They are this summer's odd couple: Gov. Rick Perry and his lawyer, Tony Buzbee.Full Story
James Richard "Rick" Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, was sworn in as the state's 47th chief executive on Dec. 21, 2000, replacing then-Gov. George W. Bush upon his ascendancy to the White House. Perry was elected to a four-year term in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010. On July 8, 2013, Perry announced he would not ...
The arrival of the Texas National Guard to the border has been met with praise by some who say the state is taking the lead in securing the border while the federal government falls flat in its mission. But others say the deployment is overkill that only serves to hamper the local economy.Full Story
This is the time of a political year when voters start — slowly — to pay attention to the candidates, issues and arguments ahead of a general election. But this year, there is something else to watch instead: An indicted governor and an unsympathetic prosecutor are hogging the spotlight.Full Story
Team Perry on Monday began what it hopes to be a swift effort to nullify the felony indictments brought against the governor earlier this month.Full Story
Accusations about criminalizing politics go hand in hand with indictments of political figures. But prosecutors in Travis County have fumbled enough big cases to give the officeholders they chase some room for argument. Gov. Rick Perry is the latest in a long line of public officials to cry politics when the grand juries issue indictments.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry has attacked the premise of his indictment as politically motivated “farce.” At Republican gatherings in this crucial primary state, where Perry opinion ahead of a possible presidential run, it was hard to find folks who disagreed with his take on the charges. And some wore that viewpoint – literally.Full Story
Gov. Rick Perry's camp says it has no plans to tap campaign funds to cover the $80,000 that the state has earmarked to pay the governor's initial legal defense fees.Full Story
From the charges to a post-booking ice cream stop, we recap the headlines since a Travis County grand jury handed down an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry related to his threat to veto funding for the state’s public integrity unit.
Disclosure: Tony Buzbee was a major donor to The Texas Tribune in 2012. A complete list of Texas Tribune donors and sponsors can be viewed here.Full Story
If Gov. Rick Perry decides to make another run for president, he will be more prepared this time around, he said Friday, kicking off a short swing through a crucial early primary state. Texas’ longest-serving governor is scheduled to mingle with New Hampshire Republicans at six events through Saturday.Full Story
A lawyer for Gov. Rick Perry told a judge Friday that he will challenge felony charges that arose from Gov. Rick Perry's threat to veto state funding for public corruption prosecutions if Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg would not resign in the wake of a drunk-driving conviction.
After a week of defiance, press conferences and an unusual rally to mark his booking on felony charges, Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team makes its first courtroom appearance on Friday, kicking off the more mundane legal process that could begin to offer a better glimpse at the case against the governor.
The state investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, or CPRIT, had nothing to do with Gov. Rick Perry's veto of $7.5 million in funds earmarked for the Public Integrity Unit of the Travis County district attorney's office, defense attorneys for the governor said Thursday.Full Story
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, facing felony charges related to his threat to veto funding for the state's public integrity unit, has assembled his legal defense dream team. Here's a look at the strengths and stats of both the attorneys representing him and the prosecutor appointed to investigate him.Full Story
UPDATED: Gov. Rick Perry, who has been using taxpayer dollars to pay the defense lawyers fighting his felony indictments, will tap campaign funds from now on, his spokesman said Wednesday night. "This is an assault on the Constitution," the spokesman said. "We don't want it to be an assault on the taxpayers as well."Full Story
As Gov. Rick Perry had his mugshot taken and told supporters he would fight the charges, the first lady was recovering from foot surgery.Full Story