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, September 12, 2001 Executive Order
RP4 - Flying Flags at Half-staff
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 Austin, Texas Speech
Tonight, we, the people of this nation, gather to mourn September 11, 2001, a day of darkness in America.
It was a mere twelve hours ago when the forces of evil perpetrated unthinkable tragedy upon our fellow American citizens.
Tonight, we gather to share in the sorrow of our fellow man, and to mourn the senseless taking of innocent life. We gather to pray to an all-knowing Creator as our questions outnumber our answers.
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 Proclamation
Closing of Texas Airports
Monday, August 06, 2001 Editorial
Addressing the Needs of the Border Region
“The border of Texas is not the back yard, but the front door to our state and our nation.” With those words in my first speech as Governor, I clearly stated my goal of working toward meeting the needs of the 4.1 million residents who live in the border region. I’m pleased to report that the 2001 legislative session, with the bipartisan support of Texas legislators, had a real impact on the quality of life in this vital area of our state.
Thursday, March 29, 2001 Executive Order
RP1 - Relating to Emergency Management
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 Editorial
Innovative Ideas Will Get Traffic Moving Again
From the Metroplex to Brownsville, from Beaumont to El Paso, traffic gridlock is jeopardizing our quality of life, economic opportunity and citizen safety. In 1999, more than 3,500 Texans died on our roads. Since 1960, vehicle traffic in Texas has increased 375 percent, but spending per vehicle mile traveled is now 68 percent below what it was that year. Eighty percent of truck and rail traffic between the United States and Mexico travels through Texas, and Texas is now home to the busiest ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border.