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SpaceX breaks ground on commercial launch site in Texas

SpaceX breaks ground on commercial launch site in Texas

BROWNSFIELD, Texas, Sept. 23 (UPI) --At a groundbreaking ceremony for SpaceX's planned commercial spaceport in Texas, Elon Musk promised it would transform its small stretch of the Gulf Coast.
Brooks Hays
Federal judge strikes down part of Texas abortion law

Federal judge strikes down part of Texas abortion law

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) --U.S. district judge rules part of Texas' restrictive abortion law is unconstitutional.
Danielle Haynes
Can America be a serious country?

Can America be a serious country?

Ullman: Three tests of America's seriousness: the Ferguson, Missouri shooting; the legal predicaments of Texas Governor Rick Perry; and the Islamic State (IS).
Harlan Ullman
Rick Perry Super PAC selling mugshot t-shirts

Rick Perry Super PAC selling mugshot t-shirts

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Super PAC is trying to turn his indictment into cash by selling t-shirts with his mugshot for $25 each.
Frances Burns
Rick Perry's lawyer seeks dismissal of corruption charges

Rick Perry's lawyer seeks dismissal of corruption charges

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Lawyers for Rick Perry announced plans to seek the dismissal of criminal corruption charges filed against the Texas governor one week ago.
JC Sevcik
Man who spent 24 years in prison for arson murder freed

Man who spent 24 years in prison for arson murder freed

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) --A man convicted of setting a fire that killed his daughter at a Korean Christian camp in upstate New York was released from prison Friday after 24 years.
Frances Burns
Recently indicted Rick Perry calls for more airstrikes against Islamic State

Recently indicted Rick Perry calls for more airstrikes against Islamic State

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Rick Perry called on President Obama to increase airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq, claiming the group poses a threat to the U.S. southern border.
JC Sevcik
Supporters cheer Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he surrenders

Supporters cheer Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he surrenders

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Supporters chanted "Perry, Perry, Perry" as Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived at the Travis County Courthouse to surrender to authorities Tuesday.
Frances Burns
Rick Perry to turn himself in Tuesday afternoon

Rick Perry to turn himself in Tuesday afternoon

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry is set to turn himself over to authorities Tuesday to be booked on felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.
Gabrielle Levy
Rick Perry indictment a 'conspiracy' says Tom DeLay

Rick Perry indictment a 'conspiracy' says Tom DeLay

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Tom DeLay came to the defense of Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday, calling the criminal indictment a "conspiracy" likely engineered by Washington Democrats.
Gabrielle Levy
New Hampshire Republicans still welcome Gov. Perry

New Hampshire Republicans still welcome Gov. Perry

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be given a summons to appear with a court date negotiated with his lawyer, a special prosecutor said Monday.
Frances Burns
Rick Perry won't have to surrender for arrest after indictment

Rick Perry won't have to surrender for arrest after indictment

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Texas Governor Rick Perry will not be subject to an arrest warrant following his indictment on felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.
Gabrielle Levy
Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls indictment a 'farce'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry calls indictment a 'farce'

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 16 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he plans to fight indictments of abuse of power and called the charges a 'farce.'
Danielle Haynes
Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for alleged abuse of power

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for alleged abuse of power

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two counts of abuse of power after allegedly vetoing funding in order to force resignation of a district attorney.
Danielle Haynes
SpaceX launches commercial satellite AsiaSat8

SpaceX launches commercial satellite AsiaSat8

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 5 (UPI) --SpaceX took a break from launching resupply missions to the International Space Station in order to put a new commercial satellite into orbit.
Brooks Hays
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Republican presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry encourages his supporters at a campaign rally on January 2, 2012 in Perry, Iowa. Iowa holds their first-in-the-nation caucus for the 2012 election on Tuesday. UPI/Brian Kersey
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James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. A Republican, Perry was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned to become President of the United States. Perry was elected to full gubernatorial terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010. With a tenure in office to date of &1000000000000001000000010 years, &10000000000000271000000271 days, Perry is the longest continuously serving current U.S. governor, and the second longest serving current U.S. governor after Terry Branstad of Iowa.

Perry served as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2008 (succeeding Sonny Perdue of Georgia) and again in 2011. Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas state history. As a result, he is the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission position (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint someone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas Supreme Court).

Perry won the Texas 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary election, defeating U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Wharton County Republican Party Chairwoman and businesswoman Debra Medina. In the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election, Perry won a third term by defeating former Houston mayor Bill White and Kathie Glass. On August 13, 2011, Perry announced in South Carolina that he was running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election.

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