Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's News Room

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Recent Comments Made About Prime Minister Netanyahu by a Senior White House Official
    "I'm hopeful the President of the United States shares the complete and total disbelief many of us felt that a senior official working in the West Wing of the White House would use profanity to describe the leader of our greatest ally in the Middle East. The President should demand to know who said this and ask for their resignation as there is absolutely no excuse for such language coming out of the White House. If the President receives no answer as to who said this he should consider making wholesale changes to his staff in order to guard our vital interests and for the sake of maintaining an important relationship with a key ally."
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Welcomes Health Care Hero Back Home to Texas
    Early this morning, a nurse who has been working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone returned home to Texas. While she currently shows no signs of the disease, her job in West Africa places her at "some" risk by CDC protocols. Upon her arrival at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, she was met by Dr. David Lakey, Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Five to Texas Forensic Science Commission
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed five members to the Texas Forensic Science Commission. The commission oversees professional conduct in forensic laboratories and facilities in Texas.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 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.
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment Bringing More Than 200 Jobs to Seguin
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the state is investing $800,000 from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in Siro Group USA to close the deal on a manufacturing facility in Seguin that will create more than 200 jobs and pump $58.5 million in capital investment into the local economy.
  • Monday, October 27, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Soto as Presiding Officer of Webb County - City of Laredo Regional Mobility Authority
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Ruben Soto Jr. of Laredo as presiding officer of the Webb County - City of Laredo Regional Mobility Authority for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2016. Regional mobility authorities accelerate the development and financing of critical transportation projects throughout the state.
  • Monday, October 27, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints King as Judge of 26th Judicial District Court
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Donna King of Leander as judge of the 26th Judicial District Court in Williamson County for a term to expire at the 2016 general election.
  • Monday, October 27, 2014 • Plano, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Welcomes Toyota Headquarters to North Texas
    Gov. Rick Perry today welcomed Toyota's new North American headquarters to Plano. Once completed, the facility will bring nearly 4,000 jobs and more than $300 million in capital investment to North Texas.
  • Friday, October 24, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Nina Pham Being Declared Ebola-Free
    "News that Ms. Pham is free of the Ebola virus is certainly reason to celebrate and I ask all Texans to join me in wishing her a full and speedy recovery. We thank her for her heroism and selflessness in the battle against Ebola. Rest assured, Texas will not let our guard down in doing everything necessary to protect our state and our citizens from this dangerous disease."
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Holds First Public Hearing on Medical, Public Health Preparedness
    The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, under the direction of Dr. Brett P. Giroir, today held its first public hearing at the State Capitol. The hearing focused on preparedness for initial identification and isolation of patients - one of seven areas of concentration for the Task Force - and included invited testimony from witnesses representing professions and institutions involved in disease identification and response.
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Meador to Texas Lottery Commission
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Jeff Meador of Austin to the Texas Lottery Commission for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The commission oversees the Texas Lottery, and ensures lottery and bingo games are conducted in a legal and fair manner.
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Jaramillo as Judge of 400th Judicial District Court
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Maggie Jaramillo of Richmond as judge of the 400th Judicial District Court in Fort Bend County for a term to expire at the 2016 general election.
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 • College Station, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Tours Advanced Manufacturing Facility with Capability to Rapidly Produce Life-Saving Drugs
    Gov. Rick Perry today toured the Texas A&M National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, one of the pioneering vaccine and therapeutic manufacturing facilities that comprise the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM).
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 • Dallas, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces North Texas Ebola Treatment and Infectious Disease Bio Containment Facility
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas. Creation of such facilities was among the first recommendations made by the governor's recently named Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response in order to better protect health care workers and the public from the spread of pandemic diseases.
  • Monday, October 20, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on 43 Texans Removed from Active Monitoring for Ebola
    "With guarded optimism we welcome the news that 43 Texans have been removed from active monitoring for Ebola. Continuous vigilance in confronting this threat and the cooperation of those affected is what has brought us to this point, and we look forward to the day when the remaining individuals can also be removed from active monitoring."
  • Friday, October 17, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Dominguez to Governing Board of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Roberto Dominguez of Elsa and reappointed Elizabeth "Christy" Jack of Fort Worth to the Governing Board of the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2016. The office performs functions relating to the sex offender civil commitment program.
  • Friday, October 17, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Reappoints Three to Commission on Uniform State Laws
    Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed three members to the Commission on Uniform State Laws for terms to expire Sept. 30, 2020. The commission participates in the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws to study and recommend which areas of law should be consistent across all 50 states.
  • Friday, October 17, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Calls for Travel Ban from Ebola Outbreak Countries
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the first recommendations issued by the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. Gov. Perry created the task force, headed by Dr. Brett P. Giroir, earlier this month to assess the state's readiness and ability to respond to Ebola and other infectious diseases.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Second Dallas Hospital Worker Diagnosed with Ebola
    "This is the first time that our nation has had to deal with a threat such as this. Everyone working on this challenge - from the medical professionals at the bedside to the public health officials addressing containment of the infection - is working to end the threat posed by this disease. These individuals are keeping the health and safety of Texans and the needs of the patients as their most critical tasks. Every relevant agency at the local, state and national levels is working to support these individuals."
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 • London, United Kingdom • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at the Royal United Services Institute
    Gov. Rick Perry today delivered a speech on foreign policy to members of the Royal United Services Institute in London. The governor laid out the stakes in the fight Western nations presently face against ISIS and said the common values shared by the United States and allies like Great Britain are what will allow us to prevail.

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