Office of the Governor Rick Perry

  • Border Must Be Secure

    Gov. Rick Perry highlighted the ongoing need for the state’s border security operations, calling on Congress to pass a bill to provide resources necessary to secure our southern border.

  • 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.


Recent News

  • 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 • 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."
  • 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 • 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, November 24, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Again Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has again 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.

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