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  • Friday, July 25, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Pate and Spurlock to Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Ivy Pate of Beaumont and Caleb Spurlock of Woodville to the Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors. The board provides water, manages floods and protects the quality of water for the Lower Neches Valley.
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Six to Protect Our Kids Commission
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed six members to the Protect Our Kids Commission for terms to expire at the pleasure of the governor, and has also named Robin Sage of Longview as presiding officer. Pursuant to Senate Bill 66 of the 83rd Regular Legislative Session, the commission studies and provides recommendations to the Legislature regarding best practices and evidence-based strategies to address and reduce child abuse and neglect fatalities.
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investments Bringing New Charles Schwab Facility to El Paso and Deepening Company’s Roots in Austin
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced two Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investments in The Charles Schwab Corporation, which is opening a new operations center in El Paso and strengthening its presence in Austin. Combined, the projects will create more than 1,200 jobs and more than $230 million in capital investment in the state.
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Sets September 9 Special Election for Senate District 28
    WHEREAS, the resignation of The Honorable Robert Duncan, and its acceptance, has caused a vacancy to exist in Texas Senate District No. 28, which consists of Baylor, Borden, Childress, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Cottle, Crane, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens...
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces September 9 Special Election for Senate District 28
    Gov. Rick Perry today set Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, as the special election date to fill the Texas State Senate District 28 seat, vacated by Sen. Robert Duncan, who has left to serve as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Death of Sean Carmeli
    "On behalf of all Texans, I'd like to express to the Carmeli family our deepest condolences on the loss of Sean, who died valiantly fighting terrorism in defense of Israel. Like many other ‘Lone Soldiers,' Sean was American, but also a part of the extended Israeli family, and a passionate believer in Israel's inherent right to defend itself against terrorist aggression. Anita and I will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers."
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Deploys Texas National Guard Troops to Border
    Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety's (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal activity in the region resulting from the federal government's failure to adequately secure the border.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    ICYMI: Governor Rick Perry On Securing The Border
    A Collection Of Recent Coverage From Governor Rick Perry's Efforts To Secure The Border
  • Friday, July 18, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment for Omnitracs Headquarters Relocation
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $3.9 million in Omnitracs LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas, creating 450 jobs and $10 million in capital investment.
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Smith to Texas Funeral Service Commission
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Wesley "Scott" Smith of Murphy to the Texas Funeral Service Commission for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2017. The board oversees the licensing of funeral directors and embalmers, and ensures their compliance with state statutes and regulations regarding funeral services, cemeteries and crematories.
  • Monday, July 14, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints 12 to Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed 12 members to the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. The committee works to ensure Texans with disabilities may live their lives with integrity, independence and productivity.
  • Friday, July 11, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry in Support of Israel
    "Israel has an absolute right and responsibility to defend its people against any and all terrorist attacks, including the vicious rocket attacks by Hamas and other terrorist groups against civilian targets in Israel's cities and towns. As Israel's long-time friend and partner, it's the United States' responsibility and honor to stand with the Israeli people during this difficult time."
  • Friday, July 11, 2014 • Austin Texas • Editorial
    Securing the Border Must be Top Priority
    President Obama's appropriations request only deals with one aspect of the current crisis on our southern border, while barely addressing its root cause: an unsecured border.
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Editorial
    Texas Clear Winner in Red State-Blue State Comparison
    In 2011, Illinois and Texas each faced a challenging legislative session. The national recession had damaged both states’ economies, and revenues were projected to be insufficient to cover anticipated spending. What happened next is a clear demonstration of the differences between “blue states” and “red states.” In Texas, we prioritized our spending, identified areas where we could save, and made the tough choices about where we would cut. We turned in a budget that was balanced, that met the most critical needs, and did not raise taxes on anyone. Illinois, meanwhile, raised taxes.
  • Wednesday, July 09, 2014 • Dallas, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Presses President Obama to Immediately Secure Southern Border
    Gov. Rick Perry today met with President Barack Obama to discuss the ongoing humanitarian and national security crises occurring along the Texas-Mexico border. In the meeting, Gov. Perry urged the president to undertake the necessary steps to secure the border and ease the crises.
  • Tuesday, July 08, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment to Help Schneider Electric Expand and Add Jobs in El Paso
    Governor Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $750,000 in Schneider Electric for the expansion of its operations in El Paso, creating 193 new jobs and $7 million in capital investment. Execution of the state's agreement is contingent upon finalization of a local incentive offer as required by program criteria.
  • Monday, July 07, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Alcala to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Dora G. Alcala of Del Rio to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2015. The board sets policies and coordinates efforts to improve higher education in Texas.
  • Friday, July 04, 2014 • Austin • Press Release
    Statement by Governor Perry on Independence Day
    238 years ago, American patriots united in their pursuit of freedom cast off the ties of empire and joined together in a declaration so powerful it is as valid and true today as it was on July 4, 1776. Weary of living under tyranny they put pen to paper, risking their lives on a gamble that they could wrest their freedom from the most powerful empire in the world.
  • Thursday, July 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry 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.
  • Thursday, July 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Aided by $8.6 Million TEF Grant, Active Network Relocates Company Headquarters to Dallas
    Gov. Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $8.6 million in Active Network, LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas, creating 1,000 jobs and $13 million in capital investment.

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