Latest News

ICYMI: Governor Perry on CNBC this morning talking about Obamacare, energy and creating jobs

Discussing health-care reform, innovation and America's energy future from Davos, Switzerland, with Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas. For the world to continue to grow, Saudi Arabia needs to be a major player, Perry says.

Read More…

Bring Sean Hannity to Texas

As you may know, Sean Hannity, the host of The Sean Hannity Show on Fox News, says he wants to leave his native New York because of high income taxes and the state becoming intolerant to conservatives. So, we're mounting a Twitter campaign to get Hannity to move to Texas. Use the Tweet below as a starting point to tell Hannity why he should move to Texas!

Read More…

Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment in athenahealth Creating More Than 600 Jobs in Austin

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced athenahealth Inc. is expanding its Austin operations, creating 607 jobs and a projected capital investment of more than $13 million. The state is providing $5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) to close the deal on this expansion and job creation. Execution of the state's agreement is contingent upon finalization of a local incentive offer as required by program criteria.

Read More…

Texas leads nation with record export numbers

10/06/14
San Antonio Express-News
David Hendricks
SAN ANTONIO — Texas led the nation in exports last year, selling a record-breaking $279.5 billion worth of goods abroad, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Monday in San Antonio.

Read More…

Eagle Ford had an $87 billion economic impact in 2013

09/23/14
San Antonio Express-News
Jennifer Hiller
SAN ANTONIO — The Eagle Ford Shale oil field had an $87 billion effect across South Texas last year — nearly equal to the San Antonio area's entire gross domestic product, according to the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Read More…

Spacex Breaks Ground On Texas Rocket Launch Site

09/22/14
AP
BROWNSVILLE, TX --SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company expects to spend $100 million in South Texas over the next three to four years on the first commercial orbital spaceport.

Read More…

Rick Perry Walks Fine Line in Visit to China

09/11/14
Wall Street Journal
Andrew Browne
TIANJIN, China -- On a visit to China as he lays the groundwork for a possible second White House bid, Rick Perry notes that "the streets are clean; the air not so much."

Read More…

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.

Read More…

Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama Extending Obamacare Enrollment Deadline

03/26/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration extension of the deadline for certain individuals to enroll in Obamacare:

Read More…

Gov. Perry Directs State Resources to Respond to Houston Ship Channel Oil Spill

03/23/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has directed all necessary state resources to assist with the cleanup of oil that has spilled into the Houston Ship Channel after a collision between vessels yesterday. The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is ensuring the coordination of the multiple state resources responding to this incident, and the governor has been briefed by TDEM Chief Nim Kidd on the ongoing cleanup efforts.

Read More…

Statement by Gov. Perry on Texas’ Job Numbers

03/07/14
Texas adds 33,900 jobs; lowest unemployment rate since November 2008 AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropping to 5.7 percent in January 2014, down from 6.0 percent in December 2013:

Read More…

Texas Wins Site Selection Magazine's 2013 Governor's Cup

03/03/14
AUSTIN – Texas has won Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup for 2013, the fifth time the Lone Star State has received the award under Gov. Rick Perry’s leadership. The award is given annually to the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year. Texas has previously won the Governor’s Cup in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2012.

Read More…

Gov. Perry Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

02/26/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding a federal judge ruling Texas’ same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional:

Read More…

Raconteur Media Company in Austin, TX designed, develops and maintains RickPerry.org for Texans for Rick Perry.