Gov. Perry Announces Disaster Recovery and Renewal Commission

November 20, 2008

Gov. Rick Perry today announced the creation of the Governor’s Commission for Disaster Recovery and Renewal, an advisory panel of public and private sector experts who will create a plan to assist Texas communities with recovery efforts after a natural disaster. The governor also announced that he has directed the Texas Department of Transportation to immediately begin assisting with debris removal in Southeast Texas.

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Gov. Perry Encourages Private Sector Investments in Energy Innovation

November 7, 2008

Gov. Rick Perry today encouraged continued investment in researching and marketing alternative energy sources as a way to move Texas and the U.S. toward energy independence at a dedication ceremony for Terrabon’s biofuels conversion facility.

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Gov. Perry Meets with Industry Leaders to Assess Impact of National Economy on Texas

October 31, 2008

Gov. Rick Perry today met with leaders of key trade associations to hear first-hand how the current national economic situation is impacting Texas industries. It was the first of several meetings Gov. Perry will hold with industry leaders from across the state.

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Gov. Perry Allocates CJD Funds to North Texas Police Departments

October 29, 2008

Gov. Rick Perry today allocated $500,000 to the Dallas Police Department and $225,000 each to the Arlington, Fort Worth, Garland and Irving police departments to help target transnational gang activity. These grants are awarded under the federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program and distributed by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD).

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Gov. Perry Allocates $557,000 CJD Grant to San Antonio Police Department

October 29, 2008

Gov. Rick Perry today allocated $557,000 to help the San Antonio Police Department target transnational gang activity. This grant is awarded under the federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program and distributed by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD).

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