The lawsuit filed Wednesday escalates the backlash Abbott is facing from his own party over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed the lives of nearly 15,000 people in Texas.
Abbott says the state has the appropriate assets in place to respond and assist communities with potential flooding and heavy rainfall.
Under Gov. Abbott’s new order, several businesses are now allowed to reopen at 75% capacity including restaurants, retail stores, and gyms, but not bars.
The plan according to Gov. Abbott is not about stamping out COVID-19 but about learning how to manage life with it.
The Texas Democratic Party says the governor's proposal to defund cities that defund police "essentially defunds police" in its own way.
Debate over defunding police departments continues at the city and state level and today Texas Governor Greg Abbott has joined other state leaders in signing a pledge against defunding police departments in Texas.
Two outdoor billboards have been placed on I-35 by TMPA condemning the Austin City Council's actions to defund APD.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has extended his statewide disaster declaration in response to COVID-19.
This is the governor's most recent plan to fight back against Austin City Council's decision to cut millions from the police budget.
Abbott wrote on Twitter that the proposal for the state to take over APD is one strategy he is looking at after Austin City Council voted to defund APD.
Infamous Brewing Company says they would like to see Abbott independently categorize breweries, taprooms, wineries, distilleries, bars and restaurants and stop using food as criteria.
On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott today traveled to Southeast Texas to survey the damage from Hurricane Laura and meet with local officials.
Check this list of voluntary and mandatory evacuation orders in southeast Texas counties and cities, and which ones have now been lifted.
Gov. Abbott says rescue teams are staged to quickly respond to calls for help, but there will be a gap in emergency response.
All tolls on Houston-area toll roads will be waived to help those evacuating ahead of Hurricane Laura's landfall.
Laura, now a hurricane, is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane.
Gov. Abbott has added 36 more counties to his state disaster declaration, including Travis County.
Many people fleeing the Texas coast will head to North Texas as Hurricane Laura heads toward land.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called for the firing of a Wylie ISD teacher who assigned a lesson to students that featured a cartoon that appeared to compare police with the KKK and slave owners.
The governor also has announced that FEMA and President Trump have granted a Federal Emergency Declaration request for public assistance.