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» Emergency:9-1-1
» Non-Emergency Information: 3-1-1
» General Information: 2-1-1
» Texas Department of Public Safety
512-424-2000
» Texas Division of Emergency Management
512-424-2138
» Texas Parks & Wildlife Department - Game Wardens
512-389-4845
» U.S. Department of Homeland Security
» U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
1-800-375-5283
Dallas Field Office: 972-444-7300
Houston Field Office: 281-774-4900
San Antonio Field Office: 210-967-7036
» Customs and Border Protection
Report Suspicious Activity: 1-800-232-5378
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» Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Report Suspicious Activity: 866-347-2423
Dallas Field Office: 214-424-7800
El Paso Field Office: 915-225-0885
San Antonio Field Office: 210-283-4750
Houston Field Office: 281-774-4816

THS Contact Information

(512) 424-7675
(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.

Read more information on Border Security

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News & Announcements

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2002 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces Federal Disaster Declaration For Dimmit County
    AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Dimmit County a federal disaster declaration. The federal declaration comes following a request by Perry to provide assistance to areas of Texas hit by severe storms and flooding in July. A total of 39 Texas counties have been granted a federal disaster declaration making them eligible for some type of federal emergency assistance.
  • Thursday, August 08, 2002 • Press Release
    Texas has a new weapon in the war on terrorism.
    Texas has a new weapon in the war on terrorism.
  • Wednesday, August 07, 2002 • Editorial
    Health Alert Network Gives Texas New Weapon Against Terrorism
    Texas has a new weapon in the war on terrorism. Friday, the state will activate the Health Alert Network, a secure Internet connection that links the state’s health resources and provides information and warnings about bioterrorism and other health issues. This new system will help the state’s health-care authorities react quickly and effectively to any situation – whether it be the intentional release of a biological agent or the spread of West Nile virus.
  • Thursday, August 01, 2002 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces Federal Disaster Declaration For Calhoun County
    AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Calhoun County a federal disaster declaration. The federal declaration comes following a request by Perry last month to provide immediate assistance to areas of Texas hit by severe storms and flooding throughout July.
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2002 • Press Release
    San Saba County Approved For Infrastructure Repair Assistance
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to add Calhoun County to the current federal disaster declaration list. The governor’s request follows preliminary assessments in the county confirming extensive damage caused by severe storms and flooding.
  • Monday, July 22, 2002 • Press Release
    DeWitt County Also Approved For Federal Emergency Assistance
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Victoria and DeWitt counties a federal disaster declaration. The declaration comes following a request by Perry last week to provide immediate assistance to areas of Texas hit by severe storms and flooding throughout July.
  • Friday, July 19, 2002 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Requests Federal Disaster Declaration For Victoria, DeWitt Counties
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to add Victoria and DeWitt counties to the current federal disaster declaration list. The governor is seeking the declaration to provide immediate assistance for damage caused by severe storms and flooding throughout July.
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2002 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces Federal Disaster Declaration For Four Texas Counties
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry announced today that President George W. Bush has declared Callahan, Live Oak, San Patricio and Zavala counties a major disaster. The federal declaration comes following a request by Perry on Tuesday to provide immediate assistance to areas of Texas hit by severe storms and flooding in July.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2002 • Press Release
    Requests Federal Declarations for Five Additional Counties
    AUSTIN - Governor Rick Perry announced today that President George W. Bush has declared Duval, Jim Wells and McMullen counties a major disaster. The federal declaration comes following a request to provide immediate assistance to areas of Texas hit by severe storms and flooding in July.
  • Thursday, July 04, 2002 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces Federal Disaster Declaration For 10 Texas Counties
    AUSTIN - Governor Rick Perry announced today that President George W. Bush has declared ten Texas counties a major disaster. The federal declaration comes following a request from Perry on Wednesday for an expedited response to provide immediate assistance to areas of Texas hit by severe storms and flooding beginning July 1st.