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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, 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
By United Press International

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

Guard troops bolster U.S.-Mexico border

EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Texas National Guard troops arrived on the U.S.-Mexican border Tuesday to speed up inspections of vehicles attempting to enter the United States under new secur

Repaired South Texas causeway reopened

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Queen Isabella Causeway, the only link between South Padre Island and the Texas mainland, was officially reopened to traffic Wednesday after a Sept. 15 acci

Postponed Texas execution carried out

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A Texas killer was killed Wednesday in an execution that had been postponed Sept. 11 when the terrorist attacks closed the U.S. Supreme Court.

Repaired South Texas causeway to open soon

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday that the Queen Isabella Causeway -- the only link between South Padre Island and the Texas mainland -- is expected to offici

Repaired South Texas causeway to open soon

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday that the Queen Isabella Causeway - the only link between South Padre Island and the Texas mainland -- is expected to officia

Postponed execution set to go

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Convicted killer Jeffery Eugene Tucker, whose execution was postponed for two months by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, was set to re

Postponed Texas execution set to go

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Convicted killer Jeffery Eugene Tucker, whose execution was postponed for two months by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, was set to re
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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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