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, 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.
Monday, October 20, 2003 Proclamation
Governor Perry Proclaims a Disaster in Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy Counties.
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Signs Executive Order For Moment Of Silence On Sept. 11
Gov. Rick Perry has signed an executive order asking all Texans to observe a moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. Thursday to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. The time marks the moment on that day when the first plane struck the World Trade Center in New York City.
Tuesday, September 09, 2003 Executive Order
RP28 - Honoring the memory of those who died and the heroes who responded to the attacks against America on September 11, 2001.
Saturday, July 19, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces Federal Disaster Declaration For 5 Texas Counties
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry announced today that President George W. Bush has approved a federal disaster declaration for five Texas counties – Calhoun, Victoria, Jackson, Matagorda and Refugio – due to damage suffered during Hurricane Claudette.