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Date Title
07/30/2020 Certifying that threats and incidents of violence constitute and continue to pose an imminent threat of disaster; renewing disaster declaration for all counties in Texas
07/27/2020 Suspending Section 85.001(a) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require that, for any election ordered or authorized to occur on November 3, 2020, early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020; suspending Section 86.006(a-1) of the Texas Election Code, for any election ordered or authorized to occur on November 3, 2020, to the extent necessary to allow a voter to deliver a marked mail ballot in person to the early voting clerk's office prior to and including election day (coronavirus/COVID-19)
07/25/2020 Certifying that the severe weather from Hurricane Hanna which began on July 25, 2020, threatens widespread flooding, storm surge, and hurricane force winds which risks severe property damage, and loss of life in Aransas, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, Matagorda, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Victoria, Webb, Wharton. Willacy, and Zapata counties; declaring a state of disaster
07/21/2020 Certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Andrews, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Floyd, Gaines, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchinson, Lamb, Motley, Oldham, Ochiltree, Parmer, Randall, Roberts, Swisher, Terry, Wheeler, and Yoakum counties, and declaring a state of disaster
07/13/2020 Certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Floyd, Gaines, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchinson, Lamb, Motley, Oldham, Ochiltree, Parmer, Randall, Roberts, Swisher, Terry, and Yoakum counties, and declaring a state of disaster
07/10/2020 Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas
07/10/2020 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
07/09/2020 Amending Executive Order GA-27 relating to increased hospital capacity in Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
07/02/2020 Amending Executive Order GA-28 relating to mass gatherings in Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
06/30/2020 Amending Executive Order GA-27 relating to increased hospital capacity in Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
06/30/2020 Certifying that threats and incidents of violence constitute and continue to pose an imminent threat of disaster; renewing disaster declaration for all counties in Texas
06/23/2020 Amending Executive Order GA-26 relating to the expanded opening of Texas during the disaster posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
06/11/2020 Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas
06/11/2020 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
05/31/2020 Certifying that threats and incidents of violence constitute and pose an imminent threat of disaster; declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas
05/26/2020 Expanding the enumerated list of covered services in Executive Order GA-23 (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/22/2020 Expanding the enumerated list of covered services in Executive Order GA-23 (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/12/2020 Renewing the declaration stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas
05/12/2020 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
05/11/2020 Suspending Sections 85.001(a) and 85.001(b) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require that, for any election ordered or authorized to occur on July 14, 2020, early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, June 29, 2020; amending the proclamations issued on April 2, April 6, April 8, and May 8, 2020, authorizing emergency special elections, and the proclamation issued on March 16, 2020, ordering a special election to fill the vacancy in Texas State Senate District No. 14, so as to require that for each of these elections to be held on July 14, 2020, early voting by personal appearance shall begin on Monday, June 29, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19)
05/08/2020 Allowing the Midland County Hospital District to order a special election to occur on July 14, 2020, as an emergency election
05/01/2020 Proclaiming May 3-9, 2020, to be Hurricane Preparedness Week
04/29/2020 Certifying that the severe weather and tornadoes that occurred on April 22, 2020, caused widespread and severe property damage and loss of life in Jasper, Lamar, Newton, Polk, Red River, and San Jacinto counties and declaring an emergency; declaring a state of disaster
04/12/2020 Renewing the declaration of March 13, 2020, stating that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in Texas
04/12/2020 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
04/08/2020 Allowing the City of Sundown to order a special election on July 14, 2020, as an emergency election (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/06/2020 Allowing the Crowley Crime Control and Prevention District to order a special election on July 14, 2020, as an emergency election (coronavirus/COVID-19)
04/02/2020 Allowing the Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District to order a special election on July 14, 2020, as an emergency election (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/29/2020 Adding states and cities to the list set forth in Executive Order GA-11 for a mandatory self-quarantine of 14 days effective at noon on March 30, 2020, for air travelers flying to Texas from areas experiencing substantial community spread of COVID-19 to include the states of California, Louisiana, and Washington and the cities of Atlanta, Georgia: Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; and Miami. Florida (coronavirus)
03/20/2020 Suspending Section 41.007(b) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to postpone the runoff primary election date until Tuesday, July 14, 2020; suspending Section 41.007(d) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to allow for the runoff primary election to be held on the same date as the special election for Texas State Senate District No. 14, which has already been ordered for Tuesday, July 14, 2020; suspending Section 41.008 of the Texas Election Code to the extent it would preclude holding the runoff primary election on July 14, 2020 (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/18/2020 Suspending Sections 41.0052(a) and (b) of the Texas Election Code and Section 49.103 of the Texas Water Code to the extent necessary to allow political subdivisions that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to move their general and special elections for 2020 only to the next uniform election date, occurring on November 3, 2020, without otherwise adjusting the term of office; further suspending Sections 31.093 and 42.0621(c) of the Texas Election Code to the extent necessary to require all county election officers, if requested by an affected political subdivision, to enter into a contract to furnish election services with any political subdivision who postponed their election to November 3, 2020, under the authority of this proclamation (coronavirus/COVID-19)
03/13/2020 Certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas (coronavirus)
03/13/2020 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
03/02/2020 Declaring a state of disaster in Atascosa, Bee, Burleson, Caldwell, Colorado, DeWitt, Dimmit, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Karnes, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Maverick, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Wharton, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to exceptional drought conditions and threat of wildfire
02/25/2020 Proclaiming March 2, 2020, to be Texas Independence Day
02/13/2020 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
01/31/2020 Declaring a state of disaster in Anderson, Bell, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Cherokee, Dimmit, Freestone, Henderson, Jackson, Karnes, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, Navarro, Real, Smith, Uvalde, Val Verde, Williamson, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to exceptional drought conditions and threat of wildfire
01/24/2020 Proclaiming February 2020 to be African-American History Month
01/14/2020 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
01/14/2020 Granting Robbie Ann Hamilton a series of full pardons and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her convictions of offenses in Collin County, Dallas County, and Wise County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2020-0001)
01/03/2020 Declaring a state of disaster in Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Karnes, Kendall, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Williamson, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to exceptional drought conditions and threat of wildfire
01/03/2020 Proclaiming January 2020 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month
12/23/2019 Granting Anita Elizabeth Soto a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. MA0128313-M, in Dallas County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0006)
12/23/2019 Granting Tyra Deanna Hodge, formerly known as Tyra Deanna Wilson, a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 9542505, in Harris County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0007)
12/23/2019 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
12/23/2019 Granting Simone Lauren Blair, formerly known as Simon Lauren Waters, a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. F-10-45029-X, in Dallas County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0001)
12/23/2019 Granting Jeffrey Leighton Maddox a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 96-561-K368, in Williamson County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0002)
12/23/2019 Granting Todd Robert Jarzynkowski a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 2004-535-C, in McLennan County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0003)
12/23/2019 Granting Matthew Thomas Lours Donohew a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 9434, in Parmer County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0004)
12/23/2019 Granting Paul Alexander Fry a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 1345234, in Harris County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2019-0005)
12/12/2019 Declaring a state of disaster in Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Concho, Karnes, Kendall, Kinney, Llano, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to exceptional drought conditions and threat of wildfire
11/27/2019 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
11/08/2019 Declaring a state of disaster in Bandera, Blanco, Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Crockett, Dimmit, Eastland, Edwards, Fisher, Frio, Glasscock, Haskell, Hays, Irion, Jim Hogg, Jones, Karnes, Kendall, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Nolan, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Real, Runnels, San Patricio, Schleicher, Shackelford, Starr, Stephens, Sterling, Taylor, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Wilson, Young, Zapata, and Zavala counties due to exceptional drought conditions and threat of wildfire
10/28/2019 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
10/21/2019 Declaring a state of disaster in Cass, Cameron, Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Erath, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Panola, Rains, Rockwall, Rusk, Tarrant, Van Zandt, and Wood counties due to the severe weather event that began October 20, 2019 (Dallas tornadoes)
09/28/2019 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
09/19/2019 Declaring a state of disaster in Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, and San Jacinto counties due to the severe weather and flooding event that began on September 17, 2019 (Tropical Storm Imelda)
08/30/2019 Declaring a state of disaster in Briscoe, Brooks, Castro, Nueces, Jim Wells, San Patricio, Wilbarger, and Wichita counties due to exceptional drought conditions
08/23/2019 Declaring a state of disaster in Duval, Hall, Jim Hogg, Randall, Swisher, Webb, and Zapata counties due to exceptional drought conditions
06/27/2019 Declaring a state of disaster in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties due to the severe weather event that began on June 24, 2019
06/10/2019 Declaring a limited purpose disaster due to widespread damage to the electrical infrastructure in North Texas (waiver of weight, size, and registration requirements for commercial vehicles)
06/06/2019 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
05/07/2019 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
05/03/2019 Proclaiming May 5-11, 2019, to be Hurricane Preparedness Week
04/17/2019 Declaring a state of disaster in Cherokee, Freestone, Houston, Leon, Madison, Nacogdoches, Robertson, San Augustine, and Shelby counties, due to the severe weather event that began on April 12, 2019
04/12/2019 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
03/15/2019 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
02/14/2019 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
01/31/2019 Proclaiming February 2019 to be African-American History Month
01/22/2019 Proclaiming January 22, 2019, to be Sanctity of Human Life Day
01/18/2019 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
01/03/2019 Proclaiming January 2019 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month
12/21/2018 Granting Reginald Charles Decuire a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 103859, in Jefferson County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0004)
12/21/2018 Granting Joseph Clinton Blackwell a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 0640388, in Tarrant County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0005)
12/21/2018 Granting Ruth Anne Griffith a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 2013-1013, in Harrison County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0006)
12/21/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
12/21/2018 Granting Javier Rojas, Jr. a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 970D00333-41I, in El Paso County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0001)
12/21/2018 Granting Raymond Eldon Lindholm a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of his conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. 7555, in Morris County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0002)
12/21/2018 Granting Pamela Hawon Wren a full pardon and restoration of full civil rights of citizenship that may have heretofore been lost as a result of her conviction of the offense above set out in a court in Cause No. CR-94-03884-B, in Denton County, Texas (Proclamation No. 2018-0003)
12/04/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
11/04/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
10/30/2018 Declaring a state of disaster in Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Chambers, Coleman, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Edwards, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Fayette, Fort Bend, Frio, Galveston, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Harris, Haskell, Hays, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Jones, Karnes, Kenedy, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, Lampasas, La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Live Oak, Llano, Madison, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Mills, Montgomery, Nolan, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Real, Refugio, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Shackelford, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Sutton, Tarrant, Taylor, Throckmorton, Travis, Trinity, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, due to the the severe weather and flooding event that began on September 10, 2018 (111 counties)
10/19/2018 Amending the disaster proclamation of October 16, 2018, certifying a severe weather and flooding event that began on October 7, 2018, declaring a state of disaster in Bandera, Baylor, Blanco, Brown, Callahan, Cameron, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Edwards, Erath, Gillespie, Hamilton, Haskell, Hidalgo, Jones, Kendall, Kinney, Lampasas, Liberty, Madison, Mills, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Parker, San Jacinto, San Saba, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton, Uvalde, Walker, Willacy, and Zavala counties
10/16/2018 Declaring a state of disaster in Bastrop, Burnet, Colorado, Fayette, Hood, Jim Wells, Kerr, Kimble, La Salle, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, McMullen, Nueces, Real, San Patricio, Travis, and Williamson counties, due to the severe weather and prolonged flooding event that began on October 7, 2018
10/05/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
09/28/2018 Declaring a state of disaster in Ellis, Sutton, and Tarrant counties, due to the severe weather and flooding event that began on September 21, 2018
09/14/2018 Certifying that the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico that began on September 7, 2018, and that continues toward the Texas coast, poses a threat of imminent disaster, including widespread and severe property damage, and loss of life in Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brooks, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Dimmitt, Duval, Edwards, Fayette, Fort Bend, Frio, Galveston, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kenedy, Kerr, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Live Oak, Llano, Madison, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Montgomery, Nueces, Polk, Real, Refugio, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Trinity, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata, and Zavala counties, and declaring a state of disaster in the previously listed counties
09/06/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
08/07/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
07/08/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
07/03/2018 Amending the disaster proclamation of June 21, 2018, certifying a severe weather and flooding event, and declaring a disaster in Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, and Starr counties (Acting Governor Dan Patrick)
06/21/2018 Declaring a state of disaster in Aransas, Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, San Patricio, and Willacy counties, due to the severe weather and flooding event that began on June 19, 2018
06/08/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
05/11/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
04/27/2018 Proclaiming May 15 and May 13-19, 2018, respectively, to be Peace Officers Memorial Day and Week
04/24/2018 Ordering an emergency special election to be held in Congressional District 27 on Saturday, June 30, 2018, for the purpose of electing a U.S. Representative for Congressional District 27 to serve out the unexpired term of Blake Farenthold
04/19/2018 Declaring a state of disaster in additional counties due to exceptional drought conditions
04/13/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
04/13/2018 Declaring a state of disaster in specified counties due to exceptional drought conditions
03/16/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
02/22/2018 Governor Abbott commutes death sentence of Thomas Bartlett Whitaker; Proclamation granting unto Thomas Bartlett Whitaker a commutation of sentence to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole for the offense above set out in cause no. 42969, 400th Judicial District Court, Fort Bend County, Texas (executive clemency)
02/16/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
02/14/2018 Proclaiming March 2018 to be Women's History Month
02/02/2018 Proclaiming February 2, 2018, to be Texas Military Heroes Day
01/26/2018 Proclaiming February 2018 to be African-American History Month
01/22/2018 Proclaiming January 22, 2018, to be Sanctity of Human Life Day
01/17/2018 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
01/05/2018 Proclaiming January 2018 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month
12/18/2017 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
11/30/2017 Granting permission for the City of Alice to order, in accordance with the city charter and other applicable law, a special election on January 20, 2018, for the purpose of electing two city council members
11/19/2017 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
11/08/2017 Proclaiming November 12, 2017, to be a Day of Prayer (Sutherland Springs church shooting)
11/02/2017 Proclaiming November 3, 2017, to be Houston Astros Day
10/20/2017 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
10/16/2017 Suspending the following laws and regulations relating to vehicle registration and inspection: Sections 502.040, 502.473, and 548.605 of the Texas Transportation Code; and Title 43, Sections 217.25 and 217.28 of the Texas Administrative Code, in certain counties (Hurricane Harvey)
10/04/2017 Granting the request by the City of Silsbee to suspend the deadline prescribed by Texas law for the City of Silsbee to adopt its ad valorem tax rate and budget until October 29, 2017 (Hurricane Harvey)
09/21/2017 Amending proclamations of August 25 and September 6, 2017, suspending all laws authorizing or requiring the collection of state or local hotel or motel occupancy taxes from the victims of Hurricane Harvey or personnel participating in relief operations, for a period of 30 days, beginning September 23, 2017, and ending October 23, 2017
09/20/2017 Renewing the disaster proclamation for 60 counties due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey
09/19/2017 Suspending certain requirements for commercial vehicles traveling in or through the state of Texas to provide disaster assistance to those states directly affected by Hurricane Irma (trucking regulations)
09/14/2017 Granting the City of Corpus Christi’s request to suspend the deadline prescribed by Texas law for the City of Corpus Christi to adopt its ad valorem tax rate and budget until October 27, 2017 (Hurricane Harvey)
09/14/2017 Amending the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, for Hurricane Harvey and declaring a disaster in Milam and San Augustine counties
09/12/2017 Proclaiming September 12, 2017, to be Hand in Hand Day (Hurricane Harvey relief)
09/07/2017 Establishing the Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas following the disaster created by Hurricane Harvey, appointing John Sharp as Commissioner
09/06/2017 Amending proclamation of August 25, 2017, suspending all laws authorizing or requiring the collection of state or local hotel or motel occupancy taxes from the victims of Hurricane Harvey or personnel participating in relief operations, for a period of 30 days, beginning August 23, 2017, and ending September 22, 2017
09/01/2017 Proclaiming price gouging is unlawful throughout Texas and that violations of subsection 17.46(b)(27) of the Texas Business and Commerce Code may be investigated and prosecuted by the attorney general anywhere throughout the state (Hurricane Harvey)
08/31/2017 Proclaiming Sunday, September 3, 2017, as a Day of Prayer (Hurricane Harvey)
08/29/2017 Suspending Section 26.007(b) of the Texas Education Code and Section 551.125(d) of the Texas Government Code for the limited purpose of allowing the board of trustees of Port Aransas Independent School District to hold a telephonic meeting, relating to the disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey
08/28/2017 Amending the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, for Hurricane Harvey and declaring a disaster in these additional counties: Angelina, Orange, Sabine, and Trinity
08/28/2017 Authorizing temporary utility connections, allowing public utilities to enter and use private property as necessary for the limited purpose of connecting power lines and reconstructing the electric utility grid, relating to the disaster caused by Hurricane Harvey
08/27/2017 Amending the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, for Hurricane Harvey and declaring a disaster in these additional counties: Bastrop, Burleson, Polk, and San Jacinto
08/26/2017 Amending the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, for Hurricane Harvey and declaring a disaster in these additional counties: Atascosa, Bexar, Brazos, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jasper, Kerr, Lee, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Newton, Tyler, Walker, Washington, and Willacy
08/25/2017 Suspending all laws authorizing or requiring the collection of state or local hotel or motel occupancy taxes from the victims of Hurricane Harvey or personnel participating in relief operations, for a period of 14 days, beginning August 23, 2017, and ending September 6, 2017
08/23/2017 Certifying that Tropical Depression Harvey poses a threat of imminent disaster, including severe flooding, storm surge and damaging winds, in the counties of Aransas, Austin, Bee, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Brazoria, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton, and Wilson, beginning August 23, 2017, and declaring a state of disaster in the previously listed counties
05/04/2017 Proclaiming May 8-12, 2017, to be Teacher Appreciation Week
05/01/2017 Declaring a state of disaster in Henderson, Rains, and Van Zandt counties, due to severe thunderstorms causing tornadoes that began on April 29, 2017
03/11/2017 Declaring a state of disaster in Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts, and Wheeler counties, due to wildfires that began on March 6, 2017
03/01/2017 Proclaiming March 2017 to be Women's History Month
02/02/2017 Proclaiming February 2 to be Texas Military Heroes Day
01/10/2017 Proclaiming January 2017 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month
09/26/2016 Declaring a state of disaster in Atascosa and Wilson counties, due to severe weather and flash flooding event August 20-21, 2016
09/20/2016 Proclaiming October 2016 to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month
09/20/2016 Proclaiming October 4, 2016, to be National Night Out
08/19/2016 Ordering a general election to be held throughout the State of Texas on the first Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, 2016, being the 8th day of November, 2016
06/08/2016 Amending proclamation of June 1, 2016, and declaring a disaster in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Callahan, Clay, Coleman, Colorado, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Falls, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Hidalgo, Hood, Houston, Jasper, Kleberg, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Lubbock, Madison, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Somervell, Stephens, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on May 26, 2016
06/01/2016 Declaring a state of disaster in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Coleman, Colorado, Erath, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, Kleberg, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Lubbock, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on May 26, 2016
04/29/2016 Proclaiming that the State of Texas shall give full faith and credit to a valid license to carry a handgun issued by the State of Illinois as long as Illinois permit holders comply with all laws, rules, and regulations of the State of Texas governing the carrying of handguns, including age restrictions and types of weapons permitted
04/22/2016 Amending the disaster proclamation of April 18, 2016, and declaring a state of disaster in Austin, Bastrop, Bosque, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Milam, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, Parker, San Jacinto, Waller, and Wharton counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on April 17, 2016
04/18/2016 Declaring a state of disaster in Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller, and Wharton counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on April 17, 2016
03/16/2016 Amending proclamation of March 7, 2016, and declaring a state of disaster in Angelina, Erath, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Tyler, and Walker counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on March 7, 2016
03/14/2016 Declaring a state of disaster in Angelina, Erath, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Sabine, San Augustine, and Tyler counties, due to severe weather and flooding event that began on March 7, 2016
03/07/2016 Proclaiming March 2016 to be Women Veterans Month
02/29/2016 Proclaiming March 2016 to be Women's History Month
02/02/2016 Proclaiming February 2 to be Texas Military Heroes Day
01/27/2016 Proclaiming February 2016 to be African-American History Month
01/26/2016 Declaring a state of disaster in Bailey, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collin, Dallas, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Ellis, Franklin, Hall, Hardeman, Harrison, Henderson, Hockley, Hopkins, Kaufman, Kent, King, Lamb, Liberty, Lubbock, Navarro, Parmer, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Terry, Titus, Van Zandt and Wichita counties, due to severe winter weather and tornadic events that began on December 26, 2015
01/26/2016 Declaring a state of disaster in Cameron County, due to severe weather, tornado and flooding event that occurred between October 22, 2015, and October 31, 2015
01/08/2016 Proclaiming January 2016 to be Human Trafficking Prevention Month
12/31/2015 Declaring a state of disaster in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Rockwall, and Wichita Counties, due to severe winter weather and tornado event that began on December 26, 2015 (adding Wichita County)
12/27/2015 Declaring a state of disaster in Collin, Dallas, Ellis and Rockwall Counties, due to severe winter weather and tornado event that began on December 26, 2015
11/20/2015 Declaring a state of disaster in Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy, and Wilson Counties, due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event that occurred between October 22, 2015, and October 31, 2015
10/15/2015 Declaring a state of disaster in Bastrop County due to wildfires that started on October 13, 2015
09/23/2015 Proclaiming October 2015 to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month
07/30/2015 Amending a previous series of proclamations from May certifying that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has now caused a disaster in 122 Texas counties
06/22/2015 Amending disaster proclamations of May 11, May 15, May 25, May 26, May 29, June 3, and June 18, 2015, declaring a disaster in 110 Texas counties due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event
06/18/2015 Amending disaster proclamations of May 11, May 15, May 25, May 26, May 29, and June 3, 2015, declaring a disaster in 104 Texas counties due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event
06/03/2015 Amending disaster proclamations of May 11, May 15, May 25, May 26, and May 29, 2015, declaring a disaster in 94 Texas counties due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event
05/29/2015 Amending disaster proclamations of May 11, May 15, May 25, and May 26, 2015, declaring a disaster in 70 Texas counties due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event
05/26/2015 Amending disaster proclamations of May 11, May 15, and May 25, 2015, declaring a disaster in Archer, Bastrop, Blanco, Bosque, Bowie, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Collin, Comal, Cooke, Denton, Dewitt, Eastland, Fannin, Gaines, Garza, Grayson, Grimes, Guadalupe, Harris, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Houston, Jasper, Johnson, Kendall, Montague, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Parker, Red River, San Jacinto, Smith, Van Zandt, Walker, Wichita, Williamson, Wilson, Wise, and Zavala counties, due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event
05/25/2015 Amending disaster proclamation of May 11, 2015, declaring a disaster in Archer, Bastrop, Bosque, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Dewitt, Eastland, Fannin, Gaines, Grayson, Grimes, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hood, Houston, Jasper, Johnson, Kendall, Montague, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Parker, Red River, San Jacinto, Smith, Van Zandt, Walker, Wichita, Wilson, and Wise counties, due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event
05/18/2015 Proclaiming June 15-21, 2015, to be Pollinator Week
05/15/2015 Amending disaster proclamation of May 11, 2015 to include Cooke, Grimes, Hood, Navarro, Smith, and Wise counties, declaring a state of disaster in Bosque, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Grimes, Hood, Montague, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt, and Wise counties, due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015
05/15/2015 Proclaiming May 2015 to be Mental Health Month
05/11/2015 Declaring a state of disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague, and Van Zandt counties, due to severe weather, tornado, and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015
05/08/2015 Renewing the Emergency Disaster Proclamation of March 9, 2015, certifying that exceptional drought conditions posed a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties in Texas
04/28/2015 Proclaiming that the State of Texas shall recognize valid concealed handgun licenses issued by the State of Ohio on or after March 23, 2015, as long as Ohio licensees comply with all laws, rules, and regulations of the State of Texas governing the use and carrying of concealed handguns (reciprocity)
04/08/2015 Renewing the Emergency Disaster Proclamation of March 9, 2015, certifying that exceptional drought conditions posed a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties in Texas
03/09/2015 Declaring a state of disaster, certifying that exceptional drought conditions pose a threat of imminent disaster in specified counties in Texas
02/02/2015 Proclaiming February 2, 2015, to be Chris Kyle Day