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Texas transportation corridors proposed

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry Monday proposed a futuristic 25-year-plan to improve Texas transportation by running roads, high-speed rail lines, pipelines, electric transmiss

Texas transportation corridors proposed

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry Monday proposed a futuristic 25-year transportation plan for Texas in which roads, high-speed rail lines, pipelines and communication lines woul

Ex-Enron official quits Texas post

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A former Enron executive resigned Friday as chairman of Texas' state utility regulatory agency amid a political controversy over his connections with the bankru

Report: Ex-Enron official quits Texas post

DALLAS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A former Enron executive has resigned as chairman of the Texas utility regulatory agency amid pressure over the giant energy company's financial woes, The Dallas Morning News reported Friday. Republican Gov. Rick Perry appointed Max Yzaguirre to the Texas

Analysis: Hispanics alter Texas politics

DALLAS, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A plan by the two leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor in Texas to debate in Spanish is not only historic for the state but another acknowledgment of the Hispanic voter's growing influence in U.S. politics.
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Perry opens campaign for governor

HASKELL, Texas, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched his first campaign for governor Tuesday in the small West Texas community where he grew up.

Perry opens campaign for governor

HASKELL, Texas, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched his first campaign for governor Tuesday in the small West Texas community where he grew up. Perry, who succeeded George W. Bush a

Morales scrambles Texas primary races

DALLAS, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The unexpected decision of former state Attorney General Dan Morales to run for Texas governor left the state's Democrats in shock Thursday. Morales was expected to run for the U.S. Senate.
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Longer holiday waits expected at border

EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Travelers were urged Friday to plan to spend more time than usual crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this holiday season due to stepped-up security.

Texas school threat found 'not credible'

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A threat made public earlier this week against unspecified Texas schools was found "not credible" after an FBI investigation, state officials said Friday.

Governor assures Texas schools safe

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry assured Texans on Wednesday that their schools are safe after the FBI reported a low-level, vague threat against them in retaliation for the bom

Governor assures Texas schools safe

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry assured Texans Wednesday that their schools are safe after the FBI reported a vague threat against them in retaliation for the bombing of Afghan

World, US remember terrorist attacks

At 8:46 a.m. Tuesday, people around the world said prayers and sang to mark the exact moment when 19 hijackers turned four commercial aircraft into guided missi
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Vets remember Pearl Harbor

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Former President George Bush told more than 300 survivors of Pearl Harbor on Friday that they provide America with the "endless reservoir of confidence" that wi
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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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