With less than 24 hours until the 2008 Republican State Convention officially kicks off, we want to remind everyone that you'll have plenty of opportunities to see Governor Perry while you're in Houston for Convention.
The Governor will be addressing the convention on Thursday, in the main hall, at approximately 12:45pm. Don't miss his speech and introductory video. Watch for the video to be posted here on the web site after his speech.
"We are heartbroken by the fire that has ravaged the Texas Governors Mansion. It has not only been our home for the past eight years, but has stood as a symbol of Texas pride throughout its history. Though it can certainly be rebuilt, what Texas has lost today can never be replaced."
"We are grateful to all the fire fighters who worked heroically to save this historic landmark and Texas treasure. And like all Texans, we hope that this remarkable building, which has served as the home for our family and other Texas governors' for the last 150 years, can be saved and restored."
Touts Positive Environmental, Economic Impact of Alternative Energy Sources
HOUSTON – Gov. Rick Perry today spoke at the American Wind Energy Association’s Wind Power 2008 Conference and the grand opening of the nation’s largest biodiesel refinery at GreenHunter Energy’s Renewable Fuels Campus in Houston.
The governor touted the positive environmental and economic impact of renewable energy sources and the state’s ongoing effort to further diversify its energy portfolio to include wind, biofuels, solar and nuclear.
FREDERICKSBURG – Gov. Rick Perry today participated in the ground breaking of the 40,000 square foot expansion of the National Museum of the Pacific War, tripling the size of the current building. The museum is the only institution in the continental United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II.
“When the men and women remembered in the National Museum of the Pacific War answered their country’s call to serve, they set aside concerns for their own safety and prepared to do whatever it took to conquer the forces of oppression,” said Gov. Perry. “Their actions have inspired our nation and the world for more than 60 years. And thanks to this museum, that story will endure and inspire for hundreds more.”
AUSTIN– Gov. Rick Perry today honored the Fall 2007 University Interscholastic League (UIL) state champions in athletics, academics and music.
Approximately 500 students, coaches and superintendents traveled to the state Capitol to celebrate the accomplishments of individual and team champions. Texas Education Agency Commissioner Robert Scott, UIL Director Bill Farney and Assistant Director Charles Breithaupt were also part of the celebration.
"These students embody the values that have made Texas the greatest state in the nation: they are smart, hardworking and they don’t give up even in the face of the toughest challenges," said Gov. Perry.