Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Farmersville, Texas SpeechGov. Perry Posthumously Awards Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Audie Murphy
More than four decades since his untimely passing, Audie Murphy lives on in the hearts and memories of a generation of Americans. For them, Audie remains the first person they think of when they hear words like "valor," "determination" and "courage."
Friday, October 25, 2013 Jerusalem, Israel SpeechText of Gov. Perry Announcement on Creation of Texas A&M University Branch Campus in Israel
This is a day that I will remember for the rest of my life; a truly special day for Texas and the entire Texas A&M family. With what I've experienced as an Aggie, and what I've seen during my travels in Israel, I know this partnership represents an exceptionally good fit for both parties.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Tel Aviv, Israel SpeechGov. Perry Addresses WATEC Israel 2013
As anyone who lives in Israel or West Texas can tell you, water is an issue that will define our times. I grew up with a special affinity for the importance of water, on a dryland cotton farm in West Texas, near a town called Paint Creek. A town so small it didn't even rate being noted on our state maps until I became governor.
Friday, October 18, 2013 London, United Kingdom SpeechGov. Perry's Remarks at Plaque Dedication Ceremony in London
Early in the 1960s, the American author John Steinbeck was asked to describe Texas. He said, "Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation, in every sense of the word."
Monday, September 16, 2013 Houston, Texas SpeechGov. Perry's Remarks at Texas Right to Life Celebration
There's no more noble cause than protecting those who can't protect themselves, and through your efforts, and the efforts of so many in this room tonight, we've made great progress toward our worthy goal.
Friday, September 13, 2013 Austin, Texas SpeechGov. Perry's Remarks at the Star of Texas Awards
It's difficult to believe that more than 12 years have passed since the events of September 11, 2001. The wreckage of the planes has been cleaned away, the Pentagon has been rebuilt, and a new tower is rising above the New York skyline on the site where the Twin Towers once stood. It's been a time of healing, a time of rebuilding, and a time of rebirth.
Friday, September 13, 2013 Houston, Texas SpeechText of Gov. Perrys Announcement on the Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology
This center is a collaboration between the Texas Heart Institute and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and represents another step toward making Texas the forefront of biotechnology for generations to come. Over the past decade, we’ve invested in innovative programs to prioritize research in our state, both at our universities and in the private sector.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Fort Worth, Texas SpeechText of Gov. Perry's Remarks at Grand Opening of Flextronics Manufacturing Facility
Like many cutting-edge companies, Google is realizing that Texas is a great destination for innovative companies looking to excel. One of the reasons Texas excels both at creating jobs and creating new technology is because we free people to do their best work. And freedom breeds innovation. It's as simple as that.
Monday, September 09, 2013 Edinburg, Texas SpeechGov. Perry Gives Remarks on 10th Anniversary of Proposition 12
Since Proposition 12 passed 10 years ago, Texas has added more than 30,000 doctors, with significant gains in communities that had been traditionally medically underserved. Over 3,000 new medical licenses have been issued each year for the past seven years, and more than 3,500 over the last two fiscal years.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 Austin, Texas SpeechGov. Perry Gives Remarks at Texas Water Development Board Swearing-in Ceremony
Today represents a historic step forward for the State of Texas, reflecting an increased emphasis on meeting our growing need for water. With a surging economy and a population that’s growing by more than 1,000 a day, we can’t hesitate to address this critical natural resource. It’s an essential part of every Texan’s life, and meeting our needs will result in new jobs, healthy communities, and an improved quality of life for all of us.
Thursday, July 18, 2013 Austin, Texas SpeechText of Gov. Perry's Remarks at House Bill 2 Signing
New research and advanced technology give prematurely-born children a renewed chance at life, and I think that should give pause to us all as we argue the definition of viability and consider the human impact of abortion.And at five months, many studies indicate these children feel the pain of their own deaths.It is our responsibility and duty to give voice to the unborn, the individuals whose very survival is at stake.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Belton, Texas SpeechText of Gov. Perry's Remarks at Texas Association of Business Central Texas Chamber of Commerce
Over the last ten years, Texas has been responsible for 30 percent of the net new jobs created nationwide, a total of 1.6 million since I've been governor.
That's amazing when you think about it, one little state - okay, maybe we're not so little - but, still, one state on its own, responsible for nearly one out of every three jobs created in the United States.
Friday, July 12, 2013 Austin, Texas SpeechGov. Perry Speaks at American Legion Texas Annual State Convention
Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted legislation signed into law this session to assist veterans and their families, and discussed the state’s efforts to help clear the backlog of Texas-based disability claims made through the Veteran’s Administration (VA). The governor spoke at the American Legion Department of Texas Annual State Convention.