Latest "Texas Gov. Greg" News

10/12/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans coronavirus vaccine mandates, including for private businesses

The order says it is intended to protect citizens who are reluctant to get the vaccine for religious or medical reasons, including prior recovery from covid-19, from losing their jobs.

Source: The Washington Post

10/12/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates by private businesses

Monday's executive order prohibits any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers. Previously, Abbott banned mandates by public employers.

Source: NPR

10/12/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans 'any entity' from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning “any entity” in the state from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Source: Fox News

10/11/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans any COVID-19 vaccine mandates — including for private employers

Abbott also called on the Legislature to pass a law banning the expanded vaccine mandates.

Source: The Texas Tribune

09/20/2021

TV ad slamming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pulled 10 minutes before Texas football game, Lincoln Project says

TV ad slamming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pulled 10 minutes before Texas football game, Lincoln Project says

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

09/17/2021

Pandemic politics fuel long-shot Republican challenges to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Abbott has Trump’s support, plenty of cash and a national reputation for championing conservative causes. But “he’s not Ron DeSantis, and he’s not Kristi Noem.”

Source: NBC News

09/08/2021

Fact Check: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Misleading Remarks On The State's Abortion Law

Abbott suggested victims of rape have "at least six weeks" to get an abortion if they choose under his state's new law. But the timeline is actually much shorter than that for most people.

Source: NPR

09/07/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sets third special session for Sept. 20

On top of redistricting, Abbott wants lawmakers to take up bills on restrictions for transgender student athletes and the allocation of billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds.

Source: The Texas Tribune

09/07/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott slammed for not understanding 'pregnancy or periods or facts' after abortion ban comments

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott slammed for not understanding 'pregnancy or periods or facts' after abortion ban comments

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

08/17/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive for Covid-19

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has tested positive for Covid-19, his office said Tuesday.

Source: CNN

08/17/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who banned mask mandates, tests positive for COVID-19

A spokesman for Abbott said the governor was receiving monoclonal-antibody treatment and was fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Source: Business Insider

08/11/2021

Live COVID-19 updates: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asks appeals court to strike down Dallas County mask mandate

COVID-19 is surging again in Texas. Hospitalizations are increasing faster than at any other time. Local officials and school leaders are pushing back against Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates. Here's the latest.

Source: The Texas Tribune

08/10/2021

San Antonio, Bexar County sues Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over his ban on mask mandates in schools

The City of San Antonio and Bexar County filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest executive order barring local governments from issuing coronavirus mandates, including prohibiting schools from requiring masks.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

08/05/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces second special session of state legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday called for a second special session of the state legislature to begin this weekend, after Democratic lawmakers fled the state to block a restrictive voting bill.

Source: CNN

08/04/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hits back after judge blocks illegal immigration order

A federal judge blocked Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order allowing troopers to stop vehicles suspected of carrying illegal immigrants over fears they could spread COVID-19.

Source: New York Post

07/31/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Accuses Biden of Creating 'Constitutional Crisis' After DOJ Lawsuit

"This stems from the Biden Administration's refusal to enforce immigration laws and allow illegal immigrants with COVID-19 to enter our country," Abbott said Friday.

Source: Newsweek

07/29/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order bans local governments from issuing mask, vaccine mandates

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Texas climb to levels not seen since the beginning of the year, Gov. Abbott issued a new executive order that further removes tools from local governments to enact policies that public health experts say would help mi…

Source: KSAT San Antonio

07/15/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Threatens to Arrest Democrats Who Fled State: A Closer Look

Source: Google News

07/05/2021

Matthew McConaughey Neck-and-Neck With Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in New Poll

Gov. Greg Abbott has reportedly caught up to Matthew McConaughey in a poll for the Texas governor race after falling behind the actor in the spring. In next ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

07/05/2021

Former Rep. Allen West launches GOP primary challenge against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Saying that he can no longer “sit on the sidelines,” Allen West on Sunday announced a run for Texas governor, launching a primary challenge against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Source: Fox News

06/16/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praises power grid as ERCOT urges conservation

A number of power plants were inexplicably offline at the same time that Texas was experiencing record June demand for electricity. ERCOT officials are still working to determine why.

Source: The Texas Tribune

05/31/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vows to defund state Legislature after voting restrictions bill fails, threatening salaries

"No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities," Abbott tweeted Monday.

Source: The Texas Tribune

04/07/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls on Biden administration to close facility housing migrant children in San Antonio after reports of abuse, understaffing

Gov. Greg Abbott called on the federal government to close a facility housing migrant children at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio after complaints of abuse and understaffing were received this morning.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

03/02/2021

Tarrant County ends its mask mandate after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says statewide order will end next week

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said he is removing the county’s mask mandate after Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement Tuesday that the statewide order...

Source: The Dallas Morning News

06/25/2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has paused the state's reopening as coronavirus cases spike - Business Insider

Businesses that have already reopened will be allowed to operate with limited occupancy, the governor announced on Thursday.

Source: Business Insider

06/09/2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pays respects at George Floyd visitation in Houston

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott paid his respects with hundreds of people mourning the death of George Floyd at a church in Houston, where Floyd grew up.

Source: Fox News