Tribpedia: Rick Perry

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 ...

Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to step down after her April 2013 drunken driving arrest, and Gov. Rick Perry vetoed funding for the public integrity unit, which is housed in the Travis County DA's office.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to step down after her April 2013 drunken driving arrest, and Gov. Rick Perry vetoed funding for the public integrity unit, which is housed in the Travis County DA's office.

Prosecutor: Perry Veto Forced an End to Several Cases

Travis County prosecutors said Saturday they dropped several criminal investigations — including one first reported by the Houston Chronicle involving no-bid state contracts — after Gov. Rick Perry vetoed their state funding in 2013.

Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's conference on Sept. 16, 2014, in Austin.
Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association's conference on Sept. 16, 2014, in Austin.

Perry Gives Final Public Speech as Texas Governor

A day after Gov. Rick Perry bid farewell to the statehouse, he spoke to Republicans at a national party gathering in San Diego, where he offered no specifics on his expected run for president — but alluded to the burgeoning campaign.

 

Gov. Rick Perry on the House dais in his final speech to the Texas Legislature on Jan. 15, 2015.
Gov. Rick Perry on the House dais in his final speech to the Texas Legislature on Jan. 15, 2015.

Analysis: Perry Says Goodbye — and Hello

Rick Perry will only be the governor of Texas for a few more days, but as he considers another run for president, his last speech to the Legislature was as much about the next 18 months as about the last 14 years. Some of what he said was just for Texas, but a lot of it sounded like the things voters will hear in places like Iowa and New Hampshire.

Gov. Perry gives his farewell speech during a joint session of the Texas Legislature on January 15th, 2015
Gov. Perry gives his farewell speech during a joint session of the Texas Legislature on January 15th, 2015

Annotating Gov. Rick Perry's Farewell Speech

Gov. Rick Perry delivered a farewell speech to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Thursday. Our reporters read between the lines for you — using the online annotation tool Genius

 

Gov. Perry gives his farewell speech during a joint session of the Texas Legislature on January 15th, 2015
Gov. Perry gives his farewell speech during a joint session of the Texas Legislature on January 15th, 2015

In Last Hurrah, Perry Encourages Compromise

In what some saw as a tune-up for his next presidential bid, Gov. Rick Perry bade farewell to lawmakers with a rhetorical highlights reel of his record-setting tenure, and a call for bipartisanship.

Glenn Hegar (far right) stands with chief revenue estimators past and future. From left: Dale Craymer, Billy Hamilton and Tom Currah, the incoming estimator.
Glenn Hegar (far right) stands with chief revenue estimators past and future. From left: Dale Craymer, Billy Hamilton and Tom Currah, the incoming estimator.

The Brief: The Revenue Man Speaks

Glenn Hegar, the state's new comptroller, today releases his revenue estimate for the next two years, which will go a long way to setting the early tone for the 84th Legislature.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/5/15

Livingston, Daniel and McCullough on the Texas ties in the next presidential race, Blanchard has the latest election results, Aguilar on attempts to slip past border security, Hamilton sits down with the new chancellor at the University of Texas, Hershaw prepares a goodbye for some license plates, Langford with the latest in a state contracting scandal, McCrimmon on Gov.-elect Greg Abbott’s plans and M. Smith on Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick’s priorities, Ura on the legal battle over Texas abortion laws, Satija on the prospects for a controversial Dallas water supply, Murphy notes an update to our Salaries Explorer, and Dehn and Rocha with this week’s political roundup: The best of our best content for Jan. 5 to 9, 2015.

Outgoing Gov. Rick Perry with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Policy Orientation conference on Jan. 9, 2015.
Outgoing Gov. Rick Perry with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Policy Orientation conference on Jan. 9, 2015.

Perry: Three Things I Would Do as President

Gov. Rick Perry joked about his "oops" moment when asked Friday for the first three things he would do as president to strengthen the U.S. economy. Perry also commented on the effect of falling oil prices on the Texas economy, saying the state would emerge as the "epicenter" of a U.S. "manufacturing renaissance."