Gov. Abbott supports Wimberley with visit

WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) — Federal help is one of the things Gov. Greg Abbott discussed during his visit in Wimberley today. The governor is trying to help the town push forward after the tragic floods.


Abott’s visit was expected. His shopping trip wasn’t, picking out two stones at The Old Mill Store, and placing them in a garden in the heart of Wimberley.

“As a reminder of what dreams and hopes can do in the lives of people here,” said Abbott.

Hopes of rebuilding after devastating floods, and drawing people back to this charming town. Wimberley businesses say they depend on tourism, so having Governor Abbott there to let people know they’re open, truly helps.

Stephen Klepfer, owner of The Old Mill Store says, they shut down for days to help flood victims. Abott’s visit is part of Wimberley’s comeback.

“To have a public showing that we got hit hard, but we’re still here and open for businesses and our B&B’s are trying to book again and we’re trying to get back to as normal as our new normal can be,” said Klepfer.

“I’m proud of the people of Wimberley, to see the way they’ve responded to such devastation, this shows true Texas grit and resiliency and now Wimberley is open for business,” said Abbott.

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