Texas Homeland Security
Strategic Plan 2010-2015
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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
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.
Friday, July 18, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Views Hurricane Damage, Visits Storm Shelter in Port Lavaca
PORT LAVACA - Gov. Rick Perry today got a firsthand look at damage from Hurricane Claudette and visited a shelter to meet with relief workers and residents displaced by the storm.
Wednesday, July 16, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Gets Hurricane Damage Report
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today received the latest assessments of damage caused by Claudette, which made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane near Port O'Connor on Tuesday. The report, delivered during a visit to the state's Emergency Operations Center in Austin, was based on aerial surveys completed by state and federal damage assessment teams.
Tuesday, July 15, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for 15 Counties Affected by Hurricane Claudette
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today requested a federal disaster declaration for 15 Texas counties after Hurricane Claudette moved ashore near Port O’Connor.
Tuesday, July 15, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Issues Proclamation to Help Gulf Coast Respond to Claudette
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry announced today that he has signed a proclamation to help accelerate state and federal response to flooding and damage as Hurricane Claudette moved ashore near Port O’Connor.
Thursday, July 03, 2003 Press Release
$13.5 Million Awarded To Twelve Metropolitan and Border Jurisdictions
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced that ten Texas cities and two counties will receive a total of $13.5 million in federal funding for anti-terrorism equipment and homeland security planning. The funds are in addition to the $84.2 million in federal homeland security grants announced by the governor last week.
Thursday, June 26, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Requests Aid For Webb County Following June Storm
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry announced today that he has asked the Small Business Administration (SBA) to declare Webb County a disaster area following wind and hail damage in a storm June 2. If the governor’s request is approved, an SBA declaration will enable citizens and businesses affected by the storm to apply for low interest loans.
Tuesday, June 03, 2003 Press Release
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry announced today that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted his request to declare Webb County a disaster area following wind and hail damage in a storm on June 2. The declaration means people and businesses in Webb County, and neighboring Dimmit, Duval, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Maverick, McMullen and Zapata counties, are eligible to apply for low-interest SBA disaster loans.