Gov. Rick Perry today presented the Star of Texas Awards to honor the peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical first responders and citizens who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty or while assisting a first responder.
Gov. Rick Perry will travel to Maryland September 18 to highlight Texas' commitment to keeping taxes low on hardworking families and businesses, allowing them to keep more of what they earn, and helping make Texas' economy a national example for job creation. Ahead of the governor's trip, a 60-second radio ad and 30-second TV ad begin running today in several markets. The ads showcase the opportunities and freedom available to families and businesses thanks to Texas' smart fiscal policies.
"The attacks 12 years ago were meant to dishearten and demoralize the American people. They failed in that goal, thanks to the enduring bravery of a wide variety of heroes who stepped forward that day. We will always remember the nobility of the first responders who climbed the steps of the Twin Towers, the bravery of those who rushed into flames to help those injured at the Pentagon, and the determination of the civilians who wrested control of Flight 93, protecting the lives of others on the ground. The actions of these heroes represent the very reasons why America is the greatest nation in the world, and will ultimately triumph over the forces of evil, wherever they may hide."
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Justice Nathan L. Hecht of Austin as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. Justice Hecht’s term will be effective Oct. 1, 2013, and is set to expire at the next general election. He will serve as the 27th chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry today celebrated the grand opening of Flextronics' new manufacturing facility, which will provide final assembly and customization for Motorola Mobility's Moto X smartphone. This is the first smartphone designed, engineered and assembled in the United States.
Gov. Rick Perry today was joined by the Rio Grande Valley Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse and members of the medical community to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the passage of landmark medical liability reform in Texas.
"Wallace Jefferson justly and faithfully guided our state's highest court during a decade of change and prosperity, and he will be remembered for his strong character and unwavering commitment to the rule of law. I was proud to appoint him as the court's first African-American justice and chief justice.
Gov. Rick Perry today announced The Dow Chemical Company is expanding its manufacturing facilities by selecting Brazoria County as the location for two Performance Plastics plants, creating 96 jobs and a multimillion dollar capital investment.
"Nidal Hasan's cowardly attack on our military was a deliberate act of terror against our country. This guilty verdict affirms we are a nation of laws, honors the victims of this heinous act, and proves that, even in the face of unspeakable tragedy, we will never waver from the core principles for which they gave their lives: freedom, liberty and democracy."