Office of the Governor Rick Perry


  • Friday, February 28, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Texans Shine in Sochi Olympics
    Texas sent four of its sons to Sochi for the XXII Olympic Winter Games, with one bringing silver back to the Lone Star State. Speed skater Jordan Malone of Denton took silver as part of the U.S.'s 5000-meter short track relay team. While the team came up just short to host team Russia, their silver helped the U.S. avoid being shut out for a speed skating medal for the first time since 1998. Malone had also won bronze in the same event in Vancouver in 2010. A teammate of Malone's, Jonathan Garcia of Katy, reached Sochi by posting a career-best time in the 1000-meter relay.
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Another Win for Texas
    In year one, they wondered if Texas would be able to put together a quality race experience for seasoned Formula 1 fans from around the world. Texas responded with an event the "Sports Business Awards" called the "Sports Event of the Year."
  • Friday, October 04, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Texas Well-Positioned to Continue Powering America
    When talking about what fuels Texas’ economy, many people are surprised to find that oil and gas are only one part of our diverse and dynamic energy industry.
  • Tuesday, June 04, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Sports Event of the Year
    It’s widely understood that Texas is the best place to visit, live, and do business, and each and every award we receive is testament to that. People here can see that we do things right, and national and international recognition affirms we aren’t just biased.
  • Thursday, May 30, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Greatest Generation Visits Capitol
    May 8 was a special day for everyone in the Capitol, as Texas veterans of World War II were recognized by the Texas Senate and House, followed by a commemorative reception in the governor’s office. The day marked the 68th anniversary of VE Day, the day the war ended in Europe.
  • Thursday, March 28, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    A Closer Look At Texas Health Care
    The idea that the percentage of uninsured will stay the same because Texas is rejecting Medicaid expansion is simply untrue. Like it or not, ACA is the law of the land, and Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, Chairwoman of the Texas House Public Health Committee, makes a complicated situation a little easier to understand as she explains the effects that are coming down the line.
  • Thursday, March 28, 2013 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Infographic: Health Care in Texas
    Make no mistake, Medicaid is a broken system, just as President Obama said it was in 2009. The difference is, in Texas, we’re not going to dump people into this broken system and watch it spiral even further out of control. Here are some statistics to illustrate where we are, where ACA is taking us, and where Texas needs to go.
  • Friday, December 21, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Have a Very Merry Christmas
    The most magical part of the restoration of the Governor's Mansion is seeing it decorated for Christmas again. This season, the decorations have a particularly special meaning, intended to remind everyone to remember those serving in our Armed Forces who are far from home, as well as our veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country.
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Gov. Perry Sends Letter of Support to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu
    We are deeply saddened to see that the State of Israel is once again under siege by Hamas forces. Please know that I stand with Israel and call upon the government of the United States to rally the international community in defense of this sovereign territory.
  • Friday, November 16, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Start Your Engines: U.S. Grand Prix Debuts in Texas
    This weekend, Texas will host one of the most highly-anticipated sporting events in the country, the U.S. Grand Prix. This is an outstanding opportunity for us to show business leaders from all over the world what makes Austin, and Texas, one of the best places to live, work and do business.
  • Thursday, September 13, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Galveston’s Recovery From Ike Now Drawing Crowds
    In the years since Ike, Galveston and the other coastal communities affected by the storm have risen from the wreckage in a renaissance that continues to benefit residents and attract visitors from across the state and around the country.
  • Friday, September 07, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Celebrating Three Decades of Private Space Exploration in Texas
    This Sunday, Sept. 9, will mark the 30th anniversary of the first privately-funded rocket into space. And it took place in Texas. On the morning of Sept. 9, 1982, Conestoga 1 soared into the skies over Matagorda Island, reaching a height of 160 miles before splashing down, as planned, in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Friday, August 17, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Noteworthy
    Texans Bring Home the Gold
    Athletes with Texas roots found gold in a big way during the recent Summer Olympic Games in London. Congratulations to all Texans who brought medals home from London, and to all those who distinguished themselves by competing on the highest level in the world.
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