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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
Find your local CBP Office
» 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.

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News & Announcements

  • 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.
  • Monday, May 26, 2003 • Press Release
    Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks at Memorial Day Ceremony
    Austin, Texas (NOTE: The governor frequently deviates from prepared text.)
  • Friday, March 21, 2003 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry: Texas Receives $81.6 Million for Bioterrorism Preparations
    AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Texas has been awarded $81.6 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help communities prepare for public health emergencies, including the possibility of bioterrorism.
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2003 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Expresses Support for U.S. Troops
    AUSTIN - Emphasizing that Texas is well prepared to respond to any threat, Gov. Rick Perry today voiced his strong support of President George W. Bush and U.S. troops during a visit to Camp Mabry.
  • Monday, March 10, 2003 • Press Release
    Gov. Perry: Texas Receives $29.5 Million Federal Homeland Security Grant
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Texas has been awarded $29.5 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help state and local emergency workers better respond to the threat of terrorism. The grant represents an 82 percent increase over the $16.2 million award the state received for fiscal year 2002.
  • Friday, February 07, 2003 • Press Release
    Statement of Gov. Rick Perry Regarding Higher Threat Level
    "While we know of no specific threats against Texas, we are taking this heightened warning very seriously. I have spoken with Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge this morning, and my office will remain in close contact with federal officials.
  • Sunday, February 02, 2003 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Perry Tells Administrators to Inspect School Property For Shuttle Debris
    AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today directed school administrators in a 93-county area to inspect school grounds to see if any debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia landed on school property – including roofs.