Gov. Abbott to promote book in visit to RGV

McALLEN — Gov. Greg Abbott will be in the Rio Grande Valley next week promoting his new book, “Broken But Unbowed.”

Abbott kicked off his statewide book tour on Tuesday.

He is scheduled to be in McAllen May 26 at 3 p.m. at the R Communications Conference room located at 2101 N. Jackson Road.

He will be in 19 cities in nine days starting in Austin and ending in Victoria.

The book was released Tuesday and is published by Threshold Editions.

His book offers a conservative political perspective and an inspirational story of perseverance through his rise though the political process and his election as Texas governor.

Proceeds from the book will be donated to a nonprofit called Operation Finally Home, established to build mortgage-free homes for American military heroes and the widows of the fallen who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending freedom.

Abbott, a rising star of the Republican Party, was the longest serving Texas attorney general.

Abbott lost his ability to walk when he was 26.

An oak tree crashed on his back, fracturing vertebrates in his spine.

Abbott also is the first political figure to hit the political arena using a wheelchair, not seen since President Franklin Roosevelt.

Abbott says the book also takes a look into his plan to return the Constitution to its intended purpose.

In his plan, Abbott offers nine constitutional amendments to rein in the federal government and restore the balance of power between the states and federal government.

Abbott first announced his plan at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Annual Policy Orientation in January.

Abbott is calling for a convention of states to join as the only way to fix the cracks in the Constitution.

“The increasingly frequent departures from Constitutional principles are destroying the rule of law, the foundation on which this country was built,” Abbott said in a press release. “We are succumbing to the caprice of man that our Founders fought to escape.”

rgarcia@valleystar.com