Trump scoffed at the idea he could lose the Lone Star State: "The governor calls me from Texas and he says, 'sir, that's not true, you are up a lot," Trump said of Greg Abbott at a rally Monday in Pennsylvania.
The former vice president said he planned to "transition" away from oil should he be elected president on November 3.
On Thursday, a Travis County District Judge issued an injunction blocking the governor from only allowing each county in Texas to have one drop-off location for mail-in ballots.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praised a federal court ruling that upheld his order, even as the court criticized him for "usurping" the authority of the state legislature and "rewriting" Texas election law.
"By forcing absentee voters to risk infection with a deadly disease to return their ballots in person... the October 1 Order imposes a burden," the judge ruled.
The Texas governor is restricting each county to only one ballot box each for the upcoming election, which could discourage Americans from voting.
A letter obtained by the Austin American-Statesman last week revealed seven senior officials in Paxton's office calling for federal law enforcement to "investigate allegations of improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential crimes" committed by their own boss.
"These enhanced security protocols will ensure greater transparency and will help stop attempts at illegal voting," Governor Greg Abbott said about reducing the number of ballot drop-off locations in Texas counties.
Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott's order to extend early voting by less than a week would cause "harm" and has "the ability to impact local, state and national elections," according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Texas GOP and multiple individual Republicans.
Governor Greg Abbott is one of those who has expressed support for the protest billboards put up by the Texas Municipal Police Association.
Texas Governor Abbott urges "all leaders and all Texans" to sign a "Back the Blue" pledge against defunding police departments in the state.
The Wylie Independent School District previously apologized and pulled essay questions following the controversy.
A Texas restaurant chain has hired off-duty police in response to hostile customers who refuse to wear masks.
Austin Council Member Greg Casar said in a Tuesday statement that the city will continue to redistribute the city's police budget despite the governor's threat to freeze the city's property tax.
"Public safety is job one, " said Texas Governor Greg Abbott about the budget cuts, "and Austin has abandoned that duty."
Average daily new cases in Texas rose on a sharper incline from around mid-June to mid-July, before seeing a few dips in recent weeks.
Several Republicans rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion of delaying the 2020 presidential election, with GOP lawmakers noting Americans voted during the Civil War, two World Wars and a previous pandemic.
Forecast now says that by November 1, if mandates are eased further, almost 26,000 people will die from the disease.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday that Texans would have an additional six days to vote early before November's election.
Hurricane Hanna hit the Texas coastal bend Saturday close to where Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017. Harvey was the last hurricane to slam the Lone Star State prior to Hanna.
"Freedom Fest," the label for Saturday's event, is an effort to protest Gov. Greg Abbott's mandate effectively shuttering bars and other establishments because of growing coronavirus cases.
The state's Republican Governor Greg Abbott said the state may shut down for a second time if its situation doesn't improve. Last week, Texas broke its daily records for the highest daily COVID-19 death tolls four times in a seven-day span.
The state's Republican Governor Greg Abbott has reversed the state's reopening plan and made face masks mandatory but expects students to return to schools in August.
Several state health guidelines were reportedly breached at the rally held at a bar in Pasadena.
The refrigerated trucks operate as makeshift morgues amid the rising death rates connected to each state's spike in new COVID-19 infections.
In a Monday statement, a local teachers' union called the governor's for reopening Texas schools "unacceptably vague and hardly adequate."
"It's pretty atrocious that in preparation for returning to school this fall, teachers are writing wills, getting medical power of attorney established, and taking out extra life insurance," one teacher wrote.
Owners of Chuters Dance Hall and Saloon asked why people can get "hammered on margaritas" at restaurants but not their bar.
At least four officers with the Fort Worth Police Department were shown through cell phone video entering a gas station without wearing face coverings.