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When former Texas Gov. Rick Perry faces the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for his confirmation hearing on Thursday, his first test could be whether he remembers the name of the agency he's been picked to head.

Rick Perry Prepares To Re-Enter Political Arena With Confirmation Hearing

Jan 18, 2017
Shelby Tauber / The Texas Tribune

When it comes to personal stakes, there may be no Trump Cabinet nominee who has as much on the line with his confirmation hearing as Rick Perry.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Former Gov. Rick Perry has resigned from the board of Dallas pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners as he prepares to become energy secretary under President-elect Donald Trump. 

Rick Perry's Energy Legacy Is More Complicated Than You Think

Dec 13, 2016
Abby Livingston / Texas Tribune

As he said farewell to the Texas Legislature in January 2015, Rick Perry couldn’t help but reflect on how energy technology and policy had transformed the state’s landscape — and fueled its economy — during his record 14 years as governor. 

Updated 7:51 a.m. ET Dec. 14 with official announcement of Perry's nomination.

It's a good thing former Texas Gov. Rick Perry once forgot he wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy, because President-elect Donald Trump is nominating him to lead the agency.

Eight Texas Republicans Who Could Serve In Trump's Washington

Nov 9, 2016
Todd Wiseman/Lucas Jackson (Reuters)/Bob Daemmrich

No sooner had Donald Trump shocked the political world by winning the presidency than Texas Republicans turned to a new discussion: How much influence will the Lone Star State have in the next White House?

GOP Sources: Rick Perry Encouraged Michael McCaul To Challenge Ted Cruz

Nov 1, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera/Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Late this summer, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry strongly encouraged U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election bid in 2018, according to GOP sources. 

Rick Perry / Twitter

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Volunteers will read "Moby Dick" in shifts over four days at the Modern in Fort Worth; a Big Tex winner is opening a State Fair-themed restaurant; vegans need tacos, too; and more.

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Former Gov. Rick Perry is joining the new season of "Dancing With the Stars."

Rick Perry To Khizr Khan, Father Of Fallen Muslim Soldier: 'Shame On You'

Aug 16, 2016
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

Former Gov. Rick Perry is defending Donald Trump's war of words with the family of a fallen Muslim soldier, saying the father "struck the first blow" against the Republican presidential nominee and is not above criticism in return. 

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