Legislators considering ethanol rollback

Legislators considering ethanol rollback

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Washington legislators are reconsidering federal mandates on ethanol production that has been linked to rising food costs, various lawmakers said.

Food and fuel prices linked, experts say

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The increased use of corn for ethanol production has linked the economies of food and fuel, neither of which are dropping in price, policy experts said.

Gov. Perry seeks ethanol waiver

AUSTIN, Texas, April 27 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeking a waiver on a federal ethanol mandate.

Perry praises ruling on lethal injections

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry applauded a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld lethal injections and cleared the way for 36 states to resume executions.

StarVision Technologies awarded Texas ETF

HOUSTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced aerospace research company StarVision Technologies Inc. has received a Texas Emerging Technology Fund award.

Judge upholds Texas 'moment of silence'

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. federal judge upheld Texas' required moment of silence at the beginning of each school day.

Texas Cardinal opposes immigration issues

HOUSTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A newly elevated Roman Catholic cardinal, the first from Texas, said a U.S. immigration policy targeting illegal immigrant workers may fail.

Arrests along U.S.-Mexico border decline

SAN ANTONIO , Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Border patrol says arrests for illegally crossing the U.S. border from Mexico are down nearly 35 percent in Texas and 38 percent in New Mexico.

Hutchison may leave U.S. Senate in 2009

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, said she would like to be governor of Texas but has made no firms plans to run, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday.

Texas governor commutes death sentence

AUSTIN, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry Thursday commuted the death sentence of Kenneth Foster, who drove a getaway car for a killer, hours before Foster was to be executed.

Texas executes 400th inmate

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Texas, brushing aside international calls to abandon capital punishment, Wednesday exacted the ultimate penalty a 400th time, executing a store clerk's killer.

Texas tells EU to hush up on executions

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has brushed aside the European Union's request to halt Wednesday's scheduled execution of a convicted killer.

Accomplice to be executed in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A Texas man won’t know until two days before his execution date whether he will be killed for a murder all agree he didn’t commit, it was reported.

Atheist takes on Texas' Minute of Silence

DALLAS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- An atheist father of three has taken on Texas’ Minute of Silence law, which allows schools to set aside time for prayer or reflection.

Lady Bird Johnson buried in Texas

STONEWALL, Texas, July 15 (UPI) -- Lady Bird Johnson, who was U.S. first lady from 1963 through 1969, was buried Sunday afternoon in the family cemetery at her Stonewall, Texas, ranch.
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Rick Perry
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

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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