Longtime Perry adviser in critical condition


BRYAN, Texas (AP) – A longtime adviser to Texas Gov. Rick Perry is in critical condition at a hospital in Central Texas after a motorcycle crash.

According to a report by the Austin American-Statesman, Jay Kimbrough crashed his motorcycle around 6 p.m. Friday. No further information on the crash was immediately available.

Kimbrough has had a storied career in Texas government and has served in multiple posts, including deputy chancellor of the Texas A&M System and assistant director of Homeland Security for the Department of Public Safety.

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He is currently employed with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission working on veterans’ affairs.

HHSC spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman says Kimbrough focuses on treatment for traumatic brain injuries and mental illness, raising awareness that such services are available and looking at ways to hire more veterans.