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  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Giles and Hall to Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Alferma Giles of Sugar Land and Manda Hall of Austin to the Early Childhood Intervention Advisory Committee. The committee serves Texas families who have infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays.
  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Reappoints Williamson to Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
    Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Troy B. Williamson II of Portland to the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission for a term to expire March 17, 2017. Representatives from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas serve on the commission, which focuses on conservation, development and utilization of the Gulf of Mexico's fishery resources.
  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Reappoints Cromartie and Meaux to Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Board of Directors
    Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Stan Cromartie of League City and Lamont Meaux of Stowell to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Board of Directors for terms to expire Aug. 31, 2016. The authority builds, acquires, owns and operates waste treatment facilities and related equipment along the Texas Gulf Coast.
  • Monday, September 22, 2014 • Cameron County, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Helps Break Ground on SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility
    Gov. Rick Perry today helped break ground on the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility located near Boca Chica Beach, which will launch commercial satellites into orbit.
  • Monday, September 22, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Sets November 4 Special Election for House District 16
    Gov. Rick Perry has set Tuesday, November 4, 2014, as the special election date to fill a vacancy in Texas House District 16.
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 • College Station, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Helps Dedicate Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility
    Gov. Rick Perry today participated in the site dedication for the Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility, part of the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (Texas A&M CIADM). This $91 million, state-of-the-art influenza-vaccine manufacturing facility, a partnership between Texas A&M University and GlaxoSmithKline, will help protect against infectious disease and the threat of bioterrorism.
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Lubbock, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Dedicates Statue Honoring Tim Cole
    Gov. Rick Perry today helped dedicate a statue in honor of the late Tim Cole, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and died in prison in 1999. Cole was granted a pardon for innocence by Gov. Perry in 2010.
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Sends Letter to Mexican President Peña Nieto, Invites Him to Texas
    "I read with interest and concern your comments regarding border security on the week of September 11, which called Texas' increased law enforcement presence on the border "unpleasant" and "reprehensible." As neighbors and economic partners, Mexico and the United States are inextricably bound by shared interests and culture. As friends we might not always agree, but we must have an honest and respectful dialogue about the challenges we share, which is why I write to you today."
  • Monday, September 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Cabello to Rio Grande Regional Water Authority
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Arturo Cabello Jr. of Brownsville to the Rio Grande Regional Water Authority for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2017. The authority develops water policies, manages floods and protects the quality of water for the portion of the Rio Grande that borders Willacy, Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata and Webb counties.
  • Monday, September 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Vavra to Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Amy Vavra of Mansfield to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2017. The board licenses chiropractors and chiropractic facilities, and registers chiropractic radiological technicians.
  • Monday, September 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Swinney and Williams-Briley to Manufactured Housing Board
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Brenda Swinney of Paige and Myeshi Williams-Briley of Spring to the Manufactured Housing Board. The board regulates the state's manufactured housing industry.
  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on September 11th Anniversary
    "The memory of those murdered on September 11, 2001 is etched forever in the heart of a tolerant and freedom-loving nation still sickened by the atrocities committed on that terrible day. The recent murders by extremists of two brave American journalists are vivid reminders that we still face an enemy capable of senseless and profoundly evil acts."
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    In Case You Missed It: Texas National Guard Arrives at Border in Support of Operation Strong Safety
    The Texas Military Forces (TMF) report the first group of Texas National Guard (TXNG) soldiers and airmen have arrived along the Texas-Mexico border to take up observational posts in support of the Texas Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Operation Strong Safety.
  • Tuesday, September 09, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Promotes Texas’ World-Class Business Climate in Beijing
    Gov. Rick Perry spent his first full day in Beijing promoting Texas' world-class business climate and economic opportunities at an Invest in Texas forum and in meetings with officials from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The governor is leading an economic development delegation of state and business leaders in Beijing before participating in the World Economic Forum in Tianjin later this week.
  • Monday, September 08, 2014 • Tokyo, Japan • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Promotes Stronger Economic Ties between Texas and Japan
    Gov. Perry is in Tokyo promoting stronger economic ties between Texas and Japan. Japan is already one of Texas' largest trading partners and Gov. Perry told members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan today there is room for that partnership to grow.
  • Monday, September 08, 2014 • Tokyo, Japan • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce
    We're proud to have companies from Japan and from so many other countries. And in a big state filled with opportunity, there's plenty of room for more. Our economy in Texas is thriving today because of this open and optimistic attitude, and also because we made a few fundamental choices in policy, all of which can be summed up in the word respect.
  • Friday, September 05, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Reappoints O’Neal as Texas State Historian
    Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Bill O'Neal of Carthage as Texas State Historian for a term to expire two years from the date of his honoring ceremony.
  • Friday, September 05, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry to Lead Economic Development Delegation in Asia
    Gov. Rick Perry departs tomorrow for a one week economic development trip to Japan and China. While in Asia, the governor will work to expand economic opportunities for Texas starting with a speech on Monday to the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. He will then lead an economic development delegation of state and business leaders to Beijing, and on Friday take part in a panel discussion on global economic issues at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China.
  • Wednesday, September 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Russell to State Commission on Judicial Conduct
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed David Russell of Dripping Springs to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for a term to expire Nov. 19, 2019. The commission investigates allegations of judicial misconduct or judicial disability and disciplines judges.
  • Wednesday, September 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Amaral to Texas Judicial Council
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Carlos Amaral of Plano to the Texas Judicial Council for a term to expire June 30, 2017. The council studies and reports on the organization and practices of the Texas judicial system.

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