Category Archives: State News

Gov. Perry on this September 11th Anniversary

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement to mark the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks: Other Local News George P. Bush’s Secret Mansion is Financed by an Undisclosed Loan From Texas Donor’s BankFeb 18, 2018 Texas House District 13 Candidates Meet In Bellville For 2nd Forum [VIDEO]Feb 13, 2018 Schubert Resigns From Texas House; Joins Blinn CollegeJan […]

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Kolkhorst Tours The Texas-Mexico Border

AUSTIN — State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst has traveled to the border to meet with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to survey the state’s effort to patrol the Texas-Mexico border. She recently returned from spending a day touring the state’s border operations, being conducted by DPS and the United States Border Patrol. Share This Article

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Gov. Perry to Lead Economic Development Delegation in Asia

AUSTIN – 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 […]

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Perry Appoints Stoddart as Justice of 5th Court of Appeals

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Craig Stoddart of Rockwall as justice of the 5th Court of Appeals for a term to expire at the next general election.  The Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas has jurisdiction over appeals from both district and county courts located in Dallas, Collin, Grayson, Hunt, Rockwall and Kaufman counties. […]

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Perry Surveys Border Guard Deployment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility for a status report on the Texas National Guard’s (TXNG) training and deployment in support of Operation Strong Safety to combat crime and drug cartel activity in the border region. The governor, joined by Texas Adjutant General John Nichols and Texas Dept. of Public Safety […]

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Gov. Perry Announces State Incentives Bringing SpaceX Commercial Launch Facility

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has announced the state is offering $2.3 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) to bring SpaceX’s commercial rocket launch facility to Cameron County. Contingent upon final approval of local agreements and receipt of additional required permits, this facility will create 300 jobs and pump $85 million in capital investment into the local economy. Share […]

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Gov. Perry Deploys Texas National Guard Troops to Border

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal activity in the region resulting from the […]

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Perry Urges Stronger Federal Action on Border Crisis

MCALLEN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry told Members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security today that urgent federal action is required to stem the humanitarian and national security crises unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border. The governor’s testimony highlighted the inability of the federal government to secure the border, and touched on efforts that the state is undertaking to […]

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