AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - George Prescott Bush is gearing up to run for a little-known but powerful office in Texas, where his family already is a political dynasty. He's hoping a run for Texas land commissioner next year and his Hispanic roots can help the state's Republican Party maintain its... more »
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he opposes his state allowing specialty license plates featuring the Confederate flag, despite his past defense of the historical value of Confederate symbols. Perry told Bay News 9's "Political Connections" and the St. Petersburg Times on Wednesday, "we don't need to... more »
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Lawyers for a black man on Texas' death row want Gov. Rick Perry to halt his execution because an expert witness told jurors black criminals were more likely to pose a future danger to the public.
Perry is the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination... more »
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is defending the death penalty in Texas and says he's never struggled with whether any of the inmates executed during his time as governor might have been innocent. When Perry defended capital punishment, he drew strong applause from the scores of... more »
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry isn't yet saying if he plans to take part in a Republican presidential debate in California or stay in Texas to deal with wildfires that officials say destroyed more than 1,000 homes in a week.
Perry says he is "substantially more concerned"... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican race for the White House is about to accelerate dramatically. Coming up are several debates and events that will testing whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry has staying power and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney can keep focusing on the president instead of his GOP rivals.... more »
DENVER (AP) - GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took Texas Gov. Rick Perry to task over gay marriage in a Denver speech Friday.
Perry said in Aspen last week that he was "fine with" states allowing gays to marry, though he personally opposes same-sex unions. Santorum told about 1,000... more »
Gov. Rick Perry and other top Texas officials on Tuesday announced a legal challenge to the federal government's finding that greenhouse gases are dangerous to people, claiming the ruling was based on flawed science.
The EPA in December issued an "endangerment" finding about carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases,... more »
Special teams of Texas Rangers will be deployed to the Texas-Mexico border to deal with increasing violence because the federal government has failed to address growing problems there, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday.
"It is an expansive effort with the Rangers playing a more high-profile role than they've ever... more »