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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.

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News & Announcements

  • Friday, October 05, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    State of Texas Again Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    The State of Texas has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Fast and Furious Report
    If a member of the Attorney General's inner circle had the knowledge and power to stop Fast and Furious, the Attorney General had the knowledge and power to stop it. The only other possibility is that he is incompetent.
  • Friday, September 07, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    State of Texas Again Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    The State of Texas has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Monday, August 27, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Prepares as Tropical Storm Isaac Threatens Gulf Coast
    Gov. Rick Perry has activated the Disaster District Committee (DDC) in Beaumont and placed state and local emergency management assets on alert as Tropical Storm Isaac makes it way towards the Gulf Coast. Current forecasts predict the storm will strengthen to a hurricane and make landfall in southern Louisiana within the next 36 hours.
  • Sunday, August 12, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Activates Texas Military Forces in Palo Pinto County
    Gov. Rick Perry has activated Texas Military Forces (TMF) aircraft and personnel to assist state and local firefighting efforts in North Texas. Two CH-47 Chinook Helicopters with 1,600-gallon bambi buckets will be supporting the 14 local and volunteer fire departments that have been fighting multiple wildfires in Palo Pinto County.
  • Friday, August 10, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Again Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has again renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Friday, July 13, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Thursday, June 28, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Congressional Vote to Hold AG Holder in Contempt
    The U.S. House of Representatives today sent a clear message that it will not allow the Obama Administration to hide its lawless, reckless and deadly actions from the American public. The American people deserve to know what they are hiding, how high this lawlessness goes and why the President's lawyer and best friend is stonewalling.
  • Thursday, June 28, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Editorial
    Washington Has Given Up Border, Is Now Taking On States
    Instead of sending much-needed help to border states, the federal government is sending lawyers. Instead of boots on the ground, they're delivering subpoenas. The Supreme Court's recent ruling on Arizona v. United States may mark the point when our nation truly went through the looking glass in terms of border policy. The federal government, long unwilling to adequately secure the border, has now become actively contentious in its efforts to prevent states from taking steps to secure it themselves.
  • Monday, June 25, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry Regarding SCOTUS Decision on Arizona Law
    Today's decision by the Supreme Court to uphold Arizona's right to check the legal status of individuals within its borders is a victory not only for the people of Arizona, but for the rule of law. No state should be held hostage to a federal government that refuses to enforce the laws of the land.