March 22, 2011 - Texas Senator Leticia Van de Putte - Author of SB 24; Anti-Human Trafficking Act
March 23, 2011 - Texas Representative Senfronia Thompson - Author of HB 7; Anti-Human Trafficking Act
September 27, 2010 - Captain Clete Buckaloo - Director of Law Enforcement, Attorney Gerenal
June 3, 2009 - Harold L. Hurtt - Houston Police Chief
The Lone Star State has been abundantly blessed with a dedicated group of individuals working together to protect Texans from those who would do them harm. From the sheriffs of our large counties and small towns, to the big-city officers walking the beat in our major metropolitan areas, Texas' law enforcement community is constantly laboring to keep the public safe.
Texas must do everything possible to ensure these brave men and women have the support and tools necessary to continue doing their jobs as well as they are able, and should know the gratitude of 24 million Texans rides with them on the job every single day.
» Gov. Perry announced nearly $800,00 in grants to combat human trafficking.
» Gov. Rick Perry announced initiatives to increase the monitoring and punishment of the most dangerous sex offenders, building on the success of recent initiatives like the Texas Ten Most Wanted Sex Offender list. Click here to see the list of the governor's initiatives.
News & Announcements
Monday, March 31, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces Lottery Joins Texas Amber Alert Network
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced that the Texas Lottery Commission has joined the state’s Amber Alert Network, adding 15,000 retailers to the safety net for abducted children.
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.
Friday, March 14, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces Funding Approved for Katy Freeway Toll Road Project
HOUSTON – Gov. Rick Perry today joined federal, state and local officials in announcing a $1 billion expansion of the Katy Freeway in Houston that will ease congestion for Harris County commuters.
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.
Thursday, January 30, 2003 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces $1.7 Million for Security Alert and Analysis Center
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced a $1.7 million grant for a Texas Security Alert and Analysis Center to coordinate the state's intelligence, response and warning systems.