An Update from Trent Ashby

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Governor Abbott, In March of this year, you wisely waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Your thoughtful decision to alleviate the burden of standardized tests...

Temporary Waiver of Vehicle Title and Registration Requirements Remains in Effect

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Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary waiver announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, remains in effect. The Texas Department...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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Over 240 years ago, our forefathers put ink to parchment in order to draft what would become one of the most prolific living documents in the history of the world – the Declaration of...

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with...

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $182 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of July as...

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $9 Million for Nursing Facility Infection Control Projects to Prevent...

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Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced $9 million in federal funding for nursing facilities to implement infection control projects to protect residents and staff from the...

Governor Abbott Issues Proclamation To Expand Hospital Capacity In Four Additional Texas Counties

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation suspending elective surgeries at hospitals in Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, and Webb counties to help ensure hospital bed availability for COVID-19 patients in these communities. This proclamation amends...

Governor Abbott, HHSC Extend Deadline For Pandemic Food Benefits For Families Affected By COVID-19...

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is extending the application deadline for the federal Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer program (P-EBT) to July 31. Extending the deadline will help...

Governor Abbott Secures Extension Of Federally-Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites In Texas

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the federal government has granted his request to extend operations of Community Based Testing Sites across Texas. The federal government will maintain support for the program while...

Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

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Limits Certain Businesses And Services With Link To Infections AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of...