legislation to impede illegal entry into Texas by providing more funding for the construction, operation, and maintenance of border barrier infrastructure, and additional funding for the Department of Public Safety for border security operations, including additional overtime expenses and costs due to an increased law enforcement presence to preserve public safety and security in the Colony Ridge development in Liberty County, Texas.
Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
10/26/2023 88th 3rd C.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on August 11, 2023, certifying that wildfires that began on July 24, 2023, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss in Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Bailey, Baylor, Bell, Bexar, Borden, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Burnet, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Castro, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Comal, Cooke, Coryell, Crockett, Culberson, Denton, Dickens, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Fannin, Fayette, Garza, Glasscock, Gregg, Guadalupe, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Haskell, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Hudspeth, Jack, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, King, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, La Salle, Lamb, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lipscomb, Live Oak, Martin, Maverick, Medina, Mills, Mitchell, Moore, Newton, Nolan, Oldham, Orange, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Rockwall, Runnels, Sabine, San Patricio, San Saba, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Stonewall, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Tyler, Upton, Val Verde, Ward, Webb, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Willacy, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, Yoakum, Young, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/21/2023 88th 3rd C.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/21/2023 88th 3rd C.S. Declaring & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Chambers, Clay, Coke, Collin, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Ellis, El Paso, Erath, Falls, Fayette, Fort Bend, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Hardeman, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Houston, Howard, Irion, Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Johnson, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Madison, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newtown, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Pecos, Polk, Presidio, Reagan, Real, Reeves, Refugio, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Saba, Schleicher, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Sutton, Tarrant, Taylor, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upton, Uvalde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Ward, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, and Zapata counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/15/2023 88th 3rd C.S. Proclaiming October 15–21, 2023, to be Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/05/2023 88th 3rd C.S. Calling extraordinary session #3 of the 88th Legislature, to convene in the City of Austin, commencing at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2023, for the following purposes:
To consider and act upon the following:
Legislation providing education savings accounts for all Texas schoolchildren.
Legislation to do more to reduce illegal immigration by creating a criminal offense for illegal entry into this state from a foreign nation and authorizing all licensed peace officers to remove illegal immigrants from Texas.
Legislation to impede illegal entry into Texas by increasing the penalties for certain criminal conduct involving the smuggling of persons or the operation of a stash house.
Legislation to impede illegal entry into Texas by providing more funding for the construction, operation, and maintenance of border barrier infrastructure.
Legislation concerning public safety, security, environmental quality, and property ownership in areas like the Colony Ridge development in Liberty County, Texas.
Legislation prohibiting COVID-19 vaccine mandates by private employers.
Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
09/26/2023 88th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on August 11, 2023, certifying that wildfires that began on July 24, 2023, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss in Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Cass, Castro, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallas, Delta, Denton, DeWitt, Dickens, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fisher, Fort Bend, Franklin, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hamilton, Hardeman, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Haskell, Hays, Hemphill, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Howard, Hudspeth, Hunt, Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, La Salle, Lamar, Lamb, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Lipscomb, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Lynn, Madison, Marion, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nolan, Nueces, Oldham, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Pecos, Polk, Potter, Presidio, Rains, Randall, Reagan, Real, Red River, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Shelby, Sherman, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Stonewall, Sutton, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Ward, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, Wood, Yoakum, Young, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/25/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming October 2–6, 2023, to be Manufacturing Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/21/2023 88th 3rd C.S. Proclaiming October 2023 to be Disability Employment Awareness Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/21/2023 88th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/21/2023 88th R.S. Declaring & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Chambers, Clay, Coke, Collin, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Ellis, El Paso, Erath, Falls, Fayette, Fort Bend, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Hardeman, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Houston, Howard, Irion, Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Johnson, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Madison, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newtown, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Pecos, Polk, Presidio, Reagan, Real, Reeves, Refugio, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Saba, Schleicher, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Sutton, Tarrant, Taylor, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upton, Uvalde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Ward, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, and Zapata counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/01/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming September 15 – October 15, 2023, to be Hispanic Heritage Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/01/2023 88th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on August 11, 2023, certifying that wildfires that began on July 24, 2023, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss in Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Cass, Castro, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallas, Delta, Denton, DeWitt, Dickens, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fisher, Fort Bend, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hamilton, Hardeman, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Howard, Hudspeth, Hunt, Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, La Salle, Lamar, Lamb, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Live Oak, Llano, Lynn, Madison, Marion, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nolan, Nueces, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Pecos, Polk, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Rains, Reagan, Real, Red River, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Sutton, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Ward, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, Wood, Yoakum, Young, Zapata, and Zavala Counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/22/2023 88th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on August 11, 2023, certifying that wildfires that began on July 24, 2023, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss in Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Cass, Castro, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fort Bend, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hamilton, Hardeman, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Houston, Howard, Hudspeth, Hunt, Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kleberg, Knox, La Salle, Lamb, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Live Oak, Llano, Lynn, Madison, Marion, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nolan, Nueces, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Pecos, Polk, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Rains, Reagan, Real, Red River, Reeves, Refugio, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Ward, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, Yoakum, Young, Zapata, and Zavala Counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/22/2023 88th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/22/2023 88th R.S. Declaring & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Comal, Comanche, Coryell, Denton, DeWitt, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Falls, Fort Bend, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Gillespie, Glasscock, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Hill, Irion, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Llano, Madison, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McLennan, Medina, Midland, Milam, Mills, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newtown, Orange, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Real, Refugio, Robertson, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Saba, Shelby, Tarrant, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Uvalde, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton, Williamson, Wilson, and Wise counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/11/2023 88th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Cass, Castro, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fort Bend, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hamilton, Hardeman, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Houston, Howard, Hudspeth, Hunt, Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kleberg, Knox, La Salle, Lamb, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Llano, Madison, Marion, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nolan, Nueces, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Polk, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Red River, Reeves, Refugio, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Upton, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Ward, Washington, Wharton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, Yoakum, Young, Zapata, and Zavala Counties, based on the existence of wildfires that pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/09/2023 88th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held throughout the State of Texas on November 7, 2023, for the purpose of adopting or rejecting the fourteen constitutional amendments proposed by fourteen joint resolutions, as submitted by the 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, and the 88th Texas Legislature, Second Called Session Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
07/29/2023 Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/29/2023 Declaring & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Bandera, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Cameron, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Coryell, Eastland, Ector, Erath, Gaines, Gillespie, Hamilton, Hays, Hidalgo, Jeff Davis, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, Matagorda, Medina, Midland, Mills, Parker, Real, Travis, Waller, Wharton, and Williamson counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/29/2023 88th 2nd C.S. Renewing a proclamation certifying that the severe storms and flooding event that began on May 27, 2023, and that included heavy rainfall, flash flooding, and hazardous wind gusts, are causing widespread and severe property damage, injury, or loss of life in Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Deaf Smith, Garza, Hale, Lamb, Lynn, Parmer, Potter, Randall, and Roberts Counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/29/2023 88th 2nd C.S. Renewing the proclamation issued on June 16, 2023, relating to the severe weather and tornadoes that began on June 14, 2023, as amended on June 17, June 19, June 21, June 22, and June 23, 2023, and declaring a disaster in Camp, Cass, Fisher, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Hopkins, Jones, Kent, Leon, Marion, Montgomery, Morris, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Panola, Shelby, Smith, Stonewall, Titus, Upshur, and Wood Counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/29/2023 88th 2nd C.S. Declaring & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Cameron, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Eastland, Ector, Erath, Gaines, Gillespie, Hamilton, Hays, Hidalgo, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Medina, Midland, Real, and Wharton counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/29/2023 88th 2nd C.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/27/2023 88th 2nd C.S. Calling extraordinary session #2 of the 88th Legislature, to convene in the City of Austin, commencing at 3pm on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, for the following purposes:
To consider and act upon the following:
Legislation to cut property-tax rates solely by reducing the school district maximum compressed tax rate in order to provide lasting property-tax relief for Texas taxpayers.
Legislation to put Texas on a pathway to eliminating school district maintenance and operations property taxes.
Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
06/23/2023 88th 1st C.S. Amending the proclamation issued on June 16, 2023, relating to the severe weather and tornadoes that began on June 14, 2023, as amended on June 17, June 19, June 21, and June 22, 2023, and declaring a disaster in Montgomery and Leon counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/22/2023 88th 1st C.S. Amending the proclamation issued on June 16, 2023, relating to the severe weather and tornadoes that began on June 14, 2023, as amended on June 17, June 19, and June 21, 2023, and declaring a disaster in Motley, Nolan, Fisher, Jones, Kent, and Stonewall counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/21/2023 88th 1st C.S. Amending the proclamation issued on June 16, 2023, relating to the severe weather and tornadoes that began on June 14, 2023, as amended on June 17 and June 19, 2023, and declaring a disaster in Morris and Shelby counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/19/2023 88th 1st C.S. Amending the disaster proclamations issued on June 16 and 17, 2023, and declaring a disaster in Camp, Greg, Hopkins, Panola, Smith, and Titus counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/17/2023 88th 1st C.S. Amending the disaster proclamation issued on June 16, 2023, and declaring a disaster for Franklin, Harrison, Marion, Upshur, and Wood counties. Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/16/2023 88th 1st C.S. Certifying that the severe weather and tornadoes that began on June 14, 2023, and that included severe storms, large hail, heavy rainfall, flash flooding, tornadoes, and hazardous wind gusts caused widespread and severe property damage, injury, or loss of life in Ochiltree and Cass counties and declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/11/2023 88th 1st C.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/06/2023 88th 1st C.S. Certifying that the severe storms and flooding event that began on May 27, 2023, and that included heavy rainfall, flash flooding, and hazardous wind gusts, are causing widespread and severe property damage, injury, or loss of life in Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Deaf Smith, Garza, Hale, Lamb, Lynn, Parmer, Potter, Randall, and Roberts Counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/30/2023 88th 1st C.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Bailey, Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Cameron, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Eastland, Ector, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hays, Hidalgo, Hockley, Howard, Hutchinson, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Matagorda, Medina, Midland, Mills, Mitchell, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Real, Roberts, Scurry, Sherman, Taylor, Terry, Wharton, and Yoakum counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/29/2023 88th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 2 on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Mr. Bryan Slaton Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/29/2023 88th 1st C.S. Calling extraordinary session #1 of the 88th Legislature, to convene in the City of Austin, commencing at 9:00 P.M. on Monday, May 29, 2023, for the following purposes:
To consider and act upon the following:
Legislation to cut property-tax rates solely by reducing the school district maximum compressed tax rate in order to provide lasting property-tax relief for Texas taxpayers.
Legislation solely for the purpose of increasing or enhancing the penalties for certain criminal conduct involving the smuggling of persons or the operation of a stash house.
Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
05/16/2023 88th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Cameron County based on the existence of severe thunderstorms that began on May 10, 2023, and included heavy rainfall, flash flooding, and hazardous wind gusts, caused widespread and severe property damage, injury, or loss of life Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/15/2023 88th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/12/2023 88th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/10/2023 88th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Hidalgo County based on the existence of severe thunderstorms that began on April 28, 2023, and included large hail, heavy rainfall, and hazardous wind gusts, caused widespread and severe property damage, injury, or loss of life Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/09/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming May 21 – 27, 2023, to be Hurricane Preparedness Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/08/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming May 8 – 12, 2023, to be Economic Development Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/30/2023 88th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Baylor, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Cameron, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Coke, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Dimmit, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Falls, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Frio, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Grimes, Hale, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hockley, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, La Salle, Lamb, Lampasas, Llano, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Midland, Mills, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Real, Roberts, Runnels, San Saba, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Travis, Uvalde, Webb, Wharton, Yoakum, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/26/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming May 2023 to be Jewish American Heritage Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/21/2023 88th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/15/2023 88th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/04/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming May 2023 to be Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/31/2023 88th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Brooks, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Callahan, Cameron, Castro, Childress, Colorado, Collingsworth, Comal, Comanche, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Edwards, Erath, Falls, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Frio, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Howard, Hutchinson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Jones, Kendall, Kenedy, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lipscomb, Llano, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Mills, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Real, Roberts, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Starr, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Travis, Uvalde, Webb, Wharton, Yoakum, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/28/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming April 30 – May 6, 2023, to be Small Business Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/24/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming April 2023 to be Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/22/2023 88th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Caldwell, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/16/2023 88th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/15/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming May 4, 2023, to be A Day of Prayer Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/02/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming April 2023 to be Child Abuse Prevention Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/01/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming March 2023 to be Women's History Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/01/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming March 2023 to be Women Veterans Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/01/2023 88th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Callahan, Cameron, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Comal, Comanche, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Eastland, Erath, Falls, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, King, Kinney, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, McLennan, Medina, Mills, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Polk, Potter, Randall, Real, Roberts, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Travis, Uvalde, and Yoakum counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/20/2023 88th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/20/2023 88th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on February 4, 2023, certifying that severe winter weather poses a threat of imminent disaster, and declaring a disaster in Anderson, Bastrop, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Delta, Denton, Falls, Hays, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kendall, Lamar, Lee, Leon, Milam, Red River, Robertson, Shelby, Smith, Travis, and Williamson Counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/14/2023 88th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/04/2023 88th R.S. Certifying that severe winter weather and heavy rain pose a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life, due to significant ice accumulations, sub-freezing temperatures, freezing rain and sleet, hazardous travel disruptions, power outages, and heavy rains in Denton, Hays, Henderson, Milam, Smith, Travis, and Williamson Counties and declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/31/2023 88th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of disaster in Andrews, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Callahan, Cameron, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Comal, Comanche, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Eastland, Erath, Falls, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, King, Kinney, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, McLennan, Medina, Mills, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Polk, Potter, Randall, Real, Roberts, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Travis, Uvalde, and Yoakum counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/30/2023 88th R.S. Amending & renewing a proclamation certifying that severe storms and tornadoes pose a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life, due to damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding in Harris, Jefferson, Liberty, and Orange Counties and declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/28/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming February 5 – 11, 2023, to be Texas Military Heroes Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/26/2023 88th R.S. Certifying that severe storms and tornadoes pose a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life, due to damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding in Harris and Orange Counties and declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/25/2023 88th R.S. Governor Abbott signs historic infrastructure agreement with U.S. military; Proclamation for the Statewide Intergovernmental Support Agreements for road maintenance services between the State of Texas and the United States Military Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/20/2023 88th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/15/2023 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/13/2023 88th R.S. Proclaiming February 2023 to be Black History Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/12/2023 88th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying that wildfires which began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/04/2023 87th R.S. Proclaiming January 9–15, 2023, to be a Week of Prayer to End Human Trafficking Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/01/2023 87th R.S. Proclaiming January 2023 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/31/2022 87th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of disaster in Andrews, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Callahan, Cameron, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Comal, Comanche, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Eastland, Erath, Falls, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, King, Kinney, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, McLennan, Medina, Mills, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Polk, Potter, Randall, Real, Roberts, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Travis, Uvalde, and Yoakum counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/21/2022 87th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/16/2022 87th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/16/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation in Uvalde County due to the shooting that occurred on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/16/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/13/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/28/2022 87th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, and amended on July 15, 2022, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of disaster in Andrews, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brazoria, Brewster, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Castro, Childress, Clay, Coke, Coleman, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Eastland, Erath, Falls, Fayette, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Knox, Lampasas, Leon, Limestone, Lipscomb, Llano, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mason, McCulloch, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Mills, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Palo Pinto, Parker, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Real, Roberts, Runnels, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Somervell, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Tom Green, Travis, Uvalde, Washington, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Wilson, and Yoakum counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/23/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation in Uvalde County due to the shooting that occurred on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/18/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/18/2022 87th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/13/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/29/2022 87th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, and amended on July 15, 2022, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of disaster in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cooke, Coleman, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Delta, Dickens, Eastland, Erath, Falls, Fayette, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Frio, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Gonzales, Grayson, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hays, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Howard, Hutchinson, Jack, Jones, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Knox, Lamar, Lampasas, Leon, Limestone, Lipscomb, Llano, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mason, McCulloch, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Montgomery, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Palo Pinto, Parker, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Reagan, Real, Red River, Roberts, Runnels, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Somervell, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Tom Green, Travis, Uvalde, Washington, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wilson, Williamson, Yoakum, and Young counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/24/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation in Uvalde County due to the shooting that occurred on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/19/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/19/2022 87th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/14/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/30/2022 87th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, and amended on July 15, 2022, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of disaster in Andrews, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Briscoe, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Castro, Childress, Coke, Coleman, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Dimmit, Eastland, Erath, Falls, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Frio, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Lamar, Lampasas, Leon, Llano, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, Medina, Menard, Mills, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Motley, Nolan, Ochiltree, Palo Pinto, Parmer, Polk, Reagan, Real, Runnels, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Sterling, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Tom Green, Travis, Uvalde, Willacy, Williamson, Yoakum, and Zapata counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/24/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation in Uvalde County due to the shooting that occurred on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/19/2022 87th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/19/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/14/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/01/2022 87th R.S. Proclaiming September 15 – October 15, 2022, to be Hispanic Heritage Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/30/2022 87th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, and amended on July 15, 2022, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of disaster in Anderson, Andrews, Aransas, Armstrong, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Dallam, Dallas, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Delta, DeWitt, Dickens, Dimmit, Donley, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Fort Bend, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hockley, Hood, Hopkins, Howard, Hunt, Hutchinson, Irion, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Knox, La Salle, Lamar, Lamb, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Madison, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Montgomery, Moore, Motley, Navarro, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Palo Pinto, Parker, Parmer, Pecos, Polk, Presidio, Rains, Randall, Reagan, Real, Red River, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, San Jacinto, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackleford, Sherman, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Ward, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Yoakum, Zapata, & Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/28/2022 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces new initiatives to combat opioid crisis at Montgomery County 2022 Overdose Awareness event; Proclaiming August 31, 2022, to be Overdose Awareness Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/25/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation in Uvalde County due to the shooting that occurred on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/23/2022 87th R.S. Certifying that severe storms and significant flooding pose a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life, due to river flooding, flash flooding, and damaging winds in Camp, Culberson, Dallas, Duval, Ellis, El Paso, Henderson, Hopkins, Hudspeth, Kaufman, Kerr, Live Oak, Marion, Montague, Navarro, Pecos, Rains, Smith, Tarrant, Upshur, Van Zandt, Webb, and Wood counties, and declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/20/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/20/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/19/2022 87th R.S. Ordering a general election to be held throughout the State of Texas on November 8, 2022 Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/15/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Taylor Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/12/2022 87th R.S. Governor Abbott issues proclamation honoring the 75th anniversary of India Independence Day; 75th Anniversary of India Independence Day, August 15, 2022 Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/05/2022 87th R.S. Amending & renewing the disaster proclamation issued on July 8, 2022, and amended on July 15, 2022, certifying drought conditions pose a threat of disaster in Anderson, Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Camp, Carson, Cass, Castro, Chambers, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dallas, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Delta, Denton, DeWitt, Dickens, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Fort Bend, Franklin, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Harris, Harrison, Hartley, Haskell, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hockley, Hood, Hopkins, Howard, Hudspeth, Hunt, Hutchinson, Irion, Jack, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, La Salle, Lamar, Lamb, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Madison, Marion, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Montgomery, Moore, Motley, Navarro, Nolan, Nueces, Ochiltree, Oldham, Palo Pinto, Parker, Parmer, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Rains, Randall, Reagan, Real, Red River, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackleford, Sherman, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Ward, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, Wood, Yoakum, Zapata, & Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/26/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation in Uvalde County due to the shooting that occurred on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/21/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/21/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/16/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Taylor Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/15/2022 87th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation issued on Friday, July 8, 2022, and declaring a disaster in these additional counties: Anderson, Carson, Collingsworth, Dallas, Donley, Duval, Falls, Freestone, Gregg, Henderson, Hutchinson, Kaufman, Lamar, Limestone, Menard, Nueces, Ochiltree, Rains, Reagan, Starr, Upshur, Van Zandt, Walker, Wood, and Zapata Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/08/2022 87th R.S. Certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Aransas, Armstrong, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brazoria, Brewster, Briscoe, Brown, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Camp, Castro, Chambers, Childress, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, DeWitt, Dickens, Dimmit, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Ellis, Erath, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Fort Bend, Franklin, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Harris, Hartley, Haskell, Hays, Hidalgo, Hill, Hockley, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Irion, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kendall, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Kinney, Knox, La Salle, Lamb, Lampasas, Lavaca, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, McMullen, Medina, Midland, Mills, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Navarro, Nolan, Oldham, Orange, Parker, Parmer, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Real, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Rockwall, Runnels, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackleford, Sherman, Somervell, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Tom Green, Travis, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Waller, Ward, Webb, Wharton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wilson, Winkler, Yoakum, and Zavala counties; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/26/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation in Uvalde County due to the shooting that occurred on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/23/2022 87th R.S. Proclaiming July to be Watch Your Car Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/23/2022 87th R.S. Concerning the results of the Constitutional Amendments Special Election held on May 7, 2022 Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
06/21/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/21/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/16/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended and renewed in a number of subsequent proclamations, certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Taylor Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/02/2022 87th R.S. Declaring the results of the Constitutional Amendments Special Election held on May 7, 2022 Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
05/27/2022 87th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Uvalde County due to the shooting that occurred on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/22/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/22/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/17/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended on March 21 and March 27, 2022, certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/08/2022 87th R.S. Proclaiming May 8 – 14, 2022, to be Charter Schools Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/30/2022 87th R.S. Proclaiming May 5, 2022, to be A Day of Prayer Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/22/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/22/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/17/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended on March 21 and March 27, 2022, certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cameron, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Erath, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hood, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Runnels, Starr, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/14/2022 87th R.S. Proclaiming May 9 – 13, 2022, to be Economic Development Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/14/2022 Proclaiming May 2 – 6, 2022, to be Small Business Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/13/2022 87th R.S. Certifying that significant severe weather that began on April 12, 2022, which produced heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds, and multiple tornadoes, caused a disaster in Williamson County Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/13/2022 87th R.S. Certifying that significant severe weather that began on April 12, 2022, which produced heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds, and multiple tornadoes, caused a disaster in Bell County Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/04/2022 87th R.S. Ordering an emergency special election to be held in Congressional District 34 on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, for the purpose of electing a U.S. Representative for Congressional District 34 to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Filemon B. Vela Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/01/2022 87th R.S. Proclaiming April to be Sexual Assault Awareness Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/01/2022 87th R.S. Certifying that wildfires pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property, amending the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended on March 21 and March 27, 2022, and declaring a state of disaster in Andrews, Aransas, Archer, Bee, Bell, Borden, Bosque, Brewster, Cameron, Coke, Concho, Cooke, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Duval, Ector, Edwards, Gaines, Garza, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kleberg, Live Oak, Martin, Maverick, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Roberts, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Wichita, Willacy, Winkler, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/27/2022 87th R.S. Certifying that wildfires pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property, amending the disaster proclamation issued on March 18, 2022, as amended on March 21, 2022, and declaring a state of disaster in Medina County Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/23/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/23/2022 87th R.S. Amending and extending the disaster proclamation issued on Monday, February 21, 2022, by adding Bee, Blanco, Burnet, Cochran, Dallas, Edwards, Ellis, Gillespie, Hale, Hockley, Jefferson, Karnes, Kendall, Llano, Orange, Real, Upshur, Uvalde, Wood, and Yoakum counties to the disaster area Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/23/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/22/2022 87th R.S. Certifying that the severe weather which began on March 21, 2022, produced heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds, and multiple tornadoes poses an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Bastrop, Cass, Cooke, Grayson, Guadalupe, Houston, Jack, Madison, Marion, Montague, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, Upshur, Williamson, and Wise counties and declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/21/2022 87th R.S. Amending the disaster proclamation issued on Friday, March 18, 2022, by adding the additional counties of Blanco, Erath, Hood, Runnels, and Starr to the disaster area Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/18/2022 87th R.S. Governor Abbott issues disaster declaration, provides update on state's response to wildfire activity in Texas; Certifying that wildfires that began on February 23, 2022, pose an imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property in Brooks, Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Grayson, Mason, Potter, Randall, Reynolds, and Williamson counties and declaring a state of disaster; Letter to Eastland County Judge Rex Fields, RE: Approving request to lower the flags of the State of Texas and the United States in Eastland County to half-staff in honor of Deputy Barbara Fenley Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/09/2022 87th R.S. Governor Abbott announces statewide day of prayer for Ukraine, special lighting of Texas Governor's Mansion; Proclaiming March 13, 2022, to be A Day of Prayer for Ukraine Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/03/2022 87th R.S. Proclaiming April 2022 to be Child Abuse Prevention Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/01/2022 87th R.S. Proclaiming March 2022 to be Women's History Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/25/2022 Proclaiming March 2, 2022, to be Texas Independence Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/25/2022 87th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 147 on Saturday, May 7, 2022, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Garnet F. Coleman Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
02/21/2022 87th R.S. Certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Angelina, Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Bosque, Bowie, Brewster, Briscoe, Brown, Callahan, Cameron, Camp, Carson, Cass, Castro, Cherokee, Childress, Clay, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Collingsworth, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Delta, Denton, Dickens, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Erath, Fannin, Fisher, Foard, Franklin, Frio, Gaines, Garza, Gray, Grayson, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Harrison, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Howard, Hunt, Hutchinson, Jack, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Jones, Kaufman, Kent, King, Knox, Lamar, Lamb, Lampasas, La Salle, Lipscomb, Live Oak, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Marion, Martin, Maverick, McClennan, McMullen, Midland, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Moore, Morris, Motley, Nacogdoches, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Parmer, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Rains, Randall, Red River, Reeves, Roberts, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, San Augustine, San Saba, Scurry, Shackleford, Shelby, Sherman, Somervell, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Swisher, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Titus, Upton, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Ward, Webb, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Winkler, Wise, Young, and Zavala counties; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/21/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/21/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/16/2022 87th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held throughout the State of Texas on Saturday, May 7, 2022, for the purpose of adopting or rejecting the two constitutional amendments proposed by two joint resolutions, as submitted by the 87th Texas Legislature, Second Called Session and the 87th Texas Legislature, Third Called Session Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
02/10/2022 87th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 38 on Saturday, May 7, 2022, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Eddie Lucio III Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
02/03/2022 87th R.S. Certifying that the ice storm poses an imminent threat severe property damage, injury, or loss of life in Bosque, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, and Williamson counties; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/28/2022 Proclaiming January 28, 2022, to be Sexual Assault Survivors Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/22/2022 87th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security; declaring a state of disaster for San Patricio County, and renewing the disaster proclamation, as amended and renewed, for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/22/2022 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/06/2022 87th R.S. Certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Baylor, Borden, Brewster, Cameron, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dimmit, Fisher, Foard, Gray, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Howard, Hutchinson, Jones, Knox, Lamar, Martin, Maverick, Midland, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Roberts, Scurry, Sherman, Stonewall, Terrell, Throckmorton, Upton, Ward, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Winkler counties; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2021 87th R.S. Granting Joseph Edward Braithwaite a restoration of civil rights of a federal offense that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 1:96CR00535-001, in the United States District Court Southern District of New York (Proclamation No. 2021-0008) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2021 87th R.S. Granting Joe Bob Wilcoxson a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 37259CR, in Ellis County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2021-0007) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2021 87th R.S. Granting David Anthony Mendes a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 366-80541-94, in Collin County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2021-0006) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2021 87th R.S. Granting Olukayode David Koleosho a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 27,437, in Fort Bend County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2021-0005) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2021 87th R.S. Granting Subrina Macea Sophus-Collins a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 675327, in Harris County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2021-0004) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2021 87th R.S. Granting Christina Marie Edgar a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. F-1000776-Y, in Dallas County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2021-0003) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2021 87th R.S. Granting Gary Lynn Dickey a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 97-514, in Washington County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2021-0002) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2021 87th R.S. Granting David Boyd Pool a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 29,832, in Galveston County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2021-0001) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2021 87th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security; declaring a state of disaster for Kleberg County, and renewing the disaster proclamation, as amended and renewed, for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Chambers, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/29/2021 87th R.S. Declaring the results of the Constitutional Amendment Special Election held on November 2, 2021 Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
11/27/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/27/2021 87th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security; declaring a state of disaster for Chambers County, and renewing the disaster proclamation, as amended and renewed, for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/28/2021 87th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security; declaring a state of disaster for Jim Wells and Wilson counties, and renewing the disaster proclamation, as amended and renewed, for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Refugio, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Webb, Wharton, Wilbarger, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/28/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/11/2021 87th 3rd C.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 118 on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Leo Pacheco Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
09/28/2021 87th 3rd C.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security; declaring a state of disaster for McCulloch, Refugio, Victoria, and Wilbarger counties, and renewing the disaster proclamation, as amended and renewed, for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Wharton, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/28/2021 87th 3rd C.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/14/2021 87th R.S. Adding Liberty and Wharton counties to a disaster proclamation issued on September 13, 2021 certifying that Tropical Storm Nicholas poses a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life due to widespread flooding, life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall, declaring a state of disaster in these additional counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/14/2021 87th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 10 on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Jake Ellzey Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
09/13/2021 87th R.S. Certifying that Tropical Storm Nicholas poses a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life due to widespread flooding, life-threatening storm surge, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall, in Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, San Patricio, and Victoria counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/10/2021 87th 3rd C.S. Governor Abbott issues proclamation marking 20th anniversary of 9/11; Patriot Day, September 11, 2021 Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/07/2021 87th 3rd C.S. Calling an extraordinary session of the 87th Legislature, to convene in the City of Austin, commencing at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021, for the following purposes:
To consider and act upon the following:
Legislation relating to the apportionment of the State of Texas into districts used to elect members of the Texas House of Representatives, the Texas Senate, the State Board of Education, and the United States House of Representatives.
Legislation providing appropriations from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), Pub. L. No. 1 17-2.
Legislation identical to Senate Bill 29 as passed by the Texas Senate in the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, disallowing a student from competing in University Interscholastic League athletic competitions designated for the sex opposite to the student’s sex at birth.
Legislation regarding whether any state or local governmental entities in Texas can mandate that an individual receive a COVID-19 vaccine and, if so, what exemptions should apply to such mandate.
Legislation similar to Senate Bill 474 as passed by 87th Legislature, Regular Session, but that addresses the concerns expressed in the governor’s veto statement (Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog; creating a criminal offense).
Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
09/07/2021 87th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 118 on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Leo Pacheco Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
08/29/2021 87th 2nd C.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/29/2021 87th R.S. Amending and renewing the disaster proclamation concerning border security; declaring a state of disaster for Wharton County, and renewing the disaster proclamation, as amended and renewed, for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/19/2021 87th 2nd C.S. Proclaiming September 2021 to be Preparedness Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/13/2021 87th 2nd C.S. Governor Abbott issues proclamation celebrating 75 years of Indian independence; Indian Independence Day, August 15, 2021 Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/13/2021 87th 2nd C.S. Ordering a special election to be held throughout the State of Texas on November 2, 2021, for the purpose of adopting or rejecting the eight constitutional amendments proposed by the 87th Texas Legislature, Regular Session Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
08/06/2021 87th 2nd C.S. Declaring a regional emergency exists which justifies an exemption from Part 395 Title 49 (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations) affecting drivers and carriers serving the Port of Houston and exempting drivers from hours of service regulations listed in Title 49, CFR Part 395 Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/06/2021 87th 2nd C.S. Ordering a special election to be help in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 10 on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Jake Ellzey Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
08/05/2021 87th 2nd C.S. Calling an extraordinary session of the 87th Legislature, to convene in the City of Austin, commencing at 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 7, 2021, for the following purposes:
To consider and act upon the following:
Legislation reforming the bail system in Texas to protect the public from accused criminals who may be released on bail.
Legislation strengthening the integrity of elections in Texas.
Legislation providing appropriations from unappropriated available revenues for COVID-19-related healthcare expenses, such as those listed below:
• healthcare staffing;
• alternative care sites;
• supporting nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, & long-term care facilities;
• vaccine administration;
• testing sites;
• supplies & equipment; and
• infusion centers.
Legislation providing strategies for public-school education in prekindergarten through twelfth grade during the COVID-19 pandemic, which ensures:
• students receive a high-quality education & progress in their learning;
• in-person learning is available for any student;
• the wearing of face coverings is not mandatory; and
• COVID-19 vaccinations are always voluntary.
Legislation enhancing criminal laws or providing funding from unappropriated available revenues to support law-enforcement agencies, counties, & other strategies as part of Texas' comprehensive border security plan.
Legislation safeguarding the freedom of speech by protecting social-media and email users from being censored based on the user's expressed viewpoints, including providing a legal remedy for those wrongfully excluded from a platform.
Legislation providing appropriations from unappropriated revenues to the Legislature and legislative agencies in Article X of the General Appropriations Act.
Legislation similar to Senate Bill 1109 from the 87th R.S., requiring schools to provide appropriate education to students about dating violence, domestic violence, & child abuse, but recognizes the right of parents to opt their children out.
Legislation identical to Senate Bill 29 as passed by the 87th R.S., disallowing a student from competing in UIL athletic competitions designated for the sex opposite to the student's sex at birth.
Legislation similar to Senate Bill 394 from the 87th R.S., which prohibits people from providing abortion-inducing drugs, strengthens the laws applicable to the reporting of abortions & abortion complications, & ensures that no abortion-inducing drugs are provided unless there is voluntary and informed consent.
Legislation similar to House Bill 3507 from the 87th R.S., relating to a "thirteenth check" or one-time supplemental payment of benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Legislation similar to House Bill 3979 concerning critical race theory as originally passed by the Senate in the 87th R.S.
Legislation providing appropriations from unappropriated available revenues for the following purposes:
• property-tax relief;
• enhanced protection for the safety of Texas' foster-care system; and
• to better safeguard the state from potential cybersecurity threats.
Legislation modifying the filing periods & related election dates for primary elections held in Texas in 2022.
Legislation reforming laws governing radioactive waste to protect the safety of Texans.
Legislation shielding private employers & employees from political subdivision rules, regulations, ordinances, & other actions that require any terms of employment that exceed or conflict with federal or state law.
Legislation relating to quorum requirements.
To consider and act upon such other subjects as may be submitted by the Governor from time to time after the session convenes.
Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
07/30/2021 87th 1st C.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/30/2021 87th 1st C.S. Amending and extending the disaster proclamation concerning border security, declaring a state of disaster for Menard County and renewing the disaster proclamation, as amended and renewed, for Bee, Brewster, Brooks, Colorado, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jackson, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Mason, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/15/2021 87th 1st C.S. Amending previous proclamations concerning border security, amending the Proclamation of June 30, 2021, to modify the list of affected counties and therefore also declare a state of disaster for Bee, Jackson, Schleicher, Sutton, Webb, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/07/2021 87th 1st C.S. Calling an extraordinary session of the 87th Legislature, to convene in the City of Austin, commencing at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2021, for the following purposes:
To consider and act upon the following:
Legislation reforming the bail system in Texas to protect the public from accused criminals who may be released on bail.
Legislation strengthening the integrity of elections in Texas.
Legislation providing funding to support law-enforcement agencies, counties, and other strategies as part of Texas' comprehensive border security plan.
Legislation safeguarding the freedom of speech by protecting social-media users from being censored by social-media companies based on the user's expressed viewpoints, including by providing a legal remedy for those wrongfully excluded from a platform.
Legislation providing appropriations to the Legislature and legislative agencies in Article X of the General Appropriations Act.
Legislation similar to Senate Bill 1109 from the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, requiring schools to provide appropriate education to middle- and high-school students about dating violence, domestic violence, and child abuse, but that recognizes the right of parents to opt their children out of the instruction.
Legislation identical to Senate Bill 29 as passed by the Texas Senate in the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, disallowing a student from competing in University Interscholastic League athletic competitions designated for the sex opposite to the student's sex at birth.
Legislation similar to Senate Bill 394 from the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, which prohibits people from providing abortion-inducing drugs by mail or delivery service, strengthens the laws applicable to the reporting of abortions and abortion complications, and ensures that no abortion-inducing drugs are provided unless there is voluntary and informed consent.
Legislation similar to House Bill 3507 from the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to a "thirteenth check" or one-time supplemental payment of benefits under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Legislation similar to House Bill 3979 concerning critical race theory as originally passed by the Texas Senate in the 87th Legislature, Regular Session.
Legislation providing appropriations from additional available general revenue for the following purposes:
• property-tax relief;
• enhanced protection for the safety of children in Texas' foster-care system by attracting and retaining private providers for the system; and
• to better safeguard the state from potential cybersecurity threats.
To consider and act upon such other subjects as may be submitted by the Governor from time to time after the session convenes.
Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
07/01/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/30/2021 87th R.S. Amending and extending the proclamations of May 31, 2021, and June 25, 2021, concerning border security, declaring a state of disaster for Colorado, Crane, Galveston, Kenedy, Mason, Medina, and Throckmorton counties, and renewing the disaster proclamation, as amended Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/25/2021 87th R.S. Amending the proclamation of May 31, 2021, certifying that the ongoing surge of individuals unlawfully crossing the Texas-Mexico border poses an ongoing and imminent threat of widespread and severe damage, injury, and loss of life and property, including property damage, property crime, human trafficking, violent crime, threats to public health, and a violation of sovereignty and territorial integrity, and modifying the list of affected counties and therefore declaring a state of disaster for Brewster, Brooks, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zapata counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/12/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the recent severe winter storm disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/04/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/31/2021 87th R.S. Certifying that the ongoing surge of individuals unlawfully crossing the Texas-Mexico border poses an ongoing and imminent threat of widespread and severe damage, injury, and loss of life and property, including property damage, property crime, human trafficking, violent crime, threats to public health, and a violation of sovereignty and territorial integrity, in Brewster, Brooks, Cameron, Crockett, Culberson, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, El Paso, Goliad, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Maverick, McMullen, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Reeves, Starr, Sutton, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Willacy, Zapata, and Zavala counties and for all state agencies affected by this disaster; declaring a state of disaster; directing Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to use available resources to enforce all applicable federal and state laws to prevent the criminal activity along the border; directing Texas Commission on Jail Standards and Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to work with Texas counties; directing Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to take all necessary steps to discontinue state licensing of any child-care facility in this state that shelters or detains unlawful immigrants Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/26/2021 87th R.S. Granting permission for the City of Galveston to order, in accordance with the city charter and other applicable laws, a special election on August 28, 2021, for the purpose of electing a city council member for Galveston City Council District No. 1 Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/19/2021 87th R.S. Certifying that significant flooding and severe weather pose a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life, due to significant river flooding, flash flooding, tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds, in Calhoun, Jasper, Jefferson, Kleberg, Newton, and Tyler counties; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/12/2021 87th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in Congressional District 6 on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, for the purpose of electing a U.S. Representative for Congressional District 6 to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Ron Wright Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/07/2021 87th R.S. Certifying exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Bailey, Bee, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Cameron, Castro, Cochran, Culberson, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Dimmit, Duval, Ector, El Paso, Floyd, Frio, Gaines, Goliad, Hale, Hidalgo, Hockley, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, King, Lamb, La Salle, Live Oak, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, McMullen, Midland, Parmer, Presidio, Randall, Reeves, Starr, Swisher, Terry, Ward, Webb, Willacy, Winkler, Yoakum, Zapata, and Zavala counties; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/05/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/05/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/26/2021 87th R.S. Proclaiming May 9-15, 2021, to be Small Business Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/22/2021 87th R.S. Proclaiming May 2-8, 2021, to be Travel and Tourism Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/13/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the recent severe winter storm disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/06/2021 87th R.S. Proclaiming April to be Sexual Assault Awareness Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/05/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/05/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/14/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the recent severe winter storm disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/06/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/06/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/23/2021 87th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Congressional District 6 on Saturday, May 1, 2021, for the purpose of electing a U.S. Representative for Congressional District 6 to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Ron Wright Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/12/2021 87th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in all 254 counties based on the imminent threat of widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life due to prolonged freezing temperatures, heavy snow, and freezing rain statewide Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/04/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/04/2021 87th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/04/2021 87th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 68 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by the Honorable Drew Springer Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
01/28/2021 87th R.S. Proclaiming January 28, 2021, to be Sexual Assault Survivors Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/25/2021 87th R.S. Certifying that threats and incidents of violence constitute and continue to pose an imminent threat of disaster; renewing disaster declaration for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/05/2021 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/05/2021 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/28/2020 86th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 68 on Saturday, January 23, 2021, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of office declined by the Honorable Drew Springer Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
12/06/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/06/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/26/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that threats and incidents of violence constitute and continue to pose an imminent threat of disaster; renewing disaster declaration for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/21/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster declaration in 62 counties in Texas as a result of Hurricane Laura Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/21/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster declaration in 32 counties in Texas as a result of Hurricane Hanna Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/06/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/06/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/04/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Armstrong, Bailey, Brewster, Briscoe, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Crane, Crosby, Culberson, Dawson, Dickens, Dimmit, Deaf Smith, Ector, Floyd, Gaines, Glasscock, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hockley, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Maverick, Medina, Midland, Motley, Oldham, Parmer, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Reeves, Roberts, Sutton, Swisher, Terrell, Terry, Upton, Uvalde, Ward, Wheeler, Winkler, Yoakum, and Zavala counties; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/27/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that threats and incidents of violence constitute and continue to pose an imminent threat of disaster; renewing disaster declaration for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/22/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster declaration in 62 counties in Texas as a result of Hurricane Laura Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/22/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster declaration in 32 counties in Texas as a result of Hurricane Hanna Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/10/2020 86th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in Texas State Senate District No. 30 on Saturday, December 19, 2020, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Pat Fallon Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
10/08/2020 86th R.S. Relating to hospital capacity during the COVID-19 disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/07/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/07/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/05/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Armstrong, Bailey, Brewster, Briscoe, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Crane, Crosby, Culberson, Dawson, Dimmit, Deaf Smith, Ector, Floyd, Gaines, Glasscock, Gray, Hale, Hockley, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Motley, Parmer, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Reeves, Sutton, Swisher, Terrell, Terry, Upton, Uvalde, Ward, Wheeler, Winkler, Yoakum, and Zavala counties; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/01/2020 86th R.S. Suspending certain statutes concerning the November 3, 2020 elections Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/27/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that threats and incidents of violence constitute and continue to pose an imminent threat of disaster; renewing disaster declaration for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/27/2020 86th R.S. Certifying the presence of Naegleria fowleri, which can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis, was identified in the water supply in Brazoria County; and declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/22/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster declaration in 62 counties in Texas as a result of Hurricane Laura Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/22/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster declaration in 32 counties in Texas as a result of Hurricane Hanna Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/21/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that Tropical Storm Beta poses a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life due to widespread flooding, storm surge, and damaging winds, in Aransas, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, Sabine, San Augustine, San Patricio, Shelby, Travis, Victoria, and Wharton counties; and declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/07/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/07/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/28/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that threats and incidents of violence constitute and continue to pose an imminent threat of disaster; renewing disaster declaration for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/26/2020 86th R.S. Ordering a general election to be held throughout the State of Texas on November 3, 2020 Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/26/2020 86th R.S. Amending the aforementioned proclamations of August 23 and August 25, 2020, certifying that Hurricane Laura poses a threat of imminent disaster, and declaring a state of disaster in Camp, Ellis, and Tarrant counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/25/2020 86th R.S. Amending the aforementioned proclamation issued on August 23, 2020, certifying that Hurricane Laura poses a threat of imminent disaster, and declaring a state of disaster in these additional counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Cass, Cherokee, Dallas, Fort Bend, Franklin, Gregg, Grimes, Harrison, Houston, Leon, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Polk, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Walker, Waller, Wharton, and Wood counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/23/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura pose a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life due to widespread flooding, storm surge, and damaging winds, in Aransas, Bexar, Brazoria, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Harris. Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kenedy, Kleberg, Liberty. Matagorda, Newton, Nueces, Orange. Refugio, SanPatricio, Victoria, and Willacy counties, and declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/23/2020 86th R.S. Ordering an emergency special election to be held in Texas State Senate District No. 30 on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Pat Fallon; Senator Fallon's resignation letter Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
08/08/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/08/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/30/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that threats and incidents of violence constitute and continue to pose an imminent threat of disaster; renewing disaster declaration for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/27/2020 86th R.S. Suspending Section 85.001(a) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require that, for any election ordered or authorized to occur on November 3, 2020, early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020; suspending Section 86.006(a-1) of the Texas Election Code, for any election ordered or authorized to occur on November 3, 2020, to the extent necessary to allow a voter to deliver a marked mail ballot in person to the early voting clerk's office prior to and including election day (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/25/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that the severe weather from Hurricane Hanna which began on July 25, 2020, threatens widespread flooding, storm surge, and hurricane force winds which risks severe property damage, and loss of life in Aransas, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, Matagorda, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Victoria, Webb, Wharton. Willacy, and Zapata counties; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/21/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Floyd, Gaines, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchinson, Lamb, Motley, Oldham, Ochiltree, Parmer, Randall, Roberts, Swisher, Terry, Wheeler, and Yoakum counties; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/13/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Floyd, Gaines, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchinson, Lamb, Motley, Oldham, Ochiltree, Parmer, Randall, Roberts, Swisher, Terry, and Yoakum counties; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/10/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/10/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/09/2020 86th R.S. Amending Executive Order GA-27 relating to increased hospital capacity in Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/02/2020 86th R.S. Amending Executive Order GA-28 relating to mass gatherings in Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/30/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that threats and incidents of violence constitute and continue to pose an imminent threat of disaster; renewing disaster declaration for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/30/2020 86th R.S. Amending Executive Order GA-27 relating to increased hospital capacity in Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/23/2020 86th R.S. Amending Executive Order GA-26 relating to the expanded opening of Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/11/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/11/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/31/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that threats and incidents of violence constitute and pose an imminent threat of disaster; declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/26/2020 86th R.S. Expanding the enumerated list of covered services in Executive Order GA-23 (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/22/2020 86th R.S. Expanding the enumerated list of covered services in Executive Order GA-23 (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/12/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/12/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/11/2020 86th R.S. Suspending Sections 85.001(a) and 85.001(b) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require that, for any election ordered or authorized to occur on July 14, 2020, early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, June 29, 2020; amending the proclamations issued on April 2, April 6, April 8, and May 8, 2020, authorizing emergency special elections, and the proclamation issued on March 16, 2020, ordering a special election to fill the vacancy in Texas State Senate District No. 14, so as to require that for each of these elections to be held on July 14, 2020, early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, June 29, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
Legislative proclamation
05/08/2020 86th R.S. Allowing the Midland County Hospital District to order a special election to occur on July 14, 2020, as an emergency election Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/01/2020 86th R.S. Proclaiming May 3-9, 2020, to be Hurricane Preparedness Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/29/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that the severe weather and tornadoes that occurred on April 22, 2020, caused widespread and severe property damage and loss of life in Jasper, Lamar, Newton, Polk, Red River, and San Jacinto counties and declaring an emergency; declaring a state of disaster Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/12/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/12/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the declaration of March 13, 2020, stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/08/2020 86th R.S. Allowing the City of Sundown to order a special election on July 14, 2020, as an emergency election (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/06/2020 86th R.S. Allowing the Crowley Crime Control and Prevention District to order a special election on July 14, 2020, as an emergency election (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/02/2020 86th R.S. Allowing the Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District to order a special election on July 14, 2020, as an emergency election (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/29/2020 86th R.S. Adding states and cities to the list set forth in Executive Order GA-11 for a mandatory self-quarantine of 14 days effective at noon on March 30, 2020, for air travelers flying to Texas from areas experiencing substantial community spread of COVID-19 to include the states of California, Louisiana, and Washington and the cities of Atlanta, Georgia: Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; and Miami. Florida (coronavirus) Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/20/2020 86th R.S. Suspending Section 41.007(b) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to postpone the runoff primary election date until Tuesday, July 14, 2020; suspending Section 41.007(d) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to allow for the runoff primary election to be held on the same date as the special election for Texas State Senate District No. 14, which has already been ordered for Tuesday, July 14, 2020; suspending Section 41.008 of the Texas Election Code to the extent it would preclude holding the runoff primary election on July 14, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
Legislative proclamation
03/18/2020 86th R.S. Suspending Sections 41.0052(a) and (b) of the Texas Election Code and Section 49.103 of the Texas Water Code to the extent necessary to allow political subdivisions that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to move their general and special elections for 2020 only to the next uniform election date, occurring on November 3, 2020, without otherwise adjusting the term of office; further suspending Sections 31.093 and 42.0621(c) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require all county election officers, if requested by an affected political subdivision, to enter into a contract to furnish election services with any political subdivision who postponed their election to November 3, 2020, under the authority of this proclamation (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/16/2020 86th R.S. Suspending Section 203.004 of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to avoid holding a special election for a vacancy in the legislature on or before May 2, 2020, and ordering the special election to be held in Texas State Senate District No. 14 on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Kirk Watson (coronavirus/COVID-19) Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
03/13/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/13/2020 86th R.S. Certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas (coronavirus) Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/02/2020 86th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Atascosa, Bee, Burleson, Caldwell, Colorado, DeWitt, Dimmit, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Karnes, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Maverick, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Wharton, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to exceptional drought conditions and threat of wildfire Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/25/2020 86th R.S. Proclaiming March 2, 2020, to be Texas Independence Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/13/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/31/2020 86th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Anderson, Bell, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Cherokee, Dimmit, Freestone, Henderson, Jackson, Karnes, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, Navarro, Real, Smith, Uvalde, Val Verde, Williamson, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to exceptional drought conditions and threat of wildfire Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/24/2020 86th R.S. Proclaiming February 2020 to be African-American History Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/14/2020 86th R.S. Granting Robbie Ann Hamilton a series of full pardons and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her convictions of offenses in Collin County, Dallas County, and Wise County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2020-0001) Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/14/2020 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/03/2020 86th R.S. Proclaiming January 2020 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/03/2020 86th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Karnes, Kendall, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Williamson, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to exceptional drought conditions and threat of wildfire Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2019 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2019 86th R.S. Granting Tyra Deanna Hodge, formerly known as Tyra Deanna Wilson, a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 9542505, in Harris County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0007) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2019 86th R.S. Granting Anita Elizabeth Soto a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. MA0128313-M, in Dallas County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0006) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2019 86th R.S. Granting Paul Alexander Fry a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 1345234, in Harris County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0005) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2019 86th R.S. Granting Matthew Thomas Lours Donohew a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 9434, in Parmer County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0004) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2019 86th R.S. Granting Todd Robert Jarzynkowski a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 2004-535-C, in McLennan County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0003) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2019 86th R.S. Granting Jeffrey Leighton Maddox a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 96-561-K368, in Williamson County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0002) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/23/2019 86th R.S. Granting Simone Lauren Blair, formerly known as Simon Lauren Waters, a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. F-10-45029-X, in Dallas County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0001) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/12/2019 86th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Concho, Karnes, Kendall, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to exceptional drought conditions and threat of wildfire Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/04/2019 86th R.S. Declaring the results of the election held in the State of Texas on November 5, 2019, for the purpose of voting on 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution as passed by the 86th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
11/27/2019 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/16/2019 86th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election in Texas House of Representatives District No. 148 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Jessica Farrar Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
11/16/2019 86th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election in Texas House of Representatives District No. 100 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Eric Johnson Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
11/16/2019 86th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election in Texas House of Representatives District No. 28 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable John Zerwas Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
11/08/2019 86th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Bandera, Blanco, Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Crockett, Dimmit, Eastland, Edwards, Fisher, Frio, Glasscock, Haskell, Hays, Irion, Jim Hogg, Jones, Karnes, Kendall, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Nolan, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Real, Runnels, San Patricio, Schleicher, Shackelford, Starr, Stephens, Sterling, Taylor, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Wilson, Young, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to exceptional drought conditions and threat of wildfire Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/28/2019 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/21/2019 86th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Cass, Cameron, Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Erath, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Panola, Rains, Rockwall, Rusk, Tarrant, Van Zandt, and Wood counties due to the severe weather event that began October 20, 2019 (Dallas tornadoes) Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/28/2019 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/19/2019 86th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, and San Jacinto counties due to the severe weather and flooding event that began on September 17, 2019 (Tropical Storm Imelda) Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/30/2019 86th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Briscoe, Brooks, Castro, Nueces, Jim Wells, San Patricio, Wilbarger, and Wichita counties due to exceptional drought conditions Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/23/2019 86th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Duval, Hall, Jim Hogg, Randall, Swisher, Webb, and Zapata counties due to exceptional drought conditions Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/19/2019 86th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 148 on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Jessica Farrar Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
08/13/2019 86th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 28 on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable John Zerwas Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
07/26/2019 86th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held throughout the State of Texas on November 5, 2019, for the purpose of voting on 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution as passed by the 86th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
07/03/2019 86th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 100 on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable Eric Johnson Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
06/27/2019 86th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties due to the severe weather event that began on June 24, 2019 Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/10/2019 86th R.S. Declaring a limited purpose disaster due to widespread damage to the electrical infrastructure in North Texas (waiver of weight, size, and registration requirements for commercial vehicles) Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/06/2019 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/07/2019 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/03/2019 86th R.S. Proclaiming May 5-11, 2019, to be Hurricane Preparedness Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/17/2019 86th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Cherokee, Freestone, Houston, Leon, Madison, Nacogdoches, Robertson, San Augustine, and Shelby counties, due to the severe weather event that began on April 12, 2019 Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/12/2019 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/15/2019 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/22/2019 86th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 125 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by the Honorable Justin Rodriguez Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
02/14/2019 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/12/2019 86th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 145 on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by the Honorable Carol Alvarado Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
01/31/2019 86th R.S. Proclaiming February 2019 to be African-American History Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/22/2019 86th R.S. Proclaiming January 22, 2019, to be Sanctity of Human Life Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/18/2019 86th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/07/2019 85th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 125 on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by the Honorable Justin Rodriguez Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
01/03/2019 85th R.S. Proclaiming January 2019 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/21/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/21/2018 85th R.S. Granting Ruth Anne Griffith a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 2013-1013, in Harrison County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0006) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/21/2018 85th R.S. Granting Joseph Clinton Blackwell a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 0640388, in Tarrant County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0005) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/21/2018 85th R.S. Granting Reginald Charles Decuire a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 103859, in Jefferson County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0004) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/21/2018 85th R.S. Granting Pamela Hawon Wren a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. CR-94-03884-B, in Denton County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0003) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/21/2018 85th R.S. Granting Raymond Eldon Lindholm a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 7555, in Morris County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0002) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/21/2018 85th R.S. Granting Javier Rojas, Jr. a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 970D00333-41I, in El Paso County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0001) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/21/2018 85th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 145 on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by the Honorable Carol Alvarado; Representative Alvarado letter Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
12/21/2018 85th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 79 on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the remainder of the full term of office declined by the Honorable Joe C. Pickett; Representative Pickett letter Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
12/04/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/09/2018 85th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas State Senate District No. 6 on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of Senator Sylvia R. Garcia (expedited special election) Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
11/04/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/30/2018 85th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Chambers, Coleman, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Edwards, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Fayette, Fort Bend, Frio, Galveston, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Harris, Haskell, Hays, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Jones, Karnes, Kenedy, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, Lampasas, La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Live Oak, Llano, Madison, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Mills, Montgomery, Nolan, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Real, Refugio, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Shackelford, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Sutton, Tarrant, Taylor, Throckmorton, Travis, Trinity, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, due to the the severe weather and flooding event that began on September 10, 2018 (111 counties) Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/19/2018 85th R.S. Amending the disaster proclamation of October 16, 2018, certifying a severe weather and flooding event that began on October 7, 2018, declaring a state of disaster in Bandera, Baylor, Blanco, Brown, Callahan, Cameron, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Edwards, Erath, Gillespie, Hamilton, Haskell, Hidalgo, Jones, Kendall, Kinney, Lampasas, Liberty, Madison, Mills, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Parker, San Jacinto, San Saba, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Walker, Willacy, and Zavala counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/16/2018 85th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Bastrop, Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Hood, Jim Wells, Kerr, Kimble, La Salle, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, McMullen, Nueces, Real, San Patricio, Travis, and Williamson counties, due to the severe weather and prolonged flooding event that began on October 7, 2018 Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/05/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/28/2018 85th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Ellis, Sutton, and Tarrant counties, due to the severe weather and flooding event that began on September 21, 2018 Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/14/2018 85th R.S. Certifying that the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico that began on September 7, 2018, and that continues toward the Texas coast, poses a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, and loss of life in Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brooks, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmitt, Duval, Edwards, Fayette, Fort Bend, Frio, Galveston, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Live Oak, Llano, Madison, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Montgomery, Nueces, Polk, Real, Refugio, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Trinity, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and declaring a state of disaster in the previously listed counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/06/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/11/2018 85th R.S. Ordering an emergency special runoff election to be held in Senate District No. 19 on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of Senator Carlos Uresti Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
08/07/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/08/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
07/03/2018 85th R.S. Amending the disaster proclamation of June 21, 2018, certifying a severe weather and flooding event, and declaring a disaster in Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, and Starr counties (Acting Governor Dan Patrick) Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/29/2018 85th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District 52 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of Representative Larry Gonzales Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
06/21/2018 85th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Aransas, Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, San Patricio, and Willacy counties, due to the severe weather and flooding event that began on June 19, 2018 Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/20/2018 85th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Senate District No. 19 on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve out the unexpired term of Senator Carlos Uresti Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
06/08/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/11/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/27/2018 85th R.S. Proclaiming May 15 and May 13-19, 2018, respectively, to be Peace Officers Memorial Day and Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/27/2018 85th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District 62 on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of Representative Larry Phillips Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
04/24/2018 85th R.S. Ordering an emergency special election to be held in Congressional District 27 on Saturday, June 30, 2018, for the purpose of electing a U.S. Representative for Congressional District 27 to serve out the unexpired term of Blake Farenthold Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/19/2018 85th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in additional counties due to exceptional drought conditions Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/13/2018 85th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in specified counties due to exceptional drought conditions Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/13/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/16/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/22/2018 85th R.S. Governor Abbott commutes death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker; Proclamation granting unto Thomas Bartlett Whitaker a commutation of sentence to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole for the offense above set out in cause no. 42969, 400th Judicial District Court, Fort Bend County, Texas (executive clemency) Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/16/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/16/2018 85th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 13 on Saturday, May 5, 2018, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of The Honorable Leighton Schubert Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
02/14/2018 85th R.S. Proclaiming March 2018 to be Women's History Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/02/2018 85th R.S. Proclaiming February 2, 2018, to be Texas Military Heroes Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/26/2018 85th R.S. Proclaiming February 2018 to be African-American History Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/22/2018 85th R.S. Proclaiming January 22, 2018, to be Sanctity of Human Life Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/17/2018 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/05/2018 85th R.S. Proclaiming January 2018 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/18/2017 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/30/2017 85th R.S. Granting permission for the City of Alice to order, in accordance with the city charter and other applicable law, a special election on January 20, 2018, for the purpose of electing two city council members Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/19/2017 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/08/2017 85th R.S. Proclaiming November 12, 2017, to be a Day of Prayer (Sutherland Springs church shooting) Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/02/2017 85th R.S. Proclaiming November 3, 2017, to be Houston Astros Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/20/2017 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/16/2017 85th R.S. Suspending the following laws and regulations relating to vehicle registration and inspection: Sections 502.040, 502.473, and 548.605 of the Texas Transportation Code; and Title 43, Sections 217.25 and 217.28 of the Texas Administrative Code, in certain counties (Hurricane Harvey) Greg Abbott General proclamation
10/04/2017 85th R.S. Granting the request by the City of Silsbee to suspend the deadline prescribed by Texas law for the City of Silsbee to adopt its ad valorem tax rate and budget until October 29, 2017 (Hurricane Harvey) Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/21/2017 85th R.S. Amending proclamations of August 25 and September 6, 2017, suspending all laws authorizing or requiring the collection of state or local hotel or motel occupancy taxes from the victims of Hurricane Harvey or personnel participating in relief operations, for a period of 30 days, beginning September 23, 2017, and ending October 23, 2017 Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/20/2017 85th R.S. Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/19/2017 85th R.S. Suspending certain requirements for commercial vehicles traveling in or through the state of Texas to provide disaster assistance to those states directly affected by Hurricane Irma (trucking regulations) Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/14/2017 85th R.S. Amending the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, for Hurricane Harvey and declaring a disaster in Milam and San Augustine counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/14/2017 85th R.S. Granting the City of Corpus Christi’s request to suspend the deadline prescribed by Texas law for the City of Corpus Christi to adopt its ad valorem tax rate and budget until October 27, 2017 (Hurricane Harvey) Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/12/2017 85th R.S. Proclaiming September 12, 2017, to be Hand in Hand Day (Hurricane Harvey relief) Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/07/2017 85th R.S. Establishing the Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas following the disaster created by Hurricane Harvey, appointing John Sharp as Commissioner Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/06/2017 85th R.S. Amending proclamation of August 25, 2017, suspending all laws authorizing or requiring the collection of state or local hotel or motel occupancy taxes from the victims of Hurricane Harvey or personnel participating in relief operations, for a period of 30 days, beginning August 23, 2017, and ending September 22, 2017 Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/01/2017 85th R.S. Proclaiming price gouging is unlawful throughout Texas and that violations of subsection 17.46(b)(27) of the Texas Business and Commerce Code may be investigated and prosecuted by the attorney general anywhere throughout the state (Hurricane Harvey) Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/31/2017 85th R.S. Proclaiming Sunday, September 3, 2017, as a Day of Prayer (Hurricane Harvey) Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/29/2017 85th R.S. Suspending Section 26.007(b) of the Texas Education Code and Section 551.125(d) of the Texas Government Code for the limited purpose of allowing the board of trustees of Port Aransas Independent School District to hold a telephonic meeting, relating to the disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/28/2017 85th R.S. Authorizing temporary utility connections, allowing public utilities to enter and use private property as necessary for the limited purpose of connecting power lines and reconstructing the electric utility grid, relating to the disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/28/2017 85th R.S. Amending the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, for Hurricane Harvey and declaring a disaster in these additional counties: Angelina, Orange, Sabine, and Trinity Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/27/2017 85th R.S. Amending the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, for Hurricane Harvey and declaring a disaster in these additional counties: Bastrop, Burleson, Polk, and San Jacinto Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/26/2017 85th R.S. Amending the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, for Hurricane Harvey and declaring a disaster in these additional counties: Atascosa, Bexar, Brazos, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jasper, Kerr, Lee, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Newton, Tyler, Walker, Washington, and Willacy Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/25/2017 85th R.S. Suspending all laws authorizing or requiring the collection of state or local hotel or motel occupancy taxes from the victims of Hurricane Harvey or personnel participating in relief operations, for a period of 14 days, beginning August 23, 2017, and ending September 6, 2017 Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/23/2017 85th R.S. Certifying that Tropical Depression Harvey poses a threat of imminent disaster, including severe flooding, storm surge and damaging winds, in the counties of Aransas, Austin, Bee, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Brazoria, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton, and Wilson, beginning August 23, 2017, and declaring a state of disaster in the previously listed counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/10/2017 85th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held throughout the State of Texas on the 7th day of November, 2017, for the purpose of adopting or rejecting the seven constitutional amendments proposed by the 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
07/10/2017 85th 1st C.S. Calling an extraordinary session of the 85th Legislature, to convene in the City of Austin, commencing at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, for the purpose of considering the following:
Legislation amending sections 151.004, 501.005, 502.003, 503.005, and 505.005 of the Texas Occupations Code to extend the expiration dates applicable to the Texas Medical Board, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
05/04/2017 85th R.S. Proclaiming May 8-12, 2017, to be Teacher Appreciation Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/01/2017 85th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Henderson, Rains, and Van Zandt counties, due to severe thunderstorms causing tornadoes that began on April 29, 2017 Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/11/2017 85th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts, and Wheeler counties, due to wildfires that began on March 6, 2017 Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/01/2017 85th R.S. Proclaiming March 2017 to be Women's History Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/02/2017 85th R.S. Proclaiming February 2 to be Texas Military Heroes Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/10/2017 85th R.S. Proclaiming January 2017 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/26/2016 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Atascosa and Wilson counties, due to severe weather and flash flooding event August 20-21, 2016 Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/20/2016 84th R.S. Proclaiming October 4, 2016, to be National Night Out Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/20/2016 84th R.S. Proclaiming October 2016 to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/19/2016 84th R.S. Ordering a general election to be held throughout the State of Texas on the first Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, 2016, being the 8th day of November, 2016 Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/08/2016 84th R.S. Amending proclamation of June 1, 2016, and declaring a disaster in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Callahan, Clay, Coleman, Colorado, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Falls, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Hidalgo, Hood, Houston, Jasper, Kleberg, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Lubbock, Madison, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Somervell, Stephens, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on May 26, 2016 Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/01/2016 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Coleman, Colorado, Erath, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, Kleberg, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Lubbock, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on May 26, 2016 Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/18/2016 84th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election in Texas House of Representatives District No. 120 on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of The Honorable Ruth Jones McClendon Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
04/29/2016 84th R.S. Proclaiming that the State of Texas shall give full faith and credit to a valid license to carry a handgun issued by the State of Illinois as long as Illinois permit holders comply with all laws, rules, and regulations of the State of Texas governing the carrying of handguns, including age restrictions and types of weapons permitted Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/22/2016 84th R.S. Amending the disaster proclamation of April 18, 2016, and declaring a state of disaster in Austin, Bastrop, Bosque, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Milam, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, Parker, San Jacinto, Waller, and Wharton counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on April 17, 2016 Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/18/2016 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller, and Wharton counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on April 17, 2016 Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/16/2016 84th R.S. Amending proclamation of March 7, 2016, and declaring a state of disaster in Angelina, Erath, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Tyler, and Walker counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on March 7, 2016 Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/14/2016 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Angelina, Erath, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Sabine, San Augustine, and Tyler counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on March 7, 2016 Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/07/2016 84th R.S. Proclaiming March 2016 to be Women Veterans Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/29/2016 84th R.S. Proclaiming March 2016 to be Women's History Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
02/03/2016 84th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 120 on Saturday, May 7, 2016, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of The Honorable Ruth Jones McClendon Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
02/02/2016 84th R.S. Proclaiming February 2 to be Texas Military Heroes Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/27/2016 84th R.S. Proclaiming February 2016 to be African-American History Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/26/2016 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Cameron County, due to severe weather, tornado and flooding event that occurred between October 22, 2015, and October 31, 2015 Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/26/2016 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Bailey, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collin, Dallas, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Ellis, Franklin, Hall, Hardeman, Harrison, Henderson, Hockley, Hopkins, Kaufman, Kent, King, Lamb, Liberty, Lubbock, Navarro, Parmer, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Terry, Titus, Van Zandt and Wichita counties, due to severe winter weather and tornadic events that began on December 26, 2015 Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/15/2016 84th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in Texas House of Representatives District No. 139 on Saturday, May 7, 2016, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve out the unexpired term of The Honorable Sylvester Turner Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
01/08/2016 84th R.S. Proclaiming January 2016 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/31/2015 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Rockwall, and Wichita Counties, due to severe winter weather and tornado event that began on December 26, 2015 (adding Wichita County) Greg Abbott General proclamation
12/27/2015 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Collin, Dallas, Ellis and Rockwall Counties, due to severe winter weather and tornado event that began on December 26, 2015 Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/30/2015 84th R.S. Announcing the tabulation and vote totals cast for and against each of the proposed constitutional amendments that the voters of the State of Texas voted on at the constitutional amendment referenda held on November 3, 2015 Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
11/20/2015 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy, and Wilson Counties, due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event that occurred between October 22, 2015, and October 31, 2015 Greg Abbott General proclamation
11/13/2015 84th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in House District No. 118 on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable Joe Farias Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
10/15/2015 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Bastrop County due to wildfires that started on October 13, 2015 Greg Abbott General proclamation
09/23/2015 84th R.S. Proclaiming October 2015 to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
08/25/2015 84th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in House District No. 118 on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable Joe Farias Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
08/05/2015 84th R.S. Ordering a special election for the purposes of adopting or rejecting the seven constitutional amendments proposed by seven joint resolutions, as submitted by the 84th Legislature, Regular Session, of the State of Texas Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
07/30/2015 84th R.S. Amending a previous series of proclamations from May certifying that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has now caused a disaster in 122 Texas counties Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/22/2015 84th R.S. Amending disaster proclamations of May 11, May 15, May 25, May 26, May 29, June 3, and June 18, 2015, declaring a disaster in 110 Texas counties due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/18/2015 84th R.S. Amending disaster proclamations of May 11, May 15, May 25, May 26, May 29, and June 3, 2015, declaring a disaster in 104 Texas counties due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event Greg Abbott General proclamation
06/03/2015 84th R.S. Amending disaster proclamations of May 11, May 15, May 25, May 26, and May 29, 2015, declaring a disaster in 94 Texas counties due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/29/2015 84th R.S. Amending disaster proclamations of May 11, May 15, May 25, and May 26, 2015, declaring a disaster in 70 Texas counties due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/26/2015 84th R.S. Amending disaster proclamations of May 11, May 15, and May 25, 2015, declaring a disaster in Archer, Bastrop, Blanco, Bosque, Bowie, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Collin, Comal, Cooke, Denton, Dewitt, Eastland, Fannin, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Grimes, Guadalupe, Harris, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Houston, Jasper, Johnson, Kendall, Montague, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Parker, Red River, San Jacinto, Smith, Van Zandt, Walker, Wichita, Williamson, Wilson, Wise, and Zavala counties, due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/25/2015 84th R.S. Amending disaster proclamation of May 11, 2015, declaring a disaster in Archer, Bastrop, Bosque, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Dewitt, Eastland, Fannin, Gaines, Grayson, Grimes, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Houston, Jasper, Johnson, Kendall, Montague, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Parker, Red River, San Jacinto, Smith, Van Zandt, Walker, Wichita, Wilson, and Wise counties, due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/18/2015 84th R.S. Proclaiming June 15-21, 2015, to be Pollinator Week Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/15/2015 84th R.S. Proclaiming May 2015 to be Mental Health Month Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/15/2015 84th R.S. Amending disaster proclamation of May 11, 2015 to include Cooke, Grimes, Hood, Navarro, Smith, and Wise counties, declaring a state of disaster in Bosque, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Grimes, Hood, Montague, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt, and Wise counties, due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015 Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/11/2015 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague, and Van Zandt counties, due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015 Greg Abbott General proclamation
05/08/2015 84th R.S. Renewing the Emergency Disaster Proclamation of March 9, 2015, certifying that exceptional drought conditions posed a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/28/2015 84th R.S. Proclaiming that the State of Texas shall recognize valid concealed handgun licenses issued by the State of Ohio on or after March 23, 2015, as long as Ohio licensees comply with all laws, rules, and regulations of the State of Texas governing the use and carrying of concealed handguns (reciprocity) Greg Abbott General proclamation
04/09/2015 84th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in House District No. 124 on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable José Menéndez Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
04/08/2015 84th R.S. Renewing the Emergency Disaster Proclamation of March 9, 2015, certifying that exceptional drought conditions posed a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/09/2015 84th R.S. Declaring a state of disaster, certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties in Texas Greg Abbott General proclamation
03/04/2015 84th R.S. Ordering a special election to be held in House District No. 124 on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable José Menéndez Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
02/02/2015 84th R.S. Proclaiming February 2, 2015, to be Chris Kyle Day Greg Abbott General proclamation
01/27/2015 84th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in District No. 13 on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative for District No. 13 to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable Lois W. Kolkhorst Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
01/23/2015 84th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in District No. 26 on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state senator to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of The Honorable Leticia Van de Putte Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
01/23/2015 84th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in District No. 123 on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable Mike Villarreal Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation
01/23/2015 84th R.S. Ordering a special runoff election to be held in District No. 17 on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of the term of The Honorable Tim Kleinschmidt Greg Abbott Legislative proclamation