Gov. Greg Abbott

Governor Names Inaugural Members of Texas Semiconductor Innovation Consortium Committee at UTD

by | Mar 20, 2024
The executive committee will govern the work of the consortium and work with industry stakeholders to ensure Texas’ place as a national leader in advanced semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing. "We now lead the nation as the No. 1 state for semiconductor manufacturing," Gov. Abbott said.
Texoma Semiconductor Tech Hub Makes Its Pitch to Taiwanese Tech Investors & Partners
by | Mar 14, 2024
Local Tech Hub consortium members made their pitches remotely Thursday to representatives of more than 100 companies and academia attending the meeting in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. SMU's Suku Nair said the pitch is just one example of how the Tech Hub's impact has "regional, national, and global significance."
Governor Appoints Dallas Executive to Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
by | Jan 10, 2024

A Dallas architecture firm executive is one of five people appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.

Justin Hiles, the COO of VLK Architects in Dallas, was appointed to the board along with Michael A....

Dallas College Receives $1M Job Training Grant From Texas Workforce Commission
by | Dec 7, 2023

A Skills Development Fund (SDF) grant award totaling $1,009,383 to Dallas College by the Texas Workforce Commission in partnership with Mint Dentistry, Kpost Company, Kpost Roofing, On-Target Supplies and Logistics, and The Richards Group was announced Thursday by Gov....


UNT HSC at Fort Worth Launches ‘One Pill Kills’ Anti-Fentanyl Campaign

by | Oct 3, 2023
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that’s considered far more addictive than heroin, is now the leading cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 49. Experts say that Fentanyl can be fatal even if just a tiny amount—so small it could fit on a pencil eraser—is ingested.
Fort Worth Film Leader Appointed to Governor’s Commission for Women
by | Sep 15, 2023

Angelique De Luca of Fort Worth has been appointed to the Governor’s Commission for Women for a term set to expire on December 31.

De Luca is the founder and CEO of Four Falling Stars Productions....

Governor Appoints Retired BNSF Exec to Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission
by | Aug 4, 2023

A retired BNSF executive has been appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission.

Fort Worth resident Roger Nober’s term is set to expire on Feb. 1, 2027.

Nober is a retired executive vice president of BNSF Railway and is a principal at Salten Point Consulting....


Texas School Districts, Open Enrollment Charter Schools Get Waiver to Continue Virtual Instruction

by | Jun 26, 2023

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath has been directed by Gov. Greg Abbott to waive specific requirements for school districts or open-enrollment charter schools to continue offering virtual instruction options for students in grades 3 through 12 via the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) for the next two school years....

Texas Adopts ‘Outcome-Centered’ Community College Funding Plan with $2.2B Over Next Two Years
by | Jun 12, 2023
Texas is reforming its community college finance system to align policy and funding incentives with "the rapidly changing needs of the workforce," the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board said. The newly passed bill positions Texas as "a national leader in linking funding for community colleges to measurable student-centric outcomes," state officials added.
Future SUVs: GM To Invest Over $500M in Arlington Assembly Plant
by | Jun 9, 2023
General Motors said the investment will enable it to strengthen its industry-leading full-size SUV business. Since 2013, GM has announced nearly $2 billion in investments for its Arlington Assembly plant. See why the company is committed to offering internal combustion engine vehicles for years to come—despite its plan to spend $35 billion on electric and autonomous vehicle development by 2025.
Dallas College and Gainwell Technologies have been awarded grants totaling $1,045,269 from the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor to provide advanced training through Dallas College for more than 500 employees at Irving-based Gainwell. Logos pictured.
Dallas College, Gainwell Technologies Receive More Than $1M in Grants for Specialized Training
by | Jun 8, 2023
Dallas College and Irving-based Gainwell Technologies have been awarded grants by the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor to provide specialized training in the healthcare industry. This training encompasses cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and advanced data analytics.

Texas Named ‘Best State for Business’ for Record-Breaking 19th Year in a Row

by | Apr 27, 2023
The streak continues. Texas has been named the Best State for Business by the country's top CEOs in an annual survey conducted by Chief Executive Magazine for a record-breaking 19th year in a row, Governor Greg Abbott announced.
Texas Governor Gives Agencies Deadline to Implement Plan Banning TikTok
by | Feb 6, 2023
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has put state agencies on the clock to implement policies that would prohibit the downloading or use of apps such as TikTok on state-owned devices. Abbott announced the statewide model security plan Monday for Texas state agencies to address vulnerabilities presented by the use of TikTok and other software on personal and state-issued devices. Each state agency will have until February 15 to implement its own policy to enforce this statewide plan. “The security risks associated with the use of TikTok on devices used to conduct the important business of our state must not be underestimated or ignored,” Abbott said.
North Texas Schools Receive $5.5M In Career, Technical Education Grants From TWC
by | Jan 20, 2023

North Texas educational institutions received more than $5.5 million of the more than $54 million in Jobs and Education for Texans grants awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission to public community, state, and technical colleges, school districts, and open enrollment charter schools across the state.

Among the grants awarded were ones to Collin College and seven North Texas area school districts....

Fred Tate was appointed to the Trinity River Authority by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Governor Appoints Colleyville Businessman to Trinity River Authority Board
by | Jan 11, 2023

Colleyville businessman Fred Tate has been appointed to the Trinity River Authority board of directors by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Tate is the founder and managing director of CFO Shield, LLC, a fractional CFO and bookkeeping firm....