There are a lot of mistakes in your code:
e.g. font-family:Arial? border-color:#999999; none;text-decoration: ...
Well, I think you can achieve what you're trying using TWO cells into one table row. Put the image into the left cell and the text into the right one. This way it'll more easy to control the position both the image and the text. With a floated image is hard.
Hope that help.