Governor Rick Perry: Week in Review 3.29.2013

March 24, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry, Some Lawmakers Want State’s Gold Back In Texas

March 25,2013

Bill would allow Governor Perry’s power to travel with him

[Proclamation] Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency

Gov. Rick Perry Names Stephenson as Deputy Chief of Staff & Parsons as Deputy Director of Communications

March 26, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry Announces Major Biopharmaceutical Partnership


[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Four to Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Gov. Rick Perry: The Soul of Our Nation and Her People are Worth Fighting For


Gov. Rick Perry: Texas clear on opposition to gay marriage

Gov. Rick Perry says whatever the Supreme Court does, he’s still against same-sex marriage

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Vandergriff to Texas Transportation Commission

March 27, 2013

Cornyn, Cruz to join Perry to rally against Texas Medicaid expansion

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Reappoints Novak to Texas Facilities Commission

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Reappoints Anderson and Osterhout to Commission on Human Rights


Governor Rick Perry: Week in Review 3.22.2013

March 18, 2013

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Reappoints Bingham and Keig to Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

March 19, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry: Texas’ Economy Allows Employers to Compete on a Global Scale

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Expanding Higher Education Opportunities in South Texas

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Clamp as Presiding Officer of Alamo Regional Mobility Authority

Governor Rick Perry not happy with Madonna for wearing Boy Scout outfit to GLAAD

Rick Perry Will Announce on 2016 Bid Later This Year


March 20, 2013

Rick Perry: The Presidential Candidate Ahead of His Time

March 21, 2013

Texas Governor and First Lady Honor Women Serving in the 83rd Legislature

Thank You Brazoria County!

March 22, 2013

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board

Governor Rick Perry: Week in Review 3.15.2013

March 11, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry Presents Governor’s Award for Historical Commission to Old Spanish Missions Inc

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the Passing of Borah Van Dormolen

March 12, 2013

TSTA Poll: Texans happy with Gov. Perry, Republican Legislature

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Four to Texas Violent Gang Task Force

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Reappoints Bauer and Gonzales to Council on Sex Offender Treatment

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Names Hodde Chair of Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying

March 13, 2013

Statement About HB 10

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Four to Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Names Braden Chair of State Pension Review Board

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Four to State Board for Educator Certification

March 14, 2013

Governor Rick Perry’s CPAC 2013 speech

Gov. Rick Perry on Your World w/ Cavuto: Obama is ‘playing with fire’

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Advisory Board

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Four to Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders

March 15, 2013

In a letter to Texas Congressional delegation, Gov. Rick Perry reaffirms stand against Medicaid expansion

Sen. John Cornyn, Gov. Rick Perry meet in Washington

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Texas A&M University System Board of Regents

Governor Rick Perry: Week in Review 3.08.2013

March 4, 2013

Governor Rick Perry’s Birthday!

Texas Wins Site Selection Magazine’s 2012 Governor’s Cup for Most New, Expanded Corporate Facilities

Gov. Perry: Release of Criminal Aliens into our Communities is Unconscionable

March 5, 2013

Statement by Gov. Perry on Bills to Protect Life

March 6, 2013

Governor Perry blasts the ‘federally-sponsored jailbreak’

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Three to Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents

March 7, 2013

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Three to State Health Services Council

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Four to Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Andrade to Texas Workforce Commission

March 8, 2013

Statement by Gov. Perry on School Choice Legislation

Gov. Perry Hosts Venture Capital, Higher Ed, Tech Leaders for Economic Roundtable

Statement by Gov. Perry on Bills to Fund Transportation Infrastructure Projects

The Texas Declaration of Independence (March 2, 1836)





In General Convention,

at the town of Washington,

on the 2nd day of March, 1836.

     When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty, and property of the people from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of their inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rules for their oppression.

When the Federal Republican Constitution of their country, which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence, and the whole nature of their government has been forcibly changed, without their consent, from a restricted Federative Republic, composed of Sovereign States, to a consolidated Central Military despotism, in which every interest is disregarded but that of the army and the priesthood, both the eternal enemies of civil liberty, the ever-ready minions of power, and the usual instruments tyrants.

When, long after the spirit of the constitution has departed, moderation is at length so far lost by those in power, that even the semblance of freedom is removed, and the forms themselves of the constitution discontinued; and so far from their petitions and remonstrances being regarded, the agents who bear them are thrown into dungeons and mercenary armies sent forth to force a new government upon them at the point of the bayonet.

When, in consequence of such acts of malfeasance and abdication on the part of the government, anarchy prevails, and civil society is dissolved into its original elements: in such a crisis, the first law of nature, the right of self-preservation, the inherent and inalienable right of the people to appeal to first principles, and take their political affairs into their own hands in extreme cases enjoins it as a right towards themselves, and a sacred obligation to their posterity, to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to rescue them from impending dangers, and to secure their future welfare and happiness.

Nations, as well as individuals, are amenable for their acts to the public opinion of mankind. A statement of a part of our grievances is therefore submitted to an impartial world, in justification of the hazardous but unavoidable step now taken, of severing our political connexion with the Mexican people, and assuming an independent attitude among the nations of the earth.

The Mexican Government, by its colonization laws, invited and induced the Anglo-American population of Texas to colonize its wilderness, under the pledged faith of a written constitution, that they should continue to enjoy that constitutional liberty and republican government to which they had been habituated in the land of their birth, the United States of America.

In this expectation they have been cruelly disappointed, inasmuch as the Mexican nation has acquiesced in the late changes made in the government by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana, who, having overturned the constitution of his country, now offers us the cruel alternative, either to abandon our homes, acquired by so many privations, or submit to the most intolerable of all tyranny, the combined despotism of the sword and the priesthood.

It hath sacrificed our welfare to the State of Coahuila, by which our interests have been continually depressed, through a jealous and partial course of legislation, carried on at a far-distant seat of government, by a hostile majority, in an unknown tongue; and this too notwithstanding we have petitioned in the humblest terms for the establishment of a separate state government, and have, in accordance with the provisions of the national constitution, presented to the general congress a republican constitution, which was, without just cause, contemptuously rejected.

It incarcerated in a dungeon, for a long time, one of our citizens, for no other cause but a zealous endeavor to procure the acceptance of our constitution and the establishment of a state government.

It has failed and refused to secure, on a firm basis, the right of trial by jury, that palladium of civil liberty and only safe guarantee for the life, liberty, and property of the citizen.

It has failed to establish any public system of education, although possessed of almost boundless resources, (the public domain,) and although it is an axiom in political science that, unless a people are educated and enlightened, it is idle to expect the continuance of civil liberty, or the capacity for self-government.

It has suffered the military commandants stationed among us to exercise arbitrary acts of oppression and tyranny, thus trampling upon the most sacred rights of the citizen, and rendering the military superior to the civil power.

It has dissolved by force of arms the state congress of Coahuila and Texas, and obliged our Representatives to fly for their lives from the seat of government, thus depriving us of the fundamental political right of representation.

It has demanded the surrender of a number of our citizens, and ordered military detachments to seize and carry them into the interior for trial; in contempt of the civil authorities, and in defiance of the laws and the constitution

It has made piratical attacks upon our commerce by commissioning foreign desperadoes, and authorizing them to seize our vessels and convey the property of our citizens to far-distant ports for confiscation.

It denies us the right of worshipping the Almighty according to dictates of our own conscience, by the support of a National Religion calculated to promote the temporal interests of its human functionaries rather than the glory of the true and living God.

It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential for our defence, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.

It has invaded our country, both by sea and by land, with intent to lay waste our territory, and drive us from our homes; and has now a large mercenary army advancing, to carry on against us a war of extermination.

It has, through its emissaries, incited the merciless savage, with the tomahawk and scalping-knife, the massacre the inhabitants of our defenceless frontiers.

It has been, during the whole time of our connexion with it, the contemptible sport and victim of successive military revolutions, and hath continually exhibited every characteristic of a weak, corrupt, and tyrannical government.

These and other grievances were patiently borne by the people of Texas, until they reached that point at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue. They then took up arms in defence of the National Constitution. They appealed to their Mexican brethren for assistance. Their appeal has been made in vain: though months have elapsed, no sympathetic response has yet been heard from the interior. They are, therefore, forced to the melancholy conclusion that the Mexican people have acquiesced in the destruction of their liberty, and the substitution therefor of a military despotism; that they are unfit to be free, and incapable of self-government.

The necessity of self-preservation, therefore, now decrees our eternal political separation.

We, therefore, the delegates, with plenary powers, of the people of Texas, in solemn convention assembled, appealing to a candid world for the necessities of our condition, do hereby resolve and DECLARE that our political connexion with the Mexican nation has forever ended, and that the people of Texas do now constitute a FREE, SOVEREIGN, and INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC, and are fully invested with all the rights and attributes which properly belong to independent states; and, conscious of the rectitude of our intentions, we fearlessly and confidently commit the issue to the decision of the supreme Arbiter of the destinies of nations.

Texas Declaration of Independence

Governor Rick Perry: Week in Review 3.01.2013

February 23, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry: Texas Will Never Go Blue

February 24, 2013

Rick Perry Won’t Back Down On Gov’t Handouts In TX

February 25, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry to speak at CPAC 2013

Gov. Rick Perry’s Texas Dominates The Best Cities For Good Jobs

Gov. Rick Perry Activates State Resources as Winter Storm Threatens Texas Panhandle

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Bauer as Judge of 36th Judicial District Court

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Chavez and Tauss to Board of Pardons and Paroles

Rick Perry: Texas Will Always Be A Red State

February 26, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry Announces 100 New Jobs, $1.2 Billion Capital Investment in Brazoria County at Ascend Performance Materials Facility

SFA handprint tradition to include Gov. Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry: ‘Biggest Pipedream I Have Ever Heard’ As Former Obama Aides Launch Plan To Make Texas Blue-State

Gov. Rick Perry Speaks at the National Federation of Independent Business Annual Conference

Gov. Rick Perry Keynotes Texas Business Leadership Council Education Summit

Gov. Rick Perry endorses efforts to reevaluate STAAR exams

Gov. Rick Perry holds firm against texting-while-driving ban

Gov. Rick Perry: ‘Quit playing politics, Mr. President’

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Reappoints Bordelon as Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation

February 27, 2013

GOP Lawmakers to Stick With Perry on Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Rick Perry’s Chief of Staff Returning to Old Job

Gov. Rick Perry Announces Marty and Morrissey as New Leadership Team

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the Death of American Pianist Van Cliburn

February 28, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry leaves mark on SFA campus

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Reappoints McLaughlin as Presiding Officer of Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Five to Texas Juvenile Justice Board

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Reappoints Horton as Presiding Officer of Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Reappoints Wilkerson as Presiding Officer of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Rick Perry Fast Facts

March 1, 2013

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Philibert and Oakley to Texas Municipal Retirement System

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Reappoints Blackwood and Kinney to State Securities Board

President George W. Bush and Texas Gov. Rick Perry to eulogize Cliburn

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Angelou and Geistweidt to Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Reappoints Darwin as Injured Employee Public Counsel

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Kyker to Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education

[Appointment] Gov. Perry Appoints Meade and Dietz to State Affordable Housing Corporation Board of Directors

Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the Passing of Nancy Lee Bass

Goodbye California, Hello Texas: Gun Retailer Announces Move