California trails Texas in private equity investment dollars

06/24/14
The Sacramento Bee
Mark Glover
California led all states in the number of companies with private equity investments in 2013, but it was far behind Texas in total dollars invested, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

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Rick Perry warns of ‘trail of tears’ in desert deaths of illegal kid border crossers

06/24/14
The Washington Times
Cheryl K. Chumley
Texas Gov. Rick Perry appealed to the compassion of federal authorities and called for immediate action to stop the pour of young border crossers into the United States, saying many will die during their desert journey.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry warns the Border Patrol has been "overrun"

June 23, 2014
KHOU
Angela Kocherga
WESLACO, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited the Rio Grande Valley and called on Washington to do more to protect the border and help Texas cope with “a major pending disaster.”

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Texas job growth continues strong showing

06/23/14
The Pasadena Citizen
HCN News Services
The Texas economy continued its trend of job growth in May, expanding by 56,400 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. A total of 383,100 jobs were added in the past 12 months, making it the largest over-the-year job increase in Texas in nearly 17 years.

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Gov. Perry Tours Facility Housing Detainees, Reaffirms Commitment to Securing Border

06/23/14
WESLACO- Gov. Rick Perry today toured a federal facility housing unaccompanied alien children, where he received a briefing from federal officials. He also reaffirmed Texas’ commitment to protecting its citizens by securing the Texas-Mexico border, and called for Washington to take actions to help curb the tide of illegal immigrants flowing across the border.

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