Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Governor's Press Releases

  • 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.
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry in Recognition of Rosh Hashanah
    Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement in recognition of Rosh Hashanah:
  • Monday, September 22, 2014 • Cameron County, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Helps Break Ground on SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility
    Gov. Rick Perry today helped break ground on the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility located near Boca Chica Beach, which will launch commercial satellites into orbit.
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 • College Station, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Helps Dedicate Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility
    Gov. Rick Perry today participated in the site dedication for the Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility, part of the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (Texas A&M CIADM). This $91 million, state-of-the-art influenza-vaccine manufacturing facility, a partnership between Texas A&M University and GlaxoSmithKline, will help protect against infectious disease and the threat of bioterrorism.
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Lubbock, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Dedicates Statue Honoring Tim Cole
    Gov. Rick Perry today helped dedicate a statue in honor of the late Tim Cole, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and died in prison in 1999. Cole was granted a pardon for innocence by Gov. Perry in 2010.
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Sends Letter to Mexican President Peña Nieto, Invites Him to Texas
    "I read with interest and concern your comments regarding border security on the week of September 11, which called Texas' increased law enforcement presence on the border "unpleasant" and "reprehensible." As neighbors and economic partners, Mexico and the United States are inextricably bound by shared interests and culture. As friends we might not always agree, but we must have an honest and respectful dialogue about the challenges we share, which is why I write to you today."
  • 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.
  • 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 • 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.
  • 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."
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