Office of the Governor Rick Perry

  • Reaching for the Stars


    Gov. Rick Perry helped break ground on the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility located near Boca Chica Beach, which will launch commercial satellites into orbit.

  • Transforming Health


    Gov. Rick Perry participated in the site dedication for the Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility, part of the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing.

  • A Story of Redemption


    Gov. Rick Perry helped dedicate a statue in honor of the late Tim Cole, who was wrongfully convicted and died in prison in 1999. Cole was pardoned by Gov. Perry in 2010.

  • 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.

 

Recent News

  • Monday, September 22, 2014 • Cameron County, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Helps Break Ground on SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility
    Gov. Rick Perry today helped break ground on the SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility located near Boca Chica Beach, which will launch commercial satellites into orbit.
  • Monday, September 22, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Sets November 4 Special Election for House District 16
    Gov. Rick Perry has set Tuesday, November 4, 2014, as the special election date to fill a vacancy in Texas House District 16.
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 • College Station, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Helps Dedicate Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility
    Gov. Rick Perry today participated in the site dedication for the Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Facility, part of the Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (Texas A&M CIADM). This $91 million, state-of-the-art influenza-vaccine manufacturing facility, a partnership between Texas A&M University and GlaxoSmithKline, will help protect against infectious disease and the threat of bioterrorism.
  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Lubbock, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Dedicates Statue Honoring Tim Cole
    Gov. Rick Perry today helped dedicate a statue in honor of the late Tim Cole, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and died in prison in 1999. Cole was granted a pardon for innocence by Gov. Perry in 2010.
  • 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.


Recent Photos

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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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