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
Thursday, March 17, 2005 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Calls for Improvements in State's Hurricane Preparedness
Gov. Rick Perry today recommended that local officials in coastal communities be given clear authority to order evacuations in the case of catastrophic hurricanes and that the state provide financial assistance to improve hurricane evacuation routes.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Executive Order
RP40 - Relating to the designation of the National Incident Management System as the incident management system for the State of Texas.
Thursday, December 09, 2004 Proclamation
Governor Perry Proclaims Several Southeast Texas Counties as Disaster Areas Due to Flooding
Friday, September 24, 2004 Press Release
Governor Requests Assistance for Austin County
AUSTIN- Gov. Rick Perry has requested that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency provide disaster relief and assistance for Austin County.
Saturday, September 11, 2004 Editorial
Texas Is Taking Aggressive Steps to Protect the Homeland
Three years ago, our nation was forever changed by the tragic events of September 11. The events of that day, and the terrorist attacks that have taken place around the world since then, have taught us that our enemies go to great lengths to execute their evil designs.
It is therefore incumbent upon us to take every step we can to protect our homeland and ensure the safety of our citizens, our property and the freedom we cherish. And today, because of the cooperative efforts of federal, state and local leaders, Texas has never been better prepared for any type of emergency.
Friday, September 10, 2004 Press Release
Gov. Rick Perry Observes 3rd Anniversary of Terrorist Attacks By Honoring Texas First Responders
AUSTIN –Gov. Rick Perry today marked the third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States by praising police, firefighters and other first responders for their heroism during emergencies and by awarding Star of Texas Awards to three individuals for their bravery, courage, and determination in assisting others.
Thursday, September 09, 2004 Executive Order
RP38 - Honoring the memory of those who died and the heroes who responded to the attacks against America on September 11, 2001.
Wednesday, September 08, 2004 Speech
Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks Regarding Homeland Security - Beaumont
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.