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
Wednesday, July 03, 2002 Speech
Tour of Flood Damage San Antonio
Friday, June 28, 2002 Press Release
Governor Perry, Governor Martinez Hold Talks on Water
PHOENIX – Texas Governor Rick Perry and Chihuahua Governor Patricio Martinez have pledged to continue discussions to resolve water issues that plague both states.
Wednesday, June 26, 2002 Press Release
Gov. Perry Requests Federal Disaster Declaration For Bee, Jones Counties For July Storms And Flooding
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to grant Bee County a federal disaster declaration for severe storms and flooding in July. The governor’s request follows assessments in the county confirming extensive damage.
Wednesday, June 05, 2002 Speech
Border Facilities Fund Announcement San Antonio
Wednesday, June 05, 2002 Press Release
Asks Feds To Add 3 Counties To Disaster Declaration Based On 800-Line Response
AUSTIN – Governor Rick Perry today urged Texans who have sustained damage as a result of recent storms and flooding to call the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance toll-free number at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). Since the toll-free assistance lines were set up, calls from more than 800 residents and business owners have been logged by FEMA.
Monday, June 03, 2002 Press Release
Seeks Federal Emergency Assistance for 29 Texas Counties
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued a proclamation declaring a disaster in 29 Texas counties due to severe storms and flooding in San Antonio and Central Texas. The governor will now seek an expedited response from President George W. Bush for a federal disaster declaration.
Tuesday, May 21, 2002 Press Release
Gov. Perry Tours Counter-Terrorism Training at Port of Houston
HOUSTON - Emphasizing that recent federal warnings indicate a continuing need for counter-terrorism training, Gov. Rick Perry today toured a training exercise at the Port of Houston.
Wednesday, April 03, 2002 Executive Order
RP12 - Relating to Emergency Management
Thursday, March 07, 2002 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces National Guardsmen To Remain In Texas Airports Through May
AUSTIN - Governor Rick Perry announced today that National Guard troops currently providing security at Texas airports will continue their mission through the end of May.
Monday, January 14, 2002 Press Release
Governor Rick Perry Announces $11.7 Million Domestic Preparedness Equipment Grant For 95 Texas Cities And Counties
AUSTIN - Governor Rick Perry today announced that 95 Texas cities and counties will receive a total of $11.7 million as part of the State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Program of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Domestic Preparedness. The DOJ program is designed to improve the response capability of emergency first responders in the event of terrorist use of a weapon of mass destruction.