AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced a $750,000 award from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) to StarVision Technologies, Inc. The funds will help develop the company’s SpeedStar™ product, a revolutionary new altitude-determination sensor system that improves satellite performance, while reducing costs.
"The Emerging Technology Fund continues to draw new talent to the state, spur the commercialization of university research, and provide technological visionaries the financial boost they need to get their companies and products into the marketplace," said Gov. Perry. "By partnering with the private sector and investing in projects that create jobs, diversify and enrich our economy, Texas is quickly becoming a global competitor in innovative technologies."
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry awarded more than $1.65 million to eight programs across the state that provide individual and group substance abuse treatment to juvenile and adult offenders. The grants are awarded through the federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program (RSAT) and are distributed by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD).
"These grants fund important programs that help those caught in a cycle of self-destructive substance abuse return to a path of leading healthy, productive lives," said Gov. Perry.
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today awarded $2.5 million through the state’s Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant (DEAAG) program to five Texas military communities for infrastructure and facility projects designed to improve local economic development and job creation efforts. To date, this program has been a catalyst for creating more than 12,000 new jobs in defense communities.
"Military bases are the lifeblood of many Texas towns," said Gov. Perry. "Thanks to programs such as the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant, communities have the financial support needed to ensure their main industry remains competitive."
Ric Williamson was like a brother…not unlike brotherhoods forged on the field of battle…and I am a better man for having had that relationship.
When I first met Ric, my experience was kinda like having a near-miss with a tornado. He was more like a force of nature. He had a sharp wit, a wicked sense of humor, and eyes that I’m sure could pierce into one’s soul.