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THE 'SPANISH-LANGUAGE DEBATE' DEBATE One candidate's refusal to speak entirely in Spanish became an issue last Friday night in an historic Spanish-language debate between the leading candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Texas.
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Controversy during Spanish debate

DALLAS, March 1 (UPI) -- One candidate's refusal to speak entirely in Spanish became an issue Friday night in an historic Spanish-language debate between the leading candidates for the
PHIL MAGERS

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A RUN FOR THE BORDER Texas Gov. Rick Perry says more than 400 Texas National Guard soldiers will be stationed at ports of entry along the border with Mexico to increase security and expedite crossings.
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THE FUNERAL INDUSTRY The horror story that developed at a northeast Georgia crematorium has government officials throughout the nation wondering what should be done to regulate the funeral industry, how far to go and who should do it.
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Texas Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border

HIDALGO, Texas, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry announced Thursday that more than 400 Texas National Guard soldiers will be stationed at ports of entry along the border with Mexico to increase

Texas Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border

HIDALGO, Texas, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry announced Thursday that more than 400 Texas National Guard troops will be stationed at ports of entry along the border with Mexico. Perry said t

Court to tackle vouchers, executions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court moves back to center stage next week, ending its mid-winter hiatus to deal with such high-profile issues as student vouchers and the execution
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Report: Lay-Bush contacts date to 1994

DALLAS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Former Enron chief executive Kenneth Lay's contacts with President George W. Bush date back to 1994 before he became governor of Texas, The Dallas Morning News

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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.
PHIL MAGERS

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.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rick Perry."
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