Texas Homeland Security
Strategic Plan 2010-2015
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THS Contact Information
(512) 424-5708 fax
5805 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78752
The State of Texas is one of the more complex homeland security challenges in the nation. Its vast size, unique role in the nation’s economy, proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, 1,200 miles of international border, and an ever-growing and diverse population pose a unique combination of threats that are not seen anywhere else in America.
In 2003, Governor Rick Perry established a Texas Homeland Security office in order to coordinate the resources and responses necessary to prevent, protect from, prepare for and respond to all threats of terrorism and disaster.
News & Announcements
Tuesday, September 07, 2004 Press Release
Gov. Perry: Texas Is Taking Aggressive Steps to Protect the Homeland
BEAUMONT – Gov. Rick Perry today said that Texas is taking aggressive steps to protect the Texas Homeland. During a tour of the Port of Beaumont, Perry said that Texas has taken significant steps to strengthen the state’s ability to prevent and respond to the treat of terrorism and that Texas has developed the first strategic plan to be approved by the federal government.
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 Press Release
Perry Advocates Enhanced Border Security Measures at Border Governors Conference
SANTA FE, N.M. –Gov. Rick Perry today told the annual Border Governors Conference that the United States and Mexico must strike a balance between national security and economic prosperity along the border. Perry said that implementation of the US–VISIT program later this year will greatly aid in the security of our borders but that the federal government should apply the law more consistently.
Sunday, July 18, 2004 Speech
Gov. Rick Perry’s Remarks At Redesignation of the 49th Armored Division as the 36th Infantry
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces Terrorism Prevention Program Funding
Gov. Rick Perry today announced that 433 Texas jurisdictions will receive more than $20.7 million in federal funds for programs to improve local homeland security efforts through increased intelligence, warning communication and facility security.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Requests USDA Assistance for Lee, Baylor, Hopkins and Haskell Counties
Gov. Rick Perry has formally requested assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for four Texas counties dealing with severe weather conditions. The requests include assistance for damage as a result of the continuing drought in Lee County and severe storms in Baylor, Hopkins and Haskell counties.
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 Speech
Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks Regarding The Homeland Security Exercise
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 Press Release
Texas Prepares for Natural Disaster, Terrorist Attack
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced Texas' participation in the Unified Defense '04 (UD-04) national exercise conducted by the United States Northern Command. UD-04 will involve a series of simulated natural disasters and simulated terrorist attacks that will take place in Texas Feb. 19 - 20 to assess the communications, coordination and response abilities of state, federal and local governments in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack.
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 Executive Order
RP32 - Relating to Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
Sunday, December 14, 2003 Press Release
Statement of Gov. Rick Perry on Capture of Saddam Hussein
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement upon learning of the capture of Saddam Hussein:
Wednesday, October 29, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Authorizes Sending Fire Equipment and Personnel to California
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today authorized sending firefighters and equipment to assist Californians in fighting the fires that are devastating the state.