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Help Rebuild the Texas Governor’s Mansion
On June 8, 2008, the Texas Governor’s Mansion suffered a devastating fire due to arson. Even though the Mansion was empty and all its prized contents in storage, the building still suffered significant structural and architectural damage.
You can be a part of the historic effort to rebuild the Mansion. Please consider making a IRS approved* tax-deductible donation to the restoration fund. Great or small, each donation will make a difference in returning the Governor’s Mansion to its former grandeur.
Thank you for donating. For more information, call 1-866-771-5829 or visit TexasGovernorsMansion.org.
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.
Gov. Rick Perry today issued an emergency proclamation directing additional state resources to prepare for a severe winter storm system that is moving across Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry today joined GEICO chairman and CEO Tony Nicely to announce the company will be expanding its Katy operations, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next three years and $8.5 million in capital investment.
Gov. Rick Perry today joined Gordon Coburn, president of Cognizant, to present the company’s $150,000 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grant to Texas A&M University. The grant comes in the form of a three-year commitment from Cognizant and will support the promotion of STEM education programs through the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) at Texas A&M University.
As families across our state come together to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, I encourage everyone to take time to reflect upon the ample blessings that have been bestowed upon us as Texans and Americans. As always, please keep the brave men and women of our nation’s armed forces, serving their country far from home, in your thoughts and prayers throughout this holiday season.
Anita and I would like to extend holiday wishes to our Jewish friends celebrating Hanukkah. We recognize this year’s celebration with special memories of our recent trip to Israel. We hope the Festival of Lights proves to be an enjoyable time for you and your families, and that the blessings in your life continue for many, many years to come.
Texas remains a national leader in job creation, adding 43,800 new jobs in two months according to data released by the Texas Workforce Commission last week. The unemployment rate in October fell to 6.2 percent, declining for the third consecutive month and well below the national rate of 7.3 percent.
Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) awardee Ideal Power today launched a successful initial public offering (IPO) on the NASDAQ capital market, raising over $15 million from its IPO. Ideal Power is the first TETF company to launch an IPO.