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 ...

Governor Rick Perry closes "The Response" with a short prayer and thank you for people attending the prayer rally in Houston on August 6, 2011.
Governor Rick Perry closes "The Response" with a short prayer and thank you for people attending the prayer rally in Houston on August 6, 2011.

With The Response Over, What's Next for Perry?

With Gov. Rick Perry's much-hyped — and highly attended — prayer event over, Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports that some say the governor's big announcement could come as soon as this week.

Governor Rick Perry addresses "The Response" at Reliant Stadium in Houston on August 6, 2011.
Governor Rick Perry addresses "The Response" at Reliant Stadium in Houston on August 6, 2011.

More Than 30,000 Pack Perry's Prayer Rally

More than 30,000 worshipers poured into Reliant Stadium Saturday, staging a boisterous prayer meeting with gospel music and Christian rock, emotional sermons and perhaps a political boost for the man who started it all: likely presidential candidate Rick Perry, the governor of Texas.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 8/1/11

Aguilar on the denial of asylum petitions by border judges, Galbraith on the history of wind, Grissom talks to the head of the Jail Standards Commission, Hamilton on plans for the state's new online university, Murphy and Ramsey on political warchests at midyear, Philpott on Texas' trucker shortage, Ramsey talks data privacy and abortion with Susan Combs, Ramshaw on the Rick Perry's experimental adult stem cell procedure, Root on the response to The Response, M. Smith on the country's could-be next first lady and Tan on a few of the ways Texas will change on Sept. 1: The best of our best content from Aug. 1 to 5, 2011.

First Lady Anita Perry (l) and Rick Perry during the inaugural parade on January 21, 2003.
First Lady Anita Perry (l) and Rick Perry during the inaugural parade on January 21, 2003.

First Lady Who Avoids the Spotlight Faces a Bigger One

Anita Perry first entered the national consciousness as the spur to her husband’s possible presidential run. But a different theme emerges when friends and associates talk about the wife of Texas’ 47th governor: She is not the type to draw attention to herself.

Texas Joins Online University

The announcement of a new online university for Texas, Western Governors University Texas, has united members of the higher education community who have recently found themselves at odds over the future of the state's colleges and universities.