Last week was busy here in Texas and beyond. As you saw in the news and maybe even firsthand, we undertook a massive effort to prepare our state for the approach of Hurricane Gustav and help out our neighbors in Louisiana.
Gov. Rick Perry today issued a disaster declaration in response to the significant threat posed by Hurricane Ike to 88 Texas counties. The governor’s declaration allows the state to initiate necessary preparedness efforts, such as pre-deploying resources requested by local officials to ensure their communities are ready to respond to severe weather. Gov. Perry also requested a presidential disaster declaration for these 88 counties.
Gov. Rick Perry today announced a $945,000 award from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) to Martifer Energy Systems LLC, which will bring 225 new jobs to San Angelo and a projected $40 million in capital investment. The Portuguese owned company is locating its wind energy tower manufacturing plant in Texas as a result of the award.
SAN ANGELO -- The Martifer Group, a Portugal-based global construction company, will build a $40 million wind-turbine tower manufacturing plant here, Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday.
The project brings the first significant influx of well-paying specialized manufacturing jobs to the Concho Valley in more than 20 years -- and recasts San Angelo as a regional hub for the burgeoning wind-energy industry.
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry has ordered additional state resources to support evacuation efforts from the southeast Texas coast and Louisiana prior to the landfall of Hurricane Gustav. According to the National Weather Service, Gustav is currently a Category 3 hurricane with winds at 120 mph and will potentially strengthen before making landfall on the Gulf Coast.
"I urge Texas residents to heed the warnings from local leaders to keep their families and themselves safe as this hurricane heads toward the Gulf Coast," Governor Perry said. "Texas has pre-deployed substantial resources and stands ready to respond to either a direct hit or serious flooding as a result of Hurricane Gustav. We will continue to work with our local leaders, federal partners and neighbors in Louisiana throughout this storm."