LOS ANGELES – Gov. Rick Perry today touted the Lone Star State as a great place for video game developers and companies to make their home at the annual E3 Media and Business Summit.
"All across the country, in places where smart, creative people gather to devise the next must-have game, they are joined by people who are willing to invest their capital to see new ideas succeed," Gov. Perry said. "I invite you to bring your ideas and entrepreneurial spirit to Texas, where our reasonable regulatory climate, tax structure and an excellent quality of life are ideal for business development."
Money Raised Will Help Restore Texas’ Historic Home to its Former Grandeur
AUSTIN – First Lady Anita Perry today announced the formation of the "Texas Governor’s Mansion Restoration Fund," which will raise money to restore Texas’ historic home after severe damage by arson last month. Mrs. Perry will chair the non-profit and named Pam Willeford as vice-chair.
"For more than 150 years, the Texas Governor’s Mansion has stood as a vibrant example of the ambition and achievements that established our great state as a place of opportunity and prosperity for all," said the First Lady. "Though it was built as a house for governors, the mansion indeed belongs to all Texans. With Texans’ help and support, this beautiful home will be restored and renewed to again reflect the pride and distinction of the Lone Star State."
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry’s Director of Communications, Robert Black, today announced his departure from the governor’s office to form his own consulting business. He will begin providing consulting services in September, specializing in public affairs, political and strategic communications.
"In a profession where decision making is too often determined by the fickle winds of popular opinion or the latest poll, it has been a privilege to work for Gov. Perry, who is willing to make the hard call and believes that leadership is not a popularity contest, but a moral responsibility," said Black. "Gov. Perry’s tenure has been marked by bold ideas, unflinching actions and clear results, and I am proud to have played a small part."
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the death of renowned heart surgeon, Michael DeBakey:
"In a state known for innovators, Michael DeBakey was a giant in his field. With his passing, the world lost a man who essentially created the field of heart healthcare. From equipment he invented to procedures he devised to therapies he pioneered, Dr. DeBakey improved and extended the lives of people all over the world. He was a key contributor to our state becoming a medical center of excellence and he will be sorely missed.
"Anita and I extend our sincere condolences and prayers to his family, his medical colleagues and his countless friends."