WHITE HOUSE GRANTS GOVERNOR’S REQUEST FOR DISASTER DECLARATION Posted in: Opinions President Trump on Wednesday, March 25, issued a major disaster declaration for the state of Texas as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump’s action came at the request of Gov. Greg Abbott, who is seeking additional federal assistance to combat the disease. In recent days Abbott issued multiple waivers of ...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!