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Perry Not Sure How Long Guard Troops To Deploy

Gov. Rick Perry has visited some of the 1,000 National Guard troops he’s ordered to the Texas-Mexico border but says he does not know how long they’ll be deployed.

08/13/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces his intention to deploy National Guard troops to border. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Gov. Perry Sending National Guard To Texas Border

Gov. Rick Perry says he’s deploying as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border after growing tired of “lip service” from the federal government.

CBS 11–07/21/2014

Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a press conference ahead of the memorial service for slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland on April 4, 2013. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Gov. Rick Perry Calls Second Special Session On Abortion

After a more than 12 hour effort by Senator Wendy Davis to kill anti-abortion bill SB5, Texas lawmakers will get another chance to pass the legislation.

06/26/2013

Vials to be used to collect samples for drug and alcohol testing. (credit: Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Signs Drug Screening Legislation

Laid-off workers in Texas looking to receive unemployment benefits have a new hurdle: mandatory drug testing. Governor Rick Perry signed the bill into law Friday.

06/14/2013

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Perry May Appeal FEMA’s Decision Not To Help West Rebuild

FEMA has denied Governor Rick Perry’s request for a major disaster declaration in West, Texas again.

06/13/2013

Texas State Capitol

Governor Considers Special Session On Highway Funding

Governor Perry and state lawmakers are considering using a special session to deal with the issue of funding new road construction in Texas.

05/28/2013

People gather outside of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Calls Special Session To End Controversy Over Voting Districts

Governor Perry wants lawmakers to approve the voting maps drawn by a federal court in Washington, DC that were already used for Congressional and state legislative districts last year.

05/27/2013

Texas State Capitol

Recapping The 83rd Texas Legislative Session

State lawmakers are sending Gov. Rick Perry a slew of new bills to sign, after pushing through several proposals before the end of the regular legislative session.

05/27/2013

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Texas Legislature Wraps Up – At Least For Now

The Texas Legislature gathered Monday for a breezy day of backslapping, goodbyes and very little actual lawmaking on the largely ceremonial last day of the biennial session.

05/27/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

West Official Says Initial Missing Person Count Too High

It’s been a frustrating couple of days for those who are waiting on word from their loved ones in the town of West.

CBS 11–04/19/2013

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Gov. Perry Calls For Tax Cuts, Conservative Spending During 83rd Legislative Session

83rd State Legislative session gets underway in Austin with a long list of priorities.

CBS 11–01/08/2013

People meditate and pray during a spiritual gathering. (credit: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Texans Join In Silence Friday For School Victims

Gov. Rick Perry has asked Texans to join him in a moment of silence Friday in memory of the 26 victims of the Connecticut school shootings.

12/20/2012

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