Office of the Governor Rick Perry

  • Welcome To The Neighborhood


    Gov. Rick Perry welcomed Toyota’s new North American headquarters to Plano, which will bring nearly 4,000 jobs and more than $300 million in capital investment to North Texas.

  • Perry Tours Cutting-Edge Facility


    Gov. Rick Perry toured the Texas A&M National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, a state-of-the-art facility that holds the promise of saving millions worldwide in the event of pandemic.

  • World-Class Care


    Gov. Rick Perry announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas, as well as a unit at UTMB Galveston.

  • Perry talks Task Force, Travel Ban


    Gov. Rick Perry announced initial recommendations issued by the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, and called for an air travel ban from Ebola-affected countries.

  • A Critical Mission to Africa


    Gov. Rick Perry visited U.S. Army troops at Fort Hood, preparing to deploy to the West African nation of Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola.

 

Recent News

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Leaders Extend State-Led Border Surge
    Having established the model for securing the border in the absence of effective federal action, Texas leaders have reached an agreement to extend the ongoing law enforcement surge through the end of the current fiscal year. Signed by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker, the budget execution will marshal resources from a variety of state sources to enhance the state's efforts to secure the border region.
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Jerusalem Terror Attack
    "Today's brutal slayings in Jerusalem are acts of shocking evil, even in a world that has sadly become accustomed to acts of barbarism by the forces of evil in the Middle East. Prayer is a source of peace and refuge for people of all faiths, and to attack worshippers in the midst of expressing their faith in their morning prayers flies in the face of all that is Holy and just in the world."
  • Friday, November 14, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces December 6 Special Election for Senate District 18
    Gov. Rick Perry today set Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, as the special election date to fill the Texas State Senate District 18 seat, vacated by Sen. Glenn Hegar, who was elected to serve as Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
  • Friday, November 14, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Sets December 6 Special Election for Senate District 18
    Gov. Rick Perry has set Saturday, December 6, 2014, as the special election date to fill a vacancy in Texas Senate District 18.
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Net Neutrality
    "Texas' strong economy owes a lot to regulatory certainty and major private investments in critical technology infrastructure. President Obama's call to saddle 21st century technology with outdated, unnecessary regulations from the era of the Great Depression is alarming and will stifle innovation and growth. Instead, we should embrace a business and regulatory climate that encourages competition and empowers consumers with greater choice and access to high-speed Internet and all the business, consumer, education and health care benefits that come with it."
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Veterans Day
    "Throughout its history, our nation has been blessed with generations of brave men and women willing to stand on the line between us and our enemies and declare ‘Not on my watch.' Today above all days we honor the service and sacrifice of those who have worn our nation's uniforms, whether in peacetime or in time of war. Their bravery and dedication have made our nation a beacon of liberty for more than 238 years, and the standard of service they uphold will allow the United States to continue our leadership on the global stage for many years to come."
  • Monday, November 10, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Leaders Launch New Effort to Help Veterans
    Texas leaders are committing more than $1 million in state support for an innovative pilot program that will address Texas veterans' mental health needs. The new project, the Texas Veterans Initiative, will allow the state's $1 million investment to match local and private funds to expand and evaluate community-based mental health programs serving veterans and their families. If the pilot phase generates widespread interest from communities around the state, the Legislature could act in 2015 to expand it. The project will be funded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Tuesday, November 04, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Recommends Guidelines for Health Care Workers Returning from Ebola-Endemic Areas
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response has recommended guidelines for the monitoring of health care workers and others returning to Texas from Ebola-endemic areas in West Africa. The governor has directed Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. David Lakey to begin implementing these recommendations.


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