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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, June 15, 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.
  • Friday, June 15, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Obama Administration’s Immigration Announcement
    The Obama Administration's election-year tactic to bypass Congress and arbitrarily grant amnesty to potentially millions of illegal immigrants is another example of its blatant disregard for our Constitution, our rule of law and our democratic process, Gov. Perry said.
  • Friday, June 01, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Urges All Texans to Prepare for 2012 Hurricane Season
    Gov. Rick Perry urged all Texans to prepare their families and homes for the 2012 hurricane season, which officially began June 1, and runs through the end of November. The governor was joined by State Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd at the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) State Response Activation Exercise to assess the readiness of state emergency management personnel and resources.
  • Monday, May 21, 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.
  • Friday, May 11, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Editorial
    USAF Decision Puts Gulf Coast Lives in Danger
    As Hurricane Ike neared the Texas coast in 2008, hundreds of hospital patients and nursing home residents were in harm's way, facing a difficult escape from the storm's path. That's when the C-130s of the 136th Airlift Wing based in Fort Worth, Texas, went into action. That year, for the first time in U.S. history, C-130s were utilized to help move patients to safety ahead of a storm's arrival. In all, between Hurricanes Ike and Hurricane Gustav, 800 people were airlifted to safety.
  • Friday, April 20, 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.
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces SBA Assistance for North Texas Counties Affected by Severe Weather
    Gov. Rick Perry announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted his request to provide federal disaster assistance to Dallas, Kaufman and Tarrant counties, which were devastated by multiple tornadoes earlier this month. This decision automatically makes the neighboring Texas counties of Collin, Denton, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Johnson, Parker, Rockwall, Van Zandt and Wise eligible for the same federal assistance.
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 • Fort Worth, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry: Keep Critical Disaster Recovery Air Assets in Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry, along with members of the Texas Congressional Delegation and Texas Legislature, continued urging the Department of Defense to overturn a decision by the U.S. Air Force to relocate eight C-130 aircraft, currently based with the 136th Airlift Wing in Fort Worth, to Montana. These are the only Air National Guard C-130s currently located in Texas, and play a critical role in disaster response efforts in Texas and along the entire Gulf Coast.
  • Thursday, April 05, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Declaration for Three Counties in North Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry issued a disaster declaration for Dallas, Tarrant and Kaufman counties, which incurred widespread damage from multiple tornados that ripped through North Texas.
  • Thursday, April 05, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Issues Disaster Declaration for Three Counties in North Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry issued a disaster declaration for Dallas, Tarrant and Kaufman counties, which incurred widespread damage from multiple tornados that ripped through North Texas on Tuesday. The governor is reminding homeowners in impacted areas of important new consumer protections signed into law last year to prevent dishonest contractors from taking advantage of families trying to repair their homes.