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

Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

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

Convict gets last-minute reprieve

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, March 21 (UPI) -- Convicted killer Rodolfo Hernandez received a 30-day reprieve from the governor Thursday, only minutes before his scheduled execution for the murder of an undoc


DOING ANYTHING JUNE FIRST? If you're free the first week of June and can finagle a cheap round-trip ticket to London, you might want to accept a very special invitation from a lady named Elizabeth.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Sanchez' Hispanic support key to success

DALLAS, March 13 (UPI) -- Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tony Sanchez benefited from a heavy Hispanic turnout and he could attract even more Latino support in his campaign agains

Kirk, Morales in Senate runoff

AUSTIN, Texas, March 13 (UPI) -- Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk and schoolteacher Victor Morales were headed for an April 9 runoff Wednesday in their race for the Democratic Senate nomination in Texas. Kirk, the first black mayor of Dallas, held a thin lead over Morales, the 1996 Democrati

Sanchez claims victory in Texas

DALLAS, March 13 (UPI) -- Millionaire businessman Tony Sanchez claimed victory Tuesday night in a bitter battle for the Democratic nomination for Texas governor, but a runoff appeared in the cards for two candidates in the three-way race for the party's Senate nomination.

Latino voter turnout could be historic

DALLAS, March 11 (UPI) -- Latino voter turnout could be historic in Tuesday's Texas primary as Democrats select nominees for governor and the Senate in hotly contested races that include

The Spanish debate

AUSTIN, Texas, March 6 (UPI) -- On March 1, 1836, Texans convened to declare their independence from Mexico.
MARC LEVIN, Special to United Press International

Governor's race spending may set record

DALLAS, March 5 (UPI) -- The deep pockets of Democrat Tony Sanchez, a multi-millionaire businessman, may push spending in this year's race for Texas governor to record levels, a politic

Living-Today: Issues of modern living

CAMP X-RAY The Pentagon says prisoners at Camp X-ray in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, will be allowed to wear turbans but must submit them to periodic security checks.
By United Press International
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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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