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Edgar Tamayo put to death in Texas after Supreme Court denies stay

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Edgar Tamayo Arias, a Mexican national, was put to death Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer almost 20 years ago.

Commission urges Texas to stay execution of Mexican national

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The scheduled execution of a mentally-disabled Mexican national violates international and U.S. law, a group urging Texas to halt the lethal injection says.
Wendy Davis calls on official to resign over payday lending comments

Wendy Davis calls on official to resign over payday lending comments

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is calling on top finance official and Cash America VP William White to step down over comments he made saying the people who take out so-called payday loans are at fault when they fall victim to lenders' predatory practices.
Gabrielle Levy

Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton in a draw, poll says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are neck and neck in a hypothetical White House matchup, a national poll indicates.
Nandita Berry appointed Texas Secretary of State

Nandita Berry appointed Texas Secretary of State

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Nandita Berry as the next Secretary of State of Texas.
Gabrielle Levy

Critics say Texas judge should have sent teen to prison for DUI deaths

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The judge who spared a teenager a prison sentence for killing four people while driving drunk was following Texas law, a retired judge says.

Lawyers seek delay in execution of Mexican national in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a Mexican citizen facing execution next month in Texas have asked Gov. Rick Perry to grant him a 30-day stay.
Chris Christie an early GOP frontrunner for president, survey says

Chris Christie an early GOP frontrunner for president, survey says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is an early front runner in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race, a poll released Friday indicates.
GOP governors try to rebrand party, distance selves from D.C.

GOP governors try to rebrand party, distance selves from D.C.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Republican governors meeting in Arizona not only are trying to distance themselves from Washington pols, but also are urging the GOP to show it cares.

Pro-gun groups want open carry in Texas, but differ on how to do it

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Texas gun owners who want to legally carry handguns in public say they are divided on how to gain public backing for the idea.

Voter ID laws challenged in state, federal court as discriminatory

The controversial voter identification law in Texas apparently didn't trip up many folks during last week's elections in the Lone Star state -- which doesn't count for a thing when the 2014 elections come around, one county clerk says.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Abortion providers say many clinics will have to close in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The day after a U.S. appeals court allowed Texas to enforce new restrictions on abortion providers said they were already seeing the effects.

Texas honors WWII hero Audie Murphy

FARMERSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry awarded World War II hero Audie Murphy the state's highest military honor posthumously in a ceremony in his hometown.

Texan who filibustered against anti-abortion law to run for governor

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, who staged a 13-hour filibuster against anti-abortion legislation in June, said she has announced her bid for the governorship.

Texas drops fight against American-US Airways merger

DALLAS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Texas has pulled out of a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit seeking to block the planned American Airlines-US Airways merger, the state's attorney general said.
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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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