Governor Abbott Adds Additional Counties To Border Security Proclamation

Governor Abbott Adds Additional Counties To Border Security Proclamation

Governor Abbott Adds Additional Counties To Border Security Proclamation

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME: 

WHEREAS, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on May 31, 2021, certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the surge of individuals unlawfully crossing the Texas-Mexico border posed an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster for a number of Texas counties and for all state agencies affected by this disaster; and

WHEREAS, I amended the aforementioned proclamation on June 25, 2021, including to modify the list of affected counties and therefore declare a state of disaster for Brewster, Brooks, Crockett, Culberson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Goliad, Gonzales, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Hogg, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zapata counties, and for all state agencies affected by this disaster; and

WHEREAS, on June 30, 2021, I renewed that disaster proclamation, as amended, and also declared a state of disaster for Colorado, Crane, Galveston, Kenedy, Mason, Medina, and Throckmorton counties based on the same certified conditions; and

WHEREAS, the certified conditions continue to exist and pose an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster as set forth in the prior proclamations; and

WHEREAS, communications with county officials have confirmed that the certified conditions now also pose an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster in Bee, Jackson, Schleicher, Sutton, Webb, and Zavala counties;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby amend the Proclamation of June 30, 2021, to modify the list of affected counties and therefore also declare a state of disaster for Bee, Jackson, Schleicher, Sutton, Webb, and Zavala counties.  The Proclamation of June 30, 2021, remains in full force and effect in all respects other than the addition of these affected counties.  All orders, directions, suspensions, and authorizations provided in the Proclamation of May 31, 2021, as amended on June 25, 2021, and as renewed on June 30, 2021, are in full force and effect.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 15th day of July, 2021.  

Governor Greg Abbott


Source: Governors Office