Office of the Governor Rick Perry

  • Honoring Our Heroes

    Gov. Rick Perry honored the recipients of the 2014 Star of Texas Awards, presented to peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.

  • Breaking Ground in Midland

    Gov. Rick Perry helped break ground on Occidental Petroleum’s Midland Office Complex, which will be home to nearly 600 employees and be the center of Oxy’s Permian Basin operations.

  • Texans Answer the Call

    Gov. Rick Perry visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility, thanking the soldiers and airmen for their commitment and dedication to protecting our state and our nation.

  • SpaceX in Texas is a Go

    Gov. Rick Perry announced a TEF offer to bring SpaceX’s commercial rocket launch facility to Cameron County, Texas. The facility will generate 300 jobs and $85 million in capital investment.

  • Operation Strong Safety

    Gov. Perry is sending up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border to combat criminal activity resulting from the federal government’s failure to adequately secure the border.


Recent News

  • 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.
  • Friday, August 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has 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.

Recent Photos

Sep 09, 2014  - Gov. Rick Perry signs a memorandum of understanding with Zhang Xiangchen, Assistant Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, between the State of Texas and Tianjin, Fujian, Shandong, Jiangsu and Sichuan, recognizing the importance of developing and expanding ties of cooperation through business, trade, investment, tourism, education, research and development in Beijing, China on Tuesday, September 09, 2014
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