AUSTIN (Nov. 15, 2015) — Consistent with the moment of silence to be held by all 28 nations of the European Union on Monday, Nov. 16 at noon, Texax Governor Greg Abbott issued a statewide call for Texans to take part and hold a minute of silence Monday at 12:00 CT to honor the memory of the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.
"Texas' solidarity and longstanding relationship with France is well established," said Governor Abbott. "When Texas declared its independence from Mexico, France was among the first nations to recognize that independence. We have not forgotten France's commitment to the Lone Star State and Texas will join with other states and nations tomorrow to honor the victims and condemn the cowardly terrorist attacks. I urge all Texans to hold a minute of silence at noon tomorrow and pray for the victims and families of the despicable attacks that took place in Paris."
Governor Abbott Issues Statement on Paris Attacks
Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement on Friday (Nov 13, 2015) following a series of terrorist attacks in Paris, France:
“Today’s despicable attacks in France are an assault to all of humanity, and the world must unite to condemn acts of terrorism on every front. My office has been in contact with DPS and federal authorities who will continue to monitor the situation in Texas. Additionally, I have spoken with the Consulate General of France in Houston to offer any and all assistance on behalf of the State of Texas. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and all those affected in France tonight."