Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State to be hosted live by Texas Nexstar stations, including KTSM

State of the State

IRVING, Texas (KXAN) — Texans will be able to watch Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State address next week on-air and online thanks to the efforts of Nexstar, Inc., which is hosting the event.

Abbott’s hour-long speech will air or stream on 16 Nexstar television stations and websites at 6 p.m. MT on Feb. 1.

Abbott will speak to Texans about COVID-19 vaccine distribution, reopening businesses that closed because of the pandemic, as well as public school funding. He’s also expected to list his most important “emergency issues” he wants state lawmakers to address during the legislative session.

The live telecast will also feature a response from the Texas Democratic Party, including its vision for Texas’ future. There will also be a roundtable with Texas journalists, as well as a Republican and Democrat following the address.

West Texans can watch on KTSM-TV (NBC) El Paso or

“Nexstar and its television stations across the state are committed to serving the interests of the local communities in which we are located by delivering exclusive local news content that enables every Texan to make informed decisions about such critically important issues as taxes, education and the state’s budget,” said Tim Busch, president of the Broadcasting Division of Nexstar Inc. “We are proud to harness the combined resources of our local station operations throughout Texas to bring this important live telecast to viewers across the state.”

Nexstar is also making the live feed from the telecast available to every broadcast company serving Texas as a public service.

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