Office of the Governor Rick Perry

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  • Thursday, September 11, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on September 11th Anniversary
    "The memory of those murdered on September 11, 2001 is etched forever in the heart of a tolerant and freedom-loving nation still sickened by the atrocities committed on that terrible day. The recent murders by extremists of two brave American journalists are vivid reminders that we still face an enemy capable of senseless and profoundly evil acts."
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    In Case You Missed It: Texas National Guard Arrives at Border in Support of Operation Strong Safety
    The Texas Military Forces (TMF) report the first group of Texas National Guard (TXNG) soldiers and airmen have arrived along the Texas-Mexico border to take up observational posts in support of the Texas Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Operation Strong Safety.
  • Tuesday, September 09, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Promotes Texas’ World-Class Business Climate in Beijing
    Gov. Rick Perry spent his first full day in Beijing promoting Texas' world-class business climate and economic opportunities at an Invest in Texas forum and in meetings with officials from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The governor is leading an economic development delegation of state and business leaders in Beijing before participating in the World Economic Forum in Tianjin later this week.
  • Monday, September 08, 2014 • Tokyo, Japan • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Promotes Stronger Economic Ties between Texas and Japan
    Gov. Perry is in Tokyo promoting stronger economic ties between Texas and Japan. Japan is already one of Texas' largest trading partners and Gov. Perry told members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan today there is room for that partnership to grow.
  • Monday, September 08, 2014 • Tokyo, Japan • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce
    We're proud to have companies from Japan and from so many other countries. And in a big state filled with opportunity, there's plenty of room for more. Our economy in Texas is thriving today because of this open and optimistic attitude, and also because we made a few fundamental choices in policy, all of which can be summed up in the word respect.
  • Friday, September 05, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Reappoints O’Neal as Texas State Historian
    Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Bill O'Neal of Carthage as Texas State Historian for a term to expire two years from the date of his honoring ceremony.
  • Friday, September 05, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry to Lead Economic Development Delegation in Asia
    Gov. Rick Perry departs tomorrow for a one week economic development trip to Japan and China. While in Asia, the governor will work to expand economic opportunities for Texas starting with a speech on Monday to the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. He will then lead an economic development delegation of state and business leaders to Beijing, and on Friday take part in a panel discussion on global economic issues at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China.
  • Wednesday, September 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Russell to State Commission on Judicial Conduct
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed David Russell of Dripping Springs to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct for a term to expire Nov. 19, 2019. The commission investigates allegations of judicial misconduct or judicial disability and disciplines judges.
  • Wednesday, September 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Amaral to Texas Judicial Council
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Carlos Amaral of Plano to the Texas Judicial Council for a term to expire June 30, 2017. The council studies and reports on the organization and practices of the Texas judicial system.
  • Wednesday, September 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Sweeten as Presiding Officer of Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Randy Sweeten of McAllen as presiding officer of the Hidalgo County 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.
  • Wednesday, September 03, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Presents Star of Texas Awards to Texas First Responders
    Gov. Rick Perry today presented the Star of Texas Awards, which honor peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
  • Tuesday, September 02, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Names Arambula Chair of Texas Medical Board
    Gov. Rick Perry has named Michael Arambula of San Antonio chair and appointed John Guerra of Mission to the Texas Medical Board. 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.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has 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.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Miles to Texas Board of Criminal Justice
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Larry Miles of Amarillo to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice for a term to expire Feb.1, 2017. The board oversees the operations of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Ermatinger as Judge of 443rd Judicial District Court
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Cindy Ermatinger of Midlothian as judge of the 443rd Judicial District Court in Ellis County effective Sept. 2, 2014, for a term to expire at the next general election.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    In Case You Missed It: Editorial Hails Texas as “Real Model For Economic Opportunity”
    Investors.com this week praised Texas as a real model for economic opportunity, saying "few states provide an economic environment that allows everyone an opportunity to succeed as does Texas."
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 • Midland, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Helps Break Ground on Occidental Petroleum Complex in Midland
    Gov. Rick Perry today helped break ground on Occidental Petroleum's Midland Office Complex. Once completed in late 2015, the complex will house up to 600 employees and will be the center of Occidental's oil and gas operations in the Permian Basin.
  • Monday, August 25, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Stoddart as Justice of 5th Court of Appeals
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Craig Stoddart of Rockwall as justice of the 5th Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the next general election.
  • Monday, August 25, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Cabrales to Texas Economic Development Corporation
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed David Cabrales of Dallas to the Texas Economic Development Corporation for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The corporation supports programs and activities of the Governor's Division of Economic Development and Tourism, in addition to TexasOne, which markets Texas competitively and dynamically to businesses outside the state's borders.
  • Friday, August 22, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
    Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders for terms to expire Feb. 1, 2016. The council makes recommendations to the Legislature and state agencies to ensure the needs of people with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders and their families are addressed, and that all available resources are coordinated to meet those needs.

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