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» Emergency:9-1-1
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» Texas Department of Public Safety
512-424-2000
» Texas Division of Emergency Management
512-424-2138
» Texas Parks & Wildlife Department - Game Wardens
512-389-4845
» U.S. Department of Homeland Security
» U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
1-800-375-5283
Dallas Field Office: 972-444-7300
Houston Field Office: 281-774-4900
San Antonio Field Office: 210-967-7036
» Customs and Border Protection
Report Suspicious Activity: 1-800-232-5378
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» Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Report Suspicious Activity: 866-347-2423
Dallas Field Office: 214-424-7800
El Paso Field Office: 915-225-0885
San Antonio Field Office: 210-283-4750
Houston Field Office: 281-774-4816

THS Contact Information

(512) 424-7675
(512) 424-5708 fax
5805 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78752

The State of Texas is one of the more complex homeland security challenges in the nation. Its vast size, unique role in the nation’s economy, proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, 1,200 miles of international border, and an ever-growing and diverse population pose a unique combination of threats that are not seen anywhere else in America.

In 2003, Governor Rick Perry established a Texas Homeland Security office in order to coordinate the resources and responses necessary to prevent, protect from, prepare for and respond to all threats of terrorism and disaster.

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News & Announcements

  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014 • Dallas, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Announces North Texas Ebola Treatment and Infectious Disease Bio Containment Facility
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of a state-of-the-art Ebola treatment and infectious disease bio containment facility in North Texas. Creation of such facilities was among the first recommendations made by the governor's recently named Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response in order to better protect health care workers and the public from the spread of pandemic diseases.
  • Monday, October 20, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on 43 Texans Removed from Active Monitoring for Ebola
    "With guarded optimism we welcome the news that 43 Texans have been removed from active monitoring for Ebola. Continuous vigilance in confronting this threat and the cooperation of those affected is what has brought us to this point, and we look forward to the day when the remaining individuals can also be removed from active monitoring."
  • Friday, October 17, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Calls for Travel Ban from Ebola Outbreak Countries
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the first recommendations issued by the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. Gov. Perry created the task force, headed by Dr. Brett P. Giroir, earlier this month to assess the state's readiness and ability to respond to Ebola and other infectious diseases.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on Second Dallas Hospital Worker Diagnosed with Ebola
    "This is the first time that our nation has had to deal with a threat such as this. Everyone working on this challenge - from the medical professionals at the bedside to the public health officials addressing containment of the infection - is working to end the threat posed by this disease. These individuals are keeping the health and safety of Texans and the needs of the patients as their most critical tasks. Every relevant agency at the local, state and national levels is working to support these individuals."
  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 • London, United Kingdom • Speech
    Gov. Perry's Remarks at the Royal United Services Institute
    Gov. Rick Perry today delivered a speech on foreign policy to members of the Royal United Services Institute in London. The governor laid out the stakes in the fight Western nations presently face against ISIS and said the common values shared by the United States and allies like Great Britain are what will allow us to prevail.
  • Thursday, October 09, 2014 • Fort Hood, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Visits Troops Deploying to West Africa in Fight against Ebola
    Gov. Rick Perry today visited U.S. Army troops preparing to deploy to the West African nation of Liberia to help combat the spread of Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control calls this epidemic in West Africa the largest Ebola outbreak in history.
  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014 • Galveston, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Tours Galveston National Laboratory
    A day after announcing the creation of a new task force aimed at combatting infectious disease, Gov. Rick Perry today toured the Galveston National Laboratory at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On the tour, the governor received an overview of the work the lab is conducting to better understand and respond to pandemic disease. The facility is one of two National Biocontainment Laboratories in the United States and studies infectious diseases such as Ebola.
  • Monday, October 06, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Names Dr. Brett Giroir to Lead Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
    Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, which will assess and enhance the state's existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease, such as the Ebola virus. The governor named Dr. Brett P. Giroir as director of the task force, heading up a team of internationally renowned experts in epidemiology and infectious disease.
  • 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 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."