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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Dear Friends: My staff and I prioritize responding timely and thoroughly to every letter and email we receive, assisting SD 21 residents with state-related issues, monitoring newspapers from throughout the district to remain informed about local issues, and developing legislation requested by my constituents.   COVID-19 has not only complicated this work, but also intensified ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, Political
Monday, May 18, 2020
View the original webpage here.  The Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas will safely and strategically restart and revitalize all aspects of the Lone Star State—work, school, entertainment, and culture.Open Texas ChecklistsNew, In Effect May 31, 2020Day Youth Camp OperatorsDay Youth Camp FamiliesOvernight Youth Camp OperatorsOvernight Youth Camp FamiliesProfessional Sports Without In-Person ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Read the original Press Release here.  Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13 and extended on April 12, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a number of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  "As ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Political
Friday, May 08, 2020
 Dear Friends: My Capitol and district office staff members and I continue to work remotely, with office calls forwarded to cell phones, and to prioritize disseminating timely and useful information. We are doing our best to reach as many persons as possible, including via emails like this and social media, particularly my Facebook page. Some of my updates are gathered below for your ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Political, Press Release
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Read the original Proclamation here. Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order To Expand Openings Of Certain Businesses and Activities WHEREAS, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on March 13, 2020, certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in the State of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Political
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
 Dear Friends:  The Senate Jobs and Reopening the Economy Work Group will make informal recommendations related to the economic difficulties brought on by COVID-19, assess the effectiveness of our response to this crisis, and consider means by which we can re-open Texas safely. As a member of this group, I welcome your ideas. Appointed by Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
 Weekly Newsletter Paycheck Protection Program & Health Care Enhancement Act Many families are out of work or face reduced hours due to the forced shutdown of the business they work for. Congress has been helping by funding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides loans to small business owners who can then pay their employees. As of April 16th, over 134,000 loans were given out to ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Political
Monday, April 27, 2020
Read original Press Release here.  Creates Statewide Contact Tracing Program Issues Special Guidance For Texans Over 65, Nursing Homes Governor Greg Abbott today announced the first phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase I, certain services and activities are allowed to open with limited occupancy, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Political

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