Gov. Rick Perry today presented the Star of Texas Awards to honor the peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical first responders and citizens who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty or while assisting a first responder.
Gov. Rick Perry will travel to Maryland September 18 to highlight Texas' commitment to keeping taxes low on hardworking families and businesses, allowing them to keep more of what they earn, and helping make Texas' economy a national example for job creation. Ahead of the governor's trip, a 60-second radio ad and 30-second TV ad begin running today in several markets. The ads showcase the opportunities and freedom available to families and businesses thanks to Texas' smart fiscal policies.
"The attacks 12 years ago were meant to dishearten and demoralize the American people. They failed in that goal, thanks to the enduring bravery of a wide variety of heroes who stepped forward that day. We will always remember the nobility of the first responders who climbed the steps of the Twin Towers, the bravery of those who rushed into flames to help those injured at the Pentagon, and the determination of the civilians who wrested control of Flight 93, protecting the lives of others on the ground. The actions of these heroes represent the very reasons why America is the greatest nation in the world, and will ultimately triumph over the forces of evil, wherever they may hide."
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Justice Nathan L. Hecht of Austin as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. Justice Hecht’s term will be effective Oct. 1, 2013, and is set to expire at the next general election. He will serve as the 27th chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.