Abbott requests disaster declaration for Bandera, 53 other counties Posted in: News Governor Greg Abbott announced yesterday afternoon that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has re-requested that an additional 54 counties be added to the federal Major Disaster Declaration, including Bandera. The Governor originally requested Individual Assistance for all 254 Texas counties on February 18th. On February 20th, the White ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!