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Texas Opts Out Of Federal Prison Rape Law

Texas is one of several states refusing to comply with a federal law designed to reduce sexual assaults in prison, with governors criticizing the decade-old law as counterproductive and too expensive to implement.

05/23/2014

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UT System Regents To Vote On Tuition Rates

University of Texas System regents have scheduled a Tuesday vote on tuition rates for in-state students. The board already voted last week to raise tuition for out-of-state students.

05/20/2014

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UT Regents Delay Vote On In-State Tuition Hike

Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday gave University of Texas regents pause on raising tuition for in-state students ahead of discussions that could have bumped the average semester cost at the flagship Austin campus past $5,000.

05/15/2014

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Gov. Perry: Oklahoma Execution ‘Went Terribly Wrong’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says “something went terribly wrong” during the botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate, but declined to call it inhumane.

05/05/2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Toyota Move Gives Perry Boost For 2016

With eight months left in office, Gov. Rick Perry is away from Texas almost as much as he’s home — hitting the road hard to tout his state as America’s best place to do business.

04/30/2014

Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a function. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Perry Baptized In Same Creek As Sam Houston

Gov. Rick Perry has long revered Texas icon Sam Houston, and now shares a spiritual connection with one of his political heroes — getting baptized in the same creek.

04/29/2014

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Texas Governor Hopefuls Vow Focus On Schools

As Gov. Rick Perry wraps up a record 14 years on the job, his successors are both vowing to prioritize public schools if elected in November.

04/28/2014

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Toyota Moving U.S. Headquarters To Plano

Toyota announced on Monday afternoon that it is moving its U.S. headquarters to Plano. The automaker plans to construct a new campus, which breaks ground this fall.

04/28/2014

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Perry Picks Fort Worth Attorney As New Head Of Sex Offender Agency

Governor Rick Perry on Friday tapped a Fort Worth deputy chief district attorney to head the state’s embattled Office of Violent Sex Offender Management amid questions about who was running the agency.

04/25/2014

A sign sits at the beginning of a road that goes into thousands of acres of Bureau of Land Management land that has been temporarily closed to round-up illegal cattle that are grazing south of Mesquite Nevada on April 11, 2014 in Mesquite, Nevada. BLM officials are rounding up ranchers Cliven Bundy's cattle, who has been locked in a dispute with the BLM for a couple of decades over grazing rights.(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

Amid Nevada Fight, Texas In Its Own Land Dispute With BLM

A Texas land dispute has the outgoing governor and the Republican candidate favored to replace him decrying the same federal agency currently embroiled in an armed standoff in Nevada.

04/24/2014

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Campaign 2016: Texas Gov. Perry Says He Needs More Prep

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he hasn’t made a decision on whether or not to run for president again in 2016. But the governor made one thing clear — he needs more preparation.

04/24/2014

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Texas Gov. Perry Challenges New York Gov. Cuomo To Debate

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is challenging his New York counterpart, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to a debate over economic policy as he ventures onto Cuomo’s turf.

04/22/2014

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