From the Capitol

Gov. Perry Signs Landmark Water Legislation

May 28, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry today ceremonially signed House Bill 4, which lays the foundation for meeting Texas' water future water needs. HB 4 provides for active, full-time governance at the Texas Water Development Board; creates a new funding mechanism to support water-supply project implementation over the next 50 years; and directs local, regional and state officials to prioritize projects to ensure efficient use of available resources.

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Gov. Perry Announces Special Session for May 27

May 27, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry today announced a special session of the Texas Legislature will begin at 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 27.

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Honoring Texas Heroes

May 25, 2013

While we may have disagreements about policies and bills in the last days of the 83rd legislative session, there is absolutely no disagreement about the importance of honoring America’s fallen heroes. Today, we honor America’s fallen heroes.​

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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Creation of UT Institution and Medical School in South Texas

May 22, 2013

"The creation of this new university in South Texas is a historic moment for the future students who will fill the classrooms, proudly call this university their alma mater, and create a brighter future for themselves and their families. And through the creation of the new medical school, we continue our uncompromising commitment to improving access to care and keeping our growing population healthy."

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Texas Task Force 1 Deploying to Oklahoma

May 20, 2013

Search & rescue teams to arrive early Tuesday morning

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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Oklahoma Tornado Damage

May 20, 2013

The images emerging from Oklahoma today are a terrifying reminder of how quickly the force of Mother Nature can devastate entire communities. Our hearts are heavy for all Americans who have been affected by the recent outbreak of storms across our country. State emergency assets in Texas will remain on alert and stand ready to help our neighbors any way we can.

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Gov. Rick Perry Applauds Efforts to Improve Affordability at Texas Tech University System and University of Houston System

May 17, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry today applauded both the Texas Tech University System and University of Houston System for approving a four-year fixed tuition rate for incoming freshmen:

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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on North Texas Tornado Damage

May 16, 2013

I'm deeply saddened by the deaths caused by yesterday's horrific storms. The State Operations Center has been monitoring this situation since yesterday afternoon and continues to assist locals with any unmet needs they may have.

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Op Ed: Are Perry and UT regents really undermining UT Austin?

May 13, 2013

Houston Chronicle

Red McCombs

I am a UT Austin alumnus and there are few things in life I am more passionate about than my alma mater. Believe me, if I thought there was a systematic effort to hurt the university in any way, I would be a most vocal defender.

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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the Kermit Gosnell Verdict

May 13, 2013

“This trial and verdict shed light on a detestable and gruesome industry that takes the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies every year in communities across our nation. Those of us who believe in the sanctity of life will continue to fight for the day when abortion is nothing more than a sad footnote in American history.”

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