Texas Governor

Rick Perry - Tesla - AP Photo - Rich Pedroncelli

Rick Perry, at Energy, Is Existential Threat to Liberals’ Funding

California liberals who snarled about the ethics of Governor Rick Perry’s regular visits to recruit companies to move to Texas are apoplectic over the thought that Perry could cut their funding as President-elect Trump’s Secretary of Energy.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Texas Lights Up Blue to Support Police

The glow of the Texas Governor’s Mansion bathed in blue light shined brightly to show support for not only the fallen officers in Dallas but all law enforcement officers in Texas.

Greg Abbott with Shotgun

Governor Responds ‘Texas Style’ to Anti-Gun 9th Circuit Court Ruling

Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded in the clearest way any Texan could to the ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that Americans don’t have the right to carry a concealed handgun. The governor invoked Texas’ original response to gun control activists, “Come and Take It.”

Glasses or No Glasses

No Glasses for Rick Perry’s Portrait

The official portrait unveiling for the longest serving governor in the Lone Star State, Rick Perry, was held at the Texas Capitol on Friday. The question asked most often in advance of the unveiling was whether the portrait would show the governor with or without his famous glasses.

Sanctuary City Policies

Texas Governor Strips State Grant Funding from Sanctuary City Sheriffs

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a new plan to strip state grant funding from county sheriffs with a Sanctuary City policy of not honoring ICE detainers. The move follows Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez’s order that criminal illegal aliens in her jail will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine if ICE detainers will be enforced.

Ships

BP to Pay Texas $780M Over Oil Spill

Texas will receive more than $780 million from BP as part of a $20.2 billion settlement agreement with Gulf states in connection with the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill. The settlement agreement follows a federal judge ruling that found BP at fault for gross negligence in the spill, which released nearly 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right, talks with news reporters during a round table talk in his office at the Texas Capitol, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Abbott Meets with Media to Discuss Legislative Accomplishments

AUSTIN, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott said the end of this legislative session brings many of his efforts over the past two years to reality. From the time he announced his candidacy for governor, Abbott has been building and working to implement a “Bicentennial Blueprint for Texas” which he said will mold the Lone Star State to being an even better place to live and work.

2011 Inauguration of Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Texas Swears-In New Governor with BBQ and Ball

AUSTIN, Texas – For the first time since the first year of this century, Texas will have a new Governor. It has been over fourteen years since Governor Rick Perry First took the oath of office filling the vacancy created after Governor George W. Bush resigned the office to become the 43rd President of the United States. On Tuesday, Greg Abbott will take over the reins of the Lone Star State from Perry and begin a new era of leadership.