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Texas flood damage estimated at $1 billion

SAN ANTONIO, July 8 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, predicted Monday that damage from a week of catastrophic flooding in central and south Texas will reach more than $1 billion. A week o

Federal aid sought for Texas flood victims

SAN ANTONIO, July 3 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Wednesday sought federal disaster assistance for 29 counties in central and south Texas hit hard by five days of flooding that forced hundreds from their homes.

Federal aid sought for Texas flood victims

SAN ANTONIO, July 3 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Wednesday issued a disaster declaration for 29 counties in south and central Texas hit hard by five days of flooding. Perry said he wo

O'Connor named to cowgirl hall of fame

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 7 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who learned to ride and rope as a young girl on her family's ranch, was inducted Friday into the hall of fame at the

Beazley executed for carjacking murder

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, May 28 (UPI) -- Napoleon Beazley was executed Tuesday for the 1994 murder of a federal judge's father in a controversial case that renewed the national debate about capital punishment for juveniles.

Supreme Court denies stay to Beazley

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, May 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to grant a stay to Napoleon Beazley, who faces execution late Tuesday for the murder of a Tyler businessman when he was 17. T

Analysis: Watch how Texas tilts

The conventional wisdom among political journalists is that California today is much like New York State at the turn of the last century: the most populous stat
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Mother asks state to spare son's killer

AUSTIN, Texas, May 15 (UPI) -- Texas pardon and parole officials early next week are to consider the unusual request of a mother who wants them to spare the life of her son's killer.

UPI's Capital Comment for May 6, 2002

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Killer of undocument immigrant executed

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, April 30 (UPI) -- Convicted killer Rodolfo Hernandez was executed Tuesday for killing an undocumented immigrant in a robbery 17 years ago in central Texas. Hernandez, 52, was pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m., shortly after receiving a lethal injection for the murder of 20-year

Killer of undocumented immigrant executed

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, April 30 (UPI) -- Convicted killer Rodolfo Hernandez was executed Tuesday for killing an undocumented immigrant during a robbery 17 years ago. Hernandez was within hours of execution last month when he was granted a 30-day stay by Gov. Rick Perry so San Antonio police coul

UPI's Capital Comment for April 29, 2002

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Feature: Deadliest time for teen drinking

DALLAS, April 16 (UPI) -- For high school seniors, this can be the happiest and most memorable time of the year with proms and graduations, but it also can be one of the most deadly beca
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THE CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell met with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Tel Aviv Sunday and discussed a proposed international peace conference, ...
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Penry faces possible death sentence again

CONROE, Texas, April 12 (UPI) -- Convicted killer Johnny Paul Penry, whose case has been the focus of the debate over the execution of the mentally retarded, will face a Texas jury again this m
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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
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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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