Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas April 17, 2020 - 13:22 Posted in: COVID-19 Directs Select Services To Reopen, Closes Schools For Remainder Of Academic Year AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where he issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines. Within the orders,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!