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 ...

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to reporters on Aug. 16, the day after a grand jury indicted him on two felony counts related to his veto of public integrity unit funding.
Gov. Rick Perry speaks to reporters on Aug. 16, the day after a grand jury indicted him on two felony counts related to his veto of public integrity unit funding.

Case Against Former Gov. Perry to Proceed

A judge on Tuesday rejected former Gov. Rick Perry’s attempt to throw out a two-count indictment against him, saying it's too early in the case to challenge the constitutionality of the charges.

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