Tag Archives: Greg Abbott

Fox: Texans Are “Rushing To Purchase Generators”

Fox News reports: Texans scared of summer power outages are rushing to purchase generators. According to a report from Fox 7, local hardware shops and manufacturers alike are seeing an exponential increase in demand for the machines. The Houston Chronicle reported earlier this week that electricians say there is a backlog of customers waiting to have them installed. This comes …

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TX To Provide $250M “Down Payment” On Border Wall

Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday began announcing details of his plan for Texas to build its own border wall, starting the hiring process for a program manager and providing $250 million in state funds as a “down payment.” “Texas will build a border wall in our state to help secure our border,” Abbott said. The …

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Texas Gov Signs Permitless Open Carry Bill Into Law

The Texas Tribune reports: Texans can carry handguns without a license or training starting Sept. 1, after Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed the permitless carry bill into law. House Bill 1927 eliminates the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. The signing …

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LIVE VIDEO: Texas Gov Unveils Plan For Border Wall

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to deliver remarks at 3 p.m. Central at the state Capitol detailing his plans to build a border wall. Last week, Abbott hinted during a self-styled border summit in Del Rio that he would create a border barrier to stem the flow of immigrants and illegal drugs into the state, but …

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Texans Begged Once Again To Conserve Energy [VIDEO]

Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Texans are being asked to conserve power yet again, as the state works to prevent rolling blackouts. The request comes due to a significant number of forced generation outages combined with the potential for record electric use this month. ERCOT is asking everyone to set their thermostat to 78 degrees when at home, and higher …

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Texas Governor To Launch Crowdfund For Border Wall

The Texas Tribune reports: When Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week that Texas would build its own border wall, one of the immediate questions was who would pay for it. Abbott has not fully detailed the plan yet, but he said in a podcast interview released Tuesday that the state will be soliciting donations from across the country to help …

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Texas Gov: I’m Going To Build My Own Border Wall

Dallas’s CBS News affiliate reports: During a summit on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott said he will announce plans next week for Texas to begin building a wall along the southern border. “I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas,” Abbott said. Details such as costs …

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TX Gov Signs Bills Mandating Winterizing Power Grid

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday two bills meant to improve the state’s main power grid and change the governance of the agency that operates it. Calls for sweeping changes to Texas’ power infrastructure have amplified since February, when a catastrophic winter storm left more than 4.8 million homes and businesses without power for days. …

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Texas Gov Signs Bill Banning Businesses From Requiring Vax Proof, Penalties Include Loss Of Operating License

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas businesses that require customers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will be denied state contracts and could lose their licenses or operating permits under legislation Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Monday. “Texas is open 100%, and we want to make sure you have the freedom to go where you want without limits,” Abbott said before …

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TX Gov Yanks Child Care Licenses From Migrant Centers

Dallas’s NBC News affiliate reports: Escalating his showdown with President Joe Biden, Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday ordered state child-care regulators to yank licenses from facilities that house minors who crossed the state’s southern border without papers and were detained. Currently, 52 state-licensed general residential operations and child placing agencies in Texas have contracts with the federal Office of Refugee …

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TX Gov Vows To Defund Legislature Over Dem Walkout

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday he would veto the section of the state budget that funds the Legislature hours after a Democratic walkout killed his priority elections bill. “No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities,” Abbott said in a tweet. “Stay tuned.” Late Sunday night, enough Democrats left the House to break a quorum and …

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Docs Show Texas Gov Knew Of Natural Gas Shortage Before Blackout, Went On Fox To Blame Wind Anyway

Ars Technica reports: Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office knew of looming natural gas shortages on February 10, days before a deep freeze plunged much of the state into blackouts, according to documents obtained by E&E News and reviewed by Ars. Abbott’s office first learned of the likely shortfall in a phone call from then-chair of the Public Utility Commission of …

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Texas Governor Signs Ban On Virtually All Abortions

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott signed into a law Wednesday a measure that would prohibit in Texas abortions as early as six weeks — before some women know they are pregnant — and open the door for almost any private citizen to sue abortion providers and others. The signing of the bill opens a new frontier in the …

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TX Gov Bans Schools And Cities From Requiring Masks

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that public schools can no longer require masks on their campuses starting June 5. The decision was part of a new executive order that bans governmental entities in Texas — like cities and counties — from mandating masks in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Starting Friday, any government entity that …

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McConaughey Shores Up Support For TX Gov Bid

Politico reports: Matthew McConaughey has publicly said a run for Texas governor in 2022 is a “true consideration.” But the Academy Award-winning actor’s interest goes a step further than musings in interviews. McConaughey has been quietly making calls to influential people in Texas political circles, including a deep-pocketed moderate Republican and energy CEO, to take their temperature on the race …

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Texas Gov Spreads Lie That Biden Will Ban Burgers

The Washington Post reports: This past weekend, a cadre of Republican critics raised the alarm that President Biden would take hamburgers and steaks off the menu as part of his new plan to combat climate change. But Biden’s plan doesn’t include any call to limit meat-eating. Instead, conservative ire was sparked by a Daily Mail article that baselessly speculated about …

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McConaughey +12 Over Abbott In Texas Gov Poll

The Dallas Morning News reports: Matthew McConaughey commands more support to be Texas’ next governor than incumbent Greg Abbott, according to a poll released Sunday by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler. If he were to take the plunge and run for governor, the poll found, 45% of Texas registered voters would vote for McConaughey, …

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Texas Governor Signs Order Banning Vaccine Passports

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday banned state agencies, political subdivisions or organizations receiving public funds from creating “vaccine passports” or otherwise requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to receive services. “Texans are returning to normal life as more people get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. But as I’ve said all along, these vaccines …

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TX Gov Courts “Un-American” FB To Build Data Center

The Texas Tribune reports: Last month, Gov. Greg Abbott blasted the actions of Facebook as “un-American [and] un-Texan,” accusing it and other social media giants of spearheading a “dangerous movement to silence conservative voices.” At the same time, his office was working quietly with the company with the hope that it will soon build a second data center in the …

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TX Gov Refuses To Throw First Pitch For “Partisan” MLB

USA Today reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that he would not be participating in the first pitch ceremony during the Texas Rangers’ home opener at Globe Life Field because of the MLB’s decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta over recent voting legislation that passed in Georgia. Abbott made the announcement in an open letter to Neil …

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