Tag Archives: Governor Rick Perry

Dewhurst Asks for Price Tag to Expand Border Operations

Months after Texas beefed up its border security presence in the Rio Grande Valley and deployed the Texas National Guard there in response to a record increase in illegal crossings, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst wants to know what it would cost to expand … Continue reading

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Multiple Reasons Drive Decrease In Central Americans At The Border

NEAR HIDALGO, Texas —People in South Texas are still catching their breath after the recent surge of illegal border crossers from Central America. That sudden spike has declined significantly since the peak of summer. Cicadas hummed and giant reeds rustled … Continue reading

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National Guard Deploys To Bust Drug Crime In South Texas

LA JOYA, Texas — The National Guard is now descending on the South Texas border. It’s part of a law enforcement surge called Operation Strong Safety. Governor Rick Perry ordered the mission to confront the never-ending flow of illegal drug … Continue reading

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As the Governor’s Legal Team Fights Charges, Perry Stops in Midland

As Governor Rick Perry’s legal team continues its fight to get a Travis County court to drop the felony charges against him, Perry took to the road for an oil and gas company’s groundbreaking ceremony in Midland. Houston-based Occidental Petroleum … Continue reading

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Analysis: It’s Not the Crime, It’s the Politics

So this is what happens when the fox cuts the food supply of the dog guarding the henhouse. A Travis County grand jury on Friday indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts, alleging he abused his power by threatening to veto funding for … Continue reading

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Oil Boom? Try Sonic Boom: Private Space Company Set to Break Ground in Midland

This week the governor’s office announced a $2.3 million incentives package for Space X, a private space company looking to build a rocket launch site in Cameron County near Brownsville. The president of another space company looking to move to Midland says … Continue reading

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Thursday Interview: The Political Calculus – National Guard Troops on the Texas Border

The U.S. Congress is wrestling with competing visions on border security, including the possibility of a federal deployment of the National Guard to the border. But in Texas, where political angst over border security is a water cooler issue, the … Continue reading

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Perry Warns of a “Trail of Tears” From Central America

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday warned that if Central American leaders do not heed the call to stop their citizens from flooding across the Texas-Mexico border, the summer months will bear witness to a “trail of tears” caused by a surge of … Continue reading

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Abbott, Cruz Blame White House for South Texas Immigration Surge

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz held a press conference Monday on the recent wave of illegal immigration in South Texas. Both Abbott and Cruz slammed the Obama Administration for what they’ve described as lax immigration … Continue reading

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