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Perry Declines Texas A&M Building Honor

Dec 18, 2014
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The Academic Building at Texas A&M University will not have its name changed to the Governor Rick Perry ’72 Building after all.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Perry talks yet again about a potential presidential run; watch some cool drone video of fog hugging the Dallas skyline; Arlington ISD apologizes to a student in a wheelchair; and more.

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Gov. Rick Perry is in New Hampshire saying he's preparing to make a second run for president. The GOP hopeful says he'll make a decision in May or June.

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Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry has made his first court appearance on felony abuse of power charges, sitting largely stoically through heated arguments from lawyers.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Rick Perry will attend a pre-trial hearing in his abuse-of-power case, Dallas nurse Amber Vinson defends herself against critics, Dallas Morning News restaurant critic Leslie Brenner will be on ‘Think,’ and more.

Perry Issues New Ebola Monitoring Recommendations

Nov 4, 2014
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Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday he is recommending that the state should implement a new classification system for monitoring health care workers and others returning from West African nations dealing with the Ebola outbreak.

When It Came To Ebola, Control Eluded Texas Leaders

Oct 22, 2014
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When the Ebola virus first arrived in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry greeted the grave news with trademark swagger.

“There is no place in the world, I will suggest to you, that has better professionals, better ability to address this, than in Texas,” he said at a hastily called press conference, one day after Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan tested positive for Ebola while in isolation at a Dallas hospital.

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[We will update this story throughout the day.] The condition of Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse infected with Ebola, has been upgraded to good from fair, the National Institutes of Health announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fall means two things – pumpkin treats and the State Fair of Texas; the Texas Enterprise Fund is under scrutiny; once upon a time, Dallas tried to build a port; and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The special prosecutor on Rick Perry’s obstruction of justice case has some sharp words, Dallas Fed president and CEO will step down next year, a Dallas City Tour bus has questionable art, and more.

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Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to skip his next scheduled court appearance because he'll be out of the country.

Gov. Perry To Meet With Bullet Train Operator In Japan

Sep 8, 2014
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During a trip to Asia this week, Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to meet with the president of a bullet train operator involved in an effort to develop a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, his office has confirmed.

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A tweet from Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power.

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So who's Gov. Rick Perry wearing as part of his bookish new look?

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Gov. Rick Perry’s smiling mugshot ricocheted across the internet last week – and now it’s on a T-shirt.

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Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer.

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Gov. Rick Perry still plans to meet with Republican activists in New Hampshire this weekend.  That’s as his lawyers meet with prosecutors about his indictment on two felony counts in his home state.

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Gov. Rick Perry Calls Indictment 'Outrageous'

Aug 16, 2014
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A steamed Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Saturday decried a Travis County grand jury's indictment of him on two felony counts, saying allegations that he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for the state's anti-corruption unit were politically motivated.

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A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption.

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It’s the presidential race no one is talking about: Two Texas political stars, both testing the waters for a run in 2016 –without mentioning it, of course. Ted Cruz and Rick Perry took their not-so-stealth campaigns to the annual RedState gathering today -- in the heart of America's biggest red state.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the state of post-partum care and treatment 13 years after the Andrea Yates tragedy, the NBA gets its first female assistant coach in history, Frisco snuffs out e-cigarettes in city parks, and more.

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In Austin, Governor Rick Perry announced his plan to send a thousand members of the Texas National Guard to the border.   

“I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault, and little children from Central America are detained in squalor.”

Perry said the troops would help take the pressure off the Border Patrol.

“These additional resources will help combat the brutal Mexican drug cartels that are preying upon our communities and also will help to tear others, before they have a chance to harm our citizens and become criminal aliens within our borders.”

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Gov. Rick Perry is expected to make an announcement about border security this afternoon,  a Texan was one of two Americans killed in Gaza fighting over the weekend, it’s been 45 years since the first sighting of the “Lake Worth Monster,” and more.

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President Obama and Gov. Rick Perry put aside partisan differences, at least briefly, this week to share a helicopter across Dallas and discuss securing the border. The president and the governor then sat down with a group of local officials and religious leaders who are preparing to shelter 2,000 immigrant children who've been housed in cramped detention facilities. 

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President Barack Obama has arrived in Dallas, where he's meeting with local and religious leaders about the immigration crisis on the southern border. 

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Gov. Rick Perry has accepted President Barack Obama's offer to discuss the immigration crisis with faith leaders and local officials in Dallas.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Rick Perry on the border crisis; an open-carry guitar rally; life goes on in Dublin without Dr Pepper; and more.

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A congressional hearing on the rising numbers of unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. from Central America was held in the border town of McAllen Thursday -- and it featured Gov. Rick Perry. 

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry has acknowledged it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views.

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Gov. Rick Perry is back in the headlines again – this time for what he said about being Jewish, among other things.

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