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Texas Gov. Perry wins historic third term

Texas Gov. Perry wins historic third term

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Republican Rick Perry has won an unprecedented third four-year term as governor of Texas defeating Democratic opponent Bill White, results show.
Candidate stumps away from Obama's visit

Candidate stumps away from Obama's visit

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The effect of Texas Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill White's bypassing President Obama's visit to Austin Monday won't be known until November, pundits say.
Kinky Friedman drops gubernatorial bid

Kinky Friedman drops gubernatorial bid

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Satirist and songwriter Kinky Friedman says he's dropped his bid to become governor of Texas and instead plans to run for state agriculture commissioner.
Beyonce donates $100K to Ike relief fund

Beyonce donates $100K to Ike relief fund

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Singer Beyonce Knowles has made a personal donation of $100,000 to the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund, Music World Music and Columbia Records announced.
Houston not happy with FEMA response

Houston not happy with FEMA response

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Houston officials are critical of the Federal Emergency Management Agency about delays in getting emergency relief supplies to Hurricane Ike victims.

Stairwell collapse probed after kids die

HOUSTON, July 18 (UPI) -- The mayor of Houston ordered a probe into a stairwell collapse that killed two children in a building that hadn't been inspected by city officials in 12 years.

N.Y.'s Intrepid project needs more money

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Funding problems plague efforts to turn the aircraft carrier Intrepid into the main attraction of a sea, air and space museum in New York.

Reaction upbeat to merger rejection

HOUSTON, April 28 (UPI) -- Officials and residents in Houston, Texas, said they were relieved Continental Airlines had turned its back on the concept of merging with another airline.

Houston says benzene levels rising

HOUSTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Chemical industry officials deny a claim by public officials that levels of benzene have increased in the Houston region, a published report said Sunday.

White re-elected mayor in Houston

HOUSTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Democrat Bill White cruised to a third term as Houston's mayor Tuesday, possibly setting the table for a run for higher office down the road.

Senate passes defense bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to attach a measure that would extend federal hate-crime protection to sexual orientation to the defense authorization bill.

MLB: Texas 8, LA Angels 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Michael Young had a home run and four RBI Monday as the Texas Rangers edged the Los Angeles Angels 8-7.

MLB: Texas 12, Oakland 9

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Sammy Sosa finished off an eight-run second inning with a three-run homer Sunday and the Texas Rangers out-lasted Oakland, 12-9.

Kennedy Library honors Katrina officials

BOSTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston honored two local officials for helping victims of hurricanes and Katrina.

Floating museum to undergo makeover

BAYONNE, N.J., April 10 (UPI) -- The floating military museum U.S.S. Intrepid is scheduled to be dry-docked in New Jersey for sprucing up and repair work on the 64-year-old aircraft carrier.
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Houston Major Bill White arrives at the 9th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on November 13, 2008. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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William Howard "Bill" White (born June 16, 1954) is a United States politician, member of the national and state Democratic Party, former mayor of Houston, and a candidate for the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election. Prior to serving as mayor, White was a lawyer, businessman and later served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1995. White is on the membership roster of the Council on Foreign Relations.

White and his wife Andrea are the parents of three children, Will, Elena, and Stephen.

White was born and grew up in San Antonio. He is the son of two schoolteachers. He and his wife have helped lead various charitable and civic organizations. White is an avid cyclist and every year he leads Houston's annual "Bike to Work Day." He also created the annual biking event "Tour de Houston" through historic Houston neighborhoods.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bill White."
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