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ICYMI: Texas Affordable Degree Program Launched

AUSTIN – In response to Gov. Rick Perry’s challenge to Texas institutions of higher education to develop affordable college degree alternatives, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) announced the launch of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Degree Program. This innovative initiative creates a low-cost, competency-based bachelor’s degree for college students and began last week at South Texas College and Texas A&M University-Commerce, which collaborated with THECB to develop the program.

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Governor Perry: Keystone Pipeline is safest ever built

Governor Perry appeared on CNBC on Friday, Jan. 31, and this is video from his segment on the Kudlow Report

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Governor Perry from tonight's appearance on Fox News

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Op-Ed: The Human Cost of Failed Border Policies

06/25/14

Office of the Governor

Rick Perry

The first thing I saw was a boy crying. Terrified and sobbing against the window of the holding cell, he couldn't have been more than 12 or 13. The room was full of other young boys, their curious eyes peering out at us as we walked by. These were the ones who made the trip alone.

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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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Statement by Gov. Perry on State Department's Keystone Pipeline study

1/31/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. State Department’s environmental impact study on the Keystone XL pipeline:

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Gov. Perry Appeals FEMA Denial of Individual Assistance for Central Texans Affected by Floods

Jan. 26, 2014

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today appealed the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (FEMA) denial of individual assistance for Central Texas counties impacted by the severe storms and flooding between October 30 and November 1.

“The communities affected by the Halloween floods have been left with devastating financial burdens,” Gov. Perry said. “Texas is utilizing all available resources to meet the needs of these families and businesses in Central Texas, but the damage is of such magnitude that federal individual assistance is necessary. I urge President Barack Obama to immediately grant the assistance that these Texans need to recover and rebuild their lives.”

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Gov. Perry Statement on Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

December 5, 2013

“Through his valiant struggle against the injustices of apartheid, Nelson Mandela became a symbol of what one person can do to change the world. His life and legacy will remain an inspiration to people everywhere who believe in the power of freedom to create stronger nations, and forge a better world for future generations. Today, the prayers of Texans are with Mandela’s family, his friends, and the people of South Africa.”

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Gov. Perry Issues Emergency Winter Storm Proclamation

December 5, 2013

I, RICK PERRY, Governor of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that a significant winter storm poses a threat of imminent disaster in the following counties: Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Bell, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Bowie, Briscoe, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Collingsworth, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crockett, Crosby, Dallam, Dallas, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Delta, Denton, Dickens, Donley, Eastland, Ector, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Franklin, Gaines, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Grayson, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Henderson, Hill, Hockley, Hood, Hopkins, Howard, Hunt, Hutchinson, Irion, Jack, Johnson, Jones, Kaufman, Kent, Kerr, Kimble, King, Knox, Lamar, Lamb, Lampasas, Limestone, Lipscomb, Llano, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mason, McCulloch, McLennan, Menard, Midland, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Moore, Motley, Navarro, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Palo Pinto, Parker, Parmer, Potter, Rains, Randall, Reagan, Red River, Roberts, Rockwall, Runnels, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Sherman, Somervell, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Tarrant, Taylor, Terry, Throckmorton, Titus, Tom Green, Travis, Upton, Van Zandt, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, Wood, Yoakum, and Young.

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Gov. Perry Presents Cognizant STEM Grant to Texas A&M

December 2, 2013

“In Texas, employers don’t have to worry about whether they’ll have the talent and skill available to fill the jobs they’re creating, because we’ve built a world-class workforce – including right here in College Station,” Gov. Perry said. “By emphasizing the core subjects of science, technology, engineering and math, we can accelerate the pace of our high-tech education, expand opportunity for the young people of our state and strengthen our state's workforce of the future.”

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