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  • 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.
  • Monday, October 13, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Announces Hearing on Oct. 23 in Austin
    The Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response will hold its first hearing at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Texas State Capitol in Austin. The hearing will focus on medical and public health preparedness for initial identification and isolation of patients with Ebola or similar high-consequence infectious diseases, a topic that is included in one of seven initial areas of focus identified by the Task Force.
  • Monday, October 13, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Leads Economic Development Delegation in Europe
    Gov. Rick Perry will be in Europe this week for an economic development trip that will take him to England, Germany, Poland and Ukraine. The governor will start the week in London with a speech on Tuesday at the Royal United Services Institute. In addition to holding business meetings in each country, the governor will explore opportunities to expand the export of liquefied natural gas from Texas to Poland and Ukraine.
  • Friday, October 10, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Hughes as Justice of the 8th Court of Appeals
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Steve Hughes of El Paso as justice of the 8th Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the 2016 general election.
  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Varma to Texas Medical Board
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Surendra Varma of Lubbock to the Texas Medical Board for a term to expire April 13, 2019. The board protects and enhances the public's health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for Texans.
  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Reappoints Rucker as Presiding Judge of the 7th Administrative Judicial Region
    Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Dean Rucker of Midland as presiding judge of the 7th Administrative Judicial Region for a term that will expire four years from the date of qualification.
  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 • Fort Hood, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola
    Gov. Rick Perry today visited U.S. Army troops preparing to deploy to the West African nation of Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control calls this epidemic in West Africa the largest Ebola outbreak in history.
  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014 • Galveston, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Tours Galveston National Laboratory
    A day after announcing the creation of a new task force aimed at combatting infectious disease, Gov. Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On the tour, the governor received an overview of the work the lab is conducting to better understand and respond to pandemic disease. The facility is one of two National Biocontainment Laboratories in the United States and studies infectious diseases such as Ebola.
  • Monday, October 06, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Names Dr. Brett Giroir to Lead Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, which will assess and enhance the state's existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease, such as the Ebola virus. The governor named Dr. Brett P. Giroir as director of the task force, heading up a team of internationally renowned experts in epidemiology and infectious disease.
  • Friday, October 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Again 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.
  • Wednesday, October 01, 2014 • Dallas, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Meets with State and Local Health Officials Responding to Ebola Case
    Gov. Rick Perry today joined state and local health officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to inform the public of the measures being taken to guard the public's health following the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States.
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Still at Heart of Space Race
    In July of 1969, America's dreams of space travel reached a worldwide crescendo. As mankind landed on the moon for the first time in history, the first thing the astronauts did was to serve notice to the nervous technicians gathered at the operation's nerve center in the Lone Star State.
  • Friday, September 26, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas State Guard Saves Lives During Search for Human Remains in Brooks County
    A special state search team, trained in rescue and recovery operations and ordered by Gov. Rick Perry to assist Brooks County with locating human remains of suspected illegal immigrants, is also saving lives during its mission.
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 • Houston, Texas • Speech
    Text of Gov. Perry's Remarks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Energy and Climate Policy Summit
    Gov. Rick Perry today spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Energy and Climate Policy Summit, where he addressed American energy security, job creation, and the economic and national security opportunities available to the United States through domestic energy production. Full text of the governor's remarks are as follows.

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