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Texas Moving Forward on Assisting Veterans

By Governor Rick Perry

The people who answer the call of our nation’s military are a rare breed ... people driven by devotion to their community and love of their country. They don’t swear the oath for personal enrichment or individual glory. They’re not looking for special treatment.

They’ve earned it, nonetheless.

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Gov. Perry calls southern border surge a 'national disaster'

Jun. 17, 2014 - 7:13 - Governor says the administration is 'not serious' about border security

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Gov. Rick Perry sounds off on the southern border chaos

Jun. 17, 2014 - 3:48 - Illegal immigrant children flooding into U.S.

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Gov. Perry's Republican Party of Texas Convention Speech, June 5, 2014

It is great to be with the delegates of the Republican State Convention, the men and women who have turned Texas red.

Since 1998, every Republican candidate for statewide office has won election, a record no other state can equal. Your sweat and toil, your idealism and activism, have built the most enduring Republican majority in the nation.

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National Guard Supports DPS Along Texas Border

09/10/14
Texas Military Forces
Maj. Randall Stillinger
WESLACO, Texas - The Texas National Guard began taking up their observation posts along the Rio Grande River last month in an effort to reduce the amount of criminal activity in the border region.

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Chinese vice premier meets Texas governor

09/10/14
CCTV
Zhou Minxi
BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met in Beijing on Wednesday with Texas Governor Rick Perry of the United States, calling for closer cooperation between Texas and China's local governments.

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Texas Leads Nation in Online Education

09/02/14
Breitbart Texas
Kristin Tate
HOUSTON, Texas -- A new study by OnlineColleges.com shows that Texas is the best state for students to receive an online college education.

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Sculpture by Keene man trophy for Texas A & M football game

08/27/14
Keene Star
Paul Gnadt
A trophy that will be handed to the winners of this year's football game between Texas A&M and the University of South Carolina started in the hands of a sculptor from Keene.

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Liberals' Legality Problem

08/26/14
National Review
Michael Barone
"About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.” So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915.

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Gov. Rick Perry Statement regarding the decision by the Travis County Grand Jury

Aug. 16, 2014
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today made the following statement regarding the decision by the Travis County Grand Jury: “As governor, I took an oath to faithfully uphold the constitution of Texas, a pledge that I have kept every day as I've worked on behalf of Texans for the last 14 years. This same constitution clearly outlines the authority of any governor to veto items at his or her discretion. Just as I have following every legislative session during my service as governor, I exercised this authority to veto funding for an office whose leadership had lost the public's confidence by acting inappropriately and unethically. “I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand behind my veto, and will continue to defend this lawful action of my executive authority as governor. We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country. It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution. “This indictment amounts to nothing more than an abuse of power and I cannot, and will not, allow that to happen. I intend to fight against those who would erode our state's constitution and laws purely for political purposes, and I intend to win. I will explore every legal avenue to expedite this matter and bring it to a swift conclusion. I am confident we will ultimately prevail, that this farce of a prosecution will be revealed for what it is, and that those responsible will be held to account.” <script type="text/javascript" src="http://video.foxnews.com/v/embed.js?id=3733362080001&w=466&h=263"></script><noscript>Watch the latest video at <a href="http://video.foxnews.com">video.foxnews.com</a></noscript>

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Statement by Gov. Perry on July 2014 Texas Jobs Numbers

08/15/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the July 2014 employment numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission:

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Gov. Perry Visits Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Training for Deployment in Support of Operation Strong Safety

08/13/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility for a status report on the Texas National Guard’s (TXNG) training and deployment in support of Operation Strong Safety to combat crime and drug cartel activity in the border region. The governor, joined by Texas Adjutant General John Nichols and Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw, thanked the soldiers and airmen for their commitment and dedication to protecting our state and our nation.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on UT Regent Wallace Hall

08/11/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement in support of University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Record High Texas High School Graduation Rates

August 5, 2014
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the latest on-time high school graduation rates released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The class of 2013 earned the highest-ever high school graduation rate for Texas students.

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