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 ...

Chevron was expected to build an office building at 1600 Louisiana Street in downtown Houston. More than two years after receiving state support for the project, company company officials say they have no plans to build the tower in the near future.
Chevron was expected to build an office building at 1600 Louisiana Street in downtown Houston. More than two years after receiving state support for the project, company company officials say they have no plans to build the tower in the near future.

Years Later, Benefits from State Subsidy to Chevron Hard to Find

Texas announced in 2013 it was giving Chevron millions of dollars toward building a new office tower in Houston and creating 1,752 jobs. More than two years later, the building site remains a grassy lot and Chevron has laid off hundreds of workers. Yet the company is still in compliance with its state subsidy, according to Gov. Greg Abbott's office.

Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin hours after the state's highest criminal court dismissed the remaining indictment against him in a case related to a veto threat against the Travis County district attorney.
Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin hours after the state's highest criminal court dismissed the remaining indictment against him in a case related to a veto threat against the Travis County district attorney.

Rick Perry's Criminal Case Officially Dismissed

The criminal case against former Gov. Rick Perry was officially dismissed on Wednesday, weeks after the Texas' highest criminal court ordered that it be dropped. The case had centered on a 2013 veto threat. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled in February that prosecuting Perry over his action violates the separation of powers provision of the Texas Constitution.

Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke to reporters on Jan. 26, 2016, in Albia, Iowa. Perry, a former 2016 candidate for president, endorsed Cruz's presidential bid on Jan. 25, 2016.
Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke to reporters on Jan. 26, 2016, in Albia, Iowa. Perry, a former 2016 candidate for president, endorsed Cruz's presidential bid on Jan. 25, 2016.

No Record of Rick Perry Voting in Texas Republican Primary

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have stumped for Ted Cruz for president, but there's no record he voted in this year's Republican primary in Texas. A spokesman for Perry suggested his ballot may have been lost in the mail.

Businessman Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at the GOP presidential debate in Detroit, Michigan on March 3, 2016.
Businessman Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at the GOP presidential debate in Detroit, Michigan on March 3, 2016.

Analysis: An Election Theme Seven Years in the Making

One thing has remained true during this political cycle, even as we all watch our early predictions sour: The disruption that has marked the Republican Party in Texas and the U.S. for the last decade is still blooming. 

The 85 mph speed limit on a portion of the SH 130 toll road between Austin and Seguin is the highest speed limit in the nation.
The 85 mph speed limit on a portion of the SH 130 toll road between Austin and Seguin is the highest speed limit in the nation.

SH 130 Toll Road Operator Files for Bankruptcy

A private company that operates part of the Texas toll road with the highest speed limit in the country filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, fewer than three years after the section of the road it oversees first opened.

Video: Houston GOP Debate Takeaways

To many observers, the most contentious debate of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign was held Thursday night in Houston. And front-runner Donald Trump was on the receiving end of most of the evening’s biting attacks. With just a few days left until Super Tuesday —  when voters in 11 states, including Texas, will cast Republican presidential ballots — none of the leading candidates were pulling any punches.

Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin hours after the state's highest criminal court dismissed the remaining indictment against him in a case related to a veto threat against the Travis County district attorney.
Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin hours after the state's highest criminal court dismissed the remaining indictment against him in a case related to a veto threat against the Travis County district attorney.

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Dismisses Rick Perry Indictment

The state’s highest criminal court dismissed the remaining indictment against former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday morning, apparently ending the case that started with his threat to veto state funding for a local prosecutor if she refused to quit her office.

Former Gov. Rick Perry gives the closing keynote address at the the Texas Public Finance Conference in Austin on Feb. 3, 2016.
Former Gov. Rick Perry gives the closing keynote address at the the Texas Public Finance Conference in Austin on Feb. 3, 2016.

Perry Says Texas Shouldn't Sweat Falling Oil Prices

Citing an increasingly diversified Texas economy, former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday boasted about the “Texas Miracle” and said there’s no reason to be overly concerned about the plummeting price of oil.

Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke to reporters on Jan. 26, 2016, in Albia, Iowa. Perry, a former 2016 candidate for president, endorsed Cruz's presidential bid on Jan. 25, 2016.
Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz spoke to reporters on Jan. 26, 2016, in Albia, Iowa. Perry, a former 2016 candidate for president, endorsed Cruz's presidential bid on Jan. 25, 2016.

Rick Perry: Iowa Trip Aims to "Add to the Edge" Ted Cruz Has in State

Long accustomed to traversing Iowa with a cast of local Republicans, presidential candidate Ted Cruz received some new company Tuesday in the form of a fellow Texan: former Gov. Rick Perry.

The GOP presidential debate in Simi Valley, California on Sept. 16, 2015.
The GOP presidential debate in Simi Valley, California on Sept. 16, 2015.

One Year, Two Races: Inside the GOP’s Bizarre, Tumultuous 2015

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There were two halves to 2015 for the Republican presidential race: BT and AT, Before Trump and After Trump. From January to mid-June, the story of the GOP presidential race was mostly conventional. But since then, there were unanticipated twists — some of which included Texans Ted Cruz and Rick Perry.

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, during the gun bill debate on April 17, 2015.
State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, during the gun bill debate on April 17, 2015.

Stickland Race Heats Up Over Pot, Rape Comments

When Scott Fisher announced he was challenging state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, the Tea Party firebrand told him to bring it on. But Stickland's been the one on his heels. Fisher has raised questions about the incumbent's integrity following the discovery of comments Stickland made online about drugs and rape years before he took office.