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Melee mars Texas Tech victory

LUBBOCK, Texas, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Texas Tech Athletic Director Gerald Myers said Sunday a full investigation would be conducted into an incident following the Red Raiders' victory over Texas A&M

Lockheed workers cheer historic contract

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin executives and workers leaped in the air and cheered loudly Friday when they learned their plant had won a $200 billion contract to build the Jo

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TEXAS SCHOOL PRAYER FLAP
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Governor's school prayer creates flap

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A religious rights group on Tuesday called for a letter-writing campaign to get Texas Gov. Rick Perry to rethink his defense of engaging in a school prayer.

Governor's school prayer creates flap

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 23 (UPI) --

Inmate executed for killing man at age 17

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Texas death row inmate was executed Monday for a murder he committed in 1985 at Houston when he was 17 years old.

Inmate to die for killing man at age 17

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Texas death row inmate was scheduled for execution Monday for a murder he committed when he was 17 years old.

Texas inmate pardoned after DNA test

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday pardoned a man serving a life sentence for a 1986 rape and murder after he was cleared through DNA testing.

Texas inmate pardoned after DNA test

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday pardoned a man serving a life sentence for a 1986 rape and murder because he was cleared by DNA tests. Calvin Edward Washington

Air travel closer to 'normal?'

CHICAGO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- CHICAGO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Passenger loads continued to improve Tuesday at U.S. airports three weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks brought air travel in th

Air travel closer to 'normal?'

CHICAGO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Passenger loads continued to improve Tuesday at U.S. airports three weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks brought air travel in the country to a halt but t
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Texas governor activates 400 guard members

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry Friday ordered more than 400 members of the Texas Army National Guard to active duty to provide additional security at the state's 27 commercial

Texas governor activates 400 guard members

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry Friday ordered more than 400 members of the Texas Army National Guard to active duty to provide additional security at about 27 airports in the

Texas guard on alert for airport duty

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry Thursday placed the Texas National Guard on alert to prepare for immediate deployment across the state to help with airport security.

Texas guard on alert for airport duty

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry Thursday placed the Texas National Guard on alert to prepare for deployment across the state to help with airport security. President Bush has c
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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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