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  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 • College Station, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at Texas A&M Commencement Convocation
    Gov. Rick Perry today gave remarks at the Texas A&M University Commencement Convocation ceremony. Full text of the governor's remarks are as follows.
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 • College Station, Texas • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at Kalon Acquisition Ceremony
    "Today's announcement represents a major step forward for a state that is rapidly developing into the country's new home for biotechnology. Looking back just a decade or so ago, Texas was far from a factor in biotech. Sure, we had world-class research being conducted in our state and we had world-changing discoveries being made. But those discoveries, and the jobs and prestige they bring with them, would all too often be moved to one of the coasts where venture capital and pharmaceutical infrastructure were more entrenched."
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 • College Station, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Helps Announce Acquisition of Texas Biotech Firm
    Gov. Rick Perry today helped announce the acquisition of Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC by FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corp. Kalon, a biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing organization owned by the State of Texas and the Texas A&M University System, is an important part of the growing biotechnology industry in Texas.
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Reappoints Hall to Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians
    Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Janet Hall of Georgetown to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians for a term to expire Sept. 1, 2019. The board regulates the licensing and education of dieticians in Texas.
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Chanukah
    "Our Republic, like the light of the ancient Menorah, has lasted longer than anyone could have predicted. America remains a beacon of hope in difficult times for the world. And Chanukah reminds us of the power of faith to sustain a nation and ensure the security of our ally, Israel. I wish you and your family the very happiest Chanukah. May you enjoy a year of peace and success, and may this Festival of Lights strengthen the faith and unity of our nation."
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Crosswell to Communities in School Advisory Committee
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Julie B. Crosswell of Houston to the Communities in School Advisory Committee for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. Communities in Schools is a dropout prevention program that uses a case management model to help students improve academically and prepare for future success in college and careers.
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Whitlock to Commission Texas on Fire Protection
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Tivy Whitlock of San Antonio to the Commission on Fire Protection for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2019. The commission enforces statewide fire service standards and provides education and assistance to fire service personnel.
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Jeffries to Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Jim Jeffries of Georgetown to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board for a term to expire Jan. 31, 2016. The board adopts rules for the licensing and certification of real estate appraisers in Texas.
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Saladin to Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Shawn Saladin of Edinburg to the Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) for a term to expire Jan. 31, 2017. The board oversees the provision of all TSD services, and is responsible for budget preparation, policy adoption and the appointment of the superintendent.
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Hanley to Governing Board of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Michael Hanley of Leander to the Governing Board of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) for a term to expire Jan. 1, 2017. The board oversees the provision of all TSBVI services, budget preparation, policy adoption and appointment of the superintendent.
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces January 6 Special Election for Three Districts
    Gov. Rick Perry today set Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, as the special election date to fill three legislative seats that are being vacated: Senate District 26 (Sen. Leticia van de Putte), House District 17 (Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt) and House District 123 (Rep. Mike Villarreal).
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Four to Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed four members to the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee for terms to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The committee assists in the state's economic development efforts to recruit and retain aerospace and aviation jobs and investments.
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Burnett to Nueces River Authority Board of Directors
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Eric Burnett of Portland to the Nueces River Authority Board of Directors for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The board manages floods and protects the quality of water for the Nueces River.
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Australia Hostage Crisis
    "The people of Texas, and Americans around the world, are praying for the victims of the hostage crisis in Australia and their loved ones. Americans know the steady resolve of our friends in Australia because our armed forces have served side by side in conflicts against the world's evils for nearly 100 years, and closely in the fight against terrorism. Today is a reminder of why evil must be confronted and why the U.S. and its allies must focus on how to destroy evil militarily, politically and ideologically around the world."
  • Thursday, December 04, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Issues Further Recommendations to Safeguard Public Health
    Gov. Rick Perry announced today that the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response has issued its full report and recommendations regarding the state's capabilities to prepare for and respond to infectious diseases, such as the Ebola virus and other emerging pathogens.
  • Wednesday, December 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry: Congress Must Act Immediately on Border Security
    Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted the ongoing need for the state's border security operations, and called on Congress to quickly pass a bill to provide the resources necessary to secure our southern border. In the absence of adequate federal resources, the governor reiterated Texas' commitment to using all available tools to enforce the law, and announced an executive order directing state agencies to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of current and prospective employees.
  • Monday, December 01, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on the Passing of Betty King
    Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the passing of Betty King, who served as secretary of the Texas Senate from 1977 until her retirement in 2001.
  • Monday, December 01, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Harris to Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Sally Harris of Houston to the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The board licenses and regulates occupational therapy services in the state of Texas.
  • Monday, December 01, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Pardue to State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Keith Pardue of Austin to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for a term to expire Aug. 26, 2015. The board is the licensing agency for veterinarians in Texas.
  • Monday, December 01, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Raggette to Texas Medical Board District Four Review Committee
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Annette Raggette of Austin to the Texas Medical Board District Four Review Committee for a term to expire Jan. 15, 2018. Committee members evaluate medical practice and professional competency, and make recommendations on investigations conducted by the board.

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