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  • Thursday, December 05, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Issues Emergency Proclamation in Anticipation of Winter Storm
    Gov. Rick Perry today issued an emergency proclamation directing additional state resources to prepare for a severe winter storm system that is moving across Texas.
  • Thursday, December 05, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Issues Emergency Winter Storm Proclamation
    Gov. Rick Perry today issued an emergency proclamation directing additional state resources to prepare for a severe winter storm system that is moving across Texas.
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Again Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Friday, November 22, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces SBA Assistance for Central Texas Counties Affected by Floods
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted his request to provide disaster assistance to Caldwell, Hays and Travis counties, which experienced severe flooding on October 31st.
  • Thursday, October 03, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Again Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.